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Published February 20, 2024

25 BYOB Restaurants in New York

The ultimate list of NYC restaurants that let you bring your own bottle. 🍽🍷

by New York Bucket List


New York is world-renowned for its food and drink scene, and while we love a good wine list or cocktail menu, sometimes you just want to wash your favorite pasta down with your favorite bottle of red. Whether you’re looking to save on booze or want the perfect meal to pair with that bottle you've been saving, this list features the best restaurants in New York that invite you to bring your own bottle.

The Ultimate List of BYOB Restaurants in New York

Italian BYOB Restaurants in NYC

Lucali BK (Carroll Gardens)
Historic Brooklyn eatery serving thin-crust pizzas and calzones in a rustic, stylish setting.

Piccola Strada (East Village)
Old World Italian spot in the East Village offering classic dishes like ossobuco and penne a la vodka.

Paesano's of Mulberry Street (Little Italy)
A rustic, comfortable spot in the heart of Little Italy with an expansive menu.

Song'E Napule (West Village, Upper West Side)
Authentic pizza and pasta in a fresh, lively environment with locations in the West Village and the Upper East Side.

Rubirosa (Nolita)
A cozy spot in Nolita featuring a standout tie-dye pizza, plus classic Italian apps, paninis, pasta, and more.

Risotteria Melotti (East Village)
A family-owned Italian spot focusing on rice dishes like risotto and rice-based polenta.

Emporio (SoHo)
A rustic Roman-style trattoria with wood-fired pizzas and traditional Roman entrees in a relaxed setting.

Andrew Bellucci's Pizzeria (Astoria)
A famed pizza place specializing in classic NYC pies and slices, traditional pasta dishes and sandwiches. Home of the clam pie!


Mediterranean BYOB Restaurants in New York

Aba Turkish (Midtown West)
A warm and comfortable spot featuring an extensive menu of traditional Turkish and Mediterranean dishes with an outdoor patio.

Agora (Upper East Side)
A welcoming UES eatery offering Turkish kebabs, desserts, and drinks. BYOB is welcome Tuesday through Thursday.

Rothschild TLV (Upper East Side)
A sophisticated Tel Aviv-inspired restaurant with elevated small plates, mains, and desserts.

Hamido Seafood (Astoria)
Mediterranean seafood spot where you choose your main course from a fish counter before being seated and served.


Mexican BYOB Spots in NYC

Ponche Taqueria & Cantina (Hell's Kitchen)
A contemporary Mexican restaurant located in the heart of Hell's Kitchen serving up a variety of Mexican cuisine.

Tortilleria Los Hermanos (Bushwick)
A tortilla factory in Brooklyn serving fresh tacos, tostadas, and more.


Indian BYOB Restaurants in NYC

Atithi (Williamsburg)
A happy Indian spot in Williamsburg with traditional recipes passed down from generation to generation.

Gazab (Lower East Side)
A refreshing new take on classic Indian dishes with lots of vegan options.

Panna II (East Village)
A colorful, cash-only Indian spot popular for its BYOB policy and over-the-top string lights.

Tikka (Williamsburg, Park Slope, Astoria, Kew Gardens)
A casual spot serving Indian classics with a cozy outdoor patio at the Kew Gardens location.


French BYOB Restaurants in NYC

Tartine (West Village)
A cute and cozy French bistro with outdoor seating and a menu full of French classics.

La Sirène (SoHo, Upper West Side)
A quaint French spot offering traditional dishes like foie gras, escargots, French onion soup, cassoulet, and more.

Bliss 46 Bistro (Astoria)
A warm and understated bistro with surprisingly affordable French fare from coq au vin to omelettes florentine.


Chinese, Japanese, and Thai BYOB Restaurants in NYC

Bund on Broadway (Astoria)
Longstanding dumpling spot serving hand-pulled noodles, dim sum, and soup dumplings.

One Two Thai (Murray Hill)
A casual spot for Thai with a pretty outdoor patio serving curries, noodle dishes, and desserts.

Sushi on Jones (West Village, Lower East Side, Williamsburg)
Affordable sushi bar offering 12-course omakase sets in 45-minute reservations.

Wondee Siam (Midtown West)
A hidden gem in Midtown serving authentic country-style Thai food. Make sure to ask about their secret menu. 👀

Wu's Wonton King (Lower East Side)
An expansive menu of Chinese Noodles, BBQ, and casseroles is served up in a relaxed, modest space.

Sake Kawa (Astoria)
A sushi, ramen, and omakase spot nestled in the heart of Astoria. Don't miss the mochi ice cream!


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