In such a fast-paced city like NYC, it's hard to keep up with all the new, trendy restaurants that are constantly popping up. And sometimes (most of the time), we don't want to wait two hours in line or make reservations months in advance to get a decent bite to eat. While we may want to go to those impossible-to-get-into hot spots, sometimes we just want to walk into a classic, no-frills hangout.
We’ve searched high and low for cute restaurants in New York City with amazing food and good vibes, that aren’t tourist traps. We’ve also been tasked with making itineraries for visiting family and friends and are constantly in need of a handy list of go-to eateries.
If you're looking for local, neighborhood joints, these the following spots will be sure to impress. From savory pastas to steaming bowls of noodles, we've got your next meal covered.
Ahead, we rounded up some of the city’s hidden gems.