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14 Popular NYC Restaurants Where You Can Eat, Drink, and Save Money on the Bill

Here’s how to get $50 free to dine out at 100-plus locations in New York City

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New Yorkers live to dine out, but all of those restaurant bills can add up quickly — unless you have an ace up your sleeve, like the bonus you get for dining out with inKind Pass. Here’s how it works: Get $50 free to try inKind Pass, then use the app to pay your tab after eating or drinking at one of the app’s curated restaurant partners. You’ll get a spending bonus every time you add money to your account — up to $2,000. You can use inKind Pass at more than 100 restaurants across New York City, ranging from cozy neighborhood cafes to Michelin-starred fine dining establishments. Keep scrolling to discover 14 of our favorite New York City spots on inKind Pass — and browse the full list of NYC restaurants (and hundreds more nationwide) on inKind’s website.

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The Musket Room

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This Michelin-starred fine dining restaurant helmed by chef Mary Attea serves refined, contemporary American cuisine. Order the tasting menu (a vegan one is also available) that changes nightly, or a la carte options like jamon iberico with smoked mussels, potato, and aioli or king salmon with smoked roe, daikon radish, and dashi butter. Don’t forget about dessert, either: The sweets are often playful, like an ice cream float with malt, devil’s food cake, and pretzel.

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Two Hands

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Australian cafe culture inspired this mini chain of all-day cafes. No matter the location you choose, you can expect a medley of produce-forward and more indulgent dishes, from a Brassicas Salad to a Brekky Panna Cotta to a double-patty burger. (You can use your inKind Pass at all four Two Hands locations in NYC.)

Pebble Bar

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With a location just steps from Rockefeller Center, it’s perhaps no surprise that this recently opened cocktail bar has been a popular hangout for late-night TV hosts and comedians.In fact, several celebrity investors are behind the new iteration of this four-floor townhouse — you might even spot one while sipping a drink like the popular 500 Miles High with yuzu liqueur, pear brandy, lychee, and lemon. If you want to eat, you’ll have to secure a reservation on the third-floor lounge (doable through the inKind app) to enjoy bites like beef tartare with caviar or crab-stuffed piquillos.

Mercado Little Spain

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Head to Hudson Yards to find Chef Jose Andres’ ode to Spain, a sprawling food hall with four sit-down restaurants, four bars, and six food kiosks. For a more casual meal, you might nibble on patatas bravas, paella valenciana, and fresh churros at the open seating inside the market. Or, sit down for tapas at La Barra, Spanish comfort food at the Spanish Diner, or charcoal-roasted branzino and octopus at Leña. You can use inKind Pass at all of Mercado Little Spain’s concepts.

Black Seed Bagels

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Black Seed Bagels’ namesake creation sits somewhere between New York-style and Montreal-style, with a touch more chew and slightly smaller size than your standard corner store bagel. The chain also offers a bit more variety in their toppings, with options like hot honey cream cheese, house-made almond butter, and pastrami-spiced smoked salmon. You can even order a pepperoni pizza bagel — a tempting choice, especially since inKind Pass is accepted at all of the chain’s New York City locations.

Cross-section of a bacon, egg, and cheese bagel sandwich from Black Seed Bagels. Courtesy of Black Seed Bagels

Les Trois Chevaux

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Translated to English, this Greenwich Village restaurant’s name means “the three horses,” a nod to the nickname that her father gave chef Angie Mar (the former chef and owner at the now-closed Beatrice Inn) and her two brothers. Since its debut in 2021, Les Trois Chevaux’s take on fine French dining has landed it on several best of lists. Both the four-course prix fixe menu and eight-course tasting menu change seasonally, but often highlights classic French cooking with dishes like confit frog legs and sweetbreads with savoy cabbage. On a sold-out night, you can even make a priority reservation through inKind.

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Momoya Upper West

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A slightly upscale version of your neighborhood sushi joint, Momoya serves all of the fan favorites — and a few more unusual options. There’s spicy tuna with crispy rice and miso black cod, but also crispy lobster spring rolls, edamame ricotta dumplings, and kale gyoza. All three locations — Soho, Upper West Side, and Chelsea — have slightly different menus to try, but luckily, your inKind Pass works at all of them.

Hole In The Wall

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By day, you’ll find all the hallmarks of an Australian-influenced cafe at Hole in the Wall: top-notch coffee, breakfast sandwiches, and a variety of toasts. Each of the four NYC locations (all of which accept inKind Pass) also opens for dinner, too, with menu items like a pork sausage roll, salt and pepper squid with fried curry leaves, and rigatoni in a spicy pomodoro sauce.

The Orchard Townhouse

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Set inside a four-story townhouse in Chelsea, this charmingly decorated restaurant serves seasonally influenced comfort food. The cocktail menu includes playful takes on familiar drinks, like a Nitro-Tini on Tap and a Chai Tai with warming spices. Dinner options run the gamut from squash panzanella to spicy crab spaghetti. Explore the full menu on the inKind app.

