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Sky Cafe is a small spot in Elmhurst where you’ll find excellent Indonesian food.
Chama Mama is a Georgian restaurant in Chelsea where you can get a good stew and some excellent khachapuri. Bring a group, and order a lot.
Keens is a Midtown steakhouse with tons of history, but even if you don’t care about Albert Einstein’s smoking pipe, you’ll eat some great meat.
Wayla is a fun spot on the Lower East Side, and it’s on our shortlist for best Thai food in NYC.
The original Pastis closed in 2014, and now there’s a new location (also in the Meatpacking District). It isn’t as cool, but the food is still great.
The Fulton in the South Street Seaport is where you should go to eat phenomenal seafood while looking out at the Brooklyn Bridge.
Melba’s is a spot in Harlem with some great fried chicken, catfish, and waffles. Try it for a casual meal, and get a side of mac and cheese.
Hanon is a casual Japanese spot in Williamsburg that serves the best udon in the city.
Mama Fina’s is a counter-service Filipino restaurant in the East Village that makes excellent pork sisig.
Uluh is a BYOB Chinese restaurant in the East Village that feels like a clubby teahouse.
Jacob Restaurant is a buffet in Harlem where you can fill a styrofoam container with some very solid soul food, Caribbean food, or spaghetti.
Kāwi is a restaurant in Hudson Yards from the Momofuku team that makes some really good Korean food.
RH is the restaurant on top of Restoration Hardware in Meatpacking where you can get design inspiration for your megayacht while eating American food.
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.