Restaurant Recommendations

There is so much to do in NYC, with part of the fun losing yourself in some of the neighborhoods.

 

 NYC is made up of five boroughs, and LICS 2016 is located in Manhattan. Manhattan is made up of different ‘villages’ or neighbourhoods. For instance, Columbia is in Morningside Heights.

 

We put this list together to give you a sampler of the different restaurants, bars, attractions and things to do in the different neighborhoods. These selections are taken from yelp, so look up the many others! We have included an additional selection for lunches, plus map, in Morningside Heights, as there is no lunch provided at the conference. Otherwise, it is done by neighborhoods.

 

DISCLAIMER: We have not been to all these restaurants, bars and venues listed below. We only used those with a 4 Yelp star rating and more than 50 reviews.

 

Morningside Heights

Trains: A/B/C/D/1/2/3

 

Lunch

 

Name

Address

About

Price

Opening Time

Thai Market

960 Amsterdam Ave

Thai with Lunch specials

$$

12:00pm-10:00pm

Doaba Deli

945 Amsterdam Ave

Indian, Vegetarian

$

6:00am-5:30am

Flat Top

1241 Amsterdam Ave

American (new), Cafes

$$

 

Pisticci

125 La Salle St

Italian

$$

12:00pm-3:00pm, 5:00pm-11:00pm

Arco Cafe

886 Amsterdam Ave

Italian

$$

12:00pm-10:30pm

Taqueria y Fonda La Mexicana

968 Amsterdam Ave

Mexican

$

11:00am-12:00am

Milano Market

2892 Broadway

Grocery, Deli

$$

7:00am-12:00am

 

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Morningside Heights

Trains: A/B/C/D/1/2/3

Breakfast, Coffee, Dinner and other activities

 

Name

Address

About

Price

Opening Time

Riverside Park

475 Riverside Dr

(72nd - 129th Street)

Jogging, walks near the river

Free

 

Brownie’s Cafe

1172 Amsterdam Ave

Cafe (cash only)

$

9:00am-5:00pm

Oren’s Daily

2882 Broadway

Coffee and Tea

$

7:00am-9:00pm

Joe’s Coffee

550 W 120th St

Coffee and Tea

$$

8:00am-8:00pm

Friedman’s

1187 Amsterdam Ave

Brunch, breakfast, Modern America

$$

11:00am-10:00pm

Flat Top

1241 Amsterdam Ave

America (New), Cafe

$$

11:00am-10:00pm

Max Soha

1274 Amsterdam Ave

Italian

$$

12:00pm-12:00am

Massawa

1239 Amsterdam Ave

Ethiopian

$$

11:30am-11:30pm

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Harlem

Trains: A/B/C/D/1/2/3

 

Name

Address

About

Price

Opening Time

Saiguette

998 Amsterdam Avenue

New York, NY 10025

b/t 108th St & Cathedral Pky

Vietnamese

$$

11:30am-10:30pm

Frieda’s Caribbean & Soul Cuisine

993 Columbus Ave

New York, NY 10025

Caribbean, Soul Food

$$

12:00pm-10:00pm

Lolo’s Seafood Shack

303 W 116th St

New York, NY

Seafood

$$

4:00pm-9:45pm

A Cafe New York

973 Columbus Ave

New York, NY 10025

French, Caribbean,

BYOB

$$

6:00pm-11:00pm

Tum & Yum

917 Columbus Ave b/t 104th St & 105th St

Thai

$$

11:30am-10:30pm

Safari Restaurant

219 W 116 St

New York, NY 10026

African

$$

 

Seasoned Vegan

55 St Nicholas Ave

New York, NY 10026

b/t 113th St & 112th St

Vegan, vegetarian

$$

5:00pm-10:00pm

The Hamilton

998 Amsterdam Avenue

New York, NY 10025

b/t 108th St & Cathedral Pky

Cocktail Bar with American new food

$$

4:00pm-2:00am

Tom’s Restaurant

2880 Broadway

 

Diner that features in Seinfeld

$$

Sun- Wed: 6:30am-1:30am

& 24hrs Thur-Sat

Miller Theatre

2960 Broadway

Jazz shows, musical concerts and performances

$$

 

Smoke Jazz and Supper Club

2751 Broadway

Jazz

$$$

 

 

There are many more options, including Frederick Douglass Blvd for more food and drink options.