Interior of The Orchard Townhouse restaurant. Courtesy of The Orchard Townhouse

Casa Dani

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Chef Dani García highlights the Andalusian cuisine he grew up on in Marbella, Spain in his Manhattan West restaurant. Of course, the menu includes tapas like pulled oxtail on brioche, artichoke hearts with jamon iberico, and salt cod fritters. García — who has won three Michelin stars during his career — also puts tuna front and center, in the tradition of southern Spain: think tuna belly pan con tomate and a tuna porterhouse carpaccio. Large groups might share paella filled with everything from cornish hen to prawns and mussels, or a whole Spanish turbo or branzino baked in black salt.

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City Winery New York City

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In New York, location is everything — and that’s particularly apparent at City Winery, a restaurant and wine bar overlooking the Hudson River at Pier 57. City Winery is a great choice for drinks or dinner, with a menu full of favorites like flatbread pizzas and charcuterie boards. The wine list really is something: City Winery sources grapes from well-regarded vineyards in California, Oregon, and New York, then creates its own wines right in the heart of Manhattan. The result? A wine list full of top-notch bottles at exceptional prices. The restaurant also serves as the venue for a full slate of comedy shows and concerts, and all City Winery locations nationwide take inKind Pass.

The Monkey King

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This Bushwick restaurant celebrates Bengali and Chinese cuisine with a New York City spin, inspired by the founders’ experiences as children of immigrants. The selection of small plates includes classics you likely already know and love, from char siu bao to fried shrimp toasts to scallion pancakes. Groups of two or more might want to opt for the Monkey King Feast, which includes cumin spare ribs, roasted duck-fat fried rice, typhoon shelter prawns, double garlic eggplant, and other signature dishes.

Interior of The Monkey King restaurant. Courtesy of The Monkey King

As the name suggests, Oceana is all about seafood. Start with oysters from the raw bar, or perhaps a whole chilled seafood tower, before moving onto appetizers like yellowtail crudo and lump crab cake. Mains include calamari risotto, dover sole a la meunière, and even a few non-fish options like filet mignon or fried maitake mushrooms. And since it’s centrally located in midtown, Oceana is a popular choice for both business lunches and pre-Broadway dinners.

Bluestone Lane

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With 20 locations in New York and 30-plus nationwide, odds are you’re already familiar with Bluestone Lane. The Aussie iced latte with a scoop of vanilla ice cream is a perennial favorite at this coffee shop, but you really can’t go wrong with any of their espresso. If the ice cream in the latte didn’t fill you up, order something more substantial, like the folded chimichurri eggs and bacon toast or lemon ricotta pancakes. You can use inKind Pass at all of Bluestone Lane’s nationwide locations.

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The Musket Room

This Michelin-starred fine dining restaurant helmed by chef Mary Attea serves refined, contemporary American cuisine. Order the tasting menu (a vegan one is also available) that changes nightly, or a la carte options like jamon iberico with smoked mussels, potato, and aioli or king salmon with smoked roe, daikon radish, and dashi butter. Don’t forget about dessert, either: The sweets are often playful, like an ice cream float with malt, devil’s food cake, and pretzel.

Clay Williams

Two Hands

Australian cafe culture inspired this mini chain of all-day cafes. No matter the location you choose, you can expect a medley of produce-forward and more indulgent dishes, from a Brassicas Salad to a Brekky Panna Cotta to a double-patty burger. (You can use your inKind Pass at all four Two Hands locations in NYC.)

Pebble Bar

With a location just steps from Rockefeller Center, it’s perhaps no surprise that this recently opened cocktail bar has been a popular hangout for late-night TV hosts and comedians.In fact, several celebrity investors are behind the new iteration of this four-floor townhouse — you might even spot one while sipping a drink like the popular 500 Miles High with yuzu liqueur, pear brandy, lychee, and lemon. If you want to eat, you’ll have to secure a reservation on the third-floor lounge (doable through the inKind app) to enjoy bites like beef tartare with caviar or crab-stuffed piquillos.

Mercado Little Spain

Head to Hudson Yards to find Chef Jose Andres’ ode to Spain, a sprawling food hall with four sit-down restaurants, four bars, and six food kiosks. For a more casual meal, you might nibble on patatas bravas, paella valenciana, and fresh churros at the open seating inside the market. Or, sit down for tapas at La Barra, Spanish comfort food at the Spanish Diner, or charcoal-roasted branzino and octopus at Leña. You can use inKind Pass at all of Mercado Little Spain’s concepts.

