Restaurants in New York City

Up to 43% Off at Papaya King

Multiple Locations

$7 $4

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

45% Off Chinese Food at Fortune Star

Bowery

$10 $5.50

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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

50% Off Ethiopian Cuisine at Queen of Sheba

Hell's Kitchen

$50 $25

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

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

Up to 58% Off at Simply Fondue Queens

Glendale

$42 $19

Fondue pots bubble with a choice of two styles of cheese, as well as the original milk chocolate blended with walnuts and sweet cream

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 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 58% Off Brunch for Two at 1742 Wine Bar

Upper East Side

$61.90 $29

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Pair drinks, such as mimosas or wine, with brunch favorites including french toast and grilled paninis

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

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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

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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 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

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

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

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

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

Under a typically starless Brooklyn night sky, the patio at MyMoon shines in the glow of its own twinkling overhead light strings. This is how evenings in the warmer months come and go at the restaurant, its ballroom-size dining area framed by both ivy-clad brick and the peaks and valleys of nearby buildings’ roofs and cupolas. The restaurant’s interior dining room is just as hard to close your eyes on: a former factory, the space boasts ceilings that never seem to end, steel sculptures, and ornate distressed wood in everything from the tables to the flooring. And it serves food, too. Each Spanish-inspired tapas dish made by Executive Chef Ivan Vilches supplies its own visual fireworks, from seared lamb skewers to anchovy toast with eggplant and goat cheese. Slices of albacore-tuna carpaccio glisten red atop white serving platters as they get passed around tables. When it comes to entrees, the chef’s take on a yorkshire white suckling pig with melon, beet, mango, and black garlic culls flavors from several culinary traditions into a work of edible art. Should the menu prove too challenging to whittle down to a few options, the chef shares some advice he gave readers of the Brooklyn Paper: “I always recommend that first-time customers try the tasting menu; it’s the best way for them to get to know our food.” Yet it does require a sense of adventure—each dish in a four- or five-course menu gets chosen by the kitchen.

184 N 10th St
Brooklyn,
NY
US

Ristorante Settepani satisfies stomachs throughout the day with upscale Italian and Moroccan fare for breakfast, brunch, lunch and dinner. Brighten mornings with a croissant ($4.50) and quiche ($9), opt for noontime Panini noshes ($9), or settle in for moontime dining with fresh pasta paired entrees ($7-$13). During warmer weather or wintertime sleepwalking, patrons can lounge on the outdoor patio, while wintry weather encourages cozying up within the modern, minimalist interior. The curving bar offers plentiful potables, such as a glass of wine for whetting whistles or inspiring whistles of admiration.

196 Malcolm X Blvd
New York,
NY
US

I Coppi's epicurean oasis is open for dinner, serving a decadent array of pastas and brick-oven pizzas made with specialty and imported Italian ingredients. Explore Tuscany with I Coppi's authentic recipes, such as the quattro formaggi, a brick-oven pie cloaked in mozzarella, gorgonzola, strachinno, and pecorino ($16), or the tagliatelle alla boscaiola, homemade ribbon-shaped pasta frolicking in beef-bolognese sauce with mixed mushrooms, tomatoes, and a touch of cream ($15). Enjoy any menu items while seated amid the rustic décor in I Coppi's intimate, candlelit interior, or sip a glass of chianti from the Italian eatery's all-Tuscan wine list in the heated back garden, open year-round for dining al fresco and dotted with lush plants and artisanal sambuca springs.

432 E 9th St
New York,
NY
US

Il Riccio aims to evoke a seaside trattoria on the Amalfi Coast with its abundance of fresh seafood, and indeed, as soon as you step through the doors, it’s easy to forget you’re on the Upper East Side. The cozy spot is hung with eclectic decor the likes of which might accumulate in a beach cottage after years of happy summers: painted fish trail across sunny yellow walls below plates painted with folk-art depictions of octopuses and the sea urchins that give the restaurant its name. In addition to shrimp, red snapper, and scallops, there are pastas such as housemade ravioli in saffron sauce and a handful of simply prepared chicken and veal dishes, all ready to be paired with Italian wines. Dessert options go far beyond the standard gelato and tiramisu to encompass a wide array of fresh-baked pastries. A fruit tart’s “plump whole berries, crisp, flaky crust, and sweet sugar glaze brings perfect closure” to meals, according to New York magazine. Indulging in this bounty alongside plenty of neighborhood regulars, the Il Riccio staff members say they regularly spot such celebrities as Ralph Lauren, Michael Bloomberg, and Henry Kissinger, rumored to stop in to catch up and slurp a giant bowl of fettuccine together.

152 E 79th St
New York,
NY
US