New York City Restaurant Recommendations

Reviewer: Foodnut.com

Last Update: 8/10/2017

Statue of Liberty June 2016 (5)

Here is a compilation of more casual restaurants, snack places we visited during our June 2016 and July 2017 New York City trip. Our goal was to find good eats at reasonable prices, primarily restaurants where locals go. We have no interest sampling cuisine that is done better at home in the San Francisco Bay Area. This is challenging on an expensive ‘island’, full of pricey tourist traps.

Our Trip includes visits to Brooklyn, Flushing.

Read our Highly recommended or High end New York City restaurant recommendations

New York City Casual and Mini Restaurant Reviews (Alphabetical)

Amy’s Bread – 6/2016
75 9th Ave (b/t 15th St & 16th St)
New York, NY 10011
(212) 462-4338
Meatpacking District

WebsiteYelp Page

Exploring Chelsea market led us to this local favorite. Stick to the pastries, not the bread. BTW Chelsea market was a bit disappointing compared to Hudson Eats and our home San Francisco Ferry Building Marketplace.

Food Picks:
Toy’s Organic Wheat Baguette ($2.60) definitely not in the same league as Tartine Bakery of San Francisco.

Food Pans:
None

Overall – Good
Food – Good
Decor – Very Good
Service – Very Good
Value – Very Good

Would we come back – No

Becco Short Ribs

Becco – 6/2016
355 W 46th St – b/t 9th Ave & 8th Ave
New York, NY 10036
(212) 397-7597
Theater District

Website – Yelp Page

A Joe and Lidia Bastianich popular restaurant. We attempted to dine in a non touristy restaurant before a Broadway show and our research brought us here. Alas most of the folks here seemed to be tourists. Food was decent with large portions, but nothing special.

Becco’s eat as much as you want from three daily pasta dishes for $24.95 is a pre-show steal though. It even includes Insalata Caesar Salad or Antipasto Misto.

Try Ramen at Totto Ramen for something less touristy.

Food Picks:
Sinfonia Di Paste ($24.95) with starter and 3 pastas is super value. Gnocchi, Fusili, and Spaghetti.

Pesce Spada ($26) 2 good sized filets

Short Ribs ($40) is cooked like veal osso bucco, Massively huge and very tender.

Food Pans:
None

Overall – Very Good
Food – Very Good
Decor – Very Good
Service – Good
Value – Very Good

Would we come back – No

Best Bagel New York City

Best Bagel and Coffee – 6/2016
225 W 35th St
New York, NY 10018
(212) 564-4409
Midtown West

Yelp Page

Our quest for a real New York bagel took us to this really busy shop. Its located near Penn Station and B&H Photo. The bagels really are great. Best ones we had on the trip.

Food Picks:
Everything, Cinnamon Raisin Bagels ($1.25 each) huge, fluffy, heaven!

Bagel with Atlantic Smoked Salmon, scallions, and creme cheese ($9.75) Massive.

Food Pans:
None

Overall – Very Good
Food – Very Good
Decor – Good
Service – Good
Value – Excellent

Would we come back – Yes

Do, Cookie Dough Confections – 8/2017

737 2nd Ave Ste 201 (39th and 40th)
New York, NY 10016
Midtown East

Yelp page

Long lines for yet another gimmicky dessert shop. Cookie dough is the product. Very rich and filling. Get one to share. They do have vegan option!

Overall – Good
Food – Good
Decor – Very Good
Service – Good
Value – Good

Would we come back – Maybe

Ciccio – 6/2016
190 6th Ave
New York, NY 10012
(646) 476-9498
South Village

Website – Yelp Page

We stayed in Tribeca and looked for a casual Italian restaurant and found this place. A cozy neighborhood joint with decent food in large quantities and reasonable prices. Service was a big lax.

Food Picks:
Straccetti Manzo ($15) had a ton of meat and cheese.

Taglia Meatballs ($18) had several HUGE meatballs.

Risotto Funghi ($19) also huge, very balanced.

