New York

New York City, Staten Island

Some fond recollections from the city that never sleeps. There are too many great choices so this will inevitably not even scratch the surface, but it will take you part of the way

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You may have noticed I love Greek food. No trip to NY is complete without a visit

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A stereotype, but the steak really is nice. Bring cash

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Save up for a great meal that is different every time

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Awesome Indian food in a fun setting

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One of my favorite brunch spots, but it can have a wait

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Another great brunch option

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The best open-air food market in NYC (excluding the outer boroughs which might as well be in Siberia when you really just want to walk)

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A good scotch or bourbon watering hole option

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The library is a great place for a cocktail with friends

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This will sound weird, but this is actually a good place to shop for fresh produce. It has good restaurants and a rooftop bar also, but if you like to cook it is a good place to snag vegetables and seafood and the like

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THE place to go for a nice pint on a warm evening

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If you can't make it to Tokyo for Ippudo, the NY location is legit as well

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This feels odd on a list with Eleven Madison Park on it, but sometimes you just need some Korean barbecue and soju, followed up with some karaoke across the street

  • +1 212 216 9487
  • 9 W 32nd St Between Broadway and 5th Avenue New York, NY 10001

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Everyone loves dinosaurs. Who wouldn't love legit BBQ?

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A beautiful place for a walk

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Go to the basement of the Plaza Hotel for a great lunch spot before heading off to walk around the park

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An 80s themed mosh pit basically, but fun if you're into that sort of thing

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Burgers for drunk people

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J Tree for the UES

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Great speakeasy. Order by ingredients, not cocktail name

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Great Cuban food. Go with friends and get a few pitchers of sangria.

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Ace Hotel New York

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A very chill bar scene

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Gramercy Park Hotel

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Another cool hotel cocktail bar for those of you who like that scene

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Pars Grill House & Bar

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Nice Persian food. Occasional belly dancing.

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The Wren

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Good for brunch or beers

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McSorley's Old Ale House

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Cliche but good beer on a fratty atmosphere

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Please Don't Tell

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I'm aware of the irony. For drinks

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Nuyorican Poets Cafe

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Awesome night out

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La Esquina

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Another speakeasy

  • 114 Lafayette St New York, NY 10012

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Balthazar Restaurant

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Good for dinner or brunch

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freemans

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Good for a night out on the LES

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Death & Company

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More speakeasy options

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The Box

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Things can get weird here. Consider yourself warned. Go with friends, not a date

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Morimoto

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Good sushi. Once I met the Iron Chef himself here. It was cool

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Le Bain

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If you're into the loungy club scene

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Hudson Terrace

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A club for the corporates

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Sushi of Gari 46

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Nice midtown sushi

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Hummus Kitchen

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Don't let the name fool you - the food is good

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Comedy Cellar

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Good comedy club

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Minetta Tavern

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Overhypes, but fun

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Bleecker Street

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Wander around Bleecker and MacDougal and you are pretty much guaranteed a, shall we say interesting, night

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One If By Land Two If By Sea

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Good new American with a nice quiet ambiance

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Jazz Standard

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Awesome jazz, and delicious barbecue served from Blue Smoke

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Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum

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Fun visit if you like planes, boats, or history

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The Frick Collection

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Great private art collection

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The Morgan Library & Museum

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Cool library and museum. Baller house

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Neue Galerie New York

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More here than just Klimt

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The Metropolitan Museum of Art

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Great collections. Fun rooftop bar too on occasion

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Sandy Hook Beach, NJ

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A nice beach that is just a short ferry ride away from Manhattan

  • Middletown, NJ, USA

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Nobu Fifty Seven

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Get the lamb chop. A good midtown option

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Mari Vanna

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Russian food, but Russian vodka! Go with a group and try the horseradish vodka.

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Shake Shack (Madison Square Park)

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I guess it has become a “must try” option

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Mercado Little Spain

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Nice Spanish rendition of the Eataly concept in Hudson Yards. Fun and good food if you can’t get to Barcelona instead

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