Eating in New York

Eating in New York

Once the decision to spend twelve days in New York had been made, the hard work started! Where were we going to eat! I hate to miss out on a fabulous restaurant, a great cafe, a special food shop or a local market so the days were then busy researching the places I wanted to go.

This is a page from my little black book!
It is not a complete guide to New York restaurants but a list I took to New York of restaurants and food places that I wanted to try. They range from the best Michelin starred restaurants to the local delis. By grouping them together in areas and marking each on a map, the day could be easily planned and a restaurant or deli found at the drop of a hat.
Those we ate at are underlined.

 

UPTOWN/MIDTOWN

View from Per Se, New York

 

Per Se
Fabulous, fabulous fabulous! New York’s top restaurant has it all. The view over Central Park cannot be beaten, the service is impeccable and the food outstanding. A nine course tasting menu is offered at night or you may prefer the five course lunch menu on Friday, Saturday or Sunday. Bookings should be made a calendar month in advance. A perfect restaurant to celebrate a special occasion!
Per Se 

Dinner at Per Se, New York

 

The Modern  & The Bar Room at the Modern
Two restaurants, one location.  Looking out over the inner courtyard of MoMA , the setting for The Modern is beautiful. White tablecloths and fine dining differentiate it from the more casual Bar Room next door. The bar is buzzing and the food fun-a great night out.

Boulud Sud
This Daniel Boulud restaurant is a popular choice for dinner before a performance at the Lincoln Centre. I was impressed with both the food and the service. Sicilian sardines, lemon saffron linguini and the chicken tagine were delicious. You must have dessert! The Grapefruit Givre was to die for!
20 West 64th St (btw Broadway & Central Park West)

Carnegie Deli
Looking for a pastrami sandwich in this end of town. Look no further!
854 7th Ave at 55th St

Bottega del Vino. Uptown Italian enoteca serving good coffee and a quick dinner
7East 59th at the corner of 5th Ave

 

DOWNTOWN

NoMad (NOrth of MADison)

The Atrium at the NoMAd Hotel
The recently opened NoMad Hotel is receiving rave reviews for its restaurant run by the team from Eleven Madison Park. During summer, the rooftop is the place to enjoy their five course tasting menu. We didn’t eat here but it’s certainly one for next trip!
11170 Broadway between 27th and 28th
The Nomad Hotel

 

The Breslin  
Just round the corner from the NoMad, the Breslin is great for brunch, lunch or drinks. As part of the Ace Hotel it attracts an eclectic crowd. I can recommend the chargrilled lamb burger with feta, cumin mayo and thrice cooked chips!
20W 29th St
 The Breslin

Brunch at the Breslin, New York

 

 

FLATIRON DISTRICT & MADISON SQUARE PARK

Eleven Madison Park
Some would argue that EMP is the best restaurant in New York. I know that this would be the first restaurant I would go to every time I visited New York. Treat yourself and you won’t be disappointed.
11 Madison Ave
Eleven Madison Park 

Read about our fabulous lunch at Eleven Madison Park

Lunch at Eleven Madison Park in New York

 

Shake Shack
From one extreme to the other! In one corner of Madison Square Park , Danny Meyer’s famous burger place, is known for its long queues as much as it is for its burgers and fries. There’s also one at Battery Park, the Upper West Side, Upper East Side and in the Theatre Distict
Shake Shack

The Shake Shack, New York

 

Eataly-
The NYC outpost of this huge Italian deli that originated in Turin. Buy your fruit and vegetables here or eat at one of the many food stations.
200 5th Ave

Eataly New York

 

ABC  Carpet and Home 
In this famous home interiors store, lunch at Jean-George Vongerichten’s restaurant ABC Kitchen will restore your energy to discover a for a few more floors.
888 and 881 Broadway at E19th St
ABC Home

 

UNION SQUARE

Tocqueville
Sneaking under the radar, those that have eaten at Tocqueville love it. Another time!
1 E15th

 

