The Wild Son is the least Meatpacking place in the Meatpacking District. It isn’t big, glitzy, or especially expensive, and it isn’t the sort of place you go to pregame for the Le Bain. We see all of that as a very good thing. Stop by this little restaurant (by the people who opened the Wayland), if you’re in the neighborhood and you need a casual lunch, brunch, or dinner. Think stuff like buckwheat pancakes and egg sandwiches with ingredients like broccoli rabe and shishito peppers. They also do a very decent smoked trout sandwich with bacon.
More spots in Meatpacking DistrictSee more
The Biergarten at The Standard
The Standard Biergarten is a big indoor/outdoor drinking spot next to the High Line in Meatpacking.
Del Posto is an excellent special occasion restaurant, located in a big space in Chelsea. Think of it as a more upscale Babbo, or Daniel with pasta.
The Standard Grill
If you want both high-quality people watching and food in Meatpacking, go to The Standard Grill.
More American spotsSee more
Restaurant rotisserie chicken that we don't mind paying up for? It exists, in Hell's Kitchen of all places. Get Poulette in your Midtown lunch rotation.
Pies ‘n’ Thighs
The new Pies ‘n’ Thighs has opened its doors, and Williamsburg’s most influential hipsters are rejoicing. This new, larger location is still turning out amazing fried chicken and comfort food classics.
Ponyboy is a restaurant/bar in Greenpoint, and it’s where you go when it’s after 10pm and you’re looking for a place to dance.
Suggested by our writers
Two Hands Restaurant & Bar
The Tribeca outpost of Two Hands is a full-blown restaurant that’s open through dinner, and serves alcohol. It’s a useful all-day neighborhood spot.
Filter and browse restaurants near you
Text us for personalized recommendationsLearn more