New York City

Restaurants in New York City

Fans of Law & Order will recognize the squat brick building and neon-yellow sign of Hector's Cafe and Diner in the Meatpacking District.

So hefty it comes in a 5-inch-thick binder, the wine list at this modern restaurant in the Flatiron Building is among the biggest in the city.

Owned by a family of Greek food importers, Thalassa in Tribeca predictably offers high quality Greek cuisine, from fresh seafood to an impressive list of Greek wines. Next to the curved bar of Thasosian marble is the ice case of the daily seafood selections, such as the sea bream and rouget.

This small Flatiron trattoria is one of just two New York pizzerias serving authentic Neapolitan pies certified by the Associazione Vera Pizza Napoletana (True Neapolitan Pizza Association).

What began as a speakeasy in Midtown during Prohibition has become one of the most historically significant dining destinations in the country. The three restaurants and ten private rooms serving fine American cuisine have seated every president from Eisenhower to Bush Jr.

Styling itself as the "home of Cuban cuisine" in New York, Margon is a neighborhood favorite for its authentic fare and unpretentious atmosphere.

Located across the East River from Manhattan, this Mexican restaurant is known for its rooftop terrace with views of the Statue of Liberty, Governor’s Island, and the Manhattan skyline.

Nearly a decade old, this East Village restaurant is the brainchild of Brian Shebairo and Chris Antista (whose first name sounds like "Crif" when pronounced with a smoked, deep-fried, beef-and-pork wiener in one's mouth—which is how the true Crif dog comes).

Umberto Assante founded Da Umberto in 1987, and the restaurant is now run by his son Vittorio Assante, who is committed to maintain his father’s legacy, combining “tradition with innovation.” At Da Umberto, you’ll be served authentic Italian food like raviolaci, pasta stuffed with mushrooms and t

"It's a temple of chicken in midtown Manhattan, the real deal and a long-time chefs' favorite. Head up the stairs and give them your name and telephone number-then have a drink next door at the karaoke joint until they call you.

BLT Steak is celebrity chef Laurent Tourondel’s eponymous Midtown East venue (the name stands for Bistro Laurent Touronde). With its ebonized tables, zinc bar, and neutral suede banquettes, it’s Tourondel’s reinvention of the steakhouse as a chic dining destination.

Critics had their doubts that New Yorkers would go for a kaiseki restaurant, a highly ritualized form of traditional Japanese cuisine rooted in ancient Kyoto monasteries.