NYC Restaurants (All)

These are the NYC restaurants I love – I make sure to update this page regularly! Check out my best of the best here.


* = current favorites

ABC Cocina – Small Plates/Latin American, Flatiron
ABC Kitchen – American (New), Flatiron
Acme – American (new)/modern European, Noho
Alta – Spanish/Mediterranean Tapas, Greenwich Village
American Cut – American (New), Tribeca & Midtown (my review)
Atwood Kitchen – American (New), Midtown East (my review)
Aux Merveilleux – French bakery, West Village
Avra – Greek/Mediterranean, Upper East Side *
Baby Bo’s – Mexican, Murray Hill
Bagatelle – French, Meatpacking District (my review)
Bar Bolonat – Mediterranean, West Village
Barbounia – Mediterranean, Flatiron
Barbuto – Italian/American (new), West Village
Barraca – Spanish/Tapas, West Village
Beauty & Essex – American (new), Lower East Side
Beyond Sushi – Vegan, various locations (my review)
Black Ant – Mexican, East Village
Black Barn – American (New), Flatiron (my review)
Black Tap – American (New), Soho and Meatpacking
Blake Lane – American (New), Upper East Side * (my review)
Blossom Du Jour – Vegan “fast food,” various locations (my review)
Blossom – Vegan, Chelsea
BondST – Japanese (sushi), NoHo *
Boucherie – French, West Village
Bowery Meat Comany – Steakhouse, East Village
Bubby’s – American/comfort, Tribeca + Highline
Burger and Barrel – American (New), Soho
Burger Joint – American (New), Midtown East & Greenwich Village
By CHLOE – Vegan, Greenwich Village (my review)
Cafe Cluny – French, West Village
Cafeteria – American (New), Chelsea
Casa Apicii – Italian, Greenwich Village
Chalk Point Kitchen – American (New), Soho
Cookshop – American (New), Chelsea
Cosme – Mexican, Flatiron *
Candle 79 – vegetarian/vegan, Upper East Side
Candle Cafe – vegetarian/vegan, Upper East Side
Cascabel Taqueria – Mexican (tacos), Upper East Side
Casellula – wine & cheese cafe, Hell’s Kitchen
Cecconi’s – Italian, Dumbo *
Chef’s Club – cuisine varies, Soho *
The Clocktower – American (new), Flatiron *
Corner Bistro – bar/burgers, West Village *
Delicatessen, American (New), SoHo
David Burke Kitchen – American (New), South Village/Tribeca
DBGB – American/Gastropub, NoHo
Dominique Bistro – French, West Village
Dominique Ansel Bakery – Soho
Dominique Ansel Kitchen – West Village
Dough – doughnuts, Flatiron + Brooklyn
Dudley’s – breakfast/brunch, Lower East Side
Earl’s Beer & Cheese – American/Bar, East Harlem
East Pole – American (New), Upper East Side
Egg Shop, American (New), Lower East Side
El Toro Blanco – Mexican, West Village
Emilio’s Ballato – Italian, Nolita *
Empellon Cocina – Mexican, East Village
Empellon Taqueria – Mexican West Village
Essex – American (New), Lower East Side
Extra Virgin – Mediterannean/American, West Village
The Fat Radish – Gastropub/English, Lower East Side
Feast – American (New), East Village
Fig & Olive – Mediterranean, Meatpacking
Freemans – American (New) Lower East Side
Friend of a Farmer – American (traditional), Gramercy
Gato – Mediterranean, Noho (my review)
Gran Electrica – Mexican, Dumbo
Gran Morsi – Italian, Tribeca
Hardings – American (New), Flatiron
Haru, Japanese/Sushi, Financial District
Highlands – Gastropub, West Village
Honeybrains – healthy, Noho
Hudson Clearwater – American (New), West Village *
Hu Kitchen – Healthy/Paleo, Union Square (my review) *
Il Mulino – Italian, Greenwich Village & UES
Irvington – American (New), Union Square *
Jack’s Wife Freda – Mediterranean, Soho
Jane Restaurant – American, West Village
Kingside – American (New), Midtown
Koi – Japanese, Soho + Midtown
Kola House – American (New), Meatpacking District
Laconda Verde – Italian, Tribeca
Lafayette – French, Noho
L’Artusi – Italian, West Village *
La Sirena – Italian, Chelsea/Meatpacking District *
Le Coucou – French, Soho
Levain Bakery – Upper West Side *
Little Beet Table – American (Gluten Free), Gramercy *
Little Cupcake Bakeshop – bakery, Nolita
Loosie’s Kitchen – American (New), Williamsburg
Loring Place – American (New), Greenwich Village *
Lugo Cucina – Italian, Midtown (my review)
Lure Fishbar – Seafood, Soho
Maialino – Italian, Gramercy *
Mark Forgione – American (new), Tribeca *
Matilda – Italian/Mexican fusion, East Village
Meatball Shop, Italian, multiple locations
Mercer Kitchen – American (New), SoHo
Milk Bar – dessert, multiple locations
Miss Paradis – Mediterranean, Soho *
Momoya – Japanese/Sushi, Chelsea
NIX – Vegetarian/Vegan, Union Square (my review)
Nom Wah Tea Parlor – Chinese
Norma’s – American (New), Midtown West
Oceana – American Seafood, Midtown
Oficina 1M – Italian, Nolita *
Oficina Latina – Latin American, Nolita
Otto – Italian, Greenwich Village
Osteria Morini – Italian, Soho
Out East – American (New), East Village *
Penelope – American (traditional), Midtown East
The PokeSpot – Japanese (casual), Union Square (my review) *
Pokeworks – Japanese (casual), various locations
Prince Street Pizza – Pizza, Nolita *
Prune – American (New), East Village
P.J. Clarke’s – American (new), multiple locations
Porter House – steak house, Columbus Circle
Quality Eats – American (New), West Village (my review) *
Quality Italian – Italian, Midtown
Quality Meats – Steakhouse, Midtown
Rebelle – French, Nolita *
Red Farm – Asian Fusion, West Village
Redeye Grill – American (New), Midtown (my review)
Rosemary’s – Italian, West Village
Rossopomodoro – Italina, West Village
Rubirosa – Italian (pizza), Soho *
Santina – Italian, Meatpacking District
Salvation Burger – American (burgers), Midtown East (my review)
Sarabeth’s – American (New), various locations
Saxon + Parole – American (New), Noho
Scalinatella – Italian, Upper East Side
Scarpetta – Italian, Meatpacking District  (my review) *
Seamores – Seafood, Nolita & Chelsea *
The Smile – American (New), NoHo
The Smith – American (New), various locations
Sant Ambroeus – Italian, various locations
Sons of Essex – American (new), Lower East Side
Spice Market – Asian Fusion, Meatpacking District
The Spotted Pig – modern European, West Village
Spring Street Natural – American (New), Soho *
Springbone Kitchen – Healthy/Paleo, Greenwich Village (my review)
Stanton Social – Tapas/Small Plates, Lower East Side
Street Taco – Mexican, Gramercy
Streets – International, Williamsburg (my review)
Taim – Falafel, Nolita + West Village
Terri – vegetarian/vegan, Flatiron (my review)
Tiny’s – American (New) / bar, Tribeca
Toro – Spanish Tapas, Meatpacking District
Tortilla Flats – Mexican, West Village
Two Hands – Little Italy + Tribeca *
Upland – American (New), Flatiron (my review) *
Wallflower – American (New), West Village
The Wild Son – American (New), Meatpacking District
Westville – American, multiple locations (my review)
Yerba Buena – Latin, West Village