Staying at the Westgate New York Grand Central Hotel, you’ll be in the heart of the city at 304 E 42nd Street, New York, NY 10017. As of August 2019, the Westgate NYC has added luxe rooms. See details on their website. If you can manage to pull yourself away from the hotel, you can easily access all midtown Manhattan has to offer: nightlife, theatre, art galleries, fine dining, and tours of historic landmarks. Dining out is one of the pleasures of visiting New York. To experience the local eateries of Murray Hill neighborhood, here are the top ten restaurants near the Westgate NYC.
Royal 35 Steakhouse
Lux steakhouse with impeccable food, service, and atmosphere. The use of mahogany, oak, and leather in the decor, adds to the luxurious setting where you can enjoy USDA prime beef that has been dry-aged for 30-35 days. Try the porterhouse, rib-eye, salmon cakes, german potatoes, and green beans. Private dining for events or business meetings is available.
Japanese restaurant that strives for the freshest seafood and professional service. They are focused on bringing Japanese cuisine to the world and sustainable fishing. Their newest venture is fish farming to expand their mission. Try the sashimi, black cod, and gyu-don, and experience the freshness.
Contemporary American restaurant in a 1920’s bank for a unique intimate atmosphere. They have styled the decor after Parisian brasseries from the nineteenth century. They also have a patio if you have your French poodle in tow. Try the Chinese dumplings, angel-hair pasta, hamburger, and fresh fruit martinis.
Bedford on Park
A new-American kosher restaurant, with a dimly-lit ambiance for an intimate dining experience. For a Kosher restaurant, it’s style and offerings are on the hipper side. Try the spare ribs, lamb bacon, cowboy steak, kale caesar, truffle fries, creme brulee, and chocolate chunk cookie.
Spanish Tapas and bar with a vibrant atmosphere. Take a break from the hustle and bustle of New York City and relax the Spanish way, grazing on tapas with a bottle of red wine. Try the steak and charred avocado salad, fried calamari, fresh corn tapas, and sangria. They have plenty of gluten-free, vegan, and vegetarian options.
Vago Restaurant is Italian, with an emphasis on the Mediterranean diet. Vago means “beauty” in old Latin and inspires the cuisine and motif of this New York Italian eatery. Try the Chicken Parmigiano, grilled lobster tail, osso buco, lasagna, beet salad, and tiramisu. Take advantage of their daily specials and stop in on Wednesdays for live Jazz music.
Spice Symphony is an Indian and Chinese-Indian fusion restaurant that has a reputation for having the best Indian food in all of New York and New Jersey. A welcoming staff is pleasured to serve you a sumptuous and vibrant feast, colored by spice. Try the curried cauliflower, Tikki masala, lamb curry, and naan (Indian style flat-bread).
Enjoy a leisurely, classic Italian meal in this cozy neighborhood gem. Try the black linguine, fried calamari, and chicken parmesan. Have the server recommend a bottle from their extensive wine list. One of their secrets to their authentic southern Italian cuisine is home-made pasta and fresh daily ingredients.
Galata offers modern Turkish and Mediterranean cuisine with attentive staff. Enjoy a simple and nutritious meal with vegetarian options. Try the shishkebob, falafel, lahmacun (Turkish style pizza), lamb shanks, and baklava. The private dining room is available for events and larger parties.
Docks Oyster Bar and Seafood Grill
Fresh, well-prepared seafood in a quintessential New York restaurant. It’s a substantial restaurant with multiple floors and maintains a casual but classy atmosphere. If you have got a large appetite, don’t miss the $30 bottomless brunch (including mimosas). Try the oyster bar and the key-lime pie. Great for drinks after exploring the city.
With all of these options and the proximity to the best of New York City, you are sure to have a memorable experience at the Westgate New York Grand Central Hotel. You can try a different cuisine every night depending on how long you are in town- Indian, Italian, Chinese-Indian fusion, Turkish, Mediterranean, Japanese, Spanish, and New American. Enjoy your stay in Murray Hill at the West Gate NYC and happy eating!