Where to eat and drink in NYC on the 4th of July

Celebrate America’s independence with 4th of July food and drink festivities and specials in New York City
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It may be the biggest cookout day of the year, but why slave over a smoky barbecue when you can have the pros do it for you? From whole-hog pig roasts to summer cocktails while watching fireworks to the world’s most famous hot-dog eating contest, we’ve got your 4th of July festivities covered.

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4th of July eating and drinking events

Black Tap Burger
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Restaurants, Hamburgers

Black Tap: Craft Burgers & Beers

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Michelin-starred chef Joe Isidori will serve an all-American combo for the holiday: a burger (with lettuce, tomato, pickles, American cheese and special sauce) and choice of domestic beer (Six Point’s The Crisp, Brooklyn Lager, Black Hog Granola Brown Ale) for $17.76.

Cherry Izakaya
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Restaurants, Dinner

Cherry Izakaya

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The French-Japanese parlor is offering happy hour prices all day: All drinks are $4, as are bar bites after 5:30pm.

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Restaurants, Ramen

Dassara

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The Carroll Gardens ramen-ya will celebrate America’s independence with a pig roast and seafood blowout, offering $12 pork or $15 blue-crab plates alongside live-music performances from Styles Upon Styles, $5 draft beers and $3 PBR.

The Dutch
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Restaurants, Contemporary American

The Dutch

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Andrew Carmellini’s West Village spot is celebrating the Fourth with an all-day cookout running from 11am to 10pm, with specials including shrimp hush puppies with pickled jalapeño, smoked brisket, pulled pork and watermelon punch, with peach pie with blackberry-buttermilk ice cream for dessert.

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Restaurants, Mexican

Fonda

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From July 2 through July 9, Roberto Santibanez’s Mexican canteen will host a Fiesta Americana with South of the Border interpretations of American staples: think a bacon-wrapped, avocado-topped Mexico City hot dog ($8.95) or a guajillo beef burger with pickled relish mayo and pico de gallo ($12.95).

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Restaurants, Pizza

Ribalta

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On Fourth of July, the Greenwich Village pizzeria will offer their Americana round—topped with hot dogs and French fries, naturally—for a holiday price of $14 rather than the usual $18.

Riverpark
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Restaurants, American creative

Riverpark

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Tom Colicchio’s East River restaurant will offer front-row seats to the night’s firework displays during its Independence Day celebration, featuring walk-around barbecue fixins, a four-hour open bar and summertime games like cornhole, bocce ball and ping-pong for $250.

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Restaurants, Mexican

Salvation Taco

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Feast on April Bloomfield’s tacos, tamales and holiday specials (house beef-and-pork hot dogs on potato rolls, a boozy pineapple cocktail) at the restaurant’s brick rooftop. Stick around to watch the fireworks off the East River by making a $25 reservation with events@salvationtaco.com.

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Restaurants, Food court

Seaport Smorgasburg

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As part of the South Street Seaport’s Festival of Independence—including live music from the Sam Barns Bluegrass Showdown and the Liza Colby Sound—Smorg will welcome a few additional vendors for the day, offering bites from Dan & John’s, Chickpea & Olive and Landhaus.

Restaurants, French

Raclette

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Raclette is a restaurant located in New York City that specializes in serving French cuisine. The restaurant offers casual, family friendly dining in a French inspired atmosphere. Raclette serves lunch and dinner daily and offers a variety of croques, tartines, raclettes and sides for diners to choose from. Croques are gourmet grilled cheese sandwiches and are available a variety of ways at Racelette, including with citrus roasted pork or with caramelized onion, leek fondue and roasted garlic. Tartines are open faced sandwiches with fine ingredients, including cauliflower, tomato and bufala mozzarella. Raclettes are rack melted Alpine cheeses that are scraped tableside and served with a Arugula salad and a slice of baguette.  

Venue says The original specialty Raclette Restaurant in the US.

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