Gai is a tiny counter-service spot in Midtown East that only a few things on the menu (all of which involve chicken). The signature item here is Hainese-style steamed chicken, but you can also get your chicken fried - and all the dishes come with some rice, vegetables, and a tiny bowl of mildly spicy (and incredibly good) radish soup. This is a great spot for a quick takeout lunch, and you can order directly from an iPad if you don’t feel like talking to anyone.
Where we've featured it
More spots in MidtownSee more
Beyond Sushi is a casual vegetarian sushi place that’s better than you expect. You might even temporarily forget about fish.
The Shakespeare @ The William
If you’re looking for an English pub in Midtown, The Shakespeare is quite possibly the nicest. Stop by for happy hour.
The Roof At Viceroy Central Park
Predictably, The Roof at Viceroy Central Park has a great view of Central Park. Bring some out-of-towners, or grab a drink here after work.
More Thai spotsSee more
Wayla is a fun spot on the Lower East Side, and it’s on our shortlist for best Thai food in NYC.
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.
Suggested by our writers
With a reasonably priced menu, welcoming staff, and sleek decor, we’re surprised to find such a perfect Australian coffee shop in Midtown East.
Bluestone Lane Coffee
The Upper East Side location of Bluestone Lane is in a very pretty old church. It’s a nice place for a quick coffee or a slower brunch.
Frangos Peri Peri
Frangos is a Portuguese counter-service spot in the East Village that’s all about peri peri sauce.
Filter and browse restaurants near you
Text us for personalized recommendationsLearn more