200 Fifth Ave
|Cross street:||between 23rd and 24th Sts|
|Opening hours:||Daily 10am–11pm|
|Transport:||Subway: F, M, N, R to 23rd St|
|Price:||Average main course: $20. AmEx, Disc, MC, V|
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Average User Rating
4.8 / 5
- 5 star:4
- 4 star:1
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One of those culinary landmarks that others strive to outdo and ultimately try to copy. Despite the crowd and the obvious price hike it’s hard to go wrong with this quality produce and the theater (aka chaos) if you’re in around and around Flatiron. Perfect pit stop for fresh mozzarella, prosciutto and something sparkly.
Eataly is a massive Italian food mecca right in Flatiron. If you want to impress out-of-towners, bring them to Eataly. Besides offering a variety of eating options to satisfy even picky eaters (there's a vegetarian restaurant, a pizzeria, a seafood spot, a rooftop bar with amazing charcuterie), you can show them that New York really does have it all. There's a bakery, a butcher with beautiful red meats, a fresh pasta section, an imported Italian beer section, cookbooks, imported Italian jarred goods, cheeses, produce, fresh seafood. There's a café and a gelateria. There's a wine bar in the center of the whole place where you can stand and sip and munch with your friends. You can take cooking classes at Eataly! The most delicious mushroom lasagna I've ever had, I had at Eataly. Truly, you cannot go wrong with this place.
Eataly is a great place to go to if you have no idea what you want to eat. The food hall and market is packed full of options for every appetite. My personal favorite is wine and antipasti at La Piazza – a space in the middle of Eataly with standing tables. I brought my husband here for a late meal this past weekend, and his eyes lit up like a happy child when he perused the menu. We ended up sharing a large charcuterie platter, clams/oysters and a bottle of rose. Yum. Prices are a little higher than usual, but for the quality, I think it’s worth it. You’re also paying for the atmosphere and experience anyway. One thing to note – both my husband and I are on the shorter side and the standing tables are very tall. I was still able to eat and drink with no issues, but to a passing stranger, I may have looked a little funny slurping oysters.