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New York City, NY
New York City Restaurants
- American Seafood / Steak
- Asian Fusion Chinese / Japanese
- Best NY Pizzas
- Best NY Hamburgers & Fries
- Delis / Diners
- Dim Sum  /Chinatown
- Italian
- Mediterranean
  French / Greek / Spanish

- Mexican / Southwestern

Top U.S. Dining Destination
New York City is the nation's Top Dining Destination, featuring fabulous cuisine from around the world. Bon appétit!

American (Traditional)
Seafood / Steak & Lobster

Angelo & Maxie's Steakhouse
Bar Americain
BLT Burger - Laurent Tourondel
BLT Prime
BLT Steak
BLT Fish
BLT Fish Shack
BLT Market
Blue Hill (the Obama's had dinner here during their "Date Night" in NYC on
May 30, 2009)
Blue Ribbon Restaurants
Bryant Park Grill & Cafe
Central Park Boathouse
Restaurant/Lakefront Bar & Grill

Cookshop — Chelsea
Craft Restaurants
City Crab & Seafood Co
DB Bistro Moderne
(French-American - Daniel Boulud)
DBGB Kitchen & Bar (Daniel Boulud)
Dock's Oyster Bar & Seafood Grill
Dean & Deluca Gourmet Cafe Reviewed
Fifty Seven Fifty Seven Restaurant
at Four Seasons Hotel

GILT @ The New York Palace Hotel
Grill Room @ World Financial Center
Heartbeat at W Hotel
Jekyll & Hyde Club Restaurant & Bar
(Haunted Greenwich Village Pub)
Kobe Club (Kobe Beef)
The Lambs Club
Macelleria Italian Steakhouse
Old Homestead Steakhouse — (Manhattan's oldest steakhouse, Est. 1868; features 21oz Kobe Burgers)
One if by Land, Two if by Sea
The Palm - Steak and Lobster
Perilla — Greenwich Village
Peter Luger Steakhouse
Pop Burger — Popular with Celebrities (Midtown & Meatpacking District)
Porter House New York (Rated No. 1 NY Steak for 28 years in a row!)
River Café
Smith & Wollensky
Sequoia @ South Street Seaport
Southern Hospitality BBQ
(Justin Timberlake)
South Street Seaport Cafe
St. Andrews (Steak, Seafood, Scottish)
STK (Steakhouse)
Sylvia's Soul Food — Harlem
Talia's Steakhouse & Bar
Tavern On The Green - CLOSED 2010
Tribecca Grill — Popular with Celebs
Union Square Cafe
Virgil's Real BBQ
Watermark Bar @ South Street Seaport

Best Wings
Super Wings - "Best Wings in Brooklyn" (featured on the Food Network and beat Bobby Flay in Wings Showdown)

Delicious Crab Cakes at Central Park Boathouse Bar & Grill  - waterfront dining overlooking Central Park Lake, NY


Tao Asian Bistro

Asian Fusion
Chinese / Japanese

Asiate at Mandarin Oriental
Buddakan NYC

Chin Chin
— Great Chinese food!
The Green Tea Lounge (upstairs at Abigael's Kosher Restaurant)
Koi Restaurant — Sushi/Seafood
Kobe Club
Lucky Cheng's — Drag Cabaret/Comedy
Masa and Bar Masa (High-end sushi at Time Warner Center, Chef Masa Takayama)
Monster Sushi

Morimoto — Chef Masaharu Morimoto;
Chelsea Market
nëo Sushi
Next Door Nobu

Ninja New York
Nobu New York
Nobu Fifty Seven
Ollie's Noodle Shop & Grill
Peking Duck House - Great Peking Duck!
Ruby Foo's, Times Square
Shanghai Garden — 212-964-5640
Sarah Jessica Parker's favorite Chinatown restaurant
Sushisamba 7
Tao Asian Bistro — WOW!
Tse Yang

Xi'an Famous Foods

Sushi at Monster Sushi, New York City, NY

Dim Sum — Chinatown
Dim Sum Go Go
(Great Hong Kong Style Dumplings)
Joe's Shanghai (famous Soup Dumplings)
Golden Unicorn Restaurant
Grand Harmony @ 98 Mott St (bet Canal & Hester) 212-226-6603
Hsin Wong @ 72 Bayard Street
(at Mott St) 212-925-6526
Jing Fong Restaurant (be prepared to share a table)
Nice Green Bo Restaurant @ 66 Bayard (bet Elizabeth and Mott Streets)
(Delicious Scallion Pancakes and Soup Dumplings!
Ping's Seafood @ 22 Mott Street
(Good Seafood Dim Sum)
Red Egg (order off menu, no dim sum carts)
Ten Ren Tea (experience the fine art of enjoying Chinese Tea in Chinatown)

