Knowing where to find the best restaurants in a city is crucial information whether you live there full-time or you’re just visiting. In fact, I’d say that being able to locate the finest dining establishments to suit any occasion is almost as important as knowing where to find the hospital or a bank.
The tricky part about finding the best places to eat in NYC is that there are literally thousands of restaurants, so I’ve created guides for each neighborhood to help make things easier. This guide will feature the best restaurants Tribeca has to offer since even this small area of Manhattan is densely packed with places to eat.
I went ahead and scoured the city to bring you the most exquisite dining destinations that I could find near the Tribeca area and I put them all on this list to make them easily accessible, taking all the hassle out of deciding where to go to eat in this charming part of town.
You’ll find everything below from refined Italian bistros to casual American eateries and bars, so no matter what you’re looking for, there’s bound to be something for everyone!
Best Restaurants in Tribeca
- Marc Forgione
- The Odeon
- Tribeca’s Kitchen
- The Greek
- Smith & Mills
- Gigino Trattoria
- Serafina Tribeca
- Locanda Verde
- Tamarind Tribeca
- Scalini Fedeli
- Attraversa Tribeca
- China Blue
- La Parisienne
134 Reade St, New York, NY 10013
Phone: (212) 941-9401
First up on my list is a place called Marc Forgione, a rustic American restaurant that prides itself in its farm-to-table methodology to craft distinctive cuisine using recipes from the mind of Michelin-star Chef Marc Forgione.
You can find Marc Forgione off of Reade Street, just a block away from Washington Market Park and easily accessible via the 123 Chambers Street Subway Station in the heart of Tribeca.
When you visit Marc Forgione, I strongly recommend the shabazi swordfish. Topped with asparagus, zucchini, heirloom beans, and a delectable bearnaise vinegarette.
145 W Broadway, New York, NY 10013
Phone: (212) 233-0507
Next, The Odeon is one of my favorite places to go in Tribeca for dinner because of the delightful twist of French and American influence that brings this place such life and flavor.
They have wonderfully unique dishes like a yellowfin tuna burger and an Impossible burger, but what really sticks out to me every time I go here is their aged, prime New York strip steak that you can even order au poivre for an additional fee.
Look for The Odeon on the corner of Thomas Street and West Broadway Avenue right across the street from the iconic Western Union Building.
200 Church St, New York, NY 10013
Phone: (212) 227-5100
This next place, Tribeca’s Kitchen, is located on the corner of Duane Street and Church Street and I really think this might be my favorite place to go for a delicious NY sandwich.
MY favorite thing to order from Tribeca’s Kitchen is either their hot pastrami sandwich or their roast beef sandwich.
If you wake up early enough, however, this is also an amazing breakfast spot that you can stop by for a homemade meal to start your day off right.
452 Washington St, New York, NY 10013
Phone: (646) 476-3941
Now, we have a wonderful Greek restaurant called The Greek that’s located off of Washington Street on the first floor of the Truffles apartment building, just north of Pier 25 at Hudson River Park.
They serve the ultimate classic Greek foods that we all love here at The Greek, including souvlaki, spanakopita, and some of the most divine lamb chops I’ve ever tasted.
The ambiance and cuisine work in symphonic harmony together to create a dining experience that will transport you to a quaint, rustic town in the Greek countryside.
Smith & Mills
71 N Moore St, New York, NY 10013
Phone: (646) 858-1433
Next up is Smith & Mills, a bar and grill that’s housed inside of a restored, converted carriage house off of North Moore Street, just about a block away from St. John’s Park.
Seafood is king here at Smith & Mills, so I always start with some oysters, then I move into an order of their king crab legs, but if you really want to treat yourself, you can order their “Grand Plateau” which comes with oysters, shrimp, crab claws, lobster tail, and various accouterments.
145 Duane St, New York, NY 10013
Phone: (212) 571-1830
On to Takahachi, possibly one of the best Japanese restaurants in NYC, if you ask me; there’s just something about the calm, intimate vibe of the place that brings me in and makes me want to stay awhile.
I love sitting at the bar here at Takahachi and watching the sushi masters at work, deftly rolling gorgeous works of edible art with the speed and ease that comes with hundreds of hours of practice.
They have delicious sushi, sashimi, and many other raw delicacies, but they also have a phenomenal shio-yaki grilled fish that I can never get enough of.
71 Worth St, New York, NY 10013
Next up, head to this place called Farra when you’re looking to treat yourself to a luxurious meal in this beautiful New York City wine bar.
Their wine selection is expertly procured and clearly meant to match and accompany the various complexities and flavor profiles created within their small, yet bold menu.
I was truly blown away by their braised duck leg which comes with shiitake mushrooms and a fried egg, as well.
323 Greenwich St, New York, NY 10013
Phone: (212) 431-1112
Directly across the street from the Washington Market Park and right near Staple Street Skybridge is a place called Gigino Trattoria, a Tuscan-inspired Italian restaurant whose food will be sure to amaze you.
They have all the pizza, pasta, and wine you could ever want from an Italian place, but what I recommend the most is their classic chicken parmigiana and a nice bottle of either a pinot noir or cabernet sauvignon.
281 W Broadway, New York, NY 10013
Phone: (212) 966-9983
Next up, head to Pepolino off of West Broadway Avenue, right across the street from the Hilton Garden Inn New York and adjacent to the Sheraton Tribeca New York, directly accessible via the Canal Street Station subway.
I have to say that my favorite dish of theirs here at Pepolino is one that reminds me exactly of a meal my Italian mother used to make called cacio e pepe that they serve with bucatini.