Union Square Cafe
I have a friend who eats here every time he is in New York but I must say that whilst I enjoyed our dinner here, I could not rave about it. I wonder if it had anything to do with the 7 course lunch I had earlier in the day!!
21 E16th St between Union Square and 5th Ave
Union Square Cafe 

 

Union Square Farmers’ Market 
Living in an apartment? This is the place to buy your fabulous fruit, vegetables, delicious  bread, jams, cheeses and even the odd pot plant to two.
Mon, Wed and Fri from 8am

Union Square Farmers Market, New York

 

GRAMERCY

Gramercy Tavern
Sure, it’s been around forever but it’s an institution! The drinks are fun and the food is good.
At 42 E20th
Gramercy Tavern

 

FOOD TRUCKS

All over over New York, you will find street carts offering every type of food imaginable. Pages have been written by locals as to which ones are the best and every opinion differs. Follow the queues!

Food trucks in New York

 

EAST  VILLAGE
Where to start! The most famous East village resident is probabaly David Chang. Except for Momofuku Peche, his NYC Momofuku restaurants are all in the village.

Momofuku Ssam Bar – A casual restaurant serving the best rotisserie duck I have ever eaten. Reservations can only be made if you are ordering the whole duck which serves 3-4 people. If not have the  duck over rice with duck scallion, ssam sauce and chive pancake. The duck lunch is only available during the week. Their next door bar Booker and Sax, serves great cocktails.
207 2nd Ave at 13th St
Momofuku Ssam Bar

Lunch at Momofuku Ssam Bar in New York

Over the road is the Momofuku Milk Bar, a small bakery that makes great bread, cakes and pies and even icecream. 251 east 13th St

Nearby Momofuku Noodle Bar  serves excellent ramen and pork buns.
171 1st Ave between 10th and 11th St

Momofuku Ko
Be one of only twelve people seated at the kitchen counter to be served a 10 -16 course set menu. #79 on the San Pellegrino world’s best restaurant list. On my list for a visit!
163 1st Ave between 10th & 11th       Momofuku Ko

 

Wander down 1st Avenue and you’ll find these great eats in the nearby streets.

Motorino : Pizza at 349 E12th @ 1st Ave

Xi’an Famous Foods: Excellent Chinese fusion food at St Mark’s Place (8th) @ 1st Ave

Empellon  Cocina: New, trendy mexican restaurant that I’d love to try!
105 1st Ave between 7th & 8th
Empellon Cocina

Abracco: At any time of the day, join the queue at this tiny hole in the wall shop for the best coffee in New York and a delicious bacon and egg roll. 86 E7th at 1st Ave. Closed Monday

Luke’s Lobster Roll: Exactly as the name implies, pop in for a lobster roll . If lobster ‘s not for you , there’s always the option of a shrimp or crab roll. 93 E 7th @ 1st Ave

Pommes Frites: Stop here for legendary belgian fries served in a paper cone with your choice of over twenty sauces. Hubby approved!
123 2nd Ave @7th

McSorleys Old Ale House : Just down 7th Ave, you’ll find New York’s oldest continuously operated pub. Would you believe that women were only allowed access in 1970! A little bit of history,.
15 E 7th St

7th Ave eats in New York

 

Prune
We loved our brunch at this small restaurant in New York . The blueberry pancakes are delicious and perfect to accompany your choice from the bloody mary menu! Only in New York!  Brunch only happens on the weekend with no reservations available.
54 East 1st Street between 1st & 2nd Ave
Prune Restaurant

Brunch at Prune, New York

 

LOWER EAST SIDE

Cross East Houston and you are officially in the Lower East Side or LES. This is one of the oldest neighbourhoods of NYC  where the food is influenced by the early immigrants.

Katz's, Russ & Daughters and Il Laboratio del Gelato in New York

Katz’s Delicatessen
Everyone should have a pastrami on rye sandwich whilst in NYC and here is the place to do it. You can choose table service or counter service.  For counter service, take a ticket, order your pastrami on rye at the counter (they’re huge so you may want to share!), don’t forget to put your $1 tip  in the cup and then find a seat in the middle area. The tables against the wall are for table service. Pay as you leave- cash at the front, credit cards at the rear!!
205 East Houston St.

