Hudson Yards - Best Restaurants, NYC

Hudson Yards - Best Restaurants, NYC

Since opening its doors in March 2019 Hudson Yards in Manhattan has generated a ton of buzz around town. People just can't stop talking about it. And, when you take one look at this imposing complex, you'll see exactly why!

Hudson Yards has rapidly become the new destination of choice for date night couples, brunch-goers, tourists from near and afar as well as savvy shoppers.

Whatever you desire, the odds are that you'll find it at Hudson Yards.

A state of the art urban development with over fourteen fabulous acres of greenery and public space, the Yards is home to an office tower, luxury condos, a 200 room Equinox hotel as well as scores of bars, restaurants and shops.

Oh, and lest we forget to mention it; Hudson Yards also hosts The Shed, a futuristic, beautifully designed center that is devoted to the arts, in all of its forms.

There is so much to see and do here that everything cannot be covered in just one article.

So, for now, let's take a look at some of the intriguing dining options that are perfect for a romantic date, brunch or just an excuse for friends to get together after work.

Queensyard - Chelsea

Brought to you by the British-based D & D Hospitality Group, Queensyard checks off all of the boxes when it comes to creating a memorable dining and date night experience.

From the atmosphere and impeccable service to the delectable cuisine and cocktails, you will want for nothing when you enter these rather unique environs. You will feel just about as pampered as British Royalty. It really doesn't get any better than that.

The cozy, charming layout is inspired by the rooms of an English country house. Yet, for all that, a hip, cool vibe pervades throughout the premises. if you're looking for "prim and proper", you won't find it here. Queensyard is a fun sort of place!

The main dining room overlooks the magnificent Grand Plaza at Hudson Yards. An imposing floor to ceiling wall of glass provides a breath-taking view of the Hudson River, the Culture Shed and Heatherwick Studio's incredible Vessel Sculpture.

A pair of murals by celebrated American artist Sarah Moore decorate the dining room. Entitled St. James Park and Somerset Countryside, these larger than life murals are a nod to the tradition of British landscape painting.

Queensyard's various spaces; the Bar, the Kitchen, the Cafe and, of course, the Dining Room all share an elegant but intimate sensibility.

Everything's so very romantic, you might want to consider popping the question to your significant other, while dining here.




Executive chef Bogdan Danila has conjured up a menu that highlights modern British cooking with American tweaks and influences.

If you're looking for standard pub grub, then you won't find it here. What you WILL, however, discover are superb dishes such as Dover Sole in a light sauce of lime butter; Berkshire Pork Chop with roasted, golden zucchini and braised Atlantic halibut accompanied by a carrot and ginger puree' and lobster grapefruit sauce.

It's very difficult to recommend one dish over the other; they're all so good. But, most regulars here seem to agree that the absolute must-try at Queensyard is the baked to perfection Lancaster chicken.

The tasty accompaniments of grilled mushrooms and truffle and lemon confit cavatelli might just have something to do with the rave reviews, as well.

When you're involved in a cozy relationship, we all know that sharing is definitely caring.

Chef Danila has a couple of desserts that are expressly made to be shared including the very English Sticky Toffee Pudding and a truly wonderful Baked Alaska.

Don't miss out, as well, on the roasted peaches with vanilla custard, with a side of raspberry sorbet.

Location and Hours

Level 4

20 Hudson Yards

New York, N.Y. 10001

(212) 377-0780



Monday to Sunday 8 AM to 10 PM

The Zodiac Room - Chelsea

This stylish, upscale restaurant is located within Neiman Marcus at Hudson Yards. So,look forward to combining some fashionable shopping with first-rate dining.

One of the most iconic department store brands in America, Neiman Marcus is also known for its extraordinary on-site restaurants.

The out of the box, sleek and stylish decor, as well as the innovative menu, makes the Zodiac Room as far removed from your grandma's department store cafeteria experience as one can possibly get.

The ambiance is light and airy. You will relish the time that you spend here. It's so captivating, in fact, that you might just decide to live in the moment for a change, and put away your phone. Believe it or not!

