Restaurants in New York
This Neapolitan pizza joint holds its own against more well known venues like Roberta's and Franny's. The crisp, perfectly charred wood-fired pies are finished with toppings such as artichoke and smoked pancetta; or anchovy, olives, and capers.
Opened by a former pastry chef, Melt Bakery elevates the simple ice cream sandwich into a decadent treat. Fresh ice cream and cookies are made daily in winning combinations like red velvet with cream cheese ice cream.
Skip DUMBO's touristy restaurants and head to Gran Eléctrica for some of Brooklyn's best margaritas and Mexican food. Inside, custom wallpaper creates a hip design vibe, while the patio provides the best seat in the house on warm summer nights.
The team behind Williamsburg’s Marlow & Sons have struck gold again at this whitewashed neighborhood spot with big ambitions. Every item on the tightly focused, loosely Italian menu is made up entirely of ingredients sourced from small local farms.
It takes patience (and commitment) to get a table at this maddeningly popular pizza place on an otherwise unremarkable stretch of Fulton Street, but the wait is worth every second.
You can get this bakery’s oversized yeast doughnuts, topped with everything from passion fruit cream to chocolate and salted caramel, at dozens of coffee shops and markets throughout the city.
This solar-powered restaurant does things a little differently: Cuban and Mexican food is ordered at a counter, and taken to picnic tables in an open patio strung up with lights and brightly colored umbrellas.
The original No. 7 outpost in Fort Greene has been overshadowed by the brand's sandwich shop in the Ace Hotel, but this more spacious dining room still serves up the classics—like broccoli tacos—that ultimately made No. 7 so famous.
Tucked into a restored, turn-of-the-century pharmacy that retains its original signage, this moody little spot serves exceptional Tuscan food. Go for super affordable pastas, great wines by the glass, and what might be the neighborhood's best aperol spritz.
One of Brooklyn's preeminent pizza spots (and trust us, there's plenty of competition), Speedy Romeo received a lot of initial buzz when chef and owner Justin Bazdarich invited a group of big-name New York City chefs to design customized pies.
Run by an alum of Gramercy Tavern and Blue Hill at Stone Barns, this atmospheric Clinton Hill restaurant boasts a tightly curated menu of small plates and bigger entrees that vastly eclipse the average neighborhood boîte in terms of both ambition and execution.
The restaurant that put Fort Greene on the map, this immensely popular neighborhood spot turns out excellent fried chicken, burgers, and other comfort foods that range from chicken liver pâté and cold-poached salmon to potato latkes and stone-ground cheddar grits.
At Kin Shop, former Top Chef contestant Harold Dieterle creates delicious Thai-inspired dishes (masaman curry, crispy pork and oyster salad, grilled prawns with black pepper sauce).
This Queens institution puts all other Italian ices to shame.