Food Pans:
None

Overall – Very Good
Food – Very Good
Decor – Very Good
Service – Good
Value – Very Good

Would we come back – Maybe

Doughnut Plant Brooklyn

Doughnut Plant – 6/2016
245 Flatbush Ave – b/t 6th Ave & Bergen St
Brooklyn, NY 11217
347-990-2438
Prospect Heights

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Lower East Side
179 East Houston
New York, NY 10002

Website

Yelp

We were visiting Kith, a block away and saw this place. Not one to pass up a Doughnut, we had to stop in. They have several locations in New York. Beautiful items plus amazing number of egg less doughnuts.  Frankly you will get better tasting donuts at Donut.

Food Picks:
Blackout Cake ($3.85) Boy was this chocolatety!
Matcha Green Tea Cake ($3.85) – Strong Match flavor
Creme Brulee ($3.80)
Whiteout Cake ($3.85)

Star Spangled Yeast Donut ($4.25) for July 4th! Red, White, Blue

Choco Choco Yeast ($3.80) Vegan, very chocolatety also.

Food Pans:
None

Overall – Very Good
Food – Very Good
Decor – Very Good
Service – Very Good
Value – Good

Would we come back – Maybe

Golden Unicorn New York City

Golden Unicorn – 6/2016
18 E Broadway – b/t Catherine St & Market St
New York, NY 10002
(212) 941-0911
Chinatown

Website

Yelp Page

We wanted to try dim sum in Chinatown and this place seem like a popular restaurant. Jing Fong is the other one. Probably should have ate dim sum in Flushing instead. The decor here is pretty nice, but the food average by San Francisco standards.

Food Picks:
Chicken Feet
Tripe
Sesame Balls

Food Pans:
Shrimp Dumplings
Pea Shoot Dumplings
Glutinous Rice

Overall – Good
Food – Good
Decor – Excellent
Service – Good
Value – Very Good

Would we come back – No

Grimaldis Pizza New York City

Grimaldi’s – 6/2016
656 Ave of the Americas
New York, NY 10010
(646) 484-5665
Flatiron

Website – Yelp Page

A legendary pizza joint with another location in Brooklyn. We were ready to try some NY style pizza cooked in a coal brick oven and this was one stop. Cash only.

Food Picks:
Burrata ($14) was very good. Smooth, silky cheese. Crude cherry tomatoes.

Large Pizza ($16) half regular pizza, half white pizza – Sausage, Pepperoni, Mushroom – Crisp crust, very thin, TONS of ingredients. The white part was less acidic and more cheesy.

Food Pans:
None

Overall – Very Good
Food – Very Good
Decor – Very Good
Service – Very Good
Value – Good

Would we come back – Maybe

Hunan House – 6/2016
40 W 56th St – b/t 5th Ave & Avenue Of The Americas
New York, NY 10019
(212) 213-2299
Midtown West

Website – Yelp Page

A friend raved about this Hunan restaurant not far from Times Square and the MoMa. We were skeptical, but were in the neighborhood. The Food is slightly above average but not great. This is a Sister Restaurant of Hunan Manor (339 Lexington Ave) Stick to the Hunan spicy dishes.

Food Picks:
Dan Dan Noodle $6.95
33 Mung Bean Curd $7.95
Longbean Eggplant $12.95
Chi Yam Rhizome $12.95

Food Pans:
Scallion Pancake $5.95

Overall – Good
Food – Good
Decor – Excellent
Service – Good
Value – Good

Would we come back – Maybe

Lady M Cake Boutique – 6/2016
The Plaza Food Hall
1 W 59th St
New York, NY 10019
(212) 452-2222
Midtown West

Website – Yelp Page

After seeing a couple pictures of their beautiful cakes, we just had to come here. Yes they are as good as they look. We tried one that was shipped to California ($80 for 6 inch including shipping), and it was still pretty darn good! This location is very convenient for tourists and is housed in a Food Hall. Beware that the Upper East Side location is pretty small.  You can even get them Fed Ex’d to you!

Food Picks:
Lady M Green Tea Matcha Mille Crepes

Lady M Mille Crepes

Food Pans:
None

Overall – Very Good
Food – Very Good
Decor – Excellent
Service – Very Good
Value – Good

Would we come back – Yes

Marea Pasta New York City

Marea – 6/2016
240 Central Park S
New York, NY 10019
Midtown West
(212) 582-5100

Website – Yelp Page

A 2 Michelin star Italian restaurant focusing on seafood. We had high hopes for this restaurant but left wonder what went wrong. Great value 2 course business lunch at $52. Glad we did not have to pay more for dinner. Service fell through the floor during one period with the pacing way off. (Overloaded?) This is definitely a power lunch place full of suits.

