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Five dining experiences not to miss in NYC

New York has always been the culinary center of America. The extraordinary cultural diversity, the mass of world travelers, and the economic wealth of the city come together to set up the perfect atmosphere for dining experiences without a match.
From small eateries to Michelin starred restaurants, there’s something extraordinary for every palate and every pocket. These are five of the finest dining scenarios in NYC and the world.

Le Bernardin

Eric Ripert is now a TV star, but he’s also one of the most talented chefs on the planet, his specialty: the produce of the sea. Stubbornly French-inspired, his menu is ultra-modern, still comfortable and straightforward. Food is not just plated; every dish is a work of art.
Cooking tuna, salmon, octopus, lobster and other treasures of the sea to perfection makes his food a delight hard to come by. Le Bernardin is committed to sustainable fishing, but they don’t hesitate in sourcing the finest ingredients available: expect caviar, truffles and Tahitian vanilla here and there. Reserved for special occasions, Le Bernardin won’t disappoint.

Per Se:

Since its inauguration in 2004, Per Se, Chef Thomas Keller’s restaurant in NYC has gained nothing but respect. The intimate, serene setting prepares you for a culinary experience beyond comparison.
Even with mixed reviews and doubt, the restaurant retains its three Michelin stars for its focus on pure flavors, high-quality ingredients and Keller’s signature attention to detail. The chef’s menu changes daily; it might take you over four hours to enjoy, by the way. The classics, like Oysters and Pearls, are simply worth your time.

Gramercy Tavern:

You might not think of the Gramercy Tavern as a big, dining gastro-temple, its loud, cheerful environment calls for a more relaxed and casual evening. Don’t be fooled, food is top-notch, and hospitality is the best in the business. You’ll feel at home and have one of the best meals in the city. This place is not just a must see for tourists; it’s packed with regulars. Chicken, pork, lamb or fish, Gramercy Tavern has a broad scope; it’s modern American cuisine at its best.

Del Posto:

Forget about the buzzing NYC streets and enter a refined, old-style Italian restaurant like no other. Joe and Lidia Bastianich elevated Italian cuisine to fine-dining heights without leaving behind the traditions and customs of good Italian food; they serve pasta to share, and portions are generous.
The grand stairway and the impressive wine cellar, winner of a Wine Spectator Award, makes this restaurant an all-rounder. Service is polished and the grandiose decoration unforgettable.

Sushi Nakazawa:

Jiro Ono is one of the best sushi chefs in Tokyo. Jiro's apprentice, Daisuke Nakazawa, was seduced by restauranteur Alessandro Borgognone and the Big Apple’s food culture. Together, they created one of the most impressive sushi restaurants in the New York. The chef sources many ingredients from Japan but holds local, sustainable produce dearly.
The menu focuses strictly on seasonality and freshness. The art of hand-crafting sushi in a luxurious bar with back-leathered chairs is heaven for sushi lovers and seekers of intimate, unique experiences.