Casual Eats In New York City: Best Laid-Back Restaurants

Casual Eats In New York City: Best Laid-Back Restaurants

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Forget the fuss of a fancy dinner - sometimes it's better to keep it casual. Here are the best trendy and casual New York City restaurants, perfect for a relaxed meal.

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    The Regina pizza is an essential New York bite: fior di latte, Italian tomatoes, Pecorino Romano, olive oil, and fresh basil. More places to eat like a local: tandl.me/12ufz7c -- Travel + Leisure via Foursquare
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    The Brooklyn location of the popular barbecue destination. Ribs and wings are a must. -- Serious Eats via Foursquare
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    It doesn't get any better than a food truck that's parked indoors, owned by Food Network star Aarón Sanchez, serving breakfast, lunch and dinner fare. Try the fish tacos; they'll blow you away. -- Food Network via Foursquare
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    Here's what happens when hipster chefs get it right. Market-driven goodness and go-to pizzas. Check out the Heritage Radio Network, which broadcasts from the dining room on Sundays. [Eater 38 Member] -- Eater via Foursquare
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    It’s a New York institution−what’s not to love? The pies are out of this world, even when delivered (opting for delivery is one of the best ways to avoid the lines). -- ThePurplePassport.com via Foursquare
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    Your to-eat list just got longer and more calorie-filled now that those evil geniuses have unveiled donut ice cream sandwiches made with goodness flown in directly from L.A. Creamery and Stan's Donuts -- Thrillist via Foursquare
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    This lively restaurant is one of your best bets for classic red-sauce cuisine in New York City. Make sure to try one of the homemade pastas, and one of the ultra thin-crust pizzas. [Eater 38 Member] -- Eater via Foursquare
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    Nothing says Texas like live entertainment, and Hill Country never disappoints. Their Club & Bar stage has live Austin-style music throughout the week, making dinner the precursor to a fun evening. -- ThePurplePassport.com via Foursquare
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    Along with Daisy May's, Dinosaur tops the category of Best BBQ in New York. Waits are epic, as are the ribs. Be aware that outside tables are first-come first-served. [Eater 38 Member] -- Eater via Foursquare
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    Once a trendsetter, now a member of the Williamsburg establishment, Fette Sau serves up a rotating menu of pork and beef ribs that leads some to tag it as the best BBQ in NYC. [Eater 38 Member] -- Eater via Foursquare
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    Beef ribs, pulled pork, and beans with burnt ends all excel at Hugh Mangum's modern-looking barbecue joint. -- Serious Eats via Foursquare
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