Written by on 16.12.19

What a plethora of fabulous dining spots that won’t break our healthy New Year’s resolutions! Just look at these nourishing and irresistible offerings in and around Murray Hill. And this guide is only a sampling! Murray Hill is a haven for culinary arts.


World-class dining doesn’t get more zen than this. Franchia, at Park Ave and East 34th Street, is convenient for residents of Murray Hill, as well as Midtown East.

Looking for New York’s best bowl of miso soup? You’ve just found it. Scallion pancakes? Nobody does them better. And the Pad Thai is to live for! Franchia prides itself on its extraordinary level of service, so if you’re looking for a lovely experience with out-of-town guests, business associates, or family, Franchia is sure to impress.

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Dig Inn

Looking for a hearty bite in a bowl made with care and sourced from local farms? Dig Inn makes it happen in NYC. Dig Inn offers seasonal cuisine, with a focus on all things local. A gift card makes a great present for a roommate, maintenance staffer, or business collaborator!

Founded in 2011, Dig Inn is a new entrant to NYC’s culinary scene, but it’s taking off throughout the northeast. Our neighborhood’s local venue is at 275 Madison Avenue, Between 39th and 40th Streets. You’ll also want to visit the Midtown East location at 150 East 52nd Street, and their spot at 1297 Lexington Avenue in the Upper East Side.


If you have yet to experience Shojin cuisine, wait no more. Kajitsu is an excellent choice for vegans and vegetarians, and those looking for healthful, planet-friendly cuisine. Seating is on the upper floor (note: no elevator), with a charming view of the restaurant’s Murray Hill niche. The interior is beautiful, too, designed with woods, tables, and arts imported from Japan. Take a look at Kajitsu’s homepage to get a feel for the beauty of the place.

Kajitsu is the Japanese word for fine day or day of celebration. The owners set out to make every guest’s experience a celebration.

Find Kajitsu at 125 East 39th Street, between Lexington and Park Avenues. Explore it once, and we bet you’ll come back again. The menu is constantly updated.


Dr Smood

For a quick and health-conscious option, try Dr Smood, at 285 Madison Avenue. It’s fast food with a slow twist! Dr Smood’s goal is to offer you only nutrient-dense, organic sustenance.

Here, what you won’t get is as important as what you get. Off-limits are hormones, preservatives, GMOs, pesticides, or artificial ingredients.

A great selection of coffee and tea is always on the menu. The place is hopping at breakfast and lunch times.



We know you’ve been looking for a stylish, Asian-Latin fusion experience in a gorgeous, 3-level setting — including a tiki-tequila lounge, of course! Right this way to Zengo, at 622 3rd Avenue, in Grand Central Plaza.

Shared courses, bottomless brunches, bento boxes… There all here.

And what better way to celebrate New Year’s Eve in Murray Hill than a five-hour open bar featuring NYC’s top DJ and bartending talent, dinner by award-winning Chef Richard Sandoval, and full permission, as Zengo puts it, to leave your inhibitions at the door?

Bon Appétit! Wishing You a Super Holiday Season and a Healthful, Happy 2020

It’s a season for celebrations, and Carlyle Property Management in New York City wishes you the very best. Ready to explore the apartment homes waiting for you in Manhattan — including the desirable Murray Hill neighborhood? Call 212.682.7300 to learn about the floor plans we currently have available.

Topics: Murray Hill , NYC Restaurants , NYC Things to Do