New York is one of my favorite cities I’ve had a pleasure to visit and live in. Like in any of the big cities there are plenty of good places to eat and I’d like to share some of my favorites – accidentally all in Manhattan, but it’s a place I’ve hanged out the most so I feel comfortable recommending. I was trying to pick places for every occasion – classy dinner, casual lunch and just a quick bite.
Le Bain at the Standard for a posh night out
A trip to the Standard’s Le Bain, located on the 18th floor, is a must for everyone visiting and living in New York City. It offers great views of downtown Manhattan that you can enjoy from a sun lounger on a grass rooftop garden. If you’re lucky enough (if there is no private party) you can also use a pool and try your moves on a dancefloor. Amazing cocktails and posh crepes!
848 Washington Street, between Little West 12th and 13th Street (Manhattan)
Da Andrea Ristorante for a date or nice dinner with a friend
I don’t think there is a dish I don’t like at Da Andrea, starting from an excellent focaccia for starter till tiramisu for dessert. Shockingly reasonable prices combined with a 5 star service and cute decorations can provide a great evening in Greenwich Village. I’d definitely recommend it for a date, as well as for a casual dinner with friends. Try my favorite artichoke ravioli!
35 West 13 Street, NYC (Manhattan)
Whole Foods Market at Columbus Circle for a quick bite
Even tho it’s not a proper restaurant I’d still like to feature it on my list. Whole Foods Market is a huge department store with organic food – both raw and ready to eat. The excellency of choice makes it difficult to pick just one dish. It’s an excellent place to get a quick lunch or grab something to eat in the park. Try my favorite cheese croquettes with quinoa nut salad.
10 Columbus Circle, NYC (Manhattan)
Elmo for chick Sunday brunch
I love Elmo for chick Sunday brunch, because it can never dissapoint me. The service is always great and prices are affordable. My top choice is a pear bellini cocktail that goes well with Eggs Nova – poached eggs with salmon. Be prepared for a massive portion, because you eggs will come with a proper portion of truffle fries or wedges.
156 7th Ave, NYC (Manhattan)
Katz Delicatessen for the experience
Katz Delicatesses doesnt’ need much introduction if you’re a movie fan, because It’s famous for the film When Happy Met Sally. Funnily enough I had no idea about its existence till I stayed next door. This is when I discovered a massive line of people wanting to try the famous pastrami & pickles rye-bread sandwich. Even tho Katz is non-kosher place it’s still a Jewish place, so you can also order my favorite Matzo Ball soup.
205 East Houston Street, NYC (Manhattan)