Food Picks:
3 kinds of bread

Zuppa – Chilled corn Soup

Tonno – bigeye Tuna

Polipo – grilled octopus

Funghi – Risotto

Fusilli – octopus, bone marrow

Trompetti – Bolognese ragu

Pre dessert: Profiteroles

Food Pans:
Insalata – Butter lettuce

Branzino – Dry! over cooked

Overall – Very Good
Food – Very Good
Decor – Excellent
Service – Good
Value – Good

Would we come back – No

Mighty Quinn’s Barbeque – 6/2016
225 Liberty St
New York, NY 10281
Lower Manhattan – Battery Park

Website – Yelp Page

An outpost of a NYC BBQ local chain. This location is in Hudson Eats, a beautiful high end food court in the Brookfield Place building. A must visit place if you are across the street at the 9/11 Memorial, One World Trade, or Battery Park – Statue of Liberty Cruise. Beware that the place has long lines during weekday lunchtime.

Food Picks:
Pulled Pork Sandwich ($8.80) definitely hit the spot. Shockingly good.

Food Pans:
None

Overall – Very Good
Food – Very Good
Decor – Very Good
Service – Good
Value – Good

Would we come back – Yes

Momofuku Ssam Bar New York (15)

Momofuku SSAM Bar – 7/2017
207 Second Avenue
at 13th Street
New York, NY 10003

East Village

212-254-3500

Yelp

Popular NYC Asian fusion eatery from star chef David Chang. We’ve been to his nearby East Village Noodle bar, so we had to try this restaurant next. Another inventive spot in his empire.

This is a great restaurant to come with a larger group and share the various dishes. Ask if they have items not listed on the menu as it changes Daily. Momofuku had their pork buns and rice cakes available during our visit. You can order the duck ssam ahead of time.

Note that Milk Bar is across the street, so you can get your dessert fix there instead.

Picks:
½ Dozen Oysters – kombu mignonette ($21) was pretty simple but clean and fresh.

Hokkaido Uni over Rice – furikake, shiso ($28) was expensive but awesome. Could have used a double order of this rich sea urchin goodness.

Grilled Flatiron – charred market greens, steak sauce ($31) another good dish of pre cut quality meat cooked to a medium rare, with a nice side of greens. Could have used some starch like rice with this dish. We had to ask for some buns.

Chili Pork Ribs – sesame, scallion ($28) had a slow burn heat to them. Char siu flavor with fall off the bone tenderness. Pretty meaty dish.

Chinese Long Beans – chili, garlic, shallot ($11) were a bit unexpected. Chopped up and in a vinegary sauce, this had a lots of flavor.
Plain Bun ($2) is offered if you do not have enough starch.

OK:
None

Pans:
None

Overall – Very Good
Food – Very Good
Decor – Very Good
Service – Very Good
Value – Good

Would we come back – Maybe

 

Momofuku Milk Bar – 7/2017
15 W 56th St
New York, NY 10019
Midtown West

Yelp

Life Cookies ($4) Perfect Ten oatmeal cookie or Best Freaking Chocolate fudge Cookie are expensive, vegan with no eggs but thin and not very tasty

Cereal Soft Serve with no eggs does taste like corn flakes cereal, interesting once, weird after.

Overall –  Good
Food – Good
Decor – Very Good
Service – Good
Value – Good

Would we come back – Maybe

Nan Xiang Dumpling House – 6/2016
38-12 Prince St
Flushing, NY 11354
(718) 321-3838
Flushing

Yelp Page

A very popular Shanghai dumpling restaurant in Flushing. We had to wait about 30 minutes for a table. The soup dumplings are good but not as good as Din Tai Fung. Cash only, but this place is cheap.

If you are into Chinese street food, do not miss the basement of the New World Mall – Yelp Page

Food Picks:
Soy Milk ($1.50)
Yau Tiu ($1.50)

Pork Dumplings ($5.95) were 6 super sized ones with lots of soup. Good flavor but more meat than the real deal. A big to Americanized.

