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!

The Flourless Chocolate Chip Cookies You Didn't Realize Your Passover Needed

For the best Passover seder food, New York's Breads Bakery should be on your bucket list. Note: This piece was written prior to the spread of COVID-19 but you can currently still place orders for pickup...

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"Semi"Soft shell Crabs?

by Maggie Talisman 22 years ago

Is it my imagination or is the wrath of El-Niño had an adverse effect on the soft shells this year? I've tried them in a number of restaurants (among them couple of my favorite Japanese places th...

stuffed jalapenos (a.k.a. poppers)

by Tom Steele 22 years ago

Where in the burgeoning array of Manhattan restaurants can I find really good stuffed jalapenos--stuffed, that is, with jack (or other) cheese, egg-battered, and deep-fried? In the Midwest, whe...

Lespinasse & Po

by Penelope 22 years ago

I am going to Lespinasse and Po next week, both for the first time. Does anyone have suggestions on great menu items, or is there anything I should avoid? Also,I'm interested in hearing about the d...

Mott Street

by Sandy Paik 22 years ago

I was walking up through the Little Italy part of Mott Street and stumbled across a new restaurant. I didn't try it, just peered into it and wondered. Has anyone experienced Mottsu yet? Thoug...

Les Halles

by Jeremy Osner 22 years ago

For my birthday today I treated myself to an expensive lunch, at Les Halles on Park Ave. The mussels were excellent, and I enjoyed the pate (which I have never eaten before, so I can't really ra...


by SDesimon 22 years ago

I'm looking to find some decent soft-shell crabs in Manhattan, but I don't want to pay the $25 they were charging at City Crab (yes, I know it's a hideous, T.G.I.F.-esque abomination, but I was ...

La (Le?) Soleil

by Jeremy Osner 22 years ago

I ate dinner last night at a good Haitian restaurant on the Upper West Side, on Amsterdam and 57th. I had their stewed tongue; tongue is about my favorite meat and it makes me sad to think about...


by Alan Divack 22 years ago

I have heard decidedly mixed things about Vatan. Is it worth trying? In the summer of 1991, I went to its predecessor, Jhupdi, in Queens, two times. I had one of the best, and then one of ...

Casual NYC Picks

by Sally O 22 years ago

Sharks Casual NYC Picks© Uptown/Midtown: € Divine Bar - Heavenly tapas, wine flights& microbrews set in slick midtown triplex @ 244 E. 51st. € Elaine's - Despite wretched Italian food, always a ...

Soup Kitchen International

by allan evans 22 years ago

After finally recovering from bronchitis, I went and lined up, my first time, for soup at SKI. The 30 minute wait went by smoothly. Six varieties were offered - no Seafood or Lobster Bisque, as ...

Best of the best, Beef Wellington

by Sandy Wells 22 years ago

When visiting our beautiful city....you must put some money aside and treat yourself to "Mr A's" and I highly recommend the Beef Wellington and Puff Potage. Outstanding. "Mr. A's" also has a m...

Two west midtown lunches: Han Bat and Dos Rancheros

by Alan Divack 22 years ago

I was on West 36th st. for workshops for two days, and had some lunches worth reporting on. One day I went to Han Bat, a Korean place at around 55 W 36th St, and had excellent bibimbap. It had...

Maya or Patria?

by Alan Divack 22 years ago

It is Mrs. D's (if John K. can do it, so can I) birthday next week, and I was thnking of taking her to Maya or Patria. I am desparate for a chowhound perspective on either of these places -- ar...

theater district eateries \\\\\

by J Zamorski 22 years ago

I will be entertaining clients and need a great suggestion. What do you recommend besides JOE ALLEN, BARBETTA, and ORSO ? I want to try something else.

Julian's Revisited

by John N. Knoesel 22 years ago

A few months ago a fellow chowhound sort of bashed Julian's ( 9th ave. & 53rd Street ). I just came back from a great lunch at Julian's. They have a new menu and a new chef, Malcolm Johnson, form...

East Village Eats

by Alex Wolfman 22 years ago

I recently moved to the East Village and would like to know of any restaurants to check out in the neighborhood. In the last few months I have been to some really great places in the area, incl...


by Jim Leff 22 years ago

my god, what a weird experience. I stuck my head into Teresa's last night, and was so completely disoriented that I had to check the sign outside literally three times to be sure it was the same pl...

Le Cirque 2000

by Alex 22 years ago

I went to Le Cirque over the weekend, and I wanted to give a report for fellow Chowhounds. First a disclaimer - I am not a restaurant snob, and I enjoy a local hole in the wall just as much as a r...

"argentinian beef"

by elizabeth kontos 22 years ago

I'm looking to buy some argentinian beef in the D.C. area...anyone know where to find it?

where's the best?

by David Wilder 22 years ago

my parents are flying in next week for a much longed for week in NY. thing is, they're sceptical about their guidebook and wanted to know where would be best to go and eat in new york. they're not ...

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