Restaurants in New York, NY

What is the true taste of New York City? You can eat the cuisines of the world (especially in the boroughs), and if a food or a chef is trendy, you will find that here for sure; but what are the dining experiences that are nowhere better, meals in which the flavor is all about New York? Certainly you want a great pastrami sandwich, smoked fish, and lox and bagels in a vintage deli. The primest of prime steak in a clubby steak house (at the primest prices) remains a pinnacle of New York excellence. But a true taste of the city isn’t necessarily a wallet-busting experience. “Dirty water dogs” and all-beef kosher dogs sold from street carts and at delis are a no-utensil delight. Pizza by the slice or by the whole pie from a coal-fired oven is an essential taste of the city, as is a meal in an old-fashioned coffee shop. As for noshing between meals, note that the world’s most wonderful cookies are made and sold at the shoebox-sized Levain Bakery.

New York’s Most Famous Dishes

Pizza is crowded with meats, veggies, and feta cheese

Pizzas

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

French Fries

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

Sandwiches

Seafood platter is loaded with fried shrimp, scallops, oysters, flounder, plus deviled crab and hushpuppies

Seafood

New York’s Best Restaurants

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

NEW YORK, NY

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

NEW YORK, NY

Papaya King - Hot Dogs
Papaya King

NEW YORK, NY

Oyster Bar - Pan Roast
Oyster Bar

NEW YORK, NY

Eisenberg’s Sandwich Shop - Salami and Eggs
Eisenberg’s Sandwich Shop

NEW YORK, NY

Carnegie Deli

NEW YORK, NY

Moshe’s Falafel

NEW YORK, NY

Patsy’s Pizzeria
Patsy’s Pizzeria

NEW YORK, NY

Dinosaur Bar-B-Que

NEW YORK, NY

Manganaro’s HeroBoy

NEW YORK, NY

Pearl Oyster Bar

NEW YORK, NY

Lombardi’s

NEW YORK, NY

Adrienne’s Pizzabar

NEW YORK, NY

Les Halles

NEW YORK, NY

Junior’s

NEW YORK, NY

bite

NEW YORK, NY

Blue 9 Burger

NEW YORK, NY

Grandaisy Bakery

NEW YORK, NY

Garrett Popcorn Shop

NEW YORK, NY

Joe’s Pizza

NEW YORK, NY

Island Burgers and Shakes

NEW YORK, NY

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