Chef/proprietor Danny Bowien and executive chef Angela Dimayuga have added a raw bar, two generous family-style set menus, and showstoppers like duck baked in clay. Read more.
This postage stamp sized, low-fi, BYOB, cash-only restaurant punches far above its weight class offering some of the city’s best noodles. Don’t overlook the big tray chicken or the pork pancakes. Read more.
A meal here might include Southern-style white shrimp, rich pork rillettes, crispy squid with green onions, bright scallop ceviche, and spicy chopped tuna on toast. Read more.
David Chang’s seminal, ground-breaking East Village noodle shop has arguably been the most influential restaurant to emerge from NYC this century. Read more.
Restaurateur Keith McNally's enduring Soho brasserie is the best every day restaurant in New York City. Period. Read more.
The Dutch is a great choice when you’re craving a steak, a burger, or oysters, and the menu always includes plentiful seafood options as well as pastas. It's an indelible part of the Soho landscape. Read more.
In 127 years, little has changed. Katz's remains one of New York's—and the country's—essential delis. Order at the counter, and don't forget to tip your slicer—your sandwich will be better for it. Read more.
Ignacio Mattos serves rustic, market-driven dishes that don't easily fit into any one classification. Standouts include mussels escabeche, ricotta dumplings, and excellent beef tartare with sunchokes. Read more.
The ideal meal at Oiji starts with the honey butter chips followed by the house-made soba noodles, braised beef, and mackerel smoked over pine needles. Read more.
Headley and his crew turn seasonal vegetables into delectable salads and riffs on American comfort food favorites. The specials menu changes daily, and the rest of the menu is constantly evolving. Read more.
Marco Canora recently transformed the menu at his 13-year-old East Village Italian restaurant, to align it with his newfound vision of health, but the food is as rich and pleasing as ever. Read more.
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. Read more.
Enrique Olvera brings his vision of modern Mexican cuisine filtered through a global prism to NYC. The stark room and concise menu reveal unexpectedly bright, inventive, and often forceful flavors. Read more.
A grand choice for a dinner date, business breakfast, or leisurely lunch. Dinner reservations are recommended for the main dining room, but The Nomad Bar is first-come, first-serve. Read more.
This Chelsea tapas restaurant from chefs Alex Raij and Eder Montero is still going strong after nearly 10 years in business. Do not miss the uni panini or the fried garbanzo beans. Read more.
From large format lamb feasts to full English breakfasts to the game-changing lamb burger to what is quite possibly NYC’s finest rib steak, The Breslin is firing on all cylinders. Read more.
The wood charcoal used to power the grill at every table makes all the difference, imbuing meat with a smoky flavor. Emerge from New Wonjo perfumed by the smoke and beef fat and leave fully satisfied. Read more.
Representing the esoteric cuisine of the Druze tribe of Israel whose religion is a mix of Islam and ancient Roman gnosticism, Gazala Place is named after chef / owner Gazala Habibi. Read more.
Open until 3 a.m. nightly, this subterranean izakaya has become a neighborhood staple offering interesting pub fare like Japanese barbecue and yakitori, rice balls, okonomiyaki, and noodles. Read more.
In addition to some of the best dry-aged beef in town, Porter House Bar and Grill offers plentiful seafood options, seasonal specials, a terrific wine list, and great service to boot. Read more.
New Delhi import Indian Accent brings high-minded, upscale Indian cuisine to Midtown in an opulent, modern dining room accented with imported “Calcutta gold” white marble. Read more.
Bar Boulud is a destination for wine-lovers, charcuterie fanatics, and anyone that loves good French food. Read more.
An omakase will set you back around $80—a bargain for New York City. Guests can also supplement their omakase meals with a small selection of a la carte sushi. Tanoshi has three seatings per night. Read more.
Dovetail was revamped last summer but the effect is the same: it’s a serene, highly civilized space to enjoy Fraser’s thoughtful cooking. The restaurant offers a variety of dining options. Read more.
Patsy’s serves the quintessential example of the New York Neapolitan style of pizza — cooked in a grandfathered coal oven. Few, if any, places provide a more lucid touchstone to old New York. Read more.
The menu is a sprawling pan-regional affair, but the attention to detail is exacting, the spice level bombastic, yet it is tempered by a particularly gentle price point. Read more.
Joshua Smookler’s two-year-old ramen shop serves one of the best tonkotsu broths around. Beyond ramen, Mu also offers some high minded plates, like dry-aged Japanese Wagyu beef specials. Read more.
Head to New York's only Michelin-starred Mexican restaurant for beef tongue tacos, chicken smothered in a heady mole sauce, and a monster crab tostada. Read more.
Chef Missy Robbins serves an inventive and highly-personal style of Italian cuisine. Standouts include the veal steak, the cacio e pepe fritters, and the mafaldine pasta with pink peppercorns. Read more.
The tender, butter-drenched Butcher's Steak is the best $20 slab of meat in New York City, no question, but the pricier cuts at Joe Carroll's Williamsburg steakhouse are even better. Read more.
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. Read more.
It was founded in 1887 when Williamsburg was a city onto itself, and some say Luger is the greatest steakhouse in the world. Even if we can’t go quite that far, the steaks are damn good. Read more.
You can always find oysters, cured meats, and the famous brick chicken on the dinner menu, as well as rustic, market-driven specials. Read more.
The Amish chicken and pork schnitzel are highlights from the dinner menu. If you’re dining in a large group, make sure to get a few of the housemade sausages for the table. Read more.
The quirky, comforting, and delicious menu is both whimsical and earnest. It is constantly evolving but standout items have included a novel twist on crab rangoon and the carrot crepe. Read more.
Straightforward classics like smoked brisket and baby back ribs are always a strong choice, but there are also options like pork belly tacos and a lamb belly banh mi. Read more.