8 Places to Eat Near Tribeca Film Festival

Every spring the Tribeca Film Festival transforms downtown Manhattan into a cinema frenzy. This year, the annual festival takes place from April 19-30. Though popcorn and sodas are typical cinema fare, they may not cut it for guests seeing multiple movies. Rather than binge-watching flicks on an empty stomach, carve out some time to indulge at a Tribeca restaurant.

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American Cut

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image: facebook.com/AmericanCut

Tucked behind the walls of The Lombardy Hotel in the heart of Tribeca, the family-friendly restaurant welcomes guests with art inspired décor. As the name suggests, American Cut pays homage to a modern American dining experience. Local ingredients are brought to life by Chef Marc Forgione through signature creations such as The New York City Cut, which is a 20oz, 30-day dry aged pastrami spiced ribeye. Go

Maxwell’s Bar & Restaurant

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image: facebook.com/MaxwellsBarRestaurant

Swanky meets pub meets bygone era at Maxwell’s. Desk lamps line the booths, smoke-stained mirrors adorn the walls and each wooden table has a single lit candle, conjuring romantic vibes in an otherwise turn-of-the-century-pub-like atmosphere. Skip the plain American classics and go straight for the more sophisticated dishes like the cowboy chili bowl or the pulled pork & sweet chard biscuit sandwich. Go

Bubby’s

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image: facebook.com/bubbyspiecompany

If the films have you craving some fresh comfort food, Bubby’s has long been known for its simple American classics. The neighborhood hangout replicated an American breakfast diner with open windows and wooden tables. Each order comes with the restaurant’s fluffy buttermilk biscuits. Back in 1990, the restaurant started as a pie company, which only means one thing: pies are undoubtedly their forte. Try some local apple pie or experiment with the organic peanut butter chocolate pie. Go

China Blue

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Between 1930s décor, chandeliers, high-ceiling and dark wood, this Shanghainese-style restaurant brings a taste of China to NYC. Despite the restaurant’s Shanghai cuisine, the blue-painted dining room is spacious and quiet unlike downtown Shanghai. The crab soup buns, dumplings and scallion pancakes are a must-try. Go

Dos Caminos

Diners can count on this Mexican restaurant for mouthwatering guacamole and more than 100 types of tequila. Between hanging tapestries, old-fashioned booths, woven-back chairs and a red and black backdrop, Dos Caminos takes guests on a trip to Mexico. Try the house specialty of the Oaxacan shrimp quesadilla, which is an open-faced crispy tortilla with chile-marinated shrimp, Mexican cheeses, smoked wild mushrooms and oven-dried tomatoes. Go

Tribeca Grill

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image: myriadrestaurantgroup.com/restaurants/tribeca

Wall-to-wall windows give this dining room a bright flare and a view of the Tribeca streets. Plus, the high-rise wooden ceilings and brick walls offer a casual dining experience in a trendy atmosphere. As far as entrees go, the fettuccine with butcher’s ragu is the perfect combination of meat and pasta, while the braised Colorado lamb shank is a straightforward, satisfying meal. And although the food is to die-for, don’t miss out on the 2,000-bottle wine list. Go

Murray’s Bagels

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For those searching for a quick bite on the way to the festival, grab a bagel from one of the best hand-crafted bagels in the city. The New York-style bagels are offered with an array of spreads, delicious smoked fish and deli meat. The shop opened in 1996 and locals have been boasting about it ever since. Go

Woodrow’s

Although this Irish pub specializes in whiskey and beer, its quality food has made it a hotspot in downtown Manhattan. Try the signature angry burger, grilled sirloin stuffed with jalapenos and grilled onions and dressed with mozzarella cheese, lettuce, tomato, onions, spicy ketchup and Cajun fries. There is no reason to go home angry. Go