20 of the Best Places to Dine in New York City this March

20 of the Best Places to Dine in New York City this March

We are back with another installment of Places to Dine in New York City [NYC] this March. It is a little late in the month, but I slowed down in the last two weeks as I spent some time missing my dad and took time last week to celebrate my birthday quietly. So while I was excited to share this list with you, I needed to take the time to feel sad and celebrate. It is, however, not too late for you to add these restaurants to your list and check them out at your convenience.

Here are Our Picks of the Best Places to Dine in New York City this March.

Michael’s of Brooklyn

Michael’s of Brooklyn is a three-generation family-owned Restaurant that has operated since 1964. This neighborhood favorite’s menu offers classic recipes handed down through generations.

2929 Avenue — Midwood
(718) 998-7851

Keg & Lantern Brewing Company

Keg & Lantern is a craft brewery borne from the needs of a vibrant nook of Brooklyn, quickly gaining a reputation for providing beers of the highest order.

The intentional focus on creating new and exciting recipes that build on a classic solid foundation makes this brewery excitingly superior and undeniably delicious.

97 Nassau Avenue — Greenpoint
(718) 389-5050


Nestled on the same block as the famed Peter Luger Steak House in Williamsburg, Meadowsweet is a modern and stylish American restaurant that offers a unique twist on seasonal ingredients with a Mediterranean flair. Chef Polo Dobkin crafts delectable dishes, including crispy artichokes, house-made pasta, and succulent octopus paired with piquillo peppers and chorizo.

Guests can indulge in freshly baked rolls dusted with sea salt and spread with mouthwatering thyme-honey butter. The Restaurant also features an impressive beverage selection curated by Stephanie Lempert, which includes exciting beers, wines, and ciders from around the world.

The ambiance is enhanced by a loft garden overhead, patterned tiled floors, and comfortable caramel banquettes, making it the perfect place to gather and enjoy a delicious meal.

149 Broadway — Williamsburg
(718) 384-0673


Brookvin is a fabulous neighborhood wine bar featuring a compact list of great wines, cocktails, cheese, charcuterie, and a small-plates menu.

381 7th Avenue — South Slope
(718) 768-9463

U Omakase

U Omakase offers a modern twist on traditional Japanese fine dining. Omakase’s literal translation is, “I leave it up to you.” As a result, you will enjoy a curated experience from veteran sushi masters.

The meal comprises 13 courses, sourcing only what is fresh, seasonal, and delicious that day. The experience is meant to be social, sensory, surprising, and fun.

173 Greenpoint Avenue — Greenpoint
(917) 336-8479

Warique Garden

The authentic flavor of Peru influences Warique Garden’s menu. You can expect excellent service, freshly made and savory dishes, and a cozy, intimate feel.

181 Graham Avenue — East Williamsburg
(718) 885-4334

Cuts & Slices

Cuts & Slices is a neighborhood favorite and is said to offer some of the best slices in NYC. We have not gone there, but they are highly recommended. They specialize in making original New York-style pizza. Located in the heart of Bedford Stuyvesant, you can order a Chicken & Waffle pizza to an oxtail pie. Other creative toppings like curry shrimp and jerk salmon are a must-try.

93 Howard Avenue — Bedford Stuyvesant
(718) 552-2652

Foul Witch

A magical restaurant from Carlo Mirarchi & Brandon Hoy. Foul Witch offers an intimate gothic setting with special spooky Italian fare and a natural wine list. Foul Witch was taken from the 1985 Ridley Scott dark fantasy film, Legend. The Restaurant’s concept is an exploration between light and darkness.

15 Avenue A — Alphabet City
(718) 766-2774


Caleta is a 21-seat walk-in-only intimate, casual wine bar by night and a fabulous adult ice cream shop by day—the well-curated menu offers small tapas-style dishes.

131 Avenue A — Alphabet City

Balkan StrEAT

Balkan StrEAT serves Balkan street food the fast-casual Restaurant features a menu of grilled meats, freshly baked goods, and delicious Balkan specialties.

353 6th Avenue — West Village
(646) 342-4006


From Co-Owners Joshua Pinsky and Chase Sinzer, Claud is a restaurant in the East Village. This neighborhood wine bar has a cult following, excellent service, and a creative menu.

90 E 10th Street — East Village
(917) 261-6791


Lord’s is an English bistro in New York City featuring a gorgeous space, unique cocktails, and an extensive wine list. The food is incredible, and the crab toast is a must-try.

506 LaGuardia Place — Greenwich Village
(929) 398-5433


At Ariari, fresh seafood dishes are the main attraction, but the menu also features comfort dishes — this Korean Restaurant is inspired by the port city of Busan.

Ariari is one of over a dozen restaurants in the Hand Hospitality portfolio, replacing the team’s former East Village restaurant Oiji.

119 1st Avenue — East Village
(646) 422-7466

Torrisi Bar and Restaurant

Torrisi Bar & Restaurant is the new Italian Restaurant from the creative forces at Major Food Group.

This fantastic New York destination inside the iconic Puck Building features a full bar, two dining rooms, and a menu inspired by the neighborhood of Little Italy and NYC’s beloved culinary traditions.

Torrisi Bar & Restaurant offers an à la carte menu that reflects a unique approach to Italian cuisine.

275 Mulberry Street — Nolita

Tara Kitchen

Chef Aneesa Waheed’s new Restaurant, Tara Kitchen, serves Moroccan food for everyone with unique and creative combinations. The menu features worldly but accessible comfort food that is packed with flavor. It is Vibrant, not fiery, and is seasoned with spices that reflect Morocco’s history.

Chef Aneesa Waheed’s talent for building beautifully balanced flavor uses herbs like mint, fenugreek, and parsley to add finishing touches to dishes.

253 Church Street — TriBeCa
(212) 226-4400
Other locations


Playita is from Iris Avelar, a co-owner of La Superior taqueria in Williamsburg. This tiny taco stand offers a variety of tacos, including Playita fish, Diablo shrimp, Carne Asada, and amazedly delicious duck tacos. In addition, the menu features Mexican-style shrimp cocktails, ceviche, and vegetarian dishes like tortilla soup.

202 Clinton Street #7 — Lower East Side
(917) 388-2668


Elisa Da Prato is the chef and owner of Etrusca, a hidden gem with a Tuscan farmhouse-style interior that looks like a Tuscan farmhouse outfitted with rustic wooden tables, intimate candlelight, bunches of dried herbs, and garlic on the walls.

The menu is Botanically driven, cosmically inspired Tuscan mountain fare and a robust list of Italian biodynamic wines, grower champagnes, and fine liquors.

The menu is created with carefully sourced and the absolute finest ingredients available, integrated with purposefully chosen Italian imports.

53 Stone Street — Financial District
(347) 330-7611

Citrico Cafe

Citrico, in the backyard of Kaufmann Studios, is a Mexican Cafe & Agaveria fare offering freshness in every bite of new Mexican and LA-style street tacos.

32-90 36th Street — Long Island City
(718) 255-1705

Anthony’s Place

Founded by Anthony in 1994, after 20 years of working at the Pizza Bowl, Anthony’s Place has been a local neighborhood favorite for over 20 years, with a menu of traditional Italian fare infused with old family recipes in a warm, Tuscan-styled establishment. In addition, there is an extensive wine list and homemade desserts.

32-90 36th Street — Long Island City
(718) 255-1705

Have fun exploring these 20 Restaurants on our list of places to dine this March. Then, come back and tell us about your experience. We would love to know.

Nat C.


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