Good Eateries in NYC

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  1. Danysh

    Danysh Karting

    Mar 31, 2004
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    Danysh Framroze
    Best 24 hour hangover helper: Gammeok
    Best Asian BBQ: Yakiniku West (9th St & 3rd Ave)
    Best Asian fusion (cheap): OG
    Best Asian Mexican fusion: Komodo (Ave A & 12th )
    Best Austrian: Wallsé
    Best Bacon Egg and Cheese sandwiches: Green Kitchen (77th & 1st )
    Best Bagels: Essa Bagel
    Best Beer & Meat on a stick: Taisho Yakitori
    Best beer on tap: Blind Tiger (Hudson St)
    Best beer on tap: St Marks Alehouse
    Best Beer selection: Blind Tiger
    Best Beer selection: Ginger Man
    Best Brazilian: Delicia (W.11th & Greenwich)
    Best Brazilian: Platforma
    Best Breakfast Sandwich: Frank's (Smith Street, Brooklyn)
    Best Brooklyn Pastrami Sandwich: Mill Basin Kosher Deli
    Best Brunch: Good World Bar & Grill
    Best Brunch: Sarabeth's in the Whitney Museum (75th & Madison)
    Best Bubble (taro) Tea: Pearl River (St. Marks b/t 1st & A)
    Best Burger: Corner Bistro (couple blocks below 14th on 8th )
    Best Burger: Island Burger - (9th Ave & 51st)
    Best Burger: JG Melon (73rd & 3rd )
    Best Burger: Duke's (19th & Park Ave S) *Also great BBQ pork or brisket
    Best Burger: Luke's (80th & 3rd)
    Best Burmese: Mingala (7th St. b/t 2nd & 3rd Ave)
    Best Caipirinha: Esperanto (9th and Ave C)
    Best Cannolli: Morris Park Bakery, probably 50% of cost of Venieros (Bronx)
    Best Cannolli: Veniero's (2nd Ave & 11th st)
    Best Carrot Ginger Soup: L'Express (19th and Park Ave S)
    Best Chawan Mushi (Japanese egg custard): Forbidden City (13th St. & Ave A)
    Best Cheap Italian: Frank (5th St. & 2nd Ave)
    Best Cheap Pakistani: Pakistan Tea House (Church)
    Best Cheesecake: Veneiro's (10th & 1st Ave.)
    Best Chicken & Dumplings: The Pastrami Queen
    Best Chicken Sandwich: BBQ Chicken @ One & One (1st & 1st )
    Best Chilean Seabass: Sushi Samba (
    Best Chinese: Grand Sichuan, although which branch varies
    Best Chinese (cheap): First Wok
    Best Chinese (pricey): Chin Chin
    Best Chinese Food: Baby Buddha (Washington Ave.)
    Best Chinese Greens: Congee Village (Allen off Delancey)
    Best Chinese Roasted Pork: Keewah Yen (rip) (56th b/t 5th and 6th)
    Best Chinese: Hop Kee
    Best Chinese: Wo Hop
    Best Chinese-Indian: Tengra Masala.
    Best Chocolate Bread Pudding: Garage (7th ave)
    Best Chopped Liver: 2nd Avenue Deli (10th St. & 2nd Ave.)
    Best Churassco Steak: Esperanto (9th St. and Ave C)
    Best Collection of Funky Things to Look at While You Eat: Sea Thai (Williamsburg)
    Best Corned Beef: 2nd Avenue Deli (10th St. & 2nd Ave.)
    Best Corn: Cafe Habana (Prince & Elizabeth)
    Best Cuban Sandwich: Chuchifritos (13th St. & 1st Ave.)
    Best Cuban Sandwich: Franklin Corner Store (Franklin & Huron, Greenpoint Brooklyn)
    Best Cuban Sandwich: IPN Deli (Tribeca & Greenwich St.)
    Best Cup of Coffee: Leonidas (Hanover Sq.)
    Best Cupcakes: Magnolia Bakery (Bleeker St.)
    Best Dim-Sum: Jing Fong Restaurant
    Best Diner: Googie's (2nd Ave.)
    Best East Village Somosa: Pak-Punjab Deli (1st St. b/t 1st Ave. and Ave. A)
    Best Electric Lemonade: Blue Water Grill/Blue Fin (Union Sq./Times Sq.)
    Best English Provisions: Myers of Keswick (Hudson St.)
    Best Espresso Martini: Bar 4 (Park Slope, Brooklyn)
    Best Etouffee: Bayou (125the St. & Lenox)
    Best Falafel: Mamouns (McDougal & W. 3rd St.)
    Best First Date Bar: Angel's Share (Stuyvesant & 3rd Ave.)
    Best Fish and Chips That Isn’t a Ripoff: One and One (1st & 1st)
    Best French Toast: Oznot's Dish (Williamsburg)
