Where to Eat

Favorite Intern Restaurants by Neighborhood (and their recommender):

Battery Park

  • Gigino's Wagner Park (Bram): A little-known gem. Italian food on the water, in sight of the Statue of Liberty.

East Village

  • Max (Nadia): Great Italian place. Cute, warm feel to the restaurant. Reasonably priced and so delicious!


  • Blue Smoke BBQ (Matt)
  • Craft (Corinna): Amazing food, really good service, lots of nice extra touches. The chef is Tom Colicchio who judges the America's Top Chef show ?
  • Tamarind (Anne): trendy Indian food, cool environment

Lower East Side

  • Cube 63 (Nadia): Sushi/Japanese. BYOB. Super yummy!
  • Stanton Social (Anne): absolutely amazing food!! Sliders and French onion soup dumplings are especially wonderful, but everything I've ever had there is delicious

Midtown West

  • Patsy's (Lisa): Good Italian food
  • Thalia (Corinna): Found this place kind of randomly, but they have a fantastic brunch. Very good quality, and mimosas/Bloody Mary's are included, so it's a great value!

Morningside Heights

  • Columbia Cottage (Kim): excellent food, love that they give free table wine with every order
  • Frankie's Roti Roll (Matt)
  • Kitchenette (Kim): awesome brunch, amazing pastries
  • Lime Leaf Caf (Melissa): best pad thai by far that I've had in the city
  • Melba's (Lisa): Good comfort American food (mac n cheese and yams)


  • Phebe's (Gabe): Sports bar
  • Sala (Gabe): Spanish, pricey


  • Devin Tavern (Rebecca)

Upper West Side

  • Calle Ocho (Stu): Caribbean/Latin American/Cuban, great for a special occasion, amazing sangrias
  • Chirping Chicken (Stu): great food, cheap, quick service, a must go- and they give us a 10% discount with employee ID
  • French Roast (Dina): good food, good coffee, good wines, and open 24 hours!
  • The Metro Diner (Melissa): best veggie burger, according to my mom ?
  • Momoya Amsterdam (Stu): Japanese/sushi, my favorite sushi place in the city, great yellowtail roll with mango and raspberry dipping sauce- can't get that anywhere else!
  • Saigon Grill (Corinna): really good Vietnamese, good prices, the place is huge so you can always get in, plus they deliver (this is my favorite post-call food). Also have a second location at Union Square.
  • Toast (Dina and Melissa): casual American comfort food, not pricey, good burgers and mac & cheese

Washington Heights

  • El Malecon (Nefthi)
  • Hudson View Restaurant (Nefthi)

West Village

  • Bar Pitti (Michele): delicious Italian food for very reasonable prices. Just beware: cash only and can have a long wait!
  • Elephant and Castle (Michele): Best for comfort food, especially brunch.
  • Extra Virgin (Michele): Good food, varied menu, and you can eat outside in the spring, summer and early fall. Great for people-watching!
  • Las Ramblas (Nadia): Tapas restaurant. Very authentic. Small but worth the wait.
  • Strip House (Anne): expensive but best steak in the city in my opinion


  • Yoshi-sushi (Kim): fresh sushi, great service

Upper East Side

  • Blockheads (Hari): good cheap Mexican food and drinks
  • Buon Gusto (Bram): my neighborhood favorite on the UES; small, friendly, but sophisticated Italian. My comfort food of choice whatever the occasion.
  • Patsy's Pizza (Hari and Lisa): numerous locations around Manhattan, patsyspizzeriany.com
  • Spice (Hari): Thai