The 50 Best Restaurants in New York Right Now

What are the must try restaurants in New York?

Are you looking for the best restaurants in New York? Then you’ve come to the right place! New York has a lot of really good restaurants and I, as a big foodie, am thrilled every time I’m on the road.

In the first section I’ll tell you my TOP 50 restaurants in New York that I can recommend to you. Then you’ll find them sorted by category, so Italian restaurants, French restaurants, burger restaurants, steakhouses, tapas and sushi restaurants, etc.

And then there are really nice restaurants at New York landmarks, like the Brooklyn Bridge or Central Park etc. – I’ve listed those for you as well. Last but not least comes another favorite category of mine: Rooftop restaurants in New York and romantic restaurants.

To help you quickly see which restaurant is near you, you can find all the good (!) restaurants of New York on the map.

By the way: you’ll find many more New York City spots in our Loving New York travel guides!

My Favorite Restaurants in NYC

These are my absolute favorite restaurants in New York, where I myself have been several times – either with friends or with my family. Wonderful!

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    Añejo

    Mexican Restaurant in Hell's Kitchen
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    Añejo is a classy yet fun and casual Mexican restaurant with modern small plates and innovative cocktails. This restaurant was created by the Top Chef season 7 contestant, Angelo Sosa. So, it’s no surprise Añejo is a culinary work of art and is even Michelin recommended for the best Mezcal bars in NYC. You must try the unique ‘Traviesa Montelobos’ with Mezcal, fresh grapefruit, lime, Fresno infused agave, Aperol, and spicy salt when visiting.  

    Each small plate is a flavorful culinary experience, but their top dishes include the tender and smoky ‘octopus plate’ and the ‘Drunken Lamb Barbacoa.’ These plates are modern but include elements of Mexican food that bring your taste buds for a ride. 

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    Balthazar

    French Restaurant in SoHo
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    The stylish restaurant serves traditional French cuisine. Outside the menu you can also choose from the seafood bar and the delicacies from the Balthazar Bakery. The breakfast is legendary and the home-baked bread is especially convincing. By the way, you can get a lot more of it in the adjacent bakery.

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    Blue Ribbon Sushi Izakaya

    Japanese Restaurant in Lower East Side
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    Blue Ribbon Sushi Izakaya is a Japanese-style tavern and a traditional sushi bar with a fine dining experience. This spot is all about bonding together at a fun place to drink with delicious food selections. From small plate options to family-style platters, Blue Ribbon has got you covered. The location of this Lower East Side restaurant is also beautiful and convenient if you want to jump right into the East Village. 

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    Boqueria

    Spanish Restaurant in SoHo
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    One of our highlights is the Boqueria in SoHo. We have walked past it 100 times and have not noticed it at all. Then it was recommended to us during a conversation and what can we say: it is really really good! We had to wait almost 30 minutes until we had two of the coveted seats. Both Tino and I would describe ourselves as Spain connoisseurs, so we were all the more surprised at HOW good the tapas were here. Took us right back to our summer vacations!

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    Brooklyn Crab

    Sea Food Restaurant in Red Hook
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    Brooklyn Crab is a real insider spot, which you can reach within 20 minutes from Manhattan on the IKEA Ferry. The seafood is sensational, you can sit indoors or outdoors and if you stay long enough you can enjoy the sunset over the Statue of Liberty.

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    Brooklyn Diner

    American Restaurant in Theatre District
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    Even if the name doesn’t suggest it, the diner is really close to Times Square! The Brooklyn Diner is a diner like it is in a book: both from the outside and the inside. Try the pastrami or the French toast.

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    Carroll Place

    Italian Restaurant in Greenwich Village
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    Carroll Place on Bleecker Street has an exciting concept, as it’s both a gastropub and wine bar where you can enjoy Italian-inspired food. It’s one of our favorite spots when we go for brunch in New York. The atmosphere is relaxed, the vibe is always good and the food is delicious!

    Our favorites have been the pizza with truffles and the Pasta Vongole. The fact that the pizza oven is wood fired gives the pizzas a taste like a pizza should have! By the way, next time try the Carroll Place Burger with Gorgonzola. This one looked mega delicious too!

    My tip: if you want to go for brunch, be sure to reserve a table in advance!

