American cuisine at its best can even tempt those who prefer more exotic fares. With regional specialties like New York shell steak with mushrooms, lobster ravioli, or all american pizza, New Yorkers never need to venture far to get a good meal!
Ambassador Grill ($20-$25 dinner) 1 United Nations Plaza, Park Hyatt Hotel ( @44th St., btw. 1st Ave. and 2nd Ave.), 702-5014 M-Sa 7am-11am, 12pm-2:30pm & 5pm-10:30pm, Su 7am-10:30am & 11:30am-1:45pm The Grill serves contemporary American cuisine that is sure to please!
Around the Clock Cafe ($6-$10)8 Stuyvesant Pl. (@3rd Ave.), 598-0402 M-Su 24hrs Take advantage of the outdoor tables during the summer and the multi-ethnic menu items!
Astors ($12.95-$16.95)316 Bowery (@ Bleeker St.), 253-8644 Su-Th 6pm-1am, F-Sa 6pm-2am Contemporary American cuisine is served here.
Atomic Wings ($9 and under)
This place has American food with better than average burgers, salads and authentic buffalo wings. If you aren't a carnivore, try their delectable veggie burger. "Make wings not war!"
Aureole ($32pf. lunch, $65pf. dinner) 34 East 61st St. (btw. Madison Ave. & Park Ave.), 319-1660M-F 12pm-2:30pm & 5:30pm-11:30pm, Sa 5pm-11:30pm, Su-closedFor luscious American cuisine with a French influence and impeccable service, try Aureole's.
The Back Porch ($9-$15) 488 3rd Ave. (@ 33rd Street, 685-3828 M-Th 11:30am-11:00pm, F 11:30am-11:30pm, Sa-Su 11:30am-11:00pm Here you can find great American/Southwestern style dishes including steaks, seafood and pasta!
The Boat House Cafe ($26-32 dinner, $29.95 brunch) Central Park (@ 72nd St. by 5th Ave.), 517-2233 W-Fr 6pm-10pm, Sa-Su 11am-3pm This eclectic background is a wonderful environment for dining on seafood, salads, and home made desserts.
Jekyll & Hyde Club 1409 Ave of the Americas just north of 57th St, (212) 541-9505Su-Tu 11:30am-Midnight, We 11am-Midnight, Th 11:30am-Midnight, Fr 11:30am-1am, Sa 10:30am-1am
The Jekyll & Hyde Club is an exciting restaurant and interactive entertainment center for the whole family with unique shopping in a bizarre and unusual setting. Their aim is to be the best restaurant-retail-entertainment company in the world, providing great food, friendly service, and thrilling family entertainment to guests of all ages.
Pluck U. ($8 and under)124 Nassau St. (btw. Beekman St. & Ann St.), 267-2468 M-Sa 11am-8pm Started by Columbia University and NYU students, Pluck U's has become one of the favorite "wings-n-things" hang outs for both Columbia and NYU students.
Sequoia ($15-$25) 89 Fulton St. (@ Pier 17), 732-9090M-Th 11:30am-5pm, F-Sa 11:30am-12amSequoia adds a Caribbean twist to American seafood cuisine.
Soho Kitchen and Bar ($12-$18)103 Greene St. (btw. Prince St. & Spring St.), 925-1866 M-F 11:30am-11:30pm, Sa-Su 11:30am-2am Over 100 different wines by the glass to drink with a contemporary American dish. Cheers!
Zoe ($18-$28) 90 Prince St. (btw. Broadway & Mercer St.), 966-6722 M 6pm-10:30pm, T-F 12pm-3pm & 6pm-10:30pm, Sa-Su 11am-3pm & 5:30pm-11:30pm Zoe serves contemporary American cuisine with Mediterranean and Asian accents. Try the crispy noodle-wrapped shrimp!