Restaurants in New York City

Up to 47% Off Classic Steaks and Seafood

Garment District

$150 $85

(89)

Contemporary spinoff of the famous Delmonico's Restaurant serves dishes such as Lobster Newburg, Delmonico's steak, and baked Alaska cones

Up to 43% Off at Papaya King

Multiple Locations

$7 $4

(1374)

Hot-dog chain that dates back to the 1930s pairs drinks with franks boasting unlimited toppings such as New York onions and kraut

Il Brigante – Up to 54% Off Italian Cuisine

Financial District

$118 $55

(160)

Hearty Southern Italian cuisine, such as wood-oven pizzas, handmade pasta, and breaded veal cutlets

45% Off Chinese Food at Fortune Star

Bowery

$10 $5.50

(5)

Extensive menu features everything from Hunan- and Szechuan-style meats to Cantonese lobster and a variety of vegetarian dishes

The Russian Tea Room: Three-Course Dinner at Iconic Midtown Restaurant

Midtown

$60 $60

Three-course dinner with choices such as borscht, chicken kiev, and beef stroganoff served amidst opulent Russian decor at iconic restaurant

Up to 50% Off at Sakebar SHiGURE

Tribeca

$40 $20

(32)

15 types of shochu and 50 kinda of sake with Japanese food

Up to 51% Off Caviar Tasting at Olma Caviar Boutique & Bar

The Plaza Food Hall

$44 $25

Inside the Plaza Hotel at The Plaza Food Hall off of Central Park, indulge in luxury domestic and imported caviars and sparkling beverages

50% Off Italian Cuisine at Aleo Restaurant

Flatiron District

$50 $25

(277)

Local markets supply the ingredients for Mediterranean-inspired dishes, including chicken parmigiano, pumpkin ravioli, and veal scaloppini

Up to 54% Off Bistro Meal at Benjamin Restaurant & Bar

Kips Bay

$71 $35

(93)

Pairs share an appetizer and select entrees such as meatloaf and pork chops with apple-cranberry relish

50% Off Ethiopian Cuisine at Queen of Sheba

Hell's Kitchen

$50 $25

(452)

Addis Ababa–born chef serves shareable, authentic dishes made with traditional recipes and his mother’s own berbere hot sauce

45% Off Vegan Food at Sacred Chow

Greenwich Village

$40 $22

(279)

Mediterranean and Asian favorites go vegan. Try the grilled nama gori tofu for dinner or the apple cinnamon waffles for brunch.

41% Off at Chinatown East Restaurant

Upper East Side

$44 $26

Wine, sake, and draft beer wash down Chinese and Japanese specialties

Up to 44% Off Italian Dinner & Wine at Intermezzo

Chelsea

$79.40 $45

Family-recipe Italian meals served amid black-and-white photos and crystal chandeliers that evoke midcentury glamour

Up to 53% Off Draft Beer and Specialty Burger at Wicked Willy's

Greenwich Village

$39 $19

(277)

Specialty burgers such as Cajun variety paired with draft beers

Up to 56% Off Kosher Dinner at Talia's Steakhouse

Upper West Side

$131 $65

(237)

Glatt kosher kitchen spins decadent versions of pan-seared duck, braised lamb, Moroccan-style salmon fillet, and hummus

Up to 41% Off Indian Meal for Two or Four at Spice Cove

East Village

$63.75 $40

(170)

Traditional Indian dishes such as masalas, vindaloos, and biryani are culled from fresh ingredients while exuding exotic flavors and spices

Half Off Burgers and American Food at Burger Burger

Downtown

$30 $15

(129)

More than 15 specialty burgers, Nathan's hotdogs, and chicken sandwiches on brioche and wheat rolls

Up to 61% Off Pasta Bistro Grill

Greenwich Village

$20 $10

After PEI clams or eggplant fritters, diners dive into almond-crusted lamb or grilled swordfish before cannoli or mud cake

