Budget Restaurants in New York City

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Budget Restaurants in New York City

Restaurants Overview
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Cuisine
Location
 
456 Shanghai Cuisine
Come to this Chintown eatery for above-average Chinese fare, such...
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Chinese
Chinatown
 
Adrienne's Pizza Bar
It's hip to be square at this downtown pizzeria. Father-and-son...
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Italian
Financial District
 
Artichoke Pizza
Grab a gargantuan slice at this popular take-out joint, or order...
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Pizza
East Village
 
Balthazar Bakery
Follow the beguiling scent of fresh-baked bread to Balthazar...
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Café
SoHo
 
Bereket
This brightly lit corner spot serves Turkish food fast, cheap...
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Turkish
Lower East Side
 
Big Nick's Burger Joint & Pizza Joint
This cramped, 24-hour neighborhood diner is quintessential divey...
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American: Diner
Upper West Side
 
Bleecker Street Pizza
Flavor reigns at this bustling corner pizzeria. It's the perfect...
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Pizza
Greenwich Village
 
Bouchon Bakery
Never mind that you're in the middle of a shopping mall under...
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Café
Upper West Side
 
Bozu
The next evolution of sushi draws the locals to Bozu's dim interior...
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Japanese
Williamsburg
 
Bubby's
Neighborhood crowds clamoring for coffee and freshly squeezed...
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American
TriBeCa
 
Burger Joint
What's a college burger bar, done up in particleboard and rec-room...
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Burger
Midtown West
 
Café Gitane
Specializing in simple salads, sandwiches, and a selection of...
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French
NoLIta
 
Café Habana
The Mexican-style grilled corn, liberally sprinkled with chili...
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Eclectic
NoLIta
 
Cascabel Taqueria
At Cascabel, the wrestling-theme decor is a whimsical backdrop...
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Mexican
Upper East Side
 
Chez Oskar
This funky French bistro on a Fort Greene corner is a longstanding...
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French: Bistro
Fort Greene
 
The City Bakery
This self-service bakery-restaurant has the urban aesthetic to...
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American
Flatiron District
 
Co.
Co., or, as it's pronounced, "Company," took the New York pizza...

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Pizza
Chelsea
 
Congee Village
Don't be put off by the name—this boisterous Chinatown icon serves...
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Chinese
Lower East Side
 
Coppelia
Named for a legendary ice cream shop in Havana, Coppelia is neither...
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Eclectic
Chelsea
 
Crif Dogs
Gluttony reigns at Crif Dogs, where you can indulge in creative—and...
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Fast Food
East Village
 
Cubana Cafe
This small Brooklyn brother of the Park Slope restaurant of the...
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Cuban
Downtown Brooklyn
 
Ditch Plains
Named for a surf spot in Montauk, this laid-back neighborhood...

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Seafood
West Village
 
Doughnut Plant
If the cupcake craze is getting you down, head to the Doughnut...
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Café
Lower East Side
 
Egg
Hipsters love it. Even Manhattanites make the trek across the...
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American
Williamsburg
 
Fatty Crab
This rustic Malaysian cantina showcases the exciting cuisine...
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Malaysian
West Village
 
Fette Sau
It might seem odd to go to a former auto-body repair shop to...
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American
Williamsburg
 
Financier Patisserie
On the cobblestone pedestrian street that has become the Financial...
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Café
Financial District
 
Five Napkin Burger
This perennially packed Hell's Kitchen burger place/brasserie...

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American
Midtown West
 
Fornino
The wood-fired oven, exposed brick, and family vibe make this...
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Pizza
Williamsburg
 
Frankies Spuntino
Delectable culinary treats await those willing to deal with spotty...
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Italian
Downtown Brooklyn
 
Franny's
Though many swear by Grimaldi's for Brooklyn's best pie, this...
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Pizza
Park Slope and Prospect Heights
 
Gahm Mi Oak
The deconstructed industrial design, inexpensive 24-hour menu...
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Korean
Midtown West
 
Grand Sichuan
Yes, it's a local Chinese chainlet, and no, you don't come here...
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Chinese
East Village
 
Gray's Papaya
It's a stand-up, takeout dive. And, yes, limos do sometimes stop...
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American
Greenwich Village
 
Great New York Noodletown
Although the soups and noodles are unbeatable at this no-frills...
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Chinese
Chinatown
 
Grimaldi's
This legendary New York–style parlor serves excellent pizza pies...
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Pizza
Waterfront Brooklyn
 
Havana Central
This is a great place for reasonably priced group dining and...

