JACK KNIFE

Beckoning Greenwich Village neighbors to an 1800s carriage house reawakened by David Rockwell, Jack Knife brings an of-the-moment artisanal sensibility to New York’s beloved chophouse tradition.

MICHAEL JORDAN’S THE STEAK HOUSE N.Y.C.

Diners are dazzled by this iconic restaurant: a first-rate New York steakhouse spectacularly set on a private mezzanine beneath Grand Central Terminal’s sublime ceiling constellation.

STRIP HOUSE

GLAZIERWORKS’ David Rockwell-designed Greenwich Village steakhouse shattered stereotypes in 2001, launching the burlesque revival and unleashing the sexy steakhouse.

TAPIKA

This Theater District enterprise brought acclaimed chef David Walzog’s culinary finesse to cowboy cooking, prompting two stars from the New York Times. Southwestern restaurants have never been the same.

MONKEY BAR

This revival of the Hotel Elysée’s vintage bar and dining room, once famed as Tennessee Williams’ High Society watering hole and Tallulah Bankhead’s hangout.

BRIDGEWATERS

Bridgewaters was a disruptor. Set in the refurbished historic district of South Street Seaport, it was the first freestanding event space in lower Manhattan.

GIANNI’S

This first venture into the restaurant world was a perfect storm of incipient Eighties trends. Gianni’s served Italian chow upscaled with pesto and truffles.

TWENTY FOUR FIFTH

A refined party palace, presiding over a grand Art Deco lobby on lower Fifth Avenue, brought white-glove elegance to private events.