Travel Guide

The Bronx, New York City 

Eats & Restaurants


Most often Manhattan but Brooklyn and even Queens get the attention as dining destinations in New York City. Unfortunately, the Bronx is a distance away when it comes to food reviews and attention in the media. Furthermore, many New Yorkers living outside the Bronx would not know where to dine in the Bronx if asked. The Bronx has the undeserving perception that it has nothing to offer to the food scene other than the fast food joints and oily fried take-outs - this is far from the situation.

Chinese restaurant in the Bronx, New York City

Chinese restaurant in the Bronx by Kim Snyder

Crossing from the northern end of Manhattan and across the Harlem River is South Bronx, a borough of working class neighborhoods. The main concentrations of eateries and restaurants in South Bronx are in the downtown area known as the Hub and along the famous Grand Concourse. While true that fast foods and take-outs dominate the two locations, there are now pockets of mid-priced restaurants and many are receiving good reviews. The food scene is primarily Latin American and Caribbean but not hard find to Italian and Asian establishments.

Grand Concourse in the Bronx, New York City

Grand Concourse by Jim Henderson

Located along Arthur Avenue, is the Bronx’s own Little Italy and a hidden gem in New York City for Italian food. You cannot help experience the Italian character of Little Italy together with the Italian restaurants, cafes, delis, bakeries, and pizzerias. Another gem is City Island, a small island located in the western end of Long Island Sound and a popular destination for seafood. It may be a small island but you have a choice of 30 restaurants offering a variety of fresh seafood including lobsters, crabs, and shrimps cooked in a various styles.

Little Italy, Bronx (New York City)

Restaurant in Little Italy by Kim Snyder


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