Long before they made competitive eating a televised sport, Nathan’s Famous had this spot in Coney Island. It’s been in this location for over 100 years, serving all-beef hot dogs at a big counter-service space a block off the boardwalk. We’re not crazy enough to tell you how you should eat your hot dogs, but we will say that you should probably pair whatever you get with a cold beer and sit at the picnic tables outside. The lines can get really long, so consider checking out their less crowded outposts in Luna Park and on the boardwalk.
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Feltman’s Of Coney Island
The founder of Feltman’s allegedly invented the hot dog, and this Coney Island spot still makes some of the best hot dogs around.
Paul’s Daughter is a counter-service spot on the boardwalk in Coney Island that has everything from lobster rolls to soft serve.
Totonno Pizzeria Napolitana
Legendary thin crust pizza that you should make the trip to Coney Island for.
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Chef’s Table At Brooklyn Fare
Chef’s Table At Brooklyn Fare in Hell’s Kitchen serves a tasting menu that’s unlike anything else you’ll eat in NYC.
Cervo’s is a little place on the LES where you can bring a date and share some seafood-centric small plates, or just sit at the bar and grab a drink.
Pearl Oyster Bar
Almost everything on Pearl Oyster Bar menu is fantastic, but what really keeps us coming back though is the fried oyster sandwich.
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Bamonte’s is a red-sauce Italian spot that’s been open in Williamsburg since 1900, and things here don’t seem to have changed much since then.
Alidoro is a tiny shop in Soho where you can choose from about 40 different Italian sandwiches.
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