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    Cecconi’s Dumbo

    Italian Restaurant in Dumbo
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    An Italian restaurant located in DUMBO, Brooklyn with views of the Manhattan Skyline and both the Manhattan and Brooklyn Bridge.

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    Dante NYC

    Bar in Greenwich Village
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    When it comes to the best Negroni in town, there is hardly a way around Dante NYC. They are an institution in New York and have been serving their Negroni since 1915 (it’s an Italian restaurant with a small bar). You find it at the corner of Greenwich Village, SoHo and Hudson Square – here we are super-often when we are on the road in New York.

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    Drift In

    Sea Food Restaurant in West Village
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    The Drift In is one of my latest new discoveries in New York: it’s located right on the Hudson River promenade in the West Village. They serve oysters and the best lobster roll in town – no wonder, the team behind the Drift In is the same as at my beloved PILOT Brooklyn and GRAND BANKs. Just great!

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    Eataly

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    In 2010, Eataly was opened in New York by master chef Mario Batali. The pizza is very remeniscent of pizza and the wine selection is huge. You will also find a large selection of ecellent pasta, salads, and sandwiches. In terms of price, it has to be said in advance that a pizza starts at $15 and can cost $25. Nevertheless, this Italian food market is for me one of the most beautiful and best in the city!

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    Empire Diner

    American Restaurant in Chelsea
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    This American Diner in Chelsea is an icon of NYC – you can’t miss it, because a beautiful graffiti decorates the building. And it is only a few meters away from the High Line!

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    Fette Sau

    BBQ in Williamsburg
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    If you are looking for some of the best BBQ in NYC, look no further than Fette Sau in Williamsburg. With a wide array of different meats and cuts you can choose from, as well as delicious sides, this is definitely not a place to miss if you’re a meat-lover. The concept differs from many restaurants. You place an order at the counter and pay according to the weight of your plate. This gives Fette Sau a very relaxed vibe. What’s better than BBQ and a nice tall glass of beer?

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    Gayle's Broadway Rose

    American Restaurant in Midtown Manhattan
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    Gayle’s Broadway Rose features singing waiters and waitresses that will sing classic and modern Broadway hits to you while you indulge yourself in a delicious and fancy-looking milkshake.

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    Gelso & Grand

    Italian Restaurant in Little Italy
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    The Gelso & Grand is a successful mix of a restaurant (with excellent pizza), a bar and a small outdoor area. It is not only super stylishly furnished, but also has typically Italian good espresso. The audience is colourful: from families with children to couples and business espresso guests.

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    Grand Banks

    Sea Food Restaurant in Tribeca
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    Water, a great view of Manhattan and a great atmosphere – the location is simply the best. You are sitting on a historic ship called F/V Sherman Zwicker on the Hudson River and can enjoy New York from the water when the weather is fine. The place also serves great drinks and seafood.

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    Haab Taqueria

    Mexican Restaurant in Park Slope
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    Haab Taqueria emphasizes on the quality of ingredients compared to many other Mexican restaurants in New York. Everything is freshly prepared and the sauces are made in-house. With plant-based diets on the rise, Haab Taqueria has a vegan-friendly menu to accommodate non-meat eaters. You have choices between 12 different tacos: there is everything from fish to duck. Our personal favorites are the classic grilled chicken tacos!

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    Hotel Chantelle

    Rooftop Restaurant in Lower East Side
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    Hotel Chantelle is a 3-level bar where the music is surely to make you move. In the basement you’ll typically find a crowded and dimly lit dance floor where everyone is there to have fun. The second floor is another dance floor filled with people and private tables for those with big groups of people. The third floor is a little calmer. Here you’ll find another bar that’s filled with couches to lounge on. 

    We recommend getting to the Hotel Chantelle before 11pm to avoid long lines.

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    Hudson Clearwater

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    This beautiful little restaurant has everything I like: it is cozy, beautifully decorated, the food is delicious and in summer you can sit together romantically in a small courtyard!

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    Industry Kitchen

    American Restaurant in Financial District
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    The restaurant offers typical American cuisine with modern influences. Fresh ingredients form the basis for the dishes. Salads, pizza and freshly grilled meat combined with first-class wines make a visit to the Industry Kitchen highly recommended. Beer lovers and cocktail fans will get their money’s worth here, because the selection is great.

