New York City Eats

Finding a good place to eat in NYC can be super overwhelming. There are SO many options and so many people soliciting for you to check out their restaurant. Don’t get drawn into tourist traps, follow my short guide with some of my favorite restaurants. I have considered all of the most important factors, taste of food being priority; but also service, atmosphere, speed and cleanliness.

I don’t live in NY but have so many friends that do and have introduced me to these great places. So they have been tested by our “finer pallets” 👌🏻.

I have separated the restaurants by neighborhoods and have input their addresses so if you’re on the go and hungry plug em’ into your GPS 😊


Since this is where most tourists go first, I figured I’d start here. I’m always going to the theatre so when in midtown I want to make sure I choose a restaurant that is on top of things so I can make it to my show but also don’t compromise atmosphere or food quality.

Le Rivage:

340 West 46th Street New York, NY 10036

This is one of my all time favorites on restaurant row. The Boeuf Bourguignon is to die for and the French Onion Soup Burger is NYC Wine & Food Festival’s, Two Time Judges Choice Winner. You must try it! Its a small place so call to make a reservation. With dimmed lighting, wood walls and the beefy fragrance in the air you’ll feel like you’re in a back alley restaurant in Paris.  

Brassiere Athenee: 

300 West 46th Street New York, NY 10036

This place is super convenient and has a mixture of multiculturally influenced food. My favorite being the Pork Tenderloins. Its a bistro-like atmosphere with quick service.


Bond 45: 

221 West 46th Street New York, NY 10036

I’m not sure about you but I’m an “eat-dessert-before-dinner-kinda-gal” so naturally I love this place. They have homemade chocolate turtle bark right when you walk in, so even if you can’t get a seat, you can have a treat. YUM! They serve Italian food and their main dishes are almost better than their chocolate. They have family style options so that can cut your costs a bit because it can get pricy if you’re hungry. 


John’s Pizza:

260 W 44th St, New York, NY 10036

I wouldn’t call it the BEST pizza in the city but its pretty good and its famous for NO SLICES. Great for before the theatre a real family spot!

East Village:

Grey Dog:

242 W 16th St, New York, NY 10011

244 Mulberry St, New York, NY 10012

90 University Pl, New York, NY 10003

49 Carmine St, New York, NY 10014

With four great locations Grey Dog is such a great place to eat breakfast, lunch and dinner. I love their veggie bowls! Super hip atmosphere very casual but serves coffee, beer and wine. 

Katz Deli:

205 E Houston St, New York City, 10002

Iconic Deli downtown any sandwiches you get is 500x better than you could’ve ever imagined. And don’t forget Matzo Ball Soup! (: 

West Village:


60 Greenwich Ave New York, NY 10011

The coolest Indian Fusion food you have ever had. The flavors are unreal! My favorite was the Edamame Artichoke Chaat. The artichokes tasted just like chicken and with the best seasonings ugh! Yum! 

The Crooked Knife:

29 E. 30th Street New York, NY 10016

232 W 14th St, New York, NY 10011

Cute little brunch place, there are two locations one on the East Side and on the the West side. I love the atmosphere and the food is great unique options but I always stick to omelette with ham and cheese but it was exceptional. 

These are some of my favorites but there is so much more to discover! Stay tuned for updates!