Scallion Pancake ($3.50) were really good

Food Pans:
Rice Cakes ($7.50) were small and peppery.

Overall – Very Good
Food – Very Good
Decor – Fair
Service – Fair
Value – Excellent

Would we come back – No

Orwasher’s Bakery – 6/2016
308 East 78th St
New York, NY 10075
(212) 288-6569
Upper East Side

Website

Yelp Page

4.5 stars on Yelp and a love of bread brought us here. Probably should of bought a $4.25 doughnut instead of their bread… Still a good place to pickup some goodies before hitting the Met.

Food Picks:
Levain Locale ($5) definitely not in the same league as Tartine Bakery of San Francisco.

Food Pans:
None

Overall – Very Good
Food – Good
Decor – Good
Service – Very Good
Value – Good

Would we come back – No

Prince Street Pizza New York (3)

Prince Street Pizza – 7/2017
27 Prince St
New York, NY 10012
212-996-4100

Yelp

A hole in the wall pizza joint in the middle of Nolita.  This was a couple blocks from our hotel and a great spot for a which lunch.  Typical menu with several pizzas on the counter to choose from that are heated up when you order.  The place itself is tiny, with standing counter to slurp down the goodness. Get your pizza to go an eat somewhere else.  You can nicely ask for extra crispy pizza.

Picks:
Margherita slice ($4.30) was surprisingly great.  Crispy crust, really good cheese.  I question how authentic this is, but we highly recommend it.

Pepperoni thick crust Soho Square ($3.95) was a bit on the soft side.  Very good n greasy pep.  Probably should have gotten this one more crispy.

OK:
None

Pans:
None

Overall – Very Good

Food – Very Good
Decor – Good
Service – Good
Value – Excellent

Would we come back – Yes

Rice to Riches – 6/2016
37 Spring St – b/t Mulberry St & Mott St
New York, NY 10012
212-274-0008
Nolita

Website

Yelp Page

4 stars on Yelp brought us by this popular place. The puddings are very rich and add to that, toppings! Ask to sample the coast to coast cheesecake pudding. You can even order online and get Fedex delivery. No vegan options.
The only thing better than the rice puddings are the insane stickers with mottos like: Eat right, Exercise, Still Die.

Food Picks:
Rice Pudding

Food Pans:
None

Overall – Very Good
Food – Very Good
Decor – Very Good
Service – Very Good
Value – Good

Would we come back – Maybe

Sadelle’s Bakery – 6/2016
463 W Broadway – b/t Laguardia Pl & Prince St
New York, NY 10012
(212) 776-4926
SoHo

Website

Yelp Page

A bakery – breakfast place conveniently located in Soho. Beautiful interior.

Food Picks:
Everything – Everything 2.0 bagels ($2) were just average. Not particularly big.

Food Pans:
None

Overall – Good
Food – Good
Decor – Good
Service – Good
Value – Good

Would we come back – No

Schmackary’s – 6/2016
362 W 45th St – b/t 9th Ave & 8th Ave
New York, NY 10036
646-801-9866
Theater District

Website

Yelp Page

A great place to buy fresh huge, tasty cookies.
No vegan options. At about half hour til close, all cookies leftover are buy one, get one free

Food Picks:
Chocolate Chip
Chunky Monkey

Food Pans:
None

Overall – Very Good
Food – Very Good
Decor – Very Good
Service – Very Good
Value – Good

Would we come back – Yes

Totto Ramen New York City

Totto Ramen – 6/2016
366 W 52nd St – b/t 9th Ave & 8th Ave
New York, NY 10019
212-582-0052
Theater District, Hell’s Kitchen, Midtown West

Website – Yelp Page

A less touristy restaurant near the Theater District. We can here after a show and found no line. A loud busy place with quality food. Cash only.

Food Picks:
Chicken Paitan ($10) with pork. No egg surprisingly.

Spicy Paitan ($12) with chicken

Curry Chicken Paitan ($12)

Food Pans:
Char Siu Pork Buns ($3.50 each) were just ok

Overall – Very Good
Food – Very Good
Decor – Very Good
Service – Very Good
Value – Very Good

Would we come back – Yes

Russ & Daughters Lox (1)

Russ & Daughters – 7/2017
179 East Houston St
New York, NY 10002
212-475-4880
Lower East Side

Website – Yelp Page

We stayed in Nolita and tried this legendary place in 2017. An old school deli for bagels, lox, treats, etc..  Great for breakfast, although there are no places to sit inside or outside. We gave a couple bagels a try.

