Hidden gems: Restaurants in New York City

Discover the city's hidden treasuresβ€”remarkable spots that are relatively undiscovered but offer exceptional experiences. Our selection criteria? A rating of 4.5 or higher with fewer than 150 reviews. Explore these lesser-known yet outstanding places that promise a delightful visit in New York City. This list contains 396 places from Restaurant category.

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Park Cafe
Coffee shop
πŸ‘πŸ‘ We had a wonderful time at Park Cafe, a local coffee place with a friendly owner and amazing baklava. The owner greeted us warmly and offered us a variety of drinks and pastries to choose from. We tried the matcha latte and the coffee, both of which were delicious and refreshing. The highlight of ou...
$ $$$
5.00 (130 reviews) (~5.74 km from centre)
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Vale's Kafe & Kitchen
Restaurant
πŸ‘πŸ‘ What a lovely surprise! This is a small restaurant located in Union City, and it deserves all of the 5-star it gets. Cozy atmosphere, super lovely staff, everything so clean and organized. And the food is simply delicious! The Prosciutto Benedict is perfect, and the French Toast not only looks nice,...
$$ $$
5.00 (107 reviews) (~5.32 km from centre)
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Sobak
Korean restaurant
πŸ‘πŸ‘ Delicious. As a person who was born and raised in Korea, the bibimbap taste authentic and appetizing. No frills. I could tell the beef in the complimentary soup was definitely high quality beef. Absolutely recommendable πŸ‘
5.00 (76 reviews) (~4.02 km from centre)
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SWAD MANIA
Vegetarian restaurant
$ $$$
5.00 (74 reviews) (~6.77 km from centre)
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The Canary
Pub
πŸ‘πŸ‘ Cozy and quietish when we started at about 4:30 p.m. (on a Wed.), perfect for catching up and chatting. Amazing bar service and super friendly bartender!! Excellent drinks!! Loved the fries! Got busier as night progressed with very friendly and cool crowd. Service continued to be great even now seat...
5.00 (72 reviews) (~8.89 km from centre)
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SUNDAY C&C EATERY
Vegan restaurant
πŸ‘πŸ‘ They just reopened after debuting in Smorgasburg last year and I could not be happier! Finding good quality vegan food is not that easy and this place ticks off all the boxes. Must try their chick’n sandwich! I’d be lying if I said I don’t want to eat everything on the menu!
5.00 (66 reviews) (~2.79 km from centre)
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Eastside Story
Hookah bar
πŸ‘πŸ‘ Best hookah in Manhattan!! Must try. Ambience, service, food and music are near perfect. Ordered the peach mint and it was the best smoking hookah I had in the city by far! Must try will be back again. Mustafa the owner was kind and hospitable. Gave me free tea and dessert. Love it here.
$$ $$
5.00 (62 reviews) (~2.41 km from centre)
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Canela Cafe Bar
Espresso bar
πŸ‘πŸ‘ Great experience going here with a group for the first time, and the Canela latte was a hit! I've been back for sandwiches and other drinks (cheesesteak, ginger cocoa) and was even more impressed. It's a comfortable atmosphere with restaurant-quality food.
5.00 (48 reviews) (~8.95 km from centre)
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Khalifa Grill(Halal food truck)
Fast food restaurant
πŸ‘πŸ‘ I feared that I would not find a good Halal food spot. Tried this food once and was instantly hooked. I eat their once or twice a week. This is afghani food made by true afghani people. the flavor is out of this world. the portions are huge and the best part is their Service. They greet their custom...
$ $$$
5.00 (47 reviews) (~4.07 km from centre)
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Dos Broncos Restaurant
Restaurant
πŸ‘πŸ‘ Had brunch with the family, love it, simple menu straight to the point not overwhelming, food was delicious and great presentation. Chilaquiles were crunchy and my fav! Great service too πŸ‘ and very Clean πŸ‘Œ
5.00 (42 reviews) (~5.69 km from centre)
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Mia & Brooklyn Coffee Bakery
Coffee shop
πŸ‘πŸ‘ I love love love this place! I’m so glad I found it - it’s such a perfect study and work from home space and has really good coffee and food. Unlike many other cafes, the music and ambiance is perfect for working :) and also the baristas and owners are incredibly kind but this place has quickly beco...
5.00 (41 reviews) (~4.21 km from centre)
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The Blended Bistro
Cuban restaurant
$$ $$
5.00 (37 reviews) (~7.91 km from centre)
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HOUSE Brooklyn
Japanese restaurant
πŸ‘πŸ‘ HOUSE BK owned by Chef Yuji has been trendy recently and we finally got a table for my roommate’s birthday. Chef Yuji mentioned the new menu just came out this week and there were a snack, 4 appetizers, 3 main dishes and dessert. It’s overall an impressive dining experience. Among 9 courses, my fa...
5.00 (29 reviews) (~3.58 km from centre)
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Marina Seafood
Restaurant
5.00 (28 reviews) (~5.57 km from centre)
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Banh Mi Cart
Vietnamese restaurant
πŸ‘πŸ‘ $6 Bahn Mi sandwich is DELICIOUS and GINORMOUS. And the baguette is TDF (I’m not a bread person usually)!!! The $8 lemongrass pork chop is really seasoned well and great over vermicelli noodles. Just plain amazing so far. Hours 11-4
5.00 (21 reviews) (~5.25 km from centre)
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Don Jose Taqueria
Mexican restaurant
5.00 (19 reviews) (~8.08 km from centre)
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USA BEST HALAL FOOD
Restaurant
πŸ‘πŸ‘ Best taste in my opinion is the best halal food in nyc
5.00 (16 reviews) (~2.29 km from centre)
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Omar's Breakfast & Lunch
Breakfast restaurant
5.00 (15 reviews) (~4.66 km from centre)
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Planteles Plant-Based
Restaurant
πŸ‘πŸ‘ Great Concept of Vegan Food! Very Taste and beautiful presentation! Highly recommended!! QUE COMIDA TAN BUENA Y VEGANA.
$$ $$
5.00 (14 reviews) (~7.38 km from centre)
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Juanitos#1 Pizzeria and Restaurant
Restaurant
πŸ‘πŸ‘ The food here is divine, immaculate, and so perfect. Literally the best pizza and quesadillas I have ever had... the best cherry on top the best of the best, they GOT BOTTLED DRINKS LIKE MEXICAN COKE ND JARRITOS!! My new favorite restaurant I haven't been able to stop ordering from here!!
$$ $$
5.00 (14 reviews) (~8.29 km from centre)
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