Bite List: Manhattan

So this is it. THE LIST. This is my reference point. It is constantly changing and evolving, and just because something is on (or not on) the list, does not necessarily mean it is wonderful or terrible. It is divided by area, and they are all places I have actually eaten in. 


UPPER WEST:
  • Amsterdam Burger Co. 654 Amsterdam & 92nd 212-362-0700 kosher, burgers
  • Lincoln 142 W 65th Street bet Brdwy & Amsterdam 212-359-6500 italian 
  • Sugar & Plumm 377 Amsterdam Ave & 78th St 212-787-8778 bakery/desserts 
MIDTOWN WEST / HELLS KITCHEN:
  • Ai Fiori 400 5th Ave bet 37th & 36th St 212-613-8660 italian / french 
  • Aldo Sohm Wine Bar 151 West 51st bet 51st & 52nd 212-554-1143 wine bar
  • Alidoro Midtown 18 East 39th bet 5th & Madison 646-692-4330 sandwiches
  • Betony 41 West 57th bet 6th & 5th 212-465-2400 american 
  • Danji 346 W 52nd St bet 8th & 9th Ave 212-586-2880 korean
  • Gotham West Market 600 11th Ave bet 44th & 45th St 212-582-7940 food court
  • Jean-Georges 1 Central Park West, Midtown West 212-299-3900 french 
  • Kingside 124 West 57th St bet 6th & 7th Ave 212-707-8000 american
  • L'Amico Eventi Hotel 851 6th Avenue 212-201-4065. Italian 
  • Le Bernardin 155 W 51st, Midtown West 212-554-1515 french 
  • Lupulo 835 6th Avenue & 29th 212-290-7600 tapas 
  • Ma P├Ęche Chamber's Hotel 15 W 56th St 212-757-5878 asian 
  • Marea 240 Central Park South 212-582-5100 seafood
  • Per Se 10 Columbus Circle bet CPW & Brdway, Midtown West 212-823-9335 french
  • Refinery Rooftop  63 West 38th bet 5th and 6th 646-664-0372. lounge 
  • Quality Italian 57 West 57th Street bet 6th & 5th 212-390-1111 italian / steakhouse
  • Stella 34 Trattoria Macy's 6th Fl 35th & Broadway 212-967-9251 italian 
  • Sushi of Gari 46 347 W 46th St bet 8th - 9th Ave 212-957-0046 sushi
  • Sushi Seki Hell's Kitchen 365 W 46th bet 8th & 9th 212-262-8880 sushi 

UPPER EAST / MIDTOWN EAST:
  • Amali 115 E 60th St bet Park & Lex 212-339-8363 mediterranean 
  • Casa Lever 390 Park Ave bet 53rd & 54th St 212-888-2700 italian 
  • Daniel 60 E 65th off Park Ave, UES 212-288-0033 french / american
  • Erminia 250 E 83rd St bet 3rd & 2nd Ave, UES 212-879-4284 italian 
  • Ethos 905 1st Avenue and 51st 212-888-4060 greek 
  • Her Name is Han 17 East 31st bet 5th Ave & Madison 212-779-9990 korean
  • Hospoda 321 E 73rd bet 1st Ave & 2nd Ave 212-861-1038 modern european
  • JAMS 1414 Ave of the Americas 212-703-2001 california cuisine 
  • Massoni 11 East 31st bet 5th Ave & Madison 212-951-1141. Italian 
  • Riverpark 450 E 29th St off East River 212-729-9790 american
  • Salumeria Rosi Parmacotto 903 Mad Ave bet 72nd & 73rd 212-517-7700 italian
  • Sette Mezzo 969 Lexington Ave bet 71st & 70th st 212-472-0400 italian 
  • Sfoglia 1402 Lex Ave bet 92nd & 93rd St 212-831-1402 italian 
  • Sons of Thunder 204 East 38th bet 3rd & tunnel 646-863-2212 poke 
  • Tanoshi 1372 York Ave bet 73rd - 74th 917-265-8254 sushi 
  • The Crown 24 E 81st St bet 5th & Madison 646-559-4880 italian 
  • The East Pole 133 East 65th St bet Lex and Madison 212-249-2222 American 
