230 Fifth Rooftop Lounge is one of NY To do list.

1. 230 Fifth Rooftop Lounge

8.7
Lounge · NoMad · 230 5th Ave (btwn W 26th & W 27th St), New York, NY

BravoBravo: The best views of the city. Huge outdoor patio with lots of beautiful people. There are many patio bars so you don't have to go inside to get a drink. -Ed Cotton, Top Chef

2. The Spotted Pig

9.3
Gastropub · West Village · 314 W 11th St (at Greenwich St), New York, NY

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.

Extra Virgin is one of NY To do list.

3. Extra Virgin

9.0
Italian Restaurant · West Village · 259 W 4th St (btw Charles & Perry St), New York, NY
Eataly NYC is one of NY To do list.

4. Eataly NYC

9.4
Gourmet Shop · NoMad · 200 5th Ave (at W 23rd St), New York, NY
Osteria Morini is one of NY To do list.

5. Osteria Morini

9.2
Italian Restaurant · SoHo · 218 Lafayette St (btwn Kenmare & Spring St), New York, NY
La Esquina is one of NY To do list.

6. La Esquina

9.3
Mexican Restaurant · SoHo · 114 Kenmare St (at Lafayette St), New York, NY

Time Out New YorkTime Out New York: Try the Pescado a las Brasas taco, available at the sit-down café and takeout taqueria. It's one of NYC's 26 best tacos! Read more.

Delicatessen is one of NY To do list.

7. Delicatessen

8.8
American Restaurant · NoLita · 54 Prince St (at Lafayette St), New York, NY
Pepe Rosso To Go is one of NY To do list.

8. Pepe Rosso To Go

8.7
Italian Restaurant · SoHo · 149 Sullivan St (btwn Houston & Prince St), New York, NY

SS: pasta for the plane ride

Locanda Verde is one of NY To do list.

9. Locanda Verde

9.5
Italian Restaurant · Tribeca · 377 Greenwich St (at N Moore St), New York, NY
Ippudo is one of NY To do list.

10. Ippudo

9.4
Ramen Restaurant · Greenwich Village · 65 4th Ave (btwn E 9th & E 10th St), New York, NY

Noah W.Noah Weiss: Get the akamaru modern if it's your first time -- by far the most popular. Otherwise, the spicy miso ramen at the bottom of the menu. And obviously, you need to the pork buns. Better than momofuku.

Shake Shack is one of NY To do list.

11. Shake Shack

9.4
Burger Joint · NoMad · 11 Madison Ave (at E 23rd St), New York, NY
Gramercy Tavern is one of NY To do list.

12. Gramercy Tavern

9.5
American Restaurant · Flatiron District · 42 E 20th St (btwn Broadway & Park Ave), New York, NY

EaterEater: The unofficial official First Restaurant of New York. Though its formal dining room is a bit too too for Eater 38 contention, the front room and its seasonal American menu wins. [Eater 38 Member] Read more.

Café Habana is one of NY To do list.

13. Café Habana

9.3
Cuban Restaurant · NoLita · 17 Prince St (at Elizabeth St), New York, NY

HuffPostHuffPost: The takeout/delivery menu is different than the dine-in menu. Take out is limited, but the Steak Torta is delicious and delivery super-speedy. The Mexican corn can be considered a tourist attraction.

Per Se is one of NY To do list.

14. Per Se

9.1
French Restaurant · Hell's Kitchen · 10 Columbus Cir Ste 4 (at W 60th St), New York, NY

The New York TimesThe New York Times: Per Se is one of the NYT restaurant critic Sam Sifton’s 50 favorite NYC restaurants. To see the full list, get The Scoop iPhone app, an inside guide to New York: NYTimes.com/thescoop

Locanda Verde is one of NY To do list.

15. Locanda Verde

9.5
Italian Restaurant · Tribeca · 377 Greenwich St (at N Moore St), New York, NY

The Wall Street JournalThe Wall Street Journal: Look out for luminaries of the financial, film, and TV industries at this casual Italian restaurant. The most popular dishes are "My Grandmothers' Ravioli" and the slow-cooked lamb sandwich, both $16. Read more.

Salt is one of NY To do list.

16. Salt

Molecular Gastronomy Restaurant · SoHo · 58 Macdougal St (W Houston St), New York, NY

SimonSimon: Bacon wrapped dates drizzled with honey. Need I say more?

17. The Meatball Shop

9.4
Italian Restaurant · Lower East Side · 84 Stanton St (btwn Allen & Orchard St), New York, NY

The Wall Street JournalThe Wall Street Journal: It's all meatballs here, rolled into shape, featuring beef, spicy pork and chicken. Most popular is a bowl of beef meatballs with the classic tomato sauce and a slice of focaccia ($7). Read more.

wd~50 is one of NY To do list.

18. wd~50

Molecular Gastronomy Restaurant · Lower East Side · 50 Clinton St (btwn Stanton & Rivington St), New York, NY

BravoBravo: In my opinion, wd-50 has the city’s best and most eclectic tasting menu. I am always surprised and pleased. -Alex McCord, Real Housewives of New York City