New York's Top 15 Vibe


What do we mean by “vibe”? It’s pretty simple. Distinct from how the restaurant is designed, what they serve, or even where it is, there is something else: how it feels.

Some restaurants are sleepy places where you sip wine leisurely. Some are fast-paced, thrilling adventures set to a thumping soundtrack. Each has its own context, creating an environment that can feel right (or wrong). When you step into a restaurant, you should forget about the outside world. It’s the world’s shortest vacation, the closest thing we have to teleportation. Going out to eat should get you more than just a meal. You’re looking for a feeling you couldn’t have felt at home.

On this list, you’ll find 15 restaurants in New York who have committed to delivering a certain feeling to their guests—and who pull it off masterfully.