Best Restaurants in NYC | Our Favorite New York Restaurants

Best Restaurants in NYC

Our Top Picks for NYC Eats

Thank you to Luke’s cousin Chris Miller for his help with these amazing recommendations!


By Real New York Tours

East Side between Houston and 34th Street


29 E 29th St, New York, NY 10003


Cracker-thin pizza & other modern Italian fare in a polished hotel dining room with an open kitchen.


116 E 27th St, New York, NY 10016

Blue Smoke

Danny Meyer's BBQ joint offers a deep beer & bourbon list plus a basement live jazz venue.


358 3rd Ave, New York, NY 10016

Street Taco

Hip source for Mexican eats with frozen & popsicle cocktails in a funky, tiled space with a truck.


351 E 12th St, New York, NY 10003

Duck's Eatery

A diverse, meat-centric menu & creative cocktails served in a rustic barn setting until late.


349 E 12th St, New York, NY 10003


Brick-oven pizzas with gourmet toppings like Brussels sprouts draw crowds in the East Village.


2 Lexington Ave, New York, NY 10010


Classic Roman-Italian soul food in an a casual but elegant setting.


42 E 20th St, New York, NY 10003

Gramercy Tavern

Danny Meyer's Flatiron District tavern with a fixed-price-only dining room & a bustling bar area.


12 E 12th St, New York, NY 10003

Gotham Bar & Grill

A West Village fixture still serving standout New American plates in a stylish yet relaxed setting.


53 Great Jones St, New York, NY 10012

Il Buco Alimentari & Venaria

Mediterranean-Italian fare, including house-cured meats & homemade bread, served at communal tables.

West Side between Houston and 34th Street


140 W 30th St, New York, NY 10001

Till & Sprocket

Cool, brick-lined venue offering New American cuisine & craft cocktails in a relaxed atmosphere.


268 6th Ave, New York, NY 10014

Bar Pitti

Blackboard specials supplement the small menu at this Italian spot known for its glamorous crowd.


189 9th Ave, New York, NY 10011


Higher-end Mexican cuisine & tequila cocktails galore in a festive bi-level dining room.


53 W 19th St, New York, NY 10011


Barcelona-style tapas & a deep menu of Spanish wines can be shared in this compact, busy spot.


425 W 15th St, New York, NY 10011

The Tippler

Atmospheric tavern beneath Chelsea Market with creative cocktails, salvaged decor & DJs.


849 6th Ave, New York, NY 10001


Laurent Tourondel's rustic-chic Italian restaurant in the Eventi Hotel serving pizza, pasta & more.


30 W 26th St, New York, NY 10010

Hill Country

BBQ favorites, bourbon & cocktails in a lively space with cafeteria-style ordering & communal seats.


36 W 26th St, New York, NY 10010


Thoughtfully sourced traditional & gastronomic Korean cuisine offered in a bare wooden dining room.


314 W 11th St, New York, NY 10014

The Spotted Pig

No-reservations Village eatery drawing throngs for European-inspired meals & celebrity sightings.

Below Houston


259 Front St, New York, NY 10038

Cowgirl SeaHorse

Casual restaurant with offbeat nautical decor serving Southwestern faves, some with seafood twists.


17 Orchard St, New York, NY 10002

The Fat Radish

Trendy eatery serving modern British fare using farm fresh veggies & meats in a rustic setting.


28 Mott St # A, New York, NY 10013

Peking Duck House

Its namesake, carved tableside with fanfare, is the specialty of this Chinese restaurant.


136 Division St, New York, NY 10002


Chic, candlelit basement eatery serving pastas & Venetian small plates alongside Italian wines.


180 Prince St, New York, NY 10012


Classic bistro dating to the 1970s with a bustling Parisian atmosphere & a serious French menu.


80 Spring St, New York, NY 10012


Iconic French brasserie with steak frites, brunch & pastries in a classy space with red banquettes.

More to come!

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