A friend of mine just asked where to stay and chow down while in NYC for a few days. They don’t have much time so I offered up my TOPS list.
Where to Stay:
The new Trump Soho Hotel
Locanda Verde – Tribeca, fresh fare, great scene. You need a reservation or just walk in and enjoy a drink at the bar while you wait.
Marea– The hottest restaurant in town right now. Chef just won the James Beard award. Ridiculously expensive.
Co. – my favorite gourmet pizza that will put Dolce Vita to shame
Alidoro – my favorite local sandwich shop on Sullivan in Soho. I love the Brando, but you can’t go wrong. It’s like the Seinfeld soup nazi in there so stick to the menu.
La Esquina – exclusive and delicious Mexican. Get a reservation to eat downstairs, especially for the weekends. It becomes a fun lounge at night.
Bar on top of the Standard – cozy up in a booth around 4:30pm before the trendsetters descend. Order a martini and a few apps as the sun goes down. Amazing views!
Morimoto – uber chic Japanese in the meatpacking district. Best cod I’ve ever had in my life. Also order the Tuna pizza. SO GOOD!
Maialino – Danny Meyer’s new spot in the bottom of the Gramercy Park Hotel. Best for lunch in my opinion.
Kitchenette – The best casual breakfast, go in your sweats. Order the Lumberjack with their famous turkey sausage.
Stumptown Coffee – in the Ace Hotel (29th and Broadway) – Best cappuccino in NYC and where all the cool kids hang out in the lobby.Tweet this!