Up to 52% Off Greek Brunch at Ammos Estiatorio

Midtown Center

$98 $49

Michelin-recommended restaurant serves fresh seafood and Greek favorites in breezy, beach-inspired setting

Up to 56% Off Japanese Food at Asian Station 82nd

Upper East Side

$66 $29

(39)

Between sips of beer, wine, or cocktails, duos dine on a shared appetizer and four sushi rolls

Up to 54% Off at BJ's Soulful Social Club

New York

$36 $18

Laid-back social club plies guests with cocktails and pub grub

Up to 56% Off a Peruvian Dinner at Inti NYC Restaurant

Clinton

$74 $35

(52)

A Peruvian- and Latin-inspired restaurant near Hell's Kitchen serves tamales, empanadas, and traditional seafood-based entrees

Up to 60% Off Latin-Inspired Cuisine at Café Nunez

Midtown West

$50 $20

(63)

Duos munch on two courses of Latin-inspired cuisine, sip on house drinks, and enjoy hookah in a choice of six flavors

Up to 58% Off Upscale Russian Cuisine at Onegin

West Village

$132 $55

(104)

Russian dumplings, salmon and caviar served among canopied chairs and glistening crystal chandeliers

Up to 54% Off Mediterranean Meals at Tarator Falafel & Grill

Upper East Side

$28 $13.95

(11)

Mediterranean sides accompany sandwiches stuffed with falafel, babaghannouj, and kebab meats, or entree plates such as chicken shawarma

Up to 55% Off Meal at The Slaughtered Lamb Pub

Greenwich Village

$62.85 $29

(163)

Wings with 15 sauces and burgers abound at a spooky tavern modeled on An American Werewolf in Paris pub

Up to 52% Off Dinner for Two at Brazil Brazil Restaurant

Clinton

$135 $65

(49)

Split three-course dinner for two, indulging in dishes such as striped bass and sautéed shrimp

Up to 52% Off Combo Meals at Golden Krust Caribbean Bakery and Grill

Multiple Locations

$25 $12

(18)

A chicken patty, jerk chicken, stew chicken, or curried chicken served alongside rice, beans, and cabbage salad or plantains

Up to 59% Off Comfort Fare at Hudson Eatery

Midtown

$67 $29

(62)

Angus rib-eye steak, meatloaf in portobello gravy and gourmet mac ‘n’ cheese served amid gleaming copper walls

56% Off Moroccan Cuisine at Le Souk

Greenwich Village

$134 $59

(245)

Three-story eatery boasts menu with housemade merguez, saffron-infused sauces, and hookahs with fruit-flavored shisha

Up to 60% Off an Italian Meal at Firenze Ristorante

Upper East Side

$146 $59

(717)

Clams, bruschetta, and fresh salads begin meals of housemade pasta, sautéed seafood, and Tuscan-style porterhouse steak

Up to 66% Off a Seafood Dinner at Umberto's Clam House

Little Italy

$115 $45

(561)

Italian-inspired seafood such as risotto with clams or mussels mingles with classic fish 'n' chips, rib-eye steaks, and pork chops

Half Off Asian Fusion at Spot 1 Cafe

New York

$15 $7.50

(23)

In addition to traditional entrees, such as pork ramen, chefs prepare innovative rice or noodle burgers made with shrimp, beef, or eel

Up to 49% Off Mediterranean Tapas at Lura Restaurant 

Upper West Side

$63 $32

Dishes designed for sharing from across Spain, Italy, and the Middle East, including crab cakes, lamb sliders, and tiramisu

Up to 55% Off Beer, Wine, and Tapas at Shervin’s Cafe

East Village

$30 $15

(51)

East Village wine bar pairs local microbrews, German rieslings, and Ethiopian espresso with tapas such as salami-filled crepes

Up to 52% Off at Tamba Indian Grill and Bar

Kips Bay

$60 $29

(116)

Duos share rice and bread, and select individual entrees such as chicken tikka masala or spice-laden vegetable jalfrezi

