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and honestly, it's not THAT great or anything in terms of food. but it's very friendly, very boozy and a good night was enjoyed. which is probably more important
Y'know. THAT one.
I reckon you should just stick with that, to be honest.
it's just big and really busy and confusing as fuck and too expensive and not that good
it's really good, not very expensive and if you go during a quiet time it's quiet, and it's not really very confusing.
place i wished i went a lot was Shopsin's, in Essex Street Market, LES. i went and it was closed but it's just this absolutely tiny place with an insanely long menu. basically like just going into a really rude angry man's kitchen and requesting exactly what you want him to make and him making it for you and it being amazing
It serves one of the best sandwiches you'll ever have.
It's a bit confusing but the pastrami sandwich is immense
But the Reuben is legendary, and it wasn't super expensive considering NY is pretty pricy generally.
dont go there for dinner, it's only ok, but the cheesecake is amazing.
There’s a really lovely place that overlooks one of the lakes in central park. The food Is a little over priced but for the setting it is genuinely worth the extra
Go to shake shack at least once
If money is no object – Eleven Madison Park. If you’ve got the cash, for God’s sake go there, it is the best meal I’ve ever had and I’m a ridiculous ponce when it comes to food.
worth every penny.
If you like fish & seafood, got to the John Dory on 29th and Broadway.
Marlough & Sons
Marlough & sons - http://marlowandsons.com/
Diner - http://dinernyc.com/
Five Leaves - http://www.fiveleavesny.com/
Hotel Delmano - http://www.hoteldelmano.com/
Lucky enough to have been to NY twice, had to go back a second time. Great Mexican food, cool tacky decor and they do great frozen margaritas!
Definitely going here if I ever go back.
Firefighters dive bar. Had a great night in there last year. Really good.
I think Lombardi's Pizza was my favourite: http://www.firstpizza.com/ - Supposedly the first pizzeria in New York. It was the best pizza I've ever eaten.
The Bridge Cafe was also really nice, near the Brooklyn Bridge: http://bridgecafenyc.com/
Also, Tribeca Grill is quality: http://www.myriadrestaurantgroup.com/tribeca_grill.php - Owned by De Niro or something, really nice food and great service (waiter was friendly and we had some bantz together about football.).
like, not mind blowing or anything, but really fucking good
Also get a bus to Philly and have a cheesesteak at Jim's on South Street
Katz's Delicatessen 205 East Houston Street
Russ & Daughters, 179 East Houston St (BAGELS)
Burger Joint, Midtown
Shake Shack, several locations
J.G. Melon, 1291 Third Avenue, New York (Classic NY burger)
Bobwhite Lunch & Supper Counter, 94 Avenue C (Fried Chicken!)
Mighty Quinn BBQ, 103 2nd Ave
Shopsins, 120 Essex Street (Crazy 600 items + menu)
Veselka, 144 Second Avenue (Ukrainian food, good for brunch)
Joe’s Pizza, 7 Carmine Street (For classic NY slices)
Motorino, 349 East 12th Street (Neopolitan styly pizza)
Parm, 248 Mulberry Street (Italian-American style comfort food)
Ippudo Ramen, 65 Fourth Avenue (BEST RAMEN)
Mission Chinese Food, 154 Orchard Street (Like the hippest place)
Xi’an Famous Food, 81 St. Mark's Place (Shanxi style food)
Cocoron, 37 Kenmare Street (AWEOMSE SOBA)
Great NY Noodletown, 28 Bowery
Il Laboratorio del Gelato, 188 Ludlow Street (Supposedly best gelato in NYC)
Momofuku Milk Bar, 251 East 13th St (CRACK PIE)
Big Gay Ice Cream, 125 East 7th Street
Pies-N-Thighs, 166 S 4TH ST
BrisketTown, 359 Bedford Ave
Diner, 85 Broadway, Williamsburg Website
The Commodore, 366 Metropolitan Ave (Rated for its Burger, Fried Chicken & Hot fish sandwich)
Mile End, 97 Hoyt Street, Brooklyn NY (Montreal style deli)
Red Hook Lobster Pound, 284 Van Brunt Street
Latin American Food Stalls (Clinton Street)
Lulu & Po, 154 Carlton Avenue, Brooklyn
Ganso Ramen, 25 Bond Street, Brooklyn
Dassara 271 Smith Street, Brooklyn (new wave ramen place)
