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Looking for the best places to eat in New York City? You’ve come to the right place. New York City reigns supreme when it comes to the foodie scene — and this is your guide to the top five iconic restaurants in Manhattan. You’ll dine on pizza, deli meats, steak, and seafood, plus the best-of-the-best culinary creations. Are you ready for a bite of the Big Apple?

1. Lombardi's Pizza

$$ — Little Italy

No matter if you’re team thick or thin crust, New York City arguably has the best pizza in all the land. But if you’re looking for a pizza to really treat your taste buds — look no further than Lombardi's Pizza. Since 1905, the Lombardi family has been tossing pizzas the Neapolitan way. Credited as America’s First Pizzeria, you can still find the original location in the Little Italy corner of Manhattan, New York. Pick up a whole pie of smoky-crusted, coal oven-baked pizza. The only question you’ll be asking yourself is, “to share or not to share.”

2. Katz’s Delicatessen

$$ — Lower East Side

If you’ve ever wondered where Harry met Sally, Katz’s Delicatessen might have the answer to your question. Since 1888, Katz’s has been serving up traditional Jewish foods and New York’s best pastrami. But Katz’s is so much more than their quality-cured cuts of beef. This family-owned business born in New York’s Lower East Side is known for its tradition of sending soldiers in the Army fresh salami.

The restaurant has also been one of New York’s hubs for celebrity sightings — after all, it is the birthplace of the iconic scene, “I’ll have what she’s having,” from the 1989 classic film, “When Harry Met Sally.” To this day, the famous scene is reenacted by customers at the same table that Harry and Sally once sat. It’s no wonder thousands of visitors from around the world come to eat at this New York City staple. 

3. Piccola Cucina Osteria

$$ — SoHo

Have you ever dreamed of vacationing to Sicily? The next best thing is Piccola Cucina Osteria, located in one of New York’s trendiest neighborhoods, SoHo, Manhattan. After a full day of shopping at designer boutiques, please your palate with award-winning menu options concocted by Chef Philip Guardione. In 2018 Piccola Cucina Osteria became a 2018 Travelers’ Choice winner from TripAdvisor. And it’s no wonder. It turns locals into regulars and tourists into yearly patrons — because the food is just that good.  The cozy traditional Italian atmosphere invites everyone to enjoy seasonal and local ingredients, and dishes infused with traditional Mediterranean flavors.

4. Keens Steakhouse

$$$ — Manhattan 

A 2013 recipient of the James Beard Awards, Keens Steakhouse is a Midtown, New York, classic who serves up the best steak in New York City. You might be tempted to order the 32-ounce King’s cut prime rib or the dry-aged porterhouse, but when the waiter comes over to take your order, make sure to focus your attention on what put Keens on every foodies radar — the mutton chop. There’s no question that the two-inch-thick cut of meat will be the best lamb you’ve ever tasted.

Since opening its doors in 1885, Keens has become part restaurant and part museum. In fact, they happen to have the largest collection of churchwarden smoking pipes. From wherever you’re seated in the restaurant, you’ll be surrounded by numerous antiques and 45,000 smoking pipes covering the ceiling that once belonged to former members of Keens’ Pipe Club.

5. Grand Central Oyster Bar

$$$ — Lower Level of Grand Central Terminal

In the search for the best seafood in New York City? Step inside Grand Central Oyster Bar & Restaurant. The beloved New York institution has been serving up the freshest oysters and seafood in New York City since 1913. Located in the lower level of the Grand Central Terminal, this restaurant is a 2018 Diners’ Choice Award winner.

Travelers can choose from 25 or 30 varieties of oysters that they carry fresh daily. Plus, pair it with the perfect wine — there are more than 70 different wines to choose from. From the high vaulted ceilings to the architectural grandness, you’ll truly feel immersed in the experience of this great American seafood restaurant.

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