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90 Excellent

Chef Michael White’s glittering seafood establishment on Central Park South remains one of the city’s best places to eat fish.

240 Central Park S., New York, NY, 10019


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Michael White’s famous gourmet Italian seafood destination has a little something for every deep-pocketed midtown diner — world-class pasta prepared by one of the masters of the genre, some of the finest high-end Mediterranean-style seafood this side of the Amalfi Coast (there were 12 varieties of raw fish crudo, the last time we checked the menu), and a posh, reasonably sized five-star venue right on Central Park South, across from the park. There’s also a compact bar menu available at lunch or dinner if you’re in a hurry, a fine weekend brunch, and a surprisingly spectacular cut of sirloin beef “tagliata” served with a panzanella bread salad studded with bits of bone marrow.

Adam Platt

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Recommended DishesRicci crostini; astice antipasto; fusilli; spaccatelli; tagliata.

DrinksFull Bar

Noise LevelCivilized