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The 10 Best, 'Secret' Off-The-Menu Dishes in New York

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When dining out, ordering from the same menu given to every customer can become so humdrum and pedestrian. If you want to feel like an insider and impress your friends, take a look at these off menu items secretly offered at some of New York's top restaurants. Some are old classics that can be revived for the right person, some are so new they aren't on the regular menus yet, and some are just unholy creations that need to be kept secret from most sane customers (please see the Luther Burger). Check them out ahead.

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—Jackie Goldstein

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Note: Restaurants on this map are listed geographically.

1. M. Wells

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11-17 49th Ave
Long Island City, NY 11101

2. The Red Cat

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227 10th Ave
New York, NY 10011

3. Le Bernardin

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155 W 51st St
New York, NY 10019

4. Momofuku Noodle Bar

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171 1st Ave
New York, NY 10003

5. La Esquina

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106 Kenmare St
New York, NY 10012

6. Trattoria Cinque

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363 Greenwich St
New York, NY 10013

7. Primehouse New York

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381 Park Ave
New York, NY 10016

8. David Burke Kitchen

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23 Grand St
New York, NY 10013

9. Lure Fish Bar

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142 Mercer St
New York, NY 10012

10. Tipsy Parson

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156 9th Ave
New York, NY 10011

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1. M. Wells

11-17 49th Ave, Long Island City, NY 11101
11-17 49th Ave
Long Island City, NY 11101

2. The Red Cat

227 10th Ave, New York, NY 10011
227 10th Ave
New York, NY 10011

3. Le Bernardin

155 W 51st St, New York, NY 10019
155 W 51st St
New York, NY 10019

4. Momofuku Noodle Bar

171 1st Ave, New York, NY 10003
171 1st Ave
New York, NY 10003

5. La Esquina

106 Kenmare St, New York, NY 10012
106 Kenmare St
New York, NY 10012

6. Trattoria Cinque

363 Greenwich St, New York, NY 10013
363 Greenwich St
New York, NY 10013

7. Primehouse New York

381 Park Ave, New York, NY 10016
381 Park Ave
New York, NY 10016

8. David Burke Kitchen

23 Grand St, New York, NY 10013
23 Grand St
New York, NY 10013

9. Lure Fish Bar

142 Mercer St, New York, NY 10012
142 Mercer St
New York, NY 10012

10. Tipsy Parson

156 9th Ave, New York, NY 10011
156 9th Ave
New York, NY 10011

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