With a culinary scene as legendary as New York City’s, it can be difficult to choose from the wealth of available options. Our New York City personal injury lawyers think too many choices is one of those good problems, and we love trying new restaurants in Soho and returning to old favorites. We recommend checking out the following places if you’re looking for a great place to eat in this trendy neighborhood:
Despaña is a Spanish grocery store, wine shop, and tapas restaurant all wrapped into one. You can stop in here for fresh ingredients for creating your own delicious meals, pick up a bottle of premium wine, or dine in at the small eatery in the back. We’ve done all three here, and the quality is consistently excellent across the board. But unless you’re a top-notch chef, you’ll likely have trouble matching the delicious food served here.
Some of our favorite dishes that we recommend trying at Despaña include:
- Pescador bocadillo – Piquillo peppers and white tuna topped with white anchovies and aioli spread
- Pulpo a la Gallega tapas – Octopus and mashed potatoes with olive oil and pimenton
- Tortilla picante – Tortilla stuffed with Basque hot peppers and aioli
- Chestnut flauta – Chestnut cream, Salchichon sausage, goat cheese, and piquillo peppers
- Campera salad – Romaine lettuce, Serrano ham, Cantimpalo chorizo, cheese, onions, and grape tomatoes
We’re big fans of fusion restaurants – we think there’s nothing more American than combining cuisines from distant parts of the world to create something new of your own. BoCaphe does this very well with their fusion of French and Vietnamese food. The presentation and ambiance are also top-notch here, making a great location for a family dinner or romantic date night.
We’ve enjoyed the following dishes at BoCaphe:
- Shishito peppers
- Chick ginger spring roll
- Classic pho noodle soup
- Green papaya chicken salad
- Chicken French Provencale bo bun
- Caramelized grass-fed beef bao bun
Galli serves excellent Italian food in a trendy atmosphere in Soho. There’s always good music here, but not overbearing to the point where you can’t hear the conversation with your dinner partners. The exposed brick interior and dim lighting also make for a relaxing atmosphere for good food, good wine, and good conversation.
When we visit Galli, we like ordering some of the following items:
- Gnocchi D’autunno
- Tuna tartare
- Chicken Francese
- Veal Saltimbocca
- Chicken Marsala
- Grilled Salmon
Mission Ceviche offers a wide range of traditional Peruvian food, which far eclipses the classic ceviche in their namesake. However, the ceviche here is truly legendary and considered by many to be the best in the city. If you’re looking to broaden your horizons and try some authentic food from Peru, this is one of the best choices in New York City.
Some of our favorite dishes here include:
- Seafood mixto ceviche bowl
- Beef rice bowl
- Octopus causa
- Quinoa & avocado salad
- Seafood with rice
Balthazar is a fine dining gem in Soho which offers excellent French cuisine for all meals of the day, beginning at 7:30 am and ending at midnight. The ambiance and service here also match the premium quality of the dishes served. If you’re looking to splurge on a nice dinner or brunch, you can’t go wrong with Balthazar.
Some favorites that we keep returning to when we visit here include:
- Peconic Bay scallop risotto
- Warm goat cheese and caramelized onion tart
- Pan-roasted Cape Cod Merlu
- Duck confit
- Steak au poivre
- Homemade pappardelle