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Balthazar is one of NYC Eater 38.

1. Balthazar

80 Spring St (at Crosby St), New York, NY
French Restaurant · SoHo · 806 tips and reviews

EaterEater: Restaurateur Keith McNally's enduring Soho brasserie. The best everyday restaurant in New York City. Period. Best dish: roast chicken for two. [Eater 38 Member] Read more.

The Spotted Pig is one of NYC Eater 38.

2. The Spotted Pig

314 W 11th St (at Greenwich St), New York, NY
Gastropub · West Village · 667 tips and reviews

EaterEater: Chef April Bloomfield holds her own and then some at New York's top gastropub. Arguably the best restaurant burger in New York is served here, and the gnudi needs no introduction. [Eater 38 Member] Read more.

Keens Steakhouse is one of NYC Eater 38.

3. Keens Steakhouse

72 W 36th St (btwn 5th & 6th Ave.), New York, NY
Steakhouse · Koreatown · 321 tips and reviews

EaterEater: Get a mutton chop with a side of history at this century old steakhouse that offers delicious food, perfect cocktails, & a killer ambiance. Those on a budget can hit up the bar room. [Eater 38 Member]

Amali is one of NYC Eater 38.

4. Amali

115 E 60th St (Park Ave), New York, NY
Mediterranean Restaurant · Upper East Side · 50 tips and reviews

EaterEater: This stylish and comfortable restaurant serves modern Mediterranean cuisine made with local ingredients. Standout dishes include the crudo plates and the chicken under a brick. [Eater 38 Member]

Donguri is one of NYC Eater 38.

5. Donguri

309 E 83rd St (Btwn 1st & 2nd Ave), New York, NY
Japanese Restaurant · Yorkville · 27 tips and reviews

EaterEater: The lobster miso soup is a must-try dish. [Eater 38 Member]

Tamarind TriBeCa is one of NYC Eater 38.

6. Tamarind TriBeCa

99 Hudson St (at Franklin), New York, NY
Indian Restaurant · Tribeca · 96 tips and reviews

EaterEater: Head to this Michelin-starred Tribeca restaurant to sample dishes from all across India, in a comfortable, and ever-so-slightly elegant setting. [Eater 38 Member]

Rubirosa is one of NYC Eater 38.

7. Rubirosa

235 Mulberry St (btwn Prince & Spring St), New York, NY
Pizza Place · NoLita · 466 tips and reviews

EaterEater: This lively restaurant is one of your best bets for classic red-sauce cuisine in New York City. Make sure to try one of the homemade pastas, and one of the ultra thin-crust pizzas. [Eater 38 Member]

Parm Mulberry Street is one of NYC Eater 38.

8. Parm Mulberry Street

248 Mulberry St (btwn Prince & Spring St), New York, NY
Italian Restaurant · NoLita · 404 tips and reviews

EaterEater: The chicken parm, Italian combo, and Saratoga club are all strong choices, and you're going to want an order of the calamari and the Buffalo cucumbers too. [Eater 38 Member]

The Dutch is one of NYC Eater 38.

9. The Dutch

131 Sullivan St (at Prince St), New York, NY
New American Restaurant · SoHo · 375 tips and reviews

EaterEater: Andrew Carmellini's freewheelin' American restaurant is basically a steakhouse, a craft cocktail bar, a seafood parlor, and a casual New American bistro all rolled into one. [Eater 38 Member]

Peasant is one of NYC Eater 38.

10. Peasant

194 Elizabeth St (btwn Prince & Spring St), New York, NY
Italian Restaurant · NoLita · 126 tips and reviews

EaterEater: The wood-fired lamb and the gnocchi with morels are perennial favorites. Note: Peasant is best enjoyed in the fall and winter months. [Eater 38 Member]

Ushiwakamaru is one of NYC Eater 38.

11. Ushiwakamaru

136 W Houston St (btwn Sullivan & MacDougal St), New York, NY
Sushi Restaurant · Greenwich Village · 73 tips and reviews

EaterEater: Hideo Kuribara's Houston Street restaurant is a favorite among chefs and sushi purists, and, thankfully, it's moderately priced by New York sushi standards. [Eater 38 Member]

Charlie Bird is one of NYC Eater 38.

12. Charlie Bird

5 King St (at 6th Ave), New York, NY
Italian Restaurant · SoHo · 125 tips and reviews

EaterEater: Owner Robert Bohr, sommelier Grant Reynolds, and the rest of the team will make you feel like you're the guest of honor at a very hip party. [Eater 38 Member]

Momofuku Ssäm Bar is one of NYC Eater 38.

13. Momofuku Ssäm Bar

207 2nd Ave (at E 13th St), New York, NY
Asian Restaurant · East Village · 427 tips and reviews

EaterEater: The team recently introduced a brunch menu. Classics like the apples with kimchi, spicy pork sausage with rice cakes, pork buns, and bo ssam are still available. [Eater 38 Member]

Alder is one of NYC Eater 38.

