New York City’s Most Popular Restaurants by Neighborhood, According to Seated

New Yorkers will travel for good food and some neighborhoods have the best restaurants for particular cuisines that are worth hopping on the train for. In fact, 85 percent of reservations made are by people who live in a different zip code, according to Seated, a restaurant discovery app that organizes local restaurant reservations and offers rewards on meals.

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The app released its data this month, showing the best food New Yorkers love to eat in each neighborhood, the most popular restaurants in New York City and how New Yorkers are making reservations.

Judging by the reservations made on the app, the most popular restaurant in New York City for breakfast is Maman at NoMad; For brunch, Rosa Mexicano in Union Square; For lunch, Maman’s in Tribeca; for dinner, Rosa Mexicano at Lincoln Center; And for delivery, Wanisa Home Kitchen in Brooklyn.

Interestingly, 90 percent of reservations are for indoor dining versus 10 percent for outdoor dining, which is a big shift from what things have been for two years.

But what are the foods that people pursue in every neighborhood? Sitting broke everything for us. (Data on Staten Island were not available.) Food New Yorkers eat the most –


  • Alphabet City is seafood
  • American Diamond District
  • East Harlem is Spanish and tapas
  • East Village Asian
  • American Meatpacking District and Steakhouse
  • Midtown West (K-town) is Korean
  • NoHo and Nolita brunch
  • SoHo is brunch
  • Times Square Italian, Japanese and American
  • Union Square
  • The Upper East Side is breakfast and lunch
  • American Upper West Side
  • Yorkville is seafood


  • Bedford Stafford, Mexican and Latin American
  • Brighton Beach is Mediterranean and seafood
  • Carol Gardens / Cobble Hill is a Thai and Asian brunch restaurant
  • Downtown Brooklyn serves seafood
  • American Park Slope
  • Prospect Lefferts Gardens Pizza
  • Redhook is seafood
  • The south slope is Spanish and tapas
  • Sunset Park is seafood and tacos
  • Vinegar Hill is an American Restaurant, Brunch and “Michelin Guide”


  • Astoria is breakfast and lunch
  • Ditmars Steinway is an Italian restaurant, pizzeria and brunch
  • American Sunnyside & Lunch
  • American Woodside and Burger
  • Cleaning is Asian
  • Forest Hills is Latin America
  • Kew Gardens is burger food and kosher food
  • Hunters Point / LIC is a Korean restaurant that serves brunch and brunch

The Bronx:

Seating didn’t break town as per the kitchen, but he says most bookings were for Mexican restaurants, tacos and the “Michelin Guide.”

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