Russ and Daughters
This tiny shop has been serving smoked fish, caviar and other specialty treats since 1914.  Try their popular super heebster bagel filled with horseradish and dill cream cheese, whitefish and baked salmon salad topped with wasabi infused flying fish row! if this doesn’t appeal, there’s always your choice of  smoked salmon and bagel to go.

Il Laboratorio del Gelato
The experiments work in this gelato lab offering a wide range of flavours.
188 Ludlow St on the corner of E .Houston

Clinton Street Baking Co.
Pancakes are the star of the brunch menu at this popular spot  at 4 Clinton St between E.Houston and Stanton Sts

Shopsins
You’ll never see a menu as long as Shopsins!  Another popular spot so avoid the weekends if you can!
Situated in the Essex St Market at 120 Essex St

 

WD50
We loved our dinner at the Wylie Dufresne restaurant ‘WD50′. Cutting edge dishes such as those seen below were part of a fabulous 12 course tasting menu. The Everything bagel with smoked salmon threads and crispy cream cheese, sweet shrimp miso noodles with chicory and yuzu, monkfish with smoked barley and beet mustard sauce were followed by three fabulous desserts.
50 Clinton st between Stanton and Rivington Sts
WD50 

Dinner at WD50, New York

 

NOHO

Acme
Being popular with the New York crowd at the moment meant that last minute reservations were hard to get. Plan ahead if you want to try ex Noma chef,  Mads Refslund’s Danish inspired food . 9 Great Jones St  at Lafayette
Acme

 

SOHO

Soho Restaurants, New York

Restaurants surround you in this fabulous area of New York. Balthazar was over the road from where we were staying, Torrisi and Parma were just behind the hotel, La Esquino in the next street and The Dutch a pleasant walk away. East and West Villages were a ten minute walk in either direction. We walked to the 9/11 Memorial and home from our walk across the Brooklyn Bridge and the High Line 

Balthazar
The bastion of French bistrot dining in New York where steak and frites are the most popular dish ordered.
80 Spring St
 Balthazar Restaurant 

Torrisi 
This Italian restaurant was recommended to us by a number of people but unfortunately we found a reservation too hard to get on short notice. They offer a reasonable priced seven course tasting menu that varies with the seasons. Another for next time!
250 Mulberry St
Torrisi Italian Specialities

La Esquina
This is a fun casual Mexican restaurant that we headed to after arriving in New York. Book at the Brasserie downstairs or try your luck at the cafe upstairs. The food is great and it’s a fun experience
114 Kenmare St between Kenmare and Lafayette

The Dutch
A new place in the neighbourhood for drinks, oysters or dinner. With leather booths and low ceilings, the atmosphere is noisy and fun. The food is good without being fantastic but  worth a visit if you fluke a booking.
131 Sullivan St on the corner of Prince st

 

WEST VILLAGE/ GREENWICH

Bleeker St, West Village New York

A great area of tree lined streets, well kept brownstones, cute shops and fun restaurants.
Wander along Bleeker St and you will find some well known food shops including Rocco’s Pastry and Expresso Bar at No 243 for cannoli and the largest chocolate chip biscuits, Amys Breads at No 250, Murrays Cheese Shop and his amazing selection of cheese and meats at No 254.  Keste for fabulous neopolitan pizza is at No 271 while nearby Artichoke Pizza will sell it by the slice. Cupcakes can be found at Magnolia Bakery at no 401 (cnr11 th)

Restaurants along Bleeker St, New York

 

Minetta Tavern
Sunday brunch is popular here but at least you can book! Try their famous black label burger.
113 Macdougal St (just off Bleeker St)

Just around the corner is the famous Blue Note Jazz Club at 131 W 3rd St

 

Spotted Pig

Brunch in New York is an institution. After a short wait in the queue, the Bloody Mary’s at the Spotted Pig were just what we needed. A fun spot for at any time of the day, so pop in if you’re in the area.
314 11th st
The Spotted Pig 

 

Meatpacking District
Keep walking up Bleeker street and you will find yourself in the Meatpacking District. Alternatively after walking the High Line, you could walk down Bleeker and head towards Soho

Drinks on the rooftop at the Standard Hotel offers great views of the city and great cocktails!

