You can find just about any cuisine you want in the Lower East Side, from old-school Jewish and Eastern European dishes to Asian and Italian restaurants as well as some of the coolest bars and lounges in Manhattan.
Some of Midtown Manhattan's hidden treasures include a group of restaurants that offer outdoor dining. Some of these places are located in historical buildings or iconic locations like Rockefeller Center.
When you tour Lower Manhattan's pizzerias and restaurants, you probably won't run into royalty. But you will encounter pizza maestros and owners with an interesting story to tell as well as first-class New York pizza.
The Meatpacking District is quickly catching up to neighbors like Chelsea and the West Village in terms of having destination restaurants and bars, as well as a burgeoning cocktail and nightlife scene.