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    Juliana's Pizza

    Italian Restaurant in Dumbo
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    Red awnings, rustic furnishings and white and red checked fabric napkins – the Italian ambience is unmistakable. The pizzas come fresh from the stone oven and taste incredibly delicious. If you’re travelling in larger groups, you should definitely plan on waiting – there are even barrier tapes in front of Juliana’s for those waiting.

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    Jun-Men Ramen Bar

    Asian Restaurant in Chelsea
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    The Jun-Men is one of the best restaurants for ramen in the city. By the way, Jun-Men means “noodles, straight up”. The secret of a really good ramen dish is the broth, which is sometimes reduced for hours and in the end is really “concentrated” and delicious. Absolutely sensational and once you have tasted it, you will understand why we rave about it so much.

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    La Mela

    Italian Restaurant in Little Italy
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    A good address if you want to go out for dinner in a relatively relaxed atmosphere. The food comes from the hands of a real Italian family. The mussels are highly recommended.

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    La Pecora Bianca

    Italian Restaurant in Midtown Manhattan
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    La Pecora Bianca, which translates to “The White Sheep” in Italian is a restaurant that focuses on farm-to-table dishes. Their ingredients are locally sourced letting them “shine”.

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    La Pecora Bianca

    Italian Restaurant in Flatiron District
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    La Pecora Bianca, which translates to “The White Sheep” in Italian is a restaurant that focuses on farm-to-table dishes. Their ingredients are locally sourced letting them “shine”.

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    Lafayette Grand Café & Bakery

    French Restaurant in NoHo
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    Never leave NoHo without stopping by Lafayette Grand Bakery. Great vibes, authentic French scenery, plus amazing food will amaze you for sure. Lafayette is an everyday French restaurant bringing the spirit of French dining to the NoHo neighborhood. They are open in the morning, noon and night, so you can join them either for breakfast, lunch or dinner.

    My favorite dishes (it’s very hard to only mention one) are the lemon pancakes, the chicken salad, and the egg sandwich. Oh, and their fruit tarts are very delicious as well.

    Other than Lafayette Grand Bakery there are many other smaller coffee shops and bakeries in the area. Just by simply exploring the neighborhood, you will come across a few. Walk-in, join the locals and take a break from sightseeing. NoHo is the perfect place to do so.

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    Lakeside Restaurant am Loeb Boathouse

    Café in Upper West Side
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    The Lakeside Restaurant of the Loeb Boathouse is located at the northeastern tip of Central Park Lake right on the waterfront and is one of the most idyllic restaurants in New York City.

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    Little Prince

    French Restaurant in SoHo
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    For the first time we noticed the French restaurant in summer: the windows can be opened completely and because it is so small, you have a window seat & table all to yourself, so to speak. Super-romantic and that’s why it immediately landed on our list of the most romantic restaurants in NYC.

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    Lombardi's Pizza

    Italian Restaurant in Nolita
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    Lombardi’s is a pizza restaurant in Nolita and prides itself in being the first pizzeria in the United States. Here you can eat really well and enjoy a welcoming Italian atmosphere. Also make sure to try the Meatballs!

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    Los Tacos No. 1

    Mexican Restaurant in Theatre District
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    Los Tacos No. 1 in Times Square is rightly very popular: in the “standing snack bar” everything revolves around tacos & quesadillas. Wonderfully traditional, cheap and really delicious. What’s special about it? The handmade tacos taste like in Mexico, because instead of wheat flour (as it is unfortunately often done for cost reasons) real corn flour is used for production. My tip: Take the tacos with grilled cactus!

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    Manhatta

    French Restaurant in Financial District
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    The restaurant Manhatta is one of the best restaurants in town and is perfect if you are looking for a restaurant for a special occasion. Not only is the food here at the highest level – so are you! Located on the 60th floor, it offers you a magnificent view of the city!

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    Milk and Roses

    American Restaurant in Greenpoint
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    Milk and Roses is quite inconspicuous from the outside, but from the inside it is a real unique specimen: it feels like a restaurant has been crossed with a rustic bookstore. Very stylish and above all very tasty!

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    Móle

    Mexican Restaurant in West Village
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    Looking for a large variety of tequilas to try? Móle is known for having over 125 different types of tequilas, all made with 100% blue agave. Although they serve many of the classics, the house special drinks include ‘El Diablo’ and ‘El Vampiro,’ two spicy cocktails with Don Reyes Tequila. 

