New York City Food Guide: 10 Must-Eat Restaurants & Street Food Stalls in New York City

April 14, 2018 Yuk Petri

Conquering New York in one visit is impossible. Instead, hit the must-sees – the Empire State Building, the Statue of Liberty, Central Park, the Metropolitan Museum of Art – and then explore off the beaten path with visits to The Cloisters or one of the city’s libraries. Indulge in the bohemian shops of the West Village or the fine dining of the Upper West Side. The bustling marketplace inside of Grand Central Station gives you a literal taste of the best the city has to offer.
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1. Daniel

60 East 65th Street, New York City, NY 10065-7056 Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar French, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Dinner SGD 33 - SGD 131 212 288 0033
Excellent
81%
Good
12%
Satisfactory
5%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 2 reviews

Daniel

Reviewed By Ahmad H - Vancouver, Canada

Just a very memorable meal! Service was top notch and unbeatable and the restaurant setting is incredible! Food was also great (though not perfect) and very much enjoyable. They served me two extra complimentary courses. Try the rabbit, it was delicious! ANd def go for the guava desert. The meal just ended on such a high note with a variety of deserts. A huge thank you to the team! For pictures and full reviews, check out my instagram where I have shared my deeper thoughts about each dish: @life_on_a_pause (Ahmad Abdullah)

2. Juliana's Pizza

19 Old Fulton St, Brooklyn, NY 11201-1322 Outdoor Seating, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Accepts Credit Cards Pizza Lunch, Dinner SGD 20 - SGD 39 +1 718-596-6700
Excellent
70%
Good
23%
Satisfactory
5%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 2 reviews

Juliana's Pizza

Welcome to Juliana's, a New York-style pizzeria. Juliana's heralds the return of Patsy Grimaldi-not only to the NYC restaurant scene, but to the original location under the Brooklyn Bridge where he co-founded Grimaldi's Pizzeria with his late wife, Carol. Unbeknownst to many, Pat & Carol severed their affiliation with Grimaldi's in 1999 when they sold the business (along with the name). Even though they were no longer involved in the restaurant, they never lost their passion for serving truly great pizza. And so, with a desire to re-live a "dream come true", they have partnered with close friend and former guest Matthew Grogan to establish Juliana's, a neighborhood pizzeria, preparing and serving pies the way Patsy has for generations. Named in honor of Pat's mother, Maria 'Juliana' Lancieri, Juliana's occupies 19 Old Fulton Street, in the Fulton Ferry Historic District, in the building that was once home to Grimaldi's.

Reviewed By Reggiefox - Milwaukee, WI

Still shocked that it seemed like within 10 minutes of ordering the pizza was at our table and the place was full with people waiting outside. Maybe we got lucky with the timing but we had great service. The pizza was delicious too. Great place to grab dinner before walking back over the Brooklyn Bridge.

3. SottoCasa Pizzeria

227 Malcolm X Blvd, New York City, NY 10027-6542 Delivery, Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Highchairs Available Italian, Pizza, Mediterranean, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner SGD 26 - SGD 66 +1 646-928-4870
Excellent
84%
Good
16%
Satisfactory
0%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

5 based on 109 reviews

SottoCasa Pizzeria

Very cozy, real italian pizzeria in the heart of Harlem, great pizza and wine selection

Reviewed By KevinRaff - Mount Pleasant, South Carolina

I was in NY bringing my son back to school and we stopped here to eat, 4 of us. We started with the beet salad and the spinach salad. Both were fresh and excellent. We then ordered 2 pies, a Margherita Pizza and the Burrata Pizza (which they only do Fri-Sunday). Both were excellent. I've eaten A LOT of pizza over the years and the pizzas we enjoyed are really the best Neapolitan Pizza's I've had. So good, in fact, we ordered a 3rd pizza, the Aglio Olio. I can't say enough good things. The place was clean, great atmosphere and a very friendly staff. Definitely worth the trip if you're uptown anywhere.

4. Dominique Bistro

14 Christopher St, New York City, NY 10014-3523 Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi French, European, Wine Bar, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Drinks SGD 52 - SGD 105 +1 646-756-4145
Excellent
81%
Good
11%
Satisfactory
6%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 210 reviews

Dominique Bistro

Located at the historic intersection of Christopher and Gay Streets, Dominique Bistrobrings a touch of France to the cultured and eclectic neighborhood of West Village. An intimate window-laden, corner restaurant serves French delicacies pared with curated wine offerings, and it is open for breakfast, lunch, dinner and weekend brunch. Dominique Bistro is inspired by the elegance of Parisian culture and its timeless traditions fueled by the passion and dedication of our Chef and namesake, Dominick Pepe. With a hand-crafted menu of French countryside dishes, surrounded by original brick walls and dark wood interiors, the intimate bistro serves as a community hub for engaging conversation and truly authentic food, since its opening in November 2015.

Reviewed By karenwilson84 - Bristol, United Kingdom

We celebrated our wedding anniversary with dinner here, attracted by the high trip advisor rating and positive reviews. We had a lovely experience. Friendly staff, romantic ambience and very good food. My scallops and the tarte tatine particularly were delicious. The winelist was pricey by bistro standards but this is New York! A very enjoyable dinner.