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Cuban
Midtown West
 
Ippudo
Crowds wait hours for the ramen noodles at Ippudo, the first...
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Japanese
East Village
 
Jackson Diner
Neighborhood folk and Manhattanites alike flock to Jackson Diner...
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Indian
Queens
 
Jing Fong
On weekend mornings people pack this vast dim sum palace so be...
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Chinese
Chinatown
 
Joe's Pizza
You might recognize this Greenwich Village institution from its...
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Pizza
West Village
 
Joe's Shanghai
Joe opened his first Shanghai restaurant in Queens in 1995 but...
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Chinese
Chinatown
 
Kabab Café
Middle-Eastern restaurants are a dime a dozen in N.Y.C., but...
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Middle Eastern
Queens
 
Kashkaval
Lunchtime is the right time to sample the mezze-like dishes at...
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Mediterranean
Midtown West
 
Kati Roll Company
You can think of a kati roll as a South Asian taco: griddled...
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Indian
Greenwich Village
 
Katz's Delicatessen
Everything and nothing has changed at Katz's since it first opened...
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Deli
Lower East Side
 
Kefi
"Kefi" is Greek for the bliss that accompanies a bacchanalia...

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Greek
Upper West Side
 
Keste Pizza & Vino
At the back of the long, narrow Keste Pizza & Vino restaurant...
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Pizza
Greenwich Village
 
Kitchenette
This small, comfy restaurant lives up to its name with tables...

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American
TriBeCa
 
La Bonne Soupe
Midtown office workers and in-the-know out of towners keep this...

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French
Midtown West
 
La Superior
"Kiss Manhattan's lousy street food goodbye; Brooklyn is taking...
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Mexican
Williamsburg
 
Le Pain Quotidien
This international Belgian chain brings its homeland ingredients...
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Bakery
Midtown West
 
Legend
Sure, there's nothing Chinese about the generic name; and the...
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Chinese
Chelsea
 
Levain Bakery
Completely unpretentious and utterly delicious, Levain Bakery's...
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Bakery
Upper West Side
 
Lexington Candy Shop
Established in 1925, this corner luncheonette still sports 1940s-era...
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American: Diner
Upper East Side
 
Lombardi's Pizza
Brick walls, red-and-white checkered tablecloths, and the aroma...
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Pizza
NoLIta
 
M. Wells Dinette
When the original version of this beloved and experimental restaurant...
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Canadian
Queens
 
Mamoun's Falafel
Mamoun's is an institution. Bustling day and night, this hole-in-the-wall...
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Middle Eastern
East Village
 
MarieBelle
Practically invisible from the front of the chocolate emporium...
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Café
SoHo
 
The Meatball Shop
New York's first full-service meatball restaurant has a pedigree...
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Italian
Lower East Side
 
Mile End
Named for a neighborhood in Montréal where the city's famed bagel...
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Deli
East Village
 
Minca
It may have received less fanfare than some other East Village...
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Japanese
East Village
 
Mission Chinese Food
When the news spread that chef Danny Bowien was bringing his...
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Chinese
Lower East Side
 
Momofuku Milk Bar
This combination bakery, ice cream parlor, and sandwich shop...
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Café
Lower East Side
 
Motorino Pizza
The Manhattan branch of the Williamsburg original has brought...
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Pizza
East Village
 
Moustache
There's typically a crowd waiting outside for one of the copper-top...
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Middle Eastern
West Village
 
Nathan's Famous
No visit to Coney Island would be truly complete without a hot...
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American
Coney Island and Brighton Beach
 
New Malaysia
This Malaysian restaurant is a real find. Literally. You could...
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Malaysian
Chinatown
 
