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111 E. 29th St., New York, NY 10016 40.743689 -73.982943
nr. Lexington Ave.  See Map | Subway Directions Hopstop Popup
212-685-5585 Send to Phone

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  • Cuisine: Belgian, Gastropub
  • Price Range: $$$

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  • Reader Rating:

    6 out of 10


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Nearby Subway Stops

6 at 33rd St.; 6 at 28th St.



Payment Methods

American Express, MasterCard, Visa

Special Features

  • Brunch - Weekend
  • Dine at the Bar
  • Great Desserts
  • Lunch
  • Outdoor Dining
  • Private Dining/Party Space
  • Prix-Fixe
  • Take-Out
  • Online Reservation


  • Full Bar




This venue is closed.

Resto happens to be serving the best Belgian food in New York today. Which, no offense to the chef, isn’t saying all that much: Other than the Petite Abeille and Le Pain Quotidien chainlets, and the Pommes Frites French-fry shack, there’s not a lot of competition. But that shouldn’t detract from Resto’s undeniable appeal either. With an American owner and chef and a refined Manhattan approach to food, Resto is Belgian in the same way that Momofuku Noodle Bar is Japanese or the Spotted Pig is English—which is to say, not slavishly but interpretively. And like those two restaurants, Resto achieves that rarest of combinations: expectations- exceeding, thoughtfully executed food in the sort of unpretentious surroundings that define the best kind of neighborhood restaurant.

Ideal Meal

Deviled egg, cheeseburger, blueberry-mango parfait.

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