Chinatown Restaurants (Peking Duck)


Pastrami on Rye at The Stage Deli, New York

Delis / Diners
2nd Avenue Deli
Bagel Stix 212-582-8333
891 8th Ave @ 53rd St
Barney Greengrass - Sturgeon King
Carnegie Deli
Ellen's Stardust Diner — FUN!
Evergreen Coffee Shop
Katz's Deli - NY's Oldest Deli and site of "When Harry Met Sally" movie
Lindy's Restaurant (known for its Cheesecake)
Kossars Bialys
Mike's Deli - Arthur Ave, The Bronx
Mom's Bagels @ Capstone Cafe
Moondance Diner 212-226-1191
80th Avenue of the Americas
(bet Canal & Grand)
Murray's Bagels - Village
New Lex Coffee Shop
Olympic Diner 212-956-3230
807 8th Ave, bet 48th & 49th Sts
Prime BurgerSarah Jessica Parker and hubby love this place
Soup Kitchen Intl"Soup Nazi"
as featured on "Seinfeld" TV Show
Stage Deli Closed Dec 2012 after 75 years
Tick Tock Diner — opposite Penn Station. Great for a quick bite!
Zabar's — Deli Store

World's Largest Kosher Restaurant
Abigael's on Broadway


Coffee Bars / Bakeries
City Bakery Great Hot Chocolate!
Jack's Stir Brewed Coffee Bar  
136 W 10th St @ Greenwich Ave
(Café,, Bakery & Bar on Lexington)
Ristorante Sant Ambroeus
(Café, Gelateria, Paninoteca,
Patisserie/Restaurant/Wine Bar)

Great Breakfasts/Brunches
Norma's at Le Parker Meridien
Penelope (on Lexington) - casual,
great homestyle food!

Coffee in New York

"English Tea" and Tea Cafes
Tea Time in Manhattan

Hot Chocolate/Ice Cream/Donuts
Brooklyn Ice Cream Factory
Chinatown Ice Cream Factory
Donut Plant - Lower East Side
Jaques Torres (Brooklyn)
Serendipity 3 — famous for its Frozen Hot Chocolate and the site of several movies, including: "One Fine Day" and "Serendipity."

Dinosaur Bar-B-Que
Melba's (Chicken & Waffles)

Brennan and Carr (famous for their "double-dipped" Roast Beef Sandwiches
Brooklyn Ice Cream Factory
Buffalo Cantina (Wings)
Grimaldi's - Best Pizza in Brooklyn



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John's Pizzeria at Bleecker Street, Greenwich Village and 2nd location near Times Square, NYC

Best New York Pizzas
Bleeker Street Pizza
Di Fara Pizza (Brooklyn)
Fornino - 718-384-6004
Franny's (Clam Pizza)
Grimaldi's - Best Pizza in Brooklyn
Joe's Pizza - Ben Affleck's favorite NY Pizza!
John's Pizzeria in the Village
- Original John's Voted Best Pizza
John's Pizzeria, Theater District - 2nd NYC location
Keste Pizza & Vino
La Pizza Fresca Ristorante
Lombardi's Pizzeria - over 100 yrs old, one of the Best Pizzeria's in NY!
Louie & Ernie's Pizza - Bronx 718-829-6230
Lucali - 718-858-4086
Luzzo's Pizzeria
Mariella Pizza - 8th Ave
(Oprah & Gayle are fans!)
Motorino Neopolitan Pizza
Nicoletta (East Village)
Olio e Più (West Village)
Patricia's Morris Park
Patsy's Pizzeria - 6 NY locations
Ray's Pizza
Rizzo's Fine Pizza
Sac's Place
Totonno's Pizzeria
Una Pizza Napoletana-Closed
Veloce Pizzeria (Sicilian-style "pan" pies - great Mushroom pizza)


Ancora Ristorante
(Financial District)
Arno Ristorante
Artichoke Basilles Pizzeria
Babbo Ristorante Enoteca
(Mario Batali)