Afternoon tea is served daily from 3 PM until 5 PM. The high-tea menu features a scrumptious selection of finger sandwiches, warm scones with marmalade and Devonshire cream, petite sweets and fresh berries.

Quench your thirst with a cup of Dammann Freres freshly brewed loose-leaf teas.

The Zodiac Room's standard menu is anything but! Elevated bites include the Rotunda Lobster Club. Chunks of succulent lobster are paired with thick-cut bacon, smashed avocado, tomatoes and butter lettuce for an unforgettable sandwich.

To tempt your palate, there's also a Parmesan bread crumb encrusted breast of chicken, slathered in caper brown butter as well as a roasted beet and goat cheese sandwich with candied walnut pesto on sourdough bread.

One of the most unique dishes, though, that you'll find on ANY menu anywhere, is Helen Corbitt's Mandarin Orange Souffle'. This light as a feather souffle' is accompanied by Neiman Marcus' signature chicken salad.

What could be more romantically indulgent than treating your love to some caviar for lunch or dinner?

The kitchen here offers several varieties of caviar including Kaluga. All portions of caviar, (30 grams), are served with Fingerling potato chips and Creme Fraiche.

By the way, when you first sit down at your table, you'll be served a complimentary popover with Neiman Marcus' famous strawberry butter. That alone is well worth the "price" of admission, as it were.

The Zodiac Room... an appetite for elegance.

Location and Hours

Level 7

20 Hudson Yards

New York, N.Y. 10001

(646) 562-3599



Monday to Saturday 11:30 AM to 8 PM

Sunday 11:30 AM to 6 PM

Tak Room - Chelsea

World-renowned chef Thomas Keller has simply outdone himself with Tak Room, a lively establishment that celebrates old-world Continental cuisine that has been re-interpreted

with a deft contemporary touch.

Or, as the restaurant's tag line so eloquently puts it; Tak Room serves timeless fare with throwback flair.

Chef Keller's menu and the Tak Room's unabashedly glamorous ambiance pays tribute to the restaurants of a bygone and sorely missed, era.

It was a time when the cream of Hollywood together with tycoons of industry, dined and wined, alongside celebrities such as Joe Di Maggio, Frank Sinatra and the Rat Pack at some of New York's most exclusive places to see and be seen.

Champagne carts live music and tableside preparation of select dishes all up the

ante, considerably. And, oh yes, lest we forget to mention it; the unparalleled view of the Hudson and the twinkling lights of New Jersey.

At night, it's quite a scene!


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From appetizer and entree to dessert, Chef Keller's divine menu speaks a multitude of culinary languages, all of them differently delicious.

Start things off with a jumbo lump blue crab cake, a classic Caesar salad prepared right in front of your eyes, hand-cut steak tartare or Celery Heart Victor, a dish that consists of white anchovies, walnuts, pickled peppers and garden herbs.

Entree enticements range from grilled Elysian Fields Farm lamb chops, Maine Lobster Thermidor and Filet Mignon to prime beef short rib Wellington for two.

There are some marvelous sides on chef Keller's carefully constructed menu, as well.

You'll find classic, old-school side dishes like creamed spinach and to-die-for whipped potatoes, as well as out of the ordinary offerings such as citrus glazed sweet carrots, blistered cauliflower Polonaise and Madeira glazed mushrooms.

No matter what you decide to eat, it's always a good idea to unwind with a soothing glass of wine, a glass of champagne with which to toast your love or one of the bar's delicious cocktails such as a Daiquiri or Brazilian Caipirinha.

The bartenders here can most certainly hold their own with Thomas Keller's sous-chefs, so you don't have to worry about getting a weak, poorly executed cocktail. They know their stuff and then some.

Allow Tak Room to transport you far, far away from the unmitigated stress of a New York day into a world of glamour and luxe living.

Location and Hours

Fifth Floor

20 Hudson Yards

New York, N.Y. 10001

(929) 450-4050



Monday to Sunday 5:30 PM to 10 PM

Hudson Yards Grill - Chelsea

Chef Michael Lomonaco has been part of the city's culinary scene since longer than he cares to remember.

