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Yakiniku FutagoYakiniku Futago
233 reviews
$$$$
Japanese | Union Square, Manhattan

FUTAGO is Japanese style BBQ restaurant established in Tokyo in 2010. We developed a unique \"FUTAGO style\" concept, which is selecting the best quality meats and serving it at half the portion and price, compared to all the other BBQ restaurants.
Now, FUTAGO has been reviewed by many Japanese TV programs and magazines. We operate over 30 locations worldwide, including Hong Kong, Taiwan, Hawaii and New York, to spread the Yakiniku culture around the world.More

Lady MendlsLady Mendls
563 reviews
$$$$
Afternoon Tea | Union Square, Manhattan

Lady Mendl's is an unconventionally chic tea salon housed within a Georgian brownstone in the Gramercy Park neighborhood of Manhattan.
An opulent five-course tea is served in an eclectic and whimsical parlor by a doting staff.

Patrons sip tea from hand culled vintage Wedgwood teacups as they nibble dainty finger sandwiches and house baked scones.

$59 pre fixe tea served Wednesday through Sunday, as well as holidays.

We do not have vegan or gluten free menu options available.

Children under 12 are not permitted.More

Gotham Bar and GrillGotham Bar and Grill
9193 reviews
$$$$
Contemporary American | Union Square, Manhattan

Since first opening its doors in 1984, Gotham Bar and Grill has epitomized New York City dining at its finest, serving Executive Chef Alfred Portale's sublime and refreshingly accessible Contemporary American Cuisine in a dining room that is consistently packed with sophisticated diners from all over the country and the world.

One of the secrets of Gotham's success is that it is an institution that has never become institutional. The unparalleled quality of the food and service are constants, but the rest of the Gotham experience is constantly updated to keep the restaurant feeling as fresh as the day it opened. New menu items are introduced each season, the wine list is always evolving, and the dining room is regularly revamped.

Gotham Bar and Grill has been honored as Most Outstanding Restaurant in the nation by the James Beard Foundation, which named Chef/Owner Alfred Portale Most Outstanding Chef in the nation for 2006. More

15 East Restaurant15 East Restaurant
1040 reviews
$$$$
Sushi | Union Square, Manhattan

With the successful move of Tocqueville, Chef Proprietor Marco Moreira set about re-inventing the restaurant's original space with the help of acclaimed architect Richard Bloch. Reborn as 15 East, the restaurant serves contemporary Japanese cuisine and traditional sushi in an elegant, comfortable setting. Online reservations are for the dining room only. For reservations at the sushi bar please call the restaurant directly.More

Village Taverna Greek GrillVillage Taverna Greek Grill
322 reviews
$$$$
Greek | Union Square, Manhattan

Greek Restaurant located near Union Square and NYUMore

TocquevilleTocqueville
2540 reviews
$$$$
American | Union Square, Manhattan

Since 2000 Tocqueville Restaurant has been serving innovative New American French style cuisine to its loyal clientele. You will find locally sourced seasonal ingredients from purveyors including the Union Square Green Market. Our menu was carefully curated by our celebrity chef and owner, Chef Marco Moreira. The menu features signature dishes including Uni Carbonara, Seared Diver Sea Scallop and Foie Gras, Truffled Parmesan Grits, and a Lightly Smoked Duck Breast. We are a Zagat Award winning restaurant and are Michelin Star recommended. Our award winning wine list put together with the wine connoisseur in mind is sure to delight the finest of palettes. We feature a beautiful private dining room for events and provide full catering services as well. The hospitable staff, chic and lofty décor, and relaxed sophisticated atmosphere make this an excellent spot for special occasions and neighborhood dining.More

Casa MonoCasa Mono
1507 reviews
$$$$
Spanish | Union Square, Manhattan

Casa Mono and its sister restaurant, Bar Jamon, are located next to each other on Irving Place and 17th Street, just east of Union Square. Awarded three stars from The New York Times in 2015 and a Michelin Star in 2009 (and every year since), Casa Mono is a tapas bar restaurant inspired by the cooking of Spain’s Costa Brava.

