New York Restaurants

Eat with native New Yorkers; our list of the best places to eat in New York. Our top picks: Eleven Madison Park, Red Rooster and Di Fara Pizza.
  • The best restaurant in New York: Eleven Madison Park

    Eleven Madison Park

    11 Madison Ave
    Has one of the most beautiful rooms of any restaurant in New York. Long well-liked for its upscale American cuisine and helpful service, it has in the last few years been graced with a new chef who has been getting rave reviews from many quarters. Call ahead for reservations.
  • Red Rooster

    Red Rooster

    310 Lenox Ave
    Brunch Sat-Sun, 10:00am-4:00pm; Dinner: Mon-Wed, 5:30pm-10:30pm Thur-Sat, 5:30pm-11:30pm Sun, 5:00pm-10:00pm; Lunch Mon-Fri, 11:30am-3:00pm. Dinner: Appetizers: $9-15; Mains: $14-33; Snacks: $4-6; Sides: $7-9; Desserts: $4-10; Cocktails: $11-15. The new restaurant of Marcus Samuelsson, originally from Ethiopia with adoptive Swedish parents. The cuisine is a mix of different influences, with nods to traditional soul food, classic Swedish fare, the Middle East, and Southeast Asia. Tables can be hard to come by without a reservation, and you might not get a friendly hostess, but the restaurant by itself is reason enough to take the trip uptown.
  • Di Fara Pizza

    Di Fara Pizza

    1424 Ave J
    W-Su noon-4:30PM and 6PM-9PM. Cash only. An old-school pizzeria. Waiting for Dom, the only pizzaiolo in the shop, to painstakingly make your pizza or calzone is worth it. People returning to the neighborhood stop by here to indulge their nostalgia for quality that never wavers. This is not really cheap pizza, but it is very good pizza. Toppings include baby artichokes, porcini when available, and baby eggplant, as well as more usual toppings that are unusually good. Don't let the worn appearance of the shop's exterior fool you.
  • Peter Luger Steak House

    Peter Luger Steak House

    178 Broadway
    M-Th 11:30AM–9:45PM, F-Sa 11:30AM–10:45PM, Su 1PM–9:45PM. Rated New York's No. 1 Steak House for 23 years in a row by Zagat! Located near the entrance to the Brooklyn side of the Williamsburg Bridge, this over 100-year-old establishment offers what many connoisseurs consider the best steak in America and it is priced as such. Reservations recommended.
  • Knitting Factory

    Knitting Factory

    361 Metropolitan Ave
    Door times usually at 7PM or 8PM. Bar open Mon-Fri 5PM to late, Sat + Sun 12PM to late. The legendary New York concert club moved from Manhattan to Williamsburg in 2009. Check a diverse blend of live music, comedy, and special events. Main room events are all ages, bar events 21+.
  • Light Horse Tavern

    Light Horse Tavern

    199 Washington St
    Bring a fat wallet, because the entrees here range from $19-34. Still, if you really want to drop some cash, this is one of the best places in Jersey City to do it. The wine selection is good, and the food is outstanding. Ambiance is very classy, with historical tidbits adorning the walls. The restaurant is named after "Light Horse Harry" Lee, father of Robert E. Lee, and local humiliator of the Redcoats at the famous "Battle of Paulus Hook" (famous in Paulus Hook, at least).
  • Aureole


    135 W 42nd St., One Bryant Park
    For reservations, email, call 212-319-1660 or click the Reservations tab above.
    Garment District
  • John's Pizzeria

    John's Pizzeria

    260 W 44th St
    A popular pizza option with a lovely and spacious atmosphere and brick oven, coal fired, thin crust pizzas. Whole pies, no slices. Many fans, however, observe that the pizza at this location is not nearly as good as at their original Greenwich Village location. Also, pre-theater, it can be absolutely mobbed, with wait times of an hour or more.
  • Keens Steakhouse

    Keens Steakhouse

    72 W 36th St
    M-F 11:45AM-10:30PM, Sa 5PM-10:30PM, Su 5PM-9PM. A New York chophouse with excellent steaks and great bar for pre & post dinner drinks or just drinks. Fine dining in comfortable surroundings. Founded in 1885, the restaurant has an interesting ceiling covered in 90,000 clay pipes which the customers used to smoke after dinner. Pipes were left at establishments, as they were too brittle to transport!
  • Union Square Café

    Union Square Café

    21 East 16th Street
    Lunch M-Sa 12PM-2:15PM; dinner Su-Th 6PM-10:15PM, F-Sa 6PM-11:15PM. One of New York's best-loved restaurants, serving great American and Italian cuisine with flair and crisp style. Osso buco, tuna burgers, roast vegetables and corn pudding are fine examples of the dishes created using the best local and seasonal produce from the Café's neighbor, the Union Square Farmers' Market. Mains in excess of $30 average. Reservations recommended.
  • Bogotá Latin Bistro

