10 Best Authentic European Restaurants in NYC
Tea & Sympathy is one of 10 Best Authentic European Restaurants in NYC.

1. Tea & Sympathy

7.7
108 Greenwich Ave (btwn 12th & 13th St), New York, NY
Tea Room · West Village · 136 tips and reviews

Untapped CitiesUntapped Cities: Tea & Sympathy offers a full English breakfast with endless tea and scones so delicious that even a New Yorker will have trouble finding fault with it. Read more.

I Sodi is one of 10 Best Authentic European Restaurants in NYC.

2. I Sodi

105 Christopher St (at Bleecker St), New York, NY
Italian Restaurant · West Village · 98 tips and reviews

Untapped CitiesUntapped Cities: I Sodi is our top pick. It offers completely authentic Tuscan cuisine, with items like cacio e pepe (spaghetti with black pepper and pecorino), rather than penne alla vodka and $1 pizza slices. Read more.

Karczma is one of 10 Best Authentic European Restaurants in NYC.

3. Karczma

8.5
136 Greenpoint Ave, Brooklyn, NY
Polish Restaurant · Greenpoint · 152 tips and reviews

Untapped CitiesUntapped Cities: Whether you order kielbasa, karkowa (grilled pork shoulder), or a plate of Polish specialties, Karczma consistently delivers large portions at a great price. Read more.

Boqueria is one of 10 Best Authentic European Restaurants in NYC.

4. Boqueria

9.1
53 W 19th St (at 6th Ave), New York, NY
Tapas Restaurant · Flatiron District · 298 tips and reviews

Untapped CitiesUntapped Cities: While many “Spanish” restaurants often combine Spanish food with Mexican and Latin-American foods, Boqueria sticks to authentic European Spanish cooking. Read more.

Aquavit is one of 10 Best Authentic European Restaurants in NYC.

5. Aquavit

8.5
65 E 55th St (btw Madison and Park Ave), New York, NY
Scandinavian Restaurant · Midtown East · 106 tips and reviews

Untapped CitiesUntapped Cities: Aquavit (actually a type of wine native to Scandinavia) offers an extensive menu including dishes like Shrimp Skagen, Scandinavian Bouillabaisse, and Smoked Trout. Read more.

Pylos is one of 10 Best Authentic European Restaurants in NYC.

6. Pylos

8.7
128 E 7th St (btwn 1st Ave & Avenue A), New York, NY
Greek Restaurant · East Village · 160 tips and reviews

Untapped CitiesUntapped Cities: This restaurant does it all: everything from the simple pita and tzatziki, to more complex Greek dishes like moussaka, dolmathes, and pastitsio. Read more.

Kafana is one of 10 Best Authentic European Restaurants in NYC.

7. Kafana

8.6
116 Avenue C (at E 8th St), New York, NY
Eastern European Restaurant · Alphabet City · 80 tips and reviews

Untapped CitiesUntapped Cities: Kafana, a rustic bistro located on Avenue C, is home to New York’s most authentic and genuine Serbian cuisine. It offers a variety of Serbian wines, cheeses, and of course: meat, meat, meat. Read more.

Molly's Shebeen is one of 10 Best Authentic European Restaurants in NYC.

8. Molly's Shebeen

8.1
287 3rd Ave (btwn E 22nd & 23rd St.), New York, NY
Irish Pub · Gramercy Park · 128 tips and reviews

Untapped CitiesUntapped Cities: Often named New York’s most authentic Irish pub, Molly’s offers a variety of traditional Irish dishes, like chicken potpie, pub sausage and mashed potatoes, and corned beef and cabbage. Read more.

La Grenouille is one of 10 Best Authentic European Restaurants in NYC.

9. La Grenouille

8.1
3 E 52nd St (btwn 5th & Madison Ave), New York, NY
French Restaurant · Midtown East · 72 tips and reviews

Untapped CitiesUntapped Cities: No other restaurant in New York captures the glamorous aura of France like La Grenouille. The menu includes rare delicacies like pan seared foie gras and frog legs sautéed in garlic and butter. Read more.

Heidelberg Restaurant is one of 10 Best Authentic European Restaurants in NYC.

10. Heidelberg Restaurant

8.6
1648 2nd Ave (btwn 85th & 86th St.), New York, NY
German Restaurant · Yorkville · 106 tips and reviews

Untapped CitiesUntapped Cities: Heidelberg Restaurant is one of the oldest and most authentic German restaurants in the country. You can choose from a vast collection of authentic German eats: from Bratwurst to Wiener Schnitzel. Read more.