You may find yourself
needing meals during your visit to New York. Here is a list of some
of our favorites, listed with their neighborhood and food type.
(Tribeca, Japanese) - for the best meal of your entire life, drop
a whole bunch of money and do the omikase (tasting menu). Power dial
the phone number for reservations about a month ahead of time - it's
Hudson Street, 212-219-0500
Grill (Tribeca, American) - our friend Bob DeNiro's place.
Greenwich Street, 212-941-3900
(Tribeca, American) - fun, low key spot with good food and great pie.
Hudson Street, 212-219-0666
(Tribeca, Sushi) - yummy sushi in nice woodsy setting.
Hudson Street, 212-233-3287
(Chinatown, Thai) - great, cheap Thai. Though, if you're in Chinatown,
you can poke a stick and hit a great Thai, Chinese, or Vietnamese
Bayard Street, 212-349-3132
Noir (Soho, Spanish) - nice tapas and sangria in a romantic little
Grand Street, 212-431-7910
89 (Soho, Bar food) - overpriced hamburgers and giant martinis,
but you've got to go and check out the coolest bathrooms in the city.
Mercer Street, 212-274-0989
(Soho, Italian) - ever watch Molto Mario? This is his lower-priced
and easier-to-get-into restaurant than his other restaurant Babbo.
Thompson Street, 212-982-5089
Bar (Nolita, Bar Food) - Nice little bar with good food tucked
into a trendy shopping neighborhood.
Elizabeth Street, 212-226-0559
(Nolita, Asian) - Great for lunch.
Mott Street, 212-226-5775
Cafe (Nolita, American) - Delicious, enormous brunch.
Lafayette Street, 212-533-7000
Habana (Nolita, Carribean) - While you're waiting about an hour
to get in, pop in their take out stand next door and get yourself
some of their amazing corn.
Prince Street, 212-625-2001
(Greenwich Village, Carribean) - If you have more than one of their
tropical drinks, be sure to have arranged for transport home ahead
Greenwich Avenue, 212-924-3160
Grill (Union Square, Southwestern) - Bobby Flay's tremendously
tasty restaurant. If Nobu is not your thing, then try this one for
an unforgettable meal.
5th Avenue, 212-807-7400
(Gramercy, Spanish) - Bobby Flay's other restaurant.
East 23rd Street, 212-228-2200
Quijote (Chelsea, Spanish) - A wild Spanish extravaganza. Go and
get a pitcher of Sangria, the paella, and enjoy the time warp atmosphere
of the Chelsea Hotel.
West 23rd Street, 212-929-1855
Sushi (Chelsea, Sushi) - Our favorite sushi spot.
7th Avenue, 212-620-9950
Kreme (Chelsea, donuts) - If you've never had one, make a point
of stopping by. Get 'em warm.
West 23rd Street, 212-620-0111, also a location in Penn Station
(Upper West Side, Vietnamese) - Great, low-key atmosphere with good
Amsterdam Avenue, 212-580-8686
Mexico (Upper West Side, Mexican) - Expect a wait, but the food,
margaritas and mariachi band make it worth the wait. If you catch
the owner in a good mood, he'll pour a shot of tequila down your throat.