Things We Like: The Hidden Gems of NYC's Restaurant Scene

Langham Place concierge Eugenia Primis guides us to some of the best New York City restaurants that are well off the beaten path—from Astoria to the Lower East Side.

Yes, New York City is known for its world-class dining scene, with many popular Midtown Manhattan restaurants booking reservations months (yes, months) in advance, however, the city is also home to a number of low-key eateries tucked away a little farther south on the island, as well as in up-and-coming neighborhoods in Queens—the city’s second most populous borough.

To get the inside line on some of the best hidden gem restaurants in the city, our friends over at IN New York magazine interviewed Eugenia Primis. She's a personal assistant at Langham Place, a luxury hotel on Fifth Avenue, and has been a New Yorker for the past 10 years and a concierge for two years. Here she dishes out her secret go-to restaurants: Hidden Gem Restaurants in New York City.