The Writing Room

1703 Second Ave.
Manhattan, NY 10128
Upper East Side


At this regionally driven American casual fine dining restaurant, housed in the space formerly known as Elaine's, the focus is on hospitality, impeccable service, great food and drink in a beautifully designed atmosphere. The family-owned and -run Writing Room is open for brunch and dinner. The fare at the literary-themed restaurant includes starters like sweet corn soup and shellfish stew, followed by a baby shrimp risotto, half-pound lobster served with wild clams and a grilled, bone-in prime strip steak. The restaurant is separated into three distinct rooms: the bar room, the dining room and the study.



  • Private Function Room(s)
  • WiFi
  • Happy Hour
  • Reservations Accepted
  • $$$
  • American (New)


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