The Top 10 Restaurants in Hell’s Kitchen, New York City
With a name like Hell’s Kitchen, you just know that the neighborhood is going to have an interesting, storied history. Like so many NYC neighborhoods, Hell’s Kitchen has undergone an amazing transformation the last decade or so. As it stands, it is an interesting mix of old and new and that is definitely reflected on our list of the top 10 restaurants in Hell’s Kitchen, New York City. It has now become a beacon for foodies with world class restaurants, diverse ethnic restaurants (some in business for decades) and of course Restaurant Row.
Per Se – 10 Columbus Cir
We have to start this list with Per Se, which is widely regarded as one of the best restaurants in New York City. Its view, service and most importantly food is simply stunning. The Chef’s Tasting Menu is legendary and a meal here is certainly a divine experience.
Asiate – 80 Columbus Cir at 60th St
Asiate, on the 35th floor of the Mandarin Oriental hotel is another jewel in New York City. Asiate’s tasting menu is truly an artistic masterpiece. Like Per Se, Asiate also has amazing views of New York City.
Empanada Mama – 763 9th Ave
There is something satisfying about hot empanadas, straight out of kitchen. You can get empanadas with ground beef, chicken, pork, tuna etc. and no matter what you choose, you know it is going to be stuffed with foodie goodness. One of the more popular hotspots for great empanadas is Empanada Mama.
Shorty’s – 576 9th Ave
You can never go wrong with a good cheesesteak and Shorty’s makes insanely delicious cheesesteaks, perhaps even dangerously addictive.
Ariana Afghan Kebab Restaurant – 787 9th Ave
Afghan cuisine is something that everyone has to try at least once in their lifetime. There are so many interesting flavors and Ariana Afghan Kebab Restaurant is a great place to sample them all. We definitely recommend at least one of each of the beef, lamb and chicken kebab.
Amy’s Bread – 672 9th Ave
If you looking for a quick lunch on the go, you can’t beat Amy’s Bread. There are a number of tasty options including scones, muffins, cakes and sandwiches.
Becco – 355 W 46th St
While there are a number of restaurants on Restaurant Row, (46th Street between 8th and 9th Avenue), our favorite is probably Becco, an inviting Italian restaurant known for their yummy freshly made pastas.
Daisy May’s BBQ USA – 623 11th Ave
Daisy May’s BBQ is renowned for their brisket, pulled pork and ribs. They are truly finger licking good.
La Pulperia – 371 W 46 St
La Pulperia is a Latin American restaurant and their taquitos de langosta (lobster taquitos) and ceviches really piqued our interest and they were of course amazing.
Chez Napoleon – 365 W 50th St
Chez Napoleon is a classic, old school French restaurant serving all the traditional dishes, such as escargot, coq au vin and soufflés. It is comforting to know a place like this still exists in New York City.