NYC RESTAURANTS THAT I LOVE!!!
What they all have in common: REALLY FRESH AND AMAZING FOOD, GOOD WINE LISTS, SO STYLISH, $$$$. But I feel like most of the good places in NYC are expensive.
Irving Mill (picture above) 116 E. 16th St., nr. Irving Pl.; 212-254-1600. Quiet during the week, but packed on the weekends.
Little Owl 90 Bedford St New York, NY 10014 (212) 741-4695. Definitely need a reservation; there are probably only about 10 small tables. But worth the wait!
BLT Market 1430 6th Ave 212) 521-6125 The restaurant is in the Ritz, but it’s not stuffy.
Primehouse 381 Park Ave S NY 10016 (212) 824-2600. My favorite steak in NYC, but I haven’t been to the classics: Peter Lugar’s, etc. But what I do know, is the place has great steak and amazing people watching!!!
Zoe 90 Prince St at Mercer (212) 966-6722 Not by any means chic, but it’s Meghan and I’s Soho hangout. They have a great wine list and a good variety of food. And now we know everyone there!
Maya 1191 1st Ave (212) 585-1818. Really good “Mexican” which means not really true Mexican, but still tastey. I also really like Dos Caminos (same owner as Primehouse) and La Esquina in Soho (which you need reservations for the downstairs part)
Mercat 45 Bond St # A (212) 529-8600 The best tapas I’ve had thus far, and a fun atmosphere.
Stanton Social 99 Stanton St (212) 995-0099 This is a restaurant with a club upstairs. AND, the BEST comfort food. There are these French Onion soup dumplings that melt in your mouth. Creative sliders, and chicken and waffles. My mouth is watering now!!
Places that aren’t a must, but really good: Bella Vitae, Josie’s, Sapporo East, Citrus, Kittchenette (my favorite brunch), Nobu Tribecca (amazing food, but the restaurant isn’t cozy), Blue Hill, Public, Frank’s
Places I want to go: Daniel (THE NYC restaurant), Bouley, Peter Lugar’s, Babbo
Places I thought were not all they were cracked up to be: Bond Street, Bobo, Mr. Chow, Asia de Cuba (much better in LA), Asiate, L’Impero (great food, but stuffy), Allen and Delancey