8 Women Owned Restaurants in NYC to Support During Women’s History Month

Women Owned Restaurants NYC

March is Women’s History Month and also celebrates International Women’s Day celebrates the social, economic, cultural and political achievements and significance of women around the globe. It also calls to light that many are still fighting against inequality. NYC is filled with amazing events, education, and success to celebrate by women.

We love celebrating women-owned businesses (especially with datenight’s majority female-operated company), and we’re highlighting the amazing food New York’s most badass women bring to the city!

Check out this list of women-owned restaurants to celebrate during Women’s History Month in New York City.


Conceived by Nicki Laborie, a veteran in the restuarant world, Reyna is built around the idea that people bring back people. Serving as a chic, comfy, warm and welcoming space, with mediteranian tapas plates perfect for sharing.

Where to find them: 11 East 13th Street

Don Antonio Pizza & Cocktails

Run by Giorgia Caporuscio, a world renowned Master Pizzaiola, Don Antonio offers 45 types of Neopolitan pizza plus fried pizza. Giorgia serves as an ambassador for “Women in Pizza”, a movement to support women in the industry.

Where to find them: 309 West 50th Street

Oda House

Head chef and co-founder Maia Acquaviva was born, raised and taught to cook in Georgia. Compelled by her Georgian roots and the love for cooking nurtured by grandmother, Oda House came to be.

Where to find them: Find their locations here.


Opened by Chef Einat Admony to share her love of personal and sun-drench food inspired by her Persian and Yemenite background. Named after a yiddish term that means the perfect housewife and mother, Balaboosta is filled with laughter, good food, and love.

Where to find them: 611 Hudson Street

Mimi Cheng’s

Started by two sisters, inspired by the love for cooking their mom, Mimi, instilled in them from a young age, Mimi Cheng’s is all about fresh ingredients that leave you satisfied but not stuffed.

Where to find them: Find their locations here.

Dirt Candy

As New York City’s only vegetable only restaurant, Chef Amanda Cohen, pushes the limits daily of inventing her own rules when cooking and combining vegetables. You will find a constant change of menu as the team invents and reinvents their dishes.

Where to find them: 86 Allen Street


Conceived during the pandemic, Cecily aims to provide their employees with profit-sharing and ownership, and their guests with incredible service.

Where to find them: 80 Franklin Street


Owned by British co-chefs Jess Shadbolt and Clare de Boer, you will find a new menu daily. Despite a smaller and cozy dining room and a shorter menu, their elegant Italian dishes are full with flavour.

Where to find them: 18 King Street., Manhattan

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