Eating—and eating well—is a cultural obsession in New York, where the city’s best restaurants range from temples to tasting menus to casual, jovial, ... Read More
Eating—and eating well—is a cultural obsession in New York, where the city’s best restaurants range from temples to tasting menus to casual, jovial, family-style spots.
The only problem is choosing among them. (One could easily spend an entire visit to NYC eating and never get bored—and in fact there are many food-focused travellers who plan their trips around hard-to-get dinner reservations.) Restaurants in New York offer the perfect meal for every craving: you can slurp ramen at Momofuku, feast on smoked meat sandwiches and Montreal-inspired poutine at Mile End Deli, order authentic (and affordable) Chinese food at Szechuan Gourmet, lap up bagels and lox at Russ & Daughters, taste the freshest sushi at Sushi Yasaka, dive into a bowl of ramen at Ippudo, or just enjoy a New York slice at Emily, a terrific little pizza joint in Brooklyn. (Not to mention all of the innovative cocktails and craft beers to be sampled at the city’s many wine bars, cocktail lounges, and microbreweries.)
And, of course, New York also offers some of the most extraordinary fine dining in the world. From iconic, pioneering spots like Le Bernardin and Del Posto to lauded recent additions like NoMad or Gabriel Kreuther, the city’s best restaurants help set the standard for the rest of the country.
But with so many options, simply deciding where to eat can be a challenge. (After all, when visiting a city with food as good as New York’s, no one wants to waste a meal.) To help you narrow down the choices, the T+L New York City restaurant guide offers editor-vetted recommendations for all your culinary quandaries, from the best wine bar in midtown, to where to find upscale Korean food in Hell’s Kitchen and unpretentious farm-to-table fare in Tribeca.