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The 5 most Instagrammable restaurants in New York

  • Food & Wine
  • By Kiri Gordon
  • Published 14 July 2022
  • Revised 14 February 2023

Today, the best restaurants are the ones that are catering to their customers’ social feeds. Not only do you deserve delicious delicacies, but they should look the part too. Well, they do say you eat with your eyes.

The best restaurants in New York not only have the most luxurious settings, but the food is edible art. In this article, we will explore the trend-worthy restaurants that skip the stories and make it straight to the main grid. 

Take an art-deco selfie at The Carlyle, A Rosewood Hotel

Take a step back in time at The Carlyle, A Rosewood Hotel with a medley of timeless New York classics and throwbacks to another era. Dowling’s at The Carlyle is a picture-perfect spot, quite literally. 

The walls are adorned with a medley of art, no matter where you look you will find something different. It’s like an intimate gallery just for you. The food is delicately crafted to be aesthetically fitting for your feed. 

Perfect picture ideas:

The Decor

  • Take a group picture in the large plush seats 
  • The dark ambient setting 
  • The art sculptures dotted around the venue 
  • Get a candid under one of the grand chandeliers

The Food 
  • Order the steak Diane for an impressive flame-cook experience at your table that will look perfect on your stories 
  • Order the Downling’s tuna tartare for an impressive stack
  • For something unique, opt for the octopus carpaccio
  • For classic elegance, select the oysters 

The Hotel
  • Get an iconic picture in front of the hotel just like Kendell Jenner, Hailey Beiber and Blake Lively
  • Pose in the majestic lobby

Treat yourself to a stay at this iconic hotel, a firm favourite with the stars including the lovely Princess Diana. Synonymous with pure opulence and high levels of hospitality and service, every single detail at The Carlyle is as though it’s ready for a photoshoot. 


Dowling's at The Carlyle, A Rosewood Hotel

Dowling's at The Carlyle, A Rosewood Hotel

Red roses and chandeliers at Baccarat Hotel

Every part of the Grand Salon at Baccarat Hotel is a sleek and luxurious photo-op that glows with champagne-hued lounges and furnishings. The impressive giant circles of red rose and magnificent chandeliers are a truly breathtaking sight, elegantly hanging from 22-foot-high ceilings with pleated Joffre silk-covered walls. Everywhere you look, you’ll be immersed in luxury.

Perfect picture ideas:

The Decor 

  • Pose in the ‘runway’ to get a full view of the restaurant 
  • Get a picture under the 64-arm chandelier that is sure to impress your followers 
  • Take a champagne boomerang from your enormous plush chair
  • The champagne presentation makes a great backdrop

The Food 
  • Order an afternoon tea for an impressive stack of cakes, sandwiches, and sweet treats 
  • Select the Petrossian Royal Ossetra caviar to truly impress 
  • The spiced tuna tartare with seaweed salad 

The Hotel 
  • Get jaw-dropping views of the city from the garden as well as some floral candids for your grid
  • The Baccarat library is a nook of 250 white leatherbound books that look like a dream movie house 
  • The impressive wall of 2,000 Baccarat crystal Harcourt glasses that are illuminated by LED lights in the lobby

The sleek champagne-coloured décor at this ultra-luxury hotel oozes sophistication and class. Love an entrance? You’ve found it, since the Baccarat Hotel literally shimmers with crystals as you strut through the building… 

Grand Salon at Baccarat Hotel

Grand Salon at Baccarat Hotel
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Enjoy monochrome beauty at The Mark

One of the best New York restaurants for Instagram has to be The Mark, which serves up Michelin-starred cuisine amid an iconic monochrome setting. Whether it’s outdoor or indoor dining, you’ll feel like one of the Upper Eastside elite with plenty of photoshoot-worthy spots to capture that perfect moment. Dishes are designed on the plate to be a treat for the eyes as well as some of the most delicious fare in New York. 

Perfect picture ideas:

The Decor 

  • Lounge back for a candid on one of the chez lounge plush chairs 
  • Take advantage of the bright yellow bursts of light throughout the restaurant 
  • Stand in front of the magnificent flower arrangements 
  • Take a boomerang over the decadent table setups 

The Food 
  • The egg caviar is a main grid moment 
  • Black truffle pizza will make everyone on your feed envious 
  • The artichoke salad is an absolute show-stopper 

The Hotel 
  • The quirky Mark Bar is perfect for Insta-perfect pictures 
  • Take a candid on the impressive staircase 
  • The lavish lounge is the perfect spot to pose 

The Mark is known for its vivid and contemporary style, which is why fashion moguls from all over the globe flock to it. You’ll feel as though you’ve stepped onto a movie set, with Instagrammable spots at every corner – so be sure to have your phone handy.