Food Picks:
Bagels ($1 each) Raisin, Everything, Pretzel – Not super fluffy or thick.  Nice chewy texture.

Food Pans:
None

Overall – Very Good
Food – Very Good
Decor – Very Good
Service – Good
Value – Very Good

Would we come back – Yes

 

Restaurants for Future New York Trips

 

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Harlem

Patsy’s, East Harlem Pizza 117/118

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Upper West Side – Natural History

Red Farm – 2170 Broadway W76/W77 11:30-3, 4:45pm-1030pm – No rez – Caviar delivery – Upper West Side

Zabar’s Deli Upper West Side – 2245 Broadway (W80/W81)

https://www.yelp.com/biz/zabars-new-york

Barney Greengrass Deli Cash – 541 Amsterdam (W86/87) Bagels – Upper West Side

https://www.yelp.com/biz/barney-greengrass-new-york

Dovetail $$$$ Italian
https://www.yelp.com/biz/dovetail-new-york

Sushi Yasaka
Jing Fong Dim Sum
Xian Famous Foods

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Upper East Side – Met

Cafe Boulud 20 E 76th St – Open table – Near Met
https://www.yelp.com/biz/cafe-boulud-new-york-4

Nick’s Pizza – 1814 2nd Ave 93/94
https://www.yelp.com/biz/nicks-pizza-new-york

Shake Shack 154 E86th
https://www.yelp.com/biz/shake-shack-new-york-45
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Koreatown Midtown East

Don’s Bogam BBQ & Wine Bar – Midtown East
17 E 32nd St b/t 5th Ave & Madison Ave
New York, NY 10016
212-683-2200
http://www.yelp.com/biz/dons-bogam-bbq-and-wine-bar-new-york-3

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Midtown East

Urbanspace Vanderbilt Food Hall – 230 Park Ave at E45th
https://www.yelp.com/biz/urbanspace-vanderbilt-new-york-2

Salvation Burger 230 E 51st – 3rd/2nd ave
https://www.yelp.com/biz/salvation-burger-new-york

Crave Fishbar – 945 2nd Ave E50/E51
https://www.yelp.com/biz/crave-fishbar-new-york

Ess-A-Bagel 831 3rd Ave (E50/E51) Ask for warm bagel – Midtown East

Katagiri Japanese Grocery Store – Small Japanese to go place – Midtown East
224 E 59th St Ste A Midtown East New York, NY 10022
http://www.yelp.com/biz/katagiri-japanese-grocery-store-new-york-2

Sunrise Mart – Small Japanese to go place – Midtown East
12 E 41st St Midtown East New York
http://www.yelp.com/biz/sunrise-mart-new-york-3

Vezzo Thin Crust Pizza
178 lexington E30/E31
https://www.yelp.com/biz/vezzo-thin-crust-pizza-new-york

Luke’s Lobster – 207 E 43rd St 3rdave/2ndave
https://www.yelp.com/biz/lukes-lobster-midtown-east-new-york

 

Hunan Manor 11:30-10pm – Lauhound – CC ok – Midtown East
339 Lexington Ave Murray Hill b/t E39th st and E40th st (212) 682-2883
http://www.yelp.com/biz/hunan-manor-new-york

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Midtown West – Theater District

Gotham West market – 600 11th Ave W44/W45 7:30am-11pm
https://www.yelp.com/biz/gotham-west-market-new-york

Genuine Roadside 600 11th ave W44/W45 (burger)
https://www.yelp.com/biz/genuine-roadside-new-york

Bare Burger
366 W 46th 9th/8th
https://www.yelp.com/biz/bareburger-new-york-12

5 Napkin Burger
630 9th Ave W44th/45th
https://www.yelp.com/biz/5-napkin-burger-new-york

Black Tap
136 W 55th St 7th/ave americas open 11am
https://www.yelp.com/biz/black-tap-craft-burger-and-beers-new-york

Patzeria Perfect Pizza 231 W 46th 7th/broadway cheap
https://www.yelp.com/biz/patzeria-perfect-pizza-new-york

