The 10 Best Restaurants In NoHo, New York

Spaghetti cacio e pepe
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Rachelle Eason

The chic Manhattan neighborhood of NoHo offers everything from charming boutiques to trendy cafes, bars, and restaurants. Lined with delicious, one-of-a-kind dining establishments, NoHo is a must-visit for your next dining excursion. We profile the 10 best restaurants in NoHo.

1. The Smile

Restaurant, American, Mediterranean

Rustic-chic restaurant The Smile boasts nutritious dishes crafted with fresh produce from local farms. Their innovative American fare is well-known in the area and attracts hoards of customers, so be sure to call ahead for a reservation. If you’re heading to The Smile for lunch, try the manouri cheese and fig sandwich. For dinner, opt for the spaghetti and lemon cream – a silky, citrusy dish. Pair this with a hand-crafted cocktail, and you’ve got yourself an unforgettable meal.

2. Bohemian

Butcher, Restaurant, Japanese

Exclusive locale Bohemian is a speakeasy-style restaurant located behind a butcher shop. With no phone number listed, a referral is necessary to enter. However, once you’re inside, be prepared for an incredible dining experience. Their croquettes are a must-try, as is their branzino.

3. Acme

Bar, Bistro, Restaurant, American, French, Italian, European

squid ink spaghetti
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Acme is a French-Italian restaurant located on a quiet side street in NoHo. It has a charming European bistro vibe, with a bar that looks like it’s straight out of a scene in Amélie. Try the squid ink spaghetti with lobster, or try the Calabrian chili, the bottagara, or the branzini with fava beans, basil, and potato gnocchi. No matter what you opt for, it promises to be fresh and delicious.

4. Il Buco

Restaurant, Mediterranean, Italian

Il Buco has a warm, friendly atmosphere and some tasty Italian fare. The rustic decor and the vast wine selection fosters a romantic feel, perfect for a date night. Try their classic gnocchi, a light potato dumpling, or any number of their freshly-made pasta dishes.

5. Lafayette Grand Café and Bakery

Restaurant, Bakery, French

Lafayette offers finely-crafted French food. Start off with a basket of their freshly-baked bread and assorted pastries, and move on to a brunch of lemon pancakes with fresh berries, paired with their classic Bloody Mary.

6. Hecho En Dumbo

Restaurant, Contemporary, Mexican

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If you’re a fan of Mexican fare, then you’re in for a treat. Hecho En Dumbo offers a selection of your favorite classics alongside unique, Mexican twists on American fare. The decor is simple, so it’s all about the food. Their tortilla chips are thick and crunchy, and they pair perfectly with the guacamole. Be sure to try their short rib tacos.

7. Great Jones Café

Cafe, Diner, Restaurant, Cajun, American

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Fun and festive, Great Jones Café offers New Yorkers a taste of Louisiana. Offering phenomenal Cajun fare with the perfect blend of spices, this restaurant offers classic southern dishes. Their pulled pork sandwiches are superb, and the portions are generous so you’re sure to leave satisfied. Prepare to get cozy with your neighboring diner, as space is limited.

8. Saxon + Parole

Restaurant, Bar, American

Saxon + Parole
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Saxon + Parole is a unique, equestrian-themed locale offering American cuisine. The upstairs dining area has minimalist, whitewashed walls, and in the basement, diners can enjoy a romantic meal in the wine cellar. Try the hangar steak, paired with one of their house whiskeys.

9. Gato

Bar, Restaurant, Spanish, Mediterranean, American, Vegetarian, Vegan, Gluten-free

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Fans of Chef Bobby Flay can’t miss Spanish-Mediterranean restaurant, Gato. The decor has an industrial look with a laid-back feel. If you’re going to eat at a Spanish restaurant, you have to get paella. Bobby Flay’s kale and wild mushroom paella is perfectly seasoned, making it a must-try.

10. Vic's

Restaurant, Mediterranean, Italian

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Vic’s offers diners an intimate setting, while still remaining open and spacious. Offering upscale Italian food, start your meal with the burrata and heirloom carrots, and move on to a main dish of cacio e pepe – a perfect blend of black pepper, pecorino and Parmigiano. Vic’s is well-known for their homemade limoncello.

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