NoHo’s a hub for dining and nightlife in Manhattan, with bustling cafes alongside storied establishments and iconic nightlife hotspots. Whether it’s an impromptu patio lunch on a gorgeous day, or an all night affair, NoHo’s a great place to eat and drink out. This guide is broken up into four parts: restaurants and cafes, bars and nightlife, bakeries/coffee shops, and take out/fast casual options. If an establishment offers outdoor seating, it’s noted below.
Restaurants and Cafes
Bars and Nightlife
Coffee Shops, Bakeries, and Dessert
Fast Casual and To-Go Options
- ATLA: This award-winning Mexican all-day cafe from Enrique Olivera is located on the scenic corner of Lafayette and Great Jones Street. Stop by for modern Mexican cuisine and enjoy their beloved patio or dine inside. Open for lunch and dinner plus weekend brunch.
- Bohemian: This Great Jones hideaway is known for their strict, referral-only policy. If you make it inside, you’ll find world-renowned Japanese fusion fare. Only open for dinner.
- BondST: Located on one of NoHo’s most scenic blocks, BondST is a multi-level sushi restaurant inside of a historic townhome. With a variety of spaces, from intimate corners to large party rooms, this is a perfect place for any vibe you’re looking for. They offer seasonal outdoor dining in the summer and are open for dinner.
- Famous Cozy Soup ‘n’ Burger: This classic diner has been a beloved NoHo institution for 50 years. Legend says putting eggs on top of burgers was first done here, and whether or not it’s true, they have some of the biggest and best burgers in all of NYC. Serving up diner classics for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, you can step inside this restaurant any time of day and leave full and happy.
- Fish Cheeks: Bond Street hotspot Fish Cheeks is known for their take on regional, seafood-forward approach to Thai cuisine. The vibes are fun, and most dishes are family style, making it great for groups. Lunch and dinner are served at the restaurant. Outdoor seating is available, and on nights and weekends in the summer, as part of the Bond Open Street, they offer seating on the beloved cobblestones on the block.
- Gonzalez y Gonzalez: This buzzy Latin bistro has been a NoHo staple for decades. They have an extensive food menu featuring dishes from across Latin America. Currently, they’re open for dinner and late night food. Their is a lot of seating indoors, and limited outdoor tables.
- The Grid at Great Jones Distillery: On the first floor of this sprawling distillery, you’ll find the Grid. Helmed by Chef Adam Raskin, the cuisine is locally sourced and features New American dishes. Currently only dinner service is available, but they’re hoping to offer more soon. Indoor seating only.
- Il Buco: This long-running Bond Street restaurant was an early pioneer in authentic, seasonal, local food. Recognized as part of the Slow Food movement, it’s a celebrated spot where the menu is constantly changing but always delicious. They’ve got a great patio on historic Bond Street, or you can dine inside the rustic space for both lunch, brunch, and dinner.
- Il Buco Alimentari & Vineria: Featuring an meticulously sourced Italian marketplace, coffee bar, bakery, and restaurant, this offshoot of Il Buco is a more casual spot with the same beloved approach to Italian food. Join them for lunch and dinner either indoors or on the patio, and make sure to grab some cheese, bread, cured meats, and olive oil to take home!
- Indochine: A true NYC institution that’s “been hot for forty years,” Indochine is an icon. They’ve got a timelessly chic space, and incredible French-Vientamese cuisine that’s at once classic and modern. Join them inside or out on their Lafayette Street patio for dinner or late-night service.
- Jolene: This American-Mediterranean all day cafe is open for Friday lunch (featuring deals on Martinis!), dinner, late night service, and weekend brunch. The inside is pint-sized and cozy, and they’ve got a fun set up outdoors too.
- KYU: This Miami hotspot debuted on Lafayette Street in May, and is an instant hit in the neighborhood. They’re known for their signature, wood-fired Asian fusion fare that spans the continent and offers something for everybody. Currently, they’re only open for dinner.
- Lafayette Grand Cafe and Bakery: A NoHo favorite, this buzzy brasserie is known for many things – one of the best patios in NYC, an all-day approach to French cuisine that’s as delicious at 10:00 AM as it is as 10:00 PM, their viral croissants, and more. Open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, Lafayette has a year round patio and is always a good choice. They also serve light, to-go fare for breakfast and lunch out of the bakery!
