Recommended Restaurants in New York

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If you're not a New York native (or just want to eat at Jon Finkel's favorite stops), here's a guide for while you're in town for the 2007 World Championships.

Venue Name Address Phone Number Neighborhood Price Range Description
Burger Joint 118 W 57th Street (btwn 6th and 7th Avenue) (212) 245-5000 Midtown West $ In Parker Meridian Hotel. Great burger.
Corner Bistro 331 W 4th St (btwn Jane Street and 8th Avenue) (212) 242-9502 West Village $ Best burger in the city.
Gobo 300 Amsterdam Ave (btwn Waverly and 8th St) (212) 255-3902 Upper West Side $$ Vegeterian restaurant that Pikula loves. There is also an Upper East Side location.
H&H Bagels 2239 Broadway (on W 80th Street) (212) 595-8000 Upper West Side $ Best bagel in NYC. 24-7. Original location.
Johns Pizzeria 278 Bleecker Street (btwn 6th and 7th Avenue) (212) 243-1680 West Village $$ 2nd best pizza in NYC. Original location.
Katz's 205 E Houston St (on Ludlow Street) (212) 254-2246 Lower East Side $ Best pastrami in the world.
La Esquina 106 Kenmare St (btwn Cleveland Place and Lafayette Street) (646) 613-7100 Soho $$ Finkel's favorite burger - the Mexican burger. Great Mexican food.
Lombardis 32 Spring Street (btwn Mulberry and Mott) (212) 941-7994 Little Italy $ Best pizza in NYC. Reservation recommended.
Pearl's Oyster Bar 18 Cornelia Street (right off of 4th Street) (212) 691-8211 West Village $$$ Best lobster roll in the city.
Peter Luger 178 Broadway, Brooklyn (718) 387-7400 Brooklyn $$$$ Best steak in America. Reservation recommended.
RUB 208 W 23rd St (btwn 7th and 8th Avenue) (212) 524-4300 Chelsea $$ One of our favorite BBQ places. Great pulled pork.
Tomoe Sushi 172 Thompson St (btwn Bleecker and Houston) (212) 777-9346 West Village $$$ Best sushi in the city. Only 34 seats. Finkel loves this place.
Yoshinoya 255 W 42nd St (btwn 7th and 8th Avenue) (212) 703-9940 Times Square $ Top8Magic podcast location.
Zabars 245 W 80th Street (on Broadway) (212) 787-2000 Upper West Side $ - $$$ World famous gourmet grocery with great coffee.

Neighborhood Address Price Range Description
Chinatown Canal Street Subway Stop $ Open until 4am. Check out Noodle Town, Wonton Garden and Wo Hop for late-night options.
Korea Town E. 32nd St (btwn Broadway and 5th Avenue) $$ 24-7 BBQ. Check out Won Jo and Kim Gang San.
Little Tokyo St. Marks Place (E 8th St. btwn 3rd and 2nd Avenue) $ Open until 2am.
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