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Where to Eat Around Union Square, New York City

Dining in Union Square

There is no shortage of great dining options around Union Square. From one of the best dim sum restaurants in the world to an icon of the New York City dining scene, this is our list on where to eat around Union Square.

Joe’s Pizza – 150 E 14th St

Joe's Pizza
Joe’s Pizza is easily one of our favorite spots for a slice in New York City and they opened a new location near Union Square a few years back. Trust us, getting a slice here is one of those quintessential New York experiences!

Ngam – 99 3rd Ave

Ngam Wings & Waffles
Ngam is a modern Thai restaurant and you can get some fun and innovative brunch items here. We especially love their take on the classic chicken and waffles, which pairs tasty chicken wings with a sweet brioche waffle and coconut cream. It is absolutely delicious!

La Maison du Croque Monsieur – 17 E 13th St

La Maison du Croque Monsieur Croque & Soup combo
La Maison du Croque Monsieur is a bit of hidden gem that specializes in French sandwiches. There are many different sandwiches to choose from so there is a little something for everyone. Also keep an eye out for their soup and sandwich combo. It just hits the spot especially on chillier days.

Ippudo – 65 4th Ave

Ippudo Bowl of Ramen
Ippudo is one of the first really popular ramen restaurants in New York City and it is still up there among the best. Their noodles are always perfectly cooked, the broth is always full of flavor and there are always a range of interesting toppings to choose from.

Tim Ho Wan – 85 4th Ave

Tim Ho Wan is best known for being the world’s cheapest Michelin starred restaurant. We definitely recommending trying all the dim sum staples here like pork dumplings aka shumai, pork buns and turnip cake.

Glaze Teriyaki – 139 4th Ave

Glaze Teriyaki is a trendy lunch spot that serves “Seattle style teriyaki”. There are different meats to choose from like chicken, beef, salmon and tofu. They are all served over rice and they are all very tasty. This is perfect if you are looking for a quick lunch, perhaps on the go.

Union Square Cafe – 101 E 19th St

If you are looking for fine dining in the area, Union Square Cafe is one of the most iconic restaurants in New York City. They recently reopened in a new location and their dining room is just stunning. Their gnocchi is legendary but there is really so many tempting dishes to try.