McDonald's – $17.95 Off Extra Value Meals

Multiple Locations

$25.77 $15

McDonald's classic combination of fries, a soda, and a sandwich such as the beloved Big Mac

Kittichai – 44% Off 3-Course Thai Dinner

SoHo

$142 $80

(704)

Appetizers such as day-boat scallops precede entrees such as arctic char and braised pork at an eatery praised in the New York Times

Up to 53% Off Upscale Italian Dinner at Re Sette

Midtown Center

$100 $49

(139)

Gothic-styled eatery near Theater District with southern Italian-inspired dishes from brick-oven pizzas to fresh homemade pastas

Half Off at Rocco's Brick Oven Pizzeria

New York

$25 $12.50

Enjoy dinner cuisine such as veal and peppers, piccata, baked ziti, and prosciutto di parma pizza

Up to 52% Off at Davidovich Bagels

Essex Market

$12 $6

A shop hand rolls and kettle-boils bagels the old-fashioned way, which can be enjoyed solo or as part of sandwiches with fixings like banana

Up to 60% Off Lunch and Ping-Pong at Spin New York

Flatiron District

$54 $25

Grilled sausages, empanadas, and chilled ahi tuna pair with beer and wine or up to an hour of Ping-Pong play inside a vibrant social club

Up to 60% Off Sushi Meal at Amcook Fusion Cuisine

Amcook Fusion Cuisine

$73 $35

(24)

Chefs craft amcook appetizers before coiling regular and specialty sushi rolls featuring ingredients such as avocado, rock shrimp, and eel

Up to 53% Off Dinner at Jekyll & Hyde Pub

West Village

$100.85 $49

(157)

Horror-themed tavern features classic burgers, pasta, and pub fare served by a staff of costumed actors; animatronic monsters line the walls

$10 for Build-Your-Own Burgers at The Burger Bistro

Multiple Locations

$20 $10

(553)

Build-your-own burgers with seven different patties, various buns, and toppings that include fried egg and gruyére

Subway 229 Chrystie St. – Up to 53% Off

Avalon Chrystie Place

$23.50 $11

Freshly baked bread holds tasty ingredients such as meatballs, turkey breast, provolone cheese, and vegetables

Up to 60% Off at Crudo Cucina & Vineria

NoLita

$56 $25

(34)

Authentic Italian small plates, such as fried calamari and bruschetta, delight palates while sipping drinks and enjoying live music

45% Off French Cuisine at Jeanne & Gaston

West Village

$120 $66

(108)

French-educated chef Claude Godard prepares classic bourguignon-style dishes, such as braised short ribs and stewed mussels

Up to 52% Off Kosher Cuisine at Mendy's Restaurant

Midtown

$115.85 $55.50

Menu of classic kosher deli plates such as potato latkes, roasted veal, and prime rib

Up to 40% Off Curry In A Hurry NY

Kips Bay

$10 $6

Crispy samosas pocket perfectly spiked minced veggies & succulent lamb stews in thick curry sauce at this fast & authentic Indian eatery

Up to 67% Off Bar Food and Drinks at Tammany Hall

Lower East Side

$64 $22

(40)

Down sliders and craft cocktails at a bar known for its lineup of local and national musical acts

Up to 57% Off Pub Food at Nelly Spillane's

Midtown South Central

$68 $32

American favorites such as burgers, wings, sandwiches, and pitchers of beer complement sports on flat-screen TVs

Up to 58% Off at Asiam Thai

New York

$51.85 $22

(53)

Sampler platter with dumplings and shrimp gives way to artfully plated coconut curries and noodle dishes within sleek corner storefront

Up to 53% Off Prosecco and Oysters at Cacio e Vino

East Village

$38 $19

(359)

Platters of fresh oysters paired with bubbly glasses of prosecco

Up to 45% Off Mac-n-Cheese and Beer or Wine at S'MAC

Multiple Locations

$36.50 $20

(1624)

Internationally inspired mac-n-cheeses served in iron skillets, including the La Mancha with Manchego cheese, fresh fennel, and onions

