12 Must-try 'Secret' Restaurants in New York City
Hudson Clearwater is one of 12 Must-try 'Secret' Restaurants in New York City.

1. Hudson Clearwater

9.0
447 Hudson St (at Morton St), New York, NY
Nuovo ristorante americano · West Village · 198 consigli e recensioni

Princess Abigail B.Princess Abigail Bacani: Go around the corner on Morton St and look for an unmarked steel door that leads into a courtyard. If you follow the address and try to enter on Hudson St, you'll just find a door that doesn't open.

La Esquina is one of 12 Must-try 'Secret' Restaurants in New York City.

2. La Esquina

8.5
114 Kenmare St (at Lafayette St), New York, NY
Ristorante messicano · SoHo · 724 consigli e recensioni

Princess Abigail B.Princess Abigail Bacani: Hidden under a corner roadside taqueria, The Corner. Go downstairs behind a door marked "employees only", sneak through the kitchen, then a sort of locker room, to get to this underground restaurant.

Marchi is one of 12 Must-try 'Secret' Restaurants in New York City.

3. Marchi

249 E 31st St (btw 2nd & 3rd), New York, NY
Ristorante italiano · Rose Hill · 7 consigli e recensioni
Bohemian is one of 12 Must-try 'Secret' Restaurants in New York City.

4. Bohemian

57 Great Jones St (btwn Bowery & Lafayette St), New York, NY
Ristorante giapponese · NoHo · 181 consigli e recensioni

Princess Abigail B.Princess Abigail Bacani: Tucked behind a butcher shop in a building previously owned by Andy Warhol, this hidden eatery isn't just hard to find - it's hard to get into. Authentic Japanese fare. Order the tasting menu.

Burger Joint is one of 12 Must-try 'Secret' Restaurants in New York City.

5. Burger Joint

8.4
119 W 56th St (btwn 6th & 7th Ave), New York, NY
Locale per hamburger · Theater District · 782 consigli e recensioni

Princess Abigail B.Princess Abigail Bacani: Tucked behind floor-to-ceiling drapes in the ritzy lobby of Le Parker Meridien Hotel, is a dirty little secret: a hole in a wall offering anyone who can find it $7 burgers that are to die for!

Freemans is one of 12 Must-try 'Secret' Restaurants in New York City.

6. Freemans

8.8
1 Freeman Aly (at Rivington St), New York, NY
Ristorante americano · Lower East Side · 570 consigli e recensioni

Princess Abigail B.Princess Abigail Bacani: It might be a little tricky to find Freemans—there’s no street address; it’s simply located at the end of a little alley. Hunting lodge–inspired decor, its a hip scene and the most comforting meals.

Sakagura is one of 12 Must-try 'Secret' Restaurants in New York City.

7. Sakagura

9.1
211 E 43rd St Lowr Level (btwn 2nd & 3rd Ave), New York, NY
Bar da sake · Turtle Bay · 223 consigli e recensioni
Nitehawk Cinema is one of 12 Must-try 'Secret' Restaurants in New York City.

8. Nitehawk Cinema

9.4
136 Metropolitan Ave (btwn Berry St & Wythe Ave), Brooklyn, NY
Sala cinematografica · Williamsburg · 301 consigli e recensioni

Princess Abigail B.Princess Abigail Bacani: Movie theater with small tables in between chairs to hold beer and cocktails, hamburgers, fish tacos, and popcorn dressed up with Cotija cheese, lime and cilantro. Discreet service during the movie.

Sushi Azabu is one of 12 Must-try 'Secret' Restaurants in New York City.

9. Sushi Azabu

8.6
428 Greenwich St (btwn Vestry St & Laight St), New York, NY
Ristorante sushi · Tribeca · 78 consigli e recensioni

Princess Abigail B.Princess Abigail Bacani: Inside the Greenwich Grill is another restaurant hidden within. Head for the waiter station, swish through a black curtain and descend the stairs to a secret sushi den. Reservations are required.

Mulberry Project is one of 12 Must-try 'Secret' Restaurants in New York City.

10. Mulberry Project

149 Mulberry St (btwn Grand & Hester St), New York, NY
Spaccio clandestino di bevande alcoliche · Little Italy · 225 consigli e recensioni

Princess Abigail B.Princess Abigail Bacani: Accessible via a subterranean door beneath a Little Italy souvenier shop. It's part club, part restaurant, and home to a weekend brunch that rages well into the early evening.

Bell Book & Candle is one of 12 Must-try 'Secret' Restaurants in New York City.

11. Bell Book & Candle

7.8
141 W 10th St (btwn Waverly Pl & Greenwich Ave), New York, NY
Nuovo ristorante americano · West Village · 94 consigli e recensioni

Princess Abigail B.Princess Abigail Bacani: On Valentines Day, ask for The Naked Lady Room, a sexy secret room behind a fake wall right off the bar in the main dining room. The secluded table seats 2-6 and features naked lady wallpaper.

Ramen Sanshiro is one of 12 Must-try 'Secret' Restaurants in New York City.

12. Ramen Sanshiro

249 E 49th St (btwn 2nd & 3rd Ave.), New York, NY
Ristorante di noodle · Turtle Bay · 25 consigli e recensioni

Princess Abigail B.Princess Abigail Bacani: At 11PM, sushi restaurant SEO morphs into Ramen Sanshiro. Soup is served til it runs out, at 2AM. You cant order ramen during the day, nor can you order the sushi at night—theyre different operations.