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NYC's 5 Best Buffets

January 27, 2017 - by Chelsey Grasso
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If you’re looking for a special way to celebrate, be it for a birthday, an engagement, or a friend visiting the city, a buffet is always a winning idea. Rounded up below are five of New York City’s best buffets, and they range from breakfast deals and dim sum offerings to endless pasta and a full-blown Brazilian steakhouse experience. No matter what type of setting you’re looking for, there’s bound to be one below that will fit the bill.

Best of NYC Buffets: Becco (Hell’s Kitchen) 


There’s only way to order when you find yourself at Becco for either lunch or dinner: Sinfonia Di Paste. What is it, you ask? Only their renowned, unlimited table side service of Executive Chef William Gallagher’s three daily pasta preparations. It’s fresh (handmade noodles!), it won’t break the bank ($19.95/lunch & $24.95/dinner), and it’s been known to include mouth-watering dishes such as cheese-covered gnocchi, clam sauce pastas, and stuffed ravioli. 355 W. 46th St., 212-397-7597,

Best of NYC Buffets: Spirit Cruises (Chelsea)

Spirit Cruises

What’s better than a buffet? A buffet on a cruise, naturally—and Spirit Cruises offers exactly that. Whether you decide to partake in a dinner, lunch, or brunch cruise, the menu awaiting you will be just as impressive as the breathtaking views you’ll be taking in while aboard one of Spirit Cruises’ memorable yachts. With cruises starting at the base price of $99.90, this is an offer that you don’t want to miss. Menu items include organic salads, as well as beef, fish, and chicken entrée selections. Pier 62, Chelsea Piers, W. 23rd St., 866-433-9283,

Best of NYC Buffets: Nom Wah Tea Parlor (Chinatown)

Nom Wah Tea Parlor

If you’re with a group of 10 or more people, you can help yourself to a dim sum all-you-can-eat dining experience at Nom Wah Tea Parlor. There’s no limit to how many refills you can get on ten of Nom Wah’s most beloved dim sum dishes, and to top it all off, the beer and wine are also bottomless. Make sure you make reservations in advance, as this deal is unadvertised and seats are limited. This deal is $55/person (with alcohol) or $45/person, and needless to say, it’s totally worth it. Additional location in Nolita. 13 Doyers St., 212-962-6047,

Best of NYC Buffets: Heartland Brewery (Midtown West)

Heartland Brewery

Breakfast is the most important meal of the day, and Heartland Brewery’s Empire State Building location is now offering a Breakfast Buffet for an affordable $15.95/person. Open seven days a week, between 8AM and 11AM, patrons can enjoy as much of the following as they so please: scrambled eggs, homemade French toast, buttermilk pancakes, home fries (caramelized peppers & onion), bacon, sausage links, fruit salad (melon, pineapple, berries & mint), toast, cereal, and yogurt. Additional locations in Midtown West. Empire State Building, 350 5th Ave., 212-563-3433,

Best of NYC Buffets: Fogo de Chão Brazilian Steakhouse (Midtown West)

Fogo de Chao

Meat-lovers, make sure you experience the Full Churrasco Experience at Fogo de Chão Brazilian Steakhouse at least once in your lifetime. Lunch costs $39.95/person and dinner costs $62.95/person, but considering that you’ll get to eat your fill of fire roasted steak (sirloin, rib eye, ribs, and tenderloin), chicken, lamb, and pork, it’s actually quite the deal. To top it all off, you’re allowed unlimited visits to the Market Table (Black Pepper Candied bacon, Apple Salad, Roasted Butternut Squash Salad, etc.) and Feijoada Bar. 40 W. 53rd St., 212-969-9980,

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