10 Best Restaurants to Take for a Spin in TriBeCa

As a neighborhood, TriBeCa is a part of New York to see and be seen, especially if you’re a financier bigwig who’s decided to settle down and raise a family. As it consistently ranks as one of the most expensive zip codes in the country, prices at restaurants often follow suit, but that doesn’t mean the food doesn’t live up to the sticker shock.

While most spots in the area cater to a family clientele (albeit the Louis Vuitton onesie type ones), the quality of the fare goes toe-to-toe with many other more food-centric parts of town. And the diversity of the cuisine isn’t one to shake your head at either.

From the the high-end Indian cuisine and experience at Tamarind to Italian favorites like Locanda Verde, you can drop dough while adding some to your waistline with no problem.

But if you’re looking for a place to nosh that’s a little more low-key, TriBeCa’s got that, too. Enjoy “Midnight Brunch” at Bubby’s or step off TriBeca’s cobblestone streets and right into the Bayou at Belle Reve, where you’ll find live music, cool cocktails and American classics.

Below, we explore the lap of luxury and the lives of locals when we dive into the 10 best restaurants in TriBeCa. 

Takahachi Tribeca
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The sister restaurant to Takahachi in the East Village, the Tribeca outpost is a heralded by regulars for being casual and down-to-earth in a sea of Tribeca pomp and circumstance. Not only is the sushi here relatively affordable, it's also...  Read More


When you say the words Tribeca and Indian food, Benares isn't the first place that pops into people's minds...but it should be. Though not as glitzy as Tamarind, the other Indian spot on this list, the food is every bit as good. The robust menu...  Read More

Photo courtesy of Gunbae

Korean barbecue has taken NYC by storm in recent years, and those looking to satisfy their craving would do well at Gunbae. The menu features the cuts you'd expect, including ribeye, brisket, pork belly, filet and wagyu. If you're coming with at...  Read More


An institution in the TriBeCa dining scene, Bubby's is synonymous with brunch. It makes sense that it'd be known for sweet stuff considering this neighborhood staple set up shop in 1990 as a pie company. Years later and it's expanded to both the...  Read More

Two Hands
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There's been an invasion of Australian cafes hitting NYC in recent years, but given the Aussie's dedication to coffee, no one is complaining. Two Hands falls squarely into this happy place. With two outposts (the other one's in Nolita), this...  Read More

There's a chef that reigns supreme in TriBeCa and his name is David Bouley. Owner of another restaurant on this list, Bouley's genius extends to Hudson Street where we find his Japanese masterpiece, Brushstroke. What's unique about this...  Read More


New to the neighborhood in 2015, Belle Reve is already making a name for itself. With quotes from Hunter S. Thompson on the menu, you can tell this cocktail bar-restaurant doesn't take itself too seriously, though what's coming out of the...  Read More

Set in a corner art deco building, Tamarind's TriBeCa branch oozes opulence. From the white tablecloths to the window-walled bars, this isn't your typical Indian restaurant. A tandoor kitchen shares space with the bi-level dining area, where...  Read More

Locanda Verde
Photo courtesy of Locanda Verde

Tucked into TriBeCa, Locanda Verde has been delighting Italian food lovers since it opened its doors in 2009. A rustic ease is prevalent in the decor and the menu, which features casual basics like sheep's milk ricotta with sea salt and herbs on...  Read More

Photo courtesy of Maman

Maman reminds you of the demure French girl with the beautiful accent and shy smile. It's the decor that gets your first - understated and quaint, it's perfect for a lazy Saturday morning, or a leisurely weekday lunch. The food is locally...  Read More


Meet Andrea Wien

Andrea Wien was bitten by the travel bug from an early age, and has lived in New York, Seattle, Cleveland and Sydney, Australia since 2007.

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