 

Upper West Side

Trains: A/B/C/D1/2/3

 

Name

Address

About

Price

Opening Time

Lincoln Square Steakhouse

208 W 70th St

Steak house

$$$

5:30pm-10:30pm

Zabar’s Deli

2245 Broadway

Deli, Kosher

$$

8:00am-7:30pm

Jacob’s Pickles

509 Amsterdam Ave

Southern, Comfort food

$$

10:00am-2:00am

Mille-Feuille Bakery

2175 Broadway

Bakery, pastries

$$

7:00am-8:00pm

Sushi Yasaka

251 W 72nd St

Sushi

$$

12:30pm-2:30pm, 5:15pm-10:30pm

E’s Bar

511 Amsterdam Ave

Bar

$$

Mon- Wed: 5:00pm-12:00am, Thur- Sun 5:00pm- 2:00am

Dovetail

103 W 77th St

Modern America, French

$$

5:30pm-10:00pm

Gari

370 Columbus Ave

Sushi

 

12:00pm-2:00pm, 5:00pm-10:30pm

Burke & Wills

226 W 79th St

Australian

$$$

12:00pm-3:00pm, 5:30pm-12:00pm

Pier i Cafe

500 W 70th St

American traditional, coffee and tea

$$

7:30am- 12:00am

Manhattan Cricket Club

226 W 79th St

Cocktail Bar

$$$

6:00pm- 12:00am

The Metropolitan Opera

Lincoln Centre Plaza

Opera

 

Check website for details.

New York City Ballet

20 Lincoln Center

Ballet

 

Check website for details.

 

 

Upper East Side

Trains: E/F/M/N/Q/R/4/5/6

 

Name

Address

About

Price

Opening Time

Heidi’s House

308 E 78th St

Wine bar, comfort food, Gluten-free

$$

5:00pm-12:00am

Up Thai

1411 2nd Ave

Thai

$$

11:30am-10:30pm

Mughlai Indian Cuisine

1724 2nd Ave

Indian, byob

$$

11:00am-3:00pm, 5:00pm-10:00pm

Luke’s Lobster

242 E 81st St

Seafood

$$

11:00am-10:00pm

Uva

1486 2nd Ave

Italian

$$

4:00pm-2:00am

Boqueria

1460 2nd Ave

Tapas

$$$

12:00pm-10:30pm

Bondurants

303 E 85th St

Modern America, Beer Bar

$$

4:00pm-2:00am

Xi’an Famous Food

328 E 78th St

Chinese

$

12:00pm-9:30pm

Agora Turkish Restaurant

1565 2nd Ave

Turkish

$$

12:00pm-10:00pm

La Pulperia UES

1626 2nd Ave

Latin America, Seafood

$$

12:00pm-11:00pm

The Frick Collection

1 E 70th St

Old Master Paintings and European Sculptures

$20

 

Metropolitan Museum of Art

5th Ave and East  82nd Street

Art Museum

Donation

10:00am-5:30pm

Cleopatra’s Needle

Behind the Met Museum of Art, in Central Park

Statute

Free

 

Roosevelt Island Aerial Tram

Manhattan Tram Station, 59th Street and 2nd Ave

Tram, use metrocard to ride it to the island.

$

http://rioc.ny.gov/pdf/TramBusSched.pdf

Museum of the City of New York

1220 5th Ave

Museum

$

10:00am-6:00pm

 

 

 

 

 

 

Midtown West/Hell’s Kitchen

Trains: A/C/EB/D/F/M/N/Q/R/1/2/3

 

Name

Address

About

Price

Opening Time

Frisson Espresso Bar

326 W 47th St

Coffee Bar

$

7:00am-7:00pm

The Jolly Goat Coffee Bar

515 W 47th St

Coffee, tea, frozen yoghurt

$

7:00am-7:00pm

Pocket Bar NYC

455 W 48th St

Wine Bar

$$

4:00pm- 12:30pm

B Side Pizza & Wine Bar

370 W 51st St

Pizza, tapas

$$

12:00pm-11:00pm

Rockerfeller Centre

30 Rockefeller Ctr

View of NYC, best at night without the crowds

$$

8:00am-12:00am

Nano Ecuadorian Kitchen

691 10th Ave

 