    Móle is also, of course, famous for its móle, which is imported from Mexico. The móle is handmade by Doña Emelia for complete authenticity and then used to enhance the flavor of the dishes. The chicken ‘enchiladas de mole poblanos’ are absolutely amazing and the best item on the menu.

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    Noods N' Chill

    Asian Restaurant in Williamsburg
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    Noods N’ Chill is a small Thai noodle shop right in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. It’s becoming if not already a popular spot in the neighborhood,  As more and more people flock to this stunning shop, the seats are limited but people don’t have a problem waiting for one to open up because it is that good. Also, the food comes out quickly.

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    Osprey in Brooklyn

    American Restaurant in Dumbo
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    American cuisine in a great ambience with a view of the Brooklyn Bridge and the East River.

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    Oxomoco

    Mexican Restaurant in Greenpoint
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    Oxomoco is a Michelin-1-star restaurant in NYC that serves some of the city’s best mezcal and tequila cocktails. Each drink has entirely unique ingredients such as the ‘que te pasa, calabaza’, which has mezcal, pumpkin, and apple brandy. 

    The dishes are also inspired by traditional Mexican ingredients, such as the beef tartare tostada with grasshopper mayo, avocado, arbol peanuts, and quelites. Oxomoco is one of the most interesting and classy restaurants in the city, so whether you make a reservation for brunch, dinner, or drinks, you won’t regret it.  

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    Pastrami Queen

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    Besides the Katz’s delicatessen, the Pastrami Queen is one of our favourite pastrami shops. The sandwiches are kosher, incredibly tasty and really thickly topped. The shop has remained unchanged for almost 30 years and stands for very good dishes.

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    Pier A Harbor House

    Sea Food Restaurant in The Battery
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    The Pier A Harbor House extends over two levels and also offers a large outdoor area. The restaurant area has been completely restored and shines in new splendor. On the second floor you will also find the cocktail bar. Here you will find seafood dishes, sandwiches and tacos on the menu. Prices range from about $15 to $25 and cocktails cost about $12 to $15. Happy Hour is from Monday to Friday from 15.00 to 19.00.

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    Pilot Brooklyn

    Sea Food Restaurant in Dumbo
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    As you know, we love the two-master “Grand Banks” at Piers 25 in Manhattan. The same operators now have a counterpart, the Pilot Brooklyn, at Pier 6 in Brooklyn Bridge Park. Enjoy a sensational view of Manhattan with a drink in hand – or enjoy smaller (but delicious) seafood dishes!

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    Red Rooster

    American Restaurant in Harlem & Washington Heights
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    The Red Rooster is an absolute institution and an integral part of the Harlem community. Located near the famous Apollo Theatre, the restaurant named after the legendary Harlem Speakeasy was located at 138th Street and 7th Avenue. This pleasant, colourful atmosphere was to be revived with the Red Rooster – and it really succeeded in creating a great atmosphere. The place does not only offer soul food but also cooking classes and live music.

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    Rubirosa

    Italian Restaurant in Nolita
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    Already from the outside the restaurant looks like a typical Italian restaurant. You will feel completely at home: there are great red wines, the atmosphere is pleasant and you are definitely among locals. The Rubirosa is one of the most popular Italian restaurants in town, because the food is fantastic. The pasta and also the starters (for example grilled calamari) remind you of Italy – not to mention the pizza.

    If you are looking for a late afternoon glass of wine with some snacks or a quality evening meal this is definitely a good choice. There is also a pizza hour, where – you guessed it – they sell 2 pizzas for $16! 

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    Serafina Broadway

    Italian Restaurant in Midtown Manhattan
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    I love the restaurants of Serafina! There are now more than 10 spots in New York where you can enjoy great Italian food. The pizza is legendary, each of the Serafina restaurants is beautifully styled and offers a relaxed yet sophisticated atmosphere.  

    The burrata and heart-shaped lobster ravioli are unbelievably delicious. I’ve had several pizzas, all of which were delicious. I highly recommend both the simple Margherita pizza and the Portofino pizza with pesto & pine nuts!

