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!

Have Iconic NYC Bakery & Deli Food Delivered Anywhere

Through the magic of the internet, you can have the best New York City deli and bakery goods delivered straight to your door for Rosh Hashanah—or any occasion. Check out our picks from Goldbelly's impressive...

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Contactless Dining: Didn't that start with the 'automat'?

by gutreactions 4 months ago

One of the new phrases to enter the lexicon during the coronavirus crisis has been 'contactless dining, pick-up, delivery'. It may not be that new. Some of us older folk may remember the 'automat',...

Grain House, UWS, Delicious Szechuan

by vinouspleasure 3 months ago

with our go to szechuan restaurant, szechuan garden, closed during the pandemic we decided to give the Grain House another try. Our first visit a couple of years ago didn't go well but we primarily...

Wedding Reception for 150 in Manhattan . . . Suggestions Desperately needed

by MissMara 8 years ago

So . . . I thought 150 guests for a seated reception with good food and dancing was a good number. How wrong i was! I was told its too big to be a small wedding and too small to be a big wedding i...

Chinese restaurants impacted by Coronavirus...

by gutreactions 9 months ago

Here in NYC metro, officials are asking patrons to come back to Chinatown. There is a dramatic decline in business due to the Coronavirus epidemic. Officials say it is safe to eat here locally. How...

Han Dynasty UWS, yuck!

by vinouspleasure 3 months ago

we ordered in from the well-reviewed (yelp) han dynasty, first time eating their food, better than the vast majority of westchester chinese restaurants but terrible by nyc standards. I've come to b...

Remember Hobeau's?

by Linda 17 years ago

When we lived in NY, our favorite neighborhood restaurant was Hobeau's, which sadly has closed. Has anyone found another restaurant with similar menu, price, and ambiance?

Chef begum mina azad aka spicy mina

by astoriaboy 3 months ago

hey, all... i’ve been away from chowhound for a while... quite a while... since back in the day when the arepa lady, the octopus man and spicy mina were all the rage on the outer boroughs board...i...

La Vie en Szechuan - Manhattan

by thegforceny 3 months ago

I'd heard of this place several years ago and wanted to try it but am never in the E 30s, especially in 2020. Friday night I noticed they are on Grubhub/Seamless and placed an order. Beef dry...

East Village/Union Square Area CSA

by Hickory 4 months ago

I was wondering if anyone has a recommendation for a CSA subscription to be picked up at a walkable location from Union Square. I've been getting Misfits Market delivered (and have been pleased wi...

Ideal Lunch Counter

by Jim Carr 17 years ago

Who remembers the beloved but lost and gone forever Ideal Lunch Counter on East 86th St., NYC. What was your favorite dish? Mine was the bratwurst with red cabbage and fried potatoes, with an excel...

For a cold, heartless robot, Sally makes a decent salad

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 3 months ago

" . . . Even before COVID-19 forced more than 5.9 million U.S. restaurant employees out of work in March and April, according to Restaurant Business magazine, California’s restaurant industry was f...

RIP Crispo

by bobby06877 4 months ago

I learned about Crispo Restaurant in NYC on the Chowhound board almost 20 years ago. It quicly became our go to spot as our family grew. Great memories at this place. I will miss it.

Where can I buy homemade steamed refrigerated or frozen tamales by the dozen?

by s0m3f00l 2 years ago

Where can I buy homemade steamed refigerated or frozen tamales by the dozen???? Been Looking all over but can't seem to find any on Manhattan. Anyone wanna give me a hint?

The Life and Times of the Buttered Roll

by sadie 3 years ago

Dear NYC CH friends, Although I lurk on these boards nearly every day, today I'm writing with a general inquiry for a piece I'm writing. Specifically, on the Buttered Roll. It (by which I mean ...

Does Anyone Remeber the Shanghai Cafe on 126th & Broadway?

by StriperGuy 18 years ago

Does anyone remember the Shanghai Cafe on Broadway just north of 125th street? It closed in the early 80's more or less. Family legend has it that it is the first restaurant I ever ate at while in ...

Is your state open for restaurant dining? Have you or will you go?

by mushroomaffairs 4 months ago

My state started Phase 1 about a month ago which included limited capacity outdoor dining. Now in phase 2 which will include indoor dining in a few days. My bf and I took a drive early in the...

Eating Al Fresco: Yes or No?

by gutreactions 1 year ago

It's that time of the year. Restaurants are putting out their umbrella tables and chairs for dining al fresco. Are you a fan? Not talking about a backyard party at home. I usually like to eat indo...

June 11, Support Black-owned Restaurants

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 4 months ago

On Thursday, June 11, please join with eaters across the country to support the black community. Order takeout or delivery from a Black-owned restaurant and post a photo on social media. For ea...