Pride March refreshments: food and drink for every block

Watching the Gay Pride March can be hot and exhausting. Here's where you can fuel up (on food or booze) on every block along the route.

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The NYC Pride March is one of the city's most exciting annual spectacles—it's also incredibly long and the Gay Pride celebrations usually happen on one of the hottest weekends of the summer, so you'd be wise to take some food and drink breaks. Whether you're looking for a quick drink, a sweet treat or a classy Gay Pride date spot, we've got you covered at these restaurants and bars, all a quick walk from all the Pride action on Fifth Avenue.


The Morgan Dining Room

Try the eggs Benedict with Virginia ham and truffled hollandaise at this elegant museum eatery.

  1. 225 Madison Ave, (at 36th St)
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Franchia

  • Price band: 1/4

Though the green-and-white space feels slightly sterile, indulgent eats like crisp tofu in sweet-and-sour sauce feel downright homey.

  1. 12 Park Ave, (between 34th and 35th Sts), 10016-43
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Stout

Sample 142 beers and devour oysters, or pub grub like shepherd’s pie and fish-and-chips.

  1. 133 W 33rd St, (between Sixth and Seventh Aves)
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Mandoo Bar

  • Price band: 1/4
  • Critics choice

This wood-wrapped industrial-style spot elevates mandoo, Korean dumplings, above mere appetizer status.

  1. 2 W 32nd St, (between Fifth Ave and Broadway), 10001-38
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Ayza Café and Wine Bar

Come to this small spot for European eats—from panini to filet mignon—a hefty international wine list and patio seating.

  1. 11 W 31st St, (between Fifth Ave and Broadway)
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Ravagh Persian Grill

Persian dishes make you feel healthier just by looking at them.

  1. 11 E 30th St, (between Fifth and Madison Aves)
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Resto

  • Critics choice

Belgian cuisine had its New York moment a few years back, but this pubby restaurant signals a revival.

  1. 111 E 29th St, (between Park and Lexington Aves)
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Pranna

  • Rated as: 2/5

Most of the sleek venue’s generous square footage is devoted to bar areas where patrons linger over small plates and exotic mixed drinks.

  1. 79 Madison Ave, (at 28th St)
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Waldy’s Woodfired Pizza and Penne

After receiving heaps of praise for his thin-crust pizzas at Beacon, chef Waldy Malouf opened this 15-seat pizza parlor to properly showcase his beloved pies.

  1. 800 Sixth Ave, (between 27th and 28th Sts)
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Hog Pit New York City

Brother-and-sister team Damon and Felisa Dell move their barbecue joint to a new home, where patrons can continue to enjoy Southern comfort food in large portions.

  1. 27B W 26th St, (between Broadway and Sixth Ave)
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Hill Country Chicken

  • Price band: 1/4

This cafeteria-style joint puts a corporate spin on the fried chicken trend.

  1. 1123 Broadway, (at 25th St)
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Eleven Madison Park

  • Price band: 4/4
  • Critics choice

Eat Out Award–winning chef Daniel Humm mans the kitchen at Danny Meyer’s vast Art Deco jewel.

  1. 11 Madison Ave, (at 24th St), 10010
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Shake Shack

  • Price band: 1/4
  • Critics choice

Frozen-custard shakes hit the spot, and there’s beer and wine to boot. It’s worth waiting in line for, if you ask us.

  1. Madison Square Park, 23rd St, (at Madison Ave)
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Tamarind

  • Critics choice

Fusion reigns at this bright, modern Flatiron restaurant:

  1. 41 E 22nd St, (between Broadway and Park Ave South), 10010-53
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Markt

This popular Belgian bar and restaurant offers a fine selection of brews.

  1. 676 Sixth Ave, (at 21st St)
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Boxers NYC

  • Price band: 1/4

Pool tables, plasma-screen TVs and pizza give this gay sports bar a sexy-athlete vibe.

  1. 37 W 20th St, (between Fifth and Sixth Aves)
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City Crab and Seafood Company

The menu includes everything that scuttles—you’ll find an alluring (seasonal) list of stone, soft-shell, Dungeness, king and blue crabs.