Meatpacking District, New York

Pastis
An old favourite serving French bistro food. Escape the crowd inside by requesting an outside table and watch the world go by! The omelette’s are good,  as are the moules and frites and steak and fries. Breakfast, lunch or dinner, the restaurant is still popular.
9 Nineth Ave
Pastis 

 

Jung Sik
Our interest was piqued by the promise of modern Korean cooking at this restaurant in the Meatpacking District. The mention of Korean food may be slightly misleading as the dishes represent some of the most exciting fusion cooking I have tasted. Every dish in the five course tasting menu was a beautifully plated combination of flavours and innovative cooking styles.
2 Harrison St
Jung Sik 

 

 

BROOKLYN

The Chef’s Table at Brooklyn Fare
Bookings at this 3* Michelin reastaurant are one of the hardest to get in New York but after a quick email on the right day at the right time, we were in! It’s a small restaurant seating only eighteen people around a stainless steel bench in the kitchen of chef Cesar Ramirez. During the day, the kitchen is used to prepare food for the supermarket two doors away but at night, it’s a whole different story. Course after course of Japanese inspired morsels arrived, each one a taste sensation. Seafood predominates in the twenty something courses which change daily. Watching the small staff prepare the plates is pure theatre. There are rules! Don’t be late, no mobile phones are allowed and definitely no photographs or notes are to be taken. Enjoy the meal, interaction with fellow diners is a bonus.
200 Schermerhorn St, Brooklyn
The Chef’s table at Brooklyn Fare
OPEN TABLE RESERVATIONS
Last minute bookings at the popular New York restaurants are often hard to make so it is advisable to book ahead if you don’t want to miss a particular restaurant.

New York restaurants have a fabulous booking system whereby all reservations can be made on the web at www.opentable.com.
The site is live and you can see immediately if a time is available of not. Restaurant booking times vary between 6 weeks  and 4 weeks in advance so it is advisable to check these times. Some even have a specific time that bookings open (e.g 10am) and often if you are five minutes late you may miss out! A phone call often works wonders as well!  There is also have a free app available that is very easy to use. Of course there are a few exceptions and these restaurants will let you know on their web site how to make a reservation. Bookings for the top restaurants definitely need to be made in advance. Good luck!

 

 

Read more about New York:

What to do in New York
Walking New York’s High Line
The 9/11 Memorial in New York
Lunch at New York’s Eleven Madison Park 
Postcard from New York : The New Museum
 Best Brunch in NYC

 

 

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59 Responses to Eating in New York

  1. jan August 9, 2012 at 10:14 am #

    Wow Jenny, This is one huge reference post for food in New York. For anyone headed there, you have done all the legwork for them. I love the photo of West Village – takes me back in a flash.
    Jan

    I fixed up the spelling of your name. Needless to say I have been facebooking with the (Jennie) also this morning. Oh Dear!

    • jenny@atasteoftravel August 9, 2012 at 9:44 pm #

      The post just got longer and longer Jan but I did shorten my original notes I took away with me! West village, Greenwich Village and Soho were my favourite areas.
      I answer to a lot of different names- don’t worry!

  2. Tonya @ The Traveling Praters August 9, 2012 at 10:15 am #

    What I have to say is sure to come as a shock to you. Until recent trips, we’ve never given much thought to where to eat. :( That is about to change. We recently took the opportunity to eat somewhere different on our last trip and we enjoyed it so much that we’ve decided that from now on we will definitely seek out restaurants where we can try something new.

    • jenny@atasteoftravel August 9, 2012 at 9:53 pm #

      No Tonya, I’m not shocked. Everyone has different priorities when they travel. One of ours just happens to be food! You’ll have fun looking for different places to eat. Don’t forget to check out food markets as well – they can give you a great insight to a community and you never know what local tips you may learn. Have fun.

