Briciola is owned by the same people behind Aria and Cotenna, and they all feel pretty much like the same nice-but-normal Italian wine bar. Briciola is pretty small, and usually crowded with people on dates or having obligatory catch-up drinks. They have a huge list of inexpensive pastas (all $14), small plates, and a weekday lunch special where you get a glass of house wine and a plate of pasta for $18, if you work in the area at the kind of place where sobriety is somewhat optional on a Friday afternoon.
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Casellula is a nice little wine and cheese bar in Midtown West, perfect for a pre-theater meal.
Ivan Ramen Slurp Shop
Gotham West Market is one of the better food situations in Hell's Kitchen, and Slurp Shop is the best part of Gotham West Market.
Taboon is one of the best restaurants in Hell's Kitchen, especially if you get down on Middle Eastern food. But also even if you don't.
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Da Umberto is a classic old-school Italian joint, but without some of the shtick found in other Little Italy joints.
Pietro’s is an old-school Italian restaurant in Midtown East that’s been around since 1932.
Eataly: La Birreria
We didn't see it coming, but we actually really dig the beer garden on the roof of Eataly. You’ll be hard pressed to find one with a larger variety of good things to eat, and the crowd is much more pleasant up here than in the tourist packed insanity that exists underneath it.
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Four years after our first review, Danji is still the restaurant we recommend most in the Midtown/Times Square area.
The Marshal is a perfect neighborhood restaurant in Hell's Kitchen with dedicated regulars and an appreciation for New York.
There are plenty of spots to grab amazing ramen in New York. While Tabata isn’t the best, it’s a great Midtown option. Tabata is nothing fancy, just a straight up soup shop without any bells and whistles.
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