The Upper West Side location of the incredibly popular downtown Chinese restaurant, Han Dynasty specializes in Sichuan food – the dan dan noodles are famous for good reason. This is your best bet at mouth-numbing spicy food in the area, and is a very good option for affordable eating around here.
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Barney Greengrass is the definition of a Classic NYC Establishment. What’s not to love about a 100-year-old tradition of sturgeon scrambled eggs and a H&H bagel with lox, cream cheese and tomato?
Jacobs Pickles is great if you need a spot for drinks or an Upper West Side dinner meetup with someone you know will embrace the heavy bar food. But it’s not a restaurant with traveling for.
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Birds Of A Feather
Birds of a Feather is a Chinese spot in Williamsburg that’s great for small groups. Stop by with some friends and share a few mouth-numbing things.
General Deb’s is a Sichuan restaurant in Bushwick that’s great for a casual date or group dinner in the neighborhood.
Hao Noodle & Tea
A Chinese restaurant in the West Village with awesome food but frequently very confused service.
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A Philadelphia import with a big following has now arrived in the East Village. Overlook the dumpy interior and shoddy service and put your face into a bowl of Dan Dan Noodles.
Playa Betty’s is a fun place to drink margaritas with a big group on the Upper West Side.
Elea is a big Greek restaurant on the Upper West Side that’s perfect for when you want to eat some lamb chops and feel like you’re downtown.
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