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If the rise in speakeasy bars’ concepts and Instagrammable eateries tells us anything about today’s dining culture, it’s that the off-the-plate experience is just as important to diners as what they’re eating. And although nothing is truly hidden anymore, enjoying secret menu items or eating in quirky themed restaurants can make for a fun and memorable meal. We’ve rounded up our favorites here, from a Michelin-starred fine dining gem in a Fidi food market to a vegetarian restaurant hidden beneath a Hindu temple in Flushing, Queens.
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