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Number of Restaurants/Eateries in Manhattan?

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I'm very curious about how many restaurants there are just in Manhattan and can't seem to find a definitive answer online. Does anyone have a reliable answer to the number?

I would imagine you'd have to obtain a licence to be able to serve people food so there must be someone who knows how many current licences there are in Manhattan (this of course would include delis and bars in addition to restaurants I'm sure)

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  1. For starters Menu Pages has 9142 listings in NYC.

    1. i've heard approx 30,000. don't know how accurate that is though

      1. I've read about four: Katz's, Babbo, Shake Shack and Eleven Madison Park. Don't know if there are any others.

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        1. re: squid kun

          There are actually five. You forgot Ko.

          1. Haven't a clue, but my suggestion would be to look at the nyc dept. of health website that provides ratings of all the restaurants in the city. I it's a site that serves and sells food, the doh website will have to list it. Don't know if they keep a numerical count, but depending on your motivation, you could always start....

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            1. re: 280 Ninth

              have there are around 35,000 rest.

            2. I heard something on the news the other day that said 26,000 in NYC, but that includes all the boroughs.

              NYC Dept Dealth says 24,000 total, but that may need to be updated.
              http://www.nyc.gov/html/doh/html/rii/...