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!

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By Real New York Tours

East Side between Houston and 34th Street

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42 E 20th St, New York, NY 10003

Marta

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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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349 E 12th St, New York, NY 10003

Motorino

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

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2 Lexington Ave, New York, NY 10010

Maialino

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

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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.

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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.

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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

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140 W 30th St, New York, NY 10001

Till & Sprocket

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

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CASH ONLY
268 6th Ave, New York, NY 10014

Bar Pitti

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

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189 9th Ave, New York, NY 10011

Fonda

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

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53 W 19th St, New York, NY 10011

Boqueria

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

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425 W 15th St, New York, NY 10011

The Tippler

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

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849 6th Ave, New York, NY 10001

L'Amico

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

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30 W 26th St, New York, NY 10010

Hill Country

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

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36 W 26th St, New York, NY 10010

Hanjan

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

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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

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259 Front St, New York, NY 10038

Cowgirl SeaHorse

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

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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.

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28 Mott St # A, New York, NY 10013

Peking Duck House

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

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136 Division St, New York, NY 10002

Bacaro

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

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180 Prince St, New York, NY 10012

Raoul's

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

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80 Spring St, New York, NY 10012

Balthazar

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

More to come!

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