555 "Casual Weeknight Dinner" restaurants in New York.
A good casual weeknight dinner spot is hard to find. It’s a step above a make-your-own bowl place, but not somewhere you’ll need a reservation. It shouldn’t be too expensive, you should be able to talk instead of shout, and your dinner shouldn’t take more than an hour. These spots do it all.
Razza is a wood-fired pizza spot in Jersey City that’s well worth a trip from New York. Or from anywhere else.
Al Di La is the ultimate neighborhood Italian restaurant. If you live in Park Slope, congratulations.
Lighthouse is our go-to spot in Williamsburg for a casual, kind of healthy, but still impressive meal.
Golden Diner is a little spot in Two Bridges that serves modern diner classics. It’s worth planning lunch here a week in advance.
Three blocks from the Barclays Center, Chuko is not only an ideal pre-game move, but our favorite ramen joint in Brooklyn.
Ayada is one of the best Thai restaurants in the city. Bring a big group to Elmhurst spot, and cover your table in duck, catfish, and drunken noodles.
Bread And Salt is a BYOB pizza spot in Jersey City that serves some of our favorite slices around NYC.
Di An Di is an excellent Vietnamese restaurant in Greenpoint. Go there for your next date night, group dinner, or solo meal at the bar. Just go there.
BK Jani is a counter-service place in Bushwick serving meat-heavy Pakistani street food that you’ll think about when you’re in bed late at night.
Hanoi House is a great, trendy little Vietnamese restaurant in the East Village.
Zooba is an Egyptian restaurant in Nolita, and it’s the only fast-casual restaurant worth caring about.
La Morada is a Mexican restaurant in Mott Haven with seven different kinds of mole, some excellent tacos, and many other things you’ll want to eat.
Win Son is a great place in East Williamsburg where you can eat Taiwanese specialties like lu rou fan while hip-hop plays in the background.
Ops is a pizza restaurant in Bushwick where you’ll want to become a regular even if you don’t live in the neighborhood.