Top Late-Night Dining Spots in the US

Cross-country travelers seeking late-night snacks between legs of their road trips have one more source to consult for the best nighttime eats: restaurant reservation website OpenTable has revealed the results of its 2012 Diners’ Choice Awards, a list of the 100 Late-Night Dining Restaurants in the U.S.

The list includes restaurants from 24 states and Washington, D.C., with California, Georgia, and New York having the greatest presence on the list. Not surprisingly, these three states also had the highest number of late-night diners. Restaurants that made the list include The Darby in New York City, Top Chef winner Ilan Hall's The Gorbals in Los Angeles, and Nopa in San Francisco.

"From hot culinary creations, cool cocktail programs, and soundtracks to match, these winning restaurants have high-energy atmospheres that will make any diner want to stay up past bedtime," said Caroline Potter, OpenTable's chief dining officer.

California has the most restaurants on the list, with 15, while New York has 12 and Georgia has 11. French restaurant Perch LA in Los Angeles, tapas restaurant Beauty and Essex in New York City, and pizzeria do Restaurant at the View in Atlanta made the list.

The list was compiled from more than 5 million reviews submitted by verified OpenTable diners for more than 15,000 restaurants in the U.S. American food proved to be the favorite go-to late-night cuisine but the list includes Asian, Belgian, French, and organic fare, too.

Other restaurants that earned a spot include 28 Degrees Boston in Boston, The Drawing Room in Chicago, Green Russell in Denver, and Holsteins at The Cosmopolitan in Las Vegas.

Lauren Mack is the Travel Editor at The Daily Meal. Follow her on Twitter @lmack.

(Almost) Every Late-Night Restaurant in Los Angeles, By Neighborhood

It's 2:04 a.m. You stumble out of a bar or a show or your best friend's cousin's neighbor's standup set and you've got one thing on your mind. You need to get some food into your belly to soak up those overpriced tall boys and watered down G&Ts. In most of Los Angeles's nightlife-heavy neighborhoods, you'll find taco carts, bacon-wrapped hot dogs or food trucks. But what if you want some sit-down eats? Your late-night dining options can be slim -- unless you know where to look.

We scoured L.A.'s neighborhoods and broke them down for you, eliminating fast food, major chains, spots that only serve so-so snacks and cruel establishments that close their kitchens at 10 p.m.

The Nest Makes Top 100 List for Late Night Diners

Let's face it — late-night diners have a short — albeit growing — list of options in the Palm Springs area, but one definitely has a following.

The Nest, located on Highway 111 in Indian Wells, grew a good foundation of customers over its 45 years in the desert, and now, that's paid off.

OpenTable.com, which allows customers to make reservations and rate their restaurants online, recently named The Nest as one of 2012's Top 100 Late Night Dining Restaurants in the country.

That's nothing to ignore, given one of the winners was Top Chef winner Illan Hall's The Gorbals in Los Angeles.

&ldquoWe are very pleased by this acknowledgment from OpenTable diners,&rdquo said Dodi Henry, Owner of The Nest &ldquoWe are proud to know that these diners thoroughly enjoyed their overall experience at The Nest and gave us such high marks."

"The top late-night dining restaurants are a hit with foodies, fun seekers, and industry insiders," said Caroline Potter, OpenTable's Chief Dining Officer. "From hot culinary creations, cool cocktail programs, and soundtracks to match, these winning restaurants have high-energy atmospheres that will make any diner want to stay up past bedtime."

Top Late Night Eats In Philadelphia

While Philadelphia isn’t exactly “the city that never sleeps,” it does have its fair share of wide eyes and empty bellies well into the night hours. When it comes to late night eats in the City of Brotherly Love, you don’t need to look further than these fine eateries that are open late and sure to satisfy.

Manayunk Brewery (credit: tripadvisor.com)

Manayunk Brewery and Restaurant

4120 Main Street
Philadelphia, PA 19127
(215) 482-8220

Taking the meaning of &ldquoManayunk&rdquo quite literally as &ldquoa place to drink,” the Manayunk Brewery and Restaurant is located in a historic wool and cotton mill that was part of the booming industry that powered Manuyunk through the 1800s. The Brewery is a tasty spot to enjoy lunch or dinner and an even better spot to go hang out later into the night with your friends, as the kitchen offers their stone oven fired pizzas until 1:30 a.m.