41% Off Sushi at Kumo Sushi

West Village

$44 $26

(137)

All-you-can-eat sushi, hand rolls, and special rolls, served with beer, house wine, or sake

Up to 53% Off French Cuisine at Le Village

East Village

$80 $42

(6)

Chef Didier Pawlicki of La Sirene combines classically French cuisine with flavors from across Europe in a vegetarian-friendly menu

Up to 67% Off at Cafe Espanol

West Village

$116.65 $39

Mix and match classic Spanish tapas such as tortilla española, garlic shrimp, and fresh clams with soups, salads, and empanadas

Up to 53% Off at Saffron Indian Cuisine

Astoria

$51.85 $25

(66)

Battered pakoras and puffed-rice apps with wine and main plates of veggie korma, lamb biryani, and tandoori chicken

Up to 54% Off Italian Dinner at Caffe Napoli Trattoria Luigi

Little Italy

$80 $40

(336)

Italian dinner for two or four with appetizer, pasta dishes or entrees, and glasses of house wine

Up to 50% Off at Island Salad

Multiple Locations

$20 $10

(111)

Try a signature salad like the Island Jerk Chicken Salad, or a burrito like the Island Tropical Burrito featuring carrots and mango salsa

52% Off Pub Food at Bruckner Bar & Grill

Bronx

$62.15 $30

(494)

Munch on burgers, buffalo wings, and pasta and 'em down with craft cocktails and local beers

50% Off Take-Out Pizza and Garlic Knots

East Village

$35 $17.50

Chefs craft pizza with freshly-milled flour, san marzano tomatoes, and grana padano and fontina cheeses

Up to 56% Off Weekend Brunch at The Hill

Midtown

$62 $29

(110)

Mimosas, screwdrivers, and bloody marys complement a sweet or savory brunch entree, such as waffles or a mexican breakfast burrito

50% Off Salads, Deli Meat, and Bagels at Murray’s Sturgeon Shop

Upper West Side

$24 $12

(34)

Celebrated homemade soups, salads, kosher deli meats, and imported cheeses

Up to 57% Off Mediterranean Dinner at AnTalia 

Midtown Center

$99 $46

Candles and ferns create a calming, contemporary ambiance where guests savor dishes such as lightly fried falafel and chicken shish kebab

50% Off Gourmet American Dinner at Garage Restaurant & Cafe

West Village

$40 $20

(339)

Chefs fuel jazz lovers for evenings of entertainment with gourmet American food, such as cornish game hen, filet mignon, and Maryland crab

Up to 56% Off American Food at Boomer Esiason's Stadium Grill

Theater District - Times Square

$49 $25

Classic sports-bar eats with a gourmet twist range from fries loaded with house-made ingredients to fresh chicken tenders with three sauces

Up to 28% Off Copper Chimney- NY

New York City

$35 $25

Contemporary Indian fare such as samosas, kebabs & tandoori dishes with savory seasoned vegetables & halal meats in sleek dining room

50% Off Vegetarian Food and Drink

Greenwich Village

$20 $10

(269)

Eclectic, extensive vegetarian and vegan menu elevates dishes of housemade fake chicken, beef, and seafood

Stix – Up to 48% Off Kebab Dinner with Wine

Gramercy Park

$94 $49

(123)

Grilled-to-order skewers of chicken, pork, shrimp, or veggies served with hand-cut fries and balls of quinoa, zucchini, or mac and cheese

Up to 56% Off New American Meals at Sanctuary T

SoHo

$78 $39

(178)

Enjoy a healthy light meal at home, or savor dinner and sip cocktails in the homey, inviting dining room

Up to 52% Off Brazilian Dinner at S.O.B.'s (Sounds of Brazil)

SoHo

$130 $65

Salsa on Friday evening and samba on Saturday evening at an intimate dinner club

Up to 45% Off at Merchants NY Cigar Bar

Upper East Side

$482 $275

Elegant cigar bar serves goat cheese lollipops, tuna tartar, and smoked barbecue chicken wings, and offers bottle service

