Where a Brit Should Eat in NYC
A list of 35 NYC Restaurants to go to from One Brit to Another
Being an Englishman in New York, every time a British friend is hitting up NYC, I get asked for recommendations. I got tired of sharing this one at a time, and I realized more people could benefit — so here it is — the restaurant version — broken down so you can easily find what you want: American, Asian, Bagels, Belgium, British, Burgers, Dessert, Indian, Italian, South of the Border, Steakhouses, + a couple of extras.
Note: make a reservation if possible. You can always cancel but some places book up really quick so plan 24 hours ahead.
Brunch, New American, Southern, BBQ, hot dogs, a diners and a deli
Great American brunch spot near the end of the Highline.
Very strong brunch or dinner place. Lots of space so easy to get in without a reservation.
There are a couple of these around. All you can eat ribs and beer on Sundays for $25!
Popular cool restaurant up in Harlem.
All you can eat hot pot that cooks itself on your own personal table hob!
Great place to go for an American Diner experience.
The deli from When Harry Met Sally i.e. “I’m having what she’s having”. Expensive and touristy but worth it.
From Chinese in Chinatown to Japanese in Tribeca
Hole in the wall amazing Chinese food in Chinatown
Nice and cheap Japanese food in Tribeca. Great lunch bento box deal with big portions.
Amazing Chinese food in Chinatown. Try the soup dumplings.
NYC bagels are the best — along with NYC pizza
In case you’re missing the EU
Cool Belgian place. Good for dinner or drinks.
If you’re missing tea, fish, chips and Cadbury chocolate:
British tea shop & food
British fish & chips
Americans love their burgers.
There are a few locations, but check out Shake Shack in Madison Square Park (near the FlatIron building). It’s actually in the park — very cool (and tasty).
Burgers and fries. Plenty of these everywhere.
Quaint French bistro + fine-dining:
Classy French food on a rooftop with a live Jazz band and 99 cent cocktails
French brunch and dinner. Very classy and quaint.
If you’re missing British style curry takeaway:
In case you didn’t know, NYC has the best pizza.
great Italian food in the heart of Little Italy on Mulberry st (closed to traffic)
Great hole in the wall Italian pasta / pizza place in Tribeca.
Under Brooklyn Bridge. Frank Sinatra’s favorite pizza place. Used to have the pizza flown out to Vegas.
South of the Border
Latin, Mexican, Cuban and Tacos!
Amazing latin brunch place with unlimited sangria!
Incredible cuban food. Great for brunch or dinner.
Awesome tacos near Rockaway Beach.
Few of these around. Dirty cheap margaritas and Mexican food.
Cool Mexican street food. Like wahaca.
There are lots of amazing steakhouses in NYC. Here are two I enjoy:
Amazing steak. Not too expensive but enormous portions.
Old school steakhouse.
Other — Streets & Food Court
FYI The Pennsy opened in 2016, one of the few great quick food options near Penn Station.
An upmarket food court next to Penn Station, with five different restaurants in one, with large dining area.
Cool little street in the Financial District that’s closed to traffic. Loads of restaurants along here to sit outside.
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