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Hardest question in New York City - all time favorite restaurant that you hope will always be around.

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The one question that will have as many opinions as people living in New York City. The trendy, the consistently reliable, the timeless, the hidden gems, the local favorites, the best kept secrets, the most gracious owners.

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  1. This may be an impossible question for me - some of our long time favorites are already gone. It seemed like the end of an era... Now there are so many wonderful places it a matter of picking the best one for my mood or most recent cravings.

      1. re: Lettucepray

        Yes - Katz's is great in so many ways, the food, the service, the experience... Definitely one I would have on my list.

      2. Does NYC include the outer boroughs- if so Peter Luger hands down for me ahhhh.

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        1. re: steakrules85

          Katz's is the first place that comes to mind. But there are some that have their own nostalgia and good for what they do. 17 mott Wo Hop downstairs, for their lo mein and chow fun . Big Nick's for the craziest menu. Nathan's coney island although it aint what it used to be. Peter Luger of course. Don Peppe's as the first family style italian restauarant in new york. And Veselka just because.

          1. i prefer other food but the feeling i get from peter lugers supersedes all other restaurants. ive been going since i was a kid as it was my grandfather's favorite restaurant, and i take my dad there whenever i can. the food is not only always perfect but is nice to think my grandfather and his friends enjoyed it as much as i do.