We require a credit card for reservations of 4 or more. Your card will not be charged; however, in the event of a no-show or cancellation the day of the reservation your card will be charged a fee of $50 per guest.More

Strip House SpeakeasyStrip House Speakeasy
279 reviews
$$$$
Steakhouse | Union Square, Manhattan

A sultry steakhouse in New York City’s Greenwich Village where old-world glamour meets modern style and sophistication. Experience the combination of charred cuts perfectly paired with decadent sides, such as Truffle Creamed Spinach and Goose Fat Potatoes. And be sure to save room for the famed 24-Layer Chocolate Cake.

Named a top steakhouse by Zagat and awarded four stars by Forbes, the namesake cut of aged beef isn't the only work of art to marvel upon...just take a look at the walls and tell us you don’t agree. Black and white vintage photos of bordello girls from the original 1900’s Studio Manasse collection reference an era of decadence and seduction.

Visit our second NYC location, Strip House Midtown at 44th Street between 5th and 6th Avenues, or on the Las Vegas Strip at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino.More

5 Napkin Burger - Union Square5 Napkin Burger - Union Square
621 reviews
$$$$
Burgers | Union Square, Manhattan

5 Napkin Burger caters to those with the most discerning appetites. We offer a rare mix of classic and innovative burgers, tacos, grilled tuna salads and everything in between. Pair that with a custom cocktail, local lager or s’mores shake as you kick back or mingle in our bustling bistro setting. We welcome carnivores, vegetarians & vegans. We’re hosts to scenesters, professionals and families. We believe the burger experience is no loner one-way-fits-all and we hope you’ll join us in changing that definition.More

Ribalta PizzaRibalta Pizza
792 reviews
$$$$
Italian | Union Square, Manhattan

Leading Ribalta is a pizza dream team who have already made their reputation in New York City's pizza world and are dedicated to providing the most delicious, fun, and truly Neapolitan pizza experience in the city: Rosario Procino, former founder of Keste pizzeria, and Chef Pasquale Cozzolino, former Executive Chef at Dellaroccos in Brooklyn Heights and Pizza Arte. For Procino and Cozzolino, Neapolitan pizza is more than a method of making pizza that’s taught in Naples. It’s a complete dining experience that’s reflective of the Italian city’s rich, unique and vibrant culture.More

Rye HouseRye House
182 reviews
$$$$
American | Union Square, Manhattan

The Rye House in New York City offers regional American fare in a casual pub atmosphere with a definite splash of New Yorker style. The bar serves craft beers and cocktails, wine, whiskey and other spirits. Come on for brunch, lunch or dinner at Rye House or enjoy your food to go with the take-out service.



The menu includes small plates to enjoy at the bar or before a meal, such as white truffle popcorn and fried pickles. Larger appetizers such as hot wings and duck quesadillas are also available. Meals at Rye House may include a truffle grilled cheese, a roasted mushroom plate, a filet mignon or blackened fish tacos.
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Le Midi Bar & RestaurantLe Midi Bar & Restaurant
502 reviews
$$$$
French | Union Square, Manhattan

Le Midi is a casual bistro serving classic French dishes. Sample favorites such as French onion soup, coq au vin and steak tartare among others. Food and drinks menus include a prix-fixe and happy hour, there are daily specials and you can eat at the bar or in the spacious dining room. Brunch includes Bellinis, Mimosas and bloody Marys for just $5 each. With 1,000 sq ft of space and room for 100 people, Le Midi suits both small groups and larger parties. The restaurant can seat up to 80; the bar can seat 17 people and accommodate up to 25 standing. Le Midi hosts many events and parties: business lunches and dinners, wedding parties, birthday, anniversary and holiday parties, baby showers, bachelorette parties, networking events, Bar Mitzvahs, wine tastings and more. In June 2014 we hosted Katie Couric’s bachelorette party for 45 girlfriends: drinks and dinner in Le Midi and a performance by a live gospel choir, followed by karaoke in the Karaoke Cave beneath the restaurant. More

.Tarallucci e Vino Union Square.Tarallucci e Vino Union Square
655 reviews
$$$$
Italian | Union Square, Manhattan

"All ends well with Tarallucci e Vino" is the famous Italian saying rooted in the tradition of resolving any matter over a glass of wine and tarallucci, the classic southern Italian cookie.

