The best restaurants in New York cover an impressive and eclectic range of cuisines. You can grab a New York slice from hole-in-the-wall pizzerias, pick fresh seafood out of tanks in front of Chinatown restaurants or splurge on sushi in minimalist surroundings in Midtown. Brunch is a New York specialty in the stylish sidewalk cafes of the Upper East Side. You can also enjoy the spice of huevos rancheros and syrupy Cuban coffee from an authentic East Village cantina.  

    New York truly offers an array of different restaurants to suit every taste and craving. Whether you’re looking for a budget-friendly and casual meal or fancy and multiple-course meals, you can have it all in the city’s famous dining scene. Plan an exciting meal with friends or family with our guide to great restaurants in New York.  

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    Anthony & Son Panini Shoppe

    Have a classic New York sandwich

    Anthony & Son Panini Shoppe is a classic New York sandwich shop in Brooklyn that features vintage-inspired paninis and heroes. The shop offers signature heroes like Brooklyn Knights, a steak and smoked mozzarella hero, Buffalo Chicken, and the FDNY, a chicken cutlet with vodka sauce and mozzarella. You could also get salads, lettuce wraps, bowls, or breakfast foods like egg sandwiches, breakfast burritos, and bagels. Anthony & Son Panini Shoppe has a shop with merchandise and gifts to remember your trip.

    Location: 433 Graham Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11211, USA

    Open: Monday–Saturday from 8 am to 7.30 pm (closed on Sundays)

    Phone: +1 718-383-7395


    Gran Tivoli

    Share Italian dishes with friends

    Gran Tivoli is a charming Italian-Mediterranean restaurant that serves small plates and cocktails in an elegant dining space. You’ll find full dishes, such as pastas, risotto, and seafood, as well as quick or shareable bites for some time out with your friends. One of the best aspects of dining at Gran Tivoli is the organic vegetables, wild-caught seafood, and pasture-raised beef that’s featured in the dishes. The bar has regular events with live music or holiday happenings, so there’s always something on.

    Location: 406 Broome St, New York, NY 10013, USA

    Open: Tuesday–Friday from 5 pm to midnight, Saturday from noon to midnight, Sunday from noon to 11 pm, Monday from 5 pm to 11 pm

    Phone: +1 917-714-8832



    Have fun with friends over Italian seafood

    Alice, formerly Gradisca, is a family-owned and operated Italian restaurant with fresh pasta and classic cuisine made with local ingredients. Located in a historic brownstone, Gradisca offers a casual, yet upscale, atmosphere for dates, dinner with friends, family nights out, or a quick bite in the afternoon. Some of the menu options include crostino Toscano, cavoletti, prosciutto e tigelle, carbonara, pappardelle, risotto, and polipo, Gradisca also has a full dessert and wine and cocktail menu to spend time socializing after dinner.

    Location: 126 W 13th St, New York, NY 10011, USA

    Open: Monday from 5.30 pm to 10.30 pm, Tuesday–Saturday from 5.30 pm to 11 pm, Sunday from 5.30 pm to 10 pm

    Phone: +1 212-691-4886


    Scarr's Pizza

    Sample pizza with house-milled flour and local veggies

    Scarr’s Pizza is a retro-style pizza joint with pizza pies, slices, and submarine sandwiches. One of the most unique features of Scarr’s Pizza that sets it apart from other pizza restaurants is that it mills its own grains, so you’ll get the freshest pizzas and subs around. They also use delicious, fresh ingredients and organic vegetables for sauce and toppings. Scarr’s Pizza also offers a beautiful old-style pizzeria atmosphere with stained-glass ceiling lamps and charming decor with intimate seating.

    Location: 22 Orchard St, New York, NY 10002, USA

    Open: Tuesday–Sunday from noon to 10 pm, Monday from 4.30 pm to 10 pm

    Phone: +1 212-334-3481


    Lobster Joint

    Try New England seafood in NYC

    Lobster Joint is a New England-style seafood restaurant that serves fresh, local seafood for a casual surfside experience. The restaurant’s specialty is lobster rolls with unique ingredients like herb mayo served with a griddle bun, but you’ll have a lot of other seafood dishes to choose from. Lobster Joint has a raw bar with shrimp cocktail, clams, and oysters, traditional plates like fish and chips and fish tacos, and a range of soups and salads. There’s also a full dessert menu and a kids’ menu.