  • The Mark 25 E 77th bet 5th & Madison 212-744-4300 french 
  • The Polo Bar 1 East 55th & 5th 212-207-8562 american 
  • The Upsider 1004 2nd Ave bet 53rd and 54th 646-726-4760 american 
  • The Wright Guggenheim Museum 1071 5th Ave 212-427-5690 american 
  • Totto Ramen 248 East 52nd Street 212-421-0052 ramen 
  • Xi'an Famous Foods 14 East 34th Street bet 5th & Madison chinese 
  • Zuma 261 Madison Ave bet 38th & 39th 212-544-9862 japanese 

FLATIRON / GRAMERCY / UNION SQUARE:
  • 15 East 15 East 15th Street bet 5th Ave & Union Sq W 212-647-0015 japanese
  • ABC Cucina 38 East 19th St bet Brdway & S Park Ave 212-677-2233 spanish 
  • ABC Kitchen 35 East 18th St bet Brdway & S Park Ave 212-475-5829 american 
  • ABCV 38 East 19th Street 212-475-5829 212-475-5829 American - vegetarian 
  • Aldea 31 West 17th St bet Ave of the Americas & 5th Ave 212-675-7223 Portuguese 
  • All'onda 22 East 13th bet 5th & University Place. 212-231-2236 italian 
  • Asellina 420 Park Ave S bet 28th & 29th St 212-317-2908 italian 
  • Atoboy 43 East 28th Street bet Madison & Park Ave 646-476-7217 korean 
  • A Voce 41 Madison Ave @ 26th St 212-545-8555 italian 
  • Barbounia 250 Park Ave S bet 19th & 20th St 212-995-0242 mediterranean 
  • Beyond Sushi 229 E 14th St bet 2nd & 3rd Ave 646-861-2889 vegan, sushi
  • Blue Water Grill 31 Union Square West @ 16th 212-675-9500 american 
  • Boqueria 53 W 19th St bet 5th & Ave of the Americas 212-255-4160 spanish/tapas
  • Cosme 35 East 21st bet Broadway & 5th Ave 212-913-9659 mexican
  • Covina 127 East 27th bet Park Ave & Lexington Ave 212-204-0225 american
  • Daily Provisions 103 East 19th bet Park & Irving Place 212-488-1505 
  • Eataly 200 5th Ave bet 23rd & 24th St 646-398-5100 italian/pizza 
  • Hanjan - 36 west 26th street bet 6th ave & Broadway 212-206-7226 korean 
  • Hu Kitchen 78 5th Ave bet 13th & 14th St 212-510-8919 health food 
  • Junoon 27 W 24th bet 5th & 6th Ave 212-490-2100 indian 
  • La Pecora Bianca 1133 Broadway bet 26th and 25th 212-498-9696 italian 
  • Little Beet Table 333 Park Ave South bet 24th - 25th 212-466-3330 veggies 
  • Made Nice 8 West 28th b/t Broadway & 5th Avenue 212-887-1677
  • Maialino 2 Lexington Ave bet 22nd St & Gramercy Park 212-777-2410 italian 
  • Maysville 17 West 26th St bet 6th & Broadway 646-490-8240 american 
  • No. 7 Sub 1188 Broadway bet 28th & 29th St 212-532-1680 sandwiches
  • Nur 34 East 20th b/t Broadway & S Park Ave 212-505-3420 Middle Eastern 
  • O Ya  120 East 28th Street bet Park & Lex 212-204-0200 sushi 
  • One Lucky Duck 125 E 17th bet 3rd & Irving 212-477-7151 vegan
  • Pondicheri 15 West 27th street 646-878-4375 indian 
  • Pure Food & Wine 54 Irving Place bet 18th & 17th 212-477-1010 vegan
  • Novita 102 E 22nd bet Park Ave S & Lex 212-677-2222 italian 
  • SD26 19 East 26th St bet Broadway & 5th Ave 212-265-5959 italian 
  • Shuko 47 East 12th St bet University & Broadway 212-228-6088 Japanese 
  • Sushi Seki Chelsea 208 West 23rd bet 7th & 8th Ave 212-255-5988 sushi
