671 "Casual Weeknight Dinner" restaurants in New York.
A good casual weeknight dinner spot is hard to find. It’s a step above a make-your-own bowl place, but not somewhere you’ll need a reservation. It shouldn’t be too expensive, you should be able to talk instead of shout, and your dinner shouldn’t take more than an hour. These spots do it all.
Ravagh Persian Grill is a great place to bring a couple friends or your family for a comforting Persian dinner on the Upper East Side.
La Fonda Boricua has been a staple of the Puerto Rican community in East Harlem since the 1990s, and they make some fantastic shrimp mofongo.
Kjun is a takeout-and-delivery operation that makes delicious Korean-Cajun dishes on the Upper East Side.
The Nuaa Table is a Thai spot in Prospect Heights where you should go to eat Jasmine tea-smoked ribs on their turf-covered outdoor patio.
Kabisera is a Filipino restaurant in LES that constantly hosts pop-ups and changes its menu (in the best way possible).
Smashed on the LES serves perfectly seasoned smash burgers and has a small patio that’s great for people watching.
Shelter is an Argentinian spot in Williamsburg that looks and feels like a ski chalet, but with more pizza and empanadas.
Buenos Aires is an Argentinian spot in the East Village with great empanadas, mollejas, and provoleta.
Cafe Argentino is an Argentinian spot in Williamsburg with a great parrillada and live tango.
Stretch Pizza is Chef Wylie Dufresne’s 2021 pop-up series at Bread’s Bakery in Union Square. You want to be on the waitlist.
Deluxe Green Bo is a cash-only spot in Chinatown that makes great xiao long bao.
Shanghai You Garden in Flushing makes some of the city’s best xiao long bao.
Dumpling Legend in Fresh Meadows is a great spot in the neighborhood for soup dumplings.
Dera is a halal Pakistani spot in Jackson Heights with some of the best halwa poori around,
Bánh is an Upper West Side is a Vietnamese spot that's perfect for a casual weeknight dinner when you're looking to spend less than $30.