Best Restaurants in TriBeCa

April 2, 2018
by Zagat Staff

From casual midweek spots to classic establishments to special occasion-worthy restaurants.

TriBeCa · $$$$
Food 4.5 · Decor 4.6 · Service 4.6

“Creativity at its peak” is in evidence at this tasting menu–only TriBeCa “delight” , where a “fun-loving” staff delivers chef Ronny Emborg’s “phenomenal” New American cuisine to diners seated at a kitchen-facing counter; the “unforgettable” experience is “as high as high-end gets” , but to most it’s “worth every dollar” – assuming “you can secure a reservation.”
Sushi of Gari TriBeCa
Sushi · TriBeCa · $$$
Food 4.5 · Decor 3.5 · Service 4.1

The “out-of-body” omakase experience “never fails to amaze” at these Japanese “standard-bearers” from Gari Sugio, long known for their “sublime bites” of “imaginative sushi” ; the “cramped” quarters and “plain decor” are less impressive, but regulars advise “just open your wallet” and “eat at the bar.”
Locanda Verde
Italian · TriBeCa · $$$
Food 4.5 · Decor 4.3 · Service 4.1

“Energetic” is the word on chef Andrew Carmellini’s “grand-slam” TriBeCa Italian offering a “delectable” , all-day menu to a “swinging” clientele basking in its “trendiness factor” ; despite an “overcrowded” , somewhat “frantic” scene at prime times, reservations can still be “hard to get.”
Japanese · TriBeCa · $$$$
Food 4.5 · Decor 4.5 · Service 4.5

David Bouley and Osaka’s Tsuji Culinary Institute present “sublime” kaiseki menus in an atmosphere of “serene” “elegance” at this “splurge-worthy” TriBeCa Japanese, where the “picturesque plates” (including “melt-in-your-mouth” sushi) are also offered à la carte; if you’re really “prepared to shell out” , try chef Eiji Ichimura’s “world-class” omakase at his “intimate” 12-seat bar.
Tamarind Tribeca
Indian · TriBeCa · $$$
Food 4.6 · Decor 4.5 · Service 4.5

The “delight factor” is high at this “stylish” TriBeCa stalwart whose “exquisite” modern Indian cooking is served up in “gorgeous” , bi-level digs where “attentive waiters hover discreetly” ; yes, it’s “pricey” , but the “plentiful” prix fixe lunch is a “bargain.”
Scalini Fedeli
Italian · TriBeCa · $$$$
Food 4.6 · Decor 4.5 · Service 4.6

This TriBeCa class act from Michael Cetrulo matches “marvelous” Italian cuisine with “top-notch” service in a “lovely” , “traditional” setting exuding “Old Europe” vibes; with prix fixe–only menus starting at $75, it’s “not cheap” , but “worth it for a special occasion.”
Korean · TriBeCa · $$$$
Food 4.6 · Decor 4.5 · Service 4.5

“Each dish is a piece of art” at this “high-end” TriBeCa Korean whose “meticulously prepared” fusion bites take “many twists and turns” and can be sampled in “sublime” yet “accessible” tasting menus presented by an “attentive” staff; the subtle, “elegant” space suits the “special experience” , though “you’ll pay for it” when the bill arrives.
Marc Forgione
American · TriBeCa · $$$
Food 4.5 · Decor 4.4 · Service 4.4

This TriBeCa “charmer” from “talented” Iron Chef Marc Forgione “excels in every way” with “superlative” New American cooking and “warm” , “knowledgeable” service in a “rustic” space with “romantic” vibes; it’s usually “mobbed” despite “platinum-card” pricing, so reservations are a foregone conclusion.
Racines NY
French · TriBeCa · $$
Food 4.3 · Decor 3.7 · Service 4.1

Linked to a Parisian wine-bar outfit, this “fine and funky” TriBeCan offers a “limited” but “well-executed” lineup of French market fare accompanied by a “wine geek” –worthy vino list, featuring many “obscure” and biodynamic bottles; “down-to-earth” service and a “mellow” ambiance are other pluses.
Italian · TriBeCa · $$$
Food 4.5 · Decor 3.7 · Service 4.3

“Hiding in plain sight” on the fringes of TriBeCa, this “charming” trattoria delivers a “magic combination” of “savory” Tuscan farm cuisine and “attentive” service amid “rustic” surrounds; the experience is “not cheap” , but given the “high quality” , insiders still consider it a “deal.”
Gigino Trattoria
Italian · TriBeCa · $$
Food 4.0 · Decor 4.0 · Service 3.9

An “unpretentious” taste of Tuscany, these “affordable” standbys deliver “above-average” food from a “friendly” staff; the TriBeCa original has a “farmhouselike” feel while its “off-the-beaten-path” Battery Park sibling offers outdoor dining with “outstanding views” of the harbor and Statue of Liberty.
Wolfgang's Steakhouse TriBeca
Steakhouse · TriBeCa · $$$$
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.
The Odeon
French · TriBeCa · $$
Food 4.0 · Decor 3.9 · Service 4.0

“Historical hipness” clings to this “sexy-smart” TriBeCa bistro that’s enjoying something of a rebirth with the renaissance of the Financial District; “solid” Franco-American fare, a “vibrant” mood and the addition of breakfast service are reasons why it “seems fresher” than ever to its perpetually “cool crowd.”
Takahachi Tribeca
Sushi · TriBeCa · $$
Food 4.4 · Decor 3.5 · Service 4.1

“Creative sushi” and “excellent” Japanese home-cooking basics at a favorable “quality-to-price ratio” earn these neighborhood spots “favorite” status; a “helpful” staff adds warmth to the “nothing-fancy” setups, which “bustle” at prime times.
Little Park
American · TriBeCa · $$$
Food 4.4 · Decor 4.1 · Service 4.1

“Another hit” from chef Andrew Carmellini (Locanda Verde, The Dutch), this all-day TriBeCa American delivers a “beautifully conceived” seasonal menu with “veg-centric” twists in “classy” contemporary digs; it’ll “cost you a pretty penny” , but the “Condé Nast chic” clientele confirms “there’s a good reason.”
American Cut Steakhouse Tribeca
Steakhouse · TriBeCa · $$$$
Food 4.4 · Decor 4.3 · Service 4.3

“A cut above your typical steakhouse” , these “swanky” meateries deliver “regal” chops that “melt like butter” ; with “sophisticated” , “loungey” settings and “pro” staffers adept at tableside tasks (such as mixing “fabulous” cocktails), they’re sure to “impress” – as are the “Wall Street” prices.
American · TriBeCa · $$
Food 4.0 · Decor 3.5 · Service 3.7

“Put your diet aside” for “hearty portions of comfort classics” at these “down-to-earth” Americans, home to “breakfast all day” and “mayhem” at brunch; the longtime TriBeCa original serves round-the-clock on weekends, while its Meatpacking sib is “convenient to the High Line and the Whitney Museum” , making it a “welcome stop” for “tourists.”