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:
1) Spicy Village ($) – Chinese – Chinatown
Vibe: Hole in the wall authentic Xinjiang Chinese, cheap eat
Must Try: Big plate of chicken with noodles (so flavorful, my favorite dish)
Address: 68 Forsyth St #B, New York, NY 10002
2) Briciola ($$) – Italian – Hell’s Kitchen
Vibe: Intimate, cozy, perfect for date night with a couple glasses of wine
Must Try: Their menu changes every day, but I highly recommend the octopus and gnocchi
Address: 370 W 51st St, New York, NY 10019
3) Buddakan ($$$) – Asian Fusion – Chelsea
4) Taureau ($$$$) – French – SoHo
5) Sushi Nakazawa ($$$$$) – Japanese – West Village
Vibe: 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.
Must Try: Chef’s omakase at the sushi bar! Reservations open up a month in advance and you HAVE to book at least 3 weeks beforehand!
Address: 23 Commerce St, New York, NY 10014
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