Favorite Restaurants Among the Locals – Volume I

Famous restaurant Wo Hop with queue outside

One of our favorite parts of a vacation is dining out.

It’s such a treat to indulge in the restaurant scene of another city, and not to mention not having to do the dishes!

New York City offers some of the best and most famous restaurants in the world. From Michelin-rated white tablecloth restaurants to Halal food stands with lines down the block, NYC has a memorable dining experience for you no matter your particular taste.

Yelp and Google will always be helpful resources, but what could be better than endorsements from real locals?

As a locally-owned and operated business, Metro Tours has the most current information about the establishments on our streets.

We pride ourselves on providing our visitors with curated recommendations to ensure they have the best NYC experience possible.

Be sure to get our guide to your hotel’s neighborhood from your tour guide at the end of your tour! Until then, we have rounded up a list of some of our favorite restaurants throughout NYC.

Brunetti Pizza

Must try the clam pizza!

Aria West Village

A charming wine bar just a few steps from Carrie Bradshaw’s “Sex & the City” home.

The Smith
With locations throughout NYC, the menu offers something for everyone.

Wo Hop, Chinatown

Our favorite stop in Chinatown. No frills Cantonese, open 24-hours and cash only.

Park Avenue Autumn/Winter/Spring/Summer

The menu and décor change to reflect every season!

Strip House

With two locations, we prefer the one on E 12th Street.


A French Bistro SoHo staple.


A local sushi hotspot with two locations.

Crown Shy

A new Financial District offering from James Kent, former Executive Chef at NoMad.

Check back here regularly as we will continuously update our blog with our favorite restaurants of the moment. If you are looking for more specific recommendations by neighborhood or by food type, feel free to reach out to us: laura@metrotoursusa.com or justin@metrotoursusa.com.

Bon Appétit!

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