Best BYO Restaurants in NYC

March 1, 2017
by Zagat Staff

New York doesn't have as many BYO options at Chicago or Philadelphia, but there are a few spots here where you can bring your alcohol of choice and still get a great meal. 

Kuma Inn
Filipino · Lower East Side · $$
Food 4.3 · Decor 3.2 · Service 3.9

One of NYC's "best hidden gems" , this "unusual" Filipino-Thai accessed up a flight of LES stairs puts out an "avant-garde" small-plates menu "exploding with flavor" ; the "hole-in-the-wall" setup is "tight" and cash only, but the "price is right" and "BYO makes it even better."
Peking Duck House
Chinese · Chinatown · $$
Food 4.3 · Decor 3.4 · Service 3.7

With its "juicy" meat and "savory, crispy skin" , the signature Peking duck carved tableside is a "real treat" at these "old-fashioned" Chinese spots; decor and service may be somewhat "lacking" , but "wine lovers" applaud the BYO policy at the Chinatown location, which also received a facelift.
Spicy Village
Chinese · Lower East Side · $

The Spicy Big Tray Of Chicken at this Lower East Side Chinese spot can feed a few people for under $15. Casual service includes styrofoam plates and a BYOB policy.
Lui's Thai Food
Thai · East Village · $$

A mom-and-pop place in East Village, this Thai spot serves pad Thai, pad see-ew, and other staples in a casual space on 4th Street. It's BYOB.