New York City Restaurants

Ready to take a bite out of New York? Hope you've come hungry. In a city where creativity is expressed in innumerable ways, the food scene takes center stage, with literally thousands of chances to taste what Gotham is all about. Whether lining up at street stands, gobbling down legendary deli and diner grub, or chasing a covete
Ready to take a bite out of New York? Hope you've come hungry. In a city where creativity is expressed in innumerable ways, the food scene takes center stage, with literally thousands of chances to taste what Gotham is all about. Whether lining up at street stands, gobb
Ready to take a bite out of New York? Hope you've come hungry. In a city where creativity is expressed in innumerable wa

Ready to take a bite out of New York? Hope you've come hungry. In a city where creativity is expressed in innumerable ways, the food scene takes center stage, with literally thousands of chances to taste what Gotham is all about. Whether lining up at street stands, gobbling down legendary deli and diner grub, or chasing a coveted reservation at the latest celebrity-chef venue, New Yorkers are a demanding yet appreciative audience.

Every neighborhood offers temptations high, low, and in between, meaning there's truly something for every taste, whim, and budget. No matter how you approach dining out here, it's hard to go wrong. Planning a day of shopping among the glittering flagship boutiques along 5th and Madison Avenues? Stop into one of the Upper East Side's storied restaurants for a repast among the "ladies who lunch." Clubbing in the Meatpacking District? Tuck into a meal at eateries as trendy as their patrons. Craving authentic ethnic? From food trucks to hidden joints, there are almost more choices than there are appetites. Recent years have also seen entire food categories, from ramen to meatballs to mac 'n' cheese, riffed upon and fetishized, and at many restaurants you find an almost religious reverence for seasonal, locally sourced cuisine.

And don't forget—New York is still home to more celebrity chefs than any other city. Your chances of running into your favorite cookbook author, Food Network celeb, or paparazzi-friendly chef are high, adding even more star wattage to a restaurant scene with an already through-the-roof glamour quotient. Newfound economic realities, however, have revived appreciation for value, meaning you can tap into wallet-friendly choices at every level of the food chain. Rest assured, this city does its part to satisfy your appetite. Ready, set, eat.

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  • 1. Aita

    $$ | Italian

    Don't let the unassuming air at this intimate restaurant on a leafy, largely residential block fool you: there is some serious cooking going...Read More

  • 2. Aurora

    $$ | Italian

    Handmade pastas, exceptional antipasti, and wonderful brunch have earned homey Aurora a loyal following. Most ingredients are locally sourced...Read More

  • 3. Ayada Thai

    $$ | Elmhurst | Thai

    There are plenty of great Thai restaurants in Elmhurst, but Ayada tops them all (in fact, it announced plans to open a branch in Manhattan's...Read More

  • 4. Barboncino

    $$ | Crown Heights | Pizza

    Settle in with the after-work crowd, and you'll feel like a Crown Heights local at this beloved neighborhood pizza parlor. Here, friends meet...Read More

  • 5. Barney Greengrass

    $$ | Upper West Side | American

    At this Upper West Side landmark, brusque waiters send out stellar smoked salmon, sturgeon, and whitefish to a happy crowd packed to the gills...Read More

  • 6. Café Sabarsky

    $$ | Upper East Side | Austrian

    In the Neue Galerie, this stately coffeehouse is meant to duplicate the Viennese café experience and does a good job of it, with Art Deco furnishings...Read More

  • 7. Chavela’s

    $$ | Crown Heights | Mexican

    Open Chavela’s wrought-iron doors and you’ll find a boisterous Mexican restaurant with a colorfully tiled bar, where diners order margaritas...Read More

  • 8. Clinton St. Baking Co.

    $$ | Lower East Side | American

    At this down-home casual restaurant, weekend brunch brings a line down the street for what many believe to be the best blueberry pancakes in...Read More

  • 9. Colonie

    $$ | Brooklyn Heights | American

    The key to this perpetually popular restaurant's success lies in its use of ultrafresh ingredients, sourced from local purveyors and presented...Read More

  • 10. Di Fara Pizza

    $$ | Pizza

    Brooklyn legend Domenico De Marco has been handcrafting pizzas with top-quality ingredients in this Midwood storefront since 1965, and even...Read More

  • 11. Diner

    $$ | Williamsburg | American

    The word "diner" might evoke a greasy spoon, but this trendsetting restaurant under the Williamsburg Bridge is nothing of the sort. Andrew Tarlow...Read More

  • 12. Dirt Candy

    $$ | Lower East Side | Vegetarian

    One of the best, most inspired vegetarian restaurants outside California, Dirt Candy shines thanks to chef Amanda Cohen, who knows how to coax...Read More

  • 13. Edi & the Wolf

    $$ | East Village | Austrian

    This rustic-chic Austrian spot is a bit unexpected for the neighborhood, but that hasn't stopped a steady stream of diners from heading to the...Read More

  • 14. Fornino

    $$ | Pizza

    The chefs here consider pizza-making both art and science, and their wood-fired creations prove just how deftly they balance the equation. The...Read More

  • 15. Glady’s

    $$ | Crown Heights | Caribbean

    Paying homage to the area’s Caribbean roots, Glady's is a cool tropical place with hanging plants, a funky sound track, and chalkboard menus...Read More

  • 16. Glasserie

    $$ | Greenpoint | Middle Eastern

    Its past as a glass factory inspired Glasserie's warm, romantic atmosphere, and details like rare light fixtures and prints of original electric...Read More

  • 17. Hometown Bar-B-Que

    $$ | Red Hook | Barbecue

    The smell of barbecue will have your mouth watering even before you get in the door of this cavernous hall, which many say serves the best BBQ...Read More

  • 18. Ivan Ramen

    $$ | Lower East Side | Japanese

    Ivan Orkin's improbable but true story is one of the many layers that make New York City's restaurant scene so exciting, authentic, and delicious...Read More

  • 19. 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

  • 20. Katz's Delicatessen

    $$ | Lower East Side | Deli

    Everything and nothing has changed at Katz's since it first opened in 1888, when the neighborhood was dominated by Jewish immigrants: lines...Read More

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