14. Alder

157 2nd Ave (btwn 9th & 10th St), New York, NY
New American Restaurant · East Village · 158 tips and reviews

EaterEater: Wylie Dufresne serves inventive food that's easy to enjoy. The New England clam chowder, rye pasta, and pigs in a blanket are already on their way to becoming Wylie classics. [Eater 38 Member]

ABC Kitchen is one of NYC Eater 38.

15. ABC Kitchen

35 E 18th St (btwn Broadway & Park Ave S), New York, NY
New American Restaurant · Flatiron District · 520 tips and reviews

EaterEater: ABC Kitchen serves some of the city's best salads, as well as great pizzas and a fancy cheeseburger. And save room for the popcorn-topped ice cream sundae for dessert. [Eater 38 Member]

Gramercy Tavern is one of NYC Eater 38.

16. Gramercy Tavern

42 E 20th St (btwn Broadway & Park Ave), New York, NY
American Restaurant · Flatiron District · 296 tips and reviews

EaterEater: Gramercy Tavern is the king of farm-to-table cuisine in New York City. The front room is one of the best places in New York for a leisurely lunch, or a romantic meal during the week. [Eater 38 Member]

The Cannibal Beer & Butcher is one of NYC Eater 38.

17. The Cannibal Beer & Butcher

113 E 29th St (btwn Park & Lexington Ave), New York, NY
New American Restaurant · Rose Hill · 153 tips and reviews

EaterEater: The menu from Momofuku alum Francis Derby includes steaks, tandoori lamb belly, slow-roasted pig head, and all manner of sausages and charcuterie items. [Eater 38 Member]

Szechuan Gourmet is one of NYC Eater 38.

18. Szechuan Gourmet

21 W 39th St (btwn 5th and 6th Ave), New York, NY
Chinese Restaurant · Garment District · 153 tips and reviews

EaterEater: Skip all the Chinese-American dishes and order straight from the Sichuan section of the menu. The dining room is way nicer than it needs to be. [Eater 38 Member]

Betony is one of NYC Eater 38.

19. Betony

41 W 57th St, New York, NY
American Restaurant · Midtown East · 82 tips and reviews

EaterEater: Serving elegant, accessible Modern American cuisine. The service is warm and attentive. Stop in for a drink and some snacks at the bar, or settle in for a full-on fine dining feast. [Eater 38 Member]

Bar Boulud is one of NYC Eater 38.

20. Bar Boulud

1900 Broadway (btwn 63rd & 64th St), New York, NY
French Restaurant · Lincoln Square · 146 tips and reviews

EaterEater: Bar Boulud is a destination for wine-lovers, charcuterie fanatics, and anyone the loves good French food. [Eater 38 Member]

Phayul is one of NYC Eater 38.

21. Phayul

3765 74th St Fl 2, Jackson Heights, NY
Asian Restaurant · Jackson Heights · 37 tips and reviews

EaterEater: There’s blood sausage, meaty curries, the ragged noodles called thenthuk, and don’t miss the wiggly mung-bean jelly laphing, carpeted with Sichuan peppercorns. [Eater 38 Member]

Gregory's 26 Corner Taverna is one of NYC Eater 38.

22. Gregory's 26 Corner Taverna

26-02 23rd Ave (26 st), Astoria, NY
Greek Restaurant · Astoria · 33 tips and reviews

EaterEater: Offering plates of zucchini fritters, fried salt-cod with garlicky skordalia, and fresh fish brought right to the restaurant by Long Island fishermen who are friends of the owner. [Eater 38 Member]

Pondok Jakarta is one of NYC Eater 38.

23. Pondok Jakarta

86-20 Whitney Ave, Elmhurst, NY
Indonesian Restaurant · Elmhurst · 7 tips and reviews

EaterEater: A riotous mix of fried chicken served with fiery sambals and a boiled egg; salads featuring tofu, peanut sauce, sprouts, and the compressed cylinders of rice starch called lontong. [Eater 38 Member]

M. Wells Dinette is one of NYC Eater 38.

24. M. Wells Dinette

22-25 Jackson Ave (inside PS1), Queens, NY
Diner · Hunters Point · 60 tips and reviews

EaterEater: You can depend on this Motrealithic café to turn out food stunningly beautiful and stunningly delicious, with colorful flourishes worthy of a Mondrian or Kandinsky. [Eater 38 Member]

Reynard is one of NYC Eater 38.

25. Reynard

80 Wythe Ave (N 11th St), Brooklyn, NY
American Restaurant · Williamsburg · 125 tips and reviews

EaterEater: A good choice for a casual bite, a celebratory feast, and everything in between. Reynard is hip without being exclusive, and everyone in your party will love the rustic fare. [Eater 38 Member]

St. Anselm is one of NYC Eater 38.

26. St. Anselm

355 Metropolitan Ave (btwn Havemeyer & Roebling St), Brooklyn, NY
American Restaurant · Williamsburg · 209 tips and reviews

EaterEater: The tender, butter-drenched Butcher's Steak is the best $16 slab of meat in New York City, no question, but the pricier cuts at Joe Carroll's Williamsburg steakhouse are even better. [Eater 38 Member]

Roberta's Pizza is one of NYC Eater 38.

