Restaurants NYC

Shelly Stars

Over-rated, you can do better
Good, not worth repeat calories
Great noms, don't miss out
Absolutely amazing, eat ASAP!
My favorites
So you wanna eat good food eh? Well you've come to the right place! Here's my list of restaurants that I think is worth checking out.

Most of them are 3 and 4 stars, those are the ones I think they're worth your time, money and stomach space. I've sprinkled a few reviews here and there where I think it's popular in NYC, but less worthwhile, so you've been warned!

I've already done the hard part of doing all the research of only eating at the best of the best places for you. I hope these posts saves you from Food FOMO. The last thing you should be thinking when you dine out is "Crap, I should have gotten that instead!! *RAGE*"

I've separated these into two different lists: Everyday Eats and Special Occasions.

Click on the restaurant's name to see my review. Right now these are sorted by star rating, but you can also click the headers such as Neighborhood to sort the table. Please let me know in the comments below if you have any fave restaurants I should check out ASAP!

Caveat: the sortable table below might not work in older browsers. Sorry!

Everyday Eats

Restaurant Neighborhood Cuisine Shelly Stars
Angelica Kitchen Lower East Side Vegan/Raw
Beyond Sushi  Gramercy Vegan/Japanese
Clinton Street Baking Co. Lower East Side Brunch
Desnuda Williamsburg Williamsburg (Brooklyn) Seafood/Peruvian
Doughnut Plant Lower East Side Dessert & Pastry
Ducks Eatery East Village Gastropub
Hakata TonTon West Village Japanese
Han Dynasty East Village Chinese
Ippudo East Village Japanese
Ippudo Westside Hell's Kitchen Japanese
Maharlika East Village Filipino
Minetta Tavern West Village American
Mission Chinese Food Lower East Side Chinese
Momofuku Má Pêche Midtown West Asian Fusion
Momofuku Noodle Bar East Village Asian Fusion
Momofuku Ssäm Bar East Village Korean
Morimoto Meatpacking Japanese
One if by Land, Two if by Sea West Village American (New)
Park Avenue Summer Upper East Side American (New)
Penelope Flatiron / Murray Hill American
Pub 199 New Jersey Seafood
Quintessence Lower East Side Vegan/Raw
Red Rooster Harlem Soul Food
Sake Bar Hagi Times Square Japanese
Sushi Abazu TriBeCa Japanese
Sushi Dojo East Village Japanese
Sushi Yasaka Upper West Side Japanese
Totto Ramen Midtown West Japanese
Yakitori Totto Midtown West Japanese

Special Occasions

Restaurant Neighborhood Cuisine Shelly Stars
Ai Fiori Midtown West Italian
Atera TriBeCa American (New)
Blue Hill at Stone Barns Upstate NY American (New)
Chef's Table at Brooklyn Fare Williamsburg (Brooklyn) American (New)
Eleven Madison Park Flatiron American (New)
Gramercy Tavern Flatiron American (New)
Marea, Nov '13 Update   Midtown West Seafood
The Mermaid Inn East Village Seafood
The NoMad, Oct '13 Update Flatiron American (New)
Per Se Midtown West French
Peter Luger Williamsburg (Brooklyn) Steakhouse
Sushi Nakazawa West Village Japanese
Telepan Upper West Side American (New)
The Capital Grille Midtown West Steakhouse