Phoenicia Diner, Credit: Kevin Trageser
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New York City reigns as a food paradise. Follow famous chefs to hotspots like Buvette, a Parisian-inspired restaurant in the West Village. Savor a prime steak at Peter Luger, a Brooklyn classic. Chef Boulud's haute French restaurant Daniel is a perennial favorite. Indulge in a perfect slice of New York cheesecake at Junior's, or try the pastrami at the famous Katz's Delicatessen. In Queens, enjoy restaurants with global flavors, from Mexican to Thai to Tibetan.
On Long Island, watch the fishing boats from your table at waterfront bistros like Dave's Grill on Montauk Harbor or experience the mastery of farm-to-table cooking at the groundbreaking North Fork Table & Inn. Also on the North Fork, Bedell Cellars is the premier winery and one of the wine world's up and coming stars.
At the Culinary Institute of America in the Hudson Valley, you can dine at five award-winning restaurants staffed by future celebrity chefs. Take a seat at FDR's favorite table at The Tavern at Beekman Arms in Rhinebeck.
Ithaca's Moosewood has inspired a series of cookbooks for generations of whole food fans. Another Finger Lakes classic is Dinosaur Bar-B-Que in Syracuse. New York Kitchen, in Canandaigua, is a treat for all tastes. Celebrate culinary innovation in Buffalo. Anchor Bar is the birthplace of world-famous Buffalo wings and Charlie the Butcher is the creator of the "Beef on Weck" sandwich. Taste NY markets at New York State Welcome Centers in every region offer food and drink items sourced as locally and regionally as possible.
Enjoy our suggestions or venture out and find your own favorites!