NYC Restaurant Guide


Paesano's of Little Italy NYC: Superb Italian Dining Since 1911

Posted Sep 5, 2019

Tucked away along a busy block of Mulberry Street is one of the city’s quiet gems of Italian dining. Paesano's of Little Italy is still making exquisite but simple Italian dishes here the same way they did when the restaurant first opened. Paesano's has been a fixture of Little Italy since 1911 and is the original red sauce Italian restaurant.

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Inside Park at St. Bart's and Enotria Wine Bar

Updated Jul 17, 2019

Inside Park at St Bart's has long been one of Manhattan’s most unique dining venues. The restaurant is adjacent to St. Bartholomew Church on Park Avenue at the corner of E. 50th St. Their outside courtyard is by far one of the city’s most impressive al fresco dining destinations.

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The Ribbon: Cozy Comfort In The Heart of NYC's Times Square

Updated Jul 12, 2019

The Ribbon, a recent offspring of the famous Blue Ribbon Restaurants, founded by Bruce and Eric Bromberg, are keeping NYC diners happy. Currently, they have two convenient locations, one in Times Square and the other along W. 72nd St. on the city’s Upper West Side.

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Bill Boggs Corner Table at Patsy's Italian Restaurant, New York City

Updated Jul 7, 2019

By: Bill Boggs

When I moved to New York to host the TV show, "Midday Live with Bill Boggs," it was in the pre-Kardashian era-1975. I moved into 240 Central Park South at Columbus Circle. As I got to know my neighborhood, I was delighted to see a most inviting Italian restaurant a short two-minute walk from the back door of my building.

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Little Italy NYC

Best Restaurants in Little Italy New York City

Updated Jun 24, 2019

Buon Appetito! Dining in Little Italy NYC

Little Italy is one of NYC’s most iconic and established neighborhoods. It is also one of the city’s most colorful and traditional. Many of the restaurants and businesses here have been owned by the same families for generations. For that reason, many of the dishes served are from recipes handed down for decades. You won’t find a more authentic meal anywhere in the city!

The narrow but bustling streets still retain the charm they had over 100 years ago and create the perfect setting for a relaxing lunch, dinner and dessert. Buildings from the late 19th and early 20th centuries line the block and if you’re a fan of great architecture you’ll find much to be delighted about here.

Each year in September, Little Italy becomes the nerve center of the city as they hold the annual Feast of San Gennaro, a Salute to the Patron Saint of Naples. For 11 days over 1 million locals and visitors come to Little Italy to enjoy the festivities as well as the array of excellent and expertly prepared Italian fare.

In 2019, the festival will celebrate its 93rd year opening on September 12 and run through September 22. The festival runs along Mulberry Street between Houston Street and Canal Street, and on Grand Street between Mott and Baxter Streets.

Best Little Italy NYC Restaurants

No trip to NYC is complete without a visit to Little Italy! We’ve highlighted a few of our favorite Little Italy restaurants in this feature. Here you’ll find Lombardi’s, the first pizzeria in the U.S.; authentic old world Sicilian recipes at Paesano of Mulberry Street, Fine Italian dining at Il Cortile; find Little Italy’s best outdoor courtyard & garden at Da Nico; have some fun and “shake your napkin” at Puglia; and don’t forget Caffé Palermo is home to Baby John, the legendary Cannoli King!

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Jewish-Style Delis: The Heart of The Neighborhood in NYC

Updated Jun 24, 2019

The Jewish-Style deli has long played a tremendous role in the development of NYC. The quintesential neighborhood deli was originally a place where immigrants from a variety of other countries could gather, enjoy familiar foods (and each other’s company) in what was otherwise an unfamiliar and often overwhelming city environment. This served as a very important social interaction as the Jewish population became acclimated to city life in New York and the delis became a very comfortable "home away from home."

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The Hunt & Fish Club Is A Legendary NYC Dining Destination

Updated Jun 13, 2019

In New York City, it typically takes decades for a restaurant to achieve legendary status. However the Hunt & Fish Club, located in the heart of Times Square NYC, has defied all the rules! This luxurious fine dining venue has become a New York City dining superstar after only a few years of operation.

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Patsy's Italian Restaurant: An Off-Broadway Hit in NYC Since 1944

Posted Jun 11, 2019

For more than 75 years Patsy’s Italian Restaurant has been a Scognamillo family-owned-and operated traditional Italian restaurant located in midtown Manhattan,  just steps from the Theatre District, Carnegie Hall, and Lincoln Center. 

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Enjoy Passionate, Refined, Artisanal Dining at BLACKBARN Restaurant NYC

Posted Jun 11, 2019

BLACKBARN restaurant in New York City’s vibrant Nomad district has a relaxed, rustic environment with a modern twist to match the menu that features new takes on classic American cuisine made from fresh, locally-sourced ingredients. Owner/Chef John Doherty opened BLACKBARN after 30 years of experience in the iconic Waldorf Astoria kitchen, 23 of which he spent as Executive Chef during one of the fabled institution’s most glamorous eras. While spending a weekend at his friend, designer Mark Zeff’s, polished, minimalist cabin in East Hampton, he found the aesthetic to match his vision for a restaurant, and opened it under the same name.

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