176 "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.
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.
Selamat Pagi is a Balinese restaurant in Greenpoint that will make you feel like you’re on vacation.