Checking out the Neighborhood in Midtown East? Go ahead and read through our top 5 Food spots in the Midtown East Neighborhood (and if you’re still looking for things to do, make sure you also check out our top 5 things to do guide!). Get ready to fill your stomach with some amazing food!
510 Madison Avenue
With multiple locations throughout Manhattan, Empellon brings its unique twist on Tacos and is an absolute must go-to restaurant if you find yourself in the Midtown East Neighborhood. Empellon was established by chef Alex Stupak and his culinary vision brings some seriously amazing foodie treats such as his Crab Nachos with Sea Urchin Cheese.
3 East 52nd Street.
The highly established and long standing restaurant La Grenouille has been serving some of the most exquisite french culinary treats that Manhattan has to offer. La Grenouille is renown for its romantically lit and flower filled interiors as well as its high-class french service. The culinary service at this restaurant is not just a memorable one but it is also a delicacy and experience in itself. We recommend visiting La Grenouille at least once in your time in New York City. Be sure to check out their Menu before you go so you can prepare yourself for some of the best food!
East 45th Street and Vanderbilt Avenue.
The UrbanSpace Vanderbilt is a large and spacious landmark where you can find over 20 featured over-the-counter restaurants including the following: Black Iron Burger, Kuro-Obi by Ippuda, La Palapa, Mr. Bing and many more. The greatest benefit of visiting UrbanSpace Vanderbilt for food is that you’ll most definitely find a food style you enjoy, with food types ranging from Mexican to Japanese to American, you definitely won’t fall short of options!
4- Sushi You
246 East 51st Street.
Tucked away in a Midtown East basement, Sushi You will blow your mind away with its very popular lunch specials and renown Chef “Omakase” options. We’d most definitely recommend that you go with the Omakase option, in which the chef will decide via his experience and judgement what you are most likely to enjoy – in other words, you place your full trust in the chef and let him surprise you! Spend an afternoon tucked away at Sushi You and you won’t regret it.
5- The Grill
99 E 52nd St.
The cool and upscale restaurant “The Grill” is inside the iconic Seagram building – known for its dark and ominous high rise presence in the Midtown East neighborhood. Its majestic interior design, high ceilings and gold finishes create a memorable dining experience as you enjoy an array of choice between seafood and meats, cooked in a unique and old school culinary style. Be sure to try the Filet Mignon and the Honey Mustard Duckling.