There are endless amounts of delicious restaurants in NYC that you need to experience at least once in your life, however eating out in the city can definitely run up a pretty hefty tab even without drinks. Here to solve that issue is BYOB offerings! Scattered around the city you’ll find both sit-down and casual restaurants that allow their guests to BYOB. Some may charge a corkage fee, some may not, but either way bringing your own drinks is sure to keep your wallet safe once the check comes to the table. Here are 10 spots for BYOB dining in NYC.
1. Moko, East Village
Moko is a delicious BYOB omakase spot in the East Village. $65 gets you a 15-course omakase meal, including miso soup, 13 pieces of fresh nigiri, homemade strawberry ice cream for dessert, and complimentary tea with dinner.
Where: 138 2nd Ave.
When: Tuesday-Sunday 6p.m. – 10p.m.
2. Bird Dog, West Village
Bird Dog is a southern restaurant focused on hand made pasta. They offer three menu options–a Chef’s Tasting Menu, a 3 course Pre-Fixe Menu, or a Fried Chicken Dinner. They’re BYOB and the perfect spot for dog lovers (they have an entire gallery wall of dog portraits that are too cute to miss out on!).
Where: 525 Hudson St.
When: Monday-Thursday 4p.m. – 10p.m., Friday 4p.m. – 11p.m., Saturday 11a.m. – 11p.m., Sunday 11a.m. – 10p.m.
3. Wu’s Wonton King, Chinatown
Wu’s Wonton Kitchen is a relaxed and casual restaurant in Chinatown. Here you can order from an extensive menu of all your favorite classic Chinese dishes, including noodles, BBQ, and casseroles. Plus, their BYOB option allows you to pair your favorite dishes with whatever drink you’d like!
Where: 65 E Broadway
When: Monday-Sunday 10a.m. – 10p.m.
4. Tartine, West Village
This French restaurant in the West Village may not be the easiest spot to BYOB–it’s quite small and always seems to have a wait–however if you can snag a table it’s totally worth the visit! This quaint French bistro serves brunch, lunch, and dinner and their menu is full of delicious dishes such as Croque Madame, Mussels, and Escargot.
Where: 253 W 11th St.
When: Tuesday 5p.m. – 10:30p.m., Wednesday-Friday 11:30a.m. – 4p.m. & 5p.m. – 10:30p.m., Saturday 11a.m. – 4p.m. & 5p.m. – 10:30p.m., Sunday 11a.m. – 4p.m.
5. Sushi On Jones, Multiple Locations
Sushi on Jones is NYC’s first al fresco omakase bar. It offers a traditional 45-minute 12-piece tasting for $58 per person. Their flagship location is located in in The Bowery Market. From uni to toro to botan shrimp, they serve only the best cuts from the freshest fish and wagyu.
Where: LES – 217 Eldridge / West Village – 210 West 10th St. / Hell’s Kitchen – 600 11th Ave. / Bowery Market – 348 Bowery St.
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6. Wondee Siam, Hell’s Kitchen
Wondee Siam is a delicious Hell’s Kitchen Asian & Thai food restaurant serving up all the classics. Their Pad Thai and Thai Fried Rice are absolute must-tries, and you can’t miss out on their delicious Thai iced tea!
Where: 792 9th Ave.
When: Monday-Sunday 11:30a.m. – 3:30p.m. & 4:30p.m. – 10p.m.
7. Eleven B, East Village
Eleven B is one of the most popular pizza spots in New York due to its fresh offerings and classic pizzas, and they’re especially known for their white pizza. There’s a wine and liquor store right next door making it super easy to BYOB and BYOW, however they do charge a corkage fee for wine.
Where: 174 Avenue B
When: Sunday-Thursday 12p.m. – 10:30p.m., Friday-Saturday 12p.m. – 11:30p.m.
8. Lucali Brooklyn, Carroll Gardens
Lucali Brooklyn serves up the most delicious bites such as pizza alongside a selection of calzones. Some of their toppings include pepperoni, mushrooms, artichoke hearts, and hot peppers. They’re BYOB and cash only, and they don’t take reservations so they recommend showing up at 4p.m. to put your name on the waitlist.
Where: 575 Henry St.
When: Wednesday-Monday, 5p.m. – 11p.m.
9. Nicandra’s, Ridgewood
This BYOB restaurant in Brooklyn offers diners fresh pasta made in-house daily, though they pride themselves on being nontraditional and unique regardless of the fact that pasta is seen is traditionally Italian. They also have a ton of delicious starters, including Espresso Glazed Pork Ribs and Charred Broccolini.
Where: 264 Irving Ave.
When: Wednesday-Monday 6p.m. – 10p.m.
10. Astoria Seafood, Long Island City
If you want fresh seafood in a super casual setting, Astoria Seafood is the place to go. This seafood market allows you to choose from their seafood on display and tell the staff exactly how you’d like it cooked. This spot is super popular, so you may have to wait a little bit for a table, but you can’t ignore the quality of the food and the BYOB perk.
Where: 3710 33rd St.
When: Tuesday-Saturday 12p.m. – 9p.m.