NYC Valentine's Date Ideas
It’s time to start thinking about how to celebrate Valentine’s Day in the Big Apple. New York City offers an extensive range of venues and a variety of different, innovative ways to celebrate.
The Best of Restaurant Week NYC 2020
It may be the depth of winter in New York, but you’ll find plenty of possibilities for warmth during 2020 Restaurant Week. Some 365 NYC restaurant participate, rolling out a very affordable red carpet with three-course specials for both lunch and dinner.
The Best Restaurants for Valentine's Day in NYC
Dining in New York just lends itself to romance. Fine food, sharp service, and sophistication aplenty make it easy to have a special night out. Valentine's Day is no exception, with the city's best restaurants rolling out winter menus for February 2020 that make it hard to narrow down the choices. We've gathered up the best of the best—with surf 'n' turf, Champagne toasts, and chocolate mousse making their way into the mix—for our picks of the best Valentine's Day restaurants in NYC.
Great Private Dining in NYC
New York restaurants are notoriously short on space, but we've gathered up some great exceptions for holiday and special occasion dining in a private party group space as only New York can do it.
12 Restaurants Near the Guggenheim on the Upper East Side
The Guggenheim’s storied, spiral-shaped galleries, designed by Frank Lloyd Wright, offer one of the world’s most unique museum experiences. After you’ve taken your winding stroll up the spiral and back down again, you’ll need a place to eat, drink, and talk art. These Upper East Side restaurants provide the perfect ambiance and satisfying meals to keep you soaking in the culture for the rest of the day. If you’re ready for another museum afterward, The Met is located just a few blocks south on 5th Avenue’s Museum Mile. Otherwise, Central Park awaits just across Fifth Avenue from the Guggenheim!
New York's 7 Best Gyros
The gyro is a staple of New York food cart fare: fast, filling, and affordable. Also found on Mediterranean restaurant menus and at Greek spots around town, gyro consists of thin slices of savory, herb-y meat that often comes on pita bread or rice platter. But not all gyros are created equal. Here are the seven best in the city! Grab some extra sauce for us, will you?
18 Insta-Worthy Theme Restaurants in NYC
Get theatrical, thrilled, and totally out of the ordinary at New York’s best theme restaurants. The following spots brim with atmosphere, whether immersing you in a ninja village or a tea party fit for Alice herself. Bring kids to family-friendly hits like Ellen’s Stardust, or get kitsch on a night out at Trailer Park Lounge. From the decor to the wait staff’s attire to the food, you’ll want to take pictures of everything at these 18 theme restaurants.
17 Secret Restaurants in NYC
In a city filled with blinding marquees, spinning signs, and street hawkers handing out flyers to the latest attraction, there’s a certain value to keeping secrets. Like speakeasy bars, these 17 restaurants run on exclusivity, word-of-mouth, and an air of mystique. Get in on the secret at undercover restaurants like Beauty & Essex, Ninja New York, and more. Find them behind unmarked doors, tucked inside other restaurants, or in unique places like grocery stores and loading docks.
6 Incredible Ethiopian Restaurants in New York City
If you’ve ever found yourself scooping everything with bread during a meal, Ethiopian food is for you. This African cuisine also suits those with a taste for unique, affordable eats that are packed with flavor. Ethiopian meat and veggie dishes are served atop injera (fluffy, slightly sour flatbread), and you’re encouraged to eat it all with your hands! Try something new at these eight Ethiopian restaurants from Brooklyn to Times Square to Harlem.
New York Coupons: Save $10 at Planet Hollywood
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Waterfront Views and Fresh Seafood at The Oyster House at Pier A
One of the best views in Manhattan, Pier A looks out onto New York Harbor, filled with boats, ferries, and Lady Liberty herself. Come gaze at this incredible view, and relish a plate of fresh seafood while you’re at it. The Oyster House at Pier A is a casual seafood bar and eatery, perfect for a stop-off after your tour of the Statue of Liberty or a day at the World Trade Center.
7 Spots to Get Your Dumpling Fix in NYC
Dumplings are a New York City favorite. As fall turns to winter, there's nothing better than a warming appetizer treat from these great restaurants.
Where to Eat Near Ripley's Times Square and Madame Tussauds
Whether you’re headed to one of these destinations or fitting in both, we’ve lined up a few great places to eat nearby.
Lamano Opens Third Tapas Location in Hell's Kitchen
Lamano ("by hand") NYC has opened its third location, as well as its largest, in Hell's Kitchen, following the success of its Chelsea and West Village outposts. Tapas, anyone?
5 Places to Get Your Nacho Fix in NYC Now
Nachos are certainly a favorite appetizer or snack for many; read on for a short history and where to find the best nachos in NYC.
Meal Deal: Applebee's Coupon for New York City
Looking for a lively casual dining experience? Applebee's delivers, with simple, craveable American fare and classic drinks that can't be beat.
NYC’s Best Food Courts for Groups
When you’re traveling with a large group, it can sometimes be difficult deciding what sounds good to everyone for a meal. Fortunately, New York City has its fair share of food courts to help save the day. Rounded up below are the city’s best food courts for groups. These aren’t the types of food courts you’d find at a middle-of-nowhere mall either—look for gourmet and artisanal choices, and memorable experiences, in NYC.
The Best Eats Near Empire Outlets NYC
Eat at Empire Outlets during your day of shopping or check out some great nearby options.
The Best French Restaurants in Midtown West NYC
Pre- or post-theater, brunch or dinner, upscale or casual, French food fits any occasion. Indulge in a best-of-the-best tasting menu, grab some wine and escargots before a show, or enjoy a casual weekend brunch at one of these eight exceptional French restaurants in the Theatre District and Hell’s Kitchen.
New Ramen for Fall at Ichiran Times Square
Ichiran, purveyor of exquisite tonkatsu ramen, has unveiled new updates for the fall season. Not only have the chefs changed their ramen recipe, but now each bowl will be served in traditional ceramic jubako bowls. Ichiran is rolling out these exciting new changes at its Times Square location on West 49th Street. Try some of the city’s best ramen before a Broadway show, during your lunch break, or amidst your day of fun in New York City.
The Best Steakhouses in Midtown
Midtown Manhattan offers some of the finest steakhouses in greater New York City. Here are some of the top picks when you want a great porterhouse, rib eye, NY strip, or filet mignon.
Red Peony: Midtown's Newest Chinese Restaurant
Located near the best Fifth Avenue shopping and Central Park, Red Peony is an exciting new Chinese restaurant. Serving a blend of Cantonese dim sum, Szechuan, and the best soup dumplings around, Red Peony makes a perfect lunch or dinner spot in Midtown.
9 Communal Dining Options: Eating Alone Together in NYC
Dining solo? You can eat by yourself with a book, (or your phone), or dine at a communal table. The best approach is the “airplane rule” – greet other diners with a nod and smile but don’t assume they want to talk to you. Here are nine dining options, Includes Le Pain Quotidien, Roberta's Pizza, Jing Fong, and others.
6 Heated Patios for Fall Dining Al Fresco
New York fall has arrived, inviting jackets, sweaters, scarves out of storage and into your weekly wardrobe once again. While it’s still cool (but not cold) out, enjoy your final weeks of dining and drinking outside at these heated spaces around town. And if it gets too chilly, don’t worry; they have tables inside too.
Kids Eat Free at the Ramen Mecca Ichiran Times Square
Ichiran in Times Square has New York City's most authentic ramen. Use City Guide's coupon and kids eat free!