Exclusive Tour of NYC’s Best Michelin Recommended Restaurants
Discover three Michelin Recommended restaurants in NYC’s Flatiron District, including Michelin Star Restaurants. With elevated courses, plus an optional beverage package, you and your group will discover the best hot spots and hidden gems in New York with expert curation and storytelling from your Avital Emcee Host. A high-end experience to celebrate with family and friends or colleagues and clients.
How it Works
Example Dishes & Drinks
Our NYC Michelin Food Tour includes 4-courses – two appetizers, one entree, and one dessert – with a sprinkling of culinary history and stories in between. Upgrade to the Beverage Experience for added enjoyment, including 3 interactive alcohol pairings. We focus on quality over quantity, but we promise you won’t leave hungry! Here are some possible tastings to satiate your curiosity.
Show-stopping duck liver mousse from Michelin One Star Restaurant
American Wagyu beef paired with traditional korean banchan at Michelin One Star Restaurant
Butter-poached Nova Scotia lobster at Italian Riviera concept
A fine dining take on Korean Bingsu, a Hudson Valley milk-based shaved ice dessert, served with rice flour Chapssal doughnuts and crème fraîche ice cream from Michelin One Star Restaurant
Turkish Manti, poached beef dumplings, with garlic yogurt sauce from Michelin Bib Gourmand Restaurant
We’ll visit 3 of the best Michelin restaurants in NYC’s Flatiron District, featuring hot spots (Avital guests skip the line) and hidden gems. All of our restaurants not only serve outstanding food and drinks, but they also have a rich story to discover.
Michelin One Star Restaurant featuring specialty Wagyu cuts in traditional Korean BBQ format
Sleek Michelin One Star
Michelin One Star mainstay from Restauranteur Danny Meyer
Michelin Plate restaurant featuring floral dishes
Michelin Bib Gourmand Turkish Restaurant
- 3.5 Hour Walking Tour (flat route, approximately 1.5 miles)
- Specially Trained & Vetted Avital Emcee Host
- 7-10 Course Tasting Menu with Appetizers, Entree, and Dessert at Michelin Recommended Restaurants
- 3 Interactive Alcoholic Beverage Pairings (optional upgrade)
- Delightful Sprinkling of Culinary Stories and History
Where is it?
Our start location varies but is always within a 3-block walk from Madison Square Park (located near the 4, 5, and 6 subway lines). You’ll receive your exact meeting location after booking.
Run of Show
1: Meet Expert Avital Guide & Introduction
Guests meet Avital Guide at pre-determined location. Kick off the tour with fun introductions!
2: 1st Restaurant for Appetizer & Optional Beverage Pairing
Arrive at the first neighborhood restaurant and sink your teeth into a delicious appetizer with a carefully curated alcoholic (or non-alcoholic if you prefer) beverage pairing.
3: Visit Iconic Landmark
Head towards your next restaurant destination, but on the way discover unique murals, historic statues, or hidden curiosities with rich commentary from your Avital Guide.
4: 2nd Restaurant for Appetizer & Optional Beverage Pairing
Enjoy your second small plate appetizer with another delicious beverage pairing as you hear stories about the restaurant, culinary scene, and the people who make it all possible.
5: Discover Neighborhood Story
As you walk to your 3rd restaurant destination you’ll continue your journey through the neighborhood with more awesome storytelling and fun facts.
6: 3rd Restaurant for Entree, Dessert & Optional Beverage Pairing
Indulge in your main entree course with another incredible beverage pairing as you chat, enjoy, and connect with your fellow diners.
Then enjoy a scrumptious sweet treat for your final tasting. Your Avital Guide will wrap up the tour, answer any final questions, and can recommend other awesome places to visit next time!
Private tours are available any day of the week, at any time! Public tours are not available right now.
The NYC Michelin Food Tour is a flat route, approximately 1 1/2 miles.
Private tours don’t have a minimum or maximum number of people, but we do have a $1000 minimum spend.
Guests over 21 years can add the alcohol pairing upgrade which includes 3 carefully curated drinks.
Gratuity is included in your package price!
Private bookings made with less than two weeks notice will come with a nominal rush charge of $150.