  3. Johanna August 9, 2012 at 10:55 am #

    Fantabulous Jenny! What a fabulous resource for anyone going to New York. Promote it to its fullest – it deserves to be ‘out there’

    • jenny@atasteoftravel August 9, 2012 at 9:57 pm #

      Thanks Jo. The notes I took to New York formed the basis of the post. Thank heavens for all the walking other wise I would have put on more kilos than I did! Thanks for the promoting advice- I’ll give it a go!

  4. Jackie Smith August 9, 2012 at 12:23 pm #

    I am going to file this one away – great compilation of temptations here! Thanks for all the information (and of course, the photos)

    • jenny@atasteoftravel August 9, 2012 at 10:05 pm #

      Pleasure Jackie. At least I can now put my food obsession to good use!

  5. Leigh August 9, 2012 at 12:26 pm #

    I don’t have a favourite restaurant in NYC because I haven’t had the chance to visit in quite a while.
    But what a fabulous list and what a lot of research and time you put into it. I’m saving it in the hope that my husband has a business trip that I can tag along on.

    • jenny@atasteoftravel August 9, 2012 at 10:06 pm #

      I hope you get to use the list in the not too distant future Leigh! I may have to go back and update it next year!!

  6. walkingon travels August 9, 2012 at 12:40 pm #

    Holy smokes. You ate at a lot of places. This is awesome! Can’t wait to try some of these spots out when we head to NYC next. Remind me to steal your little black book by the way. It’s a gold mine! :-)

    • jenny@atasteoftravel August 9, 2012 at 10:14 pm #

      I hate to miss out Keryn! The only request my husband had before we left was that we had two meals a day not three- spoil sport! I did sneak in a few extras though. Stay tuned – the little black book may feature again!

  7. Mary @ The World Is A Book August 9, 2012 at 3:14 pm #

    What an awesome resource! I wish I saw this a few weeks ago before our brief NYC stop. We ate at restaurant chains and I’m embarrassed to say we didn’t go to any of these great sounding places. That view is beautiful! I will definitely keep this handy for the next trip.

    • jenny@atasteoftravel August 9, 2012 at 10:15 pm #

      What a shame I didn’t post it earlier for you Mary- it seemed to take forever to put together! Next time!

  8. Muza-chan August 9, 2012 at 3:17 pm #

    Great article, thank you for info :)

    • jenny@atasteoftravel August 9, 2012 at 10:16 pm #

      Thanks Muza. I had fun eating my way around New York

  9. Sophie August 9, 2012 at 7:06 pm #

    Haven’t been in New York in ages, decades… but my children really want to go. Will have a look at your other NY posts, too. Excellent resource this!

    • jenny@atasteoftravel August 9, 2012 at 10:19 pm #

      Thanks Sophie. I hadn’t been to New York for 15 years so it was great to play tourist again. I’m not sure why it took us so long to go back to New York but we certainly won’t leave it that long again. I have to update the list after all!!

  10. Michele @ Malaysian Meanders August 9, 2012 at 8:54 pm #

    I wouldn’t mind going to NYC and just spending all my time eating. You are so lucky to have had a chance to try so many restaurants. I just bought the Momofuku Milk Bar cookbook but seem to be having some trouble executing the recipes. I would love to go and eat the real thing just to find out what it’s supposed to taste like.

    • jenny@atasteoftravel August 9, 2012 at 10:27 pm #

      We were very lucky Michele. New York is such a great place I didn’t want to miss anything. Even so, twelve days was not nearly long enough but I wasn’t going to complain!
      Momofufu Milk Bar is such a tiny shop, you’d be surprised. Wouldn’t it be great to have it up the road and you could just pop in and buy what you wanted. I hope you get to New York soon

  11. unfoldthecreativity August 9, 2012 at 9:27 pm #

    Great compilation. Will definitely refer to this on my next visit to NYC.

    • jenny@atasteoftravel August 9, 2012 at 10:29 pm #

      Thank you.I had fun researching all the places before we left and then trying as many as we could when we were in New York. Thanks for commenting

  12. Amanda from Not A Ballerina August 9, 2012 at 9:41 pm #

    I love many things about this post, but most of all I love just how many of them are underlined!!!

