35 "BYOB" restaurants in New York.
True BYOB spots (AKA no corkage fee) are hard to find. True BYOB spots with food that doesn’t suck are even rarer. Here are the places where you can show up with your own bottle and spend that extra money on a meal you actually want to eat.
Lucali is a walk-in-only spot in Carroll Gardens that serves the best pizza in New York City.
Visit Boca Santa, a BYOB Mexican spot in Bed-Stuy, for a grown-up Taco Tuesday.
Corto is a BYO Italian spot in Jersey City that serves some very good housemade pastas.
The menu at Broa changes often, but we’ve never had a bad dish at this Portuguese BYO spot in Jersey City.
Korai Kitchen is a Bangladeshi spot in Jersey City with a delicious, $20 buffet that changes daily.
15 Fox Place serves a $95 set menu of filling Italian-American food inside a private house in Jersey City.
Uncle Momo is a BYO Lebanese restaurant in Jersey City that’s a good option for brunch or a casual weeknight dinner.
Green Garden Village is a BYOB restaurant in Chinatown with hit-or-miss Cantonese food.
Ital Kitchen is a vegan spot in Crown Heights where you can pretend you're vacationing in the French West Indies.
Bread And Salt is a BYOB pizza spot in Jersey City that serves some of our favorite slices around NYC.
Bhatti is a very good BYOB Indian restaurant in Murray Hill that specializes in kebabs.
Pasta Dal Cuore is a BYOB Italian spot in Jersey City that serves some very good housemade pastas.
Lamoon is a cash-only, BYOB restaurant in Elmhurst that specializes in Northern Thai food, and it’s a great spot to eat sausage and pork spine soup.
Nepali Bhanchha Ghar is a Nepali restaurant in Jackson Heights where you should go with a group to eat some excellent jhol momos.
Whit’s End is a pizza and seafood place on Beach 97th Street that makes some of the best pizza in the Rockaways.