First thing about eating out in New York, as americans are used to it, make a reservation.
I know it’s a bit hard when you are traveling, but if you have a restaurant in mind, make it. Even if its 30 minutes earlier. A website that american restaurants use a lot is Open Table.
Little door in the this empty street: you might walk by and not notice.
The best pizza in New York, hands down. They have a beer garden and a wood oven, something not that common in New York and US in general.
Try to go on a week day, otherwise there might be a wait. No worries, wait having a beer at the garden.
how much: pizzas from $11
:: 261 Moore St, Brooklyn
One of my favorites for brunch, although crowded. Be sure to try the french toast.
Enjoy a walk around the neighborhood afterwards, near the Friends building.
how much: omelete around $15, french toast $14.
:: 259 West 4th Street
WHOLE FOODS MARKET
It is actually a supermarket, manly organic and locally produced, that’s their philosophy.
The have heathy and good options all day long: there is always a fresh sushi (with too much rice, but ok) and a lot options at the buffet: vegetarian meals, fish, chicken, vegan, meat.
In the Columbus Circle one there is a Brewery. It’s worth to make your lunch box and eat there, so no lines and a delicious beer.
America restaurant. For appetizer get the chips with the cheese sauce. For main course I love the shrimp and the meatball pasta.
how much: $15 to $25 main dish at lunch time
:: 55 3rd Ave | 956 2nd Ave | 1900 Broadway
Greek family restaurant, really tiny and really good.
how much: $19 to $24 for main dish at dinner. Cheaper options at lunch time.
::105 Thompson Street., Soho, NYC
Little french bistro with great food and honest prices. At the winter time is cozy and has a great garden for the warmer days.
how much: $15 to $24 main dish
:: 530 Driggs Ave Brooklyn, NY 11211
One of my favorite mexican restaurants, as well as of my mexican friends. The ceviche is amazing.
how much: tacos from $3.50
::106 Kenmare St (at Lafayette St)
THE LOBSTER PLACE
There are many places you can got at Chelsea Market and have a great meal, I already wrote some tips here. But the lobster roll from the Chelsea Market is a must. Really fresh seafood AND sushi options.
how much: $11 to $30 for the meal
:: 75 9th Ave | Chelsea Market
For a coffee or snack.
Good food, light and fairly priced and it’s a cute place.
how much: de $10 to $13 for a sandwich
:: 63 Delancey St
For a busy brunch in Brooklyn.
how much: main course $10 to $15
:: 135 North 5th St
Mexican restaurant with good price at 9th Av.
how much: main course $10 to $17
::824 9th Ave (at 54th St.)
The Italian market from the chef Mario Batali. An incredible selection of products, and it has different food courts: the pasta, fish, meat … all there is freshest and highest quality ingredients you may find in New York.
how much: pastas from $16
:: 200 5th Ave, entre 23rd e 24th St
SHAKE AND SHAK
It is one of new yorkers’ favorites, but I do not quite understand why… They have an ok veggie burguer, angus burguer, hot dogs, options without gluten- and a treat for your dog – in many locations of the city. Since everyone talks about this place, here it is!
how much: $9 for a hamburguer
:: 23rd St Madison Ave é a principal | see other locations here
ONCE UPON A TART
Come in for a coffee. I doubt you will leave without eating anything (and happier).
how much: $11 to $30
:: 135 Sullivan St
Delight for a bite and a beer, they serve little options to share. The place is very cute, but bit expensive.
how much: $31 to $60
::53 W 19th St (at 6th Ave.)
ARTICHOKE BASILLE’S PIZZA
The best pizza by the slice and salvation in the middle of the night, since from Thursday to Saturday open until 5:00 am! If its downtown and you are drunk, even better !!
You have to have the artichoke pizza!
how much: $4.50 for a slice
:: 328 E 14th St
Famous for its grilled corn mexican style ($ 4), make sure to try. It has great options for vegetarians.
how much: $10 to $15 main course.
:: 17 Prince St
Known as one of the best pizzas in New York, not for me. As a brazilian from São Paulo, we love a good pizza, italian like. Just got to Roberta’s!
how much: large pizza $22.50
:: 32 Spring St
DEAN & DELUCA
For a coffee or a snack. Lots of healthy options.
:: 560 Broadway | 11 W 48th St | 620 8th Ave
Japanese Buffet, good and huge!
how much: $30 to $60 for the meal
::6 E 32nd St (btwn Madison & 5th Ave)
Japanese restaurant from one of the finest Chefs, Nobu Matsuhisa.
how much: $20 to $40 main course
:: 105 Hudson St
PARK AVENUE WINTER | SUMMER | SPRING | AUTUNM
Its changes everything as the season changes: from the decor, to the menu and the name.
how much: $29 to $42 main course
:: 100 E 63rd St
SMITH AND MILLS
No name by the door, cozy and small. Great sea food options, if there are oysters, have some. They are really fresh, coming from Maine.
how much: from $15 to $25 dinner main course.
:: 71 North Moore Street
Vegan restaurant in New York, highly recommended.
how much: $20 to $29 main course
:: 154 E 79th St
From the same owners od Candle 79, also considered on of the best vegetarian restaurants in New York. They are in two different locations.
how much: $14 a $22 pelo prato principal
:: 1307 3rd Avenue between 74th & 75th St | 2427 Broadway between 89th and 90th St
Great little restaurant, know for it’s brunch.
how much: $11 to $30
:: 42 Grove St
THE CITY BAKERY
A real bakery. They have a fresh buffet for lunch and many artesanal products. Make sure to try the hot chocolate, is considered one of the new york bests.
:: 3 W 18th St (btwn 5th & 6th Ave)
New York’s favorite tea house. A good place to warm up and eat a treat. It has 3 locations, Chapter 3 is the brunch one.
how much: $12 to 17 on a brunch option.
:: CHAPTER 1 at 102 West 73rd St | CHAPTER 2 at 156 East 64th St | CHAPTER 3 at 220 East 81st St
THE BIG GAY ICE CREAM TRUCK
If you run by the traditional little truck, stop for one of the most popular ice creams in New York. If you do not come across it, go to one of the shops, there are two locations. The motto is to make ice cream for adults: wassabi, pepper. If you do not want to go crazy, they also have traditional ones, just go.
how much: $7
:: 61 Grove St | 125 East 7th St
EILEEN’S SPECIAL CHEESECAKE
It has the reputation of the best cheesecake in New York, and it is. They make a new cheesecake flavor every year, I think there are 38˚ so far.
how much: $ 3.50 on average for the mini cheesecake
:: 17 Cleveland Pl (at Kenmare St)
BAKED BY MELISSA
The only cupcakes I like, they are tiny and moist! And million options, including gluten free and organic ones.
how much: $ 3 for 3 mini cupcakes.
::7 E 14th St at University Pl | e outras várias.
Restaurant and paninoteca. The service is great and the cappuccino a delight.
how much: $11 to $30
:: 25 E 73rd St (Madison Ave)
and big chains
Try the food trucks. There are many rennomaded chefs that own food trucks in New York.
Believe little restaurants!
Chains restaurants have always mean great disappointments, I really don’t get why people would go to Red Lobster instead of having a fresh lobster sandwich at the Chelsea Market.
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