New York City

Restaurants in New York City

The Big Apple has become a barbecue battleground lately, but our award for the smokiest, juiciest cue goes to this big raucous space that seems to have been airlifted from Texas, lock, stock, and smokehouse.

Situated in the West Village, this family-owned Italian eatery uses recipes passed down for generations and produce from local farms to create fresh, authentic dishes.

Inspired by traditional Japanese izakayas (after-work drinking establishments), this Midtown East restaurant specializes in fresh sashimi as well as robata-style cooking on a charcoal grill.

This inviting Chelsea eatery, owned by Marc Meyer, Chris Paraskevaides, and Vicki Freeman, serves a menu of American- and Mediterranean-influenced comfort food. The dishes are reflective of chef Meyer’s appreciation of sustainable ingredients, local produce, and humanely-raised meats.

Flor de Mayo, on the Upper West Side, serves Chinese, Spanish and Peruvian cuisine from noon to midnight daily and enjoys a good reputation for its portion sizes and value. The pollo a la brasa, Peruvian rotisserie chicken, is a signature dish.

Tucked inside the iconic Plaza Hotel, Vienna’s legendary tea, coffee, and candy emporium has a classic selection of desserts like Sacher torte and Wiener Apfelstrudel studded with walnuts.

Surrounded by the high-end boutiques and galleries of Orchard Street, this tiny restaurant is housed in a turn-of-the-century tenement building on the Lower East Side.

Easy to miss, this unassuming West Village restaurant is located inside an unmarked, 100-year-old brownstone. After entering through the dimly lit basement, diners step upstairs to the intimate, candle-lit dining room that feels reminiscent of a dinner party.

Installed in a small, sunny storefront in East Harlem, Il Caffe Latte is a tidy, red-brick neighborhood café serving breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

Jack's Luxury Oyster Bar in the East Village gives a nod to New England with its knotty-pine bar, red and white checked walls, seascape paintings, and antique cupboard.