Our Favorite NYC Spots
Cornerstone Cafe is one of Our Favorite NYC Spots.

1. Cornerstone Cafe

8.2
17 Avenue B (at E 2nd St), New York, NY
Café · Alphabet City · 128 tips and reviews

New York HabitatNew York Habitat: In the East Village just north of Houston St. is this inviting Italian café. Cheap prices, great food, and great atmosphere. Try the french toast!

Le Veau d'Or is one of Our Favorite NYC Spots.

2. Le Veau d'Or

6.2
129 E 60th St (Lexington Avenue), New York, NY
French Restaurant · Upper East Side · 11 tips and reviews

New York HabitatNew York Habitat: An authentic French restaurant hidden away in the Upper East Side, this old world, family run establishment provides an intimate dining experience. Time to brush up on your French!

Zaitzeff is one of Our Favorite NYC Spots.

3. Zaitzeff

18 Avenue B (2nd), New York, NY
Burger Joint · Alphabet City · 25 tips and reviews

New York HabitatNew York Habitat: Delicious burgers on a unique Portuguese muffin. Great spot for a casual lunch or dinner. Don't forget to try the Sweet Potato fries!

Smith & Wollensky is one of Our Favorite NYC Spots.

4. Smith & Wollensky

8.9
797 3rd Ave (E. 49th St), New York, NY
Steakhouse · Turtle Bay · 194 tips and reviews

New York HabitatNew York Habitat: Connected to the Smith & Wollensky restaurant, the lesser known grill has its own side entrance and provides a more casual experience at a cheaper price.

Petite Abeille is one of Our Favorite NYC Spots.

5. Petite Abeille

8.6
44 W 17th St (btwn 5th & 6th Ave), New York, NY
Belgian Restaurant · Union Square · 187 tips and reviews

New York HabitatNew York Habitat: This charming Belgian café is perfect for brunch. Their trademark is the waffle so don't forget to try it, you won't regret it.

Annisa is one of Our Favorite NYC Spots.

6. Annisa

8.9
13 Barrow St (btwn Bleeker & W 4th St), New York, NY
New American Restaurant · West Village · 74 tips and reviews

New York HabitatNew York Habitat: A charming West Village restaurant with a great tasting menu. They are often booked so make a reservation at least 1-2 weeks in advance.

Bongo West Village is one of Our Favorite NYC Spots.

7. Bongo West Village

7.2
395 West St (Corner of West 10th Street and the West Side Hwy), New York, NY
Seafood Restaurant · West Village · 53 tips and reviews

New York HabitatNew York Habitat: A retro decorated seafood restaurant/bar, this West Village gem is great for oysters, especially with their oyster happy hour deal.

Amy Ruth's is one of Our Favorite NYC Spots.

8. Amy Ruth's

8.9
113 W 116th St (btwn Malcolm X & Adam Clayton Powell Jr Blvd), New York, NY
Southern / Soul Food Restaurant · Central Harlem · 263 tips and reviews

New York HabitatNew York Habitat: For authentic soul food, look no further than Amy Ruth's in Harlem. Everything on the menu is good but its the chicken and waffles that we love.

The Great Burrito is one of Our Favorite NYC Spots.

9. The Great Burrito

8.0
405 Amsterdam Ave (btwn W 79th & 80th Sts), New York, NY
Burrito Place · Upper West Side · 46 tips and reviews

New York HabitatNew York Habitat: A little hole in the wall Mexican restaurant and the food reflects the name. The burritos are huge and very good. Be advised as it is cash only.

Lansky's Deli is one of Our Favorite NYC Spots.

10. Lansky's Deli

235 Columbus Ave (btwn W 70th & W 71st St.), New York, NY
Diner · Lincoln Square · 77 tips and reviews

New York HabitatNew York Habitat: Great traditional deli in the Upper West Side. Huge large and diverse menu and huge sandwiches. Try the Oreo shake for dessert if you're still hungry.

Peanut Butter & Co. is one of Our Favorite NYC Spots.

11. Peanut Butter & Co.

240 Sullivan St (btwn Bleecker & W 3rd), New York, NY
Sandwich Place · Greenwich Village · 127 tips and reviews

New York HabitatNew York Habitat: If you love peanut butter sandwiches, this is the place for you. Tons of crazy yet delicious combinations. Try the "Elvis" - grilled with peanut butter, banana, honey, and bacon!

Market Table is one of Our Favorite NYC Spots.

12. Market Table

8.8
54 Carmine St (at Bedford), New York, NY
American Restaurant · West Village · 132 tips and reviews

New York HabitatNew York Habitat: Definitely make a reservation at this European style West Village spot. We recommend the pan roasted chicken and the braised short ribs, yum.

Erin McKenna's Bakery is one of Our Favorite NYC Spots.

13. Erin McKenna's Bakery

8.6
248 Broome St (at Ludlow St), New York, NY
Bakery · Lower East Side · 153 tips and reviews

New York HabitatNew York Habitat: Where else can you get delicious vegan treats? Chow down on a cupcake or cookie sandwich here or get their cookbook and make your own!

