75 "Special Occasions" restaurants in New York.
Sushi Muse is a fantastic sushi spot in Flatiron from the chef behind high-end Japanese spots, Hall and Odo.
Reserve Cut is a kosher steakhouse in FiDi that's great for special occasions, or when you just want steak and sushi together.
Rothschild TLV is an upscale Israeli spot on the UES with a lot of high-quality steak options.
Le Marais is a kosher French restaurant in Midtown with great steaks and sidewalk seating.
Bison & Bourbon is a kosher steakhouse in Park Slope with a great outdoor patio.
Guan Fu is an excellent Szechuan restaurant in Flushing where you’ll want to take your top ten favorite people on the planet.
Farra is a wine bar in Tribeca from the people behind (temporarily closed) Atera. Order the scallop fried rice.
Bamboo Garden is a Cantonese spot with excellent dim sum and roast pork in Sunset Park.
Le Crocodile is a French restaurant in the bottom of the Wythe Hotel in Williamsburg. Stop by, eat some chicken, and admire the high ceilings.
Verōnika is an Eastern European restaurant in a photography museum in Gramercy that’s perfect for a special occasion meal.
Divya’s Kitchen is a vegan spot in the East Village that proves meatless lasagna can be a beautiful thing.
Plant Food + Wine is a great spot to drink wine and eat fancy vegan food in the East Village.
Red Paper Clip serves a very good six-course tasting menu for $95 in a bare West Village space.
If you’re looking for steak in Williamsburg, Peter Luger is the obvious answer. But DeStefano’s also serves great steak, and its worth a visit.