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Defontes: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
DefontesSee Defontes Video ($$)
(340 ratings)

379 Columbia St Map It!
Brooklyn, NY 11231
(718) 625-8052
defontesofbrooklyn.com
  • Roast Beef, Egg Plant & Mozzerella Sandwich
    top seller; sub sandwich doused w/ "natural gravy" (au jus); looks good
  • Steak Pizzaiola
    sub sandwich of pounded beef chuck seared & cooked in "gravy" (tomato sauce) & topped w/ homemade mozzerella cheese; looks good
4.5 out of 5
340 ratings
est. 1922; old school deli w/ long lines; location also in NYC (Gramercy)
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Eva's European Sweets: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Eva's European SweetsSee Eva's European Sweets Video ($$)
(161 ratings)

1305 Milton Ave Map It!
Syracuse, NY 13204
(315) 487-2722
www.evaspolish.com
  • Placki Hungarian Style
    potato pancakes topped w/ a lightly spicy ground beef-tomato sauce made w/ peppers & onions & topped w/ sour cream; looks good
4.5 out of 5
161 ratings
since 1997; family-run Polish joint
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  • Irish Meatloaf
    served on top of "champ potatoes" (herbed mash potatoes) & topped w/ cabbage cream sauce; looks good
  • Reuben Fritters
    balls-sized blended corned beef, swiss, cream cheese & sauerkraut dredged in panko breadcrumbs & deep-fried; served w/ whole grain mustard dipping sauce; looks good
4.5 out of 5
271 ratings
opened in 1999; live Irish music performed every week...check website for schedule
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Pastabilities: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
PastabilitiesSee Pastabilities Video ($$)
(883 ratings)

311 S Franklin St Map It!
Syracuse, NY 13202
(315) 474-1153
www.pastabilities.com
  • Duck Bacon Flatbread Pizza
    house-cured smoked duck bacon, house made mozzarella, Humboldt Fog aged goat cheese, dried tart cherries, caramelized shallots, garlic oil, pomegranate drizzle, cracked black pepper, fresh basil on fresh bakery pizza dough; "one of the best duck dishes I've ever had"-Guy Fieri
  • "Wicky-Wicky" Chicken Riggies
    like a spicy tomato Alfredo pasta dish; rigatoni, spicy-spicy tomato cream, shredded locatelli cheese; "winner, winner, wicked chicken dinner"; looks good
  • Spicy Hot Tomato Oil
    famous, must-have appetizer; served w/ stretch bread; "that's crazy...this is ridiculous!"-Guy Fieri; looks good
4.5 out of 5
883 ratings
opened in 1982; started w/ $15k opening a 1-room lunch spot that evolved to a 3-dining room establishment w/ full-service bar & seasonal outdoor dining; make their own sauce, bread & pasta; locals call it "Pasta's"
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Rincon Criollo: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Rincon CriolloSee Rincon Criollo Video ($$)
(804 ratings)

40-09 Junction Blvd Map It!
Corona, NY 11368
(718) 639-8158
www.rincon-criollo.com
  • Arroz con Pollo
    paella-rice dish w/ chicken; made-to-order; one order serves 2 people; looks good
  • Ropa Vieja
    house favorite; shredded beef served w/ black beans & rice; looks good
4.5 out of 5
804 ratings
opened in 1976; in Queens, NY; traditional Authentic Cuban cooking set in a fun filled, family atmosphere
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Sophia's Restaurant: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Sophia's RestaurantSee Sophia's Restaurant Video ($)
(604 ratings)

749 Military Rd Map It!
Buffalo, NY 14216
(716) 447-9661
  • Chicken Souvlaki Salad
    marinated for 1 day
  • Fried Balony and Onions Sandwich
    served on homemade bread
4.5 out of 5
604 ratings
passed from mother-to-son; ("And the kicker is...the homemade bread")
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Bens Best: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Bens Best [CLOSED]See Bens Best Video ($$)
(386 ratings)

96-40 Queens Blvd Map It!
Rego Park, NY 11374
(718) 897-1700
bensbest.com
  • Kreplach
    "like a Jewish egg roll"; Guy eats w/ duck sauce on side
  • Stuffed Cabbage
    Ben's style with freshly chopped meat and rice, carrots and peas, pan roast potatoes; looks good
  • Chicken in the Pot
    chicken soup, noodles, fresh carrots, matzo ball and kreplach
4.0 out of 5
386 ratings
[CLOSED]; since 1946; former Wall Street-er bought restaurant in 1970s
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Black Tree: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Black Tree [CLOSED]See Black Tree Video ($$)
(328 ratings)