27. Roberta's Pizza

261 Moore St (at Bogart St), Brooklyn, NY
Pizza Place · East Williamsburg · 595 tips and reviews

EaterEater: Roberta's is the epicenter of the modern Brooklyn food scene. The pizzas are fantastic, but the restaurant really flexes its muscles with the vegetable dishes. [Eater 38 Member]

Mile End Delicatessen is one of NYC Eater 38.

28. Mile End Delicatessen

97A Hoyt St (btwn Atlantic Ave & Pacific St), Brooklyn, NY
Sandwich Place · Boerum Hill · 251 tips and reviews

EaterEater: Noah and Rae Bernamoff offer a fresh take on delicatessen fare at this tiny Boerum Hill restaurant. [Eater 38 Member]

Littleneck is one of NYC Eater 38.

29. Littleneck

288 3rd Ave (btwn President & Carroll St), Brooklyn, NY
Seafood Restaurant · Gowanus · 118 tips and reviews

EaterEater: Now that the restaurant has a full liquor license, this is a solid choice for after work drinks and oysters, or a burger and cocktail at the bar. [Eater 38 Member]

Talde is one of NYC Eater 38.

30. Talde

369 7th Ave (at 11th St), Brooklyn, NY
Asian Restaurant · South Slope · 225 tips and reviews

EaterEater: Dale Talde breathes new life into the pan-Asian genre at this unabashedly fun Park Slope restaurant. Head here with a few friends and try a lot of things to share. [Eater 38 Member]

Thirty Acres is one of NYC Eater 38.

31. Thirty Acres

500 Jersey Ave (at Wayne St), Jersey City, NJ
American Restaurant · Van Vorst Park · 73 tips and reviews

EaterEater: Kevin and Alex Pemoulie are serving inventive and all-around delicious New American food in Jersey City right now. If you hop on the Path Train, you're guaranteed to be charmed. [Eater 38 Member]

Totonno's Pizzeria Napolitano is one of NYC Eater 38.

32. Totonno's Pizzeria Napolitano

1524 Neptune Ave (btwn W 15th & W 16th St.), Brooklyn, NY
Pizza Place · Coney Island · 78 tips and reviews

EaterEater: This century-old Coney Island pizzeria is one of New York's great cultural institutions. As Robert Sietsema notes: "This place is simply the best pizzeria in the world." [Eater 38 Member] Read more.

Royal Seafood Restaurant is one of NYC Eater 38.

33. Royal Seafood Restaurant

103-105 Mott St (btw Canal & Hester), New York, NY
Seafood Restaurant · Little Italy · 28 tips and reviews

EaterEater: As the name implies, this venerable Mott Street restaurant serves excellent Cantonese-style seafood dishes, but the off-the-cart dim sum is really the star of the show here. [Eater 38 Member] Read more.

La Vara is one of NYC Eater 38.

34. La Vara

268 Clinton St (btwn Warren St & Verandah Pl), Brooklyn, NY
Spanish Restaurant · Cobble Hill · 103 tips and reviews

EaterEater: Standout dishes include the anchovies with sesame and hazelnuts, the stuffed rabbit loin, the lamb meatballs, and the seafood-studded fideua. The menu is unlike any other in NYC. [Eater 38 Member] Read more.

Katsu-Hama is one of NYC Eater 38.

35. Katsu-Hama

11 E 47th St (btwn Madison & 5th Ave.), New York, NY
Tonkatsu Restaurant · Midtown East · 92 tips and reviews

EaterEater: This restaurant specializes in perfectly fried pork cutlets. During lunch, guests can order crispy pork loin with rice, miso soup, salad, sauces, and housemade pickles for just $12. [Eater 38 Member] Read more.

36. Mission Cantina

172 Orchard St (at Stanton St), New York, NY
Mexican Restaurant · Lower East Side · 175 tips and reviews

EaterEater: During lunch, Mission Cantina serves NY's best burritos, and at dinner, you’ll find an interesting mix of snacks, tacos, vegetable-based dishes, & larger proteins to share. [Eater 38 Member] Read more.

The Cecil is one of NYC Eater 38.

37. The Cecil

210 W 118th St (at St. Nicholas Ave), New York, NY
American Restaurant · Central Harlem · 96 tips and reviews

EaterEater: Go here for the eclectic menu from Alexander Smalls and Joseph "JJ" Johnson. Standouts include the oxtail dumplings, the feijoada, the “mini yard dogs,” and the fried guinea hen. [Eater 38 Member] Read more.

Gotham West Market is one of NYC Eater 38.

38. Gotham West Market

600 11th Ave (btwn W 44th & W 45th St), New York, NY
Market · Hell's Kitchen · 129 tips and reviews

EaterEater: You’ll find tapas from Seamus Mullen, noodles from Ivan Orkin, charcuterie from The Cannibal team, coffee from Blue Bottle, burgers from AvroKo, and tacos from Akhtar Nawab. [Eater 38 Member] Read more.