By: Lisa Crawford


Dining in NYC is one of our favorite pastimes, especially as the temperatures cool and the autumn leaves begin to fall. Strolling through the city you will find an array of culinary treats to satisfy any cravings. Here are our top 20 restaurants to try out this fall.


Are you looking for a new restaurant in Hell’s Kitchen? Do you like a fancy ambiance while you are dining? We suggest you check out Asiate. With one of the most beautiful views in the city, the floor to ceiling windows reveal a gorgeous NYC skyline. Inside, the dining room is classy and inviting. The menu is eclectic American faire with dishes like squid ink risotto and succulent venison. Asiate offers a Prix Fixe lunch for those who want to check it out. Be sure to make a reservation, we hear this place is filling up quickly!

80 Columbus Cir Fl 35 New York, NY



The name doesn’t say much, however the food will speak volumes. This Lower East Side Japanese spot is known for their fresh, and you guessed it, simple Poke bowls. Each one is better than the next. We loved the cooked salmon bowl, as the flavors were spot on. Another great dish was the short ribs bento box. Although Simple is a tiny store front, the yellow and blue illuminated sign will draw you in.

109 Eldridge St New York, NY


Midtown just got a lot more interesting. Sen Sakana, the Japanese and Peruvian restaurant is bringing people from all over the city inside. The beautiful and sleek ambiance juxtaposed with soft lighting and clean lines will be perfect for a date night spot with your love. And if the spacious dining room isn’t enough, the food is just outstanding. Our favorites include the Nikkei ceviche and the root vegetable chips with tasty dipping sauce. Yum!

28 W 44th StNew York, NY



Brooklyn is home to many fantastic eateries and the Prospect Heights Asian Fusion restaurant, Chuko is one of them. The bright red sign will be like a beacon for you to try some delectable bites.  The light and flavorful ramen dishes at Chuko are the reason that locals and New Yorkers from all five boroughs are flocking to Brooklyn. Dishes like pork bone ramen, soft shell crab bun, shrimp bun, and kimchi ramen are so perfectly prepared and scrumptious that we are sure you will be more than satisfied.

565 Vanderbilt Ave Brooklyn, NY


On the Upper East Side, you will find a tiny, yet cozy spot with a very eclectic vibe. And with the food being as wonderful (some may even call it “famous”) as it is, you are sure to make Xi’an Famous Foods one of your top hangouts this fall. The tiger vegetable salad is so tasty and we love the spicy cumin lamb hand-ripped noodles. We know you will too!

81 St Marks Pl New York, NY 



The name certainly puts a question mark in your head, however, once you try the Flatbush eatery, we are sure you will be hooked. The charming, yet small restaurant will keep your stomach full and happy. Some of the standout menu items include the jalapeno fried rice “pangry” wings.  We also love the tuna bowl and delicious dumplings.

1021 Church Ave Flatbush, NY 


The well-known and respected Jean-Georges has done it again. In the tasteful and popular Public Hotel, you will find Public Kitchen. Located on the Lower East Side, the spacious, yet quaint dining room is a great spot to bring friends and celebrate. The ambiance reminds us of being up in the country with the lush garden right outside our window. Not only is this spot a sight for sore eyes, we are pretty sure your mouth will be tingling as well. In true Jean-Georges fashion, the food is outstanding. Everything on the menu is fabulous, but we think you should try the black truffle pizza, the tuna tartare and the tasty basil pancakes.

215 Chrystie St New York, NY
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In Gramercy, you will find a wonderful Middle Eastern restaurant that is the perfect spot to bring someone you love this fall. The bright yellow hues around the walls give of a feeling of warmth that will add a little something special to your night. Not only will the vibe make you feel happy, the food is also sure to keep you smiling. Some of the best dishes that Nur has to offer are the eggplant Carpaccio, the date doughnuts and the kubaneh Lebanese bread. All of the flavors are extraordinary.

34 E 20th St New York, NY


One of the most popular Vietnamese restaurants in the East Village is Hanoi House. Here, locals love old- fashioned “village” feel of the dining room. The lush greenery surrounding hard wooden tables makes for a great spot to gather with friends. The aromatic pho offered at Hanoi House makes it all that much better. Our favorite menu items include the oxtail pho and the pho with bone marrow. Amazing flavors meet adorable surroundings at Hanoi House.

