New York City prides itself on being the city that never sleeps, but that reputation comes with a challenge—finding a quality late-night bite. One of the fringe benefits of residing at ARO is an abundance of local restaurants that stay open late into the night. So when hunger strikes at midnight—or later—head to one of the recommended spots below. They all serve fresh, quality eats through the wee hours of the morning.
Empanada Mama | 765 9th Ave
At Empanada Mama in Hell’s Kitchen, you can’t go wrong with the hearty Latin American turnovers bursting with sweet and savory flavors. Sink your teeth into the cheeseburger empanada, with its juicy beef and ample cheese filling. Their signature chimichurri and spicy mayo sauces provide a perfect accompaniment. For a touch of sweet, try the Nutella and banana empanada. With its casual ambiance and speedy service, Empanada Mama is a neighborhood favorite for both tourists and locals—and it’s open 24 hours.
Alfie’s | 800 9th Ave
Open until 4AM, Alfie’s offers a culinary adventure in the heart of Hell’s Kitchen, blending delightful flavors and a warm, inviting atmosphere.
From the cornbread waffles to the hearty satisfaction of pub grub (like the short rib sliders), the restaurant’s commitment to quality extends to its drink selection: everything from the perfect Bloody Mary to an array of craft ales. Whether it’s enjoying a laid-back Sunday brunch or savoring the rich taste of gnocchi & truffle mac’n’cheese after a long night out, Alfie’s is the go-to destination for food enthusiasts and casual diners alike.
Carnegie Diner & Cafe | 828 8th Ave
Carnegie Diner & Cafe in Times Square offers delicious eats in an excellent atmosphere with great service. Try the fluffy pancakes topped with fresh fruit – a breakfast lover’s dream! The huge salad bar boasts bountiful crisp vegetables and ample protein options to satisfy all preferences. Carnivore’s delight in the Double Decker burger stacked with two juicy patties and all the classic toppings. Beyond these standouts, Carnegie’s extensive menu has something for everyone from classic diner fare to modern dishes. Generous portions, friendly service and a nostalgic vibe make this iconic Times Square diner a great spot for comfort food!
KyuraMen – Times Square | 315 W 46th St
Discover the flavors of Kyuramen in Times Square, where a bowl of ramen isn’t just a meal, but an event. For the ramen aficionados, the Tonkatsu Ramen and octopus balls are a must-try, renowned for their rich umami flavors. Kyuramen is not just about the food; attentive service adds to the charm. Doors close at 1:30AM.
With these stalwart diners open late and located near ARO NYC’s no-fee rentals, residents can indulge late-night cravings morning, noon or night. Contact our team to discover more about everything ARO and its surrounding neighborhood have to offer.