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Besides the two fabulous places to dine inside the hotel, Nougatine and Jean Georges, Trump International Hotel & Tower New York has plenty of dining options nearby; a number of highly rated restaurants call Columbus Circle home. For Japanese cuisine and outstanding sushi, make a reservation at Masa in the Time Warner Center. Though it costs roughly $450 a head before drinks and tip, dinner at Masa is phenomenal.
Also in the Time Warner Center, Per Se offers the Manhattan version of chef Thomas Keller's the French Laundry. Keller has urbanized his classic Northern California restaurant for the midtown Manhattan crowd, while maintaining so much of what makes his original outpost great, down to the dramatic blue door.
Just a little more than a mile away on East 54th Street, you'll find one of the city's best Italian restaurants, San Pietro, filled with power lunchers during the day, but offering a serene and romantic atmosphere at night. It is worth the taxi ride.
For a romantic dinner in the park without the ants or the hassle of packing a picnic basket, try The Loeb Boathouse in Central Park. And if you're looking for a nice sandwich for lunch, stroll over to Wichcraft on West 62nd Street and Columbus Avenue.
Of course, no trip to New York would be complete without a slice from Ray's Pizza, one of the best pizza places in the city. Good luck figuring out which Ray's is the original since a number of joints claim to be the first pizza pioneer — but no matter which you choose, you're sure to get a great slice.
Don't limit yourself just to these options. Part of the adventure is trying out new places each time you visit. So be adventurous, you're sure to find a favorite to tingle your tastebuds.