What do you do when New Yorkers recommend some restaurants, clubs, hotel and other fine places over and over again? Why make a list, of course, and get the word out. Which is precisely what our A List is all about. It’s a compilation of the places people keep recommending because these favorites deserve their consistent popularity. So go on and Enjoy! And if your faves aren’t on the list, why not start making your own recommendations whenever people ask. You may be nominating a future A List pick.

Pizza Places
Co., Chelsea, 230 Ninth Ave.
Lombardi’s, SoHo, 32 Spring St.
Grimaldi’s, under the Brooklyn Bridge, 19 Old Fulton St.
John’s, 278 Bleecker St between 6th and 7th Ave (or W. 44th St between 7th and 8th Ave)

Katz’s Deli, Lower East Side, 205 E. Houston St.
Carnegie Deli, Midtown, 854 7th Ave. near 55th St.

Italian Restaurants
Ballato’s, SoHo/Little Italy, 55 E. Houston St..
Becco, Midtown, 355 W. 46th St between 8th & 9th Ave.
Max, 51 Ave. B between 3rd and 4th St.
Supper, 156 E. 2nd St between Ave A and B

“Ethnic” Restaurants
Meskerem, Midtown/Hells Kitchen, 468 W. 47th St. between 9th & 10th Ave., Ethiopian food
La Caridad, 2199 Broadway at 78th St, Cuban/Chinese/Caribbean food
Pongsri Thai Restaurant, Chinatown, 106 Bayard St.
Sushi Samba 7, SoHo, 87 7th Ave. South, Brazilian/Japanese/Latin/American
Sushi Zen, 108 W. 44th St between 6th Ave and Broadway

Restaurants for Kids
Mars 2112, Midtown, 1633 Broadway at 51st.
Chat n Chew, Union Square area, 10 E. 16th St.
Peanut Butter and Co., Greenwich Village, 240 Sullivan St.
Cowgirl, 519 Hudson St at 10th St.
Milon Restaurant, 93 First Ave between 5th and 6th St.

Seafood Restaurants
Blue Water Grill, Union Square area, 31 Union Sq. West
Fresh, Lower Manhattan, 105 Reade St.
Redeye Grill, Midtown, 890 7th Ave. at 56th St.

Steak Restaurants
Peter Luger’s, Williamsburg, Brooklyn, 178 Broadway, right over the W’burg Bridge
Dylan Prime, Tribeca, 62 Laight St
STK, Meatpacking District, 26 Little West 12th St.
Keen’s Chophouse, Midtown, 72 W. 36th St.

Special Occasion/Formal
One if by Land, Two if by Sea, Greenwich Village, 17 Barrow St.
River Cafe, under the Brooklyn Bridge on Brooklyn’s waterfront, 1 Water St.
Le Bernardin, Midtown, 155 W. 51st St.
Four Seasons, East Midtown, 99 E. 52nd St.

Restaurants for Brunch
Teddy’s Bar & Grill, Williamsburg, 96 Berry St. at N. 8th (L train to Bedford)
Sarabeth’s, Midtown, 40 Central Park South
Copeland’s, Harlem, Gospel Sunday brunch buffet, 547 W. 145th St.
Commerce Restaurant, West Village, 50 Commerce St.

Vegetarian Restaurants
Spring Street Natural Restaurant, 62 Spring St, SoHo
Red Bamboo, West Village, 140 W. 4th St.

Other Popular Restaurants
Central Park Boathouse, in Central Park
Sacred Chow, Vegan restaurant, 522 Hudson St. between 10th St. and Charles St.
Cafe Noir, SoHo, 32 Grand St.
Tocqueville, Union Square, 15 E. 15th St.
The Stanton Social, Lower East Side, 99 Stanton St
Balthazar, SoHo, 80 Spring St.
Supper, East Village, 156 E. Second St.
Freeman’s, Lower East Side, End of Freeman Alley off Rivington, between Chrystie and Bowery

Jazz Clubs
Arthur’s Tavern, Greenwich Village, 57 Grove St.
Smoke, Upper West Side, 2751 Broadway at 107th St.
Birdland, Midtown, 315 W. 44th St.

Max Fish, Lower East Side, 178 Ludlow St.
Old Town Bar, 45 E. 18th St.
Spring Lounge, SoHo, 48 Spring St.
Jimmy’s Corner, 140 W. 44th St, near Broadway
Tortilla Flats, 767 Washington St, corner of W. 12th.
Bar at the Standard Hotel, or Standard Grill, Meatpacking District, 848 Washington St

Sin Sin, 85 Second Ave between 4th and 5th St.
Aer, 409 W. 13th St, near 9th Ave.
Lotus, 409 W. 14th St.

Mid-Priced Hotels
Best Western President Hotel, Midtown, 234 W. 48th St.,
Radisson Lexington Hotel, Midtown East, 511 Lexington Ave.
La Quinta Manhattan, 17 W. 32nd St, Midtown.
Jack and Judy’s Bed and Breakfast, 130 W. 81st St.

High-End Hotels
SoHo Grand, SoHo, 310 West Broadway at Grand St.
W Hotel Times Square, Midtown, 1567 Broadway at 47th St.
Marriott Marquis, Midtown, 1535 Broadway

Budget Hotels
American Dream Hostel, Midtown East, 277 Lexington Ave.
Herald Square Hotel, Midtown, 19 W. 31st St.
Chelsea Inn, Chelsea, 46 W. 17th St.
Bubba and Bean Lodges, 1598 Lexington Ave between 101st and 102nd St

What do you do when you’re not a New Yorker but want to pretend you are for a week or so? Rent New York timeshares. These apartment-like settings are located nearly everywhere – even coveted Manhattan. Invite friends for a get together over drinks and snacks you make in your kitchen or relax on the patio overlooking the city.