9 July 2012
I’m officially back in action after some time in NYC and then on a lake somewhere in home state of Michigan. I wanted to compile a list of all the restaurant suggestions you guys had for anyone else who might be heading to NYC this summer! At the end, I’ll include a list of the places we ended up dining. Thank you all so much for your suggestions!
Healthista readers NYC restaurant suggestions:
cosmopolitancouple: Hi! I just was in NYC on Tuesday and visited one place I can recommend - “Plein Sud” in TriBeca. It has tasteful food and ambiance. Enjoy :)
redbloons: Gallagher’s Steakhouse in Times Square - best steakhouse in central Manhattan
chicyoungthing: fishtail! it’s in midtown east! owned by David Burke and one of the best places I have eaten in nyc
lizlemon: Apizz is awesome, super romantic, amazing Italian food. Union Square Cafe is my fave restaurant in the world, American, Danny Meyer, amazing!
sarahmariemilly: Kashkaval on 9th ave between 55th and 56th. You can’t go wrong with any menu choice.
leeyooj: ippudo NY for your ramen fix!! (WE WENT HERE!)
valinnyc: Cocoron - the best hole-in-the-wall soba joint located in the Lower East Side!
omfgitsbebopspider: El Almacen in Williamsburg, Brooklyn (one stop into Brooklyn on the L train) - best steak I’ve ever had - it’s Argentinian & it’s AMAZING
anothertrendyhumanbean: Wild ginger in little Italy! It’s an amazing Asian fusion vegetarian place. I’m not even vegetarian and I love it. Miso eggplant is to dyefor
alizarathdtour: Pure Food and Wine….an experience you will never forget!,
abhincactanonverba: I like Deux Amis in Midtown East. I’ve been there twice and had delicious food (boeuf bourgignon is great) and excellent service.
thisishilari0us: 11 Madison Park! Simply, high class food.
delpetunia: BLOSSOM! UNBELIEVABLE organic vegan & vegetarian food and they’re just a few blocks from the museum of natural history!
keepmunching: Southern Hospitality (Justin Timberlake’s southern restaurant), Spice Market, Indochine, Buddakon, Mercer Kitchen, Commerce, Gemma, Gabriella
jollydreams: if you like japanese food and also like buffets, go to mizumi. very fresh sushi and good customer service!
androgenius: max brenner! everything chocolate :)
helloblogitsmemargaret: shake shack (NOM) (WE WENT HERE!), eataly (anytime), macando (dinner), stone street (atmosphere), diablo royale (brunch), Almond (dinner)
afoodbeast: Gramarcy Tavern, eat at the bar, enjoy the nuts. Incredible relaxed atmosphere and decor. Excellent cocktails and food.
ronniefein: If you like Turkish food or want to try some, go to Beyoglu on 3rd avenue/81st street. Great food, especially the appetizers.
ohlili: all unique, cute decor, well-priced & great menu: apiary, dovetail, little owl, elephant and castle, ippudo, markt, westville, peel’s
ceallaigh: Joe’s Shanghai on Pell St. Dumplings! and the Buns!
stophs: PHO amazing vietnemese, Prime Meats burger and cocktails, Banh Mi Saigon sandwich #1, Grey Lady vibe and seasonal eats
drmeg: Luke’s Lobster- Why? Lobster roll!
cookingcaveman: My favorite restaurant in the entire world is Katz’s Deli, on Houston St, on the lower east side. The pastrami is to die for.
Where we actually went:
Ippudo: I love ramen, so this was a no brainer.
Otto: Don’t question it, just get the egg pizza.
Linen Hall: Top-of-the-line bar food and great drinks.
Qi: Thai food that was nothing to write home about.
Mono + Mono: Awesome Korean fried chicken and other pan-Asian yummies.
Van Leeuwen Artisan Ice Cream Truck: Pretty special ice cream — worth it.
Mamouns: The cheapest, best felafel ever. Lives up to the hype.
Shake Shack: I’ve been before but I had to take my man since he’s a burger fanatic.
Milk Bar: I’ve been here before too. Some of the stuff we got was disappointing, but my cereal milk soft serve with corn flakes on top was pretty delicious.
I feel like we missed out on a ton great restaurants because we mainly stayed around the Union Square/East Village area to eat since we were staying there. Next time I go to NYC, I’ll definitely be trying more of the places you suggested! Lizlemon, I’m mad I missed out on Union Square Cafe since we stayed around the corner! We almost went!