Halal Guys – Carts all over
W 53rd St and 6th Ave
https://www.yelp.com/search?find_desc=halal+guys&find_loc=Manhattan%2C+NY&ns=1

Hing Won – Chinese Noodles, rice plates
48 W 48th St – b/t 5th Ave & Rockefeller Plz
New York, NY 10036
http://www.yelp.com/biz/hing-won-new-york

Go Go Curry – 11am-11pm
273 W 38th St b/t 7th Ave & 8th Ave
New York, NY 10018
212-730-5555
http://www.yelp.com/biz/go-go-curry-new-york

Turco Mediterranean Grill – 11am – 11pm
604 9th Ave b/t W44th St & W43rd St
New York, NY 10036
http://www.yelp.com/biz/turco-mediterranean-grill-new-york

Keens Steakhouse, 72 West 36th Street, 212-947-3636 BEEF – Midtown West
http://www.opentable.com/keens-steakhouse-reservations-new-york

Trattoria Trecolori – Noon – 1030pm – Italian – Not on opentable – Near Theaters
254 W 47th St b/t Broadway & 8th Ave
New York, NY 10036 (212) 997-4540
https://www.yelp.com/biz/trattoria-trecolori-new-york

Szechuan Gourmet 56 – Noon – 10pm – Reservations – or 21W39th St
242 W 56th St
212) 265-2226
https://www.yelp.com/biz/szechuan-gourmet-56-new-york-2

Xi’an Famous Foods – 11am – 830pm – No Rez – CC OK
24 W 45th St b/t 5th Ave & Avenue Of The Americas
(212) 786-2068
https://www.yelp.com/biz/xian-famous-foods-new-york-6

Toto Ramen
366 W 52nd St 8th/9th
https://www.yelp.com/biz/totto-ramen-new-york

Ippudo Ramen, etc – No rez 11-330, 5-1130
321 W 51st St b/t 9th Ave & 8th Ave
https://www.yelp.com/biz/ippudo-westside-new-york

Joe’s Shanghai – 1130am – 10pm – Rez – CC Lunch/Dinner == 9 Pell St, Chinatown no rez, cash only OR Lunch/Dinner
24 W 56th St
New York, NY 10019
https://www.yelp.com/biz/joes-shanghai-new-york-4

Sake bar Hagi – 5pm-2am – Izakaya – Rez
152 W 49th St b/t 7th Ave & Avenue Of The Americas
(212) 764-8549
http://www.yelp.com/biz/sake-bar-hagi-new-york

db Bistro Moderne – 55 W 44th St Ave Am/5th Ave Burger? French
https://www.yelp.com/biz/db-bistro-moderne-new-york-3

 

Pam real Thai 404 W 49TH ST (10th/9th ave) Yelp 3.5
Larb Ubol Thai 37th/9th ave

Pret A Manger 1200 Ave of Americas/ W47th

pick a bagel 891 8th Ave (W53/54) Yelp 3.5

No: Tony’s Di Napoli, Carmines, Blue Fin

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Penn Station – Midtown west

Pizza Suprema – slice
413 8thave near Penn Station
https://www.yelp.com/biz/ny-pizza-suprema-new-york

Best Bagel and Coffee – 6/2016
225 W 35th St
New York, NY 10018
(212) 564-4409
https://www.yelp.com/biz/best-bagel-and-coffee-new-york

Grace Street – Asian Desserts
17 W 32nd St Midtown West New York, NY 10001
http://www.yelp.com/biz/grace-street-new-york

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Chelsea

Momofuku Nishi
232 8th Avenue (W21/W22)
https://www.yelp.com/biz/momofuku-nishi-new-york

Sullivan Street Bakery
533 W 47th St – Great Bread – Sandwiches
https://www.yelp.com/biz/sullivan-street-bakery-new-york-4

No: Del Posto $$$$ 85 10th Ave (W15/16) Meat Packing, Chelsea 1*
https://www.yelp.com/biz/del-posto-new-york

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Flatiron District

Eataly – (Good Value) – 10am – 11pm – Gourmet market nr Madison sq garden – Some restaurants like Pranzo take rez 14 days adv
200 5th Ave (W24/W23)
New York, NY 10010
https://www.yelp.com/biz/eataly-new-york-8

