The “old” New York: Historic Restaurants

New York: already the name evokes novelty, innovation and continuous renewal… and if you want to discover something that’s there, Manhattan and surrounding areas, from a century or two? Here are some businesses that “resist” (or rather, they are successful) for generations, and that is worth visiting! We start this little series of posts with the restaurants and the like.

Oak Room

A must is the Oak Room, the restaurant of the famous Plaza Hotel, corner of Central Park South and Fifth Avenue: Here, from 1907, you can dine in a truly unique atmosphere, and prices are surprisingly affordable. Or you can opt for a dinner at 21 Club, which takes breccia from 1929 in two steps from Broadway. Here, too, like the Oak Room, all things considered affordable prices ($20 a plate), but stricter dress code: jacket and tie compulsory for men, banned sneakers and jeans for both sexes!

Before dinner, you could maybe go to the Russian Tea Room, where, despite the name, you can enjoy much more of a tea, and, in fact, also enjoy a real meal!.

Are you in the mood for something more substantial? You might enjoy a good steak from Peter Luger, Brooklyn, that since 1887 collecting awards for Best “Steak House” in New York.

If you prefer to eat fish, try Barney Greengrass, where you must try the smoked salmon.

We close, of course, with a dessert, the Carnegie Delicatessen & Restaurant, a real institution in the city, where you can not try the cheesecake.

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