New York City has no shortage of breath-taking sights to absorb — from well-known tourist spots like Central Park and the Metropolitan Museum of Art, to the metropolis' side streets and hidden treasures like the Grand Central Station's Whispering Gallery and the 1st Street Garden. What's more, New York City is currently undergoing an architectural renaissance, only this time through its skyscrapers. These signal the continued transformation of the city's unique skyline, joining the thousands of buildings that make up New York's magnificent concrete jungle. Yoreevo details how New York City has close to 14,000 buildings that are over six stories tall, with the newest on the block being the 995-foot high One Manhattan West. But apart from defining the city's space, these also serve as fantastic vantage points to soak in the sights.
That said, the stunning backdrops provided by these high-rises only serve to further elevate the city's fine dining experiences. Here are some of the most exciting restaurants you can try:
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Start your day at Vu with a delicious serving of spicy Spanish chorizo scramble or their roasted portabella omelette. If you are stopping by at lunch, do not miss a chance to try Vu’s mouth-watering grilled sixty south Antarctic salmon — all of this with the great view of the incomparable NYC skyline in the background.
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The combination of chef Thomas Keller’s attention to detail and legendary designer Adam Tihany’s eye for understated luxury makes Per Se one of the most sought-after luxury restaurants in all of New York. The Official Guide to New York City explains that Per Se’s three Michelin stars are thanks to its extensive wine list, with century-old vintages you should not miss. Apart from that, the restaurant also has panoramic views of Central Park, which you can enjoy while sampling their $325 tasting menu featuring Chef Keller’s divine oysters and pearls or oysters and caviar cosseted in savoury tapioca pudding.
Eleven Madison Park
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Conde Nast Traveler notes that Eleven Madison Park is for a special occasion splurge — and it’s very much worth it. The restaurant serves some of the most unusual dishes you have ever seen, like their savory black and white cookies and celery root with black truffle. They also have a must-try wine list that you can enjoy while looking out to one of the most beautiful parks in Manhattan, Madison Square Park.
View of the World
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Perched on the 20th floor and high above Lower Manhattan, this restaurant serves only the most delectable seasonal American fare. After a meal, you can hang out at the year-round terrace that offers you stunning views of the One World Trade Center and the reflecting pools of the National September 11th Memorial. From View of the World, you would also be able to see the Oculus shopping centre, as well as the Hudson River.
The View Restaurant & Lounge
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The View Restaurant is New York’s only revolving rooftop restaurant — making a 360-degree turn every hour. This means that you get to see an ever-changing perspective of the Big Apple during your meal. The uniquely notable view is complemented by the ultimate dining experience highlighted by dishes made from local ingredients as well as regional produce, meats, and the freshest seafood. There is absolutely no better way to see the entire city of New York than rotating 48 stories above the ground.
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