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    Super Taste

    Asian Restaurant in Chinatown
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    Here it can quickly get crowded, the shop is really super small. Super Taste is probably the best place to visit in Chinatown NYC if you are looking for some authentic and great quality noodles. The amazing food is reason alone to visit but with the amazing prices on offer, this is a no-brainer to get a quick and delicious bite to eat on your way through Chinatown.

    Make sure to try the pork belly bao – one of our favorites!

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    The Brooklyn Barge

    Bar in Greenpoint
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    The Brooklyn Barge is a really great place – it is located on the East River in Greenpoint / Brooklyn and offers stunning views.

    Why do I like the Brooklyn Barge so much? Greenpoint is off the beaten path, and the menu is small but really delicious! The dishes have Mexican and American influences, are perfect for sharing, and you can enjoy them in a wonderfully relaxed atmosphere.

    By subway, take the green line G to “Nassau Avenue Station” or even better: take the NYC Ferry to the “Greenpoint” stop!

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    The Dutch Restaurant

    American Restaurant in SoHo
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    Unlike the name The Dutch suggests, there are no Dutch specialties, but American cuisine. Besides salads and pasta, there is a large selection of meat and fish dishes. On weekends, there is also plenty of time for brunches – and there is a lot on the menu.

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    The Mercer Kitchen

    American Restaurant in SoHo
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    The Mercer Kitchen is a restaurant located in SoHo and can be found right next to The Mercer Hotel. We recommend coming here for breakfast and lunch while you’re visiting SoHo.

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    Villa Mosconi

    Italian Restaurant in Greenwich Village
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    If you’re looking for an Italian restaurant with real vintage charm, you have to go to Villa Mosconi! This restaurant has been around for over 40 years and is still run by the same family.

    Villa Mosconi restaurant offers authentic Italian food in a lovely ambiance and it’s family friendly and welcoming. No matter what (homemade) pasta you order, it’s guaranteed to be delicious. Another highlight for us was the Veal Milanese. And the best part? The prices are really reasonable!

    For me, Villa Mosconi is one of the best Italian restaurants in New York, because we were not disappointed during any of our visits!

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    Westlight NYC

    Rooftop Bar in Williamsburg
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    The Westlight in Brooklyn is considered one of the most beautiful rooftop bars in New York – and rightly so! It belongs to The William Vale Hotel and has a rooftop bar, a lounge area, a bar and a restaurant. What distinguishes the Westlight from many other spots is the unspoilt panoramic view of Brooklyn, Queens and Manhattan.

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    39 Kings Cafe

    Asian Restaurant in Flushing
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    39 Kings Cafe (formerly known as Sunway Restaurant), is a restaurant in Flushing, Queens. It’s a great food spot to check out while walking in the area. Please note that the restaurant only takes cash.

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    ABC Kitchen

    American Restaurant in Gramercy
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    The ABC Kitchen serves Slow Food – the opposite of fast food and a declaration of love for our planet. Only the freshest ingredients, supplied by local farmers, are put on the plate. The dishes change seasonally and are free of pesticides, antibiotics, hormones and genetic engineering. The prices are more than reasonable for the quality of the ingredients and the service.

The Best Restaurants in New York – sorted by category

The 5 best Italian restaurants in New York

From pizzerias to pasta spots, everything we love about Italian is here: it’s warm, you feel welcome, and afterward you can take a relaxed stroll through Manhattan.

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    Carroll Place on Bleecker Street has an exciting concept, as it’s both a gastropub and wine bar where you can enjoy Italian-inspired food. It’s one…

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    An Italian restaurant located in DUMBO, Brooklyn with views of the Manhattan Skyline and both the Manhattan and Brooklyn Bridge.

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    When it comes to the best Negroni in town, there is hardly a way around Dante NYC. They are an institution in New York and…

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    The Gelso & Grand is a successful mix of a restaurant (with excellent pizza), a bar and a small outdoor area. It is not only…

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    Red awnings, rustic furnishings and white and red checked fabric napkins – the Italian ambience is unmistakable. The pizzas come fresh from the stone oven…

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The 5 best Japanese restaurants in New York

I love sushi – and was unfortunately disappointed a few times in New York because it wasn’t as good as I expected. To make sure that doesn’t happen to you, here are my personal recommendations for good Japanese restaurants in Manhattan.

