Manhattan Food Finds: More than Conventional Eats

Dentist’s Money Digest

If you’re attending the Greater New York Dental Meeting this week, you’ll probably work up an appetite. The following options cover all budgets and tastes.

Manhattan Food Finds

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Food is part of the fun of a New York City visit. From the bagels, which some rate as world’s best, to the bustling food halls, bars, bistros and big-name restaurants, New York serves up a brilliant buffet of culinary experiences.

If you’re attending the Greater New York Dental Meeting this week, you’re sure to work up an appetite. The following Manhattan eateries, bistros, wine bars and top-end dining venues cover a range of tastes as well as styles and prices from inexpensive grab-and-go, to casual, plus top-rated and pricey. The mix includes places in the vicinity of the Javits Center, as well as new dining establishments and city favorites.  

The Javits Center Area

Gotham West Market: A great place to grab lunch or dinner to go or to eat on site, Gotham West Market dishes out New York City’s diverse flavors. Zagat rates the place as one of the US’s must-visit food halls. Corner Slice serves up pizza and pastry. Indie Fresh’s food ranges from all-day breakfast to protein bowls of quinoa and lamb; as well as vegan bean burgers, turkey meatballs and salads. Genuine Roadside reincarnates the every town roadside stand by adding tuna tacos, fried green tomato sandwiches and cider braised pulled pork to menu standards such as burgers, shakes and fries. Uma Temakeria creates made-to-order sushi hand rolls and has NYC’s first sushi burrito. Gotham West Market, 600 11th Avenue, between 44th and 45th streets.

Fish Bar at North River Landing, Pier 81: Fish Bar, located on a barge at Pier 81, combines views of the Statue of Liberty and the New York Harbor with cocktails and small plates of Mediterranean-style fare. Savor the scene and the scenery while sharing charred octopus, avocado toast, Prince Edward Island mussels, jumbo lump crab salad and more. Fish Bar opened May 2016. Pier 81, West 42nd Street and the Hudson River.

More New Dining Venues

Stinger Cocktail Bar & Kitchen: Located in the InterContinental New York Times Square Hotel, Stinger Cocktail Bar & Kitchen, which opened October 2016, is award-winning chef Todd English’s first cocktail-focused concept. Pair the cocktails with salmon poke, shrimp dumplings, mini lobster rolls and BBQ chicken nachos. 300 West 44th Street.

Le Coq Rico: Helmed by Michelin-starred French Chef Antonine Westermann, Le Coq Rio, the Manhattan sister to the chef’s popular Montmarte bistro, serves tasty hen, squab, duck, and other poultry dishes plus thick-cut fries and macaroni au gratin. The Flatiron District eatery opened in March 2016. 30 East 20th Street.

Favorites of Foodies, Condé Nast Traveler Magazine

Casellula, Manhattan: Rates as a top cheese-centric wine bar. Try the Pig’s Ass Sandwich, a panino with brined ham and roasted pork, cheddar and sweet pickles. 401 West 52nd Street.

Estela, Manhattan: Recently ranks at # 44 on the World’s 50 Best Restaurants. In a simple setting, chef-owner Ignacio Mattos serves memorable Mediterranean small plates. 50 Best calls out Mattos’ beef tartare with sunchoke. 47 East Houston Street.

Masa, Manhattan: Anthony Bourdain praises Masa, a three Michelin-starred establishment, as serving the best sushi rice in the world. Bring awe and a bundle of money. The $595 per person dinner includes the tip but not taxes or beverages.

Bagels

New Yorkers differ on the best bagelry, but these three Manhattan shops produce some of the tastiest. Ess-a-Bagel, 831 3rd Avenue;  Sadelle’s, 463 West Broadway; Black Seed Bagels, 170 Elizabeth Street; 176 First Avenue; 200 Vesey Street.

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