Best Restaurants in TriBeCa

October 25, 2016
by Zagat Staff

Here are the top rated restaurants in TriBeCa. 

Bouley at Home
Flatiron · $$$$

This multifaceted enterprise by David Bouley brings together dining and education, offering nine-course dinners – drawing on French and Asian traditions – at counters arranged around cooking stations, where chefs both prepare and serve the dishes. Designed with streamlined wooden cabinets, the setting has elements of a home kitchen, while also providing culinary classes and a bakery in the same space.
Scalini Fedeli
Italian · TriBeCa · $$$$
Food 4.7 · Decor 4.5 · Service 4.7

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 4.7 · Decor 4.5 · Service 4.6

“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.
Tamarind Tribeca
Indian · TriBeCa · $$$
Food 4.7 · Decor 4.6 · 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.”
Japanese · TriBeCa · $$$$
Food 4.6 · Decor 4.5 · Service 4.6

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.
New American · TriBeCa · $$$$
Food 4.6 · Decor 4.7 · Service 4.7

“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 4.6 · Decor 3.5 · Service 4.2

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.”