3/26/2012 04:24:00 PM

Best of the Boroughs: Top Eats Outside Manhattan

Last week, we took a look at the city's top restaurants by neighborhood in Manhattan. Well, New York City is lot bigger than just one island. This week we're heading out to the Big Apple's other four boroughs for a look at the the choicest restaurants in those 'hoods. Click through the below slideshow to see the top restaurants outside of Manhattan, and let us know about other stellar borough-based eateries by voting for your favorites in the New York City Restaurants Survey here.
Photo: CC Chapman via Flickr 


  1. I can't trust an article like this when they have Di Fara on their list. I've been to this dump twice, and both times the pies have come out of the oven with one side burnt and the other side uncooked. The old man may have made some good pizzas in the past, but as of today, anything that comes out of his oven is just not good. All it takes is a good look at this pie to figure out what I'm talking about http://static.flickr.com/218/508205173_f9b88833a8.jpg

    Seriously, I still have no idea why Zagats, and NYT insist this is the best pizza in NYC. Laughable.

    1. I agree - and so scary FILTHY!

  2. I have to be amused as well that only 1 restaurant in all of Staten Island gets a shout out and it's a pizza place that yes, has awesome pizzas. But 9 times out of 10, it's so busy they bang the pies out in too hot of an oven and they're burnt. It's Staten Island, there's a ton of good pizza joints there....and there's a ton of excellent restaurants of all different foods as well!

  3. I agree with 99% of the Brooklyn selections - interestingly, this is a list of some of my favorite restaurants. Notice, I didn't say the best food in the borough. These restaurants are wonderful because the food is good, the locations are, in some cases, interesting and the vibe in all is quintessentially Brooklyn. Tanoreen is fabulous, The ingredients at Franny's are stunning, Vinegar Hill is like time travel (the quaint little cobblestone streets), Vini e Olio - I had one of the best meals of my life there...

    Missing are my favs, for what it's worth -- Saltie, Saraghina, Best pizza (esp heroes), Tomasso's, private brunch club at 280 Washington (seriously, off the radar)... ah, so many more... love Brooklyn!