New York City Restaurants

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  • 1. Kai Feng Fu Dumpling House

    $ | Chinese

    For unbeatable cheap eats, take a slight detour off 8th Avenue to this small and unassuming restaurant. Its sparse dining room doesn’t offer...Read More

  • 2. Karczma

    $$ | Greenpoint | Polish

    Of all the Polish restaurants in this Polish neighborhood, family-run Karczma is the best, so dig in and order the pierogis—fried, not boiled...Read More

  • 3. Shake Shack

    $ | Flatiron District | American

    Although there are other locations of Danny Meyer's patties 'n' shakes joint around town (including Brooklyn), Madison Square Park is where...Read More

  • 4. Tacos Matamoros

    $ | Mexican

    Exceptional tacos large and small are the main attraction at this restaurant with a lengthy menu. Order the small ones, so you can try several...Read More

  • 5. Taqueria de los Muertos

    $ | Prospect Heights | Mexican

    Casual and unassuming, this taquería with Day of the Dead decor serves what are arguably the neighborhood’s best tacos, as well as burritos...Read More

  • 6. 456 Shanghai Cuisine

    $$ | Chinatown | Chinese

    Crowds come to this casual Chinatown eatery for above-average Chinese fare, such as General Tso's chicken, pork buns, and cold sesame noodles...Read More

  • 7. Arepera Guacuco

    $ | Bushwick | South American

    Arepas are griddled corn patties filled with meats and cheeses and sometimes vegetables; at this casual Venezuelan restaurant you watch them...Read More

  • 8. burger joint New York

    $ | Midtown West | Burger

    What's a college burger bar, clad in wood paneling and rec-room design straight out of Happy Days, doing inside a five-star Midtown hotel...Read More

  • 9. Cafe Luluc

    $$ | Carroll Gardens | French

    This French bistro is a longtime, lively neighborhood favorite, especially for weekend brunch, when lines can spill out onto the sidewalk....Read More

  • 10. Café Tibet

    $ | Chinese

    This brightly painted Tibetan restaurant perched above the subway tracks next to the Cortelyou Road station draws a crowd. The budget- and vegetarian...Read More

  • 11. Coppelia

    $$ | Chelsea | Latin American

    Named for a legendary ice-cream shop in Havana, Coppelia is neither Cuban nor an ice-cream parlor. Chef Julian Medina has created a 24-hour...Read More

  • 12. Doña Zita

    $ | Coney Island | Mexican

    Just off the boardwalk, this taco stand has a selection of tasty Mexican standards. The taco carne asada (marinated steak) is a favorite;...Read More

  • 13. Flip Sigi

    $ | West Village | Philippine

    If Manila and Mexico City miraculously collided, it would taste a lot like this lively, diminutive Hudson Street spot. Look past the cheeky...Read More

  • 14. Fortunato Brothers Café & Pasticceria

    $ | Bakery

    Of the few old-school Italian pastry shops remaining in Williamsburg, this family-run café and bakery is by far the best. The three Fortunato...Read More

  • 15. Gray's Papaya

    $ | Upper West Side | Fast Food

    It's a stand-up, take-out, 24-hour dive: but yes, limos do sometimes stop here for these legendary hot dogs—they are delicious, and quite the...Read More

  • 16. Kashkar Cafe

    $ | Brighton Beach | Asian

    Uyghur cuisine, from the Chinese region of Xinjiang, is the focus of the menu at this postage-stamp-size café. Standouts include naryn (lamb...Read More

  • 17. La Bonne Soupe

    $$ | Midtown West | French

    Midtown office workers and in-the-know out-of-towners keep this French restaurant bustling for the ever-popular La Bonne Soupe special—a bowl...Read More

  • 18. La Brioche

    $ | Brighton Beach | Bakery

    Don't be deceived by the French name: this unassuming bakery is Russian-Jewish, right down to its rugelach roots. The wall-to-wall trays are...Read More

  • 19. Lakruwana

    $$ | St. George | Sri Lankan

    Few outsiders know this, but Staten Island has a sizable Sri Lankan community, which means it's the perfect place to get a taste of this cuisine...Read More

  • 20. Mamoun's Falafel

    $ | East Village | Middle Eastern

    This cash-only, hole-in-the-wall institution, bustling day and night, is the place to go for speedy, hot, cheap, and delicious Middle Eastern...Read More

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