Fun Places to Eat in New York city

table filled with plate of food and decorations

New York, New York, it’s a hell of a town. The city is so big, with over 19 million people living there. And with so much to do, it can be a bit overwhelming at times to figure out where exactly you want to go. Luckily GirlCrew has launched in New York so not only do we have a list of fun restaurants to eat in New York City – but you can also find people to go with.

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Beauty and Essex

Beauty and Essex is a fun place to eat in NYC for adults. We wrote about Beauty and Essex LA in a previous blog and still thinks its the ultimate hang out with your besties. Every Sunday they host a champagne brunch. Perfect for birthdays, bachelorette parties or spending an afternoon with friends. Don’t forget to check out the pawn shop. Here you will find vintage treasures, one of a kind art, and plenty of other treasures curated by GoldGirl, Lauren Kaminsky. Everything in the shop is available for purchase…except for Biggie, don’t even ask.


Tatiana is one of the most entertaining restaurants in NYC. If you want to try something new, definitely go here. Russian food, atmosphere and entertainment all wrapped into one. Located at Brighton beach, the restaurant sits on the boardwalk with a beautiful view of the ocean. Check out their banquets with so much gorgeous food to choose from, complete with a complimentary bottle of Russian vodka. Or if you are a bit reserved, you can also order a la carte. Then settle in for an amazing show filled with dancers, acrobats and even a fire act. “The idea of the show is to add to the experience of being at Tatiana’s. You can eat anywhere, or you can go to a club and dance, but nowhere else will you get this all in one.’ – Alexander Rudoy

Trailer Park Lounge

Trailer Park Lounge is known as one of the weirdest themed restaurants in NYC, due to its vintage kitschy decor and campy trailer trash vibe. Enjoy their grilled fat dogs, turkey chilli and mac & cheese. And most importantly, tater tots! Which I’m told are a very important food group in America. Trailer Park is really laid back so perfect for going out with some friends but even if you are on your own, staff make you feel welcome and comfortable so you can make some new friends.  

The Black Ant

The Black Ant is a unique restaurant in NYC because not only does it serve delicious Mexican food, but it also has some unusual ingredients, ants for one. At the Black Ant, insects are the thing that makes the meal complete. Step out of your comfort zone and try the enchapulinasos, grasshopper encrusted shrimps. Or the famous black ant guacamole which has, you guessed it, black ant salt.


Lips is not only a fun restaurant in Manhattan, it’s the ultimate drag show and dining experience! Lips is a Vegas-style drag cabaret that has been entertaining guests for over 20 years. Not only do the queens give you an amazing show, they are also your servers. On Sundays, treat yourself and some girlfriends to Broadway Brunch hosted by Ginger Snapt who will serenade you with popular Broadway tunes. If you have a birthday coming up, you can get on stage with the queens and receive some royal treatment with your own crown and throne.

So what did we miss? Where are some fun places you like to eat in NYC? Let us know in the comments below. Don’t forget to download the GirlCrew app which has now launched in New York! If you are new to the city and don’t know how to make friends, we got you covered.

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