The Big Apple is a melting pot where any culinary specialty is possible. It’s only natural that various restaurants in gay New York City have begun catering specifically to the LGBT community. These dining establishments are lively and serve unforgettable cuisine.
American comfort food
Queer Chelsea boasts a variety of top-quality establishments that serve American classics. Elmo on 7th Avenue is one of the most popular. It has vibrant entertainment, an assortment of burgers, and killer truffle macaroni and cheese.
Nearby, Cafeteria offers hearty dishes twenty-four-seven. The upscale diner is perfect for casual dinners and snacks after the bar’s last call.
New York City is chock-full of international bistros and many make the LGBT community feel at home. Vynl in Hell's Kitchen serves hybrid dishes combining the best of American and Thai cuisines. Along with its great food, Vynl is known for its full bar and becomes a popular place to grab a nighttime drink.
For more of a kick, Arriba Arriba serves delicious Mexican fare and big ass Margaritas. Handsome waiters serve mole enchiladas while a DJ spins upbeat tracks to ignite the night ahead of you.
Unique New York
Only in New York can you have spotted dick and NY pizza in the same gayborhood. Tea and Sympathy specializes in traditional British cuisine and features the faves: crumpets and puddings. This establishment also offers a plethora of hot teas to sip while spilling the tea.
For classic New York “za” try John's Of Bleecker Street (278 Bleecker St.) Open since 1929, the popular LGBT joint serves whole pies, but bring your dough (see what we did there?), it’s cash only. Some dub John's pizza as some of the best in all of New York.
For a night of class, romance and refined tastes, One if by Land, Two if by Sea is the créme de la créme. This high-scale piano bar is perfect for a date night with your special guy. On Sundays, enjoy a relaxing Jazz brunch.
As a food capital of the world, there are always new restaurants popping up like prairie dogs. For a true New York experience, follow your nose down the avenues; the city doesn’t disappoint in noms.