“A city of neighborhoods.” That’s the slogan, anyway. Across its five boroughs, New York has hundreds of individual communities, each with its own unique characteristics. And while you can find something good to eat in virtually any one of them, not every one is worth the schlep when you probably have something comparable in your own part of town.
So, we ranked 18 of the most popular dining neighborhoods in New York City, taking into account a variety of things: an abundance of restaurants (obviously), both high- and low-brow fare, a diverse range of cuisines (sometimes even cuisines within cuisines), and, overall, whether or not they’re exciting, fun places to visit, eat, and explore.
Of course, we tried to be as methodical as possible, but this isn’t Popular Science, so don’t stone us over our choices. If we left out your favorite eating neighborhood, make a case for it in the comments.