Tarallucci e Vino Union Square is our flagship restaurant. This location is home to our bakery, event spaces, cooking classes and team building workshops. Our restaurant provides an authentic Italian experience in a rustic setting, bringing the ease and casual elegance of Italy’s bars and “caffe's” to New York City. Our housemade pastries, fresh pastas and greenmarket inspired dishes embody our standard of Italian cuisine. Our versatile wine list, featuring family owned wineries in Italy, complement our dishes and create an authentic dining experience. Enjoy outdoor seating, business meetings, romantic dinners, casual gatherings at our daily happy hour and weekend brunches with family and friends at Tarallucci e Vino Union Square. Open for breakfast, lunch, brunch and dinner. More

Bowery RoadBowery Road
260 reviews
$$$$
American | Union Square, Manhattan

BOWERY ROAD
Gather at Bowery Road, a neighborhood American restaurant. Chef Ron Rosselli’s flavorful and thoughtfully prepared dishes are inspired by long relationships with local farmers and purveyors, and loaded with seasonal produce from the Union Square greenmarket.

LIBRARY OF DISTILLED SPIRITS
Located just next door, the Library of Distilled Spirits pays tribute to liquor makers and their craft with over 1000 bottles made around the world. Explore the collection neat, or shaken and stirred into classic cocktails. Barkeepers and encyclopedic volumes of single spirits will help you choose. More

Rosa Mexicano - Union SquareRosa Mexicano - Union Square
4310 reviews
$$$$
Mexican | Union Square, Manhattan

Just blocks away from Manhattan’s lively Union Square, our third New York location provides a warm and vibrant setting for our award-winning authentic Mexican cuisine. Designed by David Rockwell, the restaurant features architectural accents inspired by the late, famed Mexican architect, Luis Barragan. The internally illuminated electric-blue tiled water wall features cliff diver figurines and candles among the cascading water to separate the bar from the main dining room. Warm terracotta and yellow colors with hot pink accents are featured throughout the restaurant as well as traditional, one-of-a-kind Mexican crafts, fabrics and artwork. This combination creates the perfect backdrop for the festive atmosphere and innovative Mexican cuisine of Rosa Mexicano. More

Kiin Thai EateryKiin Thai Eatery
95 reviews
$$$$
Thai | Union Square, Manhattan

**Michelin recommended restaurant 2016**
Kiin, meaning “eat” in Thai, focuses on authentic central and northern Thai cuisine prepared with fresh ingredients to create balanced dishes that are deliciously smooth. Many of the recipes and preparations at Kiin date back centuries ago to early Thai history, and are still used by Bangkok locals today. Kiin will offer several specialty dishes that even the most experienced diners will consider rare to find outside of Thailand.More

Lillie'sLillie's
561 reviews
$$$$
Comfort Food | Union Square, Manhattan

An Irish-Victorian Bar and Restaurant, just steps from Union Square. In the "Ladies' Mile District" of days gone by. The interior has a distinctly late 19th century feel with wooden furnishings brought from Belfast, Ireland.
Serving a wide range of domestic and international beers 25 on tap. A great selection of whiskeys and wines, including some excellent wine from the Langtry Winery in California where Lillie herself owned and lived for a time.