Royal Tavern (credit: TLFagan via flickr.com)

The Royal Tavern

937 E. Passyunk Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19147
(215) 389-6694

While also a go-to spot for Saturday or Sunday hangover brunch, the Royal Tavern is a jukebox and food-fueled joint that&rsquos grown to become a neighborhood favorite. It was a trailblazer that helped initiate the renowned gastropub renaissance of Philadelphia. Do not leave without ordering their freshly popped popcorn with pecorino and truffle butter, one of their three flavors of wings, the chorizo and pepper mussels, or Food Network Magazine&rsquos &ldquoBest Burger in Pennsylvania&rdquo (open until 2 a.m.).

Silk City Diner (credit: retroroadmap.com)

Silk City Diner

435 Spring Garden Street
Philadelphia, PA 19123
(215) 592-8838

From the outside, Silk City is described as a diner. But from the inside, Silk City can be described as a diner/restaurant/bar/nightclub hybrid, the kind where you can get beer (or mojitos) and order modern variations of diner staples like a roast beef or grilled cheese sandwich. And you’ll also be tempted by more gourmet options, like duck and mushroom spring rolls, pulled pork empanadas and the ridiculous Thai chili glazed ribs (served until 1:00 a.m.).

Tony Lukes (credit: roadfooddigest.com)

Tony Luke&rsquos

39 E. Oregon Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19148
(215) 551-5725

Like many of the legit cheesesteak joints in Philly, there&rsquos no need for you to actually go inside Tony Luke&rsquos. Place your order outside, wait for your order outside, and enjoy your order outside. The cheesesteak is thick and juicy and familiar, but don&rsquot overlook the Roast Pork Italian, considered by many to be not only Tony Luke&rsquos best sandwich but the finest Italian Roast Pork sandwich in the city. Stuffed with meaty and spicy roast pork, garlicky broccoli rabe and sharp provolone and topped with a drizzle of tasty gravy, you’ll join the late night line for it until 2 a.m.

North Third (credit: maneatfood.com)

North Third

801 N. 3rd Street
Philadelphia, PA 19123
(215) 413-3666

Another great brunch place that also happens to be tops for late night eats is NoLibs’ North Third, situated on the corner of Third and Brown Streets. Regardless of your level of nighttime hunger, the kitchen consistently sends out tasty treats to fulfill your needs. Whether it be the wings ordered by the pound, the fresh cut fries with the chili mayo, the potato pierogies and onions, or the crispy salmon in the Thai curry sauce, all are available until 1 a.m.

Soho Pizzeria (credit: phillyhotlist.cityvoter.com)

Soho Pizzeria

218 Market St
Philadelphia, PA 19106
(215) 625-3955
Soho Pizzeria

World’s top late-night restaurants

How do you coax Anthony Bourdain, Daniel Boulud, and four other celebrated, eternally busy Manhattan chefs to sit down for three hours? Put them in the company of friends and culinary idols, and ply them with lager and a nonstop banquet of spicy noodles, roasted pork, and deep-fried soft-shell crab.

And that’s exactly what we did. T+L invited six famous chefs to dinner and set them loose on their favorite subject: the best places to eat and drink after hours. Not only did they turn us on to amazing late-night hot spots, but we learned some interesting nuggets about them. Who knew that Daniel Boulud enjoys chicken wings (at least the ones from Pho Kim Long II in Las Vegas) or that David Chang likes Tokyo’s Toriyoshi, a (gasp!) chain restaurant?

The setting for our rowdy bacchanal? Great New York Noodletown, an institution in Manhattan’s Chinatown that’s long been a magnet for hungry late-night revelers. At the table: David Chang, of New York’s cultishly popular Momofuku restaurants (the much-anticipated Momofuku cookbook is in bookstores now) Anthony Bourdain, host of the Travel Channel’s hit series No Reservations Daniel Boulud, the ebullient French chef whose four-star restaurant, Daniel, has held fickle New Yorkers’ attention for nearly two decades Marco Canora, of Hearth and Terroir wine bar in Manhattan’s East Village (his new Italian cookbook, Salt to Taste, is a must-read) Akhtar Nawab, one of the acclaimed new guard, formerly of Craft and the boundary-pushing Elettaria and Eric Ripert, chef and co-owner of Michelin-starred fish mecca Le Bernardin and host of the new PBS show Avec Eric.