    Best Fried Calamari: Hop Kee (Mott & Mosco)
    Best Fried Calamari: Wo Hop
    Best Fried Seafood: Tony's Pier (City Island, Bronx)
    Best Fries: Beso (Park Slope, Brooklyn)
    Best Fries: Coffee Shop (Union Sq.)
    Best Goatcheese Salad: Cafe Gigi (St. Marks & 2nd Ave.)
    Best Greasy Grub after 10+ drinks: 69 Bayard Street
    Best Hanger Steak: Pastis
    Best Hangover Cure: Pink Tea Cup (Fried Chicken and Pancakes)
    Best Collard Greens: Mama's (3rd St. & Ave. B)
    Best Heavenly Departure (Sweet Pasteries): Morris Park Bakery (Bronx)
    Best Heavenly Departure (Sweet Pasteries): Monteleone's (Court St., Brooklyn)
    Best Heavenly Departure (Sweet Pastries): Veneiro's
    Best Honky Chinese: Wo hop
    Best Hot Dog: Sarge's
    Best Huevos A La Mexicana: Tres Aztecas (Allen)
    Best Ice Cream Shop: Il Laboratorio Di Gelato
    Best Ice Cream: Chinatown Ice Cream Factory
    Best Individual Lunch Pizza: Zeytuna's
    Best Italian: Il Bagato
    Best Italian (cheap): Max
    Best Italian (moderate): Due
    Best Italian Ice: Monteleone's Pasticceria (Court Street, Carroll Gardens)
    Best Italian Seafood (When someone else is paying): Il Palazzo
    Best Japanese: Nobu
    Best Knish: Knish Nosh (Queens Blvd & 67th Ave., Queens)
    Best Korean: WooJung, SoMooNan (Palisades Park, NJ)
    Best Late Night Chinatown Eats: 96 Bayard (@ Mott)
    Best Late Night Eatery With Funny Radio Commercial: Umberto's Clamhouse
    Best Late Night Eats: The original Blue Ribbon (Sullivan St.)
    Best Lichee Martini: Elephant (1st St. b/t 1st Ave. & 2nd Ave.)
    Best Lobster: Blue Water Grill (Union Sq.)
    Best Lobster Ravioli: Ovo (2nd Ave. b/t 3rd & 4th)
    Best Lunch Deli: Barzini (Greenwich St., Tribeca)
    Best Lunch Deli: Zeytuna (William & Maiden Ln)
    Best Mac and Cheese: Cafeteria
    Best Mac and Cheese: Canteen (Spring & Mercer)
    Best Manhattan Italian (When Someone Else Pays): Il Mulino
    Best Manhattan Steakhouse (When Someone Else Pays): The Palm
    Best Matzo Ball Soup: B+H Dairy (2nd b/t 7th & St. Mark’s)
    Best Matzo Ball Soup: 2nd Avenue Deli
    Best Matzo Ball Soup: Katz's
    Best Meatballs: Veselka (9th St. & 2nd Ave.)
    Best Mexican: Rosa Mexicano
    Best Midtown Lunch Pizza: Little Italy Pizza (43rd & Madison)
    Best Milkshake: Halcyon (Carroll Gardens, Brooklyn)
    Best Mojitos: Esperanto (9th St. & Ave. C)
    Best Mojitos: Ideya
    Best Mole: Mama Mexico (102nd & Broadway)
    Best Mussels & Fried Chicken: Cafeteria
    Best Nouvelle American: Gotham Bar and Grill
    Best Onion Rings: Chumley's
    Best Paella: Cafe Espanol on Bleeker OR Sabrosura on Castle Hill, the Bronx
    Best Pan-Seared Tuna (expensive ): Union Sq Cafe
    Best Pastrami: 2nd Ave. DELI
    Best Pastrami: Katz's (but you have to ask for Lean or Extra Lean)
    Best Pastrami Salmon: Barney Greengrass
    Best Pastrami: Katz's Deli (Houston + Orchard)
    Best Pastrami: 2nd ave. deli
    Best Peking Duck: Golden Unicorn
    Best Peruvian: Manu (98th + Broadway)
    Best Pickled Cherry Tomatos: Gus's
    Best Pie: Bubby's
    Best Pizza: Arturo's (Houston and Thompson)
    Best Pizza: Joe's Pizza (Carmine + Bleecker)
    Best Pizza: Morris Park in the Bronx, Johns in Manhattan not bad
    Best Pizza: patsy's on 118th and 1st ave
    Best Pizza (after 3AM): Sal's on Ave A. / Rosario's on Rivington (tie)
    Best Pizza (new school): Pintaile's
    Best Pizza (old school): Joe's on Carmine and Bleeker
    Best Pizza: Joe’s (Corner of Carmine and Bleecker.)
    Best Pizza Pie: John's Pizzaria
    Best Pizza Slice: Joe's
    Best Pizza Slice: Louie's Pizza, E. Tremont Rd, the Bronx