95 W Broadway, New York, NY 10007
Phone: (212) 766-2700
Serafina Tribeca is an easy-to-spot Italian restaurant on the corner of West Broadway and Chambers Street on the first floor of The Frederick Hotel, right across the street from Bogardus Plaza.
This is such a lively, vibrant place to eat in Tribeca that I love to come here for brunch the most because it just has an amazingly uplifting vibe that makes it the ultimate morning spot⸺not to mention the pitchers of mimosas and bloody Marys.
My favorite thing to order from here is their lemon ricotta pancake breakfast that comes served with fresh raspberries, candied lemon, and maple syrup.
16 N Moore St, New York, NY 10013
Phone: (212) 941-0142
Just south of St. John’s Park on the corner of North Moore Street and Varick Street is a place called Walker’s, a cozy, wood-paneled American restaurant that has both indoor and outdoor seating where you can enjoy classic comfort food.
I really love coming to Walker’s for lunch on a nice day because they have a massive sidewalk patio where you can eat and enjoy the fresh air with a view of the city.
My go-to meal here consists of the French onion soup to start and then moving right into one of their incredible Cuban sandwiches with either a salad or fries on the side.
377 Greenwich St, New York, NY 10013
Phone: (212) 925-3797
Locanda Verde is a trendy Italian restaurant located on the first floor of The Greenwich Hotel that should be a top priority on anyone’s list, especially if you love modern takes on authentic Italian dishes.
My favorite thing to order from Locanda Verde is their olive oil-poached halibut because of the way it simply melts in your mouth with every bite. I also really appreciate their vast selection of digestifs.
24 Harrison St, New York, NY 10013
Phone: (212) 625-9463
Terroir is a relaxing wine bar that you can find off of Harrison Street, right down the road from the historic Harrison Street Row Houses, where they serve probably the best cheese and charcuterie boards in NYC.
They have 83 wines available to order by the glass here at Terroir, and if that’s not enough, then the option to build your own perfect charcuterie board from countless meat and cheese options should be plenty to convince you to come on by.
99 Hudson St, New York, NY 10013
Phone: (212) 775-9000
Right on the corner of Hudson Street and Franklin Street is a place called Tamarind Tribeca that serves up some of the finest Indian cuisine in the entire city, if you ask me.
This place is amazing because not only is it upscale fine dining, but they have both vegetarian and non-vegetarian menus to accommodate almost any palate!
Basically, everything out of their tandoor oven is going to be resplendent, but if I had to pick one dish to recommend overall, it would have to be the fish curry.
165 Duane St, New York, NY 10013
Phone: (212) 528-0400
I love this next place, Scalini Fedeli, because of the phenomenal mix between French and Italian influence that is prominent throughout their menu.
I highly recommend trying their delicious mushroom risotto to begin the meal before diving into their roasted rack of lamb.
You can find Scalini Fedeli off of Duane Street, directly across the street from Duane Park.
225 W Broadway, New York, NY 10013
Phone: (646) 630-8333
Next, we arrive at Attraversa Tribeca, an upscale Italian restaurant off of West Broadway Avenue and White Street, directly across from the Gideon Tucker House.
The catch of the day here at Attraversa Tribeca just never disappoints, in my opinion, and you never know what it is beforehand, so it’s always a pleasant surprise if you love fresh fish!
Are you gluten-free but still want to enjoy delicious pasta? No worries! Attraversa Tribeca has gluten-free pasta available upon request to make sure that everyone gets to indulge.
241 W Broadway, New York, NY 10013
Phone: (212) 334-3883
Another one of my favorite Tribeca restaurants to eat at is a place called Frenchette. This spot is a unique, lovely little French bistro situated on West Broadway, right across the street from Tribeca Park and The Roxy hotel.
What I love about Frenchette is that all of the cuisine on their menu is so refined and true to their French influences. I highly recommend trying the Duck Frites with a garniture of delicious charred carrots.
Frenchette is also a haven for wine lovers. They have a modest selection of top-tier-quality wines that are also all-natural. You’ll be sure to find the perfect wine pairing for your meal!
428 Greenwich St, New York, NY 10013
Phone: (212) 274-0428
Sushi Azabu is home to one of the top Tribeca restaurants to visit if you’re craving sushi. This isn’t your average NYC sushi spot, though. Sushi Azabu embodies sophisticated Japanese cuisine to the fullest for an experience like no other.
When you find Sushi Azabu, my highest recommendation is that you splurge on the Chef Omakase menu option. This way, you’ll be treated to an expertly selected sushi assortment chosen by their master sushi chefs.
9 Maiden Ln, New York, NY 10038
Phone: (646) 756-4911
Right around the corner from Zuccotti Park and the 9/11 Memorial & Museum is another one of the best restaurants Tribeca has to offer: La Parisienne.
Nothing brightens my morning more than visiting La Parisienne for a cup of hot coffee or espresso to go along with one of their croissants. If you’re a bit hungrier, then I definitely recommend one of the sandwiches featured here like the Croque Salmon with zucchini, spinach, and herb ricotta cheese.
Don’t be afraid to stop by La Parisienne for happy hour, either. It’s from Monday through Friday, starting at 3:00 PM and ending at 5:00 PM. Also, they don’t take reservations, so it may be worth calling ahead to see how busy they are!
Tribeca is absolutely jam-packed with places to eat and it’s quite the eclectic selection, as you can see! You’ve got Indian restaurants, Greek restaurants, and so many more that you’re just going to have to start working your way down the list and try them all to fully experience the best Tribeca restaurants!
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