After the third round of Tsingtao beers (by now they were arriving by the six-pack), the discussion veered to the subject of the perfect hamburger—something everyone in this meat-crazed town has an opinion about. With his characteristic . er, restraint, Bourdain called Minetta Tavern’s Black Label burger “the best f***ing burger of my life. The meat’s incredible. It’s some sort of combo of dry-aged rib eye, skirt steak, and brisket, and of course, they’ve got some farm in Kentucky or something.”

Chang, meanwhile, greeted a heaping plate of ginger scallion noodles with a lusty nod of recognition: “This is my favorite dish at Noodletown.” (No doubt—Chang admits in his cookbook to serving an “homage to/out-and-out rip-off” of it at Momofuku Noodle Bar.)

And where does Ripert go to unwind? The Frenchman copped to getting a weekly (at least) fix at Balthazar, the ever-popular SoHo brasserie. “I’m obsessed with the place. For breakfast, lunch, dinner, anything. My family won’t even go with me anymore! I order steak tartare, clams, oysters. I love the energy, the food is very consistent, the service is great, and they have good, cheap Bordeaux.” Ripert also likes the food at Miami’s T-Mex Tacos, which is perfect “after you’ve been out drinking.”

As the meal wound down, the chefs lamented that the younger generation can’t seem to keep up with their late-night antics. Polishing off his beer straight from the bottle, Daniel Boulud, whose television series After Hours pulls back the curtain on the chef’s raucous late-night parties, joked, “These days, they’re taking pictures everywhere. I’ve got to tone it down before I get arrested!”

Read on for a complete roundup of these chefs’ favorite haunts—from New Orleans to Shanghai—and some behind-the-scenes photos of our exclusive dinner.

Meet the chefs:

Daniel Boulud is the chef and owner of Daniel, Bar Boulud, Café Boulud, DB Bistro Moderne, and DBGB Kitchen & Bar in New York Daniel Boulud Brasserie in Las Vegas Café Boulud in Palm Beach Maison Boulud in Beijing and DB Bistro Moderne and Lumière in Vancouver. He is also the host of late-night dining show After Hours.

Anthony Bourdain is the peripatetic host of the Travel Channel’s No Reservations. Bourdain is shooting the show’s sixth season throughout this fall.

Marco Canora is the chef and co-owner of Hearth, Insieme, and Terroir Wine Bar in New York City. His first book is Salt to Taste (Rodale Press $35).

David Chang’s New York restaurants include Momofuku Noodle Bar, Momofuku Ssam Bar, Momofuku Ko, and Momofuku Bakery & Milk Bar. His first cookbook is Momofuku (Crown Publishing Group $40).

Akhtar Nawab was most recently the chef and co-owner of Elettaria restaurant, in New York’s Greenwich Village.

Eric Ripert is the chef and co-owner of Le Bernardin in New York City. He is also the author of three cookbooks. His first TV series is Avec Eric, on PBS.

Best Late Night Food in Houston

No matter the timing of your restaurant visit, everyone enjoys good 24-hour food in Houston. You may think that your late visit to a restaurant may be in vain, or may not guarantee the availability of your best meal. However, whenever you are in Houston, you’re sure to secure your choice out of the many excellent restaurants that stay up late for the sake of their valuable customers.

Read to discover the top 20 best restaurants in Houston that you can visit during the late-night hours.

1. BB’s Tex-Orleans

Located in White Oak Dr. Houston, TX, this fantastic restaurant opens 24/7. It offers you an excellent selection of seafood varieties. You get to leave the place, having satisfied all your cravings. You’ll also enjoy a steaming bowl of gumbo. Moreover, Cajun fare and Texas flair usually run over at this great Houston eatery.

BB’s Tex-Orleans – restaurants open late

2. B&B Butchers

Located in Washington Ave Houston, TX, the place offers the best beef in Houston. It is also known as Washington Avenue steakhouse. The eatery is one of the few certified avenues to serve the real Kobe steaks originating from Japan. Whenever you visit B&B Butchers, you will discover more tasty varieties on the menu, which includes the mouth-watery herb-crusted lamb rack. They usually stay up late at night to service their wide customer varieties.

