10 Spots For Late Night Eats In New York City - Updated 2021

late night eats in nyc

New York is a bustling city during the day, but at night, it never sleeps. There are so many occasions when you feel like having a late night eat. Maybe you are a shift worker, among a post-theater gathering, or a late night traveler; it will be very disappointing to go out through the city and find the closed tag, hanging by the corner of a restaurant you had in mind. Although many eateries stay open till, after 9 PM, there are others that operate till after midnight, preparing and serving sumptuous bites and drinks, check out these fantastic late nights eats in NYC, and never go to bed hungry.

1. Donburiya

Posted by Donburiya on Tuesday, 1 January 2019

Savor some delicious Japanese fare in this charming restaurant with intimate low lighting at night, small table and a long bar containing a wide selection of beer and drinks. The Japanese inspired menu is more of fast foods although it may take you some considerable amount of time to consume. Some of the must try out of the menu list include stir-fried beef, fresh raw tuna, ochazuke, grilled smelt, fish cakes with wasabi and tonkatsu. All the cuisines served here are fresh and authentic, and the restaurant is mostly filled with native Japanese who wish to stick to their healthy traditional dishes.


Address: 253 W 55th St, New York, NY 10019, USA

Website: Donburiya

Opening hours: Monday - Friday: 12 PM - 2:30 PM, 5:30 PM - 4 AM, Saturday: 5:30 PM - 4 AM, Sunday: 5:30 PM - 11 PM

Average price for two people: 11 - 30 USD

2. Shake Shack

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Step into this modern day roadside burger store that has been serving the community with its wholly natural offerings since 2004 and sitting in the heart of Midtown Manhattan’s West Side. Relax in the comfortable seat for their post or pre Shack fix show and enjoy your sumptuous dinner or lunch. The interior is vibrant with floor-to-ceiling windows, providing you with unobstructed views of the hypnotic neon lights, colors, and action. You shouldn’t miss the tasty crinkle fries, fresh-made frozen custard, griddled flat-top dogs and Angus beef burger, all freshly served or chose from the craft wine and beer.

Shake Shack

Address: 691 8th Ave, New York, NY 10036, USA

Website: Shake Shack

Opening hours: 10:30 AM - 12 AM

Average price for two people: 11 - 30 USD

3. The Penrose

Posted by The Penrose on Monday, 17 December 2018

Sitting in the serene heart of the Upper East Side is a delightful restaurant, serving Cork and American inspired cuisines and locally sourced drinks and crafted brews. Kick back in the vibrant dining area and savor some delicious sandwiches, burgers, and some comfort food small plates or relax in the bar section and order from the broad range of whiskey, beer and old fashioned cocktails. The environment of the restaurant can be best described as upscale but laid-back and is also a perfect dining destination for the mid-eighties.

The Penrose

Address: 1590 2nd Ave, New York, NY 10028, USA

Website: The Penrose

Opening hours: Monday - Friday: 11 AM - 4 AM, Saturday & Sunday: 9:30 AM - 4 AM

Average price for two people: 11 - 30 USD

4. Jongro BBQ

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Posted by Jongro BBQ on Thursday, 30 June 2016

The Jangro is probably the most patronized and famous Korean barbecue place in Korea-town Manhattan. Make it a date here with your friends and join another stream of young individuals lined up to get their share of large portions of tasty meats at affordable prices. The interior of this restaurant is tastefully decorated with Korean posters from the 80s, making it very attractive and also populated with Koreans that want to get a feel of their local eateries back home. All the meats served in this joint are ordered fresh, cut in the on-site butchery and prepared just the way you like it.

Jongro BBQ

Address: 22 W 32nd St Fl 2, New York, NY 10001, USA

Website: Jongro BBQ

Opening hours: Sunday - Thursday: 11:30 AM - 2 AM, Friday & Saturday: 11:30 AM - 4 AM

Average price for two people: 11 - 30 USD

5. P.J. Clarke's

Posted by Ray Cliffe on Sunday, 6 September 2015

Never sleep hungry with this iconic New York’s burger and beer saloon sitting opposite Dante Park, a walking distance from Lincoln Center. This restaurant offers the best beer and burger combination you won’t find elsewhere. Sit back in the dining area and enjoy the saloon’s great fare which is Cadillac, served with American cheese and double-smoked country bacon. You can also relax in the raw bar at the right corner from the entrance and savor some sizzling clams and local oysters.

