I’m heading back to NYC this week, but this time with Brandon. You may remember that I went for work a couple months ago and had my mom with me, which was so fun. We had such a great time and I kept thinking how much I wanted to go back in the fall. We went to a lot of great places on the last trip, but I was ready for more suggestions from y’all this time around. (Planning out where to eat in NYC is one of the most stressful things because there are literally so many options!)

When I asked you guys on Instagram for suggestions, tons of recommendations came in. I also had so many of you request that I share the responses. I thought it would be easiest if I compiled everything into a blog post for you where it could live forever. There are three categories: lunch, dinner, and activities. Sharing all of those with you today!

 

 

 

BRUNCH/LUNCH:

Gramercy Tavern (top recommendation)

The Smith

Shake Shack Madison Square Park

La Merceri

Delicatessen

Saks 5th Ave restaurant

Fred’s at Barney’s

The Loeb Boathouse

Balthazar

Le Bibloquet

Eataly (SERRA rooftop – top recommendation)

BG Cafe at Bergdorf’s

The Freehand

Sara Beth’s at Central Park

Restoration Hardware Rooftop (I can attest to this for lunch or dinner!)

Dudley’s

Los Tacos

Sadelles (top recommendation for brunch)

Refinery Rooftop

Ruby’s

Daily Provisions

Sadelle’s (top recommendation)

Tavern on the Green

Ladurée

Beauty & Essex

Upland

Jack’s Wife Frieda

Jacob’s Pickles (top recommendation)

Loring Place (top recommendation)

Le CouCou (top recommendation)

La Mercerie (top recommendation)

The Butcher’s Daughter (top recommendation)

Emily’s in West Village – y’all are saying they have the best burger

ABC Kitchen

Milos

Rosemary’s (top recommendation)

 

 

DINNER:

Polo Bar (one of the top recommendations!)

Quality Meats (another top)

The Rainbow Room (I’ve been told heading here for drinks is a great option.)

Locanda Verde (lots of recs on this!)

Wolfgang’s

Don Angie (highly recommended by you guys!)

Freeman’s

Palma (highly recommended!)

Catch (I’ve eaten here before and it’s wonderful and fun.)

L’Artusi (Probably the most recommended!)

Cookshop

Upland

Bar 65 – pre dinner drinks

Gramercy Tavern (highly recommended)

Little Owl (highly recommended)

Mr. Chow

Emilio’s Ballato

Penelope

Maison Pickle

Manhatta (views!)

Fish Club

Sushi of Gari 46

Buvette (brunch looks amazing!)

Little Prince

Loring Place

Au Cheval

Carbone (highly recommended)

Joseph Leonard

The Campbell – late night drinks

Stanton Social (highly recommended)

ABC Kitchen (highly recommended)

Locanda Verde (highly recommended)

Rosemarys (highly recommended)

Angelos

Le Coucou (highly recommended)

Keens Steakhouse

One if by Land, Two if by Sea

Pizza loves Emily

River Cafe

Blue Hill

Uncle Boone’s

Cafe Cluny

Cotenna

Frank Restaurant

Rubirosa

Buddakan

Scarpetta

II Bucco

Zuma

Supper

Jue Lan

Buddakan

Carmine’s (highly recommended)

Flex Mussels (highly recommended)

Del Posto

Beauty & Essex

August NYC

I Sodi (highly recommended)

The Spotted Pig (highly recommended)

Bemelman’s Bar in the Carlyle – drinks

Balthazar

Terra

Per Se – drinks in lobby

Pil Pil

Oxomoco

 

 

WHAT TO DO:

Bike ride through Central Park

Top of the Rock

Tribeca Sailing

Walk the Highline

See a Broadway Show

Happy Hour at The Standard Bar

Explore The MET

Catch Woody Allen and his jazz band at Bemelman’s Bar

Wander around neighborhoods

Shop in Chelsea Markets

Get a massage in China Town (honestly had multiple people say this!)

Day trip to wineries and farms on the North Fork

Sailboat Ride on the Clipper CIty

Rowboat in Central Park

Freedom Tower Tour

NYC Botanical Garden

Ice Skate in Central Park

Walk the Brooklyn Bridge & put a lock on fence

Go to an exercise class

The Frick

Food tour through Greenwich Village

The Vessel in Hudson Yards

MOMA

Tenement Museum

Shop around at 5th Avenue, Soho, Noho, Lafayette

Grab a cookie from Levain Bakery

Yankees game

Helicopter Tour of the city

Take the Staten Island Ferry

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2 Comments

  1. Michele
    October 1, 2019 / 10:12 am

    Thank you so much for this!!

  2. October 1, 2019 / 4:53 pm

    Oh man – craving NYC more than ever now!!! Sorry if I missed this but have y’all decided on a place to stay? I only ask because for me, I’m dying to stay at the Plaza at least once in my life but WHEW to rates! LEt us know what y’all decide on – would love to check it out!

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