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Good restaurants in NYC please?

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Jungfraujoch Fri 03-Feb-17 14:31:58

Will be there at half term, DSs 16 and 11. Looking for a good steakhouse, best burgers and pizza! I know it's going to be £££ but less inexpensive options would be good!

Thank you.

AttilaTheMeerkat Fri 03-Feb-17 16:49:05

St Johns Pizza at 260 W 44th Street does good pizza (huge portions), try and reserve a table in advance as it gets very busy.

Shake Shack are good for burgers; again these are numerous in NYC and do get very busy. Its quite reasonably priced.

RoccoW14 Fri 03-Feb-17 17:07:43

All of Keith McNally's restaurants are worth checking out, particularly Minetta Tavern.

Standard Grill

Catch in Meatpacking for seafood

For burgers and pizza, Google best burgers NYC for inspiration i.e. for burgers:
https://www.bloomberg.com/news/photo-essays/2016-04-21/new-york-s-11-best-burgers-according-to-top-chefs

theaveragewife Fri 03-Feb-17 17:10:53

I came on to say catch too Rocco - seriously good!

HyacinthsBucket Fri 03-Feb-17 17:13:16

Another vote for Shake Shack!! Best burgers we've eaten anywhere. And their frozen custards are amazing too. And very reasonable.

PerfectlyPosed Fri 03-Feb-17 17:17:21

http://www.ellensstardustdiner.com/

This place is fab and right on Broadway too. Enjoy!

StealingYourWiFi Fri 03-Feb-17 17:20:05

Quality Meats is a fantastic steak house.

www.qualitymeatsnyc.com/home.cfm

Secret Burger Joint is AMAZING!

www.parkermeridien.com/eat/burger-joint/

YouHadMeAtCake Fri 03-Feb-17 17:20:25

I can definitely recommend Lombardis for Pizza! DH loves 5 Napkin Burger.

californiaburrito Fri 03-Feb-17 17:29:31

Peter Luger for steaks. Not cheap but absolutely worth it. Try and go for lunch. It may one of the only places in the world that can match the appetite of two growing boys. They slice the (cooked) steak at the table for you, place it on your plate and then spoon some of the rendered fat over the meat. Amazing. But be warned, their idea of a salad is sliced tomatoes covered in...steak sauce.

californiaburrito Fri 03-Feb-17 17:31:12

Also Serious Eats will have lots of good recommendations for cheap places to eat.

PatCashless Fri 03-Feb-17 17:34:02

We had a great time with our teenagers at Virgil's BBQ 152 W 44th St.

SellFridges Fri 03-Feb-17 17:35:13

I always recommend the Greenwich Food Tour. A walking tour of the area stopping off at various restaurants.

GreenRut Fri 03-Feb-17 17:35:38

Yes to shake shack. I don't even usually like burgers but it was delicious.

MrsSlocombesPussy Fri 03-Feb-17 17:45:55

For an old fashioned ice cream parlour Eddies sweet shop in Queens

AttilaTheMeerkat Fri 03-Feb-17 18:37:27

I would also recommend Virgil's if you like BBQ.

Jungfraujoch Fri 03-Feb-17 19:07:34

Thanks all, loads to check through!

Jungfraujoch Fri 03-Feb-17 19:40:36

Steakhouses mentioned look amazing but maybe a bit 'grown up' ? Anyone know of a more young person type place, less formal perhaps. Thanks.

RoccoW14 Fri 03-Feb-17 19:52:28

Maybe have a look at STK Downtown?

Although not steakhouses per se, the restaurants I mentioned previously will serve a good steak, particularly Minetta Tavern.

Jungfraujoch Fri 03-Feb-17 19:53:45

Thanks Rocco. I'm feeling hungry looking at all these restaurants!

RoccoW14 Fri 03-Feb-17 19:53:49

STK Downtown?

Minetta Tavern is great also.. very cool!

Daisiesandgerberas Fri 03-Feb-17 21:29:18

Exactly what stealing said.

The burgers in the hidden bar are great & the atmosphere is incredible.

You'll have a fantastic time in NYC!

randomthoughts Fri 03-Feb-17 21:30:23

My main tip would be to hunt lunch time specials, there was a great Thai we went to near the natural history museum. We tended to have a big meal at lunch and then snack on the evening, as it was much cheaper.

Chippednailvarnishing Fri 03-Feb-17 21:34:56

I went into Johnny Rockets on my own for dinner and they were lovely, the food was great and fantastic milkshakes!

ememem84 Fri 03-Feb-17 21:43:06

Benjamins off of fifth (near grand central ish about a block away). Steak is great and it's in an old bank.

WatchingFromTheWings Fri 03-Feb-17 22:02:27

Following as we're going in August!

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