  • Sweetgreen Nomad 1164 Broadway bet 27th & 28th 646-449-8884 salads
  • Taboonette 30 East 13th St bet 5th Ave & University 212-510-7881 Mediterranean 
  • The Breslin Bar & Dining Room 20 West 29th St 212-679-1939 gastropub 
  • The Clocktower 5 Madison Ave bet 24th & 23rd 212-413-4300 British 
  • The Gander 15 West 18th St bet 5th & 6th Ave 212-229-9500 American
  • The NoMad 1170 Broadway bet 27th & 28th St 347-472-5660 spanish/french 
  • Tsurutontan Udon Noodle 21 East 16th Street  212-989-1000. Udon
  • Union Square Cafe 21 E 16th St bet Union Sq W & 5th Ave 212-243-4020 american
  • Upland 345 Park Ave S bet 26th & 25th 212-686-1006 american 

CHELSEA:
  • Artichoke Basille's Pizza 114 10th Ave bet 17th St & 18th St 212-792-9200 pizza 
  • Bodega Negra 355 W 16th 212-229-2336 Mexican 
  • Cherry 355 W 16th St bet 9th Ave & 8th Ave 212-929-5800 asian fusion 
  • Cookshop 156 10th Ave bet 19th & 20th St 212-924-4440 american 
  • Da Umberto 107 W 17th St bet 7th Ave & 6th Ave 212-989-0303 italian 
  • Dizengoff 75 9th Avenue (in Chelsea Market) 646-833-7097 Middle Eastern 
  • Gallow Green 530 W 27th St bet 11th & 10th Ave 212-564-1662 american/rooftop 
  • Impero Caffe 132 West 27th bet 7th & 6th 917-409-5171 italian 
  • La Sirena Maritime Hotel, 88 9th avenue 212-977-6096 italian 
  • Momofuku Nishi 232 8th Ave bet 21st & 22nd 646-518-1919 Italian Asian Fusion
  • Montmartre 158 8th Ave @ 18th St 646-596-8838 french / bistro 
  • Salinas 136 9th Ave bet 19th & 18th St 212-776-1990 spanish/tapas
  • Seed + Mill 409 West 15th Street 917-292-5164 ice cream 
  • The Donut Plant 220 West 23rd St bet 7th & 8th Ave 212-675-9100 donuts
  • Ushiwakamaru 362 West 23rd bet 8th - 9th sushi

MEATPACKING:
  • Catch 21 9th Ave bet Little W 12th & 13th St 212-392-5978 seafood/asian 
  • Colicchio & Sons 85 10th Ave bet 15th & 16th St 212-400-6699 american 
  • Santina 820 Washington St bet Gansevoort & Little W 12th 212-254-3000 italian
  • Standard Grill 848 Washington St bet 13th & LW 12th St 212-645-4100 american
  • Sushi by Bou 353 W14th b/t Hudson & 14th Street 917-870-1587 sushi 
  • The Darby 244 W 14th St bet 7th & 8th Ave 212-242-4411 american 
  • Toro 85 10th Ave 212-691-2360 tapas
  • Toy Hotel Gansevoort 18 9th Ave @ W 13th 212-660-6766 asian fusion  

VILLAGE / WEST VILLAGE:
  • 12 Chairs 56 MacDougal Street 212-254-8640 middle eastern 
  • Annisa 13 Barrow St bet 7th Ave S & 4th St 212-741-6699 american 
  • Babbo 110 Waverly Place bet N Wash Sq & Macdougal 212-777-0303 italian
  • Bar Bolonat 611 Hudson St bet Jane St & 12th St 212-390-1545 mediterranean
  • Bar Pitti 268 6th Ave bet W Houston & Bleecker 212-982-3300 italian 
  • Big Gay Ice Cream Shop 61 Grove Street bet 7th Ave S & Sheridan Sq ice cream
  • Bluestone Lane 55 Greenwich Ave bet Charles & Perry 646-368-1988 Coffee/brunch
  • Blue Hill 75 Washington Pl & 6th Ave 212-539-1776 american 
  • Blue Ribbon Bakery 35 Downing bet Bedford & Varick 212-337-0404 bakery 
  • By CHLOE 185 Bleecker Street 212-290-8000 vegan
  • Cafe Altro Paradiso 234 Varick Street off 6th Ave 646-952-0828 italian 
