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Best American Restaurants in Union Square


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A photo of The Smith - East Village restaurant
Price: Moderate
• American • East Village
Booked 80 times today
Located in the heart of East Village, The Smith is renowned for its exceptional American cuisine. Patrons praise the restaurant for its "consistently delicious food" and "extraordinary service", often enjoying the classic American fare with an inventive twist. The high-quality meals and fast service make it a must-visit location for both small and large groups. The Smith's delightful brunch menu is also adored, with one customer describing their experience as a "great American brunch." Additionally, customers rave about the fabulous desserts, particularly the s’mores in a jar and the sticky toffee pudding. Overall, The Smith's blend of quality, service, and ambiance make it the "best American-style food restaurant in NYC."
A photo of The Smith - Nomad restaurant
Price: Moderate
• American • Gramercy Park
Booked 157 times today
The Smith - Nomad, situated at the lively intersection of Broadway and 28th Street in NYC, is a trusted favorite for its consistently delightful American food. The festive atmosphere under the twinkling string lights complements the good old classic American dishes, with a modern twist. Reviewed as "a reliable NYC standard", The Smith has something for everyone on their diverse menu. Celebrated for being kid-friendly, offering good-sized portions, and providing excellent service, this restaurant impresses both locals and out-of-towners. Add to that their fantastic assortment of local beers, ciders, and cocktails. Even amid the hustle of NYC, The Smith - Nomad stands out as a great place for American cuisine lovers.
A photo of Hawksmoor NYC restaurant
Price: Very Expensive
• American • Gramercy Park
Booked 98 times today
Hawksmoor NYC is highly acclaimed for its excellent American cuisine. Patrons heap praises on its perfectly cooked steaks and exceptional service. The restaurant is particularly loved for the 'fire-roasted bone marrow' and the 'rib eye', both prepared to personalized satisfaction. Other highly recommended dishes include the lobster appetizer, the Yorkshire pudding with bone marrow, and the melt-in-your-mouth filet. Numerous reviews affirm that their steak is, unequivocally, the best in the city, with one customer referring to Hawksmoor as "one of the best restaurants in the city". Overall, the excellent dishes and service coupled with the warm ambiance make Hawksmoor NYC a must-visit dining experience.
A photo of Little Ruby's Cafe - East Village restaurant
Price: Moderate
• American • Union Square
Booked 105 times today
Since 2003, Little Ruby’s Cafe has brought Australian cafe culture to New York City, offering approachable all-day fare, specialty drinks, and a full coffee program. Open for brekkie, lunch and dinner 7 days a week, Little Ruby’s Cafe’s beloved menu features the signature burgers, pastas, salads and brunch classics, all served in thoughtfully designed spaces.
A photo of ABC Kitchen restaurant
Price: Expensive
• American • Gramercy Park
Booked 71 times today
The cuisine at Chef Jean-Georges’ abc kitchen reflects a passionate commitment to the freshest organic and local ingredients possible. The restaurant’s changing menu focuses on local, sustainable, seasonal produce that does not use pesticides, synthetic fertilizers, insecticides, or GMOs. Meat, fish, and dairy are locally sourced where possible, from humanely treated, pasture-fed animals free of antibiotics and hormones. A rooftop garden provides herbs and microgreens. Teas, coffees, spices, wines, juices, and elixirs are organically cultivated in fair-trade cooperatives. The dining room includes found, salvaged, reclaimed, and recycled building materials.
A photo of Max Brenner - Union Square restaurant
Price: Moderate
• American • Union Square
Booked 60 times today
Max Brenner - Union Square offers a unique twist to comfort food, featuring a wide variety of mouthwatering dishes. From the "The King of Chocolate's Crispy Mac & Cheese" for kids, to "Pub Steak & Potatoes" for main entrees, and "Classic Cheeseburger" under sandwiches & burgers, the menu reveals a dedication to comforting, savory meals. Customers rave about their distinctive dishes as well as the comfortable and inviting ambiance. Reviewers appreciate the excellent service, noting the staff's effort to ensure their comfort. A visitor declares, "The Host and front chocolate store was very welcoming. The service of my waiter was efficient. He checked in frequent to make sure we were comfortable." It's clear Max Brenner - Union Square has a solid reputation as a top comfort food destination.
A photo of Little Ruby's Cafe - West Village restaurant
Price: Moderate
• American • West Village
Booked 85 times today