Pok Pok, 127 Columbia St( Supposedly awesome hip thai place)
606 R&D, 606 Vanderbilt Avenue (Americans style comfort food, including brunch, doughnuts and chicken)
Julianna’s Pizza, 19 Old Fulton St (OG chef from Grimaldi's)
Di Fara Pizza, 1424 Avenue J (just google this)
Roberta’s, 261 Moore Street (hip new wave pizza)
Paulie Gee’s (hip new wave pizza)
Trip to Flushing to eat ALL THE DUMPLINGS
Sik Gaek (Crazy Korean place with almost alive seafood)
SriPraThai, 64-13 39th Avenue
have you heard of hanjan? looks real good, probably gonna go in a couple of weeks: http://newyork.seriouseats.com/2013/03/hanjan-hooni-kim-restaurant-opening-review-best-korean-small-plates.html
Thing is i'm only going for 7 days so thats like 14 meals so i'm not gonna be able to eat everywhere I want to. Got to think about strategies for cramming in as much food as possible. Even if I just limited it to burgers, pizza and ramen I wouldn't be able to eat all the places I wanna try.
St. Anselm was the best meal we had when over there.
and the other momofuku's are good too
It's the dude from 11 Madison Sq's more casual place. Gonna eat the shit out of their $79 chicken.
It's a hip hop burger joint in the south village. tasty meats and sick beats.
At the expensive end I agree with 11 Madison Park but I preferred Daniel and Per Se is amazing.
Someone mentioned smac, do that and shake shack does the best burger.
Museum of Modern Art has a very nice restaurant and there is a place called Alta in the West VIllage is really good, they do fantastic sangria.
For Mexican, Rosa Mexicana is nice and they are all over the city. For a cheaper option the burritos at Dos Toros are very good.
Kat'z Deli is great too
Kind of pricey but a classy joint with some of the best mixed drinks I've ever had.
Peter Luger's steak house in Brooklyn is absolutely amazing I thought.
Someone mentioned Wolfgangs though, which is a Peter Luger spinoff place.
Loads of the mexican (and other) trucks are really good and cheap
Also Tortilleria Mexicana Los Hermanos is byob and cheap and gooood
Man I want to go back to NY
ate at two of their top recs, very nice indeed
DuMont in Williamsburg
Freemans and Il Buco in Manhattan
have the best fries in the city and amazing broccoli and feta tacos.
... is definitely worth a trip, as is Katz's.
Sevilla Restaurant (http://www.sevillarestaurantandbar.com/welcome.html) serves AMAZING Spanish food, plus Greenwich village is pretty cool for just walking around.
On a kind of similar related note, where are the best places to go for happy hours? Apparently they're a big deal over there - they certainly sound good if you're on a budget (which I will be)
Particularly in Brooklyn. And also somewhere romantic to go after a matinee on Broadway.
how flipping good Di Fara Pizza is. Worth seeking out
Which has a restaurant attached called Luksus. I met the owner at the weekend and apparently it's recently become the only restaurant in the world to receive a Michelin star without serving wine.
As tourists, I guess we found it a bit less obvious to navigate than Manhattan, but in terms of good restaurants and bars I’d definitely recommend exploring either Court Street (we went to a great Thai with the slightly-uninspired name of Café Chili) or Grand Street/Graham Avenue (we had excellent burgers at a place called Mother’s). Either of those areas have hundreds and hundreds of food options.
Plus Junior’s on Flatbush Avenue is an institution (reminded me of Do The Right Thing in terms of my expectations of Brooklyn) and worth a visit, and not just for cheesecake either. Not sure how well-loved it is by the locals any more, but it was absolutely packed when we went and the food was great.
I’d also really recommend the Brooklyn Museum or Coney Island if you have time. In fact, you should definitely visit Nathan’s and pretend you’re taking part in the World Hot Dog Eating Championship…
Right next to Prospect Park and Brooklyn Botanical gardens, too.
Wonder if I can rock up and arrange a friendly.