  • Carbone 181 Thompson bet Bleecker & Houston 212-254-300 italian
  • Casa Apicii 62 West 9th Street & 14th st 212-353-8400 italian 
  • Chalait 224 West 4th Street bet 7th Ave S & 4th St 212-929-0266 coffee & tea
  • Bar Sardine 183 W 10th bet 7th Ave S & 4th St 646-360-3705 american
  • Claudette 24 5th Avenue 212-868-2424 French 
  • Coco & Cru 643 Bond Street bet Bond & Bleecker street 212-614-3170. Cafe 
  • Da Silvano 260 6th Ave bet W Houston & Bleecker 212-982-2343 italian 
  • El Toro Blanco 257 6th Ave bet W Houston & Bleecker 212-645-0193 mexican 
  • Eleven Madison Park 11 Mad Ave & 24th, Gramercy St 212-889-0905 american 
  • Employees Only 510 Hudson St bet 10th & Christopher 212-242-3021 american
  • Fedora 239 W 4th St bet 10th & Charles St 646-449-9336 american 
  • Gramercy Tavern 42 E 20th, Gramercy 212-477-0777 american 
  • I Sodi 105 Christopher St bet Bedford & Bleecker St 212-414-5774 italian 
  • Il Mulino 86 W 3rd bet Thompson & Sullivan St 212-673-373 italian
  • Kosaka 220 West 13th st bet 7th ave & Horatio 212-727-1709 sushi 
  • Jeffrey's Grocery 172 Waverly Pl bet Grove & 10th St 646-398-7630 seafood 
  • Joe's Pizza 7 Carmine Street bet 6th & Minetta Ln 212-366-1182 pizza
  • Joseph Leonard 170 Waverly Pl bet Christopher & Grove 646-429-8383 american
  • L'Artusi 228 W 10th St bet Bleecker & Hudson St 212-255-5757 italian 
  • Little Owl 90 Bedford St bet Grove & Barrow St 212-741-4695 american 
  • Lupa 170 Thompson St bet Houston & Bleecker italian 
  • Minetta Tavern 113 Macdougal St bet Bleecker & W 3rd 212-475-3850 french
  • Miss Lily's 132 West Houston bet Sullivan & MacDougal St caribbean
  • Morandi 211 Waverly Pl bet 10th St & Charles St 212-627-7575 italian
  • Neta 61 West 8th St bet 6th Ave & Greenwich Ave 212-505-2610 sushi 
  • Nix 72 University Place bet 10th & 11th 212-498-9393 vegetarian 
  • Otto Enoteca Pizzeria 1 5th Ave bet Washington Mews & 8th 212-995-9559 italian
  • Perla Cafe 234 West 4th bet 10th and Charles 212-933-1824 italian 
  • Recette 328 W 12th St bet Greenwich & Hudson 212-414-3000 french/american
  • Rosemary's 18 Greenwich Ave bet Charles & 10th St 212-647-1818 italian 
  • Spasso 551 Hudson St bet Perry & 11th St 212-858-3838 italian 
  • Soto 357 6th Ave bet W 4th & Sheridan Sq 212-414-3088 sushi 
  • Sushi Nakazawa 23 Commerce St bet S 7th Ave & Bedford 212-924-2212 sushi
  • Sushi Zo 88 West 3rd Street bet Thompson & Sullivan 646-405-4826 sushi 
  • Tertulia 359 6th Ave @ W 4th St 646-559-9909 tapas / spanish 
  • The Lion 62 W 9th bet 5th Ave & 14th St 212-353-8400 american 
  • The Beatrice Inn 285 W 12th bet 4th St & 8th Ave 646-896-1804 american
  • Via Carota  51 Grove Street bet 7th Ave & Bleecker Street italian
  • Westville Hudson 333 Hudson St bet Van Dam & Charlton St 212-776-1404  american
NOHO:
  • Acme 9 Great Jones St & Lafayette 212-203-2121 american
  • Estela 47 East Houston bet Greene & Mulberry 212-219-7693 american
  • Gato 324 Lafayette St bet Houston & Bleecker 212-334-6400 Mediterranean 