5. Pisillo Italian Panini

97 Nassau St, 97 Nassau Street, New York City, NY 10038-2703 Delivery, Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Digital Payments, Free Wifi Italian, Fast Food, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options Dinner, Lunch SGD 16 +1 212-227-3104
Excellent
79%
Good
15%
Satisfactory
4%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 693 reviews

Pisillo Italian Panini

This is a new concept of "fast food",we only use fresh and high quality Italian Products,that are Imported directly from Italy, like our Bufala Mozzarella delivered to as fresh every week. The bread we use, comes from one of the finest bakeries in Brooklyn-Bensonhurst. It is delivered to us every morning, fresh, fragrant and still warm right out of the oven.

Reviewed By jumbo977 - Berea, Kentucky

How comforting to find 100% Italian cured meats and fresh cheeses generously filling a real, gigantic loaf of bread. We were both hungry and one panino split in half was plenty. High quality, great value, friendly staff - they are doing a wonderful job! I suggest trying the pastry and coffee shop at the left as well :)

6. Faicco's Pork Store

260 Bleecker St, New York City, NY 10014-4128 Takeout Italian Lunch +1 212-243-1974
Excellent
81%
Good
15%
Satisfactory
2%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 281 reviews

Faicco's Pork Store

Reviewed By Helen T - London, United Kingdom

Got an arancini here and I can honestly say it was one of the best I've ever had. I'd really like to go back and try one of the sandwiches.

7. Gabriel Kreuther

41 W 42nd St, Grace Building, New York City, NY 10036-8003 Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar French, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Drinks SGD 89 - SGD 308 +1 212-257-5826
Excellent
79%
Good
14%
Satisfactory
5%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 467 reviews

Gabriel Kreuther

Warm unique touches, handmade and carefully curated ceramics & comfortable service allow guests to enjoy an elevated & luxurious Alsatian-inspired fare in an approachable environment. Chef Gabriel combines his classic French training and Alsatian heritage with his love of New York City to create a comfortably luxurious experience in the heart of Midtown Manhattan. The restaurant has received the AAA 5 Diamond Award, Best New Restaurant of the Year by New York's Village Voice, 3 Stars from the NY Times & One Michelin Star, as well as being a member of Relais & Châteaux. Guests may enjoy a four-course prix-fixe or chef's tasting menu in the Main Dining Room, or rustic Alsatian-inspired dishes served a la carte in the bar and lounge.

Reviewed By GayeS545 - Liberty, Missouri

I have frequently dined alone and never been more graciously received as here. From the reception area to the servers to the sommelier, I enjoyed my evening immensely. The delightful winks of half-timber construction and the coo-coo clock discreetly observing the room from a high perch were the only overt clues as to the Alsatian background of the restaurant. That and a couple of choucroute nods on the plates. I ordered the tasting menu with paired wines and can attest to the superb flavor and artistry of each dish. A well-deserved Michelin award.

8. Per Se

10 Columbus Cir, New York City, NY 10019-1158 Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar French, American, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner, Late Night SGD 33 - SGD 131 +1 212-823-9335
Excellent
77%
Good
14%
Satisfactory
6%
Poor
2%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 1 reviews

Per Se

Reviewed By Jtp262 - Fort Lauderdale

You cannot go wrong at Per Se. It surpasses its Michelin 5 stars by a large number. The food and service are consistently exceptional. Get the wine pairings for the maximum pleasure. A food and wine tour you won’t forget.

9. Royal 35 Steakhouse

1 E 35th St, New York City, NY 10016-3828 Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Takeout, Television, Highchairs Available, Full Bar American, Steakhouse, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner, Drinks SGD 66 - SGD 131 +1 212-804-7276
Excellent
81%
Good
13%
Satisfactory
5%
Poor
1%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 119 reviews

Royal 35 Steakhouse

Reviewed By Nyvette - San Juan, Puerto Rico

If you are looking for an authentic steakhouse with a romantic feel, this is the place to go. Should make reservations. The service was on point. Really appreciated the waiters recommendations and attention to detail. You must try the canadian bacon . Trust me when...MoreNyvette, Thank you so much for sharing your experience. We are so happy to hear that you enjoyed your visit to Royal 35. We thank you for the 5 star review! We look forward to your next visit with us. Warmest Regards, Royal 35 Management

10. Le Bernardin

155 W 51st St, New York City, NY 10019-6019 Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar French, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner, Late Night SGD 54 - SGD 118 +1 212-554-1515
Excellent
77%
Good
14%
Satisfactory
6%
Poor
2%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 2 reviews

Le Bernardin

Le Bernardin, Zagat's top pick for 2013, and awarded the Michelin Guide's coveted 3-stars as well as The New York Times' highest rating of 4-stars, has maintained its status of excellence for over 20 years and its international acclaim as one of the world's top seafood restaurants. Owner/Chef Eric Ripert continues to set unsurpassed standards with his piscatorial paradise and partner Maguy Le Coze's seamless and unparalleled service. *When making your reservation, please indicate in the Special Requests box if you will be attending THEATER so that we may accommodate you appropriately.

Reviewed By Larry S

Absolutely the best seafood restaurant we have been to and one of the best restaurants full stop. The way that seafood is handled at this restaurant is special. From the beginning to the end you meal flows effortlessly, each course better than the next. Don't forget dessert, they too are something to behold and a special finish to a special evening. A must when visiting New York.

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