588 "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.
Vezzo is an Italian spot in Murray Hill that serves very good, cracker-thin pizza.
Maya Taqueria is a Mission-style burrito spot where you can customize your own massive burrito, bowl, nachos, or tacos
Urubamba is a Peruvian spot in Jackson Heights that’s a great option for casual dates or group dinners.
Favela Grill is a Brazilian spot in Astoria that’s a good option for group dinners, especially on weekends when there’s live music.
There’s only one thing at the menu at Eim Khao Mun Kai: a Thai version of Hainanese chicken. It comes with a side of broth, and it’s very good.
Taste Good is a casual cash-only place in Elmhurst, and it’s one of our favorite spots in the neighborhood. Get the Singapore kari laksa.
Dek Sen is a small, cash-only Thai spot in Elmhurst that excels at dessert. Get the pad kee mao, and be sure to try the massive milo sizzling roti.
Khao Nom is a counter-service spot in Elmhurst, and it’s a great place to sit down, eat some quick khao moo dang, and grab a few desserts to-go.
If you want to eat Tibetan food in Elmhurst, head straight to Lhasa Fresh Food and order some momos and thenthuk.
Happy Stony Noodle is a Taiwanese restaurant in Elmhurst that makes excellent beef noodle soup.
Cremini’s is a small Italian spot in Carroll Gardens that feels like someone’s apartment.
Ms. Ohho is a Greenpoint coffee shop that serves a full menu of tasty Korean dishes.
Jules Bistro is a casual French spot in the East Village where you should share drinks and small plates with a date while listening to live jazz.
Atla serves excellent Mexican food in a bright, all-day space in Noho. It’s great for a casual lunch or an upscale dinner.
Donburiya is a fun Japanese izakaya in the Theater District that specializes in inexpensive donburi bowls and facilitating rowdy group meals.