The buzz first started during Michael's tenure at the famed "21" Club and Windows on the World only to increase in velocity when the chef opened Porter House Bar and Grill in 2006.

Enthusiastic foodies waited with bated breath to find out what chef Lomonaco's latest creation would turn out to be!

It's only fitting that New York's hottest culinary destination should be the home of chef Lomonaco's newest venture, Hudson Yards Grill.

Replete with walnut toned walls, red booths and a visually striking collection of paintings and sculptures, many of which were specifically designed for the restaurant, the Grill is the epitome of effortless cool.

And the food's not bad, either.


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The chef's menu is eminently approachable while still having some unique little twists and turns that ensure you will never be bored dining here.

It's the creative blend of ingredients like ruby Swiss chard, mustard vinaigrette potatoes, parsley and celery leaf that make the Faroe Islands salmon such a delightful dish to eat.

Much the same can be said for dishes like the Quinoa Risotto with Crimini mushrooms and the crispy on the outside, juicy on the inside all-natural Rotisserie chicken that is accompanied by a bounty of fava beans, string beans and peas.

Your mouth will definitely water when you catch sight of the sensational house burger. ML's special blend of prime beef is topped with bacon, cheddar cheese and a veritable salad of lettuce and tomato.

This is the type of burger that triggers off one's primal, carnivorous instincts. Enjoy it without guilt. This kind of meal is what you work all week for!

A great part of the pleasure that comes with dining out is indulging in a great dessert and a fantastic cocktail.

A couple of can't miss sweet endings are the not too tart key lime pie and the addicting South Carolina Coconut cake.

The Boulevardier is a cocktail that sums up just what Hudson Yards Grill is all about; conviviality and good times.

With a blend of Campari, Rittenhouse Rye and Carpano Antica, this drink is guaranteed to lift your spirits into the stratosphere.

You'll also like the Lavender margarita, with its kick-starter' blend of Milagro tequila, Triple Sec, lime juice and lavender bitters.

Location and Hours

4th floor

20 Hudson Yards

New York, N.Y. 10001

(212) 545-7600



Monday to Saturday 11:30 AM to 10 PM

Sunday 11:30 Am to 9 PM

Belcampo - Chelsea

When one thinks of farm-to-table dining, the first thing that comes to mind is salad greens and an endless assortment of vegetables.

However, Anya Fernald, the founder of the Belcampo restaurant brand is rapidly expanding the possibilities of what farm-to-table dining can really be.

Based out of Northern California, Belcampo owns, literally, thousands of acres of farmland, where cows, chickens and pigs are raised in an environmentally-friendly, humane manner.

A seasoned butcher, farmer and entrepreneur, Anya is proud to be at the forefront of the sustainable meat trend that is making its' way into restaurant kitchens all across America.

When you dine at one of Belcampo's restaurants, you can actually taste the difference in the meat, as opposed to what you may have been used to eating and, by the way, settling for.

Anya believes that the way that they do things on her farms shouldn't be revolutionary. But it is.

The founder's philosophy is simple; healthy and happy animals, raised with compassion, is not only the best way, it's the ONLY way. And, that the right decisions just taste better.

Hudson Yards hosts a score or more of bars, lounges and restaurants. Each and everyone has something nice to offer.

But, Belcampo stands out in so many ways, not the least of which is their meat-centric menu, which pairs succulent cuts of pork, chicken and beef with vibrant vegetables for some very delectable dishes.eat

If you just so happen to be an unabashed carnivore, but also enjoy your daily dose of greens, then Anya Fernald's menu has a Steak and Veggie Bowl that's calling your name.

Topped with juicy slices of Belcampo Farms' grass-fed, dry-aged grilled beef, is a harvest of broccoli rabe' and sauteed spinach in a light, black garlic vinaigrette. Now, that really IS eating good in the neighborhood.

