Word of Mouth: Amorette Casaus' Best of New York City

Get tips on the best dining and nightlife in New York City from Amorette Casaus, executive chef of Ardesia Wine Bar.

Amorette Casaus, the executive chef of Ardesia Wine Bar in Hell's Kitchen, shares her favorite places to eat in New York City.

Brunch: Pies 'n' Thighs

Fancy: Le Bernardin

Best Value: Halal cart on 53rd and 6th

Bar Scene/Drinks: Dram Bar

Business Lunch: Shake Shack

Burger: Dumont

Pizza: Keste

Sandwich: Saltie

Food Truck: Wafels & Dinges

Regional: Blue Ribbon

Hidden Gem: Diner

Mexican/Latin American: La Superior

Japanese: Yakitori Totto

Spanish/Tapas: Tía Pol

Thai/Southeast Asian: SriPraPhai

Wine List: Ardesia

Chinese: Grand Sichuan

Seafood: Le Bernardin

Steak: Peter Luger

Italain: Frankies

Barbecue: Char No. 4

Desserts: Doughnut Plant

Indian: Earthen Oven

Vegetarian: Taim

Wild Card: ABC Kitchen