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

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