There are restaurants that reach legend status for a particularly iconic dish, and then there are those whose remarkable longstanding legacies make them New York classics. Each of the restaurants on this list falls under one of those categories. These include a few of New York’s most prolific success stories — like a certain Coney Island hot dog stand gone global and halal food truck that’s evolved into a chain of restaurants across the country.
All of these establishments have helped make New York’s dining scene what it is today. From one of the city’s last old-school fried chicken shops to a cult-favorite cookie bakery, here are 22 classically New York City restaurants whose kitchens are still up and running.Read More