- The Library at The Public: Is this the best kept secret in NoHo? Possibly! Inside of the iconic Public Theater, you’ll find the Library. It’s an intimate spot for cocktails, New American cuisine, and conversations with friends old and new. The Library is open for dinner and late night food.
- Misirizzi: This Italian spot is intimate, cozy, and serves up seasonal takes on homestyle Italian cuisine on a charming block of East 4th Street. They’re currently open for dinner service, with both indoor and outdoor seating options.
- The Nines: An instant classic, this piano bar, modeled after grand European cafes and lounges, is a new favorite in NoHo. The menu is indulgent and opulent and The Nines becomes livelier as the night goes on. They’re open for dinner and late night service, until 2:00 AM.
- The Smile: A cozy subterranean spot on beautiful Bond Street is a neighborhood favorite, and it serves up breakfast, lunch and dinner. Their food is healthy and Mediterranean inspired, though you’ll find all manor of brunch favorites on their breakfast and lunch menus. They offer both indoor and outdoor seating.
- Spring Cafe: Located on picturesque corner, Spring Cafe offers tasty vegan and vegetarian cuisine that skews healthy. Stop by for breakfast, lunch or dinner or just to pick up a delicious baked good, smoothie, or coffee whenever you need a pick-me-up!
- Sushi on Jones: This affordable omakase is an NYC favorite for a reason, they offer high quality omakase options for a relatively affordable price. Stop by the original, located at Bowery and Great Jones, for lunch and dinner service, all outdoors.
- Torien: This Japanese grilled skewer restaurant serves up an under-the-radar style of grilled meats and vegetables that’s uncommon to find outside of Japan. This restaurant offers a tasting menu for dinner service.
- Two Hands: This cafe on Bleecker Street offers light fare for breakfast and lunch daily. Classics like avocado toast and more unique dishes like the miso mushroom bowl mean there’s alway something for everybody here.
- Vic’s: This Italian spot is fun, great for groups, and has tons of seating. It’s the kind of crowd pleasing food that’s at once modern and classic, where everybody is able to find something perfectly suited to their taste. Visit their sprawling outdoor setup or dine inside. They currently offer weekend brunch and dinner.
- XEO Cantina: A newcomer on Bowery, XEO Cantina offers Vietnamese fusion food in a fun environment. Their food is tasty and creative, and they’re currently open for dinner service until midnight.
- Yoshino: One of the buzziest new ultra-luxury omakases in NYC, this destination offers dinner service, but usually sells out months in advance.
Bars and Nightlife
- ACME Downstairs: Below the Nines, you’ll find ACME. A sceney subterranean club known for effortless cool, fun nights, and wild gatherings, this place has been a NoHo favorite for decades and continues to be the place to be. Indoor seating only.
- Gonzalez y Gonzalez: This buzzy Latin bistro has been a NoHo staple for decades. They have an extensive food menu, fantastic drinks, and usually have live music to accompany late night Latin dancing.
- The Bar at Great Jones Distillery: The Bar at Great Jones Distillery is located on the second floor, perched above busy Broadway. They’re open daily and offer happy hour options. The Bar also has an extensive food menu.
- Slainte: Located on the Bowery, Slainte is the place in the neighborhood to watch sports. They’ve got ample TVs, are known for showing international events at odd hours, and serve up sports bar favorites. They’re open late daily, and have something for everybody – great cocktails, an extensive beer list, wine, wells, and more. Outdoor seating is also available.
- Swift Hibernian Lounge: One of NYC’s most cherished Irish bars, Swift Hibernian Lounge is cozy, rustic, and intimate and is the best place to go for a properly poured Guinness and neighborly vibes. They’re open late daily, and are known for a week of festivities around St. Patrick’s Day. Both indoor and outdoor seating is available.
- Temple Bar: We actually did lose this longtime neighborhood favorite for several years, but as of 2021, the iconic Temple Bar is back! They’re still home to iconic martinis, and now serve upscale light bites. The neighborhood is so glad to have them back.