Their outrageous and superbly seasoned lamb Shawarma bowl consists of house-spiced lamb, cucumbers, cherry tomatoes and cauliflower rice along with a side of creamy and tangy yogurt Tahini sauce.

As far as entrees go, there are several appealing choices, not the least of which is the signature sausage plate. Choose from sweet or hot Italian, Bratwurst, Kielbasa or Merguez. Your sausage selection is sided up with a Kale Caesar salad.

Another out of this world main is the Steak Carottes. Bunny rabbits and YOU will adore this dish which features nicely seared beef crowned with roasted carrots, ( and plenty of them), in a Bordelaise and brown butter sauce.

Also available are some hearty bone broth soups. They do a fantastic Italian wedding soup with kale as well as an Achiote marinated chicken soup that's filled with good things like avocado, tomatoes, corn and cabbage.

Rendezvous with your friends here after work and enjoy great cocktails like "All Tied Up", which is a mix of vodka, pear brandy, cucumber and lemon juice, Chareau Aloe liqueur and a little bit of mint.

"To The Nines", with ingredients such as Aperol, strawberry brandy, passion fruit juice and sparkling wine is the perfect antidote after a hard day on the job.

Location and Hours

4th Floor

20 Hudson Yards

New York N.Y. 10001

(212) 244-4474



Sunday to Thursday 11 AM to 10 PM

Friday 11 AM to 11 PM

Saturday 11 AM to 11 PM

Wild Ink - Chelsea

Helmed by executive chef Peter Jin, Wild Ink's menu is inspired by the culinary team's globe-trotting adventures.

The idea is that every time one of the restaurant's chefs visits a different country, they are inspired to expand their culinary horizons, bringing new flavors and techniques to the kitchen.

Chef Jin is known for keeping a journal where he jots down various anecdotes about his travels as well as new ideas for recipes. Hence the name, Wild Ink.

The team's goal here, (and that includes everyone from the, bus staff, servers and bartenders to the sous chefs), is to create an ambiance that people want to return to, again and again.

If you're a fan of those classic Indiana Jones flicks then you will be extremely taken with the decor.


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The ceiling and bar look as though it was constructed out of bamboo while the cute lighting fixtures are in the shape of Chinese lanterns. The vibe is totally authentic. Nothing feels hokey or the least bit contrived.

Sit back in your chair, close your eyes and use your imagination. It won't take much to make you and your date feel as if you are sitting in the glamorous lounge of an exclusive hotel in pre-war Hong Kong.

The best way to describe the menu is that most of the dishes are Asian-inspired with an international approach. Chef Jin and his staff are not afraid to take chances when it comes to dazzling your palate.

Among the Dim Sum offerings, the Snow Crab Rangoon ( with cream cheese and sweet and sour sauce), and the Curried Lamb Momo hit all the right notes. Your stomach will sing with pleasure!

The chef does wonders with what can usually be a rather plain dish at most Chinese eateries; steamed buns. Tamarind pork belly jam and a nice dousing of ponzu chili sauce turn this dish into something mind-blowing.

Pro tip: These buns are additive so make sure to get a couple of orders for the table if you are dining with family or friends.

Another one of the chef's specialties is the shrimp and bacon Siu Mai. A dressing of chili, chives and soy vinegar gives you a nice balance of flavors.

As far as main offerings go, you really should look into the glazed short ribs with scallion pancakes and pickles, the Seared Diver Scallops and the Japanese Risotto with mushrooms, Yuzu and Miso butter.

For dessert, most customers opt to go with the pastry chef's signature sweet ending, the refreshing and delectable pineapple upside-down cake which comes with a scoop of Ginger ice cream

Cocktail selections range from the bar's best-selling Hudson Old Fashioned and Matcha Mule to a charred Shishito Pepper Margarita.

Also on offer is an interesting selection of imported, premium sake', a dozen varieties of rum as well as red, white and sparkling wine.

Location and Hours

Fifth Floor

20 Hudson Yards

New York, N.Y. 10001

(646) 974-7305



Monday to Sunday 11:30 AM to 11 PM

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