119 Saint Marks Pl New York, NY 
Hanoi House


Let’s be honest, when it comes to dining, the more the merrier. And Korean steakhouses are definitely the type of dining to be experienced with friends. In Flatiron you will find Cote, a spacious, yet comfortable spot with dark blue walls that give an air of funky mystery to the whole restaurant. We suggest you share the Butcher’s Feast which includes kimchi, 4 cuts of meat, two stews, and one egg soufflé. Spoil your friends and family this fall and take them Cote.

16 W 22nd St New York, NY


This famous spot is well known in Flatiron for being second to none. And while the atmosphere is simplistic, the food is anything but. Some of the best Chinese and Thai food can be found inside these four walls. We absolutely love the crab fried rice and the spicy drunken noodles. Better yet, bring a big group and order a bunch of scrumptious dishes to share. Chop Shop II will entice you.

41 W 24th St New York, NY



East Williamsburg, Brooklyn is known for bringing what’s up and coming to our city. Win Son is delicious Taiwanese faire with a mix of hip. Walking in, you will feel as if you have walked into your best friend’s apartment, ready for a great meal Make sure to try the turnip cake, the beef roll, the eggplant and the yummy pork buns. Your taste buds will thank you!

159 Graham Ave Brooklyn, NY



MIFUNE – Picture a futuristic dining room, where geometric shapes take over your mind’s eye. Add in some elegant lighting and you have MIFUNE. The Midtown East Japanese restaurant is becoming more and more popular. This spot is sure to attract and delight your out of town guests with its cool setting. The tasty dishes are also sure to captivate an audience. We love the foie gras, the chawanmushi with uni, and especially love the berkshire pork belly.

245 E 44th St New York, NY 



New to the east coast, this west coast sushi restaurant brings a whole new vibe to our city.  The interior is quite attractive with dark wooden floor boards cascading from the ceiling. The narrow dining room is large enough to give a roomy, yet intimate feel to your evening. Some of the appetizing rolls include the nozawa blue crab hand roll, Santa Barbara uni, and delicious tuna sashimi.

33 E 20th St New York, NY



Japanese restaurants are all over our great city, but not many are as pleasing as Kissaten Jin. On Broadway, you will find a small and charming eatery with some serious taste. The sukiyaki don and chicken soboro don are two of our favorites. A good spot for some yummy take-out, Kissaten Jin is well-priced and perfectly portioned. You will love it!

3187 Broadway New York, NY 



The West Village eatery is one of the newest sushi restaurants hailing from Brooklyn. With a bright atmosphere and clean wooden bar, Sushi Katsuei will make for a great lunch spot. Known for having delicious, affordable and extremely fresh sushi, there is sure to be something on the menu that you will love. Our favorite rolls are the marinated Bluefin tuna with soy sauce and the salmon with kobu seaweed.

357 6th Ave New York, NY



NoHo is becoming quite a popular neighborhood for up and coming restaurants. Bessoou is no different. The Japanese brunch spot is small, yet quaint and home to some mouthwatering dishes. Items like the crispy rice, chicken karaage and inaniwa udon will keep you coming back for more. Head over to Bleecker Street and check it out for yourself.

5 Bleecker St New York, NY



Greenwich Village houses some of the most gorgeous and fun hot spots. Alta, a Mediterranean and Spanish restaurant is one of the top ones to visit. The ambiance is beautiful. A large stone fire place catches your eye, as the mustard walls and maroon chairs mix perfectly with the dark brown wooden floors. Picture romantic meets lively happy hour and you have found Alta. And while it looks like a great place to wet your whistle, the food also lives up to the hype. Some of our favorite tapas include the crispy brussel sprouts, fried goat cheese and the lamb meatballs. Delish!

64 W 10th St New York, NY 



Ikinari Steak – When you think of a steakhouse, you don’t necessarily think of fast food, but Ikinari Steak is breaking the boundaries. In this innovative restaurant, you order your steak by the gram. Some of the delicious items include the ribeye steak with garlic pepper rice and the “Wild Steak.”  With mostly standing room only, the East Village spot brings a cool new concept to life. Ikinari Steak is very stylish for a quick service restaurant. The red brick and sleek gray floor make this spot feel a little fancier than it is.

90 E 10th St New York, NY



In Alphabet City, you will find a fantastic date night spot. The Chinese hotspot, Tuome has a really cool vibe. The intimate tables, red brick wall and black and red bamboo decorations add a touch of rustic to a hip NYC eatery. Not only will you enjoy the atmosphere, we think you will also love the food. The panko breaded deviled eggs, peanut noodles and chicken liver mousse are the best on the menu.

536 E 5th St New York, NY 







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