Don’t you just love wandering around Soho? Those cobblestone streets and huge windows can make you feel like you’re in Paris.
Of course, when it’s time to grab a meal, it can be a confusing place to make a choice. Sure, there are fantastic French restaurants that are always packed and cost a fortune, or there are complete dives you wouldn’t trust to feed your dog. So how does a gal pick a decent restaurant in Soho?
Keep this link bookmarked on your phone girlfriend! The next time you want chow, check out this list of 15 little known restaurants in Soho that you are going to love!
1. The Ear Inn
If you are out on the Westside, near Hudson Square, this ancient bar, established in 1817, is now one of the most awesome burger places around. Try the Mac and Cheeseburger for a real change of pace!
Formerly known as the Paowalla, this remodeled and super colorful loc on Spring street has, of course, a strong selection of breads you simply must try! Get the Lamb Naan Sandwich- it is to die for!
3. Charlie Bird
This is a pasta bar with a twist, offering a raw bar seafood selection including razor clams with pickled chiles. You can enjoy large plates of seafood or pasta and wash it down with something from their excellent wine list.
4. Sunrise Mart
Want a cheap sushi lunch? Then you must hit up the Sunrise Mart on Broome street. Not really a restaurant, this Japanese supermarket lets you pick from prepared lunch boxes or made to order soup and entrees to go. Try the curry chicken katsu, then some matcha-green tea flavored Kit Kats for dessert.
5. Lovely Day
If you are in the mood for Thai, then Lovely Day on Elizabeth street is your ticket. It’s a very small restaurant, with funky red booths, but the food (try the papaya salad) is delectable. If there’s no seating, ask the staff about seating downstairs. This isn’t advertised, and although it seems strange, you must ask for a seat, they won’t offer it to waiting customers.
6. Lahore Deli
This extremely small deli offers a delightful combination of Pakistani and Bangladeshi home cooking that will delight the senses. You can get a super filling and tasty lunch for a tiny $5! There are no seats, so get it to go and enjoy the great outdoors.
This Japanese noodle restaurant is the perfect place for vegans and vegetarians. This restaurant features house-made soba noodles from buckwheat (so it’s gluten friendly as well) and a warm broth that tastes great. The menu has very little in the way of meat, but it does offer chicken and meatballs for your not-so-vegan friends.
This is a tiny Italian restaurant in Soho that serves classic Italian food that is so good, you will think grandma is working in their kitchen. Lunch is a superb deal at $9.95, but dinner portions are so big, you might want to split one. Or at least take half home for lunch the next day.