Hal Rubenstein's Pick
- La Bottega
88 Ninth Avenue, 212-243-8400
When you feel like slurping pasta after midnight in a hip-but-cozy hangout that won’t hang you out to dry.
Adam Platt's Pick
80 Spring Street, 212-965-1414
The best boudin noir in town after midnight.
Robin Raisfeld's Pick
- Schiller's Liquor Bar
131 Rivington Street, 212-260-4555
You’ll have to go very late indeed for a decent shot at snagging that corner table and a great 2 a.m. Welsh rarebit.
Rob Patronite's Pick
- Rai Rai Ken
116 East 27th Street, 212-447-7733
Tremendous bowls of steaming ramen bailed out of great cauldrons till 2:30 a.m.
Best Late-Night Dining
From the 2004 Best of New York issue of New York Magazine
So what exactly does “best” mean in a city with thousands of pizza joints, hundreds of celebrity masseuses, and museum-worthy concept shops on every corner? Well, in the case of this, our annual “Best of New York” roundup, there’s a heavy emphasis on what’s new or what has somehow remained virtually unheard of (until now, of course).