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11 Best Restaurants Near Bryant Park NYC To Eat At In 2024 (+ What To Order)

Looking for the best restaurants near Bryant Park? Well, you’re in the right place!

Welcoming millions of visitors every year, Bryant Park is one of the most popular destinations in New York. Apart from its vast, lush gardens, seasonal displays, free daily activities, and the like, the park also attracts people for the variety of food options available around it.

From refined Italian cuisine to steakhouses to good ol’ Shake Shack, there are numerous restaurants near Bryant Park that demand your visit, and the following are some of the best in the area.

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1. L’Adresse American Bistro

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Located across Bryant Park, L’Adresse offers modern American cuisine with a European touch.

The menu is seasonal, and the atmosphere, as the name suggests, is welcoming for people to meet up and spend time together over a meal – breakfast, brunch, lunch, or dinner.

If there’s one dish you’ll regret not ordering at L’Adresse, it’s their Truffle Burger. With a chunky and juicy patty, cheese, balsamic onions, spicy sriracha aioli, and finishes with shaved truffles, this burger is rich and wholesome.

The side of truffle fries really adds to the theme!

If you visit the place for breakfast (which you should!), the Matcha French Toast is a must-try. Made with soft and fluffy French bread, which is infused with matcha, and not just flavored with matcha essence, this classic breakfast dish tastes amazing.

While we’re on the topic of breakfast, we’d like to add that their Eggs Benedict is a 10/10.

Available for brunch, Waffle & Karaage is not your regular chicken & waffles dish, it’s something more refined and elevated.

RAF Coffee, a L’Adresse signature, is an absolute favorite among almost all patrons. The taste and texture of this coffee is close to melted ice cream and is absolutely divine.

What to order: Truffle Burger, Matcha French Toast, Eggs Benedict, Waffle & Karaage, RAF Coffee

Address: 1065 6th Avenue, New York, NY 10018

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2. Bryant Park Grill

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Overlooking the most elegant Bryant Park, Bryant Park Grill offers American cuisine, with an extensive menu featuring something for everyone.

Equipped with the best amenities, like a heated holiday tent, this restaurant is suitable for dining during all seasons and is perfect for romantic dinners.

Start with the Jumbo Lump Crab Cake with Honey Mustard Sauce. As the name suggests, the crab cake is jumbo indeed, and you can definitely find big lumps of crab in every bite.

The honey mustard sauce complements the appetizer really well, without overpowering the delicateness of the crab.

The Crispy Calamari is another hit from the menu. Served with a delicious garlic aioli sauce, the calamari comes fried to crispy perfection, while the inside is still tender and not very chewy. A highly enjoyable starter!

The Steak Frites here are BOMB! The steak itself comes beautifully cooked – tender and succulent, and has a nice smoky flavor, and the fries are done just right.

And you HAVE TO try the Chocolate S’more dessert; it’s sinfully delicious!

What to order: Jumbo Lump Crab Cake with Honey Mustard Sauce, Crispy Calamari, Steak Frites, Chocolate S’more

Address: 25 W 40th Street, New York, NY 10018

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3. La Pecora Bianca Bryant Park

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A popular Italian restaurant in the vicinity of Bryant Park, La Pecora Bianca offers quality, classic Italian food with a modern twist.

The menu is seasonal, and features many of their popular dishes, all of which are made in-house, and served in a modern, stylish, and comfortable setting.

With a wood-fired oven in place, La Pecora Bianca offers some exciting pizza options, and our favorite is the classic Margherita. The crust is slightly crispy and fluffy, and all the ingredients used are fresh and aromatic; wood-fired to perfection, this is one of the best pizzas you can have near Bryant Park.

The Cacio e Pepe Fritters are unique and addictive. They’re crispy, cheesy, gooey, and so good, you could easily eat 20 of them in one go.

