Best Restaurants in Murray Hill

October 25, 2016
by Zagat Staff

Here are the top-rated restaurants in Murray Hill.

Italian · Murray Hill · $
Food 4.6 · Decor 3.4 · Service 3.7

“Fresh, crispy” bread plus “so many choices” of “high-quality” meats and cheeses add up to “heavenly” , “humongous” panini at these “primo” Italian sandwich shops; just brace for “long lines” at lunchtime, “grumpy” counter service and a cash-only policy, not to mention limited seating ( “take it to go and enjoy” ).
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Japanese · Murray Hill · $$$$
Food 4.5 · Decor 4.0 · Service 4.5

“Flavors like you’d never believe” are found in the “beautifully presented” omakase meals at this modern Japanese in Murray Hill’s Park South Hotel; the “highly original” fare is available à la carte too, but either way expect a “huge price tag.”
Tempura Matsui
Japanese · Murray Hill · $$$$
Food 4.5 · Decor 4.5 · Service 4.5

Tempura goes “high-end” at this Murray Hill Japanese presenting omakase menus starring “deliciously delicate” battered seafood and vegetables, along with small plates such as sashimi, presented in “a lovely progression” by “gracious” servers; “expensive” tabs match the “elegant” (albeit “small” ) space featuring a chef’s counter and booths.
Korean · Murray Hill · $$$
Food 4.5 · Decor 4.4 · Service 4.4

A “wonderful respite” in “honky-tonk” K-town, this “transporting” Korean provides “exquisite” vegan fare that tastes even better in its “Zen-like atmosphere” ; “knowledgeable” service is also part of the “relaxing” package, but “be willing to take your shoes off” – it’s a “requirement” here.
Wolfgang's Steakhouse Park Avenue
Steakhouse · Murray Hill · $$$$
Food 4.5 · Decor 4.0 · Service 4.1

“Masterfully done” steaks “with all the trimmings” lure “business” types and other “enthusiastic carnivores” to these “high-energy” chop shops also touted for their “outstanding” wine lists, “old-school” service and “awesome ceilings” in the Park Avenue outlet; “holler” -worthy noise and “sticker-shock” tabs notwithstanding, it’s a “top contender” in its genre.
Italian · Murray Hill · $$
Food 4.5 · Decor 4.3 · Service 4.5

When an “Italian vacation” isn't in the cards, there's always this Murray Hill “standout” whose “fantastic” classic dishes with “service to match” arrive in “Capri-comes-to-NY” digs (including “sidewalk seating” ); given the “all-around wonderful” experience, fans don't blink at the “pricey” tab.
American · Murray Hill · $$$
Food 4.5 · Decor 4.6 · Service 4.5

“Out of the way and hard to find” , this “serene” hideaway in a Murray Hill office park offers Tom Colicchio’s “sophisticated” New American food showcasing “divine” seasonal dishes sourced from its own herb garden; the “special-occasion” pricing is offset by “inexpensive parking” and a “spectacular” East River view.
Nick's Pizzabar
Italian · Murray Hill · $$
Food 4.5 · Decor 3.5 · Service 4.0

A “step above your everyday pizza place” , these “neighborhood joints” specialize in “charred” , thin-crust pies with “perfect sauce” and some “gourmet flair” ; true, the decor and service are strictly “no-frills” , but they fill the bill for “family” -friendly dining.