  • Gemma 335 Bowery bet 2nd St & Bond St 212-505-7300 italian 
  • Il Buco 47 Bond St bet Bowery & 2nd St 212-533-1932 italian
  • Il Buco Alimentari 53 Great Jones off Bowery 212-837-2622 italian
  • Lafayette 380 Lafayette St bet 4th St & Great Jones 212-533-3000 french / bakery
  • Le Philosophe 55 Bond St bet Bowery & 2nd St 212-388-0038 french 
  • Mile End 53 Bond St bet Bowery & 2nd St 212-529-2990 deli / sandwiches
  • Narcissa 21 Cooper Sq bet Bowery & 4th St 212-228-3344 American
  • Bar Primi 325 Bowery @ 2nd St 212-220-9100 italian
  • Smile to Go 26 Bond St bet Bowery & 2nd St 646-329-5836 american
  • The Smile 26 Bond St bet Lafayette & Bowery 646-329-5836 american 
  • Vics 31 Great Jones Street between Bowery & Lafayette 212-253-5700 Italian 
NOLITA/LITTLE ITALY:
  • Balaboosta 214 Mulberry St bet Spring & Prince 212-966-7366 mediterranean
  • Barmache 14 Spring St bet Elizabeth & Mott St 212-219-2399 american  
  • Black Seed Bagels 170 Elizabeth St bet Spring & Kenmare 212-730-1950 bagels
  • Cafe Gitane 242 Mott St bet Houston & Prince 212-334-9552 french 
  • Miss Paradis 47 Prince Street bet Mulberry & Lafayette 646-329-6380. Small plates
  • Parm 248 Mulberry St bet Spring & Prince 212-993-7189 italian
  • Pasquale Jones 86 Kenmare bet Mott & Mulberry italian 
  • Pulino's 282 Bowery Ave off East Houston 212-226-1966 pizza/italian
  • Rubirosa 235 Mulberry St bet Spring & Prince 212-965-0500 italian/pizza
  • Seamore's 390 Broome Street 212-730-6550 seafood
  • Torrisi Italian Specialties 250 Mulberry St bet Spring & Prince 212-965-0955 italian 
  • Two Hands 164 Mott Street bet Broome & Grand 917-475-1815 cafe 
  • Uncle Boons 7 Spring Street bet Bowery & Elizabeth 646-370-6650 thai 

EAST VILLAGE:
  • Babu Ji 175 Ave B east 11th 212-951-1082 indian 
  • Bruno 204 East 13th between 3rd & 2nd Ave pizza 
  • Cafe Mogador 101 St Marks Place 212677-2226 Moroccan 
  • Calliope 84 E 4th St bet Cooper Sq & Bowery 212-260-8484 french 
  • Dojo Izakaya 38 Avenue B 212-253-5311 Japanese 
  • Empellon Cucino 105 1st Ave bet 6th & 7th St 212-780-0999 mexican
  • Huertas 107 1st Ave bet 7th & 6th St 212-228-4490 spanish 
  • Kajitsu 414 E 9th St & Ave A 212-228-4873 japanese / vegetarian 
  • Kura 130 St Marks Place bet Ave A & 1st Ave 212-228-1010 sushi 
  • L'apicio 13 East 1st Street bet 2nd Ave & Extra Pl 212-533-7400 italian 
  • Momofuku Noodle Bar 171 1st Ave bet 10th & 11th St 212-777-7773 ramen 
  • Northern Spy Food Co. 511 E 12th Street bet Ave B & A 212-228-5100 american
  • Oiji 119 1st ave bet 7th st & St. Marks 646-767-9050 korean 
  • Prune 54 E 1st St bet 1st Ave & 2nd Ave 212-677-6221 american 
  • Porsena 21 E 7th St & Cooper Sq 212-228-4923 italian
  • Supper 156 East 2nd St bet Ave A & Ave B 212-477-7600 italian
  • Sushi Dojo 110 1st Ave bet 7th & 6th St 646-692-9398 sushi 
  • The Black Ant 60 2nd Ave bet 3rd and 4th st 212-598-0300 mexican 
  • Timna 109 St. Marks Place bet Ave A & 1st Ave 646-964-5181 Mediterranean 

SOHO:
  • Angolo Soho 331 W Broadway bet Canal & Grand St 212-203-1722 italian 
