Nom Wah Tea Parlor (via Yelp)
Somewhere between the dirt cheap eats and budget-busting blowouts there’s a sweet spot where the quality and quantity of the food match the amount of money you’re spending. It’s the place where $2.50 gets you plump, meaty dumplings but also where an $88 prix fixe meal offers the best value at the confluence of price and quality. That’s where you get the most bang for your buck, so to speak, or where you’re getting the most for your money.
Here’s how map-making whiz Steven Melendez came up with the rankings:
One point each was awarded for:
- Each Michelin star
- being listed in Eater’s Top 100
- being listed in New York Magazine’s Where To Eat 2013
- each New York Times star above two stars
- Zagat 2014 food score (a maximum of 30) divided by 15
The number of Health Department violation points divided by 14 (so a restaurant with a high B will lose exactly one point) was then subtracted from the total computed above. The resulting number was then divided by the cost of an average meal and drink, either as listed in Zagat or as computed from the restaurant’s online menu.
Below, Gothamist’s roundup of where to get the most bang for your buck when it comes to NYC eateries and why you should be eating there.0