Latin American

$$

12:30pm-9:30pm

Theatres

Broadway

 

$$

 

 

Midtown East

Trains: B/D/F/M/N/Q/R/4/5/6

 

Name

Address

About

Price

Opening Time

Grand Central Terminal

89 E 42nd St

Train station

Free

24/7

Whispering Gallery

Grand Central Terminal

You can whisper to one another in archway by Oyster Bar

Free

24/7

The Campbell Apartment

Grand Central Station

Speakeasy hidden in the GC

$$$

12:00am-1:00am

Sakagura

211 E 43rd St

Sushi

$$$

11:30am-2:30pm, 6:00pm-11:30pm

Sons of Thunder

204 E 38th St

Hawaiian, frozen yoghurt

$$

11:30am-9:00pm

Uncle Gussy’s

345 Park Ave (truck)

Greek

$

9:00am-4:00pm

Perk Kafe

162 E 37th St

 

Coffee and tea

$

7:00am-7:00pm

 

KoreaTown (roughly 5 & 6th Avenues, between 31st-36th Streets)

Trains: B/D/F/M/N/R/1/2/3

 

Name

Address

About

Price

Opening Time

Dadam

11 West 32nd St

Korean, food court

$$

11:00am-11:00pm

Woorijip Authentic Korean

12 W 32nd St

Korean

$

9:00am-2:00am

E-MO

2 W 32nd St

Korean

$

9:00am-8:00pm

Jongro BBQ

22 W 32nd St

Korean BBQ

$$

11:30am-2:00pm

Grace Street

17 W 32nd St

Korean dessert

$$

12:00pm-11:00pm

 

West Village & Chelsea

Trains: A/B/C/D/E/F/M/N/R1/2/3

 

Name

Address

About

Price

Opening Time

The High Line

820 Washington St

Park on old railroad track

Free

7:00am-10:00pm

Chelsea Market

75 9th Ave

Fun shops and restaurants

Free to enter

Mon- Sat: 7:00am-9:00pm,

Sun: 8:00am-8:00pm

Tianti Books

220 W 30th St

Coffee shop

$

11:00am-7:00pm

Seven Grams Caffe

275 7th Ave

Coffee Shop

$

7:00am-7:00pm

Blossom Vegan Restaurant

187 9th Ave

Vegan, vegetarian

$$$

12:00 pm - 2:30 pm

5:00 pm - 9:30 pm

The Heath

542 W 27th St

Bar

$$

Sun-Tues: Closed,

Wed-Sun: 6:00am-12:00am

 

Rocket Pig

463 W 24th St

Modern American

$$

11:00am-5:00pm

Porteno Restaurant

299 10th Ave

 

Argentina

$$$

12:00pm-33:30pm, 5:00pm-11:00pm

 McNulty’s Tea & Coffee Co

109 Christopher St

Coffee

$$

10:00am-9:00pm

Rebel Coffee

19 8th Avenue

Coffee

$

7:00am-7:00pm

Taim

222 Waverly Pl

Middle Eastern, Vegetarian, Vegan

$

11:00am-10:00pm

L’artusi

228 W 10th Street

Italian

$$$

5:30pm-11:00pm

Injera

11 Abingdon Sq

Ethiopian

$$

5:00pm-11:00pm

Westville

210 W 10th Street

American New

$$

10:00am-11:00pm

Meme Mediterranean

581 Hudson Street

Mediterranean

$$

11:30am-11:00pm

Faicco’s Italian Specialities

260 Bleecker Street

Delis, Italian, Sandwiches

 

