Restaurants in New York

New York is much more than New York City, which is so culinarily roiling that it can be difficult to discern what dishes and dining experiences are unique to it, or at least at their very best in it. Beyond Gotham, New York State is a rich lode of clearly discernible regional specialties. Buffalo itself has several, well beyond its wings. These include roast beef sandwiches on kummelweck rolls (“beef on weck”), spectacular candy shop/ice cream parlors where everything is made from scratch, and a culture of yummy charcoal cooked hot dogs. Hot dogs are big throughout upstate, where they come as white hots (“porkers”) or red hots. Red hots are the basis of the legendary Garbage Plate of Rochester, and also are served under a sort of Bolognese sauce in and around Plattsburgh, where they are known, somewhat mysteriously, as Michigans. Other upstate foods worth a detour include grilled skewers of marinated meat around Binghamton, where salt potatoes are the right side dish; marinated charcoal cooked Cornell chicken in the Southern Tier; and creamy, spicy chicken riggies around Utica.

New York’s Most Famous Dishes

Crisp-edge, creamy-center French fries sprinkled with salt

French Fries

Pizza is crowded with meats, veggies, and feta cheese

Pizzas

Broad basket holds sauce-brushed chicken wings along with blue cheese dressing and celery sticks ... must-eat Buffalo honor roll

Wings

Mountainous sandwich holds pastrami, egg, French fries, cole slaw, and a tomato

Sandwiches

New York’s Best Restaurants

Quartered club sandwich features turkey, tomato, and lettuce, accompanied by a pickle spear and cole slaw
Roscoe Diner

ROSCOE, NY

Karen’s - Blueberry Pancakes
Karen’s

PAWLING, NY

Landi’s

NY

Skewered chunks of marinated grilled lamb resting on a piece of white bread
Sharkey’s

BINGHAMTON, NY

Bamonte’s - Linguine
Bamonte’s

NY

Blue Dolphin Ristorante - Ziti Blue Dolphin
Blue Dolphin Ristorante

KATONAH, NY

Murray’s Sturgeon Shop - Smoked Fish
Murray’s Sturgeon Shop

NEW YORK, NY

Anchor Bar - Wing
Anchor Bar

BUFFALO, NY

Faicco’s Pork Store - Sausage
Faicco’s Pork Store

NEW YORK, NY

Papaya King - Hot Dogs
Papaya King

NEW YORK, NY

John Thomas - Bone-In Sirloin
John Thomas

ITHACA, NY

Delaware Delicacies Smoke House - Shrimp
Delaware Delicacies Smoke House

HANCOCK, NY

Glenwood Pines - Pinesburger
Glenwood Pines

ITHACA, NY

Quickway Diner - Roast Beef
Quickway Diner

BLOOMINGBURG, NY

Moosewood Restaurant - Small Planet Burger
Moosewood Restaurant

ITHACA, NY

Hal’s Deli - Potato Pancakes
Hal’s Deli

ITHACA, NY

Gargiulo’s - Spaghetti Sorrentino
Gargiulo’s

NY

Nathan’s Famous - All-Beef Dogs
Nathan’s Famous

NY

Oyster Bar - Pan Roast
Oyster Bar

NEW YORK, NY

Florentine Pastry Shop - Coconut Cream Pustie
Florentine Pastry Shop

UTICA, NY

Voss’ Bar-B-Q - Ham BBQ Sandwich
Voss’ Bar-B-Q

YORKVILLE, NY

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