Planning dinner reservations for a trip to NYC can be a little overwhelming since there are so many good options. So I wanted to share the restaurants I love and recommend the most. You truly can’t go wrong with any of the options on this list.



If you are looking for the epitome of a New York ‘Sex & the City’ atmosphere you need to go here. It’s my favourite lunch spot in Soho and the food is so good! Especially the French Onion Soup.


Banc Cafe

This is my no. 1 restaurant recommendation for visitors because it is so reliable. If you are looking for good food and even better cocktails it’s the perfect spot. The atmosphere is always warm and inviting too.


Gemma at the Bowery Hotel

One of my personal favourites for pasta and pizza. I always bring my mom here. Get the Cacio e Pepe spaghetti – it is SO good!

Rubys 2-min


The best Australian restaurant in NYC. I love to go here for lunch. The salads are amazing or if you like burgers, they have one of the best in the city. They have 3 locations but be prepared to wait if you go at a busy time.



I have tried a lot of Indian restaurants in NYC and this is definitely the best in my opinion. It is located in Tribeca. The service and food is 10/10.

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The Polo Bar

My personal favourite! It can be really tough to get a reservation but it’s so worth it. You need to call one month in advance at 10am when they open. The burger is their signature dish and the vibes are immaculate.



If you choose to visit Hudson Yards on your trip you have to try this restaurant. The food is always delicious and you have a birds eye view of the vessel. A great brunch spot.



If you go to Dumbo in Brooklyn this is a must visit. It’s a stunning Italian restaurant with the best view of the city. It’s beautiful during the day but even better at night.

Bubbys New


If you are looking for the best breakfast/brunch in the city look no further than Bubby’s. The pancakes are some of the best I’ve ever had but be ready to queue. It is always super busy!