    Best Pizza: Grimaldi's under the Brooklyn Bridge in Brooklyn, Rosarios (on Rivington), and decent brick-oven styled pizza at Cafe Gigi (in east village)
    Best Pizza: John's Pizza
    Best Place for Mother's Day Dinner: Mark's (in The Mark Hotel)
    Best Place to Get About 5 lbs. of Tasty French Fries for $2.00: Leisure Times Lanes Snack Bar (bowling alley, port authority terminal)
    Best Place to Get Hammered, Stuff Yourself with Traditional Jewish Food and Sing the Entire Fiddler on the Roof Songbook Along with Everyone Else in the Place: Sammy's (lower east side-christie st?)
    Best Place to People Watch at 4am While Eating Gourmet Pasta Dishes, Panini or Salads: Anytime (N. 7th in Williamsburg, I think)
    Best Place to See Collection of Characters Eating Almost Anything at 3am: Junior's, Bklyn
    Best Place Under $3 @ 4am to Aid theThrowing Up Process: Gray's Papaya
    Best Pollo a la Braza: La Tacita de Oro (98th + Broadway)
    Best Pork Dumplings: Fried Dumplings (99 Allen st)
    Best Porterhouse Steak: The Post House
    Best Produce Market: Essex St. Market. Union square is played!
    Best Queens Italian With Killer Wine List: Manducati's
    Best Rainbow Cookies: La Scala bakery, E. Tremont, the Bronx
    Best Ramen: Menchanko Tei/Ony (same chain, different name...midtown and 6th + 6th)
    Best Ribs: Someone please find me some decent ribs! I tried Virgils and wasn't amused
    Best Ridiculously Fast/Accurate Fast Food Service: Wendy's, 44th and Lex during lunch hour
    Best Roasted Chicken: Flor De Mayo (joints on the west side)
    Best Roti Canai: Penang (various locations)
    Best Sake Menu: Decibel (9th st + 2nd Ave)
    Best Salsa: Elora's (Park Slope, Brooklyn)
    Best sesame bagel with sable, red onion and scallion cream cheese: Russ & Daughters
    Best Sicilian (corner) slice: Sorrentos on Williamsbrigde Rd, the Bronx
    Best Soup Dumplings: Grand Sichuan International - 9th Ave
    Best Soup Dumplings: New Green Bo
    Best Spaghetti a la Frank Sinatra (or any pasta dish): Patricia's, the Bronx
    Best Specialty Shop: Di Paolo's on grand street. my mecca for 50 y.o. aceto balsamico, cured pecorino toscano and prosciutto that melts on your toungue. This place is guaranteed good eats.
    Best Spicy Indian: Brick Lane
    Best Steak: Luger's
    Best Steak (expensive): Peter Lugers
    Best Steak: Peter Lugers ( Williamsburg )
    Best Steak: Luger's--believe the hype
    Best Steakhouse (cheap): Pampa (97th + Amsterdam)
    Best Sturgeon: Barney Greengrass, but Russ & Daughters will do fine
    Best Sushi: Jeollado - 4th bet 2nd and 1st
    Best Sushi: Japonica for me-fresh reasonably priced and generous portions. University and 12th
    Best Sushi: Sugiyama
    Best Sushi: Tomoe
    Best Tacos: Zaragova (Ave A. @ 13th)
    Best Thai: Kai Kai (Houston and 1st ave)
    Best traditional cuban, however - El Malacon (97th + Amsterdam)
    Best Turkey Meatloaf: 18th & 8th and Galaxy (Union Square)
    Best Turkish: Turkish Kitchen (3rd Ave & 27th)
    Best Veal Milanese: Due
    Best Vegetable Dumplings: Excellent Dumpling House (Lafayette)
    Best Vegetables: Craft
    Best Vegetarian Food for Meat Eaters, Asian: Red Bamboo (4 St. and 7th Ave)
    Best Veggie Brunch: Goga (Court & 9th, carroll gardens)
    Best Vietnamese: Saigon Grill (90th and Amsterdam)
    Best Wings: aiello's on 3rd between 30th and 31st
    Best Wings: Backpage (old-Enteourage) (3rd Ave & 83rd)
    Best Wings: Backpage (old-Enteourage) (3rd Ave & 83rd) -- Wholeheartedly agree
    Best Wings: Barnstormer in Newburgh
    Best Wraps: Pax
    Best Classic Brooklyn Italian Restaurant: Marco Polo on Court Street in Brooklyn (tuxedo waiters & piano bar)
    Best Entertaining, Poetic, Obscure Menu: Grand Sichuan International