  • Antonioni's 177 Chrystie Street bet Rivington & Delancey 646-998-3407 Italian
  • Blue Ribbon Sushi 119 Sullivan St bet Spring & Prince 212-343-0404 sushi
  • Chalk Point Kitchen 527 Broome bet Thompson & Sullivan 212-390-0327 american
  • Charlie Bird 5 King Street bet McDougal & 6th Ave 212-235-7133 italian 
  • Combina 330 West Broadway bet Canal & Grand 212-226-1248 spanish 
  • David Burke Kitchen 23 Grand St bet Thompson & 6th Ave 212-201-9119 americn
  • Jack's Wife Frieda 224 Lafayette St bet Kenmare & Cleveland 212-510-8550 medit
  • L'asso 192 Mott St bet Kenmare & Spring St 212-219-2353 pizza (Little Italy)
  • Little Prince 199 Prince St bet Sullivan & Charlton St 212-335-0566 italian 
  • Lure Fishbar 142 Mercer St bet Houston & Prince 212-431-7676 seafood / sushi 
  • Navy 137 Sullivan St bet Houston & Prince 212-533-1137 american 
  • Osteria Morini 218 Lafayette St bet Kenmare & Cleveland 212-965-8777 italian 
  • Raoul's 180 Prince Street & Sullivan St 212-966-3518 bistro 
  • Sadelle's 463 West Broadway between Houston and Prince 212-776-4926 appetizing
  • The Butcher's Daughter 19 Kenmare St bet Bowery & Elizabeth St 212-219-3434 juice bar (Little Italy) 
LES / CHINATOWN / TRIBECA: 
  • Arcade Bakery 220 Church St bet Thomas & Worth bakery 
  • Batard 239 West Broadway bet Walker & Beach 212-219-2777 american
  • Beauty & Essex 146 Essex St bet Rivington & Stanton St 212-614-0146 american 
  • Blue Ribbon Sushi Izakaya 187 Orchard St off Houston St 212-466-0404 sushi 
  • Bouley 163 Duane St, Tribeca 212-964-2525 french 
  • Chinese Tuxedo 5 Doyers Street 646-895-9301 Chinese 
  • Dimes 143 Division Street bet Ludlow & Orchard 212-240-9410 American 
  • Dirt Candy 86 Allen 212-228-7732 vegetarian, vegan
  • El Rey Coffee & Luncheonette 100 Stanton bet Ludlow & Orchard american 
  • Fat Radish 17 Orchard St bet Canal & Hester 212-300-4053 british 
  • Freeman's Alley 191 Chrystie St bet Delancey & Rivington 212-420-0012 american
  • Kiki's 130 Division Street bet Orcahrd & Pike 646-882-7052 greek
  • La Esquina 114 Kenmare St bet Mott & Elizabeth St 646-613-7100 mexican 
  • Little Park 85 West Broadway in SMyth Hotel 212-220-4110 american 
  • Locanda Verde 377 Greenwich St Franklin & Moore 212-925-3797 italian
  • Macao Trading Co 311 Church St  bet Walker & Lispenard St 212-431-8750 asian 
  • Marc Forgione 134 Reade St bet Hudson & Greenwich 212-941-9401 american 
  • Mission Chinese Food 154 Orchard & Stanton 212-529-8800 chinese
  • Public Kitchen 215 Chrystie Street at Stanton 212-735-6000 American 
  • Russ & Daughter's 179 E Houston St off 2nd Ave 212-475-4880 seafood, appetizing
  • Russ & Daughters Cafe 127 Orchard St bet Rivington & Delancey 212-475-4881 appetizing 
  • Schillor's Liquor Bar 131 Rivington bet Norfolk & Suffolk 212-260-4555 american 
  • Sammy's Roumanian Steakhouse 157 Chrystie bet Delancey & Rivington 212-673-0330 steakhouse 
  • Stanton Social 99 Stanton St bet Ludlow & Orchard 212-995-0099 tapas / sm plate
  • Sushi of Gari Tribeca 130 West Brdway bet Duane & Thomas 212-285-0130 sushi