Where to Eat and Drink in New York City

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Donuts at BaubleBar HQ - I actually got to try Cookie Do NYC there!

Wine and appetizers at Terrior TriBeCa.

Cocktails and appetizers at The Bennett in TriBeCa.

Outside of Little Park in TriBeCa for breakfast!

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Burrata and a prosciutto sandwich at Eataly!

The bathroom at Blue Hill, since I couldn't take pics of the food.

The set up at Serafina TriBeCa.

Vegan dessert at By Chloe.

Dinner at Trattoria Spagetto.

Cocktails at The Garret - a speakeasy on top of Five Guys and Fries!

Brunch at The Smith.

Let me start off my apologizing for my poor food photography. I am actually pretty good about taking food pictures, but I didn’t think I’d even post about food this trip. Yettttt here I am. *hi, hello!* My mom has always joked that I like to eat my way through cities and New York City is one of the best! It’s almost like there’s too much…almost; )

I tried to list different price points, but let’s be real…NYC is one of the most expensive places to eat, er I mean do anything in! If I didn’t list it in the space below I either haven’t tried it or don’t think it’s work going to. For example, I’ve been to Serendipity, but you really only need a Frozen Hot Chocolate once…unless that’s you’re thing?  I know some people feel the same about Disney World,  I digress. You do you! At the end of the day, if you are really that much on a budget, the street slice pizza stands will be your best friend.

Anyway here’s my list! Note that some of the places listed under “to drink” actually have food as well, so you can always kill two birds with one stone!



Alice's Tea Cup. Grab a tea and a pastry, or even a real meal if you'd like! If something says "drink me", chances are you can;)

Blue Ribbon Downing Street Bar. This bar has a myriad of