Manhattan Restaurants near Empire State Building

Our list of the best food near Empire State Building. Our top pick: Eleven Madison Park.
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  • Empire State Building

    Empire State Building

    350 5th Ave
    $23 adults, $20 seniors (62+), $17 children (6-12), free for military in full uniform/children under 5 (tickets to 102nd floor observatory are $17 extra and only sold at ticket office; express line tickets also sold). A legend from the moment it was finished in 1931, the Empire State Building was easily the tallest building not just in New York, but the entire world for many years before being overtaken by another New York landmark - the twin towers of the World Trade Center. With the destruction of those two buildings, the Empire State Building was once again the tallest building in the city, but that lasted less than eleven years. Even as the second-tallest building, though, it remains iconic, and one of the city's biggest tourist attractions. Expect long lines, and a lot of them - you'll have to wait in line to pass through a security checkpoint, wait in line to get tickets, wait in line for the elevators, and then make your way through the crowd on the outdoor observation deck on the 86th floor. One way to deal with the lines is to buy an express line ticket, which will bring you to the front of any line, but it will more than double the cost of your ticket. Another option is to visit very early in the day or late in the evening, when the lines will be considerably shorter. Despite the long lines and inevitable tourist kitsch, the views are excellent and the experience of being outdoors on top of New York City is a great one. Note that hawkers outside the building may try to tell you there is a very long line inside and that they can get you tickets to cut the line for some exorbitant price; before believing them, go inside and check the actual wait time which is clearly written on the electronic boards.
    Garment District food nearby
  • Eleven Madison Park

    Eleven Madison Park

    11 Madison Ave
    Has one of the most beautiful rooms of any restaurant in New York. Long well-liked for its upscale American cuisine and helpful service, it has in the last few years been graced with a new chef who has been getting rave reviews from many quarters. Call ahead for reservations.
  • Aureole


    135 W 42nd St., One Bryant Park
    For reservations, email, call 212-319-1660 or click the Reservations tab above.
    Garment District
  • Keens Steakhouse

    Keens Steakhouse

    72 W 36th St
    M-F 11:45AM-10:30PM, Sa 5PM-10:30PM, Su 5PM-9PM. A New York chophouse with excellent steaks and great bar for pre & post dinner drinks or just drinks. Fine dining in comfortable surroundings. Founded in 1885, the restaurant has an interesting ceiling covered in 90,000 clay pipes which the customers used to smoke after dinner. Pipes were left at establishments, as they were too brittle to transport!
  • Havana NY

    Havana NY

    27 W 38th St
    Well-priced Cuban casual restaurant & bar for lunch and dinner. They serve a variety of daily specials, including Plantain Soup and Suckling Roast Pork.
    Garment District
  • AYZA Wine and Chocolate Bar (Midtown)

    AYZA Wine and Chocolate Bar (Midtown)

    11 W 31st St
    The Perfect Combination of Romantic Restaurant and Elegant Wine Bar
  • Shake Shack

    Shake Shack

    11 Madison Ave
    Shake Shack is a modern day "roadside" burger stand serving the most delicious burgers, fries, hot dogs, frozen custard, beer, wine and more!
  • Keens Steakhouse

    Keens Steakhouse

    72 W 36th St
    Keens has become Manhattan's best known USDA Prime-only steakhouse. Its reputation is legendary, its Single Malt collection equally so.
    Garment District
  • Dos Caminos

    Dos Caminos

    373 Park Ave S
    Modern Mexican Cuisine in the U.S.A!
  • Ilili


    236 5th Ave
    Contemporary Lebanese/Mediterranean cuisine. Brunch, Lunch & Dinner prix-fixe menus.
  • Grand Central Oyster Bar & Restaurant

    Grand Central Oyster Bar & Restaurant

    Grand Central Terminal
  • Blue Smoke

    Blue Smoke

    116 E 27th St
  • Abigael's on Broadway

    Abigael's on Broadway

    1407 Broadway
    Abigael's on Broadway
  • Ichi Umi

    Ichi Umi

    6 E 32nd St
    IchiUmi, the best sushi and seafood buffet, is known for it’s quality and variety of food, value, service excellence and a dining ambiance that is unrivaled in buffets. The magnificent buffet line runs nearly the entire length of block-wide restaurant in midtown Manhattan. The quality and quantity of food available is amazing, including sushi, sashimi, salads, various hot foods, snow crab legs, a
    Garment District
  • The NoMad

    The NoMad

    1170 Broadway
    Coordinates: 40°44′39″N 73°59′18″W / 40.7442°N 73.9883°W / 40.7442; -73.9883
  • Les Halles Park Avenue

    Les Halles Park Avenue

    411 Park Ave S
  • 40/40 Club

    40/40 Club

    6 W 25th St
    The Official Fan Page of The 40/40 Club
  • Artisanal Fromagerie & Bistro

    Artisanal Fromagerie & Bistro

    2 Park Ave
  • SD26


    19 East 26th St
    Elegant contemporary Italian cuisine in a special, seductive setting from legendary father-daughter restaurateurs Tony May & Marisa May
  • Hangawi


    12 E 32nd St
    A vegetarian shrine in another space and time.
    Garment District
  • The Breslin

    The Breslin

    16 W 29th St
  • I Trulli

    I Trulli

    122 E 27th St
    Since 1994, I Trulli has been one of New York's top destinations for lovers of Italian food and wine. Open every day for lunch and dinner!
  • Hill Country

    Hill Country

    30 W 26th St
    212. 255. 4544 Twitter: @HillCountryNY
  • Wolfgang's Steakhouse

    Wolfgang's Steakhouse

    4 Park Ave
    Official website for Wolfgang's Steakhouse in New York City, Park Avenue by Wolfgang Zwiener.
    Garment District
  • Penelope


    159 Lexington Ave
    Penelope is a turtle.
  • Eataly


    200 5th Ave
    Eataly is more than a supermarket with restaurants. It is an energetic marketplace-\-\an opportunity to taste and take home the products of artisans who create the highest quality products at a fair price.
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