As you guys already know NYC has a lot to offer from art, fashion, food, etc. The list can go on and on.
On today’s post I wanted to share my favorite spots to go dining or just go for quick bite and glass of wine. Some of you might wonder why would I share something like when you can easily go to your google maps and check the hot spots. I’m doing it because I often get asked through my instagram dm’s:
What are your favorite restaurants to go eat in the city? Or Where should we go to have brunch?
The people whom mainly ask are visiting the city for the first time or tired of going to the same places they go every time when they come back. Below you will find my top favorite spot which believe me it wasn’t easy to narrow it down, there’s so many options choose. There for the places included here are the ones I find myself going there pretty much often.
Ps. I know there’s a lot French restaurants included but what can I say? I have a soft spot for French Cuisine.
$$ - Opens at 4pm
A Cocktail and Oyster Bar Restaurant located in Lower East Side, famous for their Happy Hour, beautiful interior design and outdoor seating.
Must try the fresh oysters, Truffle fries, Burrata, & Steak tartare.
-THE HUNTER (mezcal, ginger, mesquite honey, lime, grapefruit)
-LE MOULT (whiskey, Combier d’Orange, lemon, Bonal Gentiane-Quina, Pastis)
-LAVENDER PISCINE (sparkling, lavender ice, herbes de Provence syrup, grapefruit bitters)
-Les 3 Domaines “La Croix Blanche” whine wine
Highly recommended to make reservations if not just get there when they open so you can find the right table according to your preference. Or you will always find a seat at the bar.
Address: 1 Delancey St, New York, NY 10002
$$$ - Opens at 9am-10pm
A contemporary French Café, pastry counter & home decor showcase inside Roman and Williams Guild in SoHo.
-OEUF COCOTTE (Mushroom Brioche)
-BUCKWHEAT CRÊPE COMPLÈTE (Egg Sunny Side Up, Ham, Comté 18 months)
-FOIE GRAS TORCHON (Pear Chutney)
-MONACO: Von Trapp, Lemonade, Grenadine
-Their Tea range is spectacular.
Highly recommended to make reservations, if are running late just call them they will arrange something for you to get you a table.
Address: 53 Howard St, New York, NY 10013
$$ - Opens at 8am-12am
Parisian-style café serving comforting French fare in a snug space with an open kitchen with beautiful interiors. Located in the West Village area.
-RAVIOLIS AUX CHAMPIGNONS (Mushroom Ravioli, Black Truffle Beurre Fondue & Black Truffle)
-PAVÉ DE SAUMON AU QUINOA (Pan seared Salmon with Quinoa, Celery, Carrots, Tomato.
I usually go for a glass of red or white wine.
There’s also two another location one is located couple block away from Petite, and the other one is near Union Square.
Address: 14 Christopher St, New York, NY 10014
$$ -Opens at 11am-12am
French stylish bistro with floor-to-ceiling windows. Know for the delicious brunch options. Located near the heart of SoHo.
-KALE & BRUSSELS SALAD (Nueske's Bacon, Almonds, Pecorino)
-TUNA TARTARE (Celery Root Remoulade, Tarragon Purée, Horseradish Toast)
-FRENCH TOAST (Baked Apples, Vanilla Cream, Challah Bread)
-BISTRO EGGS (Scrambled Eggs, Toast, Bacon, Greens)
-LE FRIEDA (Belvedere Vodka, Fresh Cucumber, St Germain)
-THE BETTY White (Belvedere Vodka, Blue Lavender, Lemon, Thyme)
-RUE PAUL (Viva Joven Tequila, Lillet Blanc, Jalapeño, Lime)
Address: 199 Prince St, New York, NY 10012
$$$ - Opens at 11:30am-11pm
A Modern Day Italian Restaurant. Located in Brooklyn Bridge Park, this elegant and upscale restaurant serves high end cuisine and is open seven days a week.
I must everything on the menu is so delicious.
-AVOCADO TOST (Cherry Tomato, Basil, Chili)
-BURRATA (Pepperonata, Aged Balsamic)
-EGGS FLORENTIN (Spinach, Goat Cheese
-EGGS BENEDICT (Porchetta Ham)
-KALE SALAD (Parmigiano, Anchovy Lemon Vinaigrette)
-CAVATELLI (Lamb Ragù, Chili)
-BROOKLYN BELLINI (Grey goose, peach, Cocchi Americano, Brooklyn Bel Air, prosecco)
-APEROL SPRITZ (Aperol aperitivo, prosecco, club soda)
-SOHO MULE (42 Below, ginger, lime, club soda)
- ESPRESSO MARTINI (Grey Goose, Espresso Shot, Coffee Liquor)
It’s always busy during the weekend, highly recommended to make reservations, and is a must to go during sunset-to-night the views are incredible.
Address: 55 Water St. Brooklyn, NY 11201
$$ - Opens at 9am-10:30pm
A Cash-only Australian Restaurant it prides itself on using fresh local produce balanced with Australian culinary influences, also known for their comfort food & healthy options.
-SHRIMP AVOCADO SALAD (Cherry Tomatoes, Bibb Lettuce, Radish, Snow Peas, Arugula, Chives, Mustard Cider Vinaigrette)
-SPICY ITALIAN SAUSAGE RIGATONI (Rigatoni, Baby Peas & Tomato Sauce)
-PESTO PASTA (Spaghetti With Kale, Baby Peas, Snap Peas & Zucchini)
-GNOCCHI ALLA Norma (Eggplant, Cherry Tomato, Basil & Mozzarella)
-BRONTE BURGER (Premium Ground Beef, Tomato, Lettuce, Sweet Chilli, Mayo & Cheese)
-AVO TOAST (With Radish, Cherry Tomatoes, Chives, Chili Flakes, Hemp Seeds, Lemon And Olive Oil)
Any kind of their juice of coffee options.
I must say this is one on the top of my favorites I go there at least twice a month, their pastas or burger are literally to die for. And the thing that I love the most is they Gluten Free options. Definitely a Must on your list to visit while in NYC.
Address: 219 Mulberry St A, New York, NY 10012
$$$ - Open at 9am-10pm
An upscale french bakery/restaurant with Parisian origins, specializing in French macarons in a number of flavors. It’s a charming place where you can enjoy your tea while appreciating the beautiful interior design or the magical backyard garden.
-LADURÉE OMELET (Mushroom, French Emmenthal Cheese, Ham, Tomato )
-BENEDICT EGGS (Spinach, Hollandaise Sauce, Canadian Bacon)
-GOURMAND AVOCADO Toast (Homemade Brioche, Smoked Salmon, Soft Boiled Egg)
-OCTOPUS SALAD (Octopus, Fresh Herbs, Red Wine Vinaigrette)
-LOBSTER LINGUINI (Lobster Bisque, Chilli, Linguini Pasta)
Available every day from 2pm-5pm
Ladurée Coffee, Tea, or Hot Chocolate, 3 Macarons, 1 Pastry, 2 Guimauves, 1 Savory Madeleine, 2 Finger Sandwiches. (As seen on the picture)
-KIR ROYAL LADURÉE
-HOMEMADE BLOODY MARY
Address: 398 W Broadway, New York, NY 10012
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