Scallops at Kingside
Roasted chicken at Kingside
Cauliflower at Kingside
Chef Marc Murphy (Landmarc, Ditch Plains) peppers his New American menu with French and Italian accents at this restaurant inside the Viceroy hotel. In the 104-seat dining room—dressed with caramel leather banquettes and mirrored walls—the Chopped celebutoque dispatches hay-aged pecorino on toast, butternut-squash gnudi and roasted chicken with smoked chickpeas from the open kitchen. The bar program is flush with international wines, with wine director David Lombardo cheerleading halves and quartinos as he did with Landmarc’s renowned half-bottle list. Also on offer are local draft beers (Southampton Double White, Captain Lawrence Pale Ale) and small-batch spirits. Viceroy New York, 120 W 57th St between Sixth and Seventh Aves (212-707-8000)
Via Quadronno 73rd Street
Located just off Central Park at Madison Ave and 73rd Street, Via Quadronno has a menu extensive enough to interest both tourists and locals. In the morning, you might pop by for one of the adorably decorated lattes ($5) and a chocolate croissant ($4). Around midday, the wide variety of paninis—ham, brie, fontina and pate ($13) and prosciutto, shrimp, mozzarella and pink sauce ($13.50) are just two of the options—or a fresh caprese salad ($18.50) might tempt you. For dinner, there’s everything from filet mignon carpaccio ($25) to spaghetti carbonara ($25.50) to veal medallions in white wine sauce ($38.50) to choose from. No matter the meal, you might want to save some room for the tiramisu ($10.50) or a few macarons ($2.50 each)—you know, just in case.
Venue says: “You may have seen us on Martha Stewart TV and Gossip Girl! Famous for our Milan-style cappuccinos and Paninis, celebrities love them too.”