    Enjoy! :D

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  3. Alxlee

    Alxlee F1 Rookie

    Apr 8, 2002
    Wilmington, DE
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    Alex Lee
    Are these your picks or from something else?
  4. Danysh

    Danysh Karting

    Mar 31, 2004
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    Danysh Framroze
    I actually received these as a word attachment in an email from a friend of mine. Not sure who the author(s) is(are), but my understanding is that the list is a compilation from a lot of different inputs.



    p.s. One more to add to that. Best Thai Food : Jai-ya 28th & 3rd across from the starbucks. :D
  5. Il'inglese

    Il'inglese Karting

    Dec 6, 2003
    Best Bistro: Cassis 243 West 14th Street

    You might not have heard of the place as they just opened. A very nice meal and a nice bar as well.
  6. whart

    whart F1 Veteran

    Dec 5, 2001
    Grandview NY
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    Herr Prof.
    Disagree with a couple: Luger's is THE place for aged porterhouse. The Post House is one of many, but very much a better than average, no better steak. (In Manhattan, try Wolfgang's or Del Frisco's). The best Italian in Brooklyn is arguable, but i guarantee you that the Queen has better food than Marco Polo, even if the latter feels more like you've walked onto a movie set for the Godfather Part IV.

    Also, if you like real Szchuan food, Wu Liang Ye in the City is fantastic, not a frenchified chinese like most of the high end ones.

    Thanks for the list, though. There are some places (just a few!) i haven't tried, but will.
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  8. Ashman

    Ashman Two Time F1 World Champ
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    Sep 5, 2002
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    Second on Best Brazilian churrascaria: Churrascaria Plataforma on 49th between 8th and 9th.

  9. Attitude928

    Attitude928 Formula Junior

    Nov 1, 2003
    You missed DiFara's on Ave J in Brooklyn for the best pizza
  10. Danysh

    Danysh Karting

    Mar 31, 2004
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    Danysh Framroze
    keep them coming guys! I travel to NY quite frequently and I love good food :D
  11. whart

    whart F1 Veteran

    Dec 5, 2001
    Grandview NY
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    Herr Prof.
    My favorite pizza: Trattoria Del Arte, which is a full fledged (and excellent) restaurant in proximity to Carnegie Hall. You will love me for this one. Get a selection of antipasti, and a pie for each of you. The BEST!
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  13. AJS328

    AJS328 F1 Veteran

    Apr 23, 2003
    New Jersey
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    Augustine Staino
    Anyone ever tried The Grammercy Tavern in Grammercy Park? A little on the pricey side but I was very impressed.
  14. barchetta

    barchetta Formula Junior
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    Nov 5, 2003
    I second Gramercy Tavern. Clearly one of the best!
  15. Emilio84

    Emilio84 Rookie

    Mar 23, 2004
    Italian - Petaluma on 1st and 73rd

    then again my opinion is quite biased :)
  16. Hubert888

    Hubert888 F1 Veteran

    May 14, 2003
    Manhattan & LA
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    for the wine list:

    i recommend either Veritas or Felidia

    yummy :)
  17. reggi914

    reggi914 Rookie

    Mar 12, 2004
    Best Steak: Luger's
    Best Steak (expensive): Peter Lugers
    Best Steak: Peter Lugers ( Williamsburg )
    Best Steak: Luger's--believe the hype

    AMEN TO THAT! I love Peter Lugars!!!!!!!!!
  18. ghost

    ghost F1 Veteran
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    Dec 10, 2003
    What! They've got every variant of restaurant under the sun, but no Indian! I can't let that go unnoticed.

    Best Indian 1: Tamarind
    Best Indian 2: Bukhara Grill
    Best Indian 3: Baluchi's
  19. Danysh

    Danysh Karting

    Mar 31, 2004
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    Danysh Framroze
    holy s**t your right...

    Is there any relation between the Bukhara Grill in NYC and the one in New Delhi?


  20. Hubert888

    Hubert888 F1 Veteran

    May 14, 2003
    Manhattan & LA
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    My best indian restaurant in NYC would have to be Haveli (2nd avenue and like 6th street I believe)
  21. Danysh

    Danysh Karting

    Mar 31, 2004
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    Danysh Framroze
    Isn't Haveli the French/Indian fusion restaurant or am I getting muddled up?
  22. udalmia

    udalmia Guest

    the best indian food is my moms :D

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