The Mark Restaurant by Jean-Georges

The Mark Restaurant by Jean-Georges

International fare at Astor Court, The St. Regis New York

Elegant fine-dining awaits you in this open-style lounge, complete with whimsical ceiling art at The St. Regis New York. The food mirrors the art décor, featuring classic flavours with innovative accents. Start your culinary experience in the King Cole Bar, an iconic spot regularly frequented by the rich and famous. This restaurant is perfect for those looking to add a quaint and elegant touch to their social feeds. 

Perfect picture ideas:

The Decor 

  • Sit back in your cosy cream chair for a picture that encompasses the dreamy ceiling art
  • The grand chandeliers are a perfect backdrop
  • The lavish gold touches make any photo look like the height of opulence 

The Food 
  • A decadent Afternoon Tea 
  • The black truffle and champagne risotto looks luxurious 
  • Select any of the deserts; they are pure art 

The Hotel 
  • The King Cole Bar has a vivid mahogany backdrop perfect for pictures 
  • The entrance of the hotel 
  • The art deco lounge 
  • The magical lobby with high marble ceilings and inspirational wall art

The St. Regis New York has been a beacon for those seeking luxury for over a century, with every detail providing timeless elegance. The rich decoration throughout the entire hotel surrounds guests in luxury and the dining scene is no different. 


Astor Court at The St. Regis New York

Astor Court at The St. Regis New York

Enjoy colonial elegance at The ClockTower, The New York EDITION

The cosy ambience of The ClockTower at The New York EDITION offers pops of royal colour throughout. Whether it’s the plush blue or forest green chairs, or the spotlight walls and fixtures that you dig the most - there are plenty of grid-worthy backgrounds to marvel over. 

The walls are adorned with black and white photos of British icons and moments. The cuisine is an aesthetically-pleasing affair serving up contemporary British fare. 

Perfect picture ideas:

The Decor 

  • Get a sultry candid from your plush chair 
  • Pose at the gold-leaf laden bar
  • In winter, get a cosy shot in front of the open fireplace 

The Food 
  • For a fire (literally) dessert, opt for the banoffee bakes Alaska 
  • The Burrata lavender and melon with truffle is sure to brighten up your feed 
  • The crab cocktail tart is an art exhibition in itself 

The Hotel 
  • The lavishly purple pool table with oak furnishings 
  • The stairwell to the second floor of the restaurant is transcendent
  • Sink into lavishly cream sofas in the lobby for an elegant snap

This elegant hotel is all about splendour and colonial glamour. So, whether it’s your meal at the restaurant or your crisp and romantic suite, you’ll expect only the highest quality and standards.  

The ClockTower at The New York EDITION

The ClockTower at The New York EDITION

What makes New York’s food scene so exciting?

When planning your visit to New York, your main goal will likely be getting in as many eateries, treats and traditional foods as possible. So, of course, you’ll want to get a classic New York hot dog. But let’s make it gourmet. 

The Mark has a bespoke hot dog stand outside the hotel providing organic dogs with kimchi relish, yum. You’ll also want to grab a slice of the world-famous New York pizza, but let’s do it in style. Dubbed New York’s ‘poshest pizza’ Pasquale Jones’ Clam Pie is the perfect Insta-worthy spot. Or, if you’re looking for a more rustic experience, check out some of New York's best luxury tours sure to satisfy your stomach and your social feed.

There are a few iconic restaurant experiences you simply have to add to the foodie itinerary during your stay. Some of the most exclusive restaurants include the French restaurant Le Bernadin in Midtown Manhattan and Chef’s Table at Brooklyn Fare, which offers a French and Japanese fusion of cuisine. 

Ask your hotel concierge to assist you with getting a booking at some of the most exclusive spots in New York. It’s certain to impress your followers. 

The Mark Hot Dog Cart

The Mark Hot Dog Cart

The most Instagrammable restaurants in New York FAQs

What are the best hotel restaurants in New York?

The best restaurants in New York include the elegant Astor Court, The St. Regis New York and the aesthetically pleasing The ClockTower, The New York EDITION.

Where do influencers eat in NYC?

Influencers are drawn to the most extravagant restaurants in New York, with multiple backdrops and furnishings to create great social content. Restaurants like The Mark and The Carlyle are top of the list for influencers and celebrities alike for this reason – and the great food. 

What’s the most instagrammable food in New York?

For truly delectable art-on-a-plate, head to the Baccarat Hotel or perhaps The ClockTower, The New York EDITION, for dishes that make your Instagram feed pop.

If you’re looking for somewhere to stay that oozes glamour as well as Instagram-worthy cuisine in the restaurant, Winged Boots has got you. Our five-star hotels offer Michelin-star quality restaurants that will have you reaching for your phone with every course, but why stop there? Discover the most fashionable hotels in New York and leave your followers in awe. 

Call us today on 0203 816 0985 and we'll start planning your NYC city break.

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