The food is traditional Pub Fare. Bottomless Brunch on weekends from 11am to 4pm. It includes Mimosas, Bloody Marys,Aperol Spritz, Seasonal Bellinis and our Summer Sangria. Our last seating for Bottomless is 330pm.
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IrvingtonIrvington
269 reviews
$$$$
Contemporary American | Union Square, Manhattan

Located on the ground floor of W New York – Union Square, Irvington offers a Mediterranean-influenced menu of New American classics highlighting fresh, locally-sourced ingredients from the neighboring Union Square Greenmarket. Irvington's seasonally-driven menu emphasizes locally-sourced ingredients and simple and straightforward presentations, featuring a variety of large format rotisserie-roasted meats and comforting dishes. Irvington features a rotating selection of cocktails, global wine offerings, small-batch spirits, and regionally brewed craft beers. Signature sips include refined twists on classic cocktails, in addition to bottled craft cocktails. Irvington also serves fresh cold-pressed juices and handcrafted coffee from local purveyors Liquiteria and Irving Farm Coffee Roasters.More

Pierre Loti Union SquarePierre Loti Union Square
109 reviews
$$$$
Mediterranean | Union Square, Manhattan

Named after the turn-of-the-century French novelist, Pierre Loti Union Square offers an extensive menu of European wines. French varietals dominate the offerings, but the selection includes a healthy mix of other regions and grapes (Austria, Italy, and even Turkey make appearances). There are daily pocket-friendly specials, and each pour comes with a little extra in a fancy carafe. The wine-friendly food menu includes an impressive choice of cheeses and small plates ranging from Mediterranean dips, salads and a delectable choice of chocolates for dessert. Vibe-wise, the ultra-dim lighting ensures the place stays rife with snuggly couples as well as groups of friends looking for an enjoyable night out.More

Al VicolettoAl Vicoletto
164 reviews
$$$$
Italian | Union Square, Manhattan

At Al Vicoletto, the paths of three entrepreneurs of Italian food meet to offer New Yorkers a place that guarantees the best of Italian tradition.
Al Vicoletto is open lunch and dinner, and brings a touch of Italian style to Union Square.
Perfectly blending the Italian lifestyle and the fast pace of the Big Apple, Al Vicoletto offers Lunch and Dinner, take-out and free delivery.
The Bar serves Happy Hour with International Cocktails, different choice of Wine with a wide range of labels, all in a warm and charming atmosphere.
Foodies can also choose from Al Vicoletto's curated selection of authentic Italian products available for purchase.More

Lantern Thai KitchenLantern Thai Kitchen
183 reviews
$$$$
Thai | Union Square, Manhattan

At Lantern, the colors, flavors, aromas and images of Thailand come to life in a cosmopolitan, yet intimate and comfortable setting. A full bar with weekly specials complement an outstanding selection of both traditional and innovative Thai dishes. Our weekly specials emphasize the flavors and cooking techniques of Southeast Asia, but regularly incorporate ingredients and preparations from around the world. We offer carefully selected, yet affordable, wines and 2-for-1 wine or beer specials Monday-Wednesday. Join us at Happy Hour from 4:00pm-6:00pm and receive 15% off food and 2-for-1 drinks. We also make every effort to accommodate large groups throughout the week.More

Spice - Union SquareSpice - Union Square
352 reviews
$$$$
Thai | Union Square, Manhattan

Two floors, with two characteristics. The new Spice is more stylish and yet holds an appealing sophisticated feel. Now with a full bar, guests can enjoy our varieties of cocktails, imported beers, and liquors. The music played is composed by an acclaimed DJ from Thailand which is sure to brighten your mood. With the same great affordable Thai food and friendly service that made us beloved on University with our new space we can accommodate all guests that seek an exciting dining-out experience with a high class atmosphere. More

SideBAR - Union SquareSideBAR - Union Square
8 reviews
$$$$
Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service | Union Square, Manhattan

The simple elegance of SideBAR speaks to its redefinition of a genre. This chic sports bar with urban attitude is centered on an incredibly ornamented bar and a panoramic view of Gramercy. Sidebar offers sophisticated, American Cuisine including seasonal sangria. Enjoy late nights at SideBAR with the city’s hottest DJs, or root for your favorite team on one of our 21 HD TV’s and projectors. SideBAR also hosts various events throughout the year including beer tastings, mixologists, and celebrity chefs.More

Macho'sMacho's
9 reviews
$$$$
Mexican | Union Square, Manhattan

Mexican restaurant in Union Square!

