I’m a huge foodie and love trying new restaurants, but there are a handful in New York City that I would literally eat at every day if I could. Whether you’re just visiting for the first time or you’re a city native, I hope you get a chance to eat at at least one of these!
I ranked them below from the cheapest to splurge:
- Spicy Village, Chinatown
- Briciola, Hells Kitchen
- Budakkan, Chelsea
- Taureau, Soho
- Sushi Nakazawa, West Village
1) Spicy Village ($) – Chinese – Chinatown
Hole in the wall authentic Xinjiang Chinese, cheap eat
Big plate of chicken with noodles (so flavorful, my favorite dish)
68 Forsyth St #B, New York, NY 10002
2) Briciola ($$) – Italian – Hell’s Kitchen
Intimate, cozy, perfect for date night with a couple glasses of wine
Their menu changes every day, but I highly recommend the octopus and gnocchi
370 W 51st St, New York, NY 10019
3) Buddakan ($$$) – Asian Fusion – Chelsea
Upscale, trendy, wear a cocktail dress and heels if you want
ALLLL the cocktails!
75 9th Ave, New York, NY 10011
4) Taureau ($$$$) – French – SoHo
Laid-back, casual but with GREAT food
3 course prix-fixe fondue – meats, cheeses, chocolate, what more could you ask for?
558 Broome St, New York, NY 10013
5) Sushi Nakazawa ($$$$$) – Japanese – West Village
High-end Japanese, one of the best (if not the best) in NYC. Still have yet to watch Jiro Dreams of Sushi on Netflix but Nakazawa is an apprentice.
Chef’s omakase at the sushi bar! Reservations open up a month in advance and you HAVE to book at least 3 weeks beforehand!
23 Commerce St, New York, NY 10014