The Whipped Ricotta, served with truffle honey and country toast, is beyond delicious. The crusty bread is perfect to dip into the creamy and sweet ricotta.

One of the chef’s signature pasta dishes is Gramigna. This is curly pasta prepared with house-made sausage, broccolini, and chilli flakes. It is simple yet delightful, especially with the sausage.

The Tagliatelle with beef and pork bolognese is another crowd favorite. The house-made pasta is cooked to al-dente perfection, and the two-meat bolognese is flavor-packed and hearty.

What to order: Margherita pizza, Cacio e Pepe Fritters, Whipped Ricotta, Gramigna, Tagliatelle, Olive Oil Cake

Address: 20 W 40th, New York, NY 10018

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4. L’OR Porch at Bryant Park

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Located at the Southwest corner of the famous park, L’OR is the perfect getaway from the hustle and bustle of Midtown, and enjoy delicious food, drinks, and good company. With picnic tables, porch swings, rocking chairs, and string lights, this watering hole is ideal to relax and recharge at any time of the day.

The menu here is limited but with casual and comfort food options, like the Grilled Sliders.

You get two beef burgers (4oz), topped with cheese and grilled onions; it is simple, delicious, and comfort food at its best!

Of course, you have to get a side of fries with your burgers; if you’re there with someone, it’s wise to order a single portion of fries and share because L’OR’s Huge Order of Fries is HUGE indeed!

If you’re vegan, there’s the Vegan Avocado Sandwich, made with fresh ciabatta bread and all things healthy and yum, especially the red pepper relish, which is tangy and flavourful.

The Fusilli Pasta Salad is light yet filling. Tossed in a fragrant pesto sauce, the salad is fresh, light, and satisfying.

The Spicy Pineapple-Mango Margarita is quite refreshing, and indeed spicy!

What to order: Grilled Sliders, Huge Order of Fries, Vegan Avocado Sandwich, Fusilli Pasta Salad, Spicy Pineapple-Mango Margarita

Address: 41 W 40th Street, New York, NY 10018


5. Burger & Lobster Bryant Park

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An international restaurant chain with its base in the UK, Burger & Lobster operates just a stone throw’s away from Bryant Park and is known for serving some of the best burgers and freshest lobsters in NYC.

The restaurant’s Bryant Park space is rustic and elegant, and the food… Well, we’ll leave the long queues to answer that part!

Yes, you have to start with their OG menu items. To commence, their hugely popular Lobster Roll.

Served in the restaurant’s signature toasted brioche roll, which is rich and buttery, you get huge chunks of lobster dressed in golden, creamy Japanese mayo; squeeze some lemon juice on top and get on your way to lobster heaven!

You guessed it right, B&L’s Original Burger is next! The burger has their original beef patty – juicy, chunky, and beefy, and has all the fixings on top including bacon.

Finished with B&L’s finger-licking good burger sauce, this burger is messy, with juices dripping everywhere, and tastes otherworldly.

The Lobster Bisque and Lobster Mac & Cheese are two other dishes that deserve your attention. Both these dishes taste great, with beautiful lobster flavor.

What to order: Lobster Roll, original Burger, Lobster Bisque, Lobster Mac & Cheese

Address: 132 W 43rd Street, New York, NY 10036

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6. STK Steakhouse Midtown NYC

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New York’s STK Steakhouse is a traditional steakhouse, reimagined, with a feminine vibe.

This modern steakhouse is chic, offering a delightful fine-dining experience with amazing food and outstanding service, and most certainly one of the best steakhouses in New York City.

STK’s 10 oz Filet is one of those pieces of meat you just cannot get enough of; cooked to perfection and with a beautiful char all around, this meat is absolutely scrumptious.

Add some STK Bold sauce to your steak for a bang-on flavor.

The Maine Lobster Linguine is marvellous with the incredibly creamy lobster sauce, and the Lobster Mac & Cheese is one side that will make you extremely happy.

