Some very standout burgers, many Michelin stars, and more
Conveniently perched between uptown and downtown Manhattan, the neighborhoods of Flatiron and Gramercy often function as that agreeable meeting point for a dinner that feels like a safe middle ground. Despite its convenience, the area doesn’t have a reputation for being a restaurant destination. But there’s a lot more to discover in these adjacent neighborhoods besides seemingly every fancy salad lunch chain: there are fine dining establishments like Gramercy Tavern, classic burger joints like Joe Jr., and excellent Georgian fare at Chito Gvrito. A little research provides plenty of options for a noteworthy meal.
Health experts consider dining out to be a high-risk activity for the unvaccinated; it may pose a risk for the vaccinated, especially in areas with substantial COVID transmission.