131 Orchard St Map It!
New York, NY 10002
(212) 533-4684
blacktreenyc.com
  • Winter Pig Sandwich
    six point IPA braised pork belly, brown butter apple jam, pickled apples, cheddar, hydroponic mint; offered seasonally; looks good
  • Lamb Sandwich
    braised lamb, shredded, topped w/ tzatziki, feta, mint; looks good
4.0 out of 5
328 ratings
[CLOSED]; opened in 2013; innovative "farm-to-you" sandwiches 30-seat joint; menu changes w/ the seasons; Alex Guarnaschelli made guest appearance
9 4.0 out of 5
205 ratings
traditional Irish pub
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Brindle Room: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Brindle RoomSee Brindle Room Video ($$)
(1026 ratings)

277 E 10th St Map It!
New York, NY 10009
(212) 529-9702
brindleroom.com
  • Duck Confit Poutine
    pulled duck mixed w/ thickened duck au jus & topped over hand-cut fries & cheese curds; looks good
  • Sebastian's Steakhouse Burger
    70/30 freshly ground beef (fat from prime rib mixed w/ chuck); topped w/ caramelized onions, cheese; side of pickle & fries; "best hamburger in America"-Josh Ozersky (Guy's buddy & hamburger expert); available for lunch only; looks good!
  • Mexican Moules Frites
    spicy mussels & fries
4.0 out of 5
1026 ratings
#2 (Top 5 Restaurants-Best Burgers); owner/chef used to work in fine dining establishments & left to create foods he likes
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Bunker: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
BunkerSee Bunker Video ($$)
(723 ratings)

99 Scott Ave Map It!
Brooklyn, NY 11237
(718) 386-4282
bunkervietnamese.com
  • Banh Xeo
    crispy Vietnamese crepe w/ shrimp, bacon, egg, bean sprout, lettuce; "that is wicked good!"-Guy Fieri; looks good
  • Suon Nuong Xa
    grilled lemongrass heritage pork loin, organic fried egg, rice; "that really is w/o question one of the best pork chops I've ever had"-Guy Fieri; looks good
4.0 out of 5
723 ratings
opened in 2013; specialize in Vietnamese street food; moved from original location in Ridgewood, NY
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Byblos Mediterranean Cafe: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Byblos Mediterranean CafeSee Byblos Mediterranean Cafe Video ($$)
(104 ratings)

223 N Clinton St Map It!
Syracuse, NY 13202
(315) 478-3333
www.byblossyr.com
  • Falafel Wrap
    vegetable patties topped w/ diced tomatoes, parsley, radishes, lettuce & tahini sauce; looks good
  • Walnut Baklava
    layers of phyllo filled w/ nuts & spices & drenched in a honey-based syrup; looks good
4.0 out of 5
104 ratings
opened in 2009; Syracuse's first Lebanese restaurant; Other Recipes: Sambousek
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Don Antonio: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Don AntonioSee Don Antonio Video ($$)
(1425 ratings)

309 W 50th St Map It!
New York, NY 10019
(646) 719-1043
donantoniopizza.com
  • Montanara Starita Pizza
    house specialty; lightly fried pizza dough, topped w/ signature Starita tomato sauce & imported smoked buffalo mozzarella, finished in wood-burning oven; looks good
  • Pistacchio e Salsiccia Pizza
    fresh pistachio pesto, sausage, homemade mozzarella, pecorino romano, basil, extra virgin olive oil
4.0 out of 5
1425 ratings
opened in 2012; specialize in Neapolitan wood-fire pizza (thin crust)...offer 60 pizza varieties; Geoffrey Zakarian (from Iron Chef made guest appearance); Other Recipes: Margherita Pizza
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Ducks Eatery: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Ducks EaterySee Ducks Eatery Video ($$)
(623 ratings)

351 E 12th St Map It!
New York, NY 10003
(212) 432-3825
www.duckseatery.com
  • Chicken Wings
    hickory smoked & deep-fried, jerk rub, lime; looks good
  • Smoked Whole Goat Neck
    24-hr marinated goat neck smoked 7 hrs in oak & hickory wood, then braised & finished in skillet w/ yellow curry, bing cherries; served over coconut rice; "top 3 best goat dishes I've ever had"-Guy Fieri; looks good
4.0 out of 5
623 ratings
opened in 2012; brother-and-sister team in urban, exposed-brick setting
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  • Sweet Fire Fajitas
    24-hr marinated Nodine Smokehouse andouille sausage w/ grilled onion, bell pepper & cheddar-jack cheese; looks good
4.0 out of 5
147 ratings
[CLOSED]; est. 1994; underground contemporary, casual & festive downtown bar & grill w/ a brewery on the premises; located in an old pickle warehouse; moved from original airing location (120 Walton St, Syracuse)
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Grovers Bar & Grill: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Grovers Bar & GrillSee Grovers Bar & Grill Video ($$)
(328 ratings)

9160 Transit Rd Map It!
East Amherst, NY 14051
(716) 636-1803
  • "The Bruiser"
    best seller; 12-oz angus-based burger topped w/ grilled onions, blue cheese; looks good
  • Cheeseburger Soup
    "cheeseburger in a bowl"; looks good
  • Garlic Parmesan Buffalo Wings
    looks good
4.0 out of 5
328 ratings
19th century hunting lodge for President Grover Cleveland; voted best burgers 3 years in a row (at airing)
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Jimmy's Diner: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Jimmy's DinerSee Jimmy's Diner Video ($$)
(753 ratings)

