La Esquina Taqueria Cafe Marlton 'Inoteca Ippudo

Contrary to popular belief, it's pretty easy to find an affordable and chic meal in NYC. In fact, some of the city's trendiest restaurants including Ippudo and Bar Pitti offer meals under $20. To help you become a true food connoisseur (on a budget), we've rounded up some of the best restaurants for affordable eats around the city.