New York University's independent student newspaper, established in 1973.

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New York University's independent student newspaper, established in 1973.

Washington Square News

New York University's independent student newspaper, established in 1973.

Washington Square News

One of the dishes of the hassun, a aburi otoro with menegi wrapped in renkon. (Julia Smerling for WSN)

Unveiling Tsubame’s excellence through omakase

As graduation season arrives, the fine-dining omakase is an exquisite dinner fit for special occasions.
Katie Liao, Staff Writer May 2, 2024

Hidden away on Park Place in Tribeca, Tsubame is a calm and elegant retreat from the busyness of the New York City restaurant scene. With at most 10 guests per round of seating,...

A man uses a blowtorch on a piece of sushi.

Lunch at Kintsugi Omakase is simple yet magnificent

Tucked away in SoHo, Kintsugi Omakase provides an intimate $60 lunch omakase experience in traditional Japanese style.
Gabriel Giacomelli, Contributing Writer April 17, 2024

Kintsugi Omakase is a small space with minimalist decor, decorated by colorful Japanese alcohol bottles and pottery that fill the room. Behind a sleek countertop, chef Victor Chen...

(Julia Smerling for WSN)

A warm welcome to modern Asian fine dining with Hortus NYC

The Michelin-recognized Asian restaurant offers everything from sea urchins to bread pudding in its creative tasting menu.
Katie Liao, Staff Writer April 16, 2024

Nestled in the heart of NoMad, a two-story restaurant marked by its stylish logo “H” radiates a vibrant ambiance. Hortus NYC greets its customers at the ground floor with a...

A bowl of grains with tofu and lettuce, with a hand squeezing a lemon over it. The sauces next to the bowl are “APPLE CIDER VINEGAR,” “PESTO,” “HOT SAUCE” and “Mustard.

Grain bowls are the quick and tasty scheduling solution you need

As many NYU students struggle with busy schedules and consistent cooking, here’s a step-by-step guide to crafting the perfect grain bowl for quick and easy meal prep.
Josie Leach, Contributing Writer March 29, 2024

Going off of the meal plan this year has meant a lot of trial and error in my kitchen, and coming up with new recipe ideas that don’t require much time or complicated culinary...

A person with black gloves on picks up a burger from a brown cutting board.

We ate unlimited burgers at the NYC Wine & Food Festival, and the best one is from New Jersey

The Blue Moon Burger Bash served bottomless burgers, but here are the three that stood out amongst the meat madness.
Andrea Lui, Dining Editor October 19, 2023

The Blue Moon Burger Bash at Food Network’s New York City Wine & Food Festival on Oct. 13 marked a fantasy-like food festival full of burgers, beer and bashful attendees...

A hand holding a smartphone with the Beli interface displayed on its screen.

Why NYU students are obsessed with the Beli app — and why you should be too

This restaurant ranking app has taken over the New York City food scene, and NYU students have eagerly taken a bite at it.
Lauren Ng, Contributing Writer October 16, 2023

It’s late on a Friday night. You and your friends are trying to decide where to eat, but the discussion is running in circles. Everyone insists that they’re “down to eat...

Two mooncakes are on a plate, sitting on a table. To the left of the photo there is a blue-and-white teapot.

Moonstruck for mooncakes at the Mid-Autumn Festival

It’s that time of the year again for having an excuse to only eat desserts for dinner: here are New York City’s best treats and eats for the Mid-Autumn Festival.
Andrea Lui and Jack Dai September 28, 2023

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Customers ordering from the counter in the restaurant Raising Cane’s. The words “One Love” are above the counter.

Raising Cane’s at Astor Place opens after weeks of anticipation

NYU students can now check out the Louisiana chain’s second New York City location.
Krish Dev, Deputy News Editor September 14, 2023

Raising Cane’s, a fast-food chain specializing in chicken fingers and a signature sauce, opened its second restaurant in New York City on Sept. 13. Located at 20 Astor Place,...

The entrance to N.Y.U’s Upstein dining hall with a sign that reads “Order Ready.” There is a pick-up counter in the background with many brown paper bags waiting to be collected.

Opinion: Unpredictable dining hall wait times make it impossible to plan ahead

Despite the convenience of the Grubhub app, listed pickup times are unreliable, sometimes forcing students to wait up to two hours during peak periods to get their food. 
Abi Rivera, Opinion Editor March 10, 2023

As a hungry college student, I often find myself standing in the bustling Upstein food court, desperately refreshing the Grubhub app and scanning the room.​​ The large monitors...

A photograph of the Matto Espresso location at Mercer Street. The chain’s logo and a display of food items for sale can be seen through a window.

Matto Espresso, famous for $2.50 coffee, opens at Stern

Matto Espresso, a coffee chain that is known for its $2.50 coffees and pastries, has a new location in the Stern School of Business.
Evelyn Chen, Contributing Writer November 14, 2022

Matto Espresso, the discount coffee chain that has been the affordable go-to for sleep-deprived NYU students for years, has opened a new location inside the Stern School of Business...

An illustration of a box filled with small pastries, two boxes labeled “SPARKLER,” two ignited sparklers, a stack of five playing cards including a 10, Jack, Queen, King and Ace from bottom to top, two flowers and a Diya, against a pink background.

Finding Diwali at NYC restaurants

Being so far away from home doesn't mean I have to reduce my Diwali dishes to just butter chicken.
Aksha Mittapalli, Contributing Writer November 1, 2022

Within the tightly-knit Hindu, Sikh, Jain and Newar Buddhist communities across the world, Diwali, the Festival of Lights, is one of the biggest and most awaited events to celebrate...

A person sits at a table, holding a newspaper in a blue-and-gold adorned room.

8 restaurants that are ‘Gossip Girl’ approved

If it’s good enough for Blair Waldorf, it’s good enough for you. 
Ishani Paul, Contributing Writer October 12, 2022

Anyone who knows me knows that half of my personality is inspired by Blair Waldorf, one of the main characters of “Gossip Girl.” Following a group of teenagers, the TV show...