Paris has held the crown of culinary excellence in the world for some time, but it better hold on tight because New York is primed on stealing that tiara from the City of Light.
Exclusive restaurants are not just places to eat – they’re experiences that feed your spirit as much as they do your body. Discriminating diners want to spend time relishing an elite meal. You deserve to have it all – decadent food presented in style, an ambiance conducive to relaxation, unhurriedness and unparalleled service from servers who know the menu inside and out.
When you’re in the Big Apple for pleasure, on business or for a particular event like the New York Pride parade, it is great to know where you can go to get a fantastic meal, so we have put together a list of the most exclusive New York City luxury restaurants 2022.
Per Se | French and American Fusion
This classy, beautifully decorated space has a dining room with an utterly amazing view of Central Park. We will tell you – Per Se is a slice of upscale Heaven. If you’re looking for absolute self-indulgence, Per Se is the place to be. And it’s no wonder since Chef Thomas Keller – the chef with the most Michelin stars to his name in the United States – is at the helm.
We recommend: The nine-course tasting menu. The same ingredient is never used twice in the dishes.
Also to know: Per Se has more than 2,000 bottles of wine curated to accompany the dishes.
If you’re attending New York Pride festivities with a few select friends and you’re looking for an exquisitely lavish place to stay, Townhouse Neri is it! With seven well-appointed bedrooms, this home can accommodate up to 14 guests who will all appreciate the exemplary amenities including a lovely outdoor dining area, a fire pit, patio, terrace and BBQ. The townhouse also has a private elevator and staff quarters.
Ai Fiori | Italian and French
You will find this lovely restaurant on the second floor of the prestigious The Langham, New York, Fifth Avenue. The name means “among the flowers” in Italian. Fitting since there is such a bouquet of colors, textures and flavors to both the cuisine and atmosphere here. This Michelin-starred restaurant is unruffled and elegant.
We recommend: Starting the evening with caviar served with gougères, chives, egg yolk, and crème fraiche. For your entrée – Long Island duck breast, rosemary, soubise sweet onion, huckleberry and pistachio.
Also to know: Mixologists create some of the best cocktails. Try Rubies and Roses Milk Punch fashioned from hangar one vodka, citadelle gin, rose petal black tea and ruby red grapefruit. And the wine list is more than 100 pages long!
Jean-Georges | Thai and French Fusion
Famous restaurateur Jean-Georges Vongerichten owns and operates this establishment bearing his name. Located in Trump Tower, Jean-Georges, which has two Michelin stars, is well-known for being innovative with its dishes. A very unique spin on the experience is having the finishing touches of your choice completed at your table. You may order from the prix fixe menu or from the chef’s tasting menu. Either way, your taste buds will do a dance.
We recommend: Wagyu beef tenderloin with black truffles, caramelized onions and potatoes.
Also to know: Jean-Georges supports non-GMO farms. They also proactively search for sustainable, environmentally friendly products adhering to the ethos of clean, natural food.
Wherever elite travelers choose for their vacations, LVH is on board to ensure they get into those dining establishments considered the greatest in the world. Even if it is near impossible to secure a reservation, LVH team members have been known to use their magic wands to attain the seemingly unattainable for their guests. So, if you plan on attending the Pride parade and other Pride festivities in Manhattan, we invite you to contact one of our client relations team members who will begin the planning process for you. LVH will not only arrange the most lavish, five-star, full service accommodations, but will build a bespoke itinerary for you reflecting those things you would like to see and do in a city that never sleeps!