    • jenny@atasteoftravel August 9, 2012 at 10:31 pm #

      You know how I hate to miss out, Amanda! Next time, I’ll stay a month and they’ll all be underlined!

  13. InsideJourneys August 10, 2012 at 1:23 am #

    You’ve done quite a bit of eating in NYC! But it is the perfect place to do that — NYC has a great variety of restaurants to choose from. You’ve hit some of my favorites.
    If you’re still in NYC, check out Harlem, there might be a few you’d like. A few summers ago, I discovered Little Italy in the Bronx and some pretty amazing meals.

    • jenny@atasteoftravel August 10, 2012 at 9:10 am #

      Oh No, I forgot Harlem!! Thanks for the reminder Marcia-I even had the collage ready to go! We ate at Red Rooster which was good. Do you have any others you’d recommend. My list for the return visit is long already – I’ve just added the Bronx to it!

  14. Jenna August 10, 2012 at 1:39 am #

    12 days in NYC…wow, how fun. I am bookmarking this for when I make it there again, maybe next year.

    • jenny@atasteoftravel August 10, 2012 at 9:04 am #

      The 12 days went far too quickly Jenna! There’s so much to do and eat! Hope you get there next year.

  15. Debbie Beardsley @ European Travelista August 10, 2012 at 2:48 am #

    Printing and taking this with me for my next trip to NYC! Wow this is such a complete list of restaurants. I really enjoy wandering the East Village. There is no shortage of wonderful restaurants. We just ate at Paprika’s and enjoyed every bite in this little bistro!

    • jenny@atasteoftravel August 10, 2012 at 9:01 am #

      Thanks Debbie.I had fun doing the research!! I love the down town area too- we stayed in Soho and it was perfect. Thanks for your recommendation- already in the little black book!

  16. Margaret August 10, 2012 at 7:41 am #

    This is wonderful! I’m heading to NYC in the near future. I haven’t been there in a while, so I am trying to compile a list of restaurants to try. I love that you organized it by neighborhood.

    • jenny@atasteoftravel August 10, 2012 at 8:57 am #

      You’ll love being back in New York Margaret. It had been a few years since we had been there and I had forgotten how exciting it is. Glad the guide will help you choose your restaurants! You’ll need to book the ones you don’t want to miss at least a month in advance. There’s also quite a few more posts on the blog to help you plan your stay in New York with many more to come. Have a great trip!

  17. Adam Vagley August 10, 2012 at 8:13 am #

    As a former New Yorker now living in Australia I have a couple recommendations to add:
    Supper — Italian, in the east village, really low key but has wonderful food. The burrata is amazing.
    Papatzul — Mexican, in Soho, best fish tacos I’ve ever had in my life. Plus Soho is such a great neighborhood to walk around and explore.

    • jenny@atasteoftravel August 10, 2012 at 8:51 am #

      Thanks Adam. I love local recommendations. We stayed in Soho which was fabulous-so close to everything. Both of your restaurants sound great. I can’t wait to get back there to try them.

  18. Cathy Sweeney August 10, 2012 at 11:10 am #

    I’d say you did an excellent job of working your way through that list. I’ll definitely try some of your suggestions next time in New York. I don’t like to miss out on great places to eat either — especially in NYC. Just really got around to exploring the LES on my last trip — the pastrami at Katz’s was awesome.

    • jenny@atasteoftravel August 10, 2012 at 8:36 pm #

      Thanks Cathy. It was fun eating my way through the list! I really do hate to miss a good restaurant so I spend quite a bit of time doing a lot of research before I head off. I’m sure there’s a lot more spots to be found in LES- I can’t wait to go back! let me know if you find any on you next visit.

  19. Kathrin Arrocha August 11, 2012 at 12:10 am #

    What a wonderful list, great recommendations, wish I had this last weekend when I was in NYC.

    • jenny@atasteoftravel August 11, 2012 at 1:25 pm #

      Thanks Kathrin. What a shame it was a bit late for you- maybe next time.Hope you had some great meals!

