Get ready to lace up your running shoes and mark your calendars. Because the highly anticipated 2023 TCS New York City Marathon is just around the corner. It is set to take place on Sunday, November fifth. This iconic event draws enthusiastic participants from across the city, ready to conquer 26.2 miles of terrain winding through all five boroughs. Whether you are an athlete seeking carb-heavy fuel or simply looking for a scrumptious post-race feast, we have got you covered with our top six Restaurant picks to satisfy your cravings during this New York City Marathon weekend.
Tony’s Di Napoli: A Taste of Italy in the Heart of the City
When it comes to choosing the perfect pre-race meal, you can not go wrong with a classic plate of pasta. And where better to indulge in delectable Italian cuisine than at Tony’s Di Napoli? This iconic, family-style restaurant has been a New York City institution for over three decades, with locations on the Upper East Side and Midtown.
Tony’s Di Napoli is renowned for its family-style dining experience, making it an ideal spot for groups. The menu boasts mouthwatering options, including appetizers like Baked Clams, Calamari Fritti, Stuffed Mushrooms, and a Tableside Caesar Salad. Pasta enthusiasts will adore the Rigatoni Alla Vodka with Mushrooms, Linguine with white clam sauce, and, of course, the unforgettable Chicken Parmesan. Do not forget to explore their incredible side dishes. Featuring Broccoli Rabe to Roasted Potatoes. And for a sweet finish, the Tiramisu and Italian Cheesecake are absolute MUST-TRIES.
147 West 43rd Street—Times Square [Between 6th + 7th Avenues]
1081 3rd Avenue—Upper East Side
Ainslie: Complimentary Pasta to Fuel Your Marathon Journey
Ainslie, with locations in Williamsburg and at 199 Bowery, is extending a warm welcome to New York City Marathon runners. By offering a complimentary pasta dish to anyone who presents their 2023 New York City Marathon race bib on Saturday, November fourth, at either of their restaurant locations. With spacious settings designed for large group gatherings. Ainslie is the perfect place to carbo-load with friends and family.
76 Ainslie Street—Williamsburg [North Side]
199 Bowery—Lower East Side
Clinton Hall: Where Runners Enjoy Free Beer
Calling all runners and spectators. Clinton Hall is known for its scrumptious burgers, SUPERCRAFT beers, and more. And they are rolling out the red carpet for New York City Marathon participants. On Sunday, November fifth, runners can savor a complimentary beer at any of the Clinton Hall locations in the Bronx, Brooklyn, or Manhattan by presenting their bib or medal.
Suppose you are watching the action from Bedford Avenue in Williamsburg. Swing by their Williamsburg location at 247 Metropolitan Avenue for a refreshing brew and delicious bites.
90 Washington Street—Financial District
16 West 36th Street—Midtown West
601 East 189th Street—Bronx
230 East 51st Street—Midtown East
247 Metropolitan Avenue—Williamsburg [North Side]
Pando 39 + Pando Park: Raise a Glass to Your New York City Marathon Achievement
Celebrate your New York City Marathon success in style at Pando 39 [54 West 39th Street—Midtown West] or Pando Park [450 Park Avenue South—Midtown East], two vibrant hubs in the heart of the city. As a special treat for marathon runners—those displaying their well-earned medals at either location on Sunday, November fifth, will be treated to a complimentary cocktail or mocktail.
Enjoy your drink in a cozy, contemporary American bar setting. A setting completed with artisan cocktails, all-day oyster happy hours, and a build-your-own-cocktail happy hour every weekday from 3 to 6 PM. And if hunger strikes, indulge in their innovative menu filled with house-made pasta, dry-aged steak, and more.
54 West 39th Street—Midtown West
450 Park Avenue South—Midtown East
Tavern on the Green: Your Culinary Destination at the New York City Marathon Finish Line
For our grand finale, we present Tavern on the Green. Not because it is our least favorite Restaurant. But because it is the ultimate destination at the New York City Marathon’s finish line. Tavern on the Green proudly serves both runners and spectators the Official Cocktail of the marathon this weekend, in a delightful partnership with New York Road Runners and the NYC Marathon. Celebrate this year’s event with “The Runners’ Highball” cocktail. And the refreshing “Blueberry Cool-down” mocktail, adding an extra layer of excitement and flavor to the Central Park finish line.
“The Runners’ Highball” is a meticulously crafted concoction, featuring bourbon, orange bitters, lemon juice, cinnamon syrup, and amaretto, exclusively created for Tavern on the Green. For those seeking a non-alcoholic option, “The Blueberry Cool-down” is a refreshing mocktail prepared with blueberry puree, mint simple syrup, and coconut water, providing flavor and hydration. It is a marathon of flavors that you will not want to miss.
67th Street + Central Park West
A Feast Fit for Marathon Champions
There you have it, six absolutely fantastic dining choices to elevate your 2023 TCS New York City Marathon experience. Whether you’re fueling up with carbs, sharing the joy with friends, or winding down post-race, these eateries across Manhattan, Brooklyn, and the Bronx are poised to treat you to unforgettable culinary experiences, all while toasting to your incredible journey. Celebrate the essence of the New York City Marathon, doing so in style and savoring the most delicious indulgences along the way.