Forcella (known for their deep fried Naples inspired pies) – CC OK
377 Park Ave S – b/t 26th St & 27th St
New York, NY 10016
http://www.yelp.com/biz/forcella-new-york-2

Covina Burger
127 E 27th St – Park/lexington
https://www.yelp.com/biz/covina-new-york-3

Upland (burger, pizza) 345 Park Ave 25/26
https://www.yelp.com/biz/upland-new-york

No: Cosme, Dirt Candy – Vegetarian

Gramercy Tavern – ok – 28 days in advance $$$$
42 E 20th St
https://www.yelp.com/biz/gramercy-tavern-new-york

Dough
Also in Midtown east or west
https://www.yelp.com/biz/dough-new-york-2

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West Village – near Meat packing district

Red Farm – 529 Hudson St b/t 10th St & Charles St, 5-11pm – No rez – West Village
walk in ala carte: Decoy – Modern Asian – West Village Not Cheap – Dinner – 4.5 Yelp – 30 days in advance – commit to 1 peking duck – 48hr cancel $65 prix fix!
529 Hudson St b/t 10th St & Charles St
New York, NY 10014
(212) 691-9700
http://www.yelp.com/biz/decoy-new-york

The Spotted Pig 314 W 11st Hudson/Greenwich – Burger = April Bloomfield
https://www.yelp.com/biz/the-spotted-pig-new-york

Bareburger – Blecker st – 3rd st – Village
https://www.yelp.com/biz/bareburger-new-york-3

Corner Bistro 331 W 4th St (Burger)
https://www.yelp.com/biz/corner-bistro-new-york

Black Tap
248 W 14th St 7th/ave america 11am open – Bigger location
https://www.yelp.com/biz/black-tap-craft-burgers-and-beer-new-york-2

Bar Sardine Burger
https://www.yelp.com/biz/bar-sardine-new-york

Emily 35 Downing St (Pizza, burger)
https://www.yelp.com/biz/emily-west-village-new-york

Johns of bleeker Pizza — West Village – 1130am – 11:30pm
278 Bleecker St – b/t Jones St & Morton S
New York, NY 10014
http://www.yelp.com/biz/johns-of-bleecker-street-new-york-2

Joe’s Pizza – Cash – 10am – 4am
7 Carmine St b/t Avenue Of The Americas & Minetta Ln (West Village)
(212) 366-1182
http://www.yelp.com/biz/joes-pizza-new-york-4

Via Carota in the west village for a very casual but great meal (no reservations) 11am-Midnight
Italian Mid Range
51 grove st – 7th/blecker
https://www.yelp.com/biz/via-carota-new-york

Doughnut Project
10 Morton – West Village
https://www.yelp.com/biz/the-doughnut-project-new-york

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East Village

Momofuku ko 8 Extra Place – 1st St
Walk in when open 545pm
https://www.yelp.com/biz/momofuku-ko-new-york-3

Momofuku ssam bar – East Village – 11:30-3:30, 5pm-Midnight – walk in Lunch/Dinner – Week night less line
207 2nd Ave b/t 13th St & 12th St
New York, NY 10003
212-254-3500
http://www.yelp.com/biz/momofuku-ssam-bar-new-york-5

Momofuku Noodle Bar – 12-4, 530-11 walk in early!
171 1st Avenue – East Village

Somtum Dur Thai – E. Village – 4-6th St

Lunch

The Bao – East Village Yelp 4 XLB – Noon – 1030pm – XLB
13 St Marks (E9th) b/t Cooper Sq & Astor Pl
New York, NY 10003
(212) 388-9238
http://www.yelp.com/biz/the-bao-new-york

Brindle Room – 277 E 10th St (Burger)
https://www.yelp.com/biz/brindle-room-new-york

Joe’s Pizza – Cash – 10am – 4am
150 E 14th St (East Village)
https://www.yelp.com/biz/joes-pizza-new-york-7

Motorino Pizza Naples style – 11am – Midnight – East Village
349 E 12th St b/t 1st Ave & 2nd Ave
New York, NY 10003
http://www.yelp.com/biz/motorino-new-york

