Where to Eat in NYC

May 15, 2015
NYC Foodie ExperienceFood tours are one popular way to find the best-hidden restaurants in NYC – but how do you find the best food tour in New York City? Entering for a chance to win a gourmet getaway weekend is one way to start! One lucky person and their +1 of choice will get $1,000 plus a private dinner prepared by Bon Appétit’s Executive Chef in the new BA Kitchen. 

Since not everyone will be able to enjoy this getaway, we have also put together a list of restaurants you should go to the next time you’re in New York City.  First ask yourself the following foodie questions: 

Are you a daring and adventurous foodie who can’t wait to try the newest culinary trends? Do you splurge a little more than you should on gourmet treats a little too often? Do you love experiencing food in a new & exciting way in different geographical locations? If you answered yes to any of those questions – we guarantee this guide on places to eat in NYC is sure to be aligned with your foodie interests!

Agave: 140 7th Ave S, New York, NY 10014

What makes it a foodie’s dream eatery? Bottomless Brunch is among one of the top reasons to eat here. However, $2 happy hour tacos and empanadas are also a big hit. Want more than just food? Visit their world-class tequila tasting room that separates you from the loud crowd and allows you to control the ambiance as you can connect your phone to the sound system. 

What do you NEED to eat? Try the chorizo fondue and the braised short ribs in mole Colorado sauce. Of course you should also pair your meal with one of the 83 tequila choices offered. Consider trying a flight of tequila! 

Do you need a reservation? 
Reservations are recommended, especially for brunch. 

River Park: 450 E 29th St. New York, NY 10016

What makes it a foodie’s dream eatery? Love locally sourced foods and sustainable farming? River Park has its own urban farm that provides fresh produce for restaurant. The setting is mysterious and luxurious – offering breathtaking views from the rooftop eatery.  

What do you NEED to eat? The menu changes with the seasons but critics recommend trying Berkshire Pork Chops and River Park’s unique take on the Manhattan cocktail. 

Do you need a reservation? 
If you would like a certain table or view, make a reservation.

ABC Kitchen: 35 E. 18th St., New York, NY 10003

What makes it a foodie’s dream eatery? Chef Jean-Georges Vongerichten. This talented chef makes this farm-to-table restaurant stand out at a culinary adventure in a crowded New York City space. 

What do you NEED to eat? Try the shaved fluke with crushed olives, dill, lemon, and chilies, the mushrooms, Parmesan, oregano and farm egg pizza, and the crispy pork confit, smoked bacon marmalade and grilled ramps. 

Do you need a reservation? 
Yes, and even then it can still be tricky to get a seat!

Grand Banks: Docked at Tribeca Pier 25 

What makes it a foodie’s dream eatery?  Ever wanted to experience what it would have been like to be aboard a saltbank fishing vessel in 1942? Welcome to Grand Banks aboard the Sherman Zwicker, the last original saltbank vessel in existence. Being voted the best out door dining, 100 best dishes, and top 10 best raw bars in 2014 doesn’t hurt either. 

What do you NEED to eat? Enjoy the locally sourced oysters and award winning lobster roll. They offer small plates, which allows for ordering multiple options and sharing among friends! 

Do you need a reservation? 
They do not take reservations, but if you want a seat make sure you get there and wait in line before the boat opens for a guaranteed spot. 

Café Habana: 17 Prince Street New York, NY

What makes it a foodie’s dream eatery?  Family owned business that focuses on the food as opposed to the look of the restaurant. A local hot spot!

What do you NEED to eat? Try the Mexican-style corn. It is grilled and covered in 
mayonnaise, cojita cheese, chili powder and lime. The Cuban sandwich is also a big hit.

Do you need a reservation? 
No reservations here, but it isn’t uncommon to experience a 30 minute wait.

These are simply a select few hidden foodie gems in New York City that any ol’ out of towner wouldn’t know about. You can now consider yourself part of the trendy New York foodie crowd. Remember to tell your friends about your newest culinary finds so you can spread your new-found foodie knowledge of where to eat in New York City.