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5 Boujie Restaurants: Midtown Edition

Every once in a while I like to dress up, throw on extra makeup, and treat myself to an expensive meal in New York City. I've had the opportunity to try a bunch of delicious (and boujie) restaurants. Below is a list of my top 5 in midtown Manhattan.

1. The Todd English Food Hall

1 W 59th St, New York, NY 10019

Located in the bottom of the Plaza Hotel, The Todd English Food Hall is a great place to go with a large group of people with different food preferences. The eight dining sections, ("Wine Bar, Cheese & Charcuterie Station, Sushi Bar, Burger Bar & Rotisserie, Asian Noodle and Dumpling Bar, Pasta Bar, Brick Oven Pizza, and a Fish and Seafood Grill,") make it possible for everyone to find something to eat. My favorite thing to get on the menu is the truffle tater tots and the seafood cob salad.

2. Quality Italian

57 W 57th St, New York, NY 10019

My favorite Italian restaurant in New York City is Quality Italian. The chicken parm pizza makes for some great Instagram content, however, its not the only good thing on the menu. My go-to meal there is the housemade ricotta and the spicy lobster rigatoni alla vodka.

3. Nobu 57

40 W 57th St, New York, NY 10019

Nobu has a prestigious reputation due to several celebrity sightings. For someone that does not care about celebrities and values high quality food, I still recommend going to Nobu to celebrate a special occasion. Every time I go, I ask the waiter/waitress to place my order. I have yet to be disappointed. My absolute favorite thing on the menu (and possibly my favorite dish ever) is the crispy rice with spicy tuna. All the drinks are great too.

4. Estiatorio Milos

125 W 55th St, New York, NY 10019

Estiatorio Milos is a fun restaurant to go to if you are willing to be adventurous with your food and take recommendations from your waiter/waitress. On top of a traditional menu, Milos has a fish market that changes daily. Every time I have been, I have ordered a whole fish recommended by the waitress and split it with the table.

5. Nusr-Et Steakhouse

60 W 53rd St, New York, NY 10019

As a pescatarian, I would still recommend the Nusr-Et Steakhouse to people looking for a bougie dining experience. When I went there, I had the crab cakes for dinner and my friends ordered the steak. Aside from the delicious food, the drinks were fantastic and the overall experience was great.

**Picture taken from here**Hopefully when you are there you can meet Salt Bae (I didn't)

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