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Katz’s Delicatessen
205 E. Houston St.
212-254-2246
www.katzsdelicatessen.com

You can make like a tourist and recreate the orgasm in When Harry Met Sally. Or, you could simply enjoy the heaping portions in the city’s oldest and best-known Jewish deli.

Rocking Horse Café
182 Eighth Ave.
212-463-9511
www.rockinghorsecafe.com

Enjoy upscale Tex-Mex beautifully presented deep in the heart of Chelsea.

Elmo
156 Seventh Ave.
212-337-8000
www.elmorestaurant.com

Cavernous and loud, this Chelsea hotspot is packed nightly with gay men and young straight couples. It’s an only-in-New York scene.

Totto Ramen

366 W. 52nd St.
212-582-0052
www.tottoramen.com

Here’s they’re a staple of college students on a budget, but cooking ramen noodles is considered an art form in their native land, and this is widely considered the best outside of Japan, which is why lines spill out into the sidewalk daily.

Veselka
144 Second Ave.
212-228-9682
www.veselka.com

At one time, the East Village contained a large Ukrainian population. Most are gone, but their cuisine remains popular, nowhere more so than at this cavernous coffee shop.

Vynl
756 Ninth Ave.
212-974-2003
www.vynl-nyc.com

Order from old LP album covers, laugh at the Barbie-and-Ken figurines of rock legends, and choose romone of three singer’s bathrooms.

V{iv}
717 Ninth Ave.
212-581-5999
www.vivnyc.com

The ultra gay-friendly owner has staffed her popular Thai hangout with gay men and their friends. The food, a standout among the Thai restaurants that have overtaken Hell’s Kitchen, and the cool vibe keep it packed nightly.