8:30am-6:00pm

Sushi Nakazawa

23 Commerce Street

Sushi

$$$$

5:00pm-10:00pm

Employees Only

510 Hudson Street

Lounge, Bar, Wine bar

$$

6:00pm-4:00am

The Otheroom

143 Perry Street

Lounge bar, Wine Bar

$$

5:00am-3:00am

The Four-Faced Liar

165 W 4th Street

Pub, bar

$

3:00pm-4:00am

Blind Tiger Ale House

281 Bleecker Street

American (traditional), Pubs

$$

11:30am-4:00am

Greenwich Treehouse

46 Greenwich Ave

Pub

$

5:00pm-12:00am

Lelabar

422 Hudson Street

Wine bar, Lounge

$$

5:00pm-12:00am

Little Branch

22 7th Ave

Lounges, cocktail bars

$$$

7:00pm-3:00am

Smalls Jazz Club

183 W 10th St

Jazz club, Lounge

$$

3:00pm-4:00am

Village Vanguard

178 7th Ave S

Jazz and Blues club, Lounge

$$

Check their website

Blue Note

131 W 3rd St

Jazz and Blues club, Lounge

$$

6:00pm-1:00am

Fat Cat

75 Christopher St

Pool Halls, Jazz and Blues, Music venue

$

2:00pm-5:00am

 

East Village

Trains: B/D/F/M/J/N/Z/4/5/6

 

Name

Address

About

Price

Opening Time

Upstate

95 1st Ave

Seafood

$$

5:00pm-10:30pm

The Eddy

342 E 6th Street

American (new)

$$$

5:30pm-12:00am

Brindle Room

277 E 10th Street

American (new), bar

$$

11:30am-3:45pm, 5:00pm-11:00pm

Pylos

128 E 7th Street

Greek

$$$

5:00pm-12:00am

Westville

173 Ave A

American (new)

$$

10:00am-11:00pm

Grape and Grain

620 E 6th Street

Wine Bars, American (new)

$$

5:00pm-1:00am

PMF Pardon My French

103 Ave B

French, Tapas/Small plates, Cocktail Bar

$$

5:30pm-2:00am

Cafe Mogador

101 St Marks Place

Moroccan

$$

9:00am-12:00am

Supper

156 E 2nd Street

Italian

$$

4:00pm-12:00am

Nai Tapas Bar

174 1st Ave

Tapas/Small Plates

$$

5:00pm-11:00pm

 

Lower East Side

Trains: F/JM/B/D/Z

 

 

Name

Address

About

Price

Opening Time

La Contenta

102 Norfolk Street

Mexican, Bar

$$

4:00pm-12:00am

Black Tree

131 Orchard Street

American (new)

$$

12:00pm-12:00am

Antibes Bistro

112 Suffolk Street

French, Jazz and Blues, Mediterranean

$$

5:00pm-11:00pm

Gentleman Farmer

40 Rivington Street

American (new), French

$$$

6:00pm-10:30pm

Kiki’s

130 Division Street

Greek

$$

12:00pm-12:00am

Louie and Chan

303 Broome Street

Italian, Lounges, Cocktail Bar

$$

5:00pm-12:00am

Freemans

191 Chrystie Street

American (new), lounges

$$

11:00am-11:30pm

Gaia Italian Cafe

251 E Houston Street

Italian

$

8:00am-7:00pm

Wassail

162 Orchard Street

American (new), Cocktail Bar

$$

5:00pm-12:00am

Cafe Katja

79 Orchard Street

Pubs, German

$$

9:00am-11:00pm

Lower East Side Tenement Museum

103 Orchard Street

Museum, historical building

$

10:00am-6:30pm

 

 

Tribeca/Soho

Trains: A/C/E/1/2/3/N/R/J/Z

 

Name

Address

About

Price

Opening Time

Galli

45 Mercer Street

Italian

$$

12:00pm-11:00pm

Burger & Barrel

25 W Houston Street

Burgers

$$

11:30am-11:00pm

Jack’s Wife Freda

224 Lafayette Street

Breakfast & Brunch, Mediterranean

$$

8:30am-12:00am

Balthazar Restaurant

80 Spring Street

French

$$$

7:30am-12:00am

Osteria Morini

218 Lafayette Street

Italian

$$$

11:30am-11:00pm

The Evolution Store

120 Spring Street

Museum style store with collectibles

$$

11:00am-8:00pm

Soho Shopping District

Broadway west to Sixth Avenue, and Houston Street south to Canal Street

Shops

 

 

