City Dining Tips

CrowdsLook for crowds! An empty restaurant is usually a bad restaurant.There are some trendy retaurants that are always full but have bad food,but you'll be able to tell which ones those are.

The city that never sleepsNew Yorkers eat whenever they're hungry. You can venture outside atmidnight and get Thai food. Take advantage of this! If you are a night-owl, see our late night dining guide.

BagelsNew York City is home to what are arguably the world's best bagels.Bagels are perfect when you need to eat something quick, but want to avoidfast food and hot dogs. You can get them in any deli in the city for $.50-$1.50.

MannersDon't be afraid to send food back to the kitchen if it's not to yourliking. New Yorkers tend to speak their minds -- never let manners get inthe way of a good meal. Some even go as far as risking arrest to getbetter service!

ReservationsGood restaurants tend to become crowded around 7pm, so makereservations (if possible) or plan to wait for a table. Remember --there's a reason certain restaurants are crowded. You should be able totell if the wait is worth it!