Carmine's - FUN!
Da Nico Ristorante
- Little Italy
Del Posto Ristorante - great!
(Mario Batali)

Gusto Ristorante e Bar Americano
Il Mulino
Il Vagabondo Restaurant & Bocce
Joanne (owned by
Lady Gaga's Dad)
La Mela Ristorante
— Little Italy
La Pizza Fresca Ristorante
LUPA Osteria Romano
(Mario Batali)

Macelleria Italian Steakhouse
Palma — Greenwich Village
Patsys Italian Restaurant
Pescatore - Italian Seafood
Pesce Pasta Trattoria
- The Village
Ristorante Sant Ambroeus
Sette Mezzo Italian
(Oprah's favorite; cash only)
The Spotted Pig - NY's first official gastro-pub; seasonal British & Italian cuisine
Tommaso's (Brooklyn)
Trattoria Dell'Arte - great seafood, pasta & pizza
UVA Restaurant & Wine Bar
- Upper East Side

New York's Best Hamburgers

NYC's Best Hamburgers
Bar Americain
Bills Bar & Burger (Rockefeller Plaza and Meatpacking District)
BLT Burger
Burger Joint
- Parker Meridien
Go Burger
The Counter (Times Square)
5 Napkin Burger
Old Homestead Steakhouse - (21oz Kobe Burgers $41)
Pop Burger - Popular with Celebrities (Midtown & Meatpacking District)
Rare Bar & Grill (Chelsea & Lexington locations)
Shake Shack
Stand @ 24 E 12th St

Unami Burger

Best Fries in NYC
The Breslin
Five Guys (Bleeker St)
Pommes Frites


French / Greek / Spanish

Adour @ St. Regis Hotel
— Chef Alain Ducasse
Artisinal Fromagerie & Bistro
Balthazar — Soho French
Benoit Restaurant & Bar
Bistro Benoit
— Chef Alain Ducasse
— Chef David Bouley
Café Gray — Time Warner Center, Chef Gray Kunz of Lespinasse)
— Chef David Bouley
DB Bistro Moderne
— Chef Daniel Boulud)
L'Atelier de Joel Robuchon
@ Four Seasons

Gordon Ramsey @ The London
Le Cirque

Les Halles
Le Rivage 212-765-7374
Maze by Gordon Ramsey @ The London (French & Asian influences)
Nougatine (Jean-Georges)
Olive's NYTodd English
Paris Commune - West Village
(Comfort Cuisine)
Payard Patisserie & Bistro
Per Se — (Chef Thomas Keller
of French Laundry, Napa Valley)

Perry Street - American / French; Chef Jean-Georges Vongericheten
Print Restaurant
Pulse Restaurant & Bar @ Rockefeller Center
The Stanton Social - Tapas
Uncle Nick's Greek Cuisine
Upstairs at Bouley
Chef David Bouley
Veritas Restaurant -
a Tony Bourdain favorite!

Mexican / Southwestern
Bobby Flay's Mesa Grill
Canyon Road
El Rio Grande
Gonzales y Gonzales
Javelina (Tex-Mex) at Gramery Park
Red @ South Street Seaport
Rosa Mexicano — 3 locations:
First Avenue, Union Square
and Lincoln Center

Food Halls/Markets
and Restaurants

The Plaza Food Hall
(Todd English)

DBGB Kitchen & Bar
(Daniel Boulud)

Eately (Mario Batali
and Joe Bastianich)

Má Pêche (David Chang)

Grand Central Station
Grand Central Food Court
and Restaurants

The Delta Grill - 9th Ave
(Hell's Kitchen meets the French Quarter)

Brick Lane Curry House
- Hottest Curry in the U.S.

Comfort Food
Paris Commune

Organic Vegetarian
Bell Book and Candle - NYC's first and only Rooftop-to-Table restaurant (they grow their own herbs, fruits and veges in their rooftop garden)
Candle Café

NY Chef Anthony Bourdain's Hometown Favorites
NYC restaurants featured on
Tony Bourdain's cable TV Show, "A Cooks Tour"
Barney Greengrass Deli
Murray's Cheese Shop
Papaya King
Veritas Restaurant

Fun New York City Bars /
HOT Nightclubs

HOT Upscale Bars & Nightclubs

Fun "Baby Boomer" Bars
Fun "Baby Boomer" Bars

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