Nish Nash

88 Reade Street

Middle Eastern, Vegetarian, Kosher

$

11:00am-10:00pm

Gotan

130 Franklin Street

Cafe

$$

7:00am-5:00pm

The Greek

458 Greenwich Street

Greek

$$

11:30am-11:00pm

Distilled

211 W Broadway

American (New), Bars

$$

4:00pm-12:00am

Manhattan Proper

6 Murray Street

Sports Bar, American (New), Lounge

$$

11:30am-12:00am

Walker’s

16 N Moore Street

Diner

$$

11:00am-4:00am

Dark Horse

17 Murray St

American (New),American (Traditional)

$$

11:00am-1:00pm

Ward III

111 Reade Street

Lounges, Cocktail Bar

$$

4:00pm-4:00am

Smith and Mills

71 N Moore Street

American (New), Bar

$$

11:00am-12:0am

Woodrow’s

43 Murray Street

American (Traditional), Pubs

$$

11:00am-1:00pm

Tiny’s and the Bar Upstairs

135 W Broadway

Bars, American (New)

$$

8:00am-12:00am

Da Mikele

275 Church Street

Italian, Pizza, Cocktail Bar

$$

12:00pm-11:00pm

Locanda Verde

377 Greenwich Street

Italian

$$$

7:00am-11:00am, 11:30-3:00pm and 5:30pm-11:00pm

Marc Forgione

134 Reade Street

American (New)

$$$

5:00pm-10:00pm

Almond Tribeca

186 Franklin Street

American (New), french

$$$

12:00pm-10:00pm

MAMO Restaurant

323 W Broadway

Italian, French

$$$

12:00pm-3:30pm, 5:30pm-11:00pm

Zutto Japanese American Pub

77 Hudson Street

Asian Fusion, Japanese, Sushi Bar

$$

11:30am-10:00pm

Dominique Ansel Bakery

189 Spring Street

Cronuts (A NYC thing)

$$

8:00am-7:00pm

 

 

Chinatown

Trains: F/JN/Q/Z/6

 

Name

Address

About

Price

Opening Time

Joe’s Shanghai

9 Pell Street

Shanghainese, Dim Sum

$$

11:00am-11:00pm

Sing Kee Seafood Restaurant

42 Bowery Street

Cantonese

$$

11:30am-9:30pm

21 Shanghai House

21 Division Street

Chinese

$$

10:30am-9:30pm

Buddha Bodai

5 Mott Street

Vegetarian, Dim Sum

$$

10:00am-9:30pm

Tasty Hand-Pulled Noodles

1 Doyers Street

Chinese

$

10:30am-10:30pm

Noodle Village

13 Mott Street

Shanghainese, Cantonese

$

10:30am-11:00pm

Shanghai Asian Manor

21 Mott Street

Shanghainese

$$

11:00am-10:00pm

Lam Zhou Handmade Noodle

144 E Broadway

Chinese

$

10:30am-11:00pm

Whiskey Tavern

79 Baxter Street

Bar

$$

 

Apotheke

9 Doyers Street

Cocktail Lounge, speakeasy

$$$

 

Clockwork Bar

21 Essex Street

Dive Bar

$

 

Clandestino

35 Canal Street

Wine Bar

$$

 

 

Downtown/Financial District

Trains: 1/2/3/4/5/6/A/C/J/Z/N/R

 

Name

Address

About

Price

Opening Time

Luke’s Lobster

26 S William Street

Seafood

$$

11:00am-9:00pm

Da Claudio

21 Ann Street

Italian, Cocktail Bar

$$

11:30am-3:00pm, 4:00pm-11:00pm

The Dead Rabbit

30 Water Street

Bars, Irish

$$

11:00am-4:00am

Antica Ristorante

8 Stone Street

Italian

$$$

6:00am-11:00am, 12:00-11:00pm

Melt Shop

111 Fulton Street

American (traditional), Sandwiches

$$

11:00am-9:00pm

Adrienne’s Pizzabar

54 Stone Street

Pizza, Italian

$$

11:00am-12:00am

Iron Horse

32 Cliff Street

Dive bar, burgers

$

11:30am-4:00am

Go! Go! Curry!

12 John Street

Japanese

$

11:00am-10:00pm

White Horse Tavern

25 Bridge Street

Pubs, Burgers

$$

10:00am-1:00am

Roti Mediterranean Grill

100 Maiden Lane

Mediterranean

$

10:30am-9:00pm

 

 

 

 

Enjoy New York!!