The bar at Keens Steakhouse. Photo courtesy of Keens Steakhouse

The ClassicsNew York

The Resy Guide to New York’s Classic Restaurants


You couldn’t tell the story of New York without its restaurants. Tightly woven into the fabric of the city, these classic venues are the living remnants and keepers of time-honed traditions and tales, detailing immigration patterns, culinary tendencies, social happenings, and so much more.

From Prohibition-era speakeasies and Chinese eateries to Jewish delicatessens and chophouses, here are the bastions of old New York.