Peanut Butter & Co. Sandwich Shop
For a childhood classic kicked up a notch, head to Peanut Butter...
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American
Greenwich Village
 
Pies N' Thighs
With its battered wood floors and rustic tables, this sunlighted...
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American: Southern
Williamsburg
 
Pinche Taqueria
Offshoots of a popular Tijuana taco shop established in 1973...
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Mexican
NoLIta
 
Pio Pio
You're here for the Peruvian rotisserie chicken, but you'll remember...
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Peruvian
Midtown East
 
Porchetta
Super-succulent Italian roast pork—dusted in fennel pollen and...
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Italian
East Village
 
Primorski
Enjoy inexpensive lunch specials or lavish dinner banquets complete...
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Eastern European
Coney Island and Brighton Beach
 
Republic
When Republic first opened, it was one of very few places to...
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Asian
Union Square
 
Roebling Tea Room
It may look like a factory from the outside but this North End...
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American
Williamsburg
 
Salumeria Rosi Parmacotto
Just up the block from Gray's Papaya is this compact temple to...

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Italian
Upper West Side
 
Shake Shack
Although there are other locations of Danny Meyer's patties 'n...
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American
Flatiron District
 
Shopsin's
Don't ask for substitutions or sauce on the side at New York's...
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Eclectic
Lower East Side
 
The Smile
Subterranean and almost hidden, The Smile will turn your frown...

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American
East Village
 
South Brooklyn Pizza
This outpost of the famed Brooklyn pizza spot has expanded from...
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Pizza
East Village
 
Spicy and Tasty
Flushing is crammed with quality salt-of-the-earth Chinese eateries...
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Chinese
Queens
 
SriPraPhai
The main reason foodies flock to Woodside is to go to SriPraPhai...
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Thai
Queens
 
Sugar Sweet Sunshine
The brainchild of two former Magnolia Bakery employees, Sugar...
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Café
Lower East Side
 
Taïm
There's a real chef behind this tiny sliver of a restaurant—New...
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Middle Eastern
Greenwich Village
 
Tasty Hand-Pulled Noodles
The name says it all. And it doesn't lie. The open kitchen at...
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Chinese
Chinatown
 
Tatiana Grill
It's open year-round, but Tatiana's, right on the boardwalk...
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Russian
Coney Island and Brighton Beach
 
Taverna Kyclades
The current powerhouse of Hellenic eats in the neighborhood...
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Greek
Queens
 
Teresa's
At the end of Montague Street, right before the entrance to the...
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American: Diner
Downtown Brooklyn
 
Tía Pol
It may be sardine-can small and dark, but that doesn't stop this...
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Spanish
Chelsea
 
Tom's Restaurant
Fans of Suzanne Vega may want to make a pilgrimage to this diner...
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American: Diner
Park Slope and Prospect Heights
 
Traif
"Celebrating pork and shellfish," the restaurant's website proudly...
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American
Williamsburg
 
Tulcingo Del Valle Restaurant
This authentic Mexican grocery and restaurant serves tacos, tortas...
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Mexican
Midtown West
 
Ulysses'
Nestled alongside skyscrapers and the towering New York Stock...
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American
Financial District
 
Vanessa's Dumpling House
One of the best deals in Chinatown can be found at Vanessa's...
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Chinese
Chinatown
 
Veniero's Pasticceria
Since 1894, this bustling bakery-café has sold every kind of...
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Café
East Village
 
Veselka
The name means "rainbow" in Ukrainian, and you can order potato...
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Eastern European
East Village
 
Westville
If New York's neighborhoods were small country towns, they'd...
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American
West Village
 
Xe Lua
A good Vietnamese restaurant in Manhattan is hard to find, which...
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Vietnamese
Chinatown
 
Xi'an Famous Foods
Serving the very unrepresented cuisine of far western China...
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Chinese
Chinatown
 
XO Kitchen
Chinese students throng this Hong Kong–style eatery where the...
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Chinese
Chinatown
 
Zero Otto Nove
Though insiders who can get a table swear by Rao's on 114th in...
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Italian
The Bronx
 
Zum Schneider
Located in Alphabet City—the wilds of the East Village—this garrulous...
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German
East Village
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