New York City reigns as a foodie's paradise. Follow famous chefs to hotspots like Buvette, a Parisian-inspired ‘gastroteque' in the West Village. Savor a prime steak at Peter Luger, a Brooklyn classic. Chef Boulud's haute French restaurant Daniel is rated in Pellegrino's Top 25 restaurants in the world. Indulge in a perfect slice of New York cheesecake at Junior's, or try the pastrami at the famous Katz's Delicatessen. In Queens, enjoy authentic ethnic restaurants, from Mexican to Thai.
On Long Island, watch the fishing boats from your table at waterfront bistros like Dave's Grill on Montauk Harbor. In Riverhead, the 1896 Tweeds Restaurant & Buffalo Bar gets sizzling reviews for bison steaks, rated excellent by Zagat. On the North Fork, Bedell Cellars is the premier winery and one of the wine world's up and coming stars.
At the Culinary Institute of America in the Hudson Valley, you can dine at five award-winning restaurants staffed by future celebrity chefs. Take a seat at FDR's favorite table at The Tavern at Beekman Arms in Rhinebeck.
Ithaca's Moosewood has inspired a series of cookbooks for generations of whole food fans. Another Finger Lakes classic is Dinosaur Bar-B-Que in Syracuse. The New York Wine & Culinary Center, in Canandaigua, is a treat for all tastes. Celebrate culinary innovation in Buffalo. The Anchor Bar is the birthplace of world-famous Buffalo wings and Charlie the Butcher is the creator of the 'Beef on Weck' sandwich. The Taste NY Market at the Todd Hill rest area on the Taconic State Parkway in LaGrange features products from some 15 local farms.
Enjoy our suggestions or venture out and find your own favorites!