Grab a midnight (or later) snack at these eateries.
Sun Jan 9 2011
A Fan Ti
Late-nighters with stomachs of steel chow down on unlikely animal parts (including lamb testicles and eyeballs) spiked with Szechuan pepper at this no-frills Chinese eatery. 136-80 41st Ave at 37th St, Flushing, Queens (718-358-7925). Daily 11am--1am (last order midnight).
Foosball and Pac-Man plus French toast, bacon and shakes equal late-night munchies bliss. 138 Smith St between Bergen and Dean Sts, Cobble Hill, Brooklyn (718-858-0556, apt138.com). Mon--Thu, Sun 9am--midnight; Fri, Sat 9am--2am.
Black Iron Burger Shop
Everyone knows burgers taste best late at night—though these dripping patties are pretty awesome all the time. 540 E 5th St between Aves A and B (212-677-6067, blackironburger.com). Mon, Tue, Sun 11am--midnight; Wed--Sat 11am--2am.
Stop in at Desnuda's narrow bar for a glass of wine and ceviche spiked with fig, cardamom and bee pollen, among other off-the-wall ingredients. 122 E 7th St between First Ave and Ave A (212-254-3515, desnudany.com). Mon--Fri 6pm--2am; Sat 4pm--2am; Sun 2pm--midnight.
Get a wee-hours palm reading from the resident psychics—just wipe off the grease from your truffled grilled cheese with parmesan fries first. 510 Hudson St between Christopher and W 10th Sts (212-242-3021, employeesonlynyc.com). Daily 6pm--4am (last order 3:30am).
This romantic enoteca serves thoughtful small plates (try the sausage-stuffed lady apples) and killer desserts (you won't soon forget the fior di latte gelato). 52 Greenwich Ave between Charles and Perry Sts (212-633-2590). Mon--Fri 8am--2am; Sat, Sun 11am--2am.
Titillating Japanese snacks like salmon tartare with sweet-potato chips and garlicky chicken wings hit the spot before bed—especially when paired with a selection from the extensive sake list. 647 E 11th St between Aves B and C (212-777-1582, kasadela.com). Mon--Thu 5:30--midnight; Fri, Sat 5:30--1:30am; Sun 4:30--11:30pm.
Macao Trading Co.
Indulge in mushroom and truffle croquettes, lamb meatballs and "ants climbing the tree" (a classic Szechuan noodle-and-ground-meat dish) at this Macanese-food spot. 311 Church St between Lispenard and Walker Sts (212-431-8642, macaonyc.com). Daily 5pm--4am (last order 3:30am).
Swallow a slider or three at this spankin'-new joint, where the meat is ground in house and the potato rolls are always fluffy. 33 St. Marks Pl between Second and Third Aves (212-677-3132, stmarksburger.com). Mon--Wed, Sun 11:30--1am; Thu--Sat 11:30--3am.
Satisfy a late-night craving with fishy morsels served to you across the bar one tender piece at a time. 1143 First Ave between 62nd and 63rd Sts (212-371-0238). Mon--Sat 5:30pm--2:30am.—Kate Lowenstein