Gleaming with four-star chefs and gourmet cuisine, the uptown streets of Manhattan are not foreign to lavish dining experiences and high-profile clients. We've put together a round up of some of the Upper East Side and Upper West Side's most exquisite restaurants, perfect for any intimate NYC wedding reception.
Renowned Chef Daniel Boulud first introduced the delectable senses of French cuisine to the tables of this Upper East Side landmark in 1993, further proving the restaurant's exclusive two-star Michelin rating and unique location for destination weddings. Neo-classical architecture boasts the contemporary feel provided by the restaurant's modern furnishings and elegant features. Seasonal French cuisine is in constant rotation using high-quality ingredients accompanied by a wide selection of world-class wines. Read real brides' reviews here!
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New York's Columbus Circle serves as the coveted arena for this French-influenced mecca of gourmet American cuisine. Legendary views of Central Park complement the intimate and serene environment designed by Adam D. Tihany. This location is Chef Thomas Keller's second restaurant to receive three Michelin stars, and there is truly no comparison to Per Se's nine-course tasting menu that utilizes a blend of French techniques and high-quality ingredients.
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Mediterranean-inspired cuisine derived from the creative methods of Chef Daniel Boulud explores the French and African regions of the globe. Dishes at this establishment feature an emphasis in grilled fish and lamb, often accompanied by an assortment of fresh vegetables. A sought-after 64th Street entrance gives diners a view of Lincoln Center and under normal (non-wedding) circumstances, an optimal time allotment for dinner and a show. Modern design features elevate the interior bar and lounge, allowing guests to escape the bustling streets of NYC.
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Globally-inspired dishes that blend the influence of American, French, and Asian cuisines deliver constant acclamation of four stars by the New York Times and three Michelin Stars for Jean-Georges' famed chef, Jean-Georges Vongerichten. Chef Jean-George and his empire of critically-acclaimed restaurants offer exquisite dishes alongside the highest-quality fine dining experiences.
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Holding the title of one of New York's enthusiasts in the Greenmarket movement, Telepan's seasonal selection of local ingredients help to create robust dishes full of flavor and only add to the prestige of this 69th Street wonder. Enjoy comfortable dining in the unique layout of this Upper West Side landmark, creating an intimately appealing private dining room suited for every sophisticated bride.
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An Italian culinary adventure — through the decadent plates of renowned Chef Michael White and his team of culinary professionals — leads you to a menu that highlights both traditional and modern recipes with Italian flair. An extravagant menu of the reds and whites provide depth and balance to each gourmet cuisine selection.