    Bogotá Latin Bistro

    141 5th Ave
    M 5PM-11PM, W-Th 5PM-11PM, F 5PM-1AM, Sa noon-1AM, Su noon-11PM. Pan-Latin cuisine ranging the South American continent with main dishes from Colombia. Full service bar featuring mojitos and imported Latin American beers and wines. Happy hour and live music.
    Fort Green
  • Veniero's Pasticceria & Caffe

    Veniero's Pasticceria & Caffe

    342 E 11th St
    A fun little Italian pastry shop, according to some. However, others think it's been riding on its reputation for 20-30 years.
    East Village
  • Roberta's


    261 Moore St
    11AM-midnight daily. Some of the best pizza in the entire city. Great inside and outside. Ingredients taken from rooftop farms around Brooklyn and Queens.
  • Levain Bakery

    Levain Bakery

    167 W 74th St
    Bakery best known for their big, dense cookies.
    Central Park
  • Barbetta


    321 W 46th St
    Barbetta, having celebrated its 100th Anniversary in 2006, is the oldest restaurant in New York that is still owned by the family that founded it. Barbetta is also the oldest Italian restaurant in New York, and the oldest restaurant in New York's Theatre District. This three-fold distinction makes this historic restaurant a landmark among New York restaurants. Its landmark status has been recognized by the prestigious and highly selective Locali Storici d'Italia, which has designated Barbetta a Locale Storico (Historic Establishment,) the only restaurant in America to have been so named. Founded in 1906 by Sebastiano Maioglio, Barbetta is now owned by his daughter, Laura Maioglio.
  • Kee's Chocolates

    Kee's Chocolates

    80 Thompson St
    M-F 9AM-7PM, Sa-Su 11AM-7PM. Chocolates are $2.45 each. Macaroons are $2.55 each. Kee is widely considered by chocolate-lovers to be one of the best artisanal chocolatiers in New York. Anyone who likes chocolate will find some of her creations interesting and enjoyable. Among her truffles are balsamic, fennel, smoked salt, and Thai chili, as well as less unusual flavors like almond and hazelnut praline.
    Greenwich Village
  • Havana NY

    Havana NY

    27 W 38th St
    Well-priced Cuban casual restaurant & bar for lunch and dinner. They serve a variety of daily specials, including Plantain Soup and Suckling Roast Pork.
    Garment District
  • Bubby's


    120 Hudson St
    One of the more affordable restaurants in Tribeca, this place caters to families and those who don't mind sitting next to high chairs. They do indeed have a wonderful variety of pies on any given day, one of the best cheeseburger in town, and an interesting choice of beers.
  • Marco & Pepe

    289 Grove St
    The quality of the food here is consistently among the highest in the city, as are the prices - both of which are more reflective of Manhattan than Jersey City, which is part of its continuing appeal. Little seating is available inside, so on the weekend it's likely a good idea to get reservations, as the place is always busy. During the summer, sidewalk seating is available so that you may look upon passersby with disdain as you consume conspicuously. Although prices can be high, entrees can be ordered in half-portions at a reasonable price.
  • Madame Claude Cafe

    364 4th St
    A tiny French bistro in an unlikely location at the edge of downtown, this restaurant is a tiny piece of Paris in gritty Jersey City.
  • Becco


    355 W 46th St
    I've married my two passions in life: family and food.
  • Strip House is a privately owned fine dining chain of steakhouses with outposts in New York, Livingston, New Jersey, Houston, Naples, Key West, and Las Vegas.
    Greenwich Village
  • AYZA Wine and Chocolate Bar (Midtown)

    AYZA Wine and Chocolate Bar (Midtown)

    11 W 31st St
    The Perfect Combination of Romantic Restaurant and Elegant Wine Bar
  • B.B. King Blues Club & Grill

    B.B. King Blues Club & Grill

    237 W 42nd St
    King Blues Club & Grill, 237 W 42nd St (Times Square). Consists of two areas: the Showcase Room which features bigger name performers and the smaller Lucille's Grill which offers free music.
  • Martyrs'


    3855 N Lincoln Ave
    Shows start 7PM-9:30PM. Tickets $5-25. Artists in Chicago have developed communities in so many different genres — rock, blues, jazz, classical, hip hop, house, reggae, folk, country & numerous traditional ethnic style — that Martyrs' strives to be the place to see each of them.
    Fort Green
  • Brasserie 1605

    Brasserie 1605

    1605 broadway
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