Best of New York City 2015: Food and Drink Winners


After counting down dozens of our absolute favorite bites in the city this year, our Best of New York City issue finally hit the stands. But with hundreds of categories — from Best Cheap Thrill to Best Place for a Grown-Up’s Birthday Party, it’s easy to get overwhelmed.

That’s why we’ve made it that much simpler for you to find your new favorite late-night spot, the absolute best slice in the city, and every other food- and drink-related winner in this year’s Best of NYC®. Here’s the complete list of our esteemed (and tasty) winners:

Best-Kept Secret (Restaurant Division)

Best Chef

Best Pastry Chef

Best Dessert

Best New Restaurant

Best Comeback

Best Late-Night Dining

Best Health-Conscious Restaurant

Best Vegetarian Restaurant

Best Vegetable Dish

Best Tasting Menu

Best Pasta

Best Restaurant on the Lower East Side

Best Restaurant in Chinatown/Financial District

Best Restaurant in Soho

Best Restaurant in the East Village

Best Restaurant in the West Village

Best Restaurant in the Flatiron/Union Square

Best Restaurant in Gramercy

Best Restaurant in Chelsea

Best Restaurant in Hell’s Kitchen/Theater District

Best Restaurant on the Upper West Side

Best Restaurant on the Upper East Side

Best Restaurant in Harlem

Best Restaurant in West Harlem

Best Restaurant in the Bronx

Best Restaurant in Brooklyn Heights/DUMBO/Downtown

Best Restaurant in Williamsburg

Best Restaurant in Fort Greene/Vinegar Hill/Clinton Hill

Best Restaurant in Greenpoint

Best Restaurant in Gowanus/Park Slope

Best Restaurant in Crown Heights

Best Restaurant in Bushwick

Best Restaurant in Red Hook

Best Restaurant in Bed-Stuy

Best Restaurant in Ditmas Park

Best Restaurant in Long Island City

Best Restaurant in Astoria

Best Restaurant in Sunnyside

Best Restaurant in Jackson Heights

Best Restaurant in Flushing

Best Restaurant in Far Rockaway

Best African Restaurant

Best Caribbean Restaurant

Best Chinese Restaurant

Best French Restaurant

Best Greek Restaurant

Best Indian Restaurant

Best Italian Restaurant

Best Japanese Restaurant

Best Sushi

Best Korean Restaurant

Best Mexican Restaurant

Best Tex-Mex Restaurant

Best Middle Eastern Restaurant

Best Spanish Restaurant

Best Thai Restaurant

Best Vietnamese Restaurant

Best Pizza

Best Pizza (Slice)

Best Deli/Sandwich Shop

Best Soup

Best Sandwich

Best Burger

Best Burger (Non-Beef Division)

Best Hot Dog

Best Fried-Chicken Sandwich

Best Fried Chicken

Best Taco

Best Torta

Best Chicken Wings

Best Barbecue

Best Ramen

Best Dumplings

Best Falafel

Best Food on a Stick

Best Power Lunch

Best Restaurant When Someone Else Pays

Best Steakhouse

Best Butcher

Best Buffet

Best Diner

Best Cheap Eats

Best Fast/Casual Restaurant

Best Food Truck

Best Food You Can Have Delivered

Best Coffee Shop (For Coffee)

Best Breakfast

Best Brunch

Best Dim Sum

Best Bakery

Best Bagel

Best Doughnuts

Best Ice Cream

Best New Ice Cream Shop

Best Ice Cream Sandwich

Best Wine List in a Restaurant

Best Wine Shop

Best Wine Bar

Best Oyster Bar

Best Bar Food

Best New Bar

Best Hotel Bar

Best LGBTQ Bar (Manhattan)

Best LGBTQ Bar (Not Manhattan)

Best Aperitif Bar

Best Whiskey Bar

Best Cocktail Bar

Best Cocktails With a View

Best Beach Bar

Best Bloody Mary

Best Beer Selection in a Bar

Best Cider Bar

Best Place to Drown Your Sorrows

Best Local Brewery

Best Local Distillery

Best Dive Bar (Bronx)

Best Dive Bar (Brooklyn)

Best Dive Bar (Manhattan)

Best Dive Bar (Queens)

Best Dive Bar (Staten Island)

Best Restaurant Restroom

Best Harbinger of Impending Gentrification