The Miso Glazed Chilean Sea Bass is a light and beautiful dish you’ll enjoy. The fish is flaky and melt-in-the-mouth tender, and the miso glaze adds a slight sweetness to the dish without making the flavor of the fish go south.

The Yukon Gold Mashed Potatoes makes an excellent side to the fish and balances the sweetness from the miso glaze with its salty savouriness.

What to order: Filet, Maine Lobster Linguine, Lobster Mac & Cheese, Miso Glazed Chilean Sea Bass, Yukon Gold Mashed Potatoes

Address: 1114 6th Avenue, New York, NY 10036

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7. Valbella At The Park

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Set right next to Bryant Park, Valbella brings to NYC Northern Italian cuisine, along with an impressive wine list and specialty cocktails.

Complete with a rooftop lounge, private scotch room, private wine room, and more, this restaurant is dead set on providing patrons with a memorable dining experience.

To start your meal with something light and delicious, we have two options for you – Calamari Fritti Con Zucchini and Caprese.

The fried calamari is light and crunchy, and the zucchini bites are a tasty addition. Not to mention, the Caprese salad has fresh mozzarella, tomatoes, and basil, making it a simple yet impressive appetizer.

When it comes to mains, you cannot miss the Veal Chop Parmigiana. The veal chop is lightly breaded and fried to make it crispy on the exterior, while the inside is still juicy, and the addition of tomato and cheese on top makes it even more delectable.

Ravioli di Fichi e Foie Gras is an indulgent pasta dish; the ravioli comes stuffed with a balanced combination of rich foie gras and fresh and sweet fig and lays atop creamy and buttery gorgonzola sauce, which adds sophistication to the dish.

For dessert, the restaurant’s signature Napoleon should be on your table. Topped with vanilla cream and almonds, this cake is pure heaven!

What to order: Calamari Fritti con Zucchini, Caprese, Veal Chop Parmigiana, Ravioli di Fichi e Foie Gras, Napoleon

Address: 3 Bryant Park, New York, NY 10036

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8. Ootoya Times Square

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An upscale Japanese restaurant by Time Square, Ootoya’s specialty lies in teishoku, a popular theme in Japan, consisting of a pre-selected list of dishes, including soup, sides, main course, and more.

The interior of this place is calm, relaxing, and family-friendly, and supports traditional family dining.

Apart from their popular teishoku menu, Ootoya also offers an a-la-carte Japanese menu, the highlights of which are:

Chawanmushi – a highly popular Japanese egg custard; filled with chicken, shrimp, and scallop, the eggs are steamed to perfection, and topped with salmon roe, and have a delicate texture and sophisticated flavor.

Katsu Toji – breaded and deep-fried pork cutlet sitting on top of a creamy layer of custard egg and a fragrant broth. What you need is a bowl of rice to clean up this bowl of goodness.

Matcha Anmitsu – green tea ice cream with two types of jelly, red beans, rice cake, and soy milk. This is a fun dessert after a traditional meal.

What to order: Chawanmushi, Katsu Toji, Signature Gyoza Dumplings, Matcha Anmitsu

Address: 141 W 41st Street, New York, NY 10036

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9. Stout NYC

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A popular name among NYC’s residents and tourists alike, Stout NYC is now just steps away from Bryant Park, and carries the same charm as one of the best hangout spots in the city.

With a huge bar in the centre, this place is not only suitable for lunch and dinner but also for after-work and late-night drinks.

The Artichoke, Spinach & Cheese Dip, served with tortilla chips, is enough to keep you at the restaurant, watching your favorite game on the TV, all day long. The dip is warm, creamy, cheesy, gooey, and mouth-wateringly delicious, you’ll be hooked!

If you’re craving a burger, the Stout Burger is a satisfying option. With a perfectly grilled, well-seasoned, and juicy prime beef patty, lettuce, tomato, and pickles, this is a premium burger and tastes excellent with their signature sauce.

