New York for Students and Interns
Securing your internship or getting into your summer program required a ton effort. Now comes the fun part: planning your move to New York. Even if it’s just a few months, moving to New York is equal parts challenging and thrilling. Make the hard parts easier and the fun parts more fabulous with the New York for Students and Interns Web Guide.
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Although New York has its mainstays—the pizza, deli sandwiches and bagels that have made it famous among food lovers—the city offers more than a few surprises when it comes to food and dining out. Use the sites below to get the lowdown on New York restaurants, find top-notch delivery service and learn about the biggest food events in the city.
- Many New York restaurants don’t take reservations, in which case you should be ready to wait for a table. But a growing number of eateries are allowing online reservations, according to The New York Times.
- The outer boroughs offer an outstanding array of ethnic foods and trendier upscale cuisines (especially in Park Slope and Cobble Hill in Brooklyn). Eating In Translation is a blog with sections about each borough; scroll down the right side to find the boroughs.
For an introduction to New York restaurants …
New York Magazine
has a comprehensive guide to the best New York restaurants. Beginning with the hottest new eateries, this savvy rundown offers an A-to-Z list of top-notch noshes. Everything is covered: burgers, brunches, meatballs and neighborhood bagel shops and pizzerias, to name a few.
For iconic New York foods …
Time Out New York
tips you off to the best hotdogs, cheesecake, burgers and knishes in the City. In this quick, entertaining feature, four New Yorkers compare their favorite to a challenger’s offering, with some surprising results. The magazine also weighs in on its favorite pizza.
For New York restaurant listings and reviews …
restaurant search grants would-be diners access to menus of Manhattan and Brooklyn establishments. Search for New York restaurants by neighborhood and type of cuisine or use the interactive map to pinpoint a location.
covers restaurants in a number of U.S. cities, including New York. This is a great one-stop site for comparing reviews from several different sources, including New York Magazine and The Village Voice. To access New York restaurant reviews and “best” lists, click on a neighborhood or type of food.
The New Yorker
compiled its “Tables for Two” restaurant reviews from January of 2006 through the current issue, searchable by author and date or keyword. For additional archived results check off “Tables for Two” in the search tool. Reviews are often humorous, and just long enough to establish a restaurant’s character.
For reservations in New York …
is an online reservation service for hundreds of restaurants in New York. Enter the date and time you wish to eat, neighborhood and/or cuisine, and a list of restaurants fitting your criteria is displayed. Complete a quick sign-up to make a selection and reservation for free.
For Brooklyn restaurants …
The Brooklyn Paper
has an online dining section that helps locals and visitors discover new hot spots and trusted standbys throughout the borough. Search Brooklyn restaurants by neighborhood, cuisine or keyword. Results include detailed summaries of each restaurant, as well as contact information, average entrée price and the credit cards accepted.
For diners on a budget …
New York Magazine
offers its annual list of the best cheap eats in the city, including new cheap eateries, chef’s favorites, cheap but locally grown food and “cheap expensive” eats. Each pick includes contact info, a profile and reviews, and a link to the restaurant’s official site.
For vegans and vegetarians in New York …
makes it easy to find vegan and vegetarian options with its “NYC Vegan Restaurant Guide.” Search or browse by cuisine, neighborhood, level of veganism and special features, such as free Wi-Fi and BYOB. Listings include star ratings and customer reviews, and links to restaurant Web sites.
For gluten-free restaurants …
For kosher and halal food in New York…
lists kosher restaurants in New York State, and divides its New York City listings by borough and Manhattan neighborhood. Some entries include links to the restaurant’s Web site, and all have price and contact information.
provides listings of halal restaurants in each of the five boroughs along with links to each site, payment information and menu descriptions. This site is cluttered but the content is thorough and helpful.
For dining in …
is an online delivery service connecting you to restaurants all over New York. Enter an address to get a list of nearby eateries with food ratings, prices, estimated delivery time, occasional discount offers and photos of food.
promises “Food at Your Fingertips” by using their free service. Enter your address (hint: for best results, enter street name/number and zip code only) for a list of participating New York restaurants, complete with essential info like minimum order amount, delivery hours and ratings of quality, value and speed.
New York Magazine
provides the details on DiFara’s pizza in Midwood, Brooklyn. DiFara’s rivals Grimaldi’s for being the most popular pizza in New York, with each pie handmade—slowly—by owner Domenico DeMarco. Be prepared to wait for your pizza, and treasure the Italian-imported ingredients. For an inside look before you go, visit YouTube for a selection of short videos taken inside DiFara’s.
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