NYC's Iconic Eateries Featured

One big film set, New York has some of the most famous and recogniseable dining locations in the world. Find out where to go with LUXOS' edit.

by Catherine Hamilton

Find out where you can reenact your favourite film or even spot one of your celeb crushes with LUXOS.


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Known as the first fine dining establishment in the United States, Delmonico’s opened its doors in 1837. This historic steak house serves classic American dishes ranging from the widely famous Delmonico Steak and Eggs Benedict to Baked Alaska and Lobster Newburg. In fact, the chefs at Delmonico’s invented these renowned dishes. Follow in the footsteps of Theodore Roosevelt, Mark Twain, Charles Dickens, Oscar Wilde and Napoleon III. Explore the financial district and the sparkling skyscrapers before or after indulging in all that Delmonico’s offers.

Katz Deli

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Despite Katz’s humble beginnings and modest décor, no one can take a trip to NYC without an authentic deli experience. As far as delis go, everyone knows that Katz holds the title for the best signature city sandwiches, the Rueben and the hot pastrami sandwich. Opened in 1888 and family run for over 100 years, you will eat the best sandwich of your life at this city institution. Countless movie scenes and famous visitors come together at Katz. Read more about the Dutch immigrants who began the amazing journey of Katz.

Di Fara’s Pizza

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Say good-bye to any conceptions to previously thought about American pizza. New York City holds a notoriously strong reputation for good pizza, specifically thin-crust and brick oven style. Trek over across the historic and picture savvy Brookyln Bridge into the trendy borough of Brooklyn. Sought after by New Yorkers and tourists alike, major publications such as the New York times, Frommers and Zagats recognize Di Fara’s as the best pizza in New York. Domenico DeMarco opened his restaurant in 1959 after emigrating from the Province of Caserta, Italy. He continues to run Di Fara’s today.




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Another New York City staple, no one can take a trip to the big apple without experiencing this breakfast classic. Established in 1976 by Gene and Florence Wilpon and her brother Aaron Wenzelberg, this Austrian baking family quickly became famous for producing the best bagels in the tri-state area. The wide range of bagels and plethora of toppings ensure that everyone with all of their diverse tastes can enjoy their bagels. Ess-a-bagel also caters private events.

PJ Clarke’s

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A historical destination for high end cuisine, PJ Clarke has attracted guests ranging from Jackie Kennedy to Frank Sinatra. Opened in 1884 and still thriving today, The New York Times donned PJ Clarke’s as the “Vatican of saloons.” The widespread popularity led PJ Clarke’s to open an additional four locations: two more in New York City, one in Washington DC and one in Philadelphia. We recommend taking a trip to the original at 915 3rd Ave, opened by Irish immigrant, Patrick Clarke.

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