Where to Eat in NYC

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A lot of you guys often DM me for New York restaurant recommendations on where to eat in NYC.  After living in the big apple for over a year and going out almost every night, I have a few fave go-tos. You know how picky I am. And in this city there are so many restaurants that the choice of where to eat can become overwhelming.  What is worse, I feel that most places in the city are overpriced and have no real flavor or vibe. I try to find a good balance between the two and I can tell you, when something is good in Manhattan,  it is world class.

You can see more specific reviews of some of these locations in my “THIS PLACE” series!

I promise to update this guide as I discover new locations. If I missed something or you are looking for something specific – send me a message and ASK ME!

 

If you visit any of them, et me know what you think if you stop by any of them! Leave a comment.

And I recommend downloading Open Table to make a reservation!

 

 

VEGETARIAN

ABC V

Exquisite vegetables.

Great for Dates.

38 E, 19th St.

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BLOSSOM

Vegan delights.

187, 9th Av. Chelsea

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By CHLOE

Try the vegan desserts.

Everyday.

185 Bleecker Street, WEST VILLAGE other locations

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also try HANGAWI, Asian. and AVOCADERIA.

 

FISH & SEAFOOD

CATCH

Fish & great crowd.

Great Night Out.

21, 9th Av.

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GRAND BANKS

Seafood ON a boat.

Summer dates & Brunch.

Pier 25, Hudson River.

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JOHN DORY

Oyster Bar.

1196, Broadway.

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CAVIAR RUSSE

New American.

Special Occasions.

538 Madison Av. NOMAD

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MEAT & BRASSERIES 

 

OLD HOMESTEAD

STEAKHOUSE

Quality Meats

56, 9 th Av.

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AGUSTINE

Brasserie, French & Cocktails.

Check out the bar next door.

5 Beekman St.

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THE WAVERLY INN

Game. Meats. Pub.

Great for winter.

16 Bank St.

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THE SPOTTED PIG

English Gastropub

314 W, 11th St.

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AMERICAN

Eat like a local

GRAMERCY TAVERN

Seasonal fixed menu.

Great for Winter.

42 E, 20th St. GRAMERCY

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BAR SARDINE

Oysters & Hamburgers.

Brunch & dinner.

183 W, 10th St.

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THE NOMAD

Michelin Star. Personal Fave.

Go to the Elephant Bar

1170 Broadway.

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THE SMITH

American made well.

Try the hamburgers.

55, 3rd AV. East Village.

Other locations

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ABC KITCHEN

New American. To share.

Great for groups.

35 E, 18th St. FLATIRON

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ASIAN

IZAKAYA NOMAD

Japanese Gastropub.

Ask for Sake tastings.

13 W, 26th.

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JUNGSIK

True Korean Gourmet.

Special occasions.

2 Harrison St. TRIBECA

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HANGAWI

Asian Vegetarian.

Prepare to sit on the floor.

12E, 32nd.

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ITALIAN

IL BUCO

Original Italian. Try the wine.

Dates. Outdoor seating.

47 Bond St.

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CARBONE

Italian. Try the seafood.

Great with groups.

181 Thompson St.

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CHARLIE BIRD

Italian with a local touch.

Dates. Business.

5 King St.

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MEDITERRANEAN

ILILI

Lebanese tapas.

236, 5th Av.

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SPECIAL OCASIONS

ELEVEN MADISON PARK

American Set Tasting Menu.

11 Madison Av., FlatIron.

website  – R.S.V.P. !

L`APPART

FrenchSet Tasting Menu.

225 Liberty St.

website – R.S.V.P. !

 

 

BRUNCH

LAUDREÉ

Classic.

Try afternoon tea.

Instagram Friendly.

398 West Broadway.

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FRIEND OF A FARMER

Fresh, homemade.

77 Irving Place, #1. Gramercy.

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BOCAPHE

Vietnamese-French.

Amazing Acai bowls.

222 Lafayette St.

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BLUESTONE LANE

Australian Café.

Avo toast and Vegemite!

30 Carmine St.

55 Greenwhich Av.

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JACKS WIFE FREIDA

American Mediterranean

224 Lafayette St.

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