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Popular Restaurants in New York City

If you're a first time visitor to New York City, you might prefer a more touristy area, but if you're a solo traveler, a smaller local eatery could be more interesting. Some areas have lots of things to do within walking distance, but the restaurants may be more expensive. To give you a starting point for your trip research, we looked at what people say about restaurants in New York City.

What are some good restaurants in New York City?

Here are some of the most recommended restaurants in New York City.

Katz's Delicatessen
205 E Houston St New York, NY

(212) 254-2246
Shake Shack
11 Madison Ave New York, NY

(212) 889-6600
Lombardi's Pizza
32 Spring St New York, NY

(212) 941-7994
Balthazar Restaurant
80 Spring St New York, NY

(212) 965-1785
200 5th Ave New York, NY

(646) 398-5100
Gramercy Tavern
42 E 20th St New York, NY

(212) 477-0777
Le Bernardin
155 W 51st St New York, NY

(212) 554-1515
Eleven Madison Park Restaurant
11 Madison Avenue New York, NY

(212) 889-0905
355 West 46th Street New York, NY

(212) 397-7597
The Spotted Pig
314 West 11th Street New York, NY

(212) 620-0393
ABC Kitchen
35 East 18th Street New York, NY

(212) 475-5829
Per Se
10 Columbus Circle # 6-REST New York, NY

(212) 823-9335
Beauty & Essex
146 Essex Street New York, NY

(212) 614-0146
110 Waverly Pl New York, NY

(212) 777-0303


Here's what Trippy members had to say about restaurants:

"Finally, if you're in that section of lower Manhattan, you'll be close to Katz's Delicatessen (on the corner of Houston and Ludlow)."  See More

"There are many options, and it is always a pleasure to grab a beer at an The Irish Pub, drink a glass of wine at a fancy restaurant like The Modern or a simple but delicious hamburger of Shake Shack."  See More

"A few excellent options for restaurants in my opinion The Spotted Pig, Shake Shack, Au Bon Pain, Serafina Meatpacking, Le Pain Quotidien, Le Pain Quotidien,"  See More

"com/macys-thanksgiving-day-parade-1613652 A lot of places do Price_fixe - - these restaurants range from $55-$65 pice fixe - Balthazar Restaurant Freeman Alley Bubby's High Line But you need to make reservations in advance Then places like Sant Ambroeus have a la carte"  See More

"Of course all the parks are worth a visit - Central Park, Bryant Park (also close to the New York Public Library - Mid-Manhattan Library and Grand Central Terminal), Washington Square Park, Madison Square Park (there's a Shake Shak in MSP and Eataly is right across the street)."  See More

"Fancy, classic NYC options I can suggest down there are Gotham Bar & Grill, Gramercy Tavern, and Bouley."  See More

"Here are a few more: Le Bernardin, a French restaurant on 51st Street (3-minute walk) Del Frisco's Grille at Rockefeller Center NBC (NY) Employees FCU(5-minute walk) China Grill, an Asian fusion restaurant on 53rd Street (5-minute walk) Joe's Shanghai , a Shanghainese restaurant on 56th Street (10-minute walk) Rock Center Cafe at Rockefeller Center (windows look out to the Rockefeller ice skating rink) Also, try The Halal Guys, the famous food cart along 53rd Street, in front of the MOMA Museum."  See More

"Most memorable meal I've ever had was at Eleven Madison Park Restaurant ."  See More

"With that said, with the question specific to the area, I 4th the recommendation for Lidia Bastianich's Becco because the food is reliable, not too expensive, and celebrity chef's make for a great story when you go home :) But."  See More

"ABC Kitchen, Eataly, Gramercy Tavern, Craft, Smith & Wollensky, The Spotted Pig, Maialino, The Irish Pub, Maison, Fresh & Co, Shake Shack, Grimaldi's and Le Pain Quotidien."  See More

"Or, do a trip out to Blue Hill At Stone Barns If you want views, Per Se but be prepared to pay a lot"  See More

"Beauty & Essex is a great place to visit, they have an amazing brunch with red velvet pancakes."  See More

"Babbo, Lupa."  See More

Where can I find out more about New York City?

This page is just a starting point, to really get personalized advice from New York City locals and experienced travelers, post a question on Trippy! You can start by browsing the questions other people have asked about New York City.

If you've changed your mind and decided to go somewhere else, go to the main page and explore where to stay in any city.

Don't forget to check what most people recommend is the ideal length of time to visit. Read more about how many days in New York City to stay.

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