598 "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.
El Riconcito is a Dominican restaurant in the East Village that’s been around for over 20 years and makes some fantastic mofongo.
Oola’s Kitchen is a soul food spot on the Lower East Side where you should eat a delicious double smashburger.
Saigon Social serves phenomenal Vietnamese food on the Lower East Side, and it’s one of our favorite new restaurants of 2020.
Brooklyn Noosh is a casual spot in Bed-Stuy with burgers, beer, kabobs, and a big outdoor patio in their back alley.
This is the UWS location of a Dominican restaurant in Washington Heights where you should be ordering rotisserie chicken.
Endswell is a French-American bistro in Fort Greene that serves great cocktails.
Las Santas is a Mexican spot in Fort Greene with good tacos and Happy Hour deals.
Black Iris is a Middle Eastern spot in Fort Greene where you should go for casual weeknight dinners.
Like all of the locations of Peaches, the one in Fort Greene serves fantastic Nashville style hot chicken.
Order some rum punch and curry goat while listening to reggae on the outdoor patio at Imani Caribbean Kitchen in Fort Greene.
KM1 is a casual Caribbean restaurant in the East Village with a menu of Dominican dishes and a nice outdoor seating area.
Patricia’s is an Italian-American spot in Morris Park where you should share pizzas and pastas with a group.
The Phunky Elephant on Staten Island is a tavern with American food, bingo brunch, and a big outdoor area where you can hang out with a friend.
Lhasa Tibetan Restaurant is the East Village location of an excellent Jackson Heights spot, and it’s the best option for momos in the area.
Red Hook Lobster Pound is a casual seafood spot right near the Red Hook ferry dock that makes great lobster rolls.