Even though New York has plenty of expensive restaurants, they have even more moderate and less expensive places to eat. Having a tight budget doesn't mean you have to sacrifice on flavor. There are many opportunities to try out new foods during your stay. Check out some of the affordable eateries and restaurants located throughout the city. many have been family owned for many years and take pride in their food offerings.
Some of the best known eateries need no introduction. Perennial favorites include the glitzy Russian Tea Room, the delicious (and famously expensive) food at The Rainbow Room and the classic Sardi's restaurant. If you want to try dishes by some of today's most famous chefs, don't miss Bobby Flay's Mesa Grill, Charlie Palmer's Aureole or Mario Batali's Babbo.
Be sure to purchase a dining guide for updated reviews and where to go for a memorable dining experience. Restaurant week is a popular event that takes place in January and June to entice both residents and tourists to enjoy some of New York's finest food at a fraction of the regular price.