FiTR’s NYC Neighborhood Dining Guide


On the Upper East Side, where can you drink a digestif out of this crazy glass, which seems bent on demonstrating a scientific principle?

Four years ago Fork in the Road inaugurated the Our 10 Best guides, and we’ve never looked back. They’ve proved so popular that readers have asked for some sort of index to the series. Well, here it is: a reverse-chronological list of the neighborhood-based guides, most in Manhattan and Brooklyn. Click on each headline and be magically transported to the corresponding 10 Best list. Sometimes, you even get 11, or 13. Note that the most elderly of these guides is around three years old, so check to make sure a particular place is still open before you go. And look for future indexes to guides based on a single foodstuff or dining concept.

All photos by Robert Sietsema unless otherwise noted

Our 10 Best Upper West Side Restaurants

The goong chae nampla, a Siamese ceviche of raw shrimp, at Thai Market

Our Ten Best Tribeca Restaurants

Aamanns-Copenhagen’s stunning beef tartare, crunchy with tiny potato chips

My 13 Favorite Brooklyn Restaurants

The perfect Southern fried chicken at Mitchell’s

Our 10 Best Upper East Side Restaurants, 2013 Edition

Bread dumplings and goulash at Czech restaurant Hospoda

Our 10 Best Restaurants Near Brooklyn’s Barclays Center

Who doesn’t love a Bark’s hot dog with onion rings before or after the Nets game?

Our 10 Best Things to Eat Around Union Square

The coconut-laced shrimp baiano at the secretively Brazilian diner Coffee Shop

10 Best Eats in Carroll Gardens

How about a schnitzel or a steak at Prime Meats?

10 Best Hell’s Kitchen NYC Restaurants

The earthy chicken mole enchiladas taste of chocolate and chiles at Tulcingo del Valle.

Next: More guides! More restaurants!

Our 10 Best Cheap Eats for Tourists in the East Village

A dinner selection from secret Ukrainian kitchen Streecha

Our 10 Favorite Far Downtown Restaurants

Danny Meyer’s West End Bar and Grill

Our 10 Best West Village Restaurants, 2012 Edition

The wonderful sardines at Japanese gastropub Rockmeisha

Our 10 Best East Village Restaurants, 2012 Edition

The fiery chicken guajillo enchiladas at Downtown Bakery

Our 10 Best Upper East Side Restaurants, 2011 Edition

Comforting chicken and mashed potatoes at Jones Wood Foundry

Our 10 Best Things to Eat on 23rd Street

Mushrooms take center stage at Birreria

Our 10 Best Things to Eat on MacDougal Street in Greenwich Village

Israeli mallawah press toast at Creperie

Our 11 Best Places to Eat in Sunset Park, Brooklyn

The mofongo de camarones comes poured over fried plantains at old-timer La Fe

Next: Tired yet? Many more guides and restaurants to follow!

Our 10 Best Things to Eat Between Houston and Delancey Streets

Sugar Sweet Sunshine’s banana pudding

Our 10 Best Bushwick Restaurants

The vegetarian arepa from Guacuco

Our 10 Best Things to Eat at Chelsea Market

Taco salad at vegan food stall One Lucky Duck

Our 10 Best and Cheapest Grand Central Terminal Eats

Junior’s fabled cheesecake is available at Grand Central Station

Our 10 Best Soho Eats

Birdbath’s twisted pretzel croissant

Our 10 Best and Cheapest Penn Station Eats

Grandma slice at Rosa’s Pizza

Our 10 Best Things to Eat in Manhattan’s Chinatown

Broth is served on the side with A-Wah’s Hong Kong lo mein

My 10 Favorite Queens Restaurants

Nepalese sel roti at Mustang Thakali Kitchen

Next: Phew! Almost done. One more page from the past

Our 10 Best Things to Eat on St. Marks Place in the East Village, NYC

The spicy miso ramen at Ramen Setagaya will set your mouth on fire.

Our 10 Best Red Hook Restaurants

You’re always a hero at Defonte’s

The 10 Best Things to Eat Around Times Square, NYC

The sirloin special at old-timer Tad’s Steaks

The 10 Worst Things to Eat Around Times Square, NYC

You could get a little something from the “salad bar” at Smiler’s

Our 10 Best West Village Restaurants

Some of the excellent sushi from En Japanese Brasserie

Our Ten Best Park Slope Restaurants

The Oaxacan tamale at Tacos Nuevo Mexico

Our 10 Best Lower East Side Restaurants

‘inoteca is a great place for a glass of wine and an Italian snack.