New York City is famous for a multitude of things: the arts, the shops, the architecture, but at the top of that list has to be our amazing food.

Whether you’re dressed to the nines and seated at a 5-star restaurant after taking in an incredible play, having a casual lunch with friends at a charming outdoor bistro, or enjoying a quick, but delicious, bite from our many street vendors, New York City has something for everyone.

To help you sort through all the amazing choices, here’s a list of some of the best food in New York City:

A Porterhouse at Pete Luger’s Steakhouse

Famous for their specialty — on site, dry aged porterhouse, that’s big enough to serve two to four hungry people — Pete Luger’s doesn’t just serve giant, prime steaks, they serve the finest quality meat around. Anywhere. There’s a reason it’s been voted the best steakhouse in New York City for 30 years. So, if you love steak and want an amazing, and unforgettable, dining experience, be sure to give this one a try.

You can find them at 178 Broadway in Brooklyn

For reservations call: 718.387.7400

Chicken and Waffles at the Red Rooster in Harlem

These aren’t just any fried chicken and waffles. The soul food at Red Rooster in Harlem is served up extra special. The chicken is fried in chicken liver butter and the waffles are generously drizzled in bourbon syrup. This is down home cooking turned up a few notches. Try it once, and you’ll definitely come back for more.

Check them out at 310 Lenox in Harlem

For reservations call: 212.792.9001

Chicken and Waffles

Bagel and Lox at Russ and Daughters — the Cafe

Fresh bagels — from the Bagel hole — are served up with California dairy, natural cream cheese, and the highest quality lox. The perfect combination of quality ingredients make these a phenomenal treat.

And, at Russ and Daughters, they carefully check each batch of salmon delivered from the smokehouse — always staying on top of the quality to ensure the absolute perfect lox and bagel experience for their customers. Order it plain, or with capers, onions, and tomatoes. They are truly delicious!!

Stop by Russ and Daughters at 127 Orchard Street, New York City

For reservations call: 212.475.4880

Murray’s Melt at Murray’s Greenwich Village  

What’s not to love about Murray’s Cheese?  But did you know they also have a breakfast sandwich, Murray’s Mel, that’s exceptional? It’s served up with high-quality fontina cheese, eggs, bacon, and presented on a toasted English Muffin. This one’s definitely worth trying with a piping hot cup of coffee. Come by and come hungry.

Located at 254 Bleeker Street in New York City

Brisket at the Hometown Bar-B-Que

Delicious southern style Barbecue in the heart of New York City. Hometown offers a great selection of wood-smoked meats: including ribs and chicken, and an array of sides like country style cornbread. However, the brisket is by far the most popular among New Yorkers.  

Heads up: the wait can be up to an hour (they don’t accept reservations). But don’t let the delay intimidate you. One taste of this brisket, and you’ll know it was well worth your patience. They serve generous portions, so definitely arrive hungry,

You’ll find them conveniently located at 454 Van Brunt Street in New York City

While you’re enjoying the NYC cuisine, be sure to stop by High Bar New York for after dinner cocktails. We’re located on the rooftop of the Doubletree, at 346 West 40th. Not only do we serve great drinks, but our views of the Manhattan skyline are also over the top incredible.

For reservations call: 646.362.7146