P.J. Clarke's

Address: 915 Third Ave New York, NY 10022

Website: P.J. Clarke’s

Opening hours: Monday - Friday: 11:30 AM - 1 AM, Saturday & Sunday: 10 AM - 1 AM, bar open till 2 AM

Average price for two people: 11 - 30 USD

6. Via Carota

Cacio e pepe at Via Carota, West Village
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Have some sweet bites in this Italian restaurant, sparsely decorated but cozy and impressive with lots of exposed brick and wood. The owners, Jody Williams, and Rita Sodi delight their diners with a sizzling menu and owns two other restaurants including I Sodi in West Village and Buvette in Paris and New York. Sit in the cute and well-lit restaurant and enjoy some black kale with pork sausage, salt cod fritters, and many other spectacular dishes to feed your palate. This restaurant is dedicated to providing an upscale experience and foods with quality ingredients.

Via Carota

Address: 51 Grove St, New York, NY 10014, USA

Website: Via Carota

Opening hours: Sunday - Wednesday: 11 AM - 12 AM, Thursday-Saturday: 10 AM - 1 AM

Average price for two people: 31 - 60 USD

7. Le Sia

Posted by 乐虾 Le sia on Saturday, 27 January 2018

Have a unique culinary art experience in this much talk about and recommended the restaurant, serving tasty Beijing inspired street cuisines. This restaurant specializes in preparing sumptuous Chinese dishes with Cajun twist including an assortment of kebobs, seafood, and Chinese barbecue. The atmosphere is cozy, and the interior of the restaurant is rustic and striking. Settle in the wide dining area and try out some boiled lamb, braided peanuts, edamame, Chinese style salad and many more. You can’t help but always coming back for more once you try them out.

Le Sia

Address: 11 E 7th St, New York, NY 10003, USA

Website: Le Sia

Opening hours:Monday - Wednesday: 4:30 PM - 1 AM, Thursday & Friday: 4:30 PM - 2 AM, Saturday: 12 PM - 2 AM, Sunday: 12 PM - 12 AM

Average price for two people: 11 - 30 USD

8. Veselka

"A man should not so much respect what he eats, as with whom he eats." ~Michel de Montaigne. (Stroganoff is good...

Posted by Veselka :: Beceлкa on Thursday, 21 February 2019

Welcome to Vaselka, an old school eatery, serving quality and authentic Ukrainian dishes round the clock since 1954. They focus on cooking sizzling traditional Ukrainian food that will feed your palate. Don’t miss out on that beautiful looking borscht or pierogi which is one of the much-loved cuisines in Ukraine. Also try out so many other Ukrainian fares including kielbasa, potato pancakes, goulash and many more. Also, order some beers and wine from the bar menu or sit in the comfortable outdoor seating during the summer months.


Address: 144 2nd Ave, New York, NY 10003, USA

Website: Veselka

Opening hours: 24 hours

Average price for two people: 11 - 30 USD

9. Empellón Al Pastor

Posted by Empellón on Thursday, 4 January 2018

This restaurant in East Village presents you with a casual and cozy environment, and offer you sumptuous Mexican late night eats at affordable prices. You mustn’t miss the authentic, tasty tacos that go for only 5 USD, or the sizzling al pastor made with pineapple and pork. On the menu list, you will also find some famous Mexican foods including the guacamole and nachos all served fresh and delicious. Choose from the vast assortment of drinks in the bar including beer, mezcal, tequila, margaritas, and other top cocktails options.

Empellón Al Pastor

Address: 132 St Marks Pl, New York, NY 10009, USA

Website: Empellón Al Pastor

Opening hours: Monday - Thursday: 4 PM - 12 AM, Friday: 4 PM - 2 AM, Saturday: 1 PM - 2 AM, Sunday: 1 PM - 12 AM

Average price for two people: 11 - 30 USD

10. Peppa's Jerk Chicken

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Posted by Peppa's Jerk Chicken on Wednesday, 21 February 2018

Peppa’s Jerk Chicken Have a unique gastronomic experience in this cozy and comfortable restaurant whose mission is to provide fresh and quality food every day and outstanding customer service. Inside, you will find a mix of meat eaters and vegetarians who have come to savor from the restaurant’s extensive menu. The jerk chicken for which the eatery is known for is tender, spicy, charred, and just perfect. Other dishes worth trying out is the curry goats and different Caribbean cuisines. The long queue in this restaurant if for a good reason.

Peppa's Jerk Chicken

Address: 738 Flatbush Ave Brooklyn, NY 11226

Website: Peppa’s Jerk Chicken

Opening hours: 10 AM - 6 AM

Average price for two people: under 10 USD

Sizzling, hot late night food awaits you

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These restaurants not only stay up late to provide you with okay food, their offerings are also fresh and with high quality. Irrespective of why you feel some crunching hunger even after midnight, these NYC late night restaurants are here to help which makes everything quite interesting.

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