B&B Butchers – restaurants that open late in Houston

3. Squable

It is located in the 19th St Houston, TX. It contains an excellent team of chefs, which includes Bobby Heugel and Justin Yu. Other chefs such as Mark Clayton and Drew Grimma supervise considerate menu of tasty and unique dishes like Maltagliati pasta combined with parmesan, butter-braised onions, and heritage pork, together with bright salsa verde. Moreover, almost everyone who visits this late-night restaurant will not fail to recognize the delicious French Cheeseburger, plus the tasty patty soaked in raclette cheese.

Squable – food in Houston open late

4. Indigo

Located in Berry Rd Houston, TX, the Indigo restaurant team stays up late at night for their customers. They use various fermented and well-preserved ingredients to offer wide-ranging cuisines of the African origin. Most people enjoy their tasty meals. Johnny Rhodes, Eater Houston 2018 chef of the year, connects to this restaurant.

Indigo Houston – good food open late

5. Katz’s Deli

This fantastic 24/7 service restaurant is located in Westheimer. Whenever you visit the eatery, you are sure to enjoy the fancy New York Cheesecakes, as well as the famous heavily-made matzoh ball soup.

Katz’s Deli – 24-hour restaurant in Houston

6. Mai’s Restaurant

Located in Milam, the famous mid-town restaurant is renowned for its traditional Vietnamese food offered late at night. From Monday till Thursday, Mai’s stay open till 3:00 am, while on Fridays and Saturdays, they open till 4:00 am. Other unique delicacy servings you may enjoy during the late hours include curry chicken wing stew, stir-fried tofu vermicelli, and lotus root salad, amongst different varieties.

Mai’s Restaurant – healthy Houston restaurants open late

7. House of Pies

It is located in Kirby, Wertheimer, and open 24/7 for the convenience of its customers. During the late-night hours, you can pop into House of Pies and enjoy meals of your choice- either the heavier meal types or lighter desserts like the lemon meringue pie slice, banana cream, and Texas pecan fudge.

House of Pies – late night food Houston

8. Me’lange

Located in West Gray, Houston, this Vietnamese restaurant opens till late at night. They stay up till 3:00 am from Mondays to Thursdays, and then extend till 4:00 am on Fridays and Saturdays. You will enjoy plenty of flavored chicken fried rice, shaking steak, Singapore noodles, as well as sweet chili wings.

Me’lange Houston – Open Late

9. B.B. Lemon

The Washington-based late-night restaurant offers sea-varieties to the satisfaction of its clients. You get to enjoy blue crab beignets, oysters on the half shell, as well as burger varieties and clam chowder. From Mondays to Wednesdays, they open till midnight, and from Thursdays through Saturdays, they remain open till 2:00 am.

B.B. Lemon – Houston restaurant open til 2am

10. El Rey Taqueria

The Cuban and Mexican origin restaurants are located in various areas throughout Houston. From Mondays through Wednesdays, they open till midnight and then extend till 3:00 am from Thursdays through Saturdays. You get to enjoy mouth-watery meals such as Cuban sandwiches, salmon salad, and ropa vieja tortas.

11. Nobie’s

Located in Colquitt, this incredible eatery loved by many stays up late to satisfy its late-night clients. You get to enjoy fabulous seasonal meals right from crispy octopus to tagliatelle in Bolognese.

Nobie’s – restaurant open late in houston

12. Ninja Ramen

Located in Washington, the restaurant stays up lively till as late as 3:00 am on Fridays and Saturdays. Ninja Ramen allows you to explore unique yet tasty meals. You’ll never miss out on the original spicy miso. You also get to enjoy your meals alongside endless varieties of television entertainment.

Ninja Ramen – late night restaurant Houston

13. Moxie’s

Moxie’s in Westheimer is an excellent place to grab some late-night dinner incase you stay late in the Uptown. It is worth your time spending at this incredible eatery. They open till midnight from Sundays through Wednesdays and extend till 2:00 am from Thursdays through Saturdays. You can enjoy some cocktail, as well as get to munch on the delicious baby back ribs, Moxie’s steak Frites, blackened chicken burgers, and beef vindaloo.

