243 "Casual Weeknight Dinner" restaurants in New York.
A good casual weeknight dinner spot is hard to find. It’s a step above a make-your-own bowl place, but not somewhere you’ll need a reservation. It shouldn’t be too expensive, you should be able to talk instead of shout, and your dinner shouldn’t take more than an hour. These spots do it all.
Lighthouse is our go-to spot in Williamsburg for a casual, kind of healthy, but still impressive meal.
Three blocks from the Barclays Center, Chuko is not only an ideal pre-game move, but our favorite ramen joint in Brooklyn.
Hanoi House is a great, trendy little Vietnamese restaurant in the East Village.
Miss Ada is a small, comfortable spot in Fort Greene with great Israeli food and an outdoor garden in the back.
LaRina is the Fort Greene neighborhood pasta spot that will make you want to move to Fort Greene immediately.
Win Son is a casual place in East Williamsburg were you can eat Taiwanese specialties like lu rou fan while hip hop plays in the background.
Ops is a pizza restaurant in Bushwick where you’ll want to become a regular even if you don’t live in the neighborhood.
Krupa Grocery is an excellent all-day neighborhood restaurant in Windsor Terrace.
Bunna Cafe, the vegan Ethiopian spot in Bushwick, is an excellent spot to share a giant plate of food with people you like.
El Almacén is an affordable, crowd-pleasing, quality restaurant you would not expect to find on top of the Bedford L stop.
Greenpoint Fish and Lobster is a great place for affordable seafood in Brooklyn.
If that Dyson guy came up with Korean BBQ, Takashi is what it would look like. Modern, weird, excellent.