  1. 235 Park Ave South , (at 19th St), 10003
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City Bakery

  • Price band: 1/4
  • Critics choice

Justly famous for its rich hot chocolate, the bustling joint also offers tot-pleasing savories like chicken wings and mac and cheese.

  1. 3 W 18th St, (between Fifth and Sixth Aves), 10003
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Splash Bar

Everything at this dance bar is big and vivid: carb-free, pectoralicious bartenders; mirrors at every angle; and a full arsenal of body-rockin’ beats.

  1. 50 W 17th St, (between Fifth and Sixth Aves), 10011
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Republic

  • Price band: 1/4

After 12 years, this Pan-Asian hot spot, off Union Square, is still packing ‘em in to their sleek, blond, communal tables.

  1. 37 Union Sq West, (between 16th and 17th Sts), 10003
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Mesa Grill

  • Price band: 4/4

Jacked-up Southwestern dishes routinely appear on menus around the city, but the party started here when chef Bobby Flay opened this soaring dining room in 1991.

  1. 102 Fifth Ave, (between 15th and 16th Sts), 10011
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Good Stuff Diner

A retro-style diner brings round-the-clock sustenance to the Village.

  1. 109 W 14th St, (between Sixth and Seventh Aves)
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Vapiano

This contemporary bi-level restaurant offers Italian standards like pizza, panini and pasta.

  1. 113 University Pl, (at 13th St)
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Jack

  • Price band: 1/4

A Village offshoot of the South Street Seaport’s Bridge Café, Jack is a diner—the burger is coyly called a “croque Americaine”—masquerading as a sultry French restaurant.

  1. 80 University Pl, (at 11th St)
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Amorino

  • Price band: 1/4

Ice cream "petals" fashioned into rose blooms are the signature of this Italian gelateria.

  1. 60 University Pl, (at 10th St), 10003
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Arte Restaurant

This East Village restaurant offers Northern Italian cuisine in a comfortable setting, which includes fireplaces and a garden.

  1. 21 East 9th Street, 10003
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Otto Enoteca Pizzeria

  • Critics choice

The wine bar at Mario Batali’s hugely popular pizzeria is an attraction in its own right.

  1. 1 Fifth Ave, (at 8th St), 10003-43
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North Square

Nearly everything here is grilled or pan-roasted—and that simple formula works brilliantly.

  1. 103 Waverly Pl, Washington Square Hotel, (at MacDougal St), 10011
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Gray’s Papaya

  • Price band: 1/4

This mini-chain has long ruled the area’s tropical-drink-and-hot-dog market, with crispy-skinned all-beef Sabretts for a price that can't be beat.

  1. 402 Sixth Ave, (at 8th St)
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MoMo Caffe

  • Price band: 1/4

Get pastries and organic coffee in the morning or pastas and panini later on at this all-day Italian cafe.

  1. 50 W 10th St, (between Greenwich Ave and Waverly Pl), 10011
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The Stonewall Inn

Drink at one of two bars, or shake your groove thing on the dance floor upstairs at the birthplace of gay liberation.

  1. 53 Christopher St, (between Seventh Ave South and Waverly Pl ), 10014
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Boots and Saddle

  • Price band: 1/4

This old-school, Christopher Street dive has karaoke, DJs, go-go dancers and 30 kinds of bottled beer.

  1. 76 Christopher St, (between Seventh Ave South and Bleecker St)
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Moustache

  • Price band: 1/4

This beloved cheap-eats haven serves some of the city’s best Middle Eastern food.

  1. 90 Bedford St, (between Barrow and Grove Sts), 10009
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Cowgirl

Round up a posse and head to this rodeo of a restaurant for tasty, festive Southwestern fare.

  1. 519 Hudson St, (at 10th St), 10014
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Rockbar

This reincarnated Christopher Street watering hole has a queer rock & roll theme, with frequent special events and a lively local crowd.

  1. 185 Christopher St, (at West St)
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