Where to eat (and what to do) in New York

Similar to my Where to eat in San Francisco list, here’s a set of recommendations for food an activities in New York, particularly in Brooklyn.

Restaurants (general)

  • Aquagrill (seafood)
  • The Soul Spot
  • Inoteca (Italian)
  • Shake Shack (Brooklyn location has no line)
  • Veniero (for dessert)
  • Juliette (French)
  • Atlantic Chip Shop (really good beer selection)
  • Nectar (sandwiches and salads)
  • My Little Pizzeria
  • Moim (Korean)
  • Court Street Bagels

Bars (with good food)

  • Char No 4
  • Bar Tabac (try the squid ink tagliatelle)

Bars

  • Angel’s Share (speakeasy)
  • Union Hall
  • Bar Great Harry

Japanese

  • Ganso (ramen)
  • Hibino
  • Sushi Azabu (reservations strongly recommended; so is the unagi)

Coffee Shops (good places to work from)

  • Vineapple
  • Tea Lounge
  • Ted & Honey

Vegetarian/Vegan

  • Red Bamboo
  • Quantum Leap
  • Blossom (fancy)

Middle Eastern

  • The Hummus Place
  • Taim

Cuban

  • Café Habana
  • Sophie’s Cuban

Mexican

  • Oaxaca
  • OMG Taco
  • Rachel’s Taqueria

Thai

  • Spice
  • Ghang Thai
  • Pok Pok Ny

Parks

  • The High Line
  • Prospect Park
  • Brooklyn Bridge Park
  • Central Park

Museums

  • Transit Museum
  • Tenement Museum
  • Louis Armstrong Museum
  • International Center of Photography
  • MOMA

Books

  • Book Court
  • Strand

Sports

  • Chelsea Piers

Music

  • The Living Room
  • Googies
  • Rockwood Music Hall
  • Piano’s
  • Arlene’s Grocery
  • Mercury Lounge
  • Union Hall
  • Spike Hill
  • The Bell House
  • Littlefield

2 Responses to Where to eat (and what to do) in New York

  1. Rachel says:

    You’ve visited all these places?! Awesome.

  2. Anon says:

    Lol Spice? That’s a mediocre chain at best…

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