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Eat your way through New York City

Eat your way through New York City

Our Top Picks (in no particular order)


174 Elizabeth Street
TIMING: 11am- 11pm ( drinks till midnight)
Cocktails: Thursday – Saturday 11pm – 2am

CUISINE: Italian
Fresh Carrot Salad source: @pietronolita Instagram

This 30 seat underground restaurant is designed to feel like a ‘50s-style diner with an all pink interior’. On offer are healthy Italian dishes. Breakfast options include soft scrambled eggs with croissants, bread basket and an Italian coffee- flavoured waffle and amaretto. Dinner and lunch offers Mediterranean-influenced fare and pasta dishes, including steak with roasted peppers, a Fusilli dish and Farro salad with Squash. Some of the menu items like cocktails and pasta will even be pink. All food colouring is natural. Besides food one can also buy t-shirts that say "Pink As Fuck" to go along with the decor. Click here for more.


119 Baxter St
TIMING: Mon-Thurs 12:00-10:00PM
Fri-Sat 11:00-11:00PM
Sun 11:00-10:00PM

CUISINE: Asian Dessert

Source: Taiyakinyc Instagram

Taiyaki, a Japanese dessert, is a fish-shaped waffle that is traditionally filled with red bean paste or custard. They have branches in Chinatown and Williamsburg . The fish sports a large mouth to hold Japanese-inspired soft serve ice cream flavours like vanilla, chocolate, matcha (green tea), hojicha (roasted green tea), mango, strawberry, and a plethora of toppings. The ice creams are creamy, cones are crisp on the outside and soft on the inside, the combination is perfect in taste. One must try Croyaki (croissant and taiyaki hybrid), Unicorn Floaties, Unicorn Taiyaki, and Jiggly Souffle Pancakes.


13 E 1st St
TIMING: Brunch: Sat, Sun 11:30 am–3:30 pm
Bar: Mon–Wed, Sun 5:00 pm–12:00 am
Thurs–Sat 5:00 pm–2:00 am
Dinner: Mon– Thurs 5:00 pm–10:30 pm
Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–11:30 pm
Sun 5:00 pm–9:30 pm

CUISINE: Contemporary Indian

Masala Jackfruit Tacos source: Baarbaarnyc Instagram

BaarBaar is the first Indian gastro bar of its kind, it may bill itself as a gastropub but dining is the focus here. Chef Sujan Sarkar has brought the real taste of Indian food to New York. Their innovative menu is filled with delicious condiments, to prove that no detail is too small for this kitchen. Turning the humble chakna into sophisticated nibbles and converting the unique thalis into hearty platters — BAAR BAAR's food reflects a community eating spirit. One can also enjoy cocktails with an Indian twist. One must try their famous Paneer chili, lamb keema and Brussel sprouts foogath.



28 W 44th Street
Timings: 11:30am -10pm (Monday to Friday), 5pm -10pm (Saturday)
Price: INR 3400 for two (approx)

Sexy Sen Sakana


This non-tipping restaurant serves an intense inter-cultural exchange of two different cuisines, Japanese and Peru. The blend known as Nikkei Cuisine is a delight to the taste buds. Sen Sakanais Japanese for “One thousand fish,”which refers to the different species that are said to swim in the water of Peru.

This place is known for its happy hours, during which all classic cocktails are served for INR 620 (approx), Monday through Friday and all day on Saturday. A great option for private events and dinners, you should definitely reserve a table before you visit. The menu is full of exciting stuff and we highly recommend the Sexy Sen Sakana (Sushi) and Peruvian Cheese wrapped in Pork Belly.


243 W 54th street
Timings: 11am -11pm (Monday to Sunday) Price: INR 2000 for two (approx)

Kimchi Pepper Rice Bowl


Founded in Japan in 1994, this Japanese fast-casual dining restaurant has just opened in NYC, offering DIY Teppan and a unique “Cook-your-own-meals” concept. It is named so, because pepper is the most used spice in the food served there. Known for quick service, great tasting and good quality food, Pepper Lunch is the perfect place for lunch, with a plethora of options. Meals are served on hot iron “Teppan” platters on which one can cook the sizzling items, since the Teppan stays hot for 20 mins the food stays warm till you finish your meal. We highly recommend Kimchi Pepper Rice (Rice, meat and cheese with Kimchi!), which basically feels like a warm blanket on a cold rainy day!

You should visit Pepper Lunch, if you want to eat anything Japanese in NYC.



334 Bowery
Timings: 12 - 10:30pm (Monday to Sunday) Price: INR 1400 for two (approx)

Margherita Pizza


Sorbillo was opened by Gino and Toto Sorbillo in Noho in 2017. The brothers are Napolitan Pizzaioli appreciated in the world for their verve and eclecticism. Their father is the nineteenth of 21 children, all Pizzaioli. The original Sorbillo in Napoli via Dei Tribunali since 1935 still stands today. This eatery is known for its organic pizza dough, made by hand, which is fermented using natural yeast. They also use Italian tomatoes and Italian organic extra virgin olive oil among many other Italian products. The menu includes salads, pizzas, pastas and calzones and more Italian food. They hold private events and have a catering menu too. The Margherita con Bufala pizza will bring tears of joy to your eyes! We also recommend the spaghetti aglio, olio and peperoncini and the seasonal seafood pasta. Reservations needed.



230 Fifth Ave (Corner 27TH) Manhattan, NY 10001

Timing: Monday-Sunday 2pm–2am Saturday & Sunday Brunch: 10am–4pm Cuisines: American, Bar, Fusion.


Thisrooftop bar in Manhattan is the perfect place to chill out with friends, family or strangers! Offering the best view in town, including that of the Empire State building, 230 Fifth has two levels, one that is a fully enclosed penthouse lounge, and the other is New York City's largest roof top garden. People of 21+ Years of age with an ID or Passport are allowed to enter the bar area. For brunch, people under 21 are allowed if accompanied by a parent. We highly recommend the Japalapeño Margaritas and the Beef Sliders.


122 Christopher Street, West Village, NYC.

Timing: Saturday & Sunday – 11am to 4pm. 6pm to 11pm
Monday thru Friday – 6pm to 11pm Cuisines: American


Chicken and Waffles

Located on the edge of Christopher and Bedford streets in the snazzy West Village, NorthFork offers American accented comfort food in a rustic setting. With set seasonal menus, offering innovative dishes made of fresh, organic ingredients, this eatery is the perfect place for a brunch. The cocktail list is impressive as well! Their name is inspired by North Fork region of Eastern Island, from where they source as much local produce as possible, support local farms and are committed to sustainability. If we had to pick one dish from the menu, we wouldn’t be able to! Both the Chicken and Waffles and the Crème Brûlée French Toast is a must have!



63 West 38th Street

Lunch Menu: Monday - Friday 11:30am - 2:30pm Evening & Weekend Menu :
Monday - Friday 4:30pm - 11:00pm
Saturday 12pm - 11pm
Sunday 12pm - 10pm
Cuisines: American, Contemporary American


Fried Chicken Sandwich

Offering an indoor seating, a courtyard with retractable glass roof and outside terrace with an amazing view of the Manhattan skyline, Refinery Rooftop is the crowning jewel of Refinery Hotel. Enjoy a great meal in a cosy and intimate setting with a beautiful bar, pretty lights and ambient music. It is good for both lunch and dinner, there is indoor as well as outdoor seating, however sitting outdoors is more fun! Make sure you have a reservation. There is also a DJ on the weekends. They have separate menus for lunch, dinner and brunch, we loved the Fried Chicken Sandwich from the lunch menu!