New York City is the city that never sleeps, but don’t take this phrase literally, especially if you happen to be out late and looking for a good bite to eat. Here are a few of the best after-hours restaurants in New York City, with most open later than 11 p.m.

The Taco Shop

Taco sampler at The Taco Shop

Taco sampler at The Taco Shop

166 W 4th St.
New York, NY 10014

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The Taco Shop is home to the some of the best post-Mexican cuisine in New York. If you miss the happy hour, not to worry — it’s open until 12 a.m. daily. All tacos will run you around $3.50 each and are served up with delicious onions and cilantro. Be sure to check out their sweets menu, which consists of mouthwatering favorites, like the chocolate tamale with vanilla ice cream.

675 8th Ave.
New York, NY 10036
(212) 247-8991

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This open late Thai restaurant is nested in Times Square, minutes from the Port Authority Bus Terminal and great if you crave authentic Thai cuisine. The minimalist, chandelier-lit, all-white decor of the restaurant may have you question if there’s a dress code, but not to worry since this restaurant is perfect for all occasions. If you’re looking for a nice lunch restaurant or a late night bite after an event, Qi has delicious options: a dinner, delicious dessert and even a secret Thai menu.

2 Bros Pizza  

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Photo Credit: Thinkstock

601 6th Ave.
New York, NY 10011
(646) 861-1187

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There is nothing more satisfying than indulging in a cheap slice of cheesy picture after a long night out on the town or at a show. If you want good, fresh pizza that will hold you over, but won’t break the bank, then look no further than 2 Bros Pizza. You can find them all over the city — with locations in Manhattan, Brooklyn and the Bronx. They’re right there when you need them.


(credit: Beautique)

(credit: Beautique)

8 W 58th St.
New York, NY 10019

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On any given night you could maybe run into stars like Mick Jagger or Jennifer Lopez at this open late restaurant. If you’re seeking a romantic, chic, Coco-Chanelesque setting serving up French-American cuisine, look no further than Beautique. At Beautique, you can wine, dine and play until 12 a.m. This restaurant is only steps from The Plaza Hotel, Fifth Avenue and nearby venues: Museum of Modern Art, Lincoln Center, the Paris Theatre and Carnegie Hall.

The Malibu Diner 

(file photo credit: James And James/Getty Images)

(file photo credit: James And James/Getty Images)

163 W 23rd St.
New York, NY 10011
(212) 691-1369

This ‘open late’ restaurant is the epitome of “the city that never that never sleeps” because this restaurant never sleeps! Located in Chelsea, the Malibu Diner is where you can get pretty much anything you want 24 hours per day. This restaurant/diner is a local favorite servicing up traditional American dishes in a friendly, in-your-face New York atmosphere.