Eater 38 - Essential NYC Restaurants
Royal Seafood Restaurant is one of Eater 38 - Essential NYC Restaurants.

1. Royal Seafood Restaurant

6.4
103-105 Mott St (btwn Canal & Hester St), New York, NY
Seafood Restaurant · Little Italy · 37 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.

Tamarind TriBeCa is one of Eater 38 - Essential NYC Restaurants.

2. Tamarind TriBeCa

9.3
99 Hudson St (at Franklin), New York, NY
Indian Restaurant · Tribeca · 133 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]

Mission Cantina is one of Eater 38 - Essential NYC Restaurants.

3. Mission Cantina

172 Orchard St (at Stanton St), New York, NY
Mexican Restaurant · Lower East Side · 200 tips and reviews

EaterEater: A unique take on Mexican cuisine here, with a menu that includes ceviches, tacos, and large plates to share. Diners have praised the eggs with urchin, the wings, the scallop and beef heart ceviche.

Peasant is one of Eater 38 - Essential NYC Restaurants.

4. Peasant

8.9
194 Elizabeth St (btwn Prince & Spring St), New York, NY
Italian Restaurant · NoLita · 163 tips and reviews

EaterEater: Frank Decarlo's countryside Italian restaurant has long been a staple on the first-date circuit. The room is warm and the food, mostly cooked in clay pots, impossibly comforting. [Eater 38 Member] Read more.

5. Balthazar

9.3
80 Spring St (at Crosby St), New York, NY
French Restaurant · SoHo · 995 tips and reviews
Rubirosa Ristorante is one of Eater 38 - Essential NYC Restaurants.

6. Rubirosa Ristorante

9.5
235 Mulberry St (btwn Prince & Spring St), New York, NY
Pizza Place · NoLita · 739 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 is one of Eater 38 - Essential NYC Restaurants.

7. Parm

9.1
248 Mulberry St (btwn Prince & Spring St), New York, NY
Italian Restaurant · NoLita · 485 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]

Estela is one of Eater 38 - Essential NYC Restaurants.

8. Estela

9.1
47 E Houston St (at Mulberry St), New York, NY
American Restaurant · NoLita · 227 tips and reviews
The Dutch is one of Eater 38 - Essential NYC Restaurants.

9. The Dutch

8.9
131 Sullivan St (at Prince St), New York, NY
New American Restaurant · SoHo · 440 tips and reviews
Ushiwakamaru is one of Eater 38 - Essential NYC Restaurants.

10. Ushiwakamaru

136 W Houston St (btwn Sullivan & MacDougal St), New York, NY
Sushi Restaurant · Greenwich Village · 71 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 Eater 38 - Essential NYC Restaurants.

11. Charlie Bird

9.0
5 King St (at 6th Ave), New York, NY
Italian Restaurant · SoHo · 176 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 Eater 38 - Essential NYC Restaurants.

12. Momofuku Ssäm Bar

9.4
207 2nd Ave (at E 13th St), New York, NY
Asian Restaurant · East Village · 522 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 Eater 38 - Essential NYC Restaurants.

13. Alder

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

The Spotted Pig is one of Eater 38 - Essential NYC Restaurants.

14. The Spotted Pig

9.0
314 W 11th St (at Greenwich St), New York, NY
Gastropub · West Village · 829 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.

ABC Kitchen is one of Eater 38 - Essential NYC Restaurants.

15. ABC Kitchen

9.5
35 E 18th St (btwn Broadway & Park Ave S), New York, NY
New American Restaurant · Flatiron District · 679 tips and reviews

EaterEater: In a dining world overrun with offal, Québécois heft, and pasta, it's nice to have a meal where a roasted carrot can blow you away. [Eater 38 Member] Read more.

Gramercy Tavern is one of Eater 38 - Essential NYC Restaurants.

16. Gramercy Tavern

9.5
42 E 20th St (btwn Broadway & Park Ave), New York, NY
American Restaurant · Flatiron District · 399 tips and reviews
The Cannibal Beer & Butcher is one of Eater 38 - Essential NYC Restaurants.

17. The Cannibal Beer & Butcher

9.1
113 E 29th St (btwn Park & Lexington Ave), New York, NY
New American Restaurant · Rose Hill · 191 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 Eater 38 - Essential NYC Restaurants.

18. Szechuan Gourmet

8.9
21 W 39th St (btwn 5th and 6th Ave), New York, NY
Chinese Restaurant · Garment District · 177 tips and reviews

EaterEater: Head to this Chinese gem near Bryant Park for crispy cumin lamb, soft tofu with spicy pork, and braised whole bass with chili and scallions. The specialties here are all excellent. [Eater 38 Member]

Keens Steakhouse is one of Eater 38 - Essential NYC Restaurants.

