NYC Restaurants

These are the NYC restaurants I love – I make sure to update this page regularly!

* = absolute 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 (review)
Atwood Kitchen – American (New), Midtown East (review)
Aux Merveilleux de Fred – French bakery, West Village
Avra – Greek/Mediterranean, Upper East Side *
Baby Bo’s – Mexican, Murray Hill
Bagatelle – French, Meatpacking District
Bar Bolonat – Mediterranean, West Village
Barbuto – Italian/American (new), West Village
Barraca – Spanish/Tapas, West Village
Beauty & Essex – American (new), Lower East Side
Beyond Sushi – Vegan, various locations (review)
Black Ant – Mexican, East Village
Black Barn – American (New), Flatiron (review)
Black Tap – American (New), Soho and Meatpacking
Blake Lane – American (New), Upper East Side (review) *
Blossom Du Jour – Vegan “fast food,” various locations (review)
Blossom – Vegan, Chelsea
Bluestone Lane – cafe, various locations
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
Cafe Cluny – French, West Village
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
Chip – bakery/cookies, Chelsea
The Clocktower – American (new), Flatiron *
Corner Bistro – bar/burgers, West Village *
Delicatessen, American (New), SoHo
David Burke Kitchen – American (New), South Village/Tribeca
Dirty French – French, Lower East Side
De Maria – American (New), Nolita *
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
Extra Virgin – Mediterannean/American, West Village
The Fat Radish – Gastropub/English, Lower East Side
Feast – American (New), East Village
Freemans – American (New) Lower East Side
Friend of a Farmer – American (traditional), Gramercy
Gato – Mediterranean, Noho *
Gran Electrica – Mexican, Dumbo
Gran Morsi – Italian, Tribeca
Harvey – American (New), Williamsburg (review)
Highlands – Gastropub, West Village
Hillstone – American (New), NoMad
Honeybrains – healthy, Noho
Hudson Clearwater – American (New), West Village *
Hu Kitchen – Healthy/Paleo, Union Square (review) *
Il Mulino – Italian, Greenwich Village & UES
Inday – Indian/fast casual, Nomad (review)
Irvington – American (New), Union Square (review one, two)
Jack’s Wife Freda – Mediterranean, Soho
Jane Restaurant – American, West Village
Kingside – American (New), Midtown (review)
Koi – Japanese, Midtown
Laconda Verde – Italian, Tribeca *
Lafayette – French, Noho
L’Artusi – Italian, West Village *
La Sirena – Italian, Chelsea/Meatpacking District
Latin Beet Kitchen – Latin American/fast casual, Chelsea (review)
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
The Loyal – American (New), Greenwich Village
Lugo Cucina – Italian, Midtown (review)
Lure Fishbar – Seafood, Soho
Made Nice – healthy/fast casual, NoMad
Maialino – Italian, Gramercy *
Mark Forgione – American (new), Tribeca *
Meatball Shop, Italian, multiple locations
Mercer Kitchen – American (New), SoHo
Milk Bar – dessert, multiple locations
Miss Paradis – Mediterranean, Soho
Mission Ceviche – Peruvian/fast casual, Chelsea (review)
Nickel & Diner – American (New), Soho (review)
NIX – Vegetarian/Vegan, Union Square (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
Penelope – American (traditional), Midtown East
The PokeSpot – Japanese (casual), Union Square (review)
Prince Street Pizza – Pizza, Nolita *
Prune – American (New), East Village
P.J. Clarke’s – American (new), multiple locations
The Polo Bar – American (new), Midtown East
Porter House – American (New)/steakhouse, Columbus Circle
Quality Eats – American (New), West Village *
Quality Italian – Italian, Midtown
Quality Meats – Steakhouse, Midtown
Raclette – Fresh/Swiss, East Village
Red Farm – Asian Fusion, West Village
Redeye Grill – American (New), Midtown
Rosemary’s – Italian, West Village
Rubirosa – Italian (pizza), Soho *
Ruby’s Cafe – brunch/cafe, Soho & Murray Hill
Santina – Italian, Meatpacking District
Sarabeth’s – American (New), various locations
Saxon + Parole – American (New), Noho
Scalinatella – Italian, Upper East Side
Scarpetta – Italian, Meatpacking District (review) *
Seamores – Seafood, Nolita & Chelsea (review)
The Smile – American (New), NoHo
The Smith – American (New), various locations
Sant Ambroeus – Italian, various locations
The Spotted Pig – modern European, West Village
Spring Street Natural – American (New), Soho
Springbone Kitchen – Healthy/Paleo, Greenwich Village (review)
Stanton Social – Tapas/Small Plates, Lower East Side
Street Taco – Mexican, Gramercy (review)
Streets – International, Williamsburg (review)
Tacombi – Mexican/tacos, various locations *
Taim – Falafel, Nolita + West Village
Terri – vegetarian/vegan, Flatiron
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 (review) *
Wallflower – American (New), West Village
The Wild Son – American (New), Meatpacking District
Westbourne – Cafe/American (New), Soho
Westville – American, multiple locations


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After Eats

Rose Bar *
Cafe Carlyle

Palm Court at The Plaza
The Bar at Baccarat Hotel
New York EDITION Lobby Bar
The Blond
The Garett East *
Dear Irving
The Happiest Hour
The Library at the NoMad
310 Bowery Bar
205 Club
The Other Room
The Elephant Bar
Macao Trading Co.
Mother’s Ruin
Employee’s Only
Acme *
La Esquina
Tijuana Picnic *
The Ship
The Mulberry Project
Los Feliz
Fig 19 *
The Wren
No Fun
Suffolk Arms
The Flower Shop
Paul’s Casablanca
The Lately/Blue Light lounge
Kind Regards
Bar Fortuna
The Roof At Viceroy
The Spaniard *


La Colombe
Bluestone Lane
Saturdays Surf
Grey Dog
Kaffe 1668
Toby’s Estate
Blue Bottle
Happy Bones
Cha Cha Matcha

Round Ups

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