It’s easy to grab a burger in Times Square but much more rewarding to walk a block or two and eat well with the locals. We asked our NYC correspondent to choose great places to eat near the city’s major sights
The south end of Central Park is all tired-looking horses pulling carriages and people riding overpriced rented bicycles. But stroll to Harlem, at the northern tip of the park and there’s a wealth of good food. Amy Ruth’s is six blocks north of the top end of Central Park and offers real southern cuisine. The Rev Al Sharpton, named after the New York civil rights activist, is a $15.50 chicken and waffle feast. For sides, there are collard greens, candied yams and mac and cheese. Open until 5am on Friday and Saturday.
• 113 West 116th Street, amyruths.com