- Tom and Jerry’s: One of the oldest bars in NoHo is drinking den Tom and Jerry’s. The vibes are cozy, the drinks are cheap, and it’s the kind of place where “just one more” can easily turn into a big night out. Only indoor seating is available.
- The Wren: This cozy cocktail lounge, with an extensive food menu, is a gem on the Bowery. There’s ample outdoor and indoor seating, and the vibes are classy. It’s also got a great brunch selection, perfect for making the most of the weekend.
- VON: A NoHo classic with the kind of neighborhood living room vibe that’s increasingly uncommon these days. There’s a little something for everybody here – great wine, great beers, and a delightful cocktail list. They offer indoor and outdoor seating, and often host events and parties in their basement.
- 310 Bowery Bar: This buzzy Bowery bar is a great place to dance the night away. They often have DJs on weekends, it’s an upbeat energetic spot, and there’s a fantastic two-for-one happy hour.
Coffee Shops, Bakeries, and Dessert
- Cafe Lyria: This chic Greek inspired cafe is tucked away on Crosby Street. It’s beautifully decorated with incredible coffee and light bites like pastries and granola. On hot days, make sure to get a Freddo Cappuccino for a unique drink. Indoor seating is available, but on warm days there’s benches available.
- Captain Cookie and the Milkman: This neighborhood newcomer offers delicious cookies, milkshakes, and ice cream. However, they’re also serving up the incredible heat-beating treat perfectly designed for summer – the cookiewich! It’s ice cream served up between two cookies, and you can do any combination of flavors from inside their store to make your own unique treat. Indoor seating is available.
- Catch’n Ice Cream: This new “hibachi-style” ice cream shop from influencer Dylan Lemay is a tasty addition to the neighborhood. They’re all about collaboration and frequently have unique flavors in partnership with other brands and influencers.
- Cha Cha Matcha: This trendy cafe is all about matcha, with unique drinks, matcha soft serve, and light food options. They’re open daily, and it’s got a beautiful design! Indoor seating is available.
- Funny Face Bakery: Getting the perfect selfie is a real treat – and now it can be one too!! This cookie shop lets you turn any photo into a cookie, but they’re best known for their hand-decorated cookies that feature pop culture and memes. They make great gifts, and there’s always something new!
- Gasoline Alley Coffee: This pint sized shop on Lafayette Street serves up great coffee and pastries. Indoor seating is extremely limited, but their outdoor benches are home to some of the best people watching in the entire City.
- Gregory’s Coffee: On busy Broadway you’ll find Gregory’s Coffee. They have a huge menu with coffees, teas, smoothies, and lots of breakfast options. Basically, if you need it to start your day, you’ll find it at Gregory’s! They offer both indoor and outdoor seating.
- Kettl: Some of the City’s very best matcha is served right in NoHo’s Bowery Market! Kettl uses thoughtfully sourced and carefully prepared matcha. If your serious about your green tea, this spot is a must try. They also have made-with-matcha pastries. Only outdoor seating is available.
- La Colombe: The NoHo branch of this cafe is always abuzz with activity, and for good reason. The coffee is reliably good, their draft lattes (including seasonal flavors) are incredibly popular, and there’s tons of seating both indoors and outside. It’s great for casual meetings, a few minutes to relax, or even hunkering down for a few hours of work.
- Lafayette: Aside from their restaurant, this NoHo icon also has a bakery open all day. Step inside for immaculate pastries, including their original Supreme, as well as sandwiches, rotisserie chickens and other prepared foods.
- Levain Bakery: One of the OG trendy dessert shops in NYC, this institution is known for their massive cookies, but they also serve other pastries and sell fresh bread. These are iconic for a reason, they’re delicious and absolutely live up to the hype. Expect long lines at peak times and note that seating is extremely limited.
- Think on Bowery: With rotating artwork from local artists, a cozy bookshop in the same space, and lots of seating indoors and outside alike, this cafe is a neighborhood favorite for a reason. It’s awesome, and their extensive in-house bakery has lots of treats to go with their ethically-sourced coffee. Light bites are also available.
- Think on Mercer: The menu is the same as the Bowery location, but the vibe is totally different at this Think. In school months, you’ll often find NYU students studying and clubs meeting. There’s a lot of indoor and some outdoor seating here, and long period working on laptops are welcome.