Happy Hour Monday - Friday 5PM-7PM -- $6 Mexican Beers $8 Margaritas $25 Infused Tequila Flight & One Margarita

*Please note gratuity of 20% will be added to all groups of 6 or more*More

Pie by the PoundPie by the Pound
Reviews coming soon
$$$$
Pizzeria | Union Square, Manhattan

Pie does pizza like no one else. We offer artisanal pizza sold by the pound with Gluten-Free, Vegan/Vegetarian and Whole Wheat options available. Check out the world's largest selection of Gluten-Free Beer and Ciders, or enjoy one of our many craft beers and wine. Finish off the night with our killer Dessert Pizza (Nutella!). Tasty food. Cheap drinks. Good music. Great timesMore

Bocce USQBocce USQ
41 reviews
$$$$
Pizza Bar | Union Square, Manhattan

We hold the majority of our tables for walk ins, if you do not see the reservation that you are looking for please stop in and we will get you seated as soon as possible.

Bocce USQ is the NYC backyard we never had but always wanted. Located in the heart of Union Square Park, it is a place for neighbors to escape, be outside, enjoy ridiculously good Italian food, refreshing drinks, a little sun, a little shade, and some (mostly) friendly competition on the bocce court. We take a limited number of reservations and hold the majority of our restaurant for walk ins. If you don't see the reservation you are looking for, please walk in and we will be happy to get you seated as soon as possible.

For large party reservations and private events please contact us at hello@bocceunionsquare.com
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Union Square (New York City) Diners' Choice Winners

Union Square (New York City)'s best restaurants based upon thousands of OpenTable diner reviews
Lady MendlsLady Mendls
563 reviews
$$$$
Afternoon Tea | Union Square, Manhattan

Lady Mendl's is an unconventionally chic tea salon housed within a Georgian brownstone in the Gramercy Park neighborhood of Manhattan.
An opulent five-course tea is served in an eclectic and whimsical parlor by a doting staff.

Patrons sip tea from hand culled vintage Wedgwood teacups as they nibble dainty finger sandwiches and house baked scones.

$59 pre fixe tea served Wednesday through Sunday, as well as holidays.

We do not have vegan or gluten free menu options available.

Children under 12 are not permitted.More

Yakiniku FutagoYakiniku Futago
233 reviews
$$$$
Japanese | Union Square, Manhattan

FUTAGO is Japanese style BBQ restaurant established in Tokyo in 2010. We developed a unique \"FUTAGO style\" concept, which is selecting the best quality meats and serving it at half the portion and price, compared to all the other BBQ restaurants.
Now, FUTAGO has been reviewed by many Japanese TV programs and magazines. We operate over 30 locations worldwide, including Hong Kong, Taiwan, Hawaii and New York, to spread the Yakiniku culture around the world.More

Gotham Bar and GrillGotham Bar and Grill
9193 reviews
$$$$
Contemporary American | Union Square, Manhattan

Since first opening its doors in 1984, Gotham Bar and Grill has epitomized New York City dining at its finest, serving Executive Chef Alfred Portale's sublime and refreshingly accessible Contemporary American Cuisine in a dining room that is consistently packed with sophisticated diners from all over the country and the world.

One of the secrets of Gotham's success is that it is an institution that has never become institutional. The unparalleled quality of the food and service are constants, but the rest of the Gotham experience is constantly updated to keep the restaurant feeling as fresh as the day it opened. New menu items are introduced each season, the wine list is always evolving, and the dining room is regularly revamped.