56% Off Prix-Fixe Dinner at Sushi Mambo50%

West Village

$70 $35

Prix-fixe spread of steaming bowls of miso, salmon and tuna nigiri, and crisp popcorn shrimp

45% Off Sushi and Japanese Food at Kiku Sushi

Chelsea

$40 $22

(76)

Chefs devise inventive sushi rolls and sear steaks on the hibachi grill

Up to 51% Off Pub Food and Craft Beer at Taproom No.307

Kips Bay

$40 $22

(105)

Enjoy craft beer, such as Bockor Omer and Empire White Aphro, alongside upscale pub food such as beer-battered fried pickles

45% off at Bean Vault Coffee

Hoboken

$4 $2.20

Trendy coffee shop serves vegan and gluten-free items, iced coffees, lattes, and freshly baked cookies, scones, danish, and croissants

Up to 52% Off Japanese Cuisine at Sushi House of Hoboken 

Hoboken

$25 $12

(66)

Chefs at an open sushi bar craft rolls such as spicy yellowtail and white angel; diners can also bring beer from home

New York City Restaurant Guide

New York’s oldest restaurant might also be its most innovative. In 1838, when “eating out” in New York meant eating whatever was on hand at the local boarding house, Delmonico’s revolutionized the city’s dining scene by giving patrons something they had never had before: a menu. Soon, high-profile patrons such as Theodore Roosevelt, Napoleon III, and the Prince of Whales were dropping by to try new, never-heard-of delicacies such as eggs benedict and baked Alaska, solidifying New York City’s place as a culinary capital of the world.

Of course, you don’t have to be royalty to eat like one in New York. Manhattan is as renowned for its humble food trucks as it is for its upscale establishments, ensuring diners can enjoy a bite of the Big Apple, no matter their budget.

Fine Dining

Today, New York City’s restaurants continue to set the standard for refined dining. At Midtown’s Per Se, it’s hard to say what dazzles more, the signature “Oysters and Pearls” appetizer––Island Creek oysters paired topped with sturgeon caviar––or the Limoges china it arrives on. In the West Village, rich fabrics, fireplaces, and candlelit chandeliers inspired Zagat to proclaim One if by Land, Two if by Sea “devastatingly romantic”. Though pricey, the three-course prix-fixe menu provides a taste of black bass tartare, beef wellington, and a chocolate-caramel pot de crème by award-winning pastry chef Ilan Ades. A James Beard Award distinguishes the chef at The Modern, where roasted diver scallops and ravioli stuffed with veal sweetbreads are served in full view of the MoMA sculpture garden.

Middle of the Road

New York City is ripe with restaurants that walk the line between haute cuisine and hot dog cart. At Five Napkin Burger, gruyere and rosemary aioli top the signature sandwich that first tempted diners at Upper West Side hot spot Nice Matin. The latter also showcases reasonably priced French dishes such as escargot and hanger steak au poivre. In the East Village, Momofuku Noodle Bar, tops Japanese ramen with sumptuous pork belly or spiced Sichuan sausage and parties of four or more can reserve a dinner that pairs Southern- and Korean-style fried chickens with mu shu pancakes, veggies, and four sauces. Still hungry? Try a slice of history at Lombardi’s, the 100-year old establishment widely lauded as the birthplace of New York-style pizza.

Casual Eats

Whether it’s a cupcake at Magnolia Bakery or a potato knish from a sidewalk cart, many of New York City’s best eats are grab-n-go. For a truly moveable feast, track down the Wafels & Dinges food truck, which Zagat named the city’s best in 2010 for its waffles topped with BBQ pork or nutella. Of course, no guide to New York’s restaurants would be complete without a stop at one of its world-famous diners and delis. Try Brooklyn’s Mile End Delicatessen for classics like smoked brisket on house-baked rye, or grab a counter seat at East Village staple Stage Restaurant to sample homemade corned beef hash and pierogis with fried onions.

