This restaurant from Chopped judge Marc Murphy manages to rock a surfer, summertime vibe even in the dead of a New York winter. With menu items like ditch dogs, sloppy joes and macaroni and cheese, it’s a great spot for casual food done flawlessly. The seafood aspect is not to be forgotten, as Ditch Plains also thrives on fresh beachside favorites like lobster rolls, crab cakes and oysters. Make a Reservation.
“For a quick dinner I’ll go to Ditch Plains up by where I live on the Upper West Side. They do something there with a bean salad and great grilled shrimp.” – Sarabeth Levine (Chef/Owner, Sarabeth’s)