19. Keens Steakhouse

9.3
72 W 36th St (btwn 5th & 6th Ave), New York, NY
Steakhouse · Koreatown · 440 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]

Gotham West Market is one of Eater 38 - Essential NYC Restaurants.

20. Gotham West Market

9.0
600 11th Ave (btwn W 44th & W 45th St), New York, NY
Market · Hell's Kitchen · 191 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.

Katsu-Hama is one of Eater 38 - Essential NYC Restaurants.

21. Katsu-Hama

8.6
11 E 47th St (btwn Madison & 5th Ave.), New York, NY
Tonkatsu Restaurant · Midtown East · 111 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.

Betony is one of Eater 38 - Essential NYC Restaurants.

22. Betony

41 W 57th St, New York, NY
American Restaurant · Midtown East · 89 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]

Amali is one of Eater 38 - Essential NYC Restaurants.

23. Amali

8.7
115 E 60th St (Park Ave), New York, NY
Mediterranean Restaurant · Upper East Side · 69 tips and reviews
Bar Boulud is one of Eater 38 - Essential NYC Restaurants.

24. Bar Boulud

8.3
1900 Broadway (btwn 63rd & 64th St), New York, NY
French Restaurant · Lincoln Square · 173 tips and reviews

EaterEater: Solid food, an exciting wine program (choice bottles are served at cost weekly), and killer terrine. Hey, it's a Daniel Boulud joint, so what else would you expect? [Eater 38 Member] Read more.

Phayul is one of Eater 38 - Essential NYC Restaurants.

25. Phayul

9.1
3765 74th St Fl 2, Jackson Heights, NY
Asian Restaurant · Jackson Heights · 60 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 Eater 38 - Essential NYC Restaurants.

26. Gregory's 26 Corner Taverna

8.6
26-02 23rd Ave (at 26 st), Astoria, NY
Greek Restaurant · Astoria · 41 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 Eater 38 - Essential NYC Restaurants.

27. 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 Eater 38 - Essential NYC Restaurants.

28. M. Wells Dinette

8.7
22-25 Jackson Ave (inside PS1), Queens, NY
Diner · Hunters Point · 67 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 Eater 38 - Essential NYC Restaurants.

29. Reynard

9.0
80 Wythe Ave (N 11th St), Brooklyn, NY
American Restaurant · Williamsburg · 158 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]

30. St. Anselm

9.4
355 Metropolitan Ave (btwn Havemeyer & Roebling St), Brooklyn, NY
American Restaurant · Williamsburg · 277 tips and reviews
Roberta's Pizza is one of Eater 38 - Essential NYC Restaurants.

31. Roberta's Pizza

9.5
261 Moore St (at Bogart St), Brooklyn, NY
Pizza Place · East Williamsburg · 815 tips and reviews

EaterEater: Using Neapolitan-style pizza a starting point, the Roberta's pizzaioli top their pies with exceptional homemade mozzarella, house-cured meats, and locally-grown vegetables. Read more.

32. La Vara

9.3
268 Clinton St (btwn Warren St & Verandah Pl), Brooklyn, NY
Spanish Restaurant · Cobble Hill · 132 tips and reviews
Mile End Delicatessen is one of Eater 38 - Essential NYC Restaurants.

33. Mile End Delicatessen

9.2
97A Hoyt St (btwn Atlantic Ave & Pacific St), Brooklyn, NY
Sandwich Place · Boerum Hill · 301 tips and reviews

EaterEater: They serve excellent smoked meat sandwiches by day, and innovative takes on Jewish classics at night. Great neighborhood spot; also worth the schlep across the river. [Eater 38 Member] Read more.

Littleneck is one of Eater 38 - Essential NYC Restaurants.

34. Littleneck

9.0
288 3rd Ave (btwn President & Carroll St), Brooklyn, NY
Seafood Restaurant · Gowanus · 138 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 Eater 38 - Essential NYC Restaurants.

35. Talde

9.1
369 7th Ave (at 11th St), Brooklyn, NY
Asian Restaurant · South Slope · 269 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]

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

36. Totonno's Pizzeria Napolitano

8.9
1524 Neptune Ave (btwn W 15th & W 16th St.), Brooklyn, NY
Pizza Place · Coney Island · 102 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.

Randazzo's Clam Bar is one of Eater 38 - Essential NYC Restaurants.

37. Randazzo's Clam Bar

8.4
2017 Emmons Ave., Brooklyn, NY
Seafood Restaurant · Sheepshead Bay · 92 tips and reviews