New York's Hidden Gems

We're letting you in on a little secret: NYC's best dining is sometimes off the map.
Arthur Bovino


Every traveler knows that the best way to find a restaurant is often through word of mouth. So we asked 11 of New York's hungriest (and thirstiest) diners, from chefs to food bloggers, for their favorite hidden gems around the five boroughs. Nobody likes to give up their secret spots, but NYC has no scarcity of great under-the-radar eats. What are your favorite hole-in-the-wall restaurants or low-key stops for delicious food? Tell us in the comments below.



Location: Hell’s Kitchen

Cuisine: Mexican

See more of Andrea Chan-Diliberto’s picks.

(Photo courtesy of flickr/scaredykat)


Hotel Griffou

Location: West Village

Cuisine: American

See more of Darren Atkins’ picks.



Location: West Village

Cuisine: Modern American

See more of Caroline Potter’s picks.

(Photo courtesy of flickr/yogma)


La Lunchonette

Location: Chelsea

Cuisine: American

See more of GutterGourmet’s picks.


Yakitori Totto

Location: Midtown

Cuisine: Japanese

See more of Jill Donenfeld’s picks.

(Photo courtesy of flickr/snowpea and bokchoi)



Location: East Village

Cuisine: Italian

See more of Chef Marc Murphy’s picks.



Location: Bay Ridge, Brooklyn

Cuisine: Middle Eastern

See more of Chef Suvir Saran’s picks.

(Photo courtesy of flickr/gsz)


Idle Hands

Location: East Village

Type: Bar

See more of Rev Cianco’s picks.



Location: Bushwick

Cuisine: Italian, Pizza

See more of Pichet Ong’s picks.

(Photo courtesy of Arthur Bovino)


Good Restaurant

Location: West Village

Cuisine: American

See more of The Lunch Belle’s picks.



Location: East Village

Cuisine: Brazilian and Latin American

See more of the Foodista’s picks.

(Photo courtesy of flickr/smantovani)