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Great New York Noodle Town is a bustling restaurant in Chinatown serving salt-baked soft-shell crabs and other delectable Chinese dishes. You'll find that they're not too picky about presentation, placing the most emphasis on the taste of the food. You won't find any fancy decor here, but the food and value more than makes up for this. For those with late-night cravings, Great New York Noodle Town is open late to keep you happy. Make sure to bring cash, since they don't take credit cards.
This Tribeca restaurant is for the most part a grazing spot for the cool, upscale loft-dwellers of the neighborhood. However, on weekends it really heats up for brunch, with lines sometimes snaking around the corner. Bubby's serves comfort food at breakfast, lunch and dinner as well as amazing desserts, and generous cocktails. In good weather, the outdoor cafe becomes the neighborhood patio. There is a pleasant bar in front, making it an option for nighttime as well. Although it's open for 24 hours a day, the restaurant closes for a few hours every Tuesdays.
La Esquina with its wrought iron gates and candelabras has an ultra glamorous look, and could easily pass off as one of the hippest joint in the city. And what's more, the food evenly matches the decor. Try the tacos, avocado soups, tortillas, and many more tasty dishes to engage your taste buds. And it's not only the food that has people coming back for more, the choice of 70 varieties of tequilas do the trick!
Blue Ribbon Brasserie is an obligatory stop for food connoisseurs in the city. While the wildly popular restaurant now has several locations, the flagship location will always hold a special place in New Yorkers' hearts, particularly fans of the late-night dining scene. Blue Ribbon Brasserie welcomes diners until the early hours of the morning, creating a warm and welcoming ambience with low lighting and details like velvet upholstery. Sample the best comfort food you've ever eaten, savor remarkably fresh seafood, and enjoy classic mains like the hangar steak with wild mushrooms or roasted duck club. There's something to be said for American dishes done right at Blue Ribbon Brasserie.
While the East Village has long been a hip neighborhood, it was first known as an ethnic community. The Ukrainian restaurant Veselka is a remnant of that history. This combination luncheonette and sidewalk cafe with an Eastern European air features breakfast muffins, bagels, potato pancakes and cheese blintzes among other selections. For lunch, a hearty borscht and their famous pierogies should do the trick, while a dinner meal of kielbasa or veal goulash should leave you smiling and satisfied.
The name of this restaurant comes from the founder Brian Shebairo trying to say the name of his friend and co-founder Chris, while eating a hotdog. An absolute must for those who love franks, Crif Dogs has upped the ante with its handmade, naturally smoked wieners. They also serve some amazing burgers and shakes, but most come for the dogs. Try the Spicy Redneck, a bacon wrapped masterpiece topped with cole slaw and jalapenos.
Located on 14th Street, Artichoke Basille's Pizza & Brewery; generally just called Artichoke, serves up a deep slice of pizza. The slices are thick and dosed heavy with toppings, creating a deep-dish and almost buttery effect. Full pies are also available for delivery. The place is tiny and creates an intimate setting to watch the pizza-makers while you wait. Artichoke is an excellent way to finish the night, though you might extend your night as you'll no doubt queue up for the best slice in town.
Coppelia is a 24-hour diner restaurant which specializes in Cuban and South American food. Their all day breakfast menu is a hit with all the late night partiers who visit after their revelry ends to satiate their hunger. The Coppelia omelet and breakfast burrito are some of their famous breakfast dishes, while the rest of their menu consists of more delicious, hearty food. Coppelia has got a soothing atmosphere with live music every Friday and Saturday. They also have a huge bar which is has an emphasis on Latin spirits like tequila and mezcal with a few twists. Coppelia will just soothe you with their amazing food and bigheartedness.
A stylish hybrid of a bistro and a diner, this 24-hour Chelsea hotspot has been the place to be seen at 4:30a on a Friday or Saturday night since its Sex and the City heyday. The interior is a gleaming white, space-age take on the modern restaurant, complete with plastic chairs. The serve classic American diner food such as pork chops and fried chicken, and give it a bit of an upscale twist.