Manhattan is home to some of the best food in the world, from haute cuisine at Per Se to cheap street food like soft pretzels and hot dogs, and classic bites like bagels and black-and-white cookies. And Chowhounds have tried it all. Get the best tips on where (and what) to eat, and share your own!

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Kaffir Lime Zest in NYC

by RobS174 13 hours ago

I’m looking for kaffir limes in NYC, either fresh or, ideally, packages of dried peel. I’ve dug through some (very ol...


RobS174 commented 11 hours ago

Long Island blowfish? How to prepare?

by erica 16 days ago

Had these last night in Greenport at Barba Bianca. I've always noticed them at local markets due to their low price....


coll commented 15 hours ago

Looking for a whole "lechon"

by lookoutkitty 10 years ago

Went to new Porchettta on 7th street last night, and had most amazing roast pork sandwich. The pork was so good that...


lilymcloughlin commented 17 hours ago

Reservations for Eleven Madison Park

by The Chowhound Team 10 months ago

Hello there, Due to the increase of threads about exchanging Eleven Madison Park reservations, we have created thi...


nn786 commented 21 hours ago

Great Omakase at Sushi Noda

by foodwhisperer 5 months ago

The entrance to the building on W 28th St. is covered with building permits. There is no sign saying Noda. It remind...


Shirang commented 1 day ago

Blue Bell Ice cream

by Monica 2 months ago

On my recent trip to New Orleans, I was fortunate to finally taste Blue bell ice cream. Now I am craving it and hopi...


jayjay commented 2 days ago

Advice on our NYC "Fine Dining" Itinerary

by ChimRichalds 14 days ago

Been lurking around on the Manhatten forum browsing all the great content here that has helped me put together some r...


Mandysar commented 2 days ago

Mexican and Burgers in New York

by JosefK 9 days ago

Hi We are returning to New York in august and was hoping to hear what would be the best options for modern Mexican fo...


thegforceny commented 3 days ago

Birthday dinner deciding between 4 restaurants!

by jcoves73 5 days ago

So my birthday is coming up in a couple of weeks and I’ve narrowed the list down to 4 places. It will be my parents a...


sophocles commented 3 days ago

NYC Restaurant Week Summer 2018: where to go?

by gutreactions 12 days ago

Here it is again, New York City Summer Restaurant Weeks, July 23rd thru August 17th. This season restaurants througho...


MisterBill2 commented 4 days ago

Dinner before Hamilton

by AlliRuth 12 months ago

Hi there! I'm looking for a dinner recommendation for before a show at the end of Aug 2017. The theater is on 46th be...


MisterBill2 commented 4 days ago

Go to Chicken Wings

by chefdekoven 9 days ago

I have been craving wings lately. Do people have any go to spots in the NYC with great wings? Both Buffalo, and other...


Rmis32 commented 4 days ago

Castile Cake? Anyone heard of it and happen to know where I can get one in NY?

by AdHoc25 8 years ago

So, I have a friend who's been looking for this cake (either Castile of Castelle) because it was something she used t...


Ttrockwood commented 4 days ago

Best Cassoulet?

by kessdarln 8 years ago

Fell in love with Cassoulet in Carcassonne. I've tried Gascogne and Les Halles. Both were good. Any other recommend...


guttergourmet commented 5 days ago

Remember Hobeau's?

by Linda 15 years ago

When we lived in NY, our favorite neighborhood restaurant was Hobeau's, which sadly has closed. Has anyone found ano...


akamother commented 5 days ago

NYC Restaurant Week Price Increase!!

by vinouspleasure 6 days ago

To date, lunch has included three courses. This summer, for the first time, lunch is not included. The price for lun...


vinouspleasure commented 5 days ago

Shui zhu niu rou (Sichuan boiled beef) in Manhattan

by joshua 6 days ago

I’ve gotten some great Shui zhu niu rou (Sichuan boiled beef) at China Cafe in the past, but they seem to have stoppe...


swannee commented 5 days ago

Where can I find Japanese "Umi Budo" (Sea Grapes)?

by tokyotower 3 months ago

Do you know of any restaurants or grocery stores in NYC that serves/sells Umi Budo (Japanese sea grape seaweed!) It's...


SeaEagle commented 6 days ago