Weekday Breakfast manhattan

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photo: balthazar


A spinoff of the famed brasserie, this bustling take-out spot serves French cafe fare & pastries.

80 Spring St, New York, NY 10012

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photo: sessanta


Italian hotel restaurant serving Sicilian-inspired fare & cocktails in stylish surrounds.

60 Thompson St, New York, NY 10012



Weekend brunch hot spot serving homestyle American eats with many locally sourced ingredients.

120 Hudson St, New York, NY 10013


clinton street baking company

Pancake lovers line up for the popular stacks served all day, along with lunch & dinner options.

4 Clinton St, New York, NY 10002

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photo: grubstreet


Smoked fish, housemade bagels & other appetizing fare offered in a buzzy, vintage-style spot.

 463 W Broadway, New York, NY 10012

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photo: eater

Empire diner

Classic art deco diner relaunched with upgraded spins on American dishes, coffee & cocktails.

210 10th Avenue, New York, NY 10011



A swanky take on a diner attracting people-watchers all day & post-clubbers late nights.

119 7th Ave, New York, NY 10010


The smile

This laid-back cafe serves Mediterranean & American fare from a rustic basement locale.

26 Bond St, New York, NY 10012



Joseph leonard

New American fare served from breakfast to late-night in a rustic space with just a few tables.

170 Waverly Pl, New York, NY 10014


egg shop

Sunny little cafe focusing on everything egg including creative sandwiches, fancy Benedicts & more.

151 Elizabeth St, New York, NY 10012


black barn

Locally sourced, upscale American cuisine served in a barn-inspired setting with a chef’s table.

19 E 26th St, New York, NY 10010



The smith

Trendy types gather for American eats & specialty drinks at this upbeat hangout & brunch favorite.

 55 3rd Ave, New York, NY 10003

photo: serious eats

photo: serious eats


Borscht & pierogi are menu highlights at this cheap, no-frills Ukrainian eatery open 24 hours a day.

144 2nd Ave, New York, NY 10003

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photo: jack's wife freda

Jack’s wife Freda

Simple spot serving American fare with Middle Eastern influences plus classic cocktails.

50 Carmine St, New York, NY 10014

photo: grubstreet 

photo: grubstreet 

Russ & daughters cafe

From a legendary appetizing shop comes this retro, full-service outpost serving Jewish comfort food.

127 Orchard St, New York, NY 10002

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photo: infatuation 

High street on Hudson

Philly spin-off providing housemade breads & pastries, elevated sandwiches, coffee & cocktails.

637 Hudson St, New York, NY 10014

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photo: the forward 

B&H dairy

There's borscht, blintzes & matzo ball soup on the menu of this old-school, circa-1940 kosher diner.

127 2nd Ave, New York, NY 10003

la sirena

Maritime Hotel magnet by Batali & Bastianich for housemade pastas & other upscale Italian fare.

88 9th Ave, New York, NY 10011

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photo: serious eats


Pocket-sized eatery inside Essex Street Market doling out a lengthy, eclectic menu of diner fare.

120 Essex St, New York, NY 10002

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photo: cnn traveler


Sprawling belle epoque-style brasserie & bakery serving classic French fare & cocktails.

380 Lafayette St, New York, NY 10003


bowery road

All-day New American in the Hyatt serving farmer's market–sourced plates & cocktails on tap.

132 4th Ave, New York, NY 10003


kirsh bakery& kitchen

Compact, modern spot with coffee, breakfast, artisanal bread, New American meals & wine.

551 Amsterdam Ave, New York, NY 10024

photo: cafe mogador

photo: cafe mogador

Café Mogador

Classic Moroccan flavors & outdoor seating draw a bohemian crowd to this neighborhood standby.

101 Saint Marks Pl # 1, New York, NY 10009

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photo: caviar

Nickel and diner

Upgraded diner classics & contemporary plates in a retro setting with counter seating & booths.

1 Howard St, New York, NY 10013



Jacob's pickles

Southern-accented comfort food & a broad craft beer list served in a modern-rustic setting.

509 Amsterdam Ave, New York, NY 10024


Upscale takes on American comfort food in a minimalist space with retractable walls.

54 Prince St, New York, NY 10012

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photo: road food

Barney greengrass

Jewish deli institution since 1908, known for smoked fish & not taking credit cards.

541 Amsterdam Ave, New York, NY 10024