Midtown East, Manhattan


The Best Affordable Lunches in Midtown East

Rabi Abonour 2 comments

If you're tired of the same sad delis and fast food chains in Midtown East, we have you covered with the neighborhood's best, most reliable fast and cheap lunches, from deli sandwiches to falafel to Indian street food. More

And Now, a Frozen Yogurt Made With Liquid Nitrogen

Sugar Rush Niko Triantafillou 9 comments

How do you sell frozen yogurt when you don't have an ice cream maker? Easy—use liquid nitrogen. More

BentOn, BentOff

Rabi Abonour 2 comments

You won't want this for lunch every day, but as a reasonably priced meal with lots of variety in two neighborhoods lacking in good food, BentOn is a good option to have. More

Bouchon Bakery's MallowMore Lives Up to the Original

Sugar Rush Niko Triantafillou 10 comments

Thomas Keller's Bouchon Bakery debuts their MallowMore. See if it lives up to the standard of the original. More

Midtown's Ground Central Sells a Greatest Hits List of NYC Sweets

Sugar Rush Niko Triantafillou 3 comments

What if you could access some of New York's best baked goods without ever leaving Midtown East? That's essentially what newcomer coffee bar and lounge Ground Central is doing. More

The Best Food in Grand Central Terminal

Marissa Sertich Velie 4 comments

Nothing works up an appetite like traveling or long commutes, and Grand Central Terminal's cornucopia of quick-service eateries means you're never at a loss for choice. But where should you go for an actually good cup of coffee or a lunch more satisfying than a limp $12 sandwich? More

Mediterranean Sandwiches at Blue Olive Market

A Sandwich a Day Rabi Abonour Post a comment

Blue Olive is a neat place to have near Grand Central for some specialty groceries and a quick lunch. But be sure to check your order before you leave. More

Hunan Manor: A Chinese Gem in the Shadow of Grand Central

Max Falkowitz 2 comments

Hunan Manor specializes in the spicy cooking of east-central China with a focus on all manner of smoked, dried, and pickled meats and vegetables. Less than a five minute walk from Grand Central Terminal, it's a restaurant worth missing your Metro North connection for. More

Big, Meaty Sandwiches at Midtown's Untamed

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Untamed Sandwiches recently opened near Bryant Park, where they're specializing in hefty braised meat sandwiches with a selection of beer and wine. More

Have Your Coffee and Danish All in One

Sugar Rush Niko Triantafillou 2 comments

Coffee and Danish lovers rejoice. Paris Baguette has you covered with their new all-in-one Coffee-Danish ($2.50). The lightly sweetened pastry combines an almond flour dough and a thick coffee coating. More

Midtown Japanese Lunch Fix at Soba Totto

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For your money, it would seem that the best way to navigate Soba Totto at lunch is to head straight for its specialty, its exceptional soba noodles. More

Scoping Out the Sweets at Michel Richard's Pomme Palais

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Is this a hard-boiled egg cut in half? Is it two shots of egg custard? Is a holiday drink? Read on to find out. More

Eclair Bakery Brings More French Pastry to Midtown East

Sugar Rush Niko Triantafillou 7 comments

If a good barometer of a French bakery is the quality of their viennoiserie, then Eclair Bakery, a new outfit in Midtown East, has a bright future. More

Spreads Breathes New Life Into Midtown Sandwiches

A Sandwich a Day Ben Jay 2 comments

Spreads' sandwiches are balanced, flavorful, and inventive enough to excite, but simple enough to satisfy on a regular basis. And given their Midtown location, they have a big leg up on the competition. More

Steakcraft: The Ultra-Premium Steaks of Le Cirque

Behind the Scenes Nick Solares 16 comments

Le Cirque's chef Christian Fischhuber showed us how he prepares both a New York strip for one and the ribeye for two. The latter is cooked in a steakhouse-quality broiler and sliced tableside. The strip can also be served this way, which is of course the purist approach, or in the classic au poivre style, which includes tableside flambéing and is reflective of the grand dining tradition of Le Cirque. More

Paris Baguette Has a New Midtown Location (and a New Green Tea Sweet)

Sugar Rush Niko Triantafillou 3 comments

This dessert is really a cross between a verrine (parfait) and a fruit tart. Two layers of green tea sponge cake are surrounded by a delicious green tea pastry cream with just a hint of sweetness. More

Lavo's Chocolate Cake is a 20-Layer Behemoth

Sugar Rush Niko Triantafillou 4 comments

If you've ever been let down by wimpy chocolate peanut butter cake, this 20-layer monster is the thing for you. More

Where to Eat Near Rockefeller Center and Fifth Avenue (Our Updated Guide)

Ben Jay 9 comments

Whether you're shopping, checking out the Christmas tree, surveying 30 Rock like Jack Donaghy, or just exploring the area, here's our updated guide to good eats around Fifth Avenue and Rockefeller Center. More

There's a Cheesy Gyoza Gratin at Hide-Chan Ramen

Jamie Feldmar 3 comments

The name pretty much says it all —these are Hide-Chan's standard fried pork and vegetable gyoza, topped with a layer of mozzarella cheese (think less Joe's Dairy and more Kraft), then broiled the mozz has liquified and formed a golden, bubbly crust. Embrace the gutbomb. More

Midtown East Is Not a Bakery Wasteland: Honey Pumpkin Cake From Dishes

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If you work in Midtown East you probably know that high quality bakeries are in short supply. Dishes, the breakfast- and lunch-only take-out restaurant is the rare exception. More

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