After an afternoon of wandering through the West Village, stop at Zampa, a charming wine bar and the perfect place to refuel before a night out.
 

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A palapa is a palm-thatched sun haven found on beaches in Mexico. True to its namesake, La Palapa offers cuisine that is at once a haven from ordinary Mexican fare and an effective tool for blocking the sun. For lunch, start with a palate-pleasing appetizer such as plátanos con crema (sweet plantains with cream and house-made queso fresco, $6.95) before moving on to the famous Mexico City–style tacos ($5.95 each), which can be filled with eight delectable flavors, including al pastor (pineapple-chile rubbed pork). Later eaters can hang a fang on dinner entrees such as pato al mole negro oaxaqueño (grilled duck breast in rich black mole infused with 26 magical ingredients) or camarones al mojo de ajo (shrimp sautéed with garlic, red tomato rice, and slow-cooked black beans). Lubricate throat pipes and conversations and complement the meal with a tangy selection from the cocktail catalogue.

359 Avenue Of The Americas
New York,
NY
US

The smells don't match the scenery at Market Café. With a modest exterior and a formica-tinged, art-deco theme on the inside, the venue seems like a traditional diner. Yet the aromas sneaking from the kitchen bely a more complex story—one of daily-made flatbread dough, pork burgers stuffed with cilantro, and sautéed tiger shrimp. These are but a few of the protagonists on a continental menu of made-from-scratch plates. The café's stress on in-house prep and signature touches—such as the loin-of-pork sandwich's housemade butter pickles—defies its unassuming design, offering what New York magazine calls "culinary salvation" from the area's standard eateries.

In addition to prioritizing housemade fare, Market Café caters to dietary restrictions. Its gluten-free menus draw from many mainstay listings for brunch, lunch, and dinner, and diners can also sub gluten-free noodles and buns into regular pasta or burger dishes. Much of the café's press homes in on its generous desserts—specifically the chocolate cake, a three-layered slice big enough to split between several people or act as a doorstop until someone gets hungry. The decadent confection pairs well with offerings from the fully stocked bar. Fresh blueberry purée and lime juice mix with gin in the blueberry gimlet, and the Dirty Goose—Grey Goose vodka, vermouth, and prosciutto-stuffed olives—preserves an avian motif that began with dinner's grilled quail served in a red-wine reduction.

496 9th Ave
New York,
NY
US

Recommended by Michelin 2012 and voted the #2 burger creators in New York by Zagat 2011, the patty pros at Bareburger elevate dining by employing earth- and community-friendly practices. Six-ounce organic morsels of bun cargo, such as beef, ostrich, elk, and lamb, are free-range, grass-fed, and bereft of hormones and antibiotics. Bourbon-sautéed mushrooms and blackened maple bacon fresh off the tree top the Big Blue Bacon decked out in apple-smoked onions, apple chutney, and melting crumbles of Danish blue cheese ($11.95). The team recommends an elk patty for the Jalapeño Express, a burger of raw red onion and pepper jack revved up with chipotle ketchup, horseradish mayo, and jalapeño relish ($10.25). Apple-smoked onions, blue cheese, and baby spinach top the portabella sandwich ($9.95), and cilantro-lime dressing paints a Mexican salad of tortilla chips, pepper jack cheese, and avocados.

85 2nd Ave
New York,
NY
US

Mimicking Magellan's journey from the Atlantic to the Pacific Ocean in miniature, restaurant partners Tarcísio Costa and Miguel Jerónimo set sail with Alfama Restaurant from the West Village to Midtown East after a decade in business. At their new location, they infuse Portuguese flavors into modern dishes inflected by the country’s former colonies in Brazil, Southern Africa, and the Indian state of Goa. In the kitchen, executive chef Francisco Rosa sautés bacon-wrapped filet mignon and serves it with Mission figs and grills scallops to plate with fresh watermelon for an entree as refreshing as a nap in an ice chest. The restaurant’s in-house bakery opens each day at 11 a.m. to serve freshly baked breads such as Pão de Deus, a brioche-like sweet bread with a coconut crust.