Gotham Bar and Grill has been honored as Most Outstanding Restaurant in the nation by the James Beard Foundation, which named Chef/Owner Alfred Portale Most Outstanding Chef in the nation for 2006. More

TocquevilleTocqueville
2540 reviews
$$$$
American | Union Square, Manhattan

Since 2000 Tocqueville Restaurant has been serving innovative New American French style cuisine to its loyal clientele. You will find locally sourced seasonal ingredients from purveyors including the Union Square Green Market. Our menu was carefully curated by our celebrity chef and owner, Chef Marco Moreira. The menu features signature dishes including Uni Carbonara, Seared Diver Sea Scallop and Foie Gras, Truffled Parmesan Grits, and a Lightly Smoked Duck Breast. We are a Zagat Award winning restaurant and are Michelin Star recommended. Our award winning wine list put together with the wine connoisseur in mind is sure to delight the finest of palettes. We feature a beautiful private dining room for events and provide full catering services as well. The hospitable staff, chic and lofty décor, and relaxed sophisticated atmosphere make this an excellent spot for special occasions and neighborhood dining.More

Village Taverna Greek GrillVillage Taverna Greek Grill
322 reviews
$$$$
Greek | Union Square, Manhattan

Greek Restaurant located near Union Square and NYUMore

15 East Restaurant15 East Restaurant
1040 reviews
$$$$
Sushi | Union Square, Manhattan

With the successful move of Tocqueville, Chef Proprietor Marco Moreira set about re-inventing the restaurant's original space with the help of acclaimed architect Richard Bloch. Reborn as 15 East, the restaurant serves contemporary Japanese cuisine and traditional sushi in an elegant, comfortable setting. Online reservations are for the dining room only. For reservations at the sushi bar please call the restaurant directly.More

Casa MonoCasa Mono
1507 reviews
$$$$
Spanish | Union Square, Manhattan

Casa Mono and its sister restaurant, Bar Jamon, are located next to each other on Irving Place and 17th Street, just east of Union Square. Awarded three stars from The New York Times in 2015 and a Michelin Star in 2009 (and every year since), Casa Mono is a tapas bar restaurant inspired by the cooking of Spain’s Costa Brava.

We require a credit card for reservations of 4 or more. Your card will not be charged; however, in the event of a no-show or cancellation the day of the reservation your card will be charged a fee of $50 per guest.More

Strip House SpeakeasyStrip House Speakeasy
279 reviews
$$$$
Steakhouse | Union Square, Manhattan

A sultry steakhouse in New York City’s Greenwich Village where old-world glamour meets modern style and sophistication. Experience the combination of charred cuts perfectly paired with decadent sides, such as Truffle Creamed Spinach and Goose Fat Potatoes. And be sure to save room for the famed 24-Layer Chocolate Cake.

Named a top steakhouse by Zagat and awarded four stars by Forbes, the namesake cut of aged beef isn't the only work of art to marvel upon...just take a look at the walls and tell us you don’t agree. Black and white vintage photos of bordello girls from the original 1900’s Studio Manasse collection reference an era of decadence and seduction.

Visit our second NYC location, Strip House Midtown at 44th Street between 5th and 6th Avenues, or on the Las Vegas Strip at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino.More

Ribalta PizzaRibalta Pizza
792 reviews
$$$$
Italian | Union Square, Manhattan

Leading Ribalta is a pizza dream team who have already made their reputation in New York City's pizza world and are dedicated to providing the most delicious, fun, and truly Neapolitan pizza experience in the city: Rosario Procino, former founder of Keste pizzeria, and Chef Pasquale Cozzolino, former Executive Chef at Dellaroccos in Brooklyn Heights and Pizza Arte. For Procino and Cozzolino, Neapolitan pizza is more than a method of making pizza that’s taught in Naples. It’s a complete dining experience that’s reflective of the Italian city’s rich, unique and vibrant culture.More

5 Napkin Burger - Union Square5 Napkin Burger - Union Square
621 reviews
$$$$
Burgers | Union Square, Manhattan

5 Napkin Burger caters to those with the most discerning appetites. We offer a rare mix of classic and innovative burgers, tacos, grilled tuna salads and everything in between. Pair that with a custom cocktail, local lager or s’mores shake as you kick back or mingle in our bustling bistro setting. We welcome carnivores, vegetarians & vegans. We’re hosts to scenesters, professionals and families. We believe the burger experience is no loner one-way-fits-all and we hope you’ll join us in changing that definition.More