Patsy’s, Greenwich Village E10/E11 – or (East Harlem) Pizza Multiple: 117/118, 43ST+2nd ave
67 University Pl
New York, NY 10003
https://www.yelp.com/biz/patsys-pizzeria-new-york-8

Halal Guys – East Village – Store 10am – 4am
307 E 14th St b/t 1st Ave & 2nd Ave
New York, NY 10003
Phone number (212) 533-7707
https://www.yelp.com/biz/the-halal-guys-new-york-8

Xian Famous Foods – multiple locations – Lunch/Dinner, No rez – 24 W 45th St (Midtown West) or 14 E 34th St (Midtown East) or 81 St Marks Pl (East village)
https://www.yelp.com/search?find_desc=Xian+Famous+Foods&find_loc=Manhattan%2C+NY&ns=1

Babu ji Indian East Village
Malai Marke Indian East Village

Snacks

I CE NY – desserts – Near NYU
101 Macdougal St Greenwich Village New York, NY 10012
http://www.yelp.com/biz/i-ce-ny-new-york

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Soho

Raoul’s 180 Prince St – French – Good Burger – Lunch Sat/Sun
https://www.yelp.com/biz/raouls-restaurant-new-york

Balthazar 80 Spring $$$
https://www.yelp.com/biz/balthazar-restaurant-new-york

Chobani 730am, 830am sat/sun
152 Prince St
https://www.yelp.com/biz/chobani-soho-new-york

Blue Ribbon Brasserie – 97 Sullivan St at Spring
https://www.yelp.com/biz/blue-ribbon-brasserie-new-york

Breakfast – Lunch

Thompson Finest Deli
20 Thompson St at Grand St

Delimarie – Deli -Breakfast
106 Duane St – Broadway

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Nolita

Lombardi’s Pizza – Nolita 11:30am – 11pm
32 Spring St b/t Mulberry St & Mott St
New York, NY 10012
https://www.yelp.com/biz/lombardis-pizza-new-york

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Tribeca

http://www.theinfatuation.com/new-york/guides/best-tribeca-restaurants

Tribeca’s Kitchen – Breakfast 6am – Midnight
200 Church St
New York, NY 10013
b/t Duane St & Thomas St
https://www.yelp.com/biz/tribecas-kitchen-new-york

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Chinatown

Joy Luck Palace
98 Mott St. at Canal
https://www.yelp.com/biz/joy-luck-palace-new-york

Royal Seafood
103 mott
https://www.yelp.com/biz/royal-seafood-restaurant-new-york

Jing Fong – huge – Dim sum 10am – 10pm Sa/su 930am-10pm
20 Elizabeth
https://www.yelp.com/biz/jing-fong-restaurant-new-york

Noodle Village – Cheap comfort food
13 Mott St b/t Mosco St & Park Row
New York, NY 10013
https://www.yelp.com/biz/noodle-village-new-york

Pho Bang
http://www.theinfatuation.com/new-york/reviews/pho-bang

Oriental Garden
14 Elizabeth St b/t Canal St & Bayard St
New York, NY 10013
http://www.yelp.com/biz/oriental-garden-restaurant-new-york

Joe’s Shanghai – No rez 11am – 11pm – no Rez – Lunch/Dinner CASH only
9 Pell St
New York, NY 10013
(212) 233-8888
http://www.yelp.com/biz/joes-shanghai-new-york-2

Xian Famous Foods
45 Bayard
https://www.yelp.com/biz/xian-famous-foods-new-york-21
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Lower East Side

 

Boba Guys
23 Clinton St Lower East Side New York, NY 10002
http://www.yelp.com/biz/boba-guys-new-york

Breakfast/Lunch

Katz’s Delicatessen – Lower East Side – Down low – Near NYU – Yelp 4
205 E Houston St (Near E 1st) b/t Avenue A & Norfolk St
http://www.yelp.com/biz/katzs-delicatessen-new-york

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Greenwich Village

Minetta Tavern (Black Label Burger)–old fashioned loud Rez – Midrange –
113 Macdougal Near NYU
https://www.yelp.com/biz/minetta-tavern-new-york

Gotham Bar – Classic high end
12 E 12th St – 5th ave
https://www.yelp.com/biz/gotham-bar-and-grill-new-york

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Brooklyn

Di Fara 15th St – Brooklyn
Franny’s, Lucali – Brooklyn

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