Labor Day 2016: Best Restaurants in NYC for Food and Fun Lovers

Labor Day 2016: Best Restaurants

Want to know what top restaurants in NYC are open on Labor Day? We’ve got the scoop for you.

It’s only natural to desire some good food and good fun before its back to the grind. Folks heading back to school or work officially say goodbye to summer after the long weekend. Its changing leaves, cooler weather and pumpkins from here on out… and if you’re wondering, Are restaurants open on Labor Day?, the answer is yes.

Top Fun Restaurants in NYC for Labor Day Celebration

Some of the best restaurants in New York State are open on Labor Day and we have them listed for you here – many of them are some of the best restaurants near NYC, too.

#1: Peaches Hothouse

Classic southern style dishes at this restaurant like deep fried Nashville style spicy hot chicken and creamy mac and cheese make it a delicious hideaway, with a casual vibe.

Owners Craig Samuel and Ben Grossman keep it open on Labor Day and it’s located in Bedford-Stuyvesant area of NYC.

#2: Essex

This resto has a clean and modern vibe and puts a sophisticated spin on many local dishes including potato pancakes, which are an apparent hit. It is located in the Lower East Side.

#3: Ambrose Beer and Lobster

This Financial District joint is open until midnight in on Labor Day, and patrons can unwind with bar games like giant chess and beer pong. There’s tons of craft beer to choose from, and they usually have $5 specials on this holiday.

Their menu features all the best lobster dishes, including Lobster Grilled Cheese, Maine Lobster Rolls, and Parmesan and Truffle Oil French Fries.

Ambrose Beer and Lobster

#4: Katz’s Delicatessen

Katz’s deli serves an assortment of meats throughout the day and its walls are filled with snapshots of New York history – photos showcasing their most famous clientele over the decades.

This deli is also said to have some pretty unique options that are hard to come by elsewhere. You can get everything from your classic New York hotdog or pastrami on rye to a delicious brisket sandwich with horseradish.

#5: Black Tap: Craft Burgers and Beers

Chef Joe Isidori serves non-traditional fare like chorizo burgers with pickled jalapeño at this casual burger joint in Soho that also serves local brews.

Both locations will be open on Labor Day for regular hours and will offer an All American Burger with a Miller High Life for under $20.

Black Tap

#6: Schiller’s Liquor Bar

Open for regular business hours on Labor Day, this family-friendly establishment is sure to please while being fuss-free. Kids don’t often come to mind when you think of a bar, but this one has its employees hand out crayons for children.

It’s equally as good for bar-hoppers. With a large selection of spirits to choose from, you are sure to find that goodbye summer drink you know you want.

#7: Delectica on Madison

This café serves Mediterranean-influenced sandwiches, salads, and pastries, and even features an early Israeli breakfast of avocado, sliced cheeses, eggs, salad, and whipped cream cheese.

At lunch, grab a unique sandwich or vegetable plate with beets. All regular menu items will be served on Labor Day.

Carney, A., “The best restaurants open on Labor Day in NYC” Time Out New York website; August, 3, 2016;[I was concerned that all of the restaurants listed are coming from this one “best of” list, so I tried to change up the descriptions a bit.]; last accessed August 28, 2016.