Prune

East Village

Chef Gabrielle Hamilton's serves a clean, minimal menu of New American food in a tiny box of a restaurant on 1st St.  The menu changes with the seasons, but...

  • Café or Bistro
  • Organic

Annisa

West Village

Annisa--which means the women in Arabic--is a lesbian-owned and operated restaurant serving Asian fusion cuisine in the West Village.  Chef Anita Lo is a master...

  • Casual
  • Asian fusion

Babbo Ristorante

West Village

Mario Batali's famous downtown eatery is so good that it can be near-impossible to score a reservation.  Try about a month in advance of your trip, or if you're...

  • Fine Dining
  • Italian

Take Root

Carroll Gardens, Brooklyn

Chef Elise Kornack and her wife Anna Hieronimus, sole employees of Take Root in Brooklyn, earned a 2015 Michelin star as "one of the most personal culinary endeavors...

  • Casual
  • American

Nom Wah Tea Parlor

Chinatown

One of the best options for cheap, fresh dim sum in Chinatown, Nom Wah Tea Parlor has a cult following devoted to its roast pork buns and steamed spareribs. 

  • Casual
  • Chinese
  • 5
  • 1

Sylvia's

Harlem

A Harlem institution, Sylvia's has been serving up Southern comfort foods like grits, cornbread, barbecued ribs, down-home fried chicken and cornmeal-dusted catfish...

  • Theme
  • American
  • 5
  • 1

Café China

Murray Hill

With the air of a 1930s Shanghai teahouse, Café China serves Sichuan dishes authentic enough to make eyes water. Favorites are Chungking Chicken (prepared with...

  • Casual
  • Chinese

Outback Steakhouse

Chelsea

The Florida-based Outback Steakhouse restaurant chain serves American food in Australian-themed dining rooms in nearly a 1,000 locations around the globe - including...

  • Steakhouse
  • International

Azuri Cafe

Clinton

The Azuri Cafe creates a fusion of Kosher and Middle Eastern cuisines to come up with its own take on traditional dishes like falafel, shawarma and hummus. Open...

  • Casual
  • Kosher

Buddakan

Meatpacking District

Restaurateur Stephen Starr's Buddakhan is a cavernous space with a dark and surreal sexy vibe that is right at home in the Meatpacking District. The decor is

  • Fine Dining
  • Asian fusion

Cheryl's Global Soul

Brooklyn

A Brooklyn neighborhood eatery, Cheryl's Global Soul does soul food with a global twist that highlights celebrity chef Cheryl Smith's experience in some of the...

  • Casual
  • Multi-Cuisine

Daniel

Upper East Side

Daniel - as in French celebrity chef Daniel Boulud - is his swanky Michelin 2-star flagship in Manhattan. Opened in 1993, it changed locations five years later,...

  • Fine Dining
  • French

Mr. Broadway

Times Square

Originally dairy kosher, Mr. Broadway has gone through several names and reincarnations since the family business began in 1922. By the mid-80s, it was a...

  • Casual
  • Kosher

Umami Burger Hudson New York

Midtown West

The Los Angeles-born Umami Burger brand took up residence in the Hudson Hotel in the summer of 2017 in a lofty space accented with exposed brick, dark woods and...

  • Casual
  • American

Wildair

Lower East Side

Shared-plates Wildair, run by young chefs Jeremiah Stone and Fabian von Hauske who have the tasting room Contra a few doors down, is a small wine bar reputed to...

  • Pub
  • American

Katz's Delicatessen

Lower East Side

First opened in 1888, Katz's Delicatessen is a cornerstone of the downtown dining scene.  The food is classic Jewish deli, and most patrons will be ordering...

  • Casual
  • Deli
  • 4.3
  • 2

Cafeteria

Chelsea

A sleek little spot centered around lunch basics like burgers and Caesar salads, Cafeteria is also known for its exceedingly handsome servers.  Ask for a table...

  • Casual
  • American
  • 4
  • 1

Bubby's

Tribeca

You're likely to see at least one celebrity at this popular breakfast spot in Tribeca, serving diner-style classics in a breezy, relaxed dining room.  The...

  • Casual
  • Local Cuisine

Angelica Kitchen

East Village

A charming and relaxed spot serving creative vegetarian comfort food, Angelica Kitchen is one of the rare veggie-centric restaurants that will also please...

  • Casual
  • Vegetarian

Grand Central Oyster Bar and Restaurant

Midtown East

Serving fresh seafood to commuters since 1913, the Grand Central Oyster Bar and Restaurant is a testament to the perfection of fresh seafood served simply.  The...

  • Seafood

Alder

East Village

Wylie Dufresne of molecular gastronomy fame heads this East Village gastro pub, and while you might be expecting deconstructed everything, the menu is surprisingly...

  • Casual
  • Fusion

Balthazar

SoHo

A faithful recreation of a Parisian brasserie, Balthazar is a downtown staple for tourists and locals alike.  Though you'll probably have to wait for a table,...

  • Café or Bistro
  • French

Bar Boulud

Upper West Side

A more wallet-friendly way to try chef Daniel Boulud's classic French fare, Bar Boulud serves a variety of bistro favorites, with an emphasis on cured meats and...

  • Café or Bistro
  • French

Bosie Tea Parlor

West Village

A gem of a teahouse in the West Village, Bosie Tea Parlor serves excellent loose leaf tea along with suitably dainty eats.  People love this place, so expect a...

  • Coffee shop
  • Other

Candle 79

Upper East Side

A full vegan menu of remarkable inventiveness, Candle 79 helps to offset the many steak restaurants otherwise found in its Upper East Side neighborhood. ...

  • Casual
  • Vegetarian

Del Posto

Meatpacking District/Chelsea

Elegant dining in a marble-and-mahogany palace setting is delivered by Del Posto, the first Italian restaurant to get a 4-star review from The New York Times. The...

  • Fine Dining
  • Italian

East of Eighth

Chelsea

A popular pre-theater dinner spot in Chelsea, East of Eighth has a rainbow-centric décor with walls of photographs chronicling Pride weeks of yore.  The menu...

  • Casual
  • Local Cuisine

Elmo

Chelsea

Elmo's is a gay-friendly, low-key joint in Chelsea, as well as a top-notch brunch spot.  The cocktails are strong and inventive, and the standouts on the menu

  • Café or Bistro
  • Local Cuisine

Empellon al Pastor

East Village

A classic Mexican taqueria serving tacos made from the freshest farm-to-table ingredients, Empellon al Pastor is a marvel of simplicity and masterful...

  • Casual
  • Mexican

Gramercy Tavern

Flat Iron

Near Union Square in an historic landmark building, Gramercy Tavern is part of Danny Meyer's hospitality group of restaurants, which means lots if you're a New York...

  • Fine Dining
  • American