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    Blue Ribbon Sushi Izakaya is a Japanese-style tavern and a traditional sushi bar with a fine dining experience. This spot is all about bonding together…

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    BONDST is a very exceptional Japanese restaurant that is one of the best in all of New York City. Here, fine dining meets high-class and…

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    03 Harajuku Sushi & Crêpe

    On the one hand you will find delicious sushi and on the other hand fresh crêpes. The crêpes are filled with avocados, shrimps, pork, eggs…

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    In the Hudson Eats you can enjoy a great view of the Hudson River and the Statue of Liberty. The restaurants are more in the…

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    Authentic Japanese cuisine in the East Village for those who love Sushi & Co. Itadakimasu!

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The 5 best French restaurants in New York

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    The stylish restaurant serves traditional French cuisine. Outside the menu you can also choose from the seafood bar and the delicacies from the Balthazar Bakery.…

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    02 Lafayette Grand Café & Bakery

    Never leave NoHo without stopping by Lafayette Grand Bakery. Great vibes, authentic French scenery, plus amazing food will amaze you for sure. Lafayette is an…

  3. Restaurant Little Prince in SoHo

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    For the first time we noticed the French restaurant in summer: the windows can be opened completely and because it is so small, you have…

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    04 Manhatta

    The restaurant Manhatta is one of the best restaurants in town and is perfect if you are looking for a restaurant for a special occasion.…

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    05 Bagatelle NYC

    The Bagatelle NYC is a French-Mediterranean restaurant with nightclub character

Here you can find all the French restaurants in New York

The 5 Best Seafood Restaurants in New York

  1. Brooklyn Crab Red Hook

    01 Brooklyn Crab

    Brooklyn Crab is a real insider spot, which you can reach within 20 minutes from

  2. Drift in New York Sun

    02 Drift In

    The Drift In is one of my latest new discoveries in New York: it’s located right on the Hudson River promenade in the West Village.…

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    03 Grand Banks

    Water, a great view of Manhattan and a great atmosphere – the location is simply the best. You are sitting…

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    04 Pier A Harbor House

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    The Pier A Harbor House extends over two levels and also offers a large outdoor area. The restaurant area has been completely restored and…

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    05 Pilot Brooklyn

    As you know, we love the two-master “Grand Banks” at Piers 25 in Manhattan. The same operators now have a counterpart, the Pilot Read more

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Here you can find all the good Seafood restaurants in New York.

The 5 best Mexican restaurants in New York

Here you can find all the good Mexican restaurants in New York

The 5 best vegan restaurants in New York

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    01 Angelica Kitchen

    Fresh, vegan food has been served here since 1976. Many of the ingredients are organically grown and Fairtrade certified.

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    02 Avant Garden

    In the cozy restaurant in the East Village, the food is served in a very stylish way. The quality is excellent and it tastes fantastic.

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    03 Beatnic West Village

    Ok, the name can be a bit misleading, because the Beatnic West Village is actually located in Greenwich Village (the discussion about the neighborhoods and…

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    04 Blossom

    The Blossom is a vegan restaurant chain. It was founded with the aim of bringing vegan food to a creative, new and delicious level.

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    05 Blossom on Columbus

    The Blossom is a vegan restaurant chain. It was founded with the goal of bringing vegan food to a creative, new and delicious level.

Here you can find all the good vegan restaurants in New York

The 5 best Chinese restaurants in New York

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    01 Jun-Men Ramen Bar

    The Jun-Men is one of the best restaurants for ramen in the city. By the way, Jun-Men means “noodles, straight up”. The secret of a…

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    02 Noods N' Chill

    Noods N’ Chill is a small Thai noodle shop right in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. It’s becoming if not already a popular…

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    03 Super Taste

    Here it can quickly get crowded, the shop is really super small. Super Taste is probably the best place to visit in Chinatown NYC if you…

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    04 39 Kings Cafe

    39 Kings Cafe (formerly known as Sunway Restaurant), is a restaurant in Flushing, Queens. It’s a great food spot to check out while walking in…

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    05 BoCaphe

    The BoCaphe is one of our favourite spots if we want to enjoy “Vietnamese French Cuisine” in a relaxed atmosphere.

Here you can find all the good Chinese restaurants in New York

The 5 best Spanish restaurants in New York

Spanish cuisine is always a vacation for me: I really like the tapas idea of sharing food among friends or family. Find out my favorite tapas restaurants in New York here!

