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 

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