Island Burgers and Shakes is one of Our Favorite NYC Spots.

14. Island Burgers and Shakes

8.5
766 9th Ave (btwn W 51st & W 52nd St), New York, NY
Burger Joint · Hell's Kitchen · 106 tips and reviews

New York HabitatNew York Habitat: Tons (60+ in all!!) of burgers and chicken sandwiches to choose from here. If you love heat like we do, go for the Napalm which features bbq sauce, jalapenos, and habanero sauce.

Daisy May's BBQ is one of Our Favorite NYC Spots.

15. Daisy May's BBQ

7.4
623 11th Ave (at 46th St.), New York, NY
BBQ Joint · Hell's Kitchen · 119 tips and reviews

New York HabitatNew York Habitat: Consistent, delicious BBQ here. Dive into a plate of the brisket or a pulled pork sandwich. Don't overlook the delicious side either!

Soom Soom Vegetarian Bar is one of Our Favorite NYC Spots.

16. Soom Soom Vegetarian Bar

166 W 72nd St (at Amsterdam Ave.), New York, NY
Vegetarian / Vegan Restaurant · Lincoln Square · 36 tips and reviews

New York HabitatNew York Habitat: It's not just the fact that they have the freshest, tastiest falafels around, it's the fact that you can add as many toppings as you want with their self serve topping bar! We really love this place.

Fifth Avenue is one of Our Favorite NYC Spots.

17. Fifth Avenue

New York, NY
Road · Midtown East · 108 tips and reviews

New York HabitatNew York Habitat: One of the most famous streets in NYC, this prestigious street is home to some of the world’s best shopping. This is a great ave to walk and explore but it’s especially beautiful during the holidays!

The City Bakery is one of Our Favorite NYC Spots.

18. The City Bakery

8.7
3 W 18th St (btwn 5th & 6th Ave), New York, NY
Bakery · Union Square · 598 tips and reviews

New York HabitatNew York Habitat: Get a pretzel croissant. Is it sweet? Is it salty? It’s definitely one of a kind!

Coney Island Beach & Boardwalk is one of Our Favorite NYC Spots.

19. Coney Island Beach & Boardwalk

9.3
Surf Ave (Stillwell Ave), Brooklyn, NY
Beach · Coney Island · 333 tips and reviews

New York HabitatNew York Habitat: Although it might seem like this place has seen its best years, its still a great spot! Especially in summer season the place literally lights up: you can see brilliant fireworks here on Friday night!

Paris Theatre is one of Our Favorite NYC Spots.

20. Paris Theatre

8.0
4 W 58th St (at 5th Ave), New York, NY
Indie Movie Theater · Midtown East · 46 tips and reviews

New York HabitatNew York Habitat: A great place for a unique movie experience. The theater has a really vintage feel to it and shows only one movie at a time. Try to be seated on the balcony where you will have the best view

Eight Mile Creek is one of Our Favorite NYC Spots.

21. Eight Mile Creek

240 Mulberry St (btw Prince St. & Spring St.), New York, NY
Australian Restaurant · NoLita · 40 tips and reviews

New York HabitatNew York Habitat: Awesome Australian food. Don’t forget to order an Aussie beer with your kangaroo steak!

22. TK Kitchen (TKettle)

7.4
26 Saint Marks Pl (btwn 2nd Ave & 3rd Ave), New York, NY
Bubble Tea Shop · East Village · 126 tips and reviews

New York HabitatNew York Habitat: Cute little Taiwanese tea place. If it’s warm outside try their delicious milkshakes made with all fresh ingredients!

23. Café Gitane

9.1
242 Mott St (at Prince St), New York, NY
French Restaurant · NoLita · 273 tips and reviews

New York HabitatNew York Habitat: Vegetarian couscous at Cafe Gitane- is absolutely delicious with hummus on top and olive oil on the plate!

High Line is one of Our Favorite NYC Spots.

24. High Line

9.7
btwn Gansevoort & W 34th St (btwn 10th & 12th Ave), New York, NY
Park · Chelsea · 1292 tips and reviews

New York HabitatNew York Habitat: Go late in the afternoon/early evening when the weather is good and catch an amazing sunset over the Hudson River!

Dirt Candy is one of Our Favorite NYC Spots.

25. Dirt Candy

8.7
86 Allen St (btwn Grand St & Broome St), New York, NY
Vegetarian / Vegan Restaurant · Lower East Side · 120 tips and reviews

New York HabitatNew York Habitat: This popular vegetarian restaurant will satisfy even the most-stubborn meat-lover! Only downside is that the place is tiny, so be sure to book a table well in advance.

Battery Park is one of Our Favorite NYC Spots.

26. Battery Park

9.3
Battery Pl (at State St), New York, NY
Park · Financial District · 234 tips and reviews

New York HabitatNew York Habitat: This is a really good place for a day of relaxing. If you're lucky the "Positive Brothers" are performing somewhere. They do awesome stunts!