When you order the Wisconsin Style Thin Crust Pizza, one topping that should be on it is Buffalo Chicken. It is spicy, creamy, cheesy, and tastes superb.

The Uber Bavarian Pretzel is authentic – salty, chewy, and buttery, and tastes extraordinary with the düsseldorf mustard and cheese dips.

If you’re there for brunch, don’t forget to get their famous Cinnamon Bun. Finished with maple cream cheese frosting and toasted almonds, this thing is pure heaven!

What to order: Artichoke, Spinach & Cheese Dip, Stout Burger, Wisconsin Style Thin Crust Pizza with Buffalo Chicken, Uber Bavarian Pretzel, Cinnamon Bun

Address: 109 W 39th Street, New York, NY 10018

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10. Shake Shack Bryant Park

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New York’s favorite and global sensation, Shake Shack elevates classic American fare like burgers, fried chicken, lemonades, milkshakes, and more.

The Bryant Park location is, as usual, casual and fun, with plenty of outdoor seating, and the smell of juicy burgers welcomes you as soon as you enter the park.

For something small, simple, and straightforward, try the Shack Burger. This burger features a juicy angus beef patty with tomato, lettuce, and tangy and creamy Shack sauce on a toasted potato bun. Yum in the tum!

With the Shack Stack burger, Shake Shack takes the traditional American cheeseburger to a whole new level.

For vegetarians, there is the ‘Shroom Burger. You guessed it right, this is a mushroom burger (portobello), with a crispy fried mushroom stacked with melted cheese and fresh and crisp lettuce and tomato, and finished with the savory Shack sauce.

Of course, to finish the trifecta, you have to get Shake Shack’s popular Crinkle Fries and one of their shakes.

Our favorite is the Triple Chocolate Brownie Shake.

What to order: Shack Burger, Shack Stack Burger, ‘Shroom Burger, Crinkle Fries, Triple Chocolate Brownie Shake

Address: 120 W 42nd Street Suite-Retail C, New York, NY 10036

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11. Angelina Paris Bryant Park

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A popular Parisian tearoom originally opened in 1904, Angelina Paris’ Bryant Park location is its first outpost in the United States.

The place is extremely popular for its indulgent hot chocolate and desserts, and the setting is huge, posh, and elegant.

The highlights here are the same as the original tearoom’s popular items – Signature Old-fashioned Hot Chocolate and Mont-Blanc pastry.

Whether you’re here to enjoy the finest breakfast in town, or just to get pastries to-go, you cannot leave without trying these two.

Thick, rich, velvety, and chocolaty, the Hot Chocolate will be nothing like anything you’ve tried before. And the Mont-Blanc pastry, made with French meringue, and finished with chestnut cream vermicelli, is a divine creation!

Not to forget, the Croissant here is one of the best you can find in NYC.

For an elegant Parisian tearoom experience, order the Mini Viennoiseries. Arriving on a hi-tea style stacked tray would be a croissant, pain au chocolat, and pain aux raisins. These pastries have our seal of approval!

At Angelina Paris, you’ll enjoy the savory dishes as much as the sweet ones, and the Croque-Madame is no exception.

What to order: Signature Old-fashioned Hot Chocolate, Mont-Blanc, Croissant, Mini Viennoiseries, Croque-Madame

Address: 1050 6th Avenue, New York, NY 10018

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How We Create Our “Best” Lists

All Noms Magazine’s “best” lists are created using multiple factors and signals to help readers find the best restaurants, things to do, and places to stay at. Some of these factors and signs include personal experiences, correspondence with locals, and compiling experiences from review sites.

Each list is also created to be balanced (in terms of price, cuisine type, ambiance, and more) as possible. This means that the lists are not specifically created in ranking order. You should be comfortable picking from any of the spots on the list and generally have a good time. But of course, YMMV (your mileage may vary) and everyone may have different experiences/palates.