3. The Oyster Bar & Restaurant | Grand Central Terminal

All the restaurants inside Grand Central Terminal — designated a National Historic Landmark in 1976 and a New York City Landmark in 1967 — technically qualify for this list, but The Oyster Bar & Restaurant deserves special mention. Located on the lower level of New York’s iconic transit hub, the eatery has been dishing out the freshest oysters and seafood dishes since 1913. Over a hundred years later, it remains a New York institution, and is regarded not only for its food, but for its vaulted, Guastavino-tiled ceiling and timeless architecture. Additionally, the archway in front of the restaurant is the most well-known whispering spot in New York City. As we mention in our popular Secrets of Grand Central article, nobody knows whether this whispering gallery was built this way on purpose, but it has provided endless amusement for residents and tourists alike. For more history on Grand Central Terminal, make sure to join us for a future tour of the iconic transit hub. Tour of the Secrets of Grand Central Terminal