Are you looking for some of the hidden gems of New York Cuisine? Here are some of the best New York restaurants we recommend for you to try.
Did you know that as of 2011, there are over 42,610 New York restaurants? With all these options, you might have a hard time choosing a restaurant when hunger strikes.
Here are our top picks of New York restaurants you have to visit if you’re traveling to NYC – or even if you live in the city!
1. Best Chinese Food
Wherever you go on a shopping trip, the food court is a must. If you’re craving Chinese and you’re at the New York Food Court, then you need to go to Peng Shun Spicy Pot.
- Mongolian Roast Lamb Ribs
- Fish Filet on Hot Chili Oil
- Sauerkraut Fish
You can visit them at 6301 8th Ave., Brooklyn, NY 11220.
2. Best Italian Food
Pasta lovers rejoice because Carbone is one of the best places you can go when you want a well-prepared Italian-American meal.
- Seafood Salad
- Linguini Vongole
- Lobster Fra Diavolo
You can visit them at 181 Thompson St., New York, NY 10012.
3. Best Sushi
Sushi Inoue is unlike any other sushi restaurant in the city because Shinichi Inoue doesn’t use a single batch of rice – he uses two types of seasoned rice, which is common among top-tier sushi chefs in Japan.
- Bonito Spring Roll Salad
- Ebi-Shinjo with Bamboo and Matcha Salt
- Sake Steamed Clam with Steamed Egg Custard
You can visit them at 381 Malcolm X Blvd. Suite A, New York, NY 10027
4. Best Fine Dining
Instead of ordering off the menu, guests will choose between one of two chef’s tasting menus, a dessert tasting menu or a vegetable tasting menu.
You can visit them at 4th Floor, Time Warner Center, 10 Columbus Circle, New York, NY 10019.
5. Best Comfort Food
S’Mac, or Sarita’s Macaroni & Cheese, is one of those places you’ll want to go when you’re craving good old comfort food, and you can’t get any more comforting than mac & cheese.
You can build your own mac & cheese dish where you choose a size, up to 2 different kinds of cheese, and up to 3 mix-ins.
So if you love bacon, brie, and broccoli, you can have it here!
You can even go crazy and create a dish with American and cheddar cheeses with fresh basil, roasted tomatoes, and andouille sausage.
You can visit them at 197 1st Ave., New York, NY 10003.
6. Best Indian Food
For adventurous eaters who are tired of the typical Friday night choices (burgers, pizza, or Chinese takeout), then you’ve got to try the deliciously sophisticated Indian cuisine at Tamarind Tribeca (formerly Tamarind Restaurant).
- Masaledar Chops (Lamb chops marinated in nutmeg, cinnamon, aromatic Indian herbs)
- Topli Na Paneer (Paneer cooked three ways, mint, chili, tomato kalonji, roasted garam masala)
- Zameen Doz (Dover sole baked in a clay pot, layered with whole spices, pasanda sauce)
You can visit them at 99 Hudson St., New York, NY 10013.
7. Best Breakfast
If you’re going to be walking around New York, you’re going to want to start your day off right with a fabulous breakfast.
We know what you’re thinking, “There’s nothing special about breakfast! I can get eggs anywhere!” To that, you obviously never had the eggs at Augustine (they do serve more than just breakfast, too).
- Eggs Augustine (poached eggs, grilled ham, and bearnaise on a toasted croissant)
- Eggs Sardou (poached eggs, artichoke barigoule, creamed spinach, sauce Choron)
- Eggs Cardinal (poached eggs, Maine lobster, brown-butter Swiss chard, English muffin, sauce cardinal)
You can visit them at 5 Beekman St., New York, NY 10038.
8. Best Steak House
Every now and then, you just want to sink your teeth into a big, juicy steak. So, where will you go? The one steakhouse that New Yorker’s swear by is Keens Steakhouse.
The restaurant has been dubbed the “granddaddy of all NYC steakhouses,” and that’s probably because the food is delicious and plentiful… At a price.
- Legendary Mutton Chop
- Prime Filet Mignon
- Pan Seared Arctic Char
You can visit them at 72 W 36th St., New York, NY 10018
9. Best Desserts
After you’ve had your fill of mouth-watering prime rib, you might not want dessert. If you do (and we think you will!), you have to check out Supermoon Bakehouse.
From croissants and donuts to croissant toast and a delectable passionfruit Pavlova “cruffin (croissant muffin)” you will be in sweet heaven.
The menu is always changing, so don’t be surprised if you make your way to this fun little eatery a few times a month!
You can visit them 120 Rivington St, New York, NY 10002
10. Best Drinks
Okay, so maybe a bar isn’t necessarily a restaurant, but we have to mention our favorite place to go for a great craft cocktail.
Although the place is called Death & Company, don’t think for an instant that this is some seedy bar. Death & Company has a 1920s speakeasy vibe and a cocktail menu that has something for everyone.
- Ravenmaster (Beefeater, Yaguara Cachaca, Mathilde Pear, Eucalyptus, Lime)
- Raspberry Diva (Dorothy Parker, Dolin Dry Vermouth, Dolin Blanc Vermouth, St-Germain, Massenez Framboise Eau de Vie)
- Sound and Fury (Calle 23 Blanco, Ancho Reyes, Red Bell Pepper, Raspberry, Lime)
You can visit them at 433 E 6th St., New York, NY 10009.
Top New York Restaurants Wrap Up
When your stomach is growling and you’re craving something delicious, New York City is probably one of the best places to be! There are food establishments everywhere! To see other top-rated New York restaurants, read more here!