Best Neighborhood Restaurants

Introducing Tasting Table's Neighborhood Gems

If you're getting this email you know we like the "it" restaurants, the dazzling new openings from chefs we follow, the novel newcomer of the week.

But sometimes, if we're being honest, where we want to eat most is that trusty old standby, the never-changing Neighborhood Gem.

These are the spots that only the locals know: the unsung heroes of comfort, coziness and warm welcomes. Where you know what to expect and always feel like you're at home–a home where the food's better, somebody else does the dishes and nobody's thinking about the latest culinary trends.

From what you tell us, it's how you like to eat, too. Through the end of the year, we'll be shedding light on five Neighborhood Gems in each of our five city editions.  

In each of our cities, these are the places you'd find us on a Tuesday night–getting nigiri in San Francisco's Outer Richmond, bellying up for big bowls of pasta in Brooklyn's Clinton Hill or downing soulful tacos in L.A.'s Echo Park.

We've got our favorites. Now you tell us yours. Nominate the most treasured off-the-beaten-path restaurants in your neighborhood.

We'll put together a list of all the out-of-the-way places we all love. You can come hang out in our neighborhood. Who knows? Maybe you'll become a regular, too.