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The Non-Snobby NYC Dining Guide

This isn’t a guide to the fanciest food in town. We aren’t trying to be like the Michelin Guide. We’re normal people, who just like really, really good food. What follows is what we believe is the best food in NY – we ignore factors like the pedigree of the chef and the price level. Our sole criterion is how good it tastes.

1. Dos Caminos

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Address: 475 W Broadway, New York, NY 10012
Phone: (212) 277-4300
Hours:
Mon – Wed: 11:30 am – 10:00 pm
Thu: 11:30 am – 11:30 pm
Sat: 11:00 am – 11:30 pm
Sun: 11:00 am – 10:00 pm
Menu
Yelp: (3 stars with 700+ reviews)
Website

2. The MasalaWala

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Address: 179 Essex St, New York, NY 10002
Phone: (212) 358-9300
Hours:
Mon – Sun: 12:00 pm – 12:00 am
Menu
Yelp: (4 stars with 700+ reviews)
Website

3. Los Tacos No.1

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Address: Chelsea Market, 75 9th Ave, New York, NY 10011
Phone: (212) 256-0343
Hours:
Mon – Sat: 11:00 am – 9:00 pm
Sun: 11:00 am – 8:00 pm
Menu
Yelp: (4 stars with 1,100+ reviews)
Website

4. Cask Bar & Kitchen

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Address: 167 E 33rd St, New York, NY 10016
Phone: (212) 300-4924
Hours:
Mon – Wed: 4:00 pm – 2:00 am
Thu – Fri: 4:00 pm – 4:00 am
Sun: 11:30 am – 2:00 am
Menu
Yelp: (4 stars with 900+ reviews)
Website

5. Balthazar Restaurant

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Address: 80 Spring St, New York, NY 10012
Phone: (212) 965-1414
Hours:
Mon – Thu: 7:30 am – 12:00 am
Fri: 7:30 am – 1:00 am
Sat: 8:00 am – 1:00 am
Sun: 8:00 am – 12:00 am
Menu
Yelp: (4 stars with 2,100+ reviews)
Website

6. Ippudo NY

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Address: 65 4th Ave, New York, NY 10003
Phone: (212) 388-0088
Hours:
Mon – Thu: 5:00 pm – 11:30 pm & 11:00 am – 3:30 pm
Fri: 5:00 pm – 12:30 am
Sat: 11:00 am – 11:30 pm
Sun: 11:00 am – 10:30 pm
Menu
Yelp: (4 stars with 8,200+ reviews)
Website

7. Up Thai

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Address: 1411 2nd Ave, New York, NY 10021
Phone: (212) 256-1188
Hours:
Mon – Thu: 11:30 am – 10:30 pm
Fri: 11:30 am – 11:30 pm
Sat – Sun: 12:00 pm – 10:30 pm
Menu
Yelp: (4 stars with 800+ reviews)
Website

8. Gramercy Tavern

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Address: 42 E 20th St, New York, NY 10003
Phone: (212) 477-0777
Hours:
Mon – Thu: 12:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Fri – Sat: 12:00 pm – 12:00 am
Sun: 12:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Menu: Not Available
Yelp: (4 stars with 1,900+ reviews)
Website

9. Seva Indian Cuisine

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Address: 3007 34th St, Astoria, NY 11103
Phone: (718) 626-4440
Hours:
Mon – Thu: 12:00 pm – 10:30 pm
Fri – Sat: 12:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Sun: 12:00 pm – 10:30 pm
Menu: Not Avaliable
Yelp: (4 stars with 800+ reviews)
Website

10. Juliana’s Pizza

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Address: 19 Old Fulton St, Brooklyn, NY 11201
Phone: (718) 596-6700
Hours:
Mon – Thu: 11:30 am – 10:00 pm
Fri – Sat: 11:30 am – 10:30 pm
Sun: 11:30 am – 10:00 pm
Menu
Yelp : (4 stars with 500+ reviews)
Website

11. MalatestaTrattoria

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Address: 649 Washington St, New York, NY 10014
Phone: (212) 741-1207
Hours:
Mon – Fri: 5:30 pm – 11:30 pm
Sat: 12:00 pm – 3:45 pm & 5:30 pm – 11:30 pm
Sun: 12:00 pm – 3:30 pm & 5:00 pm – 10:30 pm
Menu: Not Available
Yelp: (4 stars with 900+ reviews)
Website: Not Available

