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9.1

Taqueria Ramirez

Hannah Albertine
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9.1
Hannah Albertine
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9.0
Hannah Albertine
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8.8

Shu Jiao Fu Zhou Cuisine

Carina Finn
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8.8
Hannah Albertine

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NYC Review

Kjun

This counter-service spot in Murray Hill serves inventive Korean-Cajun dishes like gochujang-marinated fried chicken and gumbo with a side of okra kimchi.

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7.7

NYC Review

Jerk House

At this counter-service Caribbean spot in Harlem, something with jerk sauce on it should be your go-to order.

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NYC Review

Safari

Safari is one of the only Somali restaurants in Manhattan. You'll be happy with anything you order, but the goat is extra special.

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8.3

NYC Review

Yakitori Totto

By the time you finish paying your bill, you'll already want to come back to this yakitori restaurant in Midtown.

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8.0

NYC Review

Lore

Lore is a Park Slope restaurant where you can get everything from a dosa to buckwheat spaetzle. The menu is all over the place, but it works.

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NYC Guide

The Best NYC Restaurants For Dining Solo

Whether you want to take yourself out for a nice meal or just eat something quick with minimal human interaction, here's where to go.

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NYC Review

Kono

Kono is a yakitori spot in Chinatown that's dedicated to using every part of the chicken.

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8.5

NYC Review

Nudibranch

Nudibranch in the East Village serves an exciting three-course prix fixe influenced by a grab bag of cuisines.

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8.3

NYC Review

Omar's Fine Cuisine

This nondescript Prospect Heights restaurant serves incredible Indian food, tasty fusion pizza, and, yes, even good bagels.

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7.7

NYC Review

Sushi W

If you like relatively quick meals, very little chit chat, and fresh fish, Sushi W on the Upper West Side is the spot for you.

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7.8

NYC Review

Genki Omakase

Don't let the drab strip mall vibes at this Greenwich Village spot fool you. The sushi at Genki Omakase is high quality, but you only have an hour to eat it.

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NYC Review

Mena

Mena is a candlelit Tribeca date night spot with a globally-inspired prix fixe menu.

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8.2

NYC Review

Nonna Dora's

Nonna Dora's is a restaurant in Kips Bay where the pasta is made fresh by the real-life Nonna Dora every morning.

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NYC Review

Takahachi

In a neighborhood full of high-end restaurants, Takahachi in Tribeca stands out as a casual spot with relatively affordable and good quality sushi.

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8.0

NYC Review

Eyval

Eyval is a chic Persian restaurant in Bushwick where you can eat stylish small plates like fava bean borani and potato tahdig.

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9.1

NYC Review

Teranga

Teranga is a casual African restaurant across from Central Park where you’re going to want to dine twice a week.

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9.1

NYC Review

Taqueria Ramirez

Taqueria Ramirez is a tiny CDMX-style spot in Greenpoint that makes some of the city’s best tacos (with suadero, tripa, and more).

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NYC Review

Extra Virgin

Extra Virgin in the West Village is an excellent date spot and is as consistent as they come.

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NYC Review

Bar Jamón

Bar Jamón is basically Casa Mono's waiting room. However, for that First/Early in the Game Date, where dinner feels too formal but you are also starving, Bar Jamón was designed for you.

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NYC Review

Cocoron

Cocoron serves up awesome soba on Kenmare Street.