Behind the marble bar, bartenders pour crisp, light-bodied vinho verdes—featured in Wine Spectator for their felicitous pairing with heirloom tomatoes—from a mostly-Portuguese wine list. Though cocktails aren’t central to Portugal’s drinking culture, wine and spirits director Costa still makes sure that each has a relevant story to tell: “One cocktail, the Route to the Indies, is inspired by Magellan the navigator—when he was looking for the Spice Islands in the East,” he told the Village Voice of a potion that included curry powder and orange anise liqueur.

The dining area reflects the bright flavors of the food with vivid orange banquettes and blue and white tile work. The restaurant’s focus on Portuguese trade routes shines through as well: walls are ornamented with both the scenery of a Portuguese village and glass-stenciled maps of South America.

214 E 52nd St
New York,
NY
US

Devi is palatial, but not in the sense of unattainable grandeur—rather, it seems stuffed to the gills with earthly comforts and visual delights that completely insulate it from the world outside. “There are restaurants that bring you back to yourself and those that spirit you away. Devi belongs to the latter group, delivering a heady retreat even when the odds against such an escape are longest,” wrote Frank Bruni in a two-star 2004 New York Times review. He also praised the “pyramid-shaped rice puffs, too golden, crunchy and airy to permit unpleasant thoughts,” the “faultless” lamb chops, and the “splendidly moist” halibut. The tandoor is responsible for the latter two dishes, and it’s a virtuosic instrument in the hands of Executive Chef Dheeraj Tomar, who learned its secrets in New Delhi before honing his expertise at five-star hotels in Dubai. Amid all the grilled meats, his menu is exceedingly vegetarian-friendly: a vegan harvest stir-fry brims with a cornucopia of produce, joining beyond-chana-masala dishes such as jackfruit biryani, corn-and-bean curry, and tandoor-grilled vegetarian malai tikka kebabs. The eatery’s meticulously constructed wine list eschews large wineries in favor of small-batch, handmade varieties selected for their ability to complement the cuisine. Inside Devi’s two-story space, nearly every square inch that’s not covered in richly patterned fabrics or panels of gauzy raw silk is festooned with marble and carved wooden arches and balustrades, both imported from India. Lighting is whisper-soft and romantic, supplied by lanterns of ornate colored glass that cluster across the high ceiling like artisanal party balloons left behind after the birthday of a child prince.

8 E 18th St
New York,
NY
US

If you want a taste of history, look no further than Patsy's. Occupying the same spot for nearly 80 years, the shop first earned success with Italian immigrants in the 1930s, who were drawn to the cozy eatery in part for it's authentic cuisine and partly for the homey atmosphere created by owners and newlyweds Pasquale "Patsy" and Carmella Lancieri. As time passed, it became a popular hangout for famous crooners including Frank Sinatra and Tony Bennett, who may have crossed paths with Yankees regulars Joe Dimaggio and Yogi Berra on any given night. Subsequent decades saw the pizza joint serving as a popular hangout for Francis Ford Coppola, who supposedly drew inspiration for his characters in The Godfather during late-night stops at Patsy's, while politicians such as Rudy Guiliani, Michael Bloomberg, and Spiro Agnew all used the eatery as a popular place to address voters. But while the faces are always changing, one thing at Patsy's has remained the same: the pizza. Baked in a coal-fired oven, the pizzas emerge with a bubbling thin crust that New York Magazine dubs "awe-inspiring". Toppings run the gamut from traditional pepperoni and sausage, to gourmet grilled chicken or prosciutto, while a dessert pizza swaps out sauce and cheese for a sweet-spread of chocolate and hazelnuts. Comfort cuisine is also prevalent on the non-pizza side of the menu, with plates piled high with spaghetti or ziti and topped with homemade meatballs and marinara, or chicken marsala, which arrives with Portobello mushrooms, sun-dried tomatoes, and a wool scarf hand-knit by one of the waiters' grandmothers.

67 University Pl
New York,
NY
US