It’s 1 a.m., you’re in somewhere near Tribeca and you’re starving. Anything would taste like heaven at that time, but you can’t possibly settle for less, not in New York City. Satisfy those late-night cravings with only the best! Check out one of these late-night bite spots.
At night, the focus shifts to cocktails—with a drink menu quadruple the size of the one for food, it's pretty evident where the focus lies—that reflect the sexy (the Velvet Panty of black vodka, cointreau, Chambord and lime) and flashy (the Bling Bling, made with citrus vodka, cointreau and lime) atmosphere. But, all in all, one should not be quick to write this place off as ‘just-for-late-night-drinks.’ The drinks are good, but the food compliments them all too well, so much so, that you won’t want to hit up any other place after your night of festivities.
Awash in warm, paneled walls decorated with sophisticated murals and paintings, the atmosphere has the relaxing vibe of a coffee shop. Their menu consists of Ukrainian diner food, a great sell if you’ve never experienced Cossack cuisine before. Make sure you sample the blintzes and pierogi—the proportions are large for the price. After a night of drinking, a deal on food is the ultimate treat – especially in New York City.
Only hipsters and the odd celeb know about Freemans. Hidden at the end of Freeman Alley is the intimate bar and restaurant which serves up cocktails and American fare. The wild-boar terrine is a local favorite and no, the animal on the wall is not the same as the one on your plate. Once you've found it you'll want to keep it to yourself; it’s that good.
Apparently you’re not a bona fide establishment in Manhattan until you have a secret bar somewhere on the premises. Even East Village hot dog outfit Crif Dogs has one. But we prefer to think of PDT (the bar below Crif Dogs) as an extra to the pre-established amazing-ness that is a Crif Dog. Hit the town any day of the week, and then hit up Crif Dogs for a tasty piece of deep-fried pigskin, loaded. Oh yeah, they’ve got all the toppings.
Open 24 hours? No, not actually, but the Diner pratically screams Late Night Bites. Located in New York City’s Meatpacking District, The Diner serves up simple fare, implausibly well. The margaritas and the banana bread pudding top our charts, but just ask the innumerable compatriots sitting next to you; they’ll be happy to make a suggestion.
Sure, you may be herded in like one of 1,000 livestock who’ve just finished grazing in the pasture, but the journey is well worth it - especially, if its meat you’re after. Katz’s Delicatessen, a long standing Lower East Side staple, serves New York City residents their late-night deli-style cravings - featuring arguably the best pastrami south of the Adirondacks. Not that this means anything really, but trust us on this one. If not, at least go for the pickles and French fries.