  20. Aleah | SolitaryWanderer.com August 11, 2012 at 6:07 am #

    Wow, what a really comprehensive list of where to eat in NYC! Have you considered making this into an ebook? It would be a wonderful guide for foodies!

    • jenny@atasteoftravel August 11, 2012 at 1:21 pm #

      Thanks Aleah for the suggestion. The thought did cross my mind but I don’t have a clue where to start!. Maybe I should investigate it- there’s a lot of other posts on New York I could incorporate as well!

  21. marina August 13, 2012 at 6:25 am #

    This is a fabulous guide Jenny. You should be proud of pulling this together!

    • jenny@atasteoftravel August 13, 2012 at 6:42 pm #

      Thanks so much Marina. I loved our time in New York and the restaurants we ate at so it was fun to write about!

  22. Krista August 13, 2012 at 6:00 pm #

    Good heavens, Jenny!! That is a stunning array of delicious eateries. :-)

    • jenny@atasteoftravel August 13, 2012 at 6:43 pm #

      We had a great time eating our way through New York, Krista. It’s such a fabulous city!

  23. Murissa August 14, 2012 at 6:56 am #

    What a great comprehensive list! We have very similar taste in food. I wanted to go to most of these places but only had time for Eataly, Per Se, and One if by Land, Two if by Sea. I only stayed for 4 nights so 12 days must have been quite a fun foodie excursion!

    I see you also tried Keller’s oyster and pearls with caviar? It was so good, everything about Per Se is so complex and grand. A once in a lifetime meal!

    Murissa
    The Wanderfull Traveler

    • jenny@atasteoftravel August 14, 2012 at 7:25 am #

      Thanks Murissa. Twelve days was brilliant but when you travel across the world like we do, you have to make it worthwhile! Per Se was fabulous..the oyster and pearls sublime. It was an amazing night. Glad you loved it too. You’ll have to go back and try a few more restaurants!!

  24. Shing @ Blog Me Travel August 18, 2012 at 4:30 pm #

    Wow, this post has found you a new reader! This compilation must have taken you so long to put together – and every sentence must have played tricks on your digestive system! Or am I just talking about my own drooling eyeballs and tastebuds?

    This post has got me thinking about Momofuku Pork Buns – http://momofukufor2.com/2010/01/momofuku-pork-buns/ I haven’t yet tried them, but the need to do so is fast becoming an obsession!

    • jenny@atasteoftravel August 19, 2012 at 7:50 am #

      Thanks Shing. The anticipation of trying the restaurants fuelled the initial research but putting the list together after eating at a lot of the restaurants, bought back memories of all the fabulous places we ate at! Now I want to go again….and yes, pork buns at Momofuku are definately on the list this time!

  25. Debra Kolkka August 20, 2012 at 8:48 pm #

    I have actually been to (and loved) many if your suggestions. I love Prune and go to Balthazar for breakfast whenever possible. Did you try Spice Market ( we had the best Asian meal I have ever eaten), and Ben’s Kosher Deli in the garment district?

    • jenny@atasteoftravel August 22, 2012 at 10:08 pm #

      Thanks Debra. I spent a bit of time booking restaurants before we left and then changing my mind! There are so many to try. Your suggestions sound great…I’m planning a return trip next year so I’ll keep my fingers crossed we can get there and try your recommendations!

  26. Gerard ~ GQ trippin October 15, 2012 at 11:39 am #

    Always love seeing food posts for NYC. I love the big apple more each time I come back. And Q and I are coming back in a few weeks! Food will be first thing on our mind. I heard Momofuku Ssam bar is overrated by many. What’s your take?

    • jenny@atasteoftravel October 15, 2012 at 12:36 pm #

      I’m very envious of you going back to New York! I can’t wait to get back there.I haven’t heard that said about Momofuku Ssam Bar. I loved it and thought that the duck was fabulous..moist, tasty etc served with great sauces. Best to go and try it for yourselves..I don’t think you’ll be disappointed. Have fun!

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