10 Best Celebrity Chefs and Restaurants in NYC
4 & 5. Bar Boulud, a casual bistro located across from the Lincoln Center (1900 Broadway; Upper West Side) and Daniel, Fine French dining (60 East 65th Street; Upper East Side) with celebrity chef Daniel Boulud. Additional NYC restaurants include Café Boulud, DB Bistro Moderne, and DBGB Kitchen & Bar. Boulud received numerous awards including Chef of the Year by Bon Appétit, Gourmet’s Top Table Award, a four-star rating from the New York Times, Wine Spectator’s Grand Award, and New York City’s top ratings for cuisine, service and decor in Zagat. His restaurant Daniel was rated one of the top ten restaurants in the world by the International Herald Tribune. Daniel serves some of the finest haute cuisine in New York City. For reservations at Bar Boulud, call (212) 595-0303 and reservations at Daniel, call (212) 288-0033.
3. L’Atelier de Joël Robuchon with celebrity chef Joël Robuchon. Located within the Four Seasons Hotel, 57 East 57th Street; Midtown, New York. Joël Robuchon is known as the best French chef in the world and has been called “Chef of the Century” by critics. Do not miss his edible creations at L’Atelier de Joël Robuchon that not only focus on the taste but design and presentation. Save up a few paychecks to cover the bill. Call (212) 829-3844 for a reservation.
2. Babbo with celebrity chef Mario Batali. 110 Waverly Place (northwest corner of Washington Square Park); Greenwich Village. Mario Batali is the most decorated and talented celebrity chef in the United States. His Italian cooking skills are unsurpassed and have been proven on the Food Network show Iron Chef time and time again. He owns 6 restaurants in New York City alone. Babbo, a 3 star restaurant, opened in 1998 and offers the best Italian food according to Mario Batali’s recipes and ingredients as well as a wide Italian wine selection. For reservations call (212)777-0303.
1. Mesa Grill with celebrity chef Bobby Flay. 102 5th Avenue; Flat Iron District. Flay owned his first restaurant when asked to became a partner in Mesa Grill in the early 90s where he was the executive chef. Flay’s career has taken off ever since. After Mesa Grill, Flay opened other restaurants while expanding Mesa Grill to the Bahamas and Las Vegas. He starred in several shows as a celebrity chef and often appears on the Food Network. Mesa Grill focuses on southwestern cuisine, Bobby Flay’s specialty. Many dishes at Mesa Grill contain chiles, corn, and/or beans.