NYC Private Michelin Experience
Our NYC Michelin Food Tour is only available for private groups. It’s great for team building, client entertainment, birthday parties, and large groups.
A private experience, just for your group. Great for team building, client entertainment, birthday parties, and large groups.
- Request Your Preferred Day & Time
- Any Group Size
- Private Avital Guide For Your Group
- Customize Your Package
Upgrades & Add-ons
Add 3 Alcoholic Beverages
Curated cocktails, beer, or wine pairings to enhance your dining experience.
For private tours, we can accommodate all dietary restrictions with advance notice. You will be asked for your dietary restrictions during your booking process. If you are unsure if we can accommodate your restriction, please email us at [email protected]. Please note that this tour may include nuts, dairy, seafood, spicy food, and pork.
Why Choose Avital for Your NYC Michelin Food Tour?
Our NYC Michelin Food Tour is led by a trained, expert Avital Guide. You can sit back and enjoy as your host takes care of all the logistics with rich storytelling and group engagement along the way.
No waiting in lines and each course is served seated at a reserved table. Tours can be an intimate, small-group experience yet still have that same VIP feeling for large groups.
A full support team to ensure a turnkey booking and seamless experience from start to finish.
Dietary Restriction Friendly
We understand dietary restrictions and want everyone to leave feeling cared for and full! We’ll ask for your restrictions after booking.
Taste The Best
Instead of visiting a whole bunch of average places with tiny toothpick bites, we visit 3 incredible restaurants that not only serve steller food and drinks, but are passionate about storytelling and the guest experience.
All tickets are nonrefundable. Consider it like buying a concert ticket – that seat is reserved for you and we will be unable to resell it. As a small business with only 12 tickets per tour, it’s important that you purchase tickets when you’re sure you can go. If you can’t make it to the tour you purchased, the tickets are transferable.
Gratuity is included in your private food tour package.
Yes! Our Progressive Meal is a full meal! The base package features appetizers, entree, and dessert (~3-5 dishes) and is great for lunch or dinner. For private tours, you can also choose the “add more food” upgrade for an even more luxurious and robust menu (~5-7 dishes) great for a heavy lunch or solid dinner.
Our pricing already includes applicable taxes! For private events, there is a standard $25 per person private event service charge noted. This helps ensure we can tip your guide and restaurant servers for larger/private groups. No surprise “booking fees” or hidden extras.
It’s okay! We can accommodate dietary restrictions and requests for non-alcoholic substitute beverages. We’ll ask for your requests and restrictions during booking.
We strongly discourage it. Everything in your pre-booked tour is ordered and prepared in advance to be ready on arrival at each restaurant. Orders placed after arrival take much longer, and come out with little time to spare before we head off to the next course. Guests end up disappointed, leaving cocktails behind or feeling pressure to drink up. Not a good experience.
Yes and no. Our experience takes the best elements of seated dining, prix-fixe chef’s tasting menus, blended with the best elements of a classic food tour, to create an entirely unique dining experience: the Avital Progressive Meal.
That’s okay! You can still book to reserve your date/time with an estimate and adjust later. We accommodate changes of +/- 20% from your original number. Ask your curator if you need special arrangements for larger changes.
That’s our job! We’ve spent years testing out all of the city’s awesome restaurants, finding those quirky characters, and building a culinary experience with story and purpose (that’s also delicious!) Trust us, that’s why you came here.
We’ll send your confirmed meeting address prior to your tour date. The menu itself, and featured restaurants, follow a prix fixe tasting menu style and are revealed as part of the experience itself as it unfolds. You can explore our example featured dishes to understand the caliber and style of dishes and cocktails we highlight.
Our NYC Michelin Food Tour is a flat route with about 1 ½ miles of walking.
Our public tours sell out fast so we recommend purchasing your tickets at least 2 weeks in advance. For private tours, we also require a 2 week lead time. Private bookings made with less than two weeks notice will come with a nominal rush charge of $150, and deadlines for dietary restrictions info and final guest count are extended to 3 days prior to the event date. Inquiries less than 3 days in advance require all guest info upon booking.
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