Famous Restaurants, NYC

New York City is home to some of the world's most famous restaurants. No visit would be complete without dinner at one of these establishments.

The Four Seasons ($80-$100)
99 E. 52nd St. (btw. Park Ave. & Lexington Ave.),754-9494
M-F 12pm-9:30pm, Sa 5pm-11:30pm
Fine American cuisine is served here at the Four Seasons. Reservations are highly recommended, up to 3 weeks in advance for weekends.

La Grenouille ($45pf. lunch, $80pf. dinner)
3 E. 52nd St. (bet. 5th & Madison), 752-1495
T-Sa 12pm-2:30pm & 5:30pm-11:15pm
French dining can be experienced at La Grenouille only if reservations are made. For weekend visits, one month in advance is recommended.

Hard Rock Cafe International ($20 and under)
221 W. 57th St. (btw. 7th Ave. & Broadway), 459-9320
M-Su 11:30am-12:30am
American cuisine is served at this famous restaurant, with larger than average burgers, fries and salads. American Rock memorabilia can be found throughout the entire restaurant. The famous tee shirts range from $16-$20.

Le Cirque ($70-$80)
455 Madison Ave. (@ 50th St., Palace Hotel) 303-7788
M-Sa 11:45am-12am, Su 5:30pm-12am
Delicious French cuisine at the Palace Hotel. Reservations are required.

Lutece ($38pf. lunch, $65pf. dinner)
249 E. 50th St. (btw. 2nd Ave. & 3rd Ave.), 752-2225
M 5:30pm-10pm, Tu-F 12pm-2pm & 5:30pm-10pm, Sa 5:30pm-10pm
French Classical cuisine. Up to one month in advance reservation is advised.

The Rainbow Room ($ call for current prices)
30 Rockefeller Plaza (btw. 49th St. & 50th St., 65th Fl.), 632-5000
American cuisine. Under renovation until March.

Sardi's ($29.50pf. lunch, $41.50pf. dinner)
234 W. 44th St. (btw. Broadway & 8th Ave.), 221-8440
T-Sa 11:30am-12:30am, Su-M 11am-9pm
Sardi's serves American Continental cuisine that's sure to capture your palate. Make a reservation before venturing out to this establishment.

Tavern on the Green ($21-$32)
1 W. 67th St. (@ CPW), 873-3200
M-F 12pm-3pm & 5pm-11:30pm, Sa-Su 10am-3pm & 5pm-11:30pm
Tavern on the Green serves contemporary American cuisine in Central Park. Reservations are required.

Tom's Restaurant ($ cheap)
2880 Broadway (@ 112th St.), 864-6137
Su-W 6am-1:30am, Th-Sa 24hrs
The famous "Seinfeld" restaurant serves your basic burgers, gyro platters and very inexpensive breakfasts. Don't expect superb service here.

Russian Tea Room $25 +++
150 W 57th Street, 974-2111
The Russian Tea Room recently reopened in glitzy decadence. Although reviews are mixed, many still consider this a "must-see".