Art Directors Club is one of Our Favorite NYC Spots.

27. Art Directors Club

9.6
106 W 29th St (at 6th Ave.), New York, NY
Art Gallery · Chelsea · 11 tips and reviews

New York HabitatNew York Habitat: This place has some great art works! :-) And the best thing is that its open and free to public!

Cannelle Patisserie is one of Our Favorite NYC Spots.

28. Cannelle Patisserie

9.3
75-59 31st Ave (76th St), East Elmhurst, NY
Bakery · Jackson Heights · 87 tips and reviews

New York HabitatNew York Habitat: Don’t let the location of this place put you off! The prizes are amazing, as is the food! Try the French macarons: they're delish.

Gian Piero Bakery is one of Our Favorite NYC Spots.

29. Gian Piero Bakery

8.4
44-17 30th Ave (btwn 44th and 45th St.), Astoria, NY
Bakery · Astoria · 23 tips and reviews

New York HabitatNew York Habitat: This American-Italian bakery has some delizioso cannoli! Sit down on the benches outside and enjoy!

Mazzola Bakery is one of Our Favorite NYC Spots.

30. Mazzola Bakery

9.0
192 Union St (at Henry St), Brooklyn, NY
Bakery · Carroll Gardens · 61 tips and reviews

New York HabitatNew York Habitat: This place might just have the best bagels in New York. And really nice staff too. Seriously, go check it out!

Prospect Park is one of Our Favorite NYC Spots.

31. Prospect Park

9.7
Prospect Park, Brooklyn, NY
Park · Prospect Park · 277 tips and reviews

New York HabitatNew York Habitat: In New York for the summer? Be sure to attend one of the (free!) concerts in Prospect Park! Sweet summer air, great food and drinks, and marvelous music to dance away the night!

Bettolona is one of Our Favorite NYC Spots.

32. Bettolona

7.9
3143 Broadway (btwn Tiemann Pl & La Salle St), New York, NY
Italian Restaurant · Morningside Heights · 41 tips and reviews

New York HabitatNew York Habitat: Delicious affordable pizzas! Take a bite, close your eyes, and envision yourself in Italy!

Eataly NYC is one of Our Favorite NYC Spots.

33. Eataly NYC

9.5
200 5th Ave (at W 23rd St), New York, NY
Gourmet Shop · NoMad · 1323 tips and reviews

New York HabitatNew York Habitat: At this huge store you can enjoy sampling delicious and fresh Italian products like fresh made pizza or pasta. Don't forget to go upstairs!

Bubby's Brooklyn is one of Our Favorite NYC Spots.

34. Bubby's Brooklyn

1 Main St (at Plymouth St.), Brooklyn, NY
American Restaurant · DUMBO · 114 tips and reviews

New York HabitatNew York Habitat: This is the perfect place for lunch when you want to eat delicious food while enjoying spectacular views of DUMBO and the Brooklyn Bridge!

Las Ramblas Bar de Tapas is one of Our Favorite NYC Spots.

35. Las Ramblas Bar de Tapas

8.4
170 W 4th St (btwn Cornelia & Jones St), New York, NY
Tapas Restaurant · West Village · 74 tips and reviews

New York HabitatNew York Habitat: On our must-order list at Las Ramblas - Patatas Bravas, Banderillas con Chorizo de Pato, and of course their sangria.

36. Le Pain Quotidien

8.6
922 7th Ave (at 58th St.), New York, NY
Bakery · Theater District · 117 tips and reviews

New York HabitatNew York Habitat: This cafe has international locations and serves organic food in a warm and inviting ambiance, we absolutely love this place!

Roosevelt Island Tram (Roosevelt Island Station) is one of Our Favorite NYC Spots.

37. Roosevelt Island Tram (Roosevelt Island Station)

9.2
Roosevelt Island Side, New York, NY
Tram Station · Roosevelt Island · 37 tips and reviews

New York HabitatNew York Habitat: This is definitively one of our favorite spots in NYC. The tram is accessible with your metro-card and gives you amazing panoramic views.

Mona's is one of Our Favorite NYC Spots.

38. Mona's

7.6
224 Avenue B (btwn E 13th & 14th), New York, NY
Bar · Alphabet City · 54 tips and reviews

New York HabitatNew York Habitat: This bar is great when you are a Jazz music fan! Join the Tuesday night jam, it starts at 12 am. :-)

Astor Row is one of Our Favorite NYC Spots.

39. Astor Row

New York, NY
Neighborhood · 2 tips and reviews
Bronx Zoo is one of Our Favorite NYC Spots.

40. Bronx Zoo

9.2
2300 Southern Blvd (at Boston Rd), Bronx, NY
Zoo · Bronx Park · 296 tips and reviews

New York HabitatNew York Habitat: One of the most popular places that people like to explore in the Bronx is the Bronx Zoo! Great place to bring kids so they can explore a variety of different animal exhibitions and the wildlife!