Black Seed Bagels

Black Seed Bagels’ namesake creation sits somewhere between New York-style and Montreal-style, with a touch more chew and slightly smaller size than your standard corner store bagel. The chain also offers a bit more variety in their toppings, with options like hot honey cream cheese, house-made almond butter, and pastrami-spiced smoked salmon. You can even order a pepperoni pizza bagel — a tempting choice, especially since inKind Pass is accepted at all of the chain’s New York City locations.

Cross-section of a bacon, egg, and cheese bagel sandwich from Black Seed Bagels. Courtesy of Black Seed Bagels

Les Trois Chevaux

Translated to English, this Greenwich Village restaurant’s name means “the three horses,” a nod to the nickname that her father gave chef Angie Mar (the former chef and owner at the now-closed Beatrice Inn) and her two brothers. Since its debut in 2021, Les Trois Chevaux’s take on fine French dining has landed it on several best of lists. Both the four-course prix fixe menu and eight-course tasting menu change seasonally, but often highlights classic French cooking with dishes like confit frog legs and sweetbreads with savoy cabbage. On a sold-out night, you can even make a priority reservation through inKind.

Courtesy of Les Trois Chevaux

Momoya Upper West

A slightly upscale version of your neighborhood sushi joint, Momoya serves all of the fan favorites — and a few more unusual options. There’s spicy tuna with crispy rice and miso black cod, but also crispy lobster spring rolls, edamame ricotta dumplings, and kale gyoza. All three locations — Soho, Upper West Side, and Chelsea — have slightly different menus to try, but luckily, your inKind Pass works at all of them.

Hole In The Wall

By day, you’ll find all the hallmarks of an Australian-influenced cafe at Hole in the Wall: top-notch coffee, breakfast sandwiches, and a variety of toasts. Each of the four NYC locations (all of which accept inKind Pass) also opens for dinner, too, with menu items like a pork sausage roll, salt and pepper squid with fried curry leaves, and rigatoni in a spicy pomodoro sauce.

The Orchard Townhouse

Set inside a four-story townhouse in Chelsea, this charmingly decorated restaurant serves seasonally influenced comfort food. The cocktail menu includes playful takes on familiar drinks, like a Nitro-Tini on Tap and a Chai Tai with warming spices. Dinner options run the gamut from squash panzanella to spicy crab spaghetti. Explore the full menu on the inKind app.

Interior of The Orchard Townhouse restaurant. Courtesy of The Orchard Townhouse

Casa Dani

Chef Dani García highlights the Andalusian cuisine he grew up on in Marbella, Spain in his Manhattan West restaurant. Of course, the menu includes tapas like pulled oxtail on brioche, artichoke hearts with jamon iberico, and salt cod fritters. García — who has won three Michelin stars during his career — also puts tuna front and center, in the tradition of southern Spain: think tuna belly pan con tomate and a tuna porterhouse carpaccio. Large groups might share paella filled with everything from cornish hen to prawns and mussels, or a whole Spanish turbo or branzino baked in black salt.

Courtesy of Casa Dani

City Winery New York City

In New York, location is everything — and that’s particularly apparent at City Winery, a restaurant and wine bar overlooking the Hudson River at Pier 57. City Winery is a great choice for drinks or dinner, with a menu full of favorites like flatbread pizzas and charcuterie boards. The wine list really is something: City Winery sources grapes from well-regarded vineyards in California, Oregon, and New York, then creates its own wines right in the heart of Manhattan. The result? A wine list full of top-notch bottles at exceptional prices. The restaurant also serves as the venue for a full slate of comedy shows and concerts, and all City Winery locations nationwide take inKind Pass.

The Monkey King

This Bushwick restaurant celebrates Bengali and Chinese cuisine with a New York City spin, inspired by the founders’ experiences as children of immigrants. The selection of small plates includes classics you likely already know and love, from char siu bao to fried shrimp toasts to scallion pancakes. Groups of two or more might want to opt for the Monkey King Feast, which includes cumin spare ribs, roasted duck-fat fried rice, typhoon shelter prawns, double garlic eggplant, and other signature dishes.

Interior of The Monkey King restaurant. Courtesy of The Monkey King

Oceana

As the name suggests, Oceana is all about seafood. Start with oysters from the raw bar, or perhaps a whole chilled seafood tower, before moving onto appetizers like yellowtail crudo and lump crab cake. Mains include calamari risotto, dover sole a la meunière, and even a few non-fish options like filet mignon or fried maitake mushrooms. And since it’s centrally located in midtown, Oceana is a popular choice for both business lunches and pre-Broadway dinners.

Bluestone Lane

With 20 locations in New York and 30-plus nationwide, odds are you’re already familiar with Bluestone Lane. The Aussie iced latte with a scoop of vanilla ice cream is a perennial favorite at this coffee shop, but you really can’t go wrong with any of their espresso. If the ice cream in the latte didn’t fill you up, order something more substantial, like the folded chimichurri eggs and bacon toast or lemon ricotta pancakes. You can use inKind Pass at all of Bluestone Lane’s nationwide locations.