The 30 dishes presented here provide a taste of classic New York. They have achieved a distinguished reputation and shaped our modern dining scene. Most originated long ago, while those of more recent vintage have rapidly blown up to legendary status. A few are expensive, while most can be obtained for a few dollars. All are worth trying, and all contribute to what makes our city the most exciting dining destination in the world.
For more information on NYC’s essential establishments, check out the Eater 38, critic Robert Sietsema’s list of inexpensive dining destinations, and guides to iconic burgers, pizzerias, meats, and desserts.
The latest CDC guidance for vaccinated diners during the COVID-19 outbreak is here; dining out still carries risks for unvaccinated diners and workers. Please be aware of changing local rules, and check individual restaurant websites for any additional restrictions such as mask requirements. Find a local vaccination site here.Read More