Since 2003, Little Ruby’s Cafe has brought Australian cafe culture to New York City, offering approachable all-day fare, specialty drinks, and a full coffee program. Open for brekkie, lunch and dinner 7 days a week, Little Ruby’s Cafe’s beloved menu features the signature burgers, pastas, salads and brunch classics, all served in thoughtfully designed spaces.Located on the landmark corner of West 4th St & 7th Avenue, our newest Little Ruby’s Cafe features an airy, multi-level space. A first for Little Ruby’s, West Village offers a full bar with an exclusive cocktail program alongside our classic menu with new dishes unique to the location. With an expansive terrace and sweeping windows, the West Village restaurant invites guests to absorb the energy of the neighborhood as they enjoy their morning brekkie or grab cocktails and dinner with friends. Opening October 2023. Little Ruby’s West Village will be open 7 days a week for brekkie, lunch and dinner.
A photo of Javelina - Union Square restaurant
Price: Expensive
• American • Gramercy Park
Booked 33 times today
Javelina is widely acclaimed as the best Tex-Mex restaurant in New York City, with several native Texans giving it high praise. Located near Union Square, its delicacies such as thier killer queso, perfect enchiladas, steak fajitas, and frozen margaritas have captured the hearts of its patrons. It provides a genuine experience that recalls the central Texas cuisine, with its exceptional service and vibrant atmosphere. The Queso sampler and enchiladas a la tejas have sparked fond childhood memories for one Texan reviewer, while another commends their generously portioned Chicken fajitas. Despite some remarks about noise levels, people highly recommend the restaurant for its welcoming staff and efficient service.
A photo of The Grey Dog - Union Square restaurant
Price: Moderate
• American • Greenwich Village
Booked 23 times today
Located in Union Square, The Grey Dog is lauded for its impeccable American cuisine. According to reviewers, the restaurant's vibrant atmosphere, coupled with attentive, friendly service, enhances the overall dining experience. Acclaimed dishes include traditional American favorites enhanced with unique twists, such as chicken and waffles, described by a frequent traveler as the 'best they've ever had'. Not to be overlooked, the restaurant's chipotle Mayo comes highly recommended by numerous customers. With its delicious food and cheerful ambiance, The Grey Dog has become a must-visit dining spot for locals and tourists alike.
A photo of Zou Zou's restaurant
Price: Expensive
• American • Hell's Kitchen
Booked 102 times today
Zou Zou's is an iconic Mediterranean restaurant, celebrated for its unique spin on culinary favorites. Reviews continue to laud its delicious and inventively prepared dishes, complemented by its vibrant and trendy environment. Patrons highly recommend the variety of dips, the Moroccan Fried Chicken, and the Branzino, among other dishes. The staff is described as attentive and knowledgeable, making for an outstanding experience. Zou Zou’s is also recognized for its alluring ambience and excellent service, with several reviewers eager to return during their next visit to New York City. Whether you're a discerning foodie or someone seeking a novel dining adventure, this restaurant is a must-visit for an unforgettable food experience.

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Discover best American restaurants in Union Square

Explore the heart of Manhattan's Union Square with its vibrant American dining scene, offering an array of restaurants that perfectly capture the spirit of culinary innovation and traditional flavors. These establishments in Union Square provide a delightful taste of American cuisine, influenced by the unique energy and diversity of New York City. From farm-to-table freshness inspired by the nearby Union Square Greenmarket to expertly crafted dishes that feature locally-sourced ingredients, each restaurant offers a distinct dining experience that caters to a variety of palates and preferences. The dining atmosphere in these venues ranges from the casual and comfortable to the refined and elegant, ensuring that every dining occasion is memorable. Whether you're looking for a cozy spot for a casual meal or a sophisticated venue for a special celebration, Union Square's American restaurants offer settings that blend great food with inviting ambiance. Each establishment is committed to excellence, with a focus on providing high-quality meals and impeccable service that meet the high standards of diners. Union Square itself is a culinary hotspot, renowned for its dynamic food scene and as a gathering place for food lovers and chefs alike. This bustling area not only serves as a backdrop for dining but also enhances the overall gastronomic experience with its lively environment and historic charm.

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