Last weekend I took a quick trip down to NYC to join Jeff and enjoy some QT with my roommates from Queens. Most people shop when in NYC; and while I love a good wander through SOHO or Barney’s – my objective while in NYC is to eat. There is never enough time or stomach space to indulge in all of the delights and spots on my hit list. Here’s my recent trip’s guide to eating (and drinking) through NYC.
Lunch at Jack’s Wife Freda:
I’ve been dying to check out this blogger hot spot for quite some time. To pass my solo time, I headed straight from the plane to their spot on Lafayette for a tasty lunch and glass of wine. Perfect start to my NYC trip.
Drinks at the St. Regis:
How fancy is this? Lucky for me, my friend was staying at this swanky spot for the weekend. A few martinis and lots of laughs later we were in fine form for dinner. The people watching is superb and sometimes it’s just fun to see how the other half lives.
Dinner at The ACE Hotel’s Breslin Restaurant:
This “super cool” restaurant in the ACE Hotel is full of NYC hipsters. The crowd is young and very cool. I was keen to check it out after our recent stay at the ACE in Portland. The lamb burger was so good we had to have two!
Drinks at the Nomad:
We finished our evening with a nightcap (or two) at The Nomad’s Library Bar. We even invited our plus ones. A perfect end to a perfect day.
Brunch at Sarabeths:
This classic NYC establishment came highly recommended by our e-commerce guru, Shelby. Overlooking Central Park, the restaurant has A+ real estate. Everything is fresh and delicious. Try the avocado salad – it's literally as smooth as butter. Make sure to wash it down with some prosecco. Afterwards enjoy an afternoon of shopping on 5th Avenue. The shoes!
Brunch at Little Owl:
Little Owl is my favourite restaurant in NYC. It’s teeny tiny and located in the West Village (Fun fact: The apartment from the TV series Friends is right on top of the restaurant!). Having only tried dinner at this gem in the past, we decided to test out their brunch. Everything was melt in your mouth amazing. We even splurged for some dessert donuts covered in Nutella. Yum!
Lunch at The Standard:
Both the beer garden and the patio at the Standard are super fun on a Saturday afternoon. Located in the meatpacking district – this spot is always buzzing with excitement and way too many people.
Dinner at Del Posto:
After hearing hype for days we decided to check out Del Posto. We sat at the bar – which is way more fun and you can eat their A La Carte offerings rather than participating in the full tasting menu. Everything was delicious. If you do go, go hungry!