1. La Esquina’s Brasserie

La-Esquina-hidden restaurant in Soho NYC Untapped Cities

In the tiny taqueria La Esquina on the Soho-Nolita border is a grey door simply marked employees only. With a reservation needed to gain entrance, one is brought to a fine dining brasserie in the basement. Serving dishes from Mexican style grilled corn to ceviche, an elevated selection of Mexican food is offered.

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4 thoughts on “Top 10 Hidden Restaurants in New York City

  1. When I was a kid back in the 80’s we would go to an unassuming Italian restaurant in what seemed like an apartment. The husband waited tables and his wife cooked. There was no menu. It was very dark inside. When you ordered spaghetti as an appetizer for your table they would ask you how many pounds. It was the best food I ever had. It was in Queens or Brooklyn I believe. Does anyone know the name? From what my father told me it was an illiegal place, but it was popular with cops so it was never shut down.

  2. Luksus is one of my favorite restaurant in New York that I’ve ever visited. I visited Hudson Clearwater but i prefer Luksus for their best services.

  3. Bret, thanks for pointing that out! Bohemian was purposely not included on the list in that it is not accessible to the public the same way as the rest on the list. The restaurants included, though several are quite expensive, are accessible through either finding the entrance or a reservation.

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