If you're a first time visitor to Union Square, 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 near Union Square.
Here are some of the most recommended restaurants near Union Square.
Here's what Trippy members had to say about restaurants:
"A few recommends from this New Yorker: Urbanspace Vanderbilt, Eataly, Coffee Shop, Sant Ambroeus, Balthazar Restaurant, Félix & L'Express." See More
"And, just off 14th Street, The Coffee Shop mixes diner staples with Brazilian cuisine, like feijoada and pao de queijo." See More
"Smalls Jazz Club, Terra blues (more for blues obviously but still a great place) & Cafe Carlyle on Monday nights (Bemelmans Bar for nightly jazz and general incredible scenery) & Metropolis (downstairs from Blue Water Grill)." See More
"And 15 East Restaurant has also been my favorite for years." See More
"For indulgent meals how about one of these: Gramercy Tavern (in the dining room), BLUE HILL, Eleven Madison Park Restaurant, Marea, Union Square Cafe-all have excellent food and service." See More
"Republic in Union Square is great for Asian fusion and is a terrific spot to stop at if you are doing some shopping / site-seeing in the area." See More
"And The Burger Joint (also hidden it's a simple burger place with a very basic menu but it's fun to see the crazy place - lots of people, writing on the walls, etc - behind a curtain in a swanky hotel" 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
"In the Flatiron District, I'd go with either Haru, OOTOYA Chelsea or Azuki Japanese Restaurant" See More
"I won't name all the good bars, but a few of my favorites are McSorley's Old Ale House, Little Town NYC, Death and Company, The Fat Black Pussycat, Fat Cat and Kenka." See More
"If you haven't been in previous visits, definitely go to: Shuko for an amazing omakase or kaiseki." See More
"Pure Thai Cookhouse: Pork Dry Noodles Num Pang Sandwich Shop: Pork Belly Sandwich Guelaguetza: Taco Guelaguetza (Rice, Egg, Potato Cake," See More
"For great Mexican fare in the area I would suggest Hell's Kitchen (a small spot with terrific fare) and Toloache, and for great Mexican outside of midtown I would suggest Rosa Mexicano Union Square (any of them!" See More
"The House It’s one of my favorite restaurants in the city and it’s great for people watching." See More
"As for restaurants, again so many, but I take clients and send people to ABC Cocina and ABC Kitchen (two different Jean-Georges Vongrichten places) within ABC Home (a great home store) and it wows everyone." See More
This page is just a starting point, to really get personalized advice from locals and experienced travelers, post a question on Trippy! You can start by browsing the questions other people have asked about Union Square.
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