When it comes to deciding where to go out for dinner, a restaurant’s interior design is often as important as the quality of the food itself. The dining room design, from the color scheme and lighting to the furniture and tableware, sets the atmosphere for the meal. And there is no doubt that NYC is a foodie town. Currently, 76 restaurants in the city have been awarded with a total of 99 Michelin stars. For top-notch dining in the the Big Apple, take a look at the list below.
Le Bernardin is New York City’s original temple of haute French seafood. Siblings Gilbert and Maguy Le Coze brought their Parisian eatery to NY in 1986, which has since been one of the best restaurants in the Empire city.
Eleven Madison Park
The restaurant’s dramatically high ceilings and magnificent Art Deco luxury interior design offer lush views of historic Madison Square Park. In addition to the main modern dining room, guests can also enjoy beverages from an inspired cocktail menu in the restaurant’s bar area.
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This quiet, romantic restaurant is loaded with awards: three Michelin stars, four New York Times stars, five diamonds from AAA and a coveted spot on the list of Les Grandes Tables du Monde. To rival these distinctions are the spectacular views of Columbus Circle through the huge windows of the luxury dining room. Private dining as well as buyouts of the main modern dining room are available for a more exclusive fine dining experience.
Inspired by the timber homes of Alsace, reclaimed wood beams surround the modern dining room, creating an elegant yet relaxed setting. From the curved, platinum-colored ceiling hang 42 crystal storks flying east toward Kreuther’s native Strasbourg. Hand-painted wall coverings, retro-style chairs and lamp-lighted modern dining tables set with thick white linens add sophistication and warmth to the luxury dining room.
From the soaring coffered ceiling to the refined neoclassical architecture, Daniel is a luxury restaurant that serves as a refuge from the pace of city life. In addition to seating up to 150 guests, the main dining room can be reserved for weddings and other private events. Illuminated by custom Bernadaud chandeliers, the classic white color palette is accented by exquisite greenery by L’Olivier floral and custom artworks by Manolo Valdés.