Hidden Gems

Sure, there are those restaurants in the city that everybody knows about and will wait months to get a reservation for. And then there are your local neighborhood spots that you frequent for a good cheap eat. But if you are looking to expand your horizons, we've got some of Manhattan's most delicious and underrated spots for you to try out!

Brabant Belgian Brasserie: (Say that five times fast!) This Belgian restaurant was welcomed to Midtown early this year, and with well-known BXL around the corner, it has sadly been overlooked. But if you're looking for Belgian fare or just a good meal, this is such a great spot. Each dish is abundant, heavenly, and savory. The waitstaff kindly helps you pair your meal with a flavorful Belgian beer from their extensive menu featuring 50+ Belgian brews. Top off your meal with a selection of desserts, which are well worth both the money and the extra calories. You're welcome!

New Eats in the City

316 East 53rd Street 212-510-8588

A new Belgian restaurant just opened with Executive Chef Armand Vanderstigchel running the show. They are serving traditional food and Belgian beer to wash it down. The brasserie also offer a prix-fixe Brunch for $16.95 that is served with a basket of homemade baked goods, coffee or tea, and bloody mary, mimosa, bellini, screwdriver or OJ that's fresh squeezed, of course.

151 Rivington Street New York, New York

110 Reade Street 212-267-3777