Mercato is a popular and simple Italian restaurant in the lower part of Hell’s Kitchen, also known as the part you really don’t want to be hungry in. Is it the best Italian restaurant in NYC? No, but it’s definitely the best you’re going to do for a civilized meal this close to the world’s most disgusting bus station.
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For a good beer in Hell’s Kitchen, go to As Is. They have a great selection, as well as some cocktails and natural wine.
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Rice ‘n’ Beans is a very casual Brazilian spot in Hell’s Kitchen that serves some of the best feijoada in NYC.
This location of Seamore’s in Gotham West Market in Hell’s Kitchen is best for a quick lunch or drinks at the bar during Happy Hour.
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The Marshal is a perfect neighborhood restaurant in Hell's Kitchen with dedicated regulars and an appreciation for New York.
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