12. Il Bambino

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Address: 34-08 31st Ave, Astoria, NY 11106
Phone: (718) 626-0087
Hours:
Mon – Thu: 10:30 am – 10:30 pm
Fri: 10:30 am – 11:00 pm
Sat: 10:00 am – 11:00 pm
Sun: 11:00 am – 10:00 pm
Menu
Yelp: (4 stars with 1,000+ reviews)
Website

13. Cheeky Sandwiches

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Address: 35 Orchard St, New York, NY 10002
Phone: (646) 504-8132
Hours:
Mon – Thu: 7:00 am – 9:00 pm
Fri: 7:00 am – 12:00 am
Sat: 8:00 am – 12:00 am
Sun: 8:00 am – 9:00 pm
Menu
Yelp: (4 stars with 700+ reviews)
Website

14. La Lanterna di Vittorio

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Address: 129 MacDougal St, New York, NY 10012
Phone: (212) 529-5945
Hours:
Mon – Thu: 10:00 am – 2:00 am
Fri – Sat: 10:00 am – 3:00 am
Sun: 10:00 am – 2:00 am
Menu
Yelp: (4 stars with 900+ reviews)
Website

15. Paulie Gee’s

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Address: 60 Greenpoint Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11222
Phone: (347) 987-3747
Hours:
Mon – Fri: 6:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Sat: 5:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Sun: 5:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Menu: Not Available
Yelp: (4 stars with 800+ reviews)
Website

16. Ootoya Chelsea

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Address: 8 W 18th St, New York, NY 10011
Phone: (212) 255-0018
Hours:
Mon – Fri: 11:30 am – 2:30 pm & 5:30 pm – 10:30 pm
Sat – Sun: 11:30 am – 3:00 pm & 5:30 pm – 10:30 pm
Menu
Yelp: (4 stars with 900+ reviews)
Website

17. Grimaldi’s

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Address: 656 Ave of the Americas, New York, NY 10010
Phone: (646) 484-5665
Hours:
Mon – Thu: 11:00 am – 12:00 am
Fri – Sat: 11:00 am – 2:00 am
Sun: 11:00 am – 12:00 am
Menu
Yelp: (3 stars with 600+ reviews)
Website

18. The Kati Roll Company

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Address: 49 W 39th St, New York, NY 10018
Phone: (212) 730-4280
Hours:
Mon – Thu: 11:00 am – 11:00 pm
Fri: 11:00 am – 5:00 am
Sat: 12:00 pm – 5:00 am
Sun: 12:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Menu
Yelp: (4 stars with 900+ reviews)
Website

19. The River Café

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Address: 1 Water St, Brooklyn, NY 11201
Phone: (718) 522-5200
Hours:
Mon – Fri: 9:00 am – 11:30 am & 5:30 pm – 11:00 pm
Sat – Sun: 11:30 am – 2:30 pm & 5:30 pm – 11:00 pm
Menu
Yelp: (4 stars with 600+ reviews)
Website

20. Chennai Garden by Tiffin Wallah

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Address: 127 E 28th St, New York, NY 10016

Phone: (212) 685-7301
Hours:
Mon – Fri: 11:30 am – 3:00 pm & 5:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Sat – Sun: 12:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Menu
Yelp: (4 stars with 500+ reviews)
Website

21. Dhaba Indian Cuisine

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Address: 108 Lexington Ave, New York, NY 10016
Phone: (212) 679-1284
Hours:
Mon – Thu: 12:00 pm – 12:00 am
Fri – Sat: 12:00 pm – 1:00 am
Sun: 12:00 pm – 10:30 pm
Menu
Yelp: (4 stars with 1,100+ reviews)
Website

22. Clinton Street Baking Company

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Address: 4 Clinton St, New York, NY 10002
Phone: (646) 602-6263
Hours:
Mon – Fri: 8:00 am – 4:00 pm & 5:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Sat: 9:00 am – 4:00 pm & 5:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Sun: 9:00 am – 6:00 pm
Menu
Yelp: (4 stars with 3,100+ reviews)
Website

23. Joe’s Shanghai

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Address: 9 Pell St, New York, NY 10013
Phone: (212) 233-8888
Hours:
Mon – Sun: 11:00 am – 11:00 pm
Menu: Not Available
Yelp: (4 stars with 3,900+ reviews)
Website

24. Jane

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Address: 100 W Houston St, New York, NY 10012
Phone: (212) 254-7000
Hours:
Mon –Thu: 11:30 am – 10:00 pm
Fri: 11:30 am -11:00 pm
Sat: 9:00 am – 11:00 pm
Sun: 9:00 am – 10:00 pm
Menu
Yelp: (4 stars with 2,400+ reviews)
Website