577 Union Ave Map It!
Brooklyn, NY 11211
(718) 218-7174
jimmysdiner.squarespace.c...
  • Empanadas
    deep-fried pastry stuffed w/ picadillo (meat mix of ground beef, onions, roasted garlic, tomato puree, green olives, golden raisins); topped w/ homemade salsa verde & queso fresco; looks good
  • Skillet Apple Waffle
    homemade waffle topped w/ skillet-cooked glazed apple & pancetta mix & powdered sugar; "meat candy sensation"
4.0 out of 5
753 ratings
opened in 2007; in Williamsburg neighborhood ("college campus just w/o the college"); Other Recipes: Deviled Eggs | Turkey and Bacon Chili
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  • Homemade Tuscan Ragu Meatsauce
    served on homemade pappardelle pasta (like a wider fettuccine); looks good
  • Polpette di Vitello (Veal Meatball)
    baked, pan-fried & served w/ marinara sauce
4.0 out of 5
692 ratings
est. 1908; use recipes originating from Italy; large candle display in the main dining room burning since 1933 (to celebrate the end of Prohibition)
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  • Fried Chicken
    marinated 24 hrs; looks good
  • Peach Cobbler
4.0 out of 5
278 ratings
[CLOSED]; est. 1995
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  • Lasagna
    huge; entirely homemade (pasta, sauce); meatball, chicken, sausage, tomato, hot peppers & cheese; looks good
  • Meatball
    BIG...larger than a baseball; looks good
4.0 out of 5
392 ratings
dishes influenced by many trips to Italian restaurants ins NYC
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Pies-n-Thighs: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Pies-n-ThighsSee Pies-n-Thighs Video ($$)
(2902 ratings)

166 S 4th St Map It!
Brooklyn, NY 11211
(347) 529-6090
news.piesnthighs.com
  • Pecan Butter-Crunch Donut
    signature item; glazed doughnut covered w/ butter-toffee mix; looks good
  • Carolina Pulled Pork Sandwich
    smoked for 9-10 hrs; w/ coleslaw, sliced pickle; looks good
  • Chicken & Waffles
    2-piece chicken w/ buckwheat waffles; topped w/ cinnamon butter & blueberry compote; "that is the most savory combination of chicken & waffles I've had"-Guy Fieri
4.0 out of 5
2902 ratings
opened in 2007; Southern comfort food w/ a twist; started by 3 ladies (a food school graduate, a culinary school graduate & a Harvard graduate); Other Recipes: Buckwheat Waffles
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Pizza Junction: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Pizza Junction [CLOSED]See Pizza Junction Video ($$)
(28 ratings)

1269 Erie Ave Map It!
North Tonawanda, NY 14120
(716) 692-6366
  • Beef on Weck Pizza
    roast beef on horseradish-based cream sauce; looks good
  • Pulled Pork Pizza
  • Stuffed Hot Peppers
4.0 out of 5
28 ratings
[CLOSED]; opened in 1972; thin crust pizzas; loaded toppings
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Queens Comfort: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Queens ComfortSee Queens Comfort Video ($$)
(2121 ratings)

3618 30th Ave Map It!
Astoria, NY 11103
(718) 721-3800
queenscomfort.com
  • "Down By Law" Sandwich
    roasted chicken, bacon jam, avocado, cheddar & chipotle mayo; named after 1 of owner's favorite movies
  • Atomic Fire Balls
    deep-fried mac & cheese balls w/sriracha & side of ranch dressing
4.0 out of 5
2121 ratings
est. 2011; ecclectic, quirky & fun decor serving comfort food; owner/chef proposed to his girlfriend on air; Other Recipes: Cap'n Crunch Chicken Fingers
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Redhead: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Redhead [CLOSED]See Redhead Video ($$)
(663 ratings)

349 E 13th St Map It!
New York, NY 10003
(212) 533-6212
www.theredheadnyc.com
  • Housemade Soft Pretzels
    served w/ Kentucky-style beer cheese; looks good
  • Low Country Shrimp & Grits
    Anson Mills antebellum grits, andouille sausage; "exceptional"-Guy Fieri; looks good
4.0 out of 5
663 ratings
[CLOSED]; neighborhood restaurant
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Sparrow Tavern: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Sparrow TavernSee Sparrow Tavern Video ($$)
(558 ratings)

24-01 29th St Map It!
Astoria, NY 11102
(718) 606-2260
www.thesparrowtavern.com
  • Lamb Ribs
    comes w/ side of tzatziki sauce; baked for 4 hours then grilled for char
  • Veggie Burger
    homemade patty w/ sweet cayan mustard sauce, whole wheat pita; comes w/ herbed fries or green salad; looks good
4.0 out of 5
558 ratings
rock 'n roll dive bar; Other Recipes: Bifteki Burger Sandwich
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