Fast Casual and To-Go Options
- Honeybrains: Honeybrains is designed with wellness at the forefront. With its neuroscientist-designed menu, all the items here are engineered to be healthy and help you feel your best. Open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, step inside the restaurant or grab a seat on the patio and enjoy. The casual vibe makes it a neighborhood favorite for meetings, get-togethers and bumping into friends.
- Bite: A true local gem and neighborhood favorite for a reason – they’ve served up light, Mediterranean-inspired fare from a literal hole in the wall on Lafayette for over a decade. While they don’t have indoor seating, their roadbed dining is perfect for people watching! Open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner.
- Han’s Deli: This spot has all the basics for home cooking, but their sandwich counter is essential for doing lunch right in NoHo. There’s a huge selection, and it serves up breakfast, lunch, dinner, and late night options.
- Le Basket: This deli offers a sandwich counter with breakfast, lunch, and dinner options, but they also have a hot bar with tasty prepared foods available! Notably, it’s also the only 24/7 option in the neighborhood.
- Little Atlas Cafe: This pint-sized spot is tucked away on West 4th Street, and serves up delicious healthy food for breakfast and lunch alongside coffee and tea. While they’re known for their extensive vegan options, there’s something for everybody here! Seating is extremely limited, usually to a table or two outdoors.
- Los Tacos No. 1: This hotspot is known for drawing long lines – and for good reason! Their small but mighty menu of Mexican options is tasty and affordable. Their restaurant is vibrant and they have lots of room to dine indoors. Open for lunch and dinner, plus they serve up breakfast burritos to-go on weekday mornings.
- NoHo Juice Bar: This might be the best hidden gem in NoHo for food. It’s only open for breakfast and lunch, but it’s affordable and reliable. There’s lots of juices available, plus Egyptian food, alongside deli sandwiches. Extremely limited seating is available indoors.
- Donut Pub: An NYC icon, Donut Pub has a huge selection of donuts. Classic flavors, artisanal, mini donuts, vegan, and even gluten free all make an appearance here. They are tasty and affordable and this spot is open all day. Indoor and outdoor seating available.
- NoHo Food Market: This new deli on the Bowery has a sandwich counter offering deli favorites. They also have the biggest selection of frozen foods, snacks, and other goodies in the neighborhood, plus they’re open late! To-go service only.
- Smilie Pizza: Operating out of Il Buco Alimentari’s kitchen is Smilie Pizza. They offer a rotating selection of pies that are exclusively available for takeout and delivery service. Available for lunch and dinner.
- &Pizza: This fast casual spot offers a unique build your own pizza option for lunch and dinner. You start with dough, and everything from there is completely customizable! Toppings are also unlimited. Indoor seating is available.
- Chipotle: This beloved fast casual spot is known for the Mexican bowls. It’s a reliable spot that’s open for lunch and dinner alike and has ample indoor seating.
- Blank Street Coffee: This burgeoning coffee shop chain has a location at the Bowery Market where they serve up coffee, tea, and pastries. Outdoor seating is available.
- Fresh & Co.: This deli has a huge selection filled with seasonal dishes and specials, so the menu always has something fresh. Breakfast, lunch, and dinner are served here, and they have both indoor and outdoor seating available.
- Le Pain Quotidien: Step inside this fan-favorite, rustic cafe on Bleecker Street and you’ll find a lovely selection of fresh baked goods, light fare, coffees, and teas. This cafe is open daily for breakfast and lunch and offers indoor seating.
- DIG: Seasonal vegetables, healthy bowls, and their signature mac and cheese make this is reliable spot for lunch and dinner. Indoor seating is available.
- McDonald’s: NoHo’s McDonald’s serves up their iconic menu of breakfast, lunch, and dinner options and offers indoor seating.
- Pressed Juicery: Fresh juices and prepared foods like açaí bowls are available at the NoHo outpost of this juicery. It’s open all day, everyday and there’s discounts for buying in bulk. Their juices are great on a hot day!
- Starbucks: The largest coffee company in America is popular for a reason – they have beloved seasonal drinks, have lots of coffee and tea options, offer light food, and have ample indoor seating.
- Wendy’s: This burger chain is open daily for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Indoor seating is available.