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Top 10  Restaurants in NYC

10. Lahore Deli

MAP   MENU   (212) 965-1777

What was once a shoeshine parlor has been taken over (thankfully) by an Indian-Pakistani-style restaurant, called Lahore Deli. To get the biggest bang for your buck this Top Ten NYC eatery is cash-only! Also, word on the street is that the world’s best chai resides here, and it’s only $1.50. Open 24-hours for your convenience and your insatiable desire for samosas. 

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9. Fluffy’s Café

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Living on a budget but want something better than fast food? Make a pit-stop at Fluffy’s Café & Bakery for fast yet healthy food! For downtown NYC, this cozy little store has extremely reasonable prices for sandwiches and breakfast – most items are under $10! Your gut will feel ‘fluffy’ after leaving, because their portion sizes are nothing but generous at this Top 10 New York City cafe. Open 7 days a week, 6 AM to 12 AM. 

8. Caffe Palermo

MAP   MENU   (212) 431-4205

Indulge your sweet tooth with the luxury of Caffe Palermo’s cannoli. Located in Little Italy where it proudly boasts its title, “Home of the Cannoli” above the front door, it has, arguably, one of the best stuffed-with-thick-cream cannoli pastries in the city of NYC. Celebrities like Ryan Seacrest and Clint Eastwood even stop here occasionally for the mind-blowing cannoli. A true Top 10 NYC delicacy! Open Sun thru Thurs 11 AM to 12 AM, and Fri thru Sat 11 AM to 1 AM.

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7. The Burger Joint

MAP   MENU   (212) 708-7414

What’s unique about this burger restaurant, besides its uncanny ability to convert vegetarians back to carnivores, is that customers order their burgers and sides off of pieces of cardboard on the walls. Keep your wallet happy, because prices for burgers are $10 or under. This Top 10 New York City grill will be enjoyed with much ‘angus-to’! Open Sun thru Thurs 11 AM to 11:30 PM, and Fri thru Sat 11 AM to 12 AM. (Location: 119 West 56th Street)

6. Carmine's

MAP   MENU   (212) 221-3800

If portion size matters to you, make your reservations at Carmine’s. This family-style Italian restaurant was founded on the sole principle of "wow'ing" customers with outrageously-sized meals. In fact, one platter of their homemade pasta can serve 3-4 adults! For a more intimate dining atmosphere, request a table downstairs. When you eat at Carmine's, you can be sure you won't leave hungry! Open Mon 11:30 AM to 11 PM, Tues and Thurs thru Fri 11:30 AM to 12 AM, Wed and Sat 11 AM to 12 AM, and Sun 11 AM to 11 PM. (Location: 200 W 44th St)

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5. The Halal Guys

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It started off small and grew exponentially! And I’m not talking about your gut, although the portions at The Halal Guys may influence that. Actually, this little restaurant started as a tiny food cart in NYC and has become a famous chain of nationwide Middle-Eastern restaurants. Their most popular grub is the gyro over rice, smothered in white sauce. Cheap eats that can’t be beat! Open 7 days a week, 11 AM to 4 AM. 

4. Rosie's

MAP   MENU   (212) 335-0114

Ay ay ay! Hold on to your sombrero amigo, because this authentic Mexican restaurant is as affordable as it is muy delicioso. The vibrant atmosphere, paired with a varied food and drink menu, earned Rosie’s a spot on our Top Ten NYC cantinas. Worried you won’t beat the crowd for their top-of-the-line margaritas? Rosie’s offers online reservations for their customers. Open on weekdays 12 PM to 12 AM, and weekends 11 AM to 4 PM and from 5 PM to 12 AM.

3. Hometown BBQ

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When you can smell the smoky aroma of tenderized meat wafting into your nostrils before you even walk in, it’s a sign you’ve hit the jackpot in Top 10 New York City BBQ. Hometown has the best BBQ on the waterfront. And if you’re too full to fit in your car, hang around Hometown for the live music every Friday and Saturday evening at 7:30. Stop on by and get your fix for brisket! Open Tues thru Thurs 12 PM to 11 PM, Fri thru Sat 12 PM to 12 AM, and Sun 12 PM to 10 PM.

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2. The Cecil

MAP   MENU   (212) 866-1262

The Cecil is not afraid to take culinary risks, and you shouldn’t be either! This Top 10 New York City restaurant located in Harlem embraces African- and Asian-American heritage through exquisite, traditional dishes. If you’re gung-ho for some good Gumbo, broaden your horizons and try The Cecil. Open for Lunch Thurs thru Fri 11 AM to 3 PM, Brunch Sat thru Sun 11 AM to 3:30 PM, and Dinner Mon thru Thurs 5:30 PM to 10:30 PM, Fri thru Sat 5:30 PM to 11 PM, and Sun 5:30 PM to 9:30 PM.

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1. Avant Garden

MAP   MENU   (646) 922-7948

This little Top 10 NYC restaurant has a bold goal of changing the way customers see the vegan lifestyle, and it does a helluva good job at that. Their unique combinations of fresh and healthy ingredients used in all of their dishes will make your taste buds go on a trip! Try the Farro Risotto paired with the Carrot Harrisa toast. Call for reservations! Open Sun thru Thurs 5 PM to 11 PM, and Fri thru Sat 5 PM to 12 AM.

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