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July 10, 2018
35 spots to pick up some food or sit down for a daytime meal.
July 1, 2019
Upper East Side
This small Italian cafe and restaurant on the Upper East Side is a low-key neighborhood spot for a plate of pasta and a glass of wine.
September 21, 2023
Chef Huang in Murray Hill serves elaborately presented Chinese dishes, including a Peking duck with super crispy skin.
June 5, 2023
Zawa offers high-quality fish on the Upper East Side that you'd pay a lot more for at fancier sushi restaurants.
March 20, 2023
From the Atomix team, this Korean fine dining restaurant at Rockefeller Center serves impressive-looking dishes, but none of them are that exciting.
November 28, 2022
This popular ramen chain from Japan is known for its "privacy booths." The Midtown location is a great place to get some alone time with a bowl of noodles.
November 23, 2022
This Midtown salumeria makes excellent Italian deli sandwiches, but their pastas are even better.
South Street Seaport
House of the Red Pearl is a Chinese-inspired place in the Tin Building by Jean-Georges. The decor is cheesy, but the duck with perfectly-crisped skin will inspire repeat visits.
October 13, 2022
Skikku is your best option if you want a relaxing break from all the people-dodging you’ll be doing at the Tin Building. The sushi is high-quality, and the rolls have interesting components.
Kosaka is a small, upscale sushi restaurant in the West Village that has one omakase in a tranquil setting.
August 22, 2022
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.
June 14, 2022
Villa Brazil is a buffet-style eatery and churrascaria with a rotating selection of meats and freshly baked desserts.
April 12, 2022
Punjabi Grocery & Deli is an NYC institution, like The Met or the Statue of Liberty, serving vegetarian curries and chaat on Houston Street.
January 14, 2022
Atoboy serves a $75 prix-fixe menu in Flatiron, and it's a wonderful place to casually nerd out over expertly-made Korean food.
Happy Stony Noodle is a Taiwanese restaurant in Elmhurst that makes excellent beef noodle soup.
Sushi Jin is a sushi spot on the UES, and it’s one of the best places to get a sub-$150 omakase in the East 80s.
Houseman is a neighborhood spot in a part of Soho where you'll see more cars than people. It's worth a visit—especially for the burger.
Lower East Side
Davelle is an all-day Japanese spot on the LES that’s unlike any other place in the city.
Hui is a great Sichuan restaurant on the Upper East Side with a little outdoor dining area too.
For a romantic night out at a fancy French restaurant, try Le Coucou in Soho.
Batata Pita Bar is an Israeli spot in Windsor Terrace with great sandwiches.
High Street on Hudson is a Philly import in the West Village that will happily make you a sandwich or a bowl of tripe. You should have both.
This is the first US location of a very popular Japanese chain, and they specialize in udon.
A Prospect Heights restaurant serving some of the most inventive, delicious food in New York City.
This underground bunker of a sushi restaurant in Tribeca would be a really good place to wait out an apocalypse. Or to eat excellent, expensive sushi.
Soogil serves creative Korean small plates in a low-key space in the East Village.