Neil Patrick Harris's 10 Favorite New York City Restaurants

Neil Patrick Harris

In one way or another, Neil Patrick Harris has been an expert all his life. From his youth playing medical prodigy Doogie Howser, M.D. to his adult life as a triple-threat (TV, movies, Broadway) actor and culinary connoisseur. Not only is NPH married to professional chef David Burtka, but he lives in one of the world’s top food cities and curates a Twitter account dedicated to food porn. That’s why we thought he’d be great person to tap for his top restaurant picks in New York.

Restaurants:Sant Ambroeus SoHo, Balthazar, Minetta Tavern
Price Range:$$$ - $$$$
Cuisines:Italian, French
Neighborhoods:SoHo, West Village

Sant Ambroeus SoHo

$$$$·Italian·
SoHo
448 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Romantic
This is the best coffee in the city, in my opinion. This spot is great for any occasion - whether you're looking to grab a quick espresso or a sit-down lunch, this is your place. TRead more
92% recommended
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Balthazar

$$$$·French·
SoHo
7,982 reviews
  • Great for Brunch
  • Great for Lunch
  • Fit for Foodies
The energy at this popular brasserie is truly amazing. A fantastically fun brunch that's sure to please anyone. Reservations fill up fast, so plan ahead to experience one of the beRead more
91% recommended
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Minetta Tavern

$$$$·French·
West Village
2,634 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Hot Spot
Dark and sexy atmosphere - this place takes you right back to NYC in the 1940's. This NYC institution is rich in history, be sure to learn about it's background while you're enjoyiRead more
89% recommended
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Melba's

$$$$·American·
Harlem
191 reviews
  • Comfort Food
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Casual
My favorite soul food spot in NYC. Set in a cozy atmosphere, Melba's feels like home. The clientele is always fun and energetic. You can usually catch Melba roaming the restaurant Read more
94% recommended
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Estiatorio Milos – Midtown New York

$$$$·Seafood·
Midtown West
6,256 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
  • Fit for Foodies
Clean, bright and yummy Greek and Mediterranean place - a perfect spot for lunch. Some of the freshest seafood around. Make sure you don't miss out on the fried stacked zucchini toRead more
97% recommended
Seafood in New York / Tri-State Area

Gato

$$$$·Mediterranean·
NoLita
3,781 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Hot Spot
  • Special Occasion
Loud and fun, Bobby Flay’s take on Mediterranean food is a home run. Flavorful, ingenious, small plates and awesome drink specials make this restaurant a guaranteed party. This plaRead more
92% recommended
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44 & X

$$$$·American·
Hell's Kitchen
2,237 reviews
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Great for Brunch
Fun fact: this was where I took David on our first dinner date, so I’ll always include this on any of my lists. Delicious food, plentiful cocktails, and hey, you just might meet yoRead more
94% recommended
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Toloache - Upper East Side

$$$$·Mexican·
Upper East Side
1,051 reviews
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Good for a Date
This hidden gem in the theatre district has outstanding food, top-notch guacamole, and a massive selection of tequilas. The perfect meal before attending a Broadway show.
94% recommended
Mexican in New York / Tri-State Area
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The NoMad

$$$$·Contemporary American·
NoMad
3,352 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Special Occasion
  • Hot Spot
There’s something exhilarating about the NoMad. Their award-winning mixologists create the best drinks in town, while the food, staff and vibe make everything seems sexier. Plus thRead more
92% recommended
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Good Enough to Eat

$$$$·Comfort Food·
Upper West Side
155 reviews
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Great for Brunch
  • Kid-friendly
A wonderful breakfast spot in the Upper West Side. Casual, unpretentious, yet incredibly thoughtful. The chef made a life goal of perfecting the scrambled eggs, and it shows.
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