25. Lam Zhou Handmade Noodle

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Address: 144 E Broadway, New York, NY 10002
Phone: (212) 566-6933
Hours:
Mon – Sun: 10:30 am – 11:00 pm
Menu: Not Available
Yelp: (4 stars with 800+ reviews)
Website

26. Buvette

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Address: 42 Grove St, New York, NY 10014
Phone: (212) 255-3590
Hours:
Mon – Sun: 8:00 am – 2:00 am
Menu
Yelp: (4 stars with 900+ reviews)
Website

27. Locanda Verde

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Address: 377 Greenwich St, New York, NY 10013
Phone: (212) 925-3797
Hours:
Mon – Fri: 7:00 am – 11:00 am
11:30 am – 3:00 pm
5:30 pm – 11:00 pm
Sat – Sun: 8:00 am – 3:00 pm
5:30 pm – 11:00 pm
Menu
Yelp: (4 stars with 1,200+ reviews)
Website

28. SriPraPhai Thai Restaurant

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Address: 6413 39th Ave, Woodside, NY 11377
Phone: (718) 899-9599
Hours:
Mon – Tue: 11:30 am – 9:30 pm
Wed: Closed
Thu – Sun: 11:30 am – 9:30 pm
Menu
Yelp: (4 stars with 1,800+ reviews)
Website

29. Lucali

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Address: 575 Henry St, Brooklyn, NY 11231
Phone: (718) 858-4086
Hours:
Mon: 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Tue: Closed
Wed – Sun: 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Menu
Yelp: (4 stars with 800+ reviews)
Website

30. Katz’s Delicatessen

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Address: 205 E Houston St, New York, NY 10002
Phone: (212) 254-2246
Hours:
Mon – Wed: 8:00 am – 10:30 pm
Thu: 8:00 am – 2:30 am
Fri: 8:00 am – Sat
Sat: Open 24 hours
Sun: Sat – 10:30 pm
Menu: Not Available
Yelp: (4 stars with 7,000+ reviews)
Website

31. Traif

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Address: 229 S 4th St, Brooklyn, NY 11211
Phone: (347) 844-9578
Hours:
Mon: Closed
Tue – Thu: 6:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Fri – Sat: 6:00 pm – 1:00 am
Sun: 11:00 am – 3:00 pm & 6:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Menu
Yelp: (4 stars with 1,500+ reviews)
Website

32. Cafe Mogador

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Address: 101 St Marks Pl, New York, NY 10009
Phone: (212) 677-2226
Hours:
Mon – Thu: 9:00 am – 12:00 am
Fri – Sat: 9:00 am – 1:00 am
Sun: 9:00 am – 12:00 am
Menu
Yelp: (4 stars with 1,400+ reviews)
Website

33. Gaia Italian Café

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Address: 251 E Houston St, New York, NY 10002
Phone: (646) 350-3977
Hours:
Mon: Closed
Tue – Fri: 8:00 am – 7:00 pm
Sat: 10:00 am – 3:30 pm & 6:30 pm – 10:00 pm
Sun: Closed
Menu
Yelp: (4 stars with 600+ reviews)
Website

34. Cafe Habana

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Address: 17 Prince St, New York, NY 10012
Phone: (212) 625-2001
Hours:
Mon – Sun: 9:00 am – 12:00 am
Menu
Yelp: (4 stars with 2,700+ reviews)
Website

35. Lombardi’s Pizza

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Address: 32 Spring St, New York, NY 10012
Phone: (212) 941-7994
Hours:
Mon – Thu: 11:30 am – 11:00 pm
Fri – Sat: 11:30 am – 12.00 am
Sun: 11:30 am – 11:00 pm
Menu
Yelp: (4 stars with 4,700+ reviews)
Website

36. Pates Et Traditions

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Address: 52 Havemeyer St, Brooklyn, NY 11211
Phone: (718) 302-1878
Hours:
Mon – Fri: 12:30 pm – 10:30 pm
Sat – Sun: 11:00 am – 10:30 pm
Menu
Yelp: (4 stars with 600+ reviews)
Website

37. Pylos

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Address: 128 E 7th St, New York, NY 10009

Phone: (212) 473-0220
Hours:

Mon – Tue: 5:00 pm – 12:00 am
Wed – Thu: 11:30 – 4:00 pm & 5:00 pm – 12:00 am
Fri – Sat: 11:30 am – 4:00 pm & 5:00 pm – 1:00 am
Sun: 11:30 am – 4:00 pm & 5:00 pm – 12:00 am
Menu
Yelp: (4 stars with 800+ reviews)
Website

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