711 "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.
This takeout-only restaurant in Brooklyn’s Dekalb Market Hall is the only place we’ve been to where plantains shapeshift from dish to dish.
This Japanese fish market in the East Village is where you should come for a casual lunch or dinner when you want some chirashi or sushi.
Curry Mania is a Japanese curry spot on the Upper West Side that makes excellent katsu sandos.
At Atithi Indian Cuisine in Williamsburg, you can have dinner on Grand Street without feeling like you’ve left your living room.
Madhuban is where to find the best naan in Little Bangladesh, with an airy interior and a delicate char on the outside.
Abdullah in Little Bangladesh serves an all-day savory menu of curries, rice dishes, and flatbreads, but sweets are the main attraction here.
Sonia Cafe is quickly becoming the go-to spot for Bangladeshi snacks in Kensington.
Radhuni in Little Bangladesh is the best place in the neighborhood for Bangladeshi seafood dishes.
Ghoroa Sweets and Restaurant is a Bangladeshi spot in Kensington that serves a great version of beef teheri.
Harana Market is an incredible Asian grocery store and Filipino deli about ten minutes outside of Woodstock, NY.
Salsa Pizzeria makes some truly excellent Neapolitan pies out of a tiny space in residential Greenpoint.
Downtown Bakery serves our favorite breakfast burritos in the East Village, as well as all-day Pueblan specials that are perfect for a quick lunch.
Raku is an udon spot in the East Village that we rely on for a great last-minute meal.
Chopped Parsley is a small Japanese spot in Hamilton Heights with solid sushi and curry.
Frijolitos is a small Mexican spot in West Harlem with great birria tacos and burritos.