New York City is filled with restaurants, bakeries, specialty shops – everything from street food to Michelin-star fancy. New York’s food scene is more than eating, it’s culinary experience that will take you to different neighborhoods where you can immerse yourself in a community’s history and culture, or enjoy a festival with bites from different boroughs, you’ll wash it all down with cocktails or take a trip to the Lower Hudson Valley for craft beer.
Here is a compilation of stories for places to eat in and around New York from across the USA TODAY NETWORK.
It’s impossible to write a list of the ten best restaurants in New York City, let’s get down to business presenting you with a list of contenders for best restaurant. By no means is this list comprehensive, but it does offer a glimpse into New York’s culinary greatness. From obvious front runners like Eleven Madison Park and Jean-Georges, to wine bars, such as Wildair, serving insanely tasty bites we’re willing to bet that these restaurants will leave you supremely satisfied no matter their price point, location or crowd.
– By Andrea Wien for 10 Best
Although it’s now known for being hip, young and maybe even America’s epicenter of cool, Brooklyn is still home to decades and even centuries-old mainstays serving up some of the best meals in New York.
– Melissa Kravitz, Special to USA TODAY
NYC is filled with cool restaurants that can satisfy the entire family. Don’t miss a pilgrimage to Nathan’s in Coney Island or head to Times Square for dinner and a show performed by the singing servers at Ellen’s Stardust Diner.
A Fusion of flavors including tacos, pizza, sushi, steak, lobster, fried chicken, and — to wash it all down — craft beer, tequila and key lime cocktails, are on the menus with fast casual eateries continuing to make inroads across Westchester.
– Jeanne Mucknick, The Journal News
New York is home to more than 400 breweries, its highest number in history.Just an hour north of New York City, new breweries are buzzing along the scenic Hudson River fueled by the Hudson Valley’s agricultural bounty.
– Keith Flanagan, Special to USA TODAY
Meet 6 Hudson Valley craft spirit makers
Whether you crave French, Chinese, or an amazing farm-to-table experience that highlights local fresh produce, it’s easy to find a restaurant that creates whatever you’re hungering for in Bergen. We’ve paired great local restaurants with eateries beyond Bergen’s borders, each serving excellent cuisine that feeds your particular desire.
– By Joyce Venezia Suss, Special, Bergen Record
Festivals and events
On Sept. 8, the lifestyle expert and TV host is bringing the Martha Stewart Wine & Food Experience to New York, in partnership with the USA TODAY Network. The day’s activities include a cooking demonstration with Stewart showcasing recipes from her new book “Pressure Cooker,” a Q&A with the “Martha & Snoop’s Potluck Dinner Party” host herself, and a meet and greet (for select ticket holders), according to the event’s website.
– Erin Jensen, USA TODAY
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