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    01 Boqueria

    One of our highlights is the Boqueria in SoHo. We have walked past it 100 times and have not noticed it at all. Then it…

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    02 Boqueria NYC

    If you are looking for Spanish cuisine, the Boqueria in New York is a great option. With four branches in New York City (in Midtown,…

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    03 Tia Pol

    The Tia Pol is totally inconspicuous from the outside, but it has it all! We became aware of it by chance, because we had some…

Here you can find all the good Spanish restaurants in New York

The 5 Best American Restaurants in New York

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    01 Brooklyn Diner

    Even if the name doesn’t suggest it, the diner is really close to Times Square! The Brooklyn Diner is a diner like it is in…

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    02 Empire Diner

    This American Diner in Chelsea is an icon of NYC – you can’t miss it, because a beautiful graffiti decorates the building. And it is…

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    03 Gayle's Broadway Rose

    Gayle’s Broadway Rose features singing waiters and waitresses that will sing classic and modern Broadway hits to you while you indulge yourself in a delicious…

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    04 Industry Kitchen

    The restaurant offers typical American cuisine with modern influences. Fresh ingredients form the basis for the dishes. Salads, pizza and freshly grilled meat combined with…

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    05 Lakeside Restaurant am Loeb Boathouse

    The Lakeside Restaurant of the Loeb Boathouse is located at the northeastern tip of Central Park Lake right on the waterfront and is one of…

Here you can find all the good American Restaurants in New York

The Best Restaurants in New York – sorted by location

TOP Restaurants in New York – sorted by type

Rooftop-Restaurants in New York

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    01 Hotel Chantelle

    Hotel Chantelle is a 3-level bar where the music is surely to make you move. In the basement you’ll typically find a crowded and dimly…

  2. Rooftop Bar Westlight at The William Vale Hotel
    Rooftop Bar Westlight at The William Vale Hotel

    02 Westlight NYC

    The Westlight in Brooklyn is considered one of the most beautiful rooftop bars in New York – and rightly so!…

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    03 The Water Club

    Located on the East River, the restaurant scores with its prime location, relaxed rooftop bar and first class food. You can come here for brunch,…

The 5 best steak restaurants in New York

  1. Restaurant Little Prince in SoHo

    01 Little Prince

    For the first time we noticed the French restaurant in summer: the windows can be opened completely and because it is so small, you have…

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    02 Benjamin Steakhouse

    The stay at Benjamins is always a treat. The steak and wine list is very extensive. So there should be something for everyone.

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    03 Bowery Meat Company

    As the name of the restaurant suggests, you will find plenty of meat on the menu. The Bowery offers you a festive five-course menu on…

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    04 Keens Steakhouse

    The Keens is a veteran of the New York steak scene. It was opened ready in 1885. The interior of the restaurant – there are…

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    05 M. Wells Steakhouse

    The location is unique: a converted garage. The service is great and you get super tasty steaks. On Sundays you can have brunch.

Here you can find all the good steak houses in New York

The 5 best BBQ restaurants in New York

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    01 Fette Sau

    If you are looking for some of the best BBQ in NYC, look no further than Fette Sau in Williamsburg. With a wide array of…

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    02 Butcher Bar Astoria

    Butcher Bar Astoria is BBQ restaurant located in Astoria, Queens. Known for their high-quality cuts and meats.

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    03 Delaney Barbecue

    The guys from Delaney have their BBQ spot called “Briskettown” in the middle of Williamsburg – a really sensational (small) place where you can get…

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    04 Mighty Quinn's

    What can we say: the shop in the East Village was packed (and that in the evening 10 p.m.) and the BBQ is really delicious.…

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    05 Tatiana Restaurant & Grill

    Located directly on Brighton Beach, you can enjoy delicious burgers, salads and grilled fish in addition to the beautiful view.

Here you can find all the good BBQ restaurants in New York

TOP Restaurants in New York on the Map

A map with all restaurants in Chinatown can be found here – just click on “FULL MAP” if you want to see more. You can click on each restaurant on the map to find out everything you need to know.

About the author
Steffen

I'm a true New York fan! Not only have I visited the city over 20 times but also have I spent several months here at a time. On my blog I show you the best and most beautiful spots of the city, so that you have a really good time! You can also find lots of insider tips in our New York travel guide. Also check out my hotel finder for New York!

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