Top five restaurants in New York: Di Fara Pizza, Balthazar, The Dutch, El Quinto Pino

It is true that New York is often called the “crossroads of the world”. Nowhere else You will find such a mind-blowing concentration of art, culture, cuisine and business.

What is interesting, there are enough restaurants in New York City for one person to eat out every night for 54 years and never visit the same place twice.

So top five restaurants in New York:

  • Di Fara Pizza
    In a city that is full of pizzerias, that this scene — a lifelong pizza maker craft each cake by hand, day after day … made it the most famous site in slice Di Fara in New York. People come from all over for his pizza. But now, for the first time in the 51 year history of the restaurant, everything begins to change. The restaurant started delivering via UberEATS too.
  • Balthazar Restaurant
    Restaurateur Keith McNally’s enduring Soho brasserie is the best everyday restaurant in New York City. This place is a terrific choice for a breakfast meeting, a steak lunch, or special occasion dinner. If you’re splurging, get the Balthazar plateaux and the chicken for two.
  • The Dutch
    Over the last five years, The Dutch has turned into the quintessential American restaurant that chef Andrew Carmellini and partners Josh Pickard and Luke Ostrom sought to evoke when it first opened. It’s a great choice when you’re craving a steak, a burger, or oysters, and the menu always includes plentiful seafood options as well as pastas.
  • El Quinto Pino
    This Chelsea tapas restaurant from chefs Alex Raij and Eder Montero is still going strong after nearly 10 years in business. The food and atmosphere are both reliably evocative of Spain. Do not miss the uni panini or the fried garbanzo beans.
  • Hao Noodle and Tea by Madam Zhu’s Kitchen
    Forget about the name. Tea is never mentioned by the servers (though it should be, because it’s good), and noodles may not always be the best thing on the table. It doesn’t matter. There is skillful, contemporary Chinese food all over the menu, and color photographs to let you know what you’re in for. Most of the dishes are drawn from either Beijing, Shanghai or Chongqing. Peppers are not quite everywhere, but they are strongly represented in many dishes. So many fresh green chiles lurk in Madam Zhu’s Spicy Fish Stew that eating it is a contact sport.


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