Perfect For: BYOB

  1. Lucali
    8.9

    Lucali

    Yes, it can be annoying to deal with an unpredictable situation, but for a pizza this good, we're willing to deal with it. Lucali is incredible.

  2. Proof that Tanoshi Sushi is well worth your time? It's on 73rd and York, and always packed. Enough said.

  3. Down the street from the L train Jefferson stop, in the garage of an unassuming red brick building, you won’t find soggy boxes filled with old clothing and middle school volleyball trophies. In this, the most delicious garage in town, some of the city’s best tacos are being served.

  4. When it comes to Hell’s Kitchen Thai, this is where the magic happens. Prepare to get some spicy in your life, just a short walk from your sad Midtown office.

  5. A Carroll Gardens neighborhood seafood gem, where the chef might throw a lobster at you. God bless this city.

  6. Peking Duck House is an often forgotten Classic NYC Establishment. Yes, at $48 per duck, this is a splurge for Chinatown, but trust us when we tell you that it’s worth it.

  7. Tartine
    7.7

    Tartine

    Tartine is a quaint little French café that’s so female friendly they might as well have a puppy named Gosling out in front that fetches gossip magazines. The food has never been awe-inspiring, but it's a neighborhood favorite and a pretty solid West Village option.