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Number of Restaurants/Eateries in Manhattan?

BrooklynPhotoGuy Sep 16, 2010 12:06 PM

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)

  1. princeofpork Sep 16, 2010 04:08 PM

    For starters Menu Pages has 9142 listings in NYC.

    1. thew Sep 16, 2010 04:47 PM

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

      1. squid kun Sep 16, 2010 05:06 PM

        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
          small h Sep 16, 2010 05:31 PM

          There are actually five. You forgot Ko.

          1. re: squid kun
            princeofpork Sep 17, 2010 06:52 AM


          2. 280 Ninth Sep 16, 2010 07:07 PM

            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
              drumwine Sep 16, 2010 09:23 PM

              have there are around 35,000 rest.

            2. JMF Sep 17, 2010 08:10 AM

              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.

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