The 10 Best Restaurants In Midtown East, New York City

Photo of Rebecca McCarthy
9 February 2017

Midtown East in New York City is home to many great boutiques and department stores, and MOMA is within walking distance. There are also many incredible places to eat in Midtown East. We’ve featured some of the best.

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Sushi Yashuda

Restaurant, Japanese, Sushi, $$$
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Sushi Yashuda is an upscale sushi restaurant located in Midtown East. Their sushi is selected from all over the world, including of course, Japan. They offer an uncluttered atmosphere with bamboo wood. The chefs at Sushi Yashuda turn sushi making into a science, preparing the rice carefully and selecting the freshest fish. They also pay attention to the ‘energy’ of the fish they select. They design their meals according to their customers’ needs and preferences, so no two meals are the same.

Bukhara Grill

Bar, Restaurant, Indian, Asian, Vegetarian, Vegan, $$$
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Opened in 1999, Bukhara Grill brings flavors of North Indian cuisine. The atmosphere is rustic and creative with Persian carpets hung from the ceiling and cups and utensils brought from India. On the first floor there is a bar and a decorative cascading waterfall. On the second floor is the main dining area with a terrace that overlooks Amster Yard. The third floor is for private parties. A daily lunch buffet is offered and they are known for their flavorful kebabs.

Avra Estiatorio

Restaurant, Greek, Seafood, Mediterranean, Vegan, Vegetarian, Gluten-free, $$$
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Avra Estiatorio is a Greek restaurant in Midtown East offering fresh fish and good service. The restaurant is decorated to look like a villa in Greece. The Kolokithi appetizer is popular, with crispy zucchini and eggplant chips. They also have an impressive wine list.

Alcala Restaurant

Restaurant, Spanish, $$$
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Alcala Restaurant is a Spanish restaurant with a relaxed setting and a back garden. They have a tapas menu in addition to a main menu. Trying the tapas is a good way to sample different dishes. They are well-known for their sangria and their paella and stuffed pepper are popular dishes.

Grand Central Oyster Bar and Restaurant

Bar, Restaurant, Seafood, $$$
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Grand Central Oyster Bar is a seafood place in Midtown East with vaulted ceilings. Their oysters and chowder are popular and they also serve cheesecake and pies. The fried jumbo shrimp plate is another popular dish. They accept reservations for large parties.

Midtown Restaurant

If you are looking for a budget-friendly place in Midtown East, Midtown Restaurant is a good place to go. It is a diner that offers tasty Greek and Italian plates.

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