When you’re in Midtown and an overwhelming desire to eat Jamaican escovitch fish comes over you, check out Jasmine’s on West 46th Street. Other than the fish, this new Caribbean restaurant specializes in rum drinks (which are all $15), empanadas, and coconut shrimp. They’re currently offering both outdoor dining and takeout service.
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Glaze Teriyaki Grill
Glaze Teriyaki is a reliable and seemingly somewhat healthy option for cheap Midtown lunch. Midtown could use more of those.
Radiance Tea House
Radiance Tea House is a great little place to get some grub, drink a pot of tea, and maybe peruse a text about Buddhism. We find ourselves in here from time to time to do exactly that – except for the Buddhism part.
ViceVersa is an upscale Italian restaurant in Midtown with a nice backyard space and a bar where you might see someone drinking a martini at 3pm.
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Grandchamps Kitchen & Market
Grandchamps is a Haitian restaurant in Bed-Stuy where you’ll want to come after a long day and eat a plate of pork, rice, and beans.
LoLo’s Seafood Shack
At Lolo’s you can sit in a backyard in Harlem and drink a rum punch while you eat large quantities of crab, shrimp, or other types of seafood.
Bake & Things Restaurant
Bake & Things is a Caribbean spot in Flatbush serving curry crab and dumplings and bakes with saltfish.
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The Bun Hut
This casual spot on the LES serves curry goat roti, coconut shrimp bao, and plenty of other Caribbean dishes you want to order tonight.
KM1 is a casual Caribbean restaurant in the East Village with a menu of Dominican dishes and a nice outdoor seating area.
Koten’s is a Caribbean and American restaurant on Staten Island with a fantastic backyard, late night hours, and lots of drink specials.
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