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Best Restaurants in Soho (2023)

Best Restaurants in Soho (2023)

If you’re looking for the best restaurants in Soho, you came to the right place. Soho is a super trendy New York neighborhood with lots of great restaurants, coffee shops, and stores.

Here is our list of the absolute best restaurants in Soho. We have gathered a large variety of restaurants to make sure you can find something that you’re looking for.

Balthazar

Balthazar is a very famous restaurant in Soho that celebrities, New Yorkers, and tourist love, and never seem to get tired of. Here you can enjoy some luxury dishes like moules frites or cote de boeuf. Balthazar is one of the most popular restaurants in Soho, and the whole city.

Address: 80 Spring St, New York, NY 10012

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Emmett’s

If you think you’ve tried all the best pizza spots in New York you need to try Emmet’s which is located in Soho. Here you can try a Chicago-style pizza and other delicious food like sandwiches and burgers.

Address: 50 MacDougal St, New York, NY 10012

Fanelli’s Cafe

Fanelli’s Cafe is a restaurant that has been around since 1847. This famous Soho restaurant offers amazing food like mozzarella sticks, salads, soups, sandwiches, burgers, and more.

Address: 94 Prince St, New York, NY 10012

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Sadelle’s

Sadelle’s is one of my personal favorite restaurants in Soho and is a great spot for eating brunch. Here you can eat everything from pigs in a blanket, salads, and oysters to breakfast dishes like avocado toast, eggs benedict, and sandwiches. Their french toast is definitely the best dish, and is must try!

Address: 463 West Broadway, New York, NY 11012

Jack’s Wife Freda

Jack’s Wife Freda is a very popular place for brunch located in the heart of Soho. They have delicious, healthy food and offer great people-watching if you’re sitting outside. Today, Jack’s Wife Freda has multiple locations in the city: Soho, Chelsea, West Village, and Williamsburg.

Address: 226 Lafayette St, New York, NY 10012

Photo courtesy of Jack’s Wife Freda

Thai Diner

Thai Diner is just what it sounds like, a mix of an American diner and a Thai restaurant. They have earned a Michelin star for their amazing food and according to my opinion, they got the best Pad Thai in the city.

Address: 186 Mott St, New York, NY 100012

Little Ruby’s Cafe

Little Ruby’s Café is the perfect place for brunch or breakfast. They truly have something for everyone. Here you can eat everything from pasta and hamburger to avocado toast and classic American brunch food. One of their most popular dishes is their Bonte burger.

Address: 219 Mulberry Street, New York, NY 100012 (det finns två ställen till i New York)

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Photo courtesy of Little Ruby’s Cafe

Blue Ribbon Brasserie

This is the restaurant to go to if you like eating paella, snails, and seafood. Blue Ribbon Brasserie has been around in Soho for a very long time and is a trendy place to eat at. New Yorkers love coming here late at night for dinner since they are open until 2 am.

Address: 97 Sullivan Street, New York NY 10012

Zooba

Zooba is a pretty new restaurant in Soho serving authentic Egyptian food. They’re originally from Cairo, Egypt. The food is delicious and the place has a very relaxing vibe. You order your food from a screen and then find a place to sit, a little bit like a fast food restaurant. My favorites are their wraps, which they serve wrapped in newspaper.

Zooba was actually spotted on the latest (second) season of “And Just Like That” where Carrie Bradshaw is here with a friend.

Address: 100 Kenmare Street, New York, NY 10012

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Common questions about restaurants in New York

How do I book a table at a restaurant in New York?

If you want a table at a restaurant in New York you can either call them or book through an app. A few apps I’ve used and can recommend are Open Table och Resy. You can find almost all restaurants on those apps.

How much do I tip in New York?

Tip is very important for employees at restaurants. If you’re happy with your service and food, make sure to leave a tip since it makes up most of their salary. In NYC you can leave a 15-20% tip but the most common is 20%.

An easy way to calculate the tip is to look at your receipt and take the tax amount which is 8.875% and double it. Then the tip amount will end up being around 18%.

Don’t forget to check your receipt in case the tip is already included. Sometimes restaurants automatically add tip to the bill if you’re in a bigger group. Look for words like service charge and gratuity on the receipt.

You can read more about tipping in the US here.

What’s your favorite restaurant in Soho, NYC? Feel free to leave a comment!