2/15/2012 12:32:00 PM

New York's Must-Try Neighborhood Gems

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While restaurants with celebrity chefs or trendy scenes may get a lot of the attention, there are thousands of other eateries located in the Big Apple. Some of them are true neighborhood gems - restaurants that are inviting, serve solid grub and pack in area residents night after night while shying away from the spotlight. Although the town's higher-end restaurants are good for special occasions and epic meals, these unsung heroes are what turns an unforgiving city into a place to call home. Check out our favorite off-the-beaten-path restaurants in the slideshow below, and let us know which restaurants you think deserve more attention in the comments.

13 comments :

  1. Great selection of restaurants (I've been to a few.) Any research into similar, not-as-well-known New Jersey restaurants? Looking for some in Essex County.

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  2. Note that A Bistro has moved. While the address you list is the current one, the restaurant is no longer "a hole in the wall", but rather spacious with a nice decor. It is also no longer BYOB.

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  3. Bad horse is okay. Over priced pizza that you have to season...

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  4. Alias Restaurant on the Lower East Side is a great neighborhood go to - they even sponsor a neighborhood loyalty card which involves other local businesses - the ZipCard!

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  5. Bed-Stuy is missing (among others) Sud vino e cucina on Bedford Ave. Nabe Gem.

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  6. I feel the Bronx and Queens are just forgotten. There are great neighborhood restaurants all over the city, not just Manhattan and Brooklyn.

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  7. Hiroshi Sushi (38 str and 2nd ave, south east corner). Very small and hard to find, but top quality and not expensive.

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  8. Once again you've missed Cafe Shane on Washington Avenue between Sterling and St. John's Place and Eve's bar which serves an amazing brunch across the street.

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  9. Thanks for the recognition. Truly. I've often wondered why we fail to get significant press mention when we do indeed pack them in night after night. While no operation is perfect, we're doing a number of things right. Thanks again. http://Facebook.com/BogotaBistro

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    1. because your food is bad.
      also you've had grade pending for a while now, so i often worry about the sanitation of your operation.

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  10. ugh, Bogota is horrible.
    sure the vibe is awesome, but thats all it really is.

    The food is horrible,
    i live in the neighborhood, and everytime they get a delivery all you see is cans and cans of food being put in their basement. meaning all the food is pre made.

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