Travel Guide

Manhattan, New York City 

Eats & Restaurants

Dining Destinations 


Times Square is a touristy area of Manhattan as well as the rest of New York City. Thus, many of the eateries here target the tourist crowd and along with it are the tourist prices of their meals. Therefore, check the prices displayed before deciding to eat especially if you are on a tight budget. Beyond the prices, there is just about every kind of eatery here including street vendors, fast food chains, cafes, casual dining, upscale restaurants, and dinner theaters. Adding to this are the varieties of eating options including American, Italian, Chinese, Japanese, Mexican, and South American. 

TGIF in Times Square, New York City

TGIF in Times Square by Americasroof

Along the East River in Downtown Manhattan and near Wall Street is the historic waterfront of South Street Seaport. There are several casual dining restaurants here and seafood seems to be the specialty here. Other choices are also available including Italian, Japanese, and South American. Besides the restaurants, there are the coffee shops, snack bars, delis, and a food court with a seating capacity for 250.

East Village is a colorful neighborhood of New York City, situated on the east side of Downtown Manhattan. There is a wide choice of casual dining restaurants here including ethnic restaurants offering good value meals. Greenwich Village on the west side of Downtown Manhattan is another popular neighborhood for dining with plenty of cafes to compliment. Meals at the restaurants here are moderately priced from American casual dining restaurants to the various ethnic eateries especially Italian.

South Street Seaport, New York City

Food court at South Street Seaport by jasonlam

Manhattan's Little Italy is along Mulberry Street situated between Boome and Canal Streets in Downtown Manhattan. There are more than two dozen Italian restaurants in this old Italian neighborhood and every September there is the 11-day San Gennaro Festival, a street fair with plenty of Italian foods. Nearby Little Italy is Chinatown, a paradise for Chinese foods from street vendors to restaurants offering dim sum, dumplings, fried rice, noodles, and Chinese pancakes to name a few.

Chinese restaurant, New York City

Chinese restaurant in Manhattan's Chinatown by Kim Snyder


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