Best Restaurants in NYC

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Where to eat in New York? Here are some of the best restaurants to try out in New York.

Many of the typical restaurant review sites leave you with too much information and too many options. We keep the list short, so find a great spot here and enjoy!

In no particular order, here are some great restaurant spots you should check out.

1. Win Son

Noisy, fun and friendly. This lively restaurant at the corner of East Williamsburg offers up some exciting dishes like fried eggplant, “fly’s head” and sloppy bao. If you like the food, Win Son has also shared some of their favorite recipes with you to try at home.


Win Son, one of the best restaurants in New York
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2. Hometown Bar B Que

What everyone travels to New York is for some good Texas Barbecue. Ok … maybe not, but this barbecue is for real. Billy Durney started making barbecue for friends in his backyard, and his hobby grew into a profession.

Counter-only service, so expect to wait in line, especially if you show up on a night with live music. The Ikea water taxi leaves from Pier 11 in the financial district and drop you off two blocks from the restaurant.


Hometown Bar B Que, one of the best restaurants in New York
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3. Lilia

This repurposed auto body shop serves up some serious Italian cuisine. This Williamsburg spot serves up good vibes and fun pasta creations. Standouts include veal steak, the cacio e pepe fritters, and the mafaldine pasta.


Lilia, one of the best restaurants in New York
Source: Lilia

4. Momofuku

We couldn’t pick just one of David Chang’s Momofuku concepts, so we thought we would let you decide. Momofuku Ssam Bar opened in the East Village in 2006 and incorporates flavors from across the world. Momofuku ko features a tasting menu.


Momofuku, one of the best restaurants in New York
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5. Olmsted

Fresh ingredients from the backyard (literally the restaurant’s backyard serves ingredients and a nice place to wait for a table) Chef Greg Baxtrom brings his resume to Brooklyn at a reasonable prices.

Even though reservations are available, try Monday nights where only walk-ins are welcome. Weekend brunch a new addition that needs checking out.


Olmsted, one of the best restaurants in New York
Source: Olmsted

6. Roberta’s Pizza

We always tread lightly when we recommend a pizza place, especially in a spot like NYC. What started out as a pizza place has turned into a go-to Brooklyn eatery.


Roberta's Pizza, one of the best restaurants in New York
Source: Roberta’s Pizza

7. Superiority Burger

Yes, they proclaim their burger is superior. Maybe we believe them. This veggie burger (yes, veggie) make you seriously consider whether you need the meat. Namesake burger is a proprietary blend of quinoa. Give it a shot. Most entrees are under $6, so what do you have to lose?


Superiority Burger one of the best restaurants in New York
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8.Via Carota

Try out this TuscaVian restaurant in the West Village. The vibe feels like you are living in an Italian countryside home. Don’t be afraid of the specials. It is hard to lose when going with the nightly picks. Honey braised tripe and silky cacio e pepe are fan favorites. Outdoor seating is tight, so waits will get long when the weather is good.


Via Carota, one of the best restaurants in New York
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