    Location: 1073 Manhattan Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11222, USA

    Open: Daily from noon to 10 pm

    Phone: +1 718-389-8990


    Feroce Ristorante

    Dine on delicious regional Italian flavors

    Feroce Ristorante is an Italian restaurant serving classic Italian dishes and modern fusion in an intimate indoor/outdoor setting. The atmosphere of Feroce Ristorante is inspired by the beauty of the Italian regions to make diners feel as though they’ve been transported to Italy when they dine. The recipes are simple but reflect the rich flavors and terroir. Dining is also an experience in itself, with wait staff displaying a rack of salumi to slice at the table and rolling a grappa cart with pastries and digestivi to sample.

    Location: 105 W 28th St, New York, NY 10001, USA

    Phone: +1 212-888-1092



    Relax with Cuban comfort food

    Coppelia is a delicious Latin diner with Cuban food and drinks in a festive atmosphere. Favoring comfort food with Latin flair, Coppelia offers dine-in service in a cozy luncheonette setting or delivery. You’ll have a range of lunch and dinner options, appetizers, desserts, and sides to choose from, including nachos, guacamole, churrasco, ropa vieja, and oxtail empanada. Coppelia also offers cupcakes, cakes, and ice cream, as well as cafe con leche options like latte and macchiato for after-dinner relaxation.

    Location: 207 W 14th St, New York, NY 10011, USA

    Open: 24/7

    Phone: +1 212-858-5001



    Enjoy dining and dancing in Old Mexico

    Iguana is a thrilling Mexican restaurant with 3 floors of dining and dancing in an Old Mexico-style venue. One of the features of the restaurant is that it offers 29 flavors of mojitos and margaritas to complement dinner. Some of the menu options include coconut shrimp with honey chipotle, quesadillas, chicken taquitos, chili con queso, and rock shrimp chalupitas. You’ll also find a full range of lunch options, desserts, pre- and post-dinner cocktails, and an extensive wine and beer list.

    Location: 240 W 54th St, New York, NY 10019, USA

    Open: Tuesday–Thursday from 11 am to 2 am, Friday–Saturday from 11 am to 4 pm, Sunday from 11 am to 2 pm

    Phone: +1 212-765-5454


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    Sample West African fare

    Teranga is a casual counter-service restaurant that serves pan-African cuisine in customizable formats. With an emphasis on traditional African cooking with native ingredients, Teranga is a cultural experience as much as a dining experience. The menu highlight is a Super Bowl, a delicious bowl filled with ingredients like sweet potato, palm fufu, grilled chicken, plantains, and Moroccan charmoula. You’ll also find vegan options, allergen-free foods, traditional West African drinks, wine, beer, and cocktails. Teranga serves breakfast drinks like lattes and cappuccino as well.

    Location: 1280 5th Ave, New York, NY 10029, USA

    Open: Tuesday–Sunday from noon to 8 pm (closed on Mondays)

    Phone: +1 646-663-1935


    Vite Vinosteria

    Dine on authentic Italian food

    Vite Vinosteria is an authentic Italian restaurant and wine bar that serves unique dishes with excellent wine. A favorite of the after-work crowd, Vite Vinosteria offers creative dishes with great portions and fresh flavors with customer-focused staff. Some of the dishes include gamberi all’aglio, a wild red Adriatic shrimp dish with ciabatta, and baccala mantecato, a whipped cod dish with polenta. You’ll also find a range of pasta and pizza, as well as fine desserts. Vite Vinosteria serves brunch and dinner with cocktails and wine in the evening.

    Location: 31-05 34th St, Astoria, NY 11106, USA

    Open: Monday–Friday from 3 pm to 10 pm, Saturday–Sunday from noon to 10 pm

    Phone: +1 718-278-8483


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