Dina’s Guide to NYC (& Beyond) Restaurants

I go to many restaurants in New York City–too many to count.  Due to time, I’m not able to post about each one.  However, if I like a particular dish or experience, I try to blog about it afterwards.  Here are some restaurants that I have written about on my blog.

Dina’s rating system:  5–exceptional, 4–above average, 3–a good bet, 2–take it or leave it, 1–try elsewhere

NEW YORK

Almayass 3

Aquavit 3

Arriba Arriba 3

Azuki Japanese 3

Balaboosta 3

Balkanika 4

Bar Stuzzichini 4

Barbetta 5

Barbounia 4

Barraca 3

Bassanova Ramen 3

Basta Pasta 4

Benoit 3

Bombay Masala 3

Braai 3

Caffe Falai 5

City Lobster and Steak 3

Cookshop 3

David Burke Kitchen 4

Delmonico’s 5

Delta Grill 3

Di Fara 5

Dirt Candy 3

Dovetail 1

Eleven Madison Park 5

Empanada Mama 5

Euzkadi 5

Firebird Russian 4

Friend of a Farmer 3

Gastroarte 4

Gastroarte (II) 4

Gazala Place 3

Georgio’s Country Grill 3

Giovanni Rana Pastificio & Cucina 4

Ippudo NY 4

Jack’s Bistro & Bar 3

Japonica 3

Joe’s Shanghai 4

Keens Steakhouse 5

Kiran Indian Cuisine 2

L&B Spumoni Gardens 2

La Lanterna 5

La Rivista 3

Le Bernardin 5

The Little Owl 3

Maialino 2

Makana 4

Mari Vanna 4

The Marrow 3

Massimo al Ponte Vecchio 5

Mooncake Foods 3

Nikai Japanese Restaurant 3

Nobu New York 3

Num Pang 4

Obica 3

The Old Homestead 4

One if by Land, Two if by Sea 3

Osteria Morini 4

The Palm 4

Penny Farthing 3

Per Se 5

Petrossian 3

Pie Face 3

Plaza’s Food Hall 3

Popover Cafe 4

Porter House 3

Quality Meats 4

Ramen Takumi 4

Robert 4

Rye House 3

Sal’s Pizza 4

Sammy’s Fish Box 3

Sapporo 2

Sessanta 3

Smorgas Chef 3

Smorgasburg 3

Song e Napule 3

Sparks Steak House 4

Spice Market 3

Stecchino 3

Sushi Choshi 3

Sushi Zen 3

Swizz 3

Tabata Ramen 2

Taboon 3

Tea and Sympathy 4

Tocqueville 5

Totonno’s 1

Totto Ramen 5

Totto Ramen II 5

I Trulli 3

Umami Shoppu 3

Uncle Vanya 5

Union Square Cafe 5

Union Square Greenmarket 5

wd-50 5

Xai Xai 4

OUTSIDE NEW YORK

Can Can Brasserie in Richmond, VA

Doco Market and Cafe in Jersey City, NJ

Hudson House in Cold Spring, NY

Yancey House in Yanceyville, NC

Zaytinya in DC

TRIANGLE IN NORTH CAROLINA

Breadmen’s

Calavela Empanada

Domo

Guasaca

Herons

Neo Asia

North Carolina State Farmers’ Market Restaurant

Pie Bird

Poole’s Diner

Relish

Standard Foods

Sushi One

Swad

2 responses to “Dina’s Guide to NYC (& Beyond) Restaurants

  1. We are planning a trip to NYC in the fall and this list will come in handy. Thanks for posting.

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