Moxie’s -best late night food Houston

14. Velvet Taco

The Westheimer-based restaurant stays up till late at night. They open till 1:00 am from Sundays through Wednesdays, till 3:00 am on Thursdays, and up to 4:00 am on Fridays and Saturdays. Some of the tasty varieties that you will find include fish and chips taco plus curry mayo, shredded pork taco, and Angus brisket taco, which is slow-roasted.

Velvet Taco – best late-night tacos Houston

15. The Burger Joint

Located in Montrose, this neighborhood joint gives you the reason for staying up late. It spoils you for choice with their extensive selections of delicacies. The Burger Joint remains open till 4:00 am on Fridays and Saturdays. During the late-night hours, you can enjoy the Texas beef handcrafted burger, sweet potato or hand-cut fries, single patty, and double patty.

The Burger Joint – restaurant open late Houston

16. Pizaro’s Pizza Napoletana

Located in W Gray St Houston, TX, this late-night restaurant focuses on satisfying its customers with the mouth-watery Neapolitan pizza. It was certified from the prestigious Vera Pizza Napoletana organization, which oversees the real pies originating from the area. You can top up the pizza with fresh mozzarella, pepperoni, parmesan, or soppressata, amongst others.

Pizaro’s Pizza Napoletana – Houston late-night food

17. La Table

La Table is a French-based late-night restaurant. It is located in Post Oak Blvd, Houston, TX. While here, you get to enjoy a never-ending list of delicacies such as the duo crispy duck breast, sea scallops accompanied with crispy potatoes and capers, amongst many other varieties.

La Table -food near me open late

18. Nancy’s Hustle

Located in Polk St, Houston, this eatery is identified as one of the city’s best and comfortable neighborhood restaurant. In 2018, it was also accredited as Houston’s restaurant of the year. Whenever you are there, you will always distinguish the savory and fluffy ‘Nancy Cakes,’ accompanied by salmon roe and butter. There are also endless lists of delicacies such as spaghetti together with lobster, as well as fermented chili butter.

Nancy’s Hustle – food places open late in Houston

19. Cantina Barba

Located in North Main, this Mexican haven gets you to take pleasure in your late-night dining up till 3:00 am on Fridays and Saturdays. You get to discover some new yet tasty meals and enjoy some of the most delicious burgers in town. You’ll also get some barbacoa tacos and carne asada to your fill.

Cantina Barba restaurant open till 3am

20. Riel

The late-night restaurant based in Fairview Street, Houston, has some of the best chefs. Chef Ryan LaChaine presents a combination of his fantastic Ukrainian, as well as French-Canadian heritage, hence a global influence on some of the unique and tastiest meals that you will always crave. While at Riel, you will never miss out on the gulf seafood, mushroom empanadas, crispy Gulf snapper soaked in bacon-tomato consommé, and also hanger steak accompanied with the great pierogi.

Riel – open late restaurant

Final Word

We have identified some of the best restaurants that open late in Houston. After your late evening adventures, and probably late night jobs, you do not have to worry. You have a wide array of restaurant selections to not only enjoy your meal of choice, but also unwind, and reflect upon your just-ended day’s activities.

Did we miss your favorites? Add them to the comments below.

Top Late-Night Activities Beyond Bars In Connecticut

Whether it is to meet new people or relax and unwind with a group of close friends, the most common options for late-night entertainment are bars. From sports to ethnic, rooftop to basement and singles to jazz, there are many styles to suit everyone&rsquos taste. However, for a change, or for those not inclined towards bars, there are a handful of other options that are as, if not more interesting, exciting and fulfilling.

Bushnell Center for the Performing Arts
166 Capitol Ave.
Hartford, CT 06106
(860) 987-6000

There are few entertainment options that offer a more immediate gratification in an atmosphere of intimacy and sharing than watching a live performance of comedy, tragedy, farce or musical. It beats watching a movie or televised performance hands down. Connecticut has a very evolved, mature theater tradition. The Bushnell Center is a “living memorial&rdquo from Dotha Bushnell Hillyer to her father, the eminent Hartford minister and civic leader, Reverend Dr. Horace Bushnell. The Georgian Revival, Art Deco, 2800-seat venue was designed by the same architectural firm that designed Radio City Music Hall in New York City. The original auditorium, the newer adjacent facility, a cafe, a gift shop, classroom space, private dining and entertainment suites and reception spaces make up this iconic theater complex in downtown Hartford. It is also home to The Hartford Symphony Orchestra.

Rave Cinemas
99 Redstone Road
Manchester, CT 06042
(860) 646-4555

Rave Cinemas is one of the most recognizable names among theaters in the country. It is known for its state-of-the-art digital and 3-D technologies, as well as its care for customer convenience and comfort. Rave sets the bar for the industry across the nation. Friday nights are looked forward to with great anticipation as Rave Cinemas launches the big motion pictures of the week on its 18 different screens as well as selected ones for the IMAX theater. Tuesdays feature all-day, any show, any movie for just $5. With a choice of restaurants nearby and on-site, a small sports-watching area, variety of eats and concession stands and efficient dispensing of tickets, there is little to complain about and much to enjoy late into the night.

Koji Hartford
17 Asylum St.
Hartford, CT 06103
(860) 247-5654

There is nothing more relaxing than sitting around a table after a satisfying meal with your significant other or a convivial group of like-minded friends and family and chatting the night away. Enjoy such a night at Koji in Hartford. Koji serves mouth-watering fresh food, served with the legendary Japanese artistry of creation and presentation. The staff is friendly and efficient from the servers to the chef. Happy hour specials are affordable and appetizing. The decor is a modernistic combination of Asian design, innovative and hip in New York style, yet cordial and inviting in a small-town manner. After dinner, the DJ pounds out a vibrant medley of sounds and invites you to stay longer than perhaps intended.

Towne Billiards
17 Marne St.
Hamden, CT 06514
(203) 281-7665

Described as the premier billiards parlor in Connecticut, Towne is a trendy, upscale, year-round pool hall that welcomes and caters to players of all abilities, including families. Brunswick Gold Crown III pool tables, exceptional lighting and a sprawling elevated lounge fitted with TVs that overlook the pool hall are some special features. Other amenities include videos, free Wi-Fi, music from the Touch Tunes Internet jukebox and a full-service pro shop offering onsite repairs. For those wanting a more active evening, accompanied by shouts, laughter, a healthy competitive spirit and good old American fast food, shooting pool can be a very enticing prospect.

Foxwoods Resort Casino
350 Trolley Line Blvd.
Mashantucket, CT 06338
(800) 369-9663

Connecticut&rsquos casinos are famous and synonymous with entertainment and nightlife, attracting players and fun seekers from around the neighboring states and beyond. Foxwoods Resort is a hotel-casino in Ledyard, Connecticut on the Mashantucket Pequot Indian Reservation. The complex of hotel, shopping arcades, restaurants, auditoriums, recreation areas, bars and six casinos spreads over 4,700,000 square feet. Just about any kind of entertainment for all ages is on hand and the choices are vast.

Although they do not have the same claim-to-fame as Pat's, Jim's Steaks is comparable when it comes to the history, quality, and taste of the food. They are rated by Zagat, and 5 titles of Philadelphia Magazine's "Best of Philly" awards. On Friday and Saturday nights, you can stop by until 3 am to chow down on a Philadelphia classic.

It is clear to see that Philly is quite fond of its steak and cheese sandwiches. Geno's Steaks on South Street has been gathering crowds from across the city since 1966 at all hours of the night. Similar to the other two cheesesteak meccas, Geno's is family-owned and managed.

Manhattan’s 5 Best Late-Night Eats

New York is the city that never sleeps. But you&rsquod be surprised at how many restaurants shut down the kitchen before the bars close. Head to these Manhattan restaurants for these quality late-night eats after a night on the town. By Adrienne Smith.

144 2nd Ave
New York, NY 10003
(212) 228-9682

This East Village staple has been serving Ukrainian food since 1954. The restaurant offers Ukrainian comfort food like sauerkraut and mushroom pierogies (four for $6.95) and stuffed cabbage ($15.75). If you&rsquore looking for diner food, Veselka also offers the standard pancakes, burgers, eggs and hot coffee. Veselka is open 24 hours a day, and bustling for most of that time. Be prepared to wait if you show up with a large group.

207 W 14th St
New York, NY 10011
(212) 858-5001

This Latin diner, open 24 hours, is headed up by Julian Medina of Toloache fame. The diner is a stone&rsquos throw from the trendy Meatpacking District, and offers refined but casual Cuban food. The nachos are a must order any time of night, priced at $8.95. Thick, crisped chips are topped with Gouda-Muenster cheese, black beans, jalapeno, chopped beef short ribs, guacamole and crema . If you&rsquore going for cheese, try the mac and chicharron for $9.95. Gooey mac and cheese is served with pork belly, fried pork rinds chicharron and chili pepper sauce sambal.

Wo Hop
17 Mott St
New York, NY 10013
(212) 962-8617

Head to Chinatown&rsquos Wo Hop for some of New York&rsquos best old school, Americanized Chinese food. Down a flight of stairs on Mott Street, Wo Hop offers gargantuan dishes of your favorite takeout classics through the night until 7 a.m. each day. The menu is large and varied, and everything is spot on. Order the wonton soup, if just for the accompanying bowl of fried wonton skins served with duck sauce and hot mustard. And always order extra for next-day leftovers.

Photo Credit: Meatball Shop

Meatball Shop
84 Stanton St
New York, NY 10002
(212) 982-8895

Open noon to 2 a.m. Sunday through Thursday, noon to 4 a.m. Friday and Saturday

The Meatball Shop now has six locations across NYC &ndash all open until 4 a.m. on weekends &ndash but the original Lower East Side restaurant is worth heading to first. The customizable menu ensures you&rsquoll get whatever meatball dish your heart desires. In the mood for breakfast? Top any dish with the &ldquofamily jewels,&rdquo or a fried egg. Want a late-night carb fest? Go for the meatball smash ($10), two meatballs smushed into a toasted brioche bun with a choice of sauce and cheese.

Photo Credit: Empanada Mama

Empanada Mama
763 9 th Ave
New York, NY 10019
(212) 698-9008

The bustling Hell&rsquos Kitchen Empanada Mama offers empanadas 24/7. The tiny restaurant&rsquos menu features a variety of dishes, but the empanadas are a go-to late night treat. Who wouldn&rsquot want fried pockets stuffed with spicy meat, cheese, beans and more? Pick between wheat or corn empanadas, baked or fried. Fillings include anything from simple rice and beans to ground beef, olives, sautéed onions and potatoes. Empanada Mama even offers breakfast empanadas like the Desayuno Americano, with top round steak, cheddar cheese, eggs, Spanish onion for $2.70.

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University of Maine Dining

Breakfast: Monday–Friday from 7–10 a.m., weekends 8–10 a.m.
Lunch: 11.a.m–2 p.m.
Dinner: 4:30–8 p.m.

Late Night at Hilltop begins Jan. 24!

Sunday–Thursday: 9 p.m.–midnight

Hilltop Market

Sunday & Monday: Noon–9 p.m.
Tuesday–Saturday: 4 p.m.–midnight

Meet the Manager

At the door pricing for resident dining locations:

  • Dining funds/Black Bear Bucks rate: 5% discount & NO tax
  • Breakfast
    Cash rate: $8.99 plus tax
  • Lunch
    Cash rate: $11.59 plus tax
  • Dinner
    Cash rate: $13.89 plus tax
  • Guest Child 12 & under
    Cash rate: $5.99 plus tax

Hilltop Dining is located across from the New Balance Student Recreation Center, near the corner of Hilltop and Rangeley Roads. Hilltop features a large dining room that is located on the second floor among the treetops, and is a 10 minute walk from the Mall.

You’ll also find Hilltop Market, a convenience store designed for to-go meals, snacks, beverages and more. Resident students stop by Hilltop Market to stock up on snacks for their rooms, Rec Center members pop over to refuel after workouts, and staff swing by on their way to the office for coffee. There’s something for everyone at Hilltop!

Menu and Nutritional Information

Daily menus & nutritional information for our resident dining locations (Hilltop & York) can be explored using this database. Select any location you choose from the drop-down menu.

UMaine Dining offers a variety of hot and cold entrées, sandwiches, and sides using fresh, local items as often as possible. We are utilizing sustainable packing materials, including our reusable Dine To Go box.

Important Note: Ingredients and nutritional content may vary. Manufacturers may change their product formation or consistency of ingredients without our knowledge, and product availability may fluctuate.

While we make every effort to identify ingredients, we cannot assure against these contingencies., It is, therefore, ultimately the responsibility of the customer to judge whether or not to question ingredients or choose to eat selected foods.

For questions regarding ingredients, please consult a dining manager.