Article written by Pierre Zarokian.
Here are five restaurants you can’t afford to miss on your next trip to New York City.
Lombardi’s Pizza on 32 Spring Street is famous for being the first pizzeria ever established in America. Since 1905, Lombardi’s has provided delicious, authentic Neapolitan coal oven-baked pizzas with fresh ingredients, crispy thin crusts, and a first-rate combination of mozzarella cheese and sauce.
If you’ve seen the fascinating 2011 documentary Jiro Dreams of Sushi, you may recognize Sushi Nakazawa’s head chef Daisuke Nakazawa as one of Jiro Ono’s apprentices. Chef Nakazawa has used the skills he learned from the finest sushi chef in the world to craft an exquisite menu of sushi entrees.
Located in the historical Flatiron District of Manhattan, the Gramercy Tavern has elevated American food into an art form. From unique takes on classic favorites like burgers, steak, and meatloaf to the best dessert menu in New York, the Gramercy Tavern showcases the best local food New York has to offer.
Founded by two Venetian brothers, Tramezzini is one of the best sandwich shops in NYC because of its high-quality ingredients imported from Italy and the creativity of its sandwich makers. Tramezzini will blow your mind with the softest bread you’ll ever taste and extraordinary combinations of meat and vegetables.
This Brooklyn-based restaurant serves some of the most unique Mexican food you’ll ever eat. Claro brings the authentic local flavors of Oaxaca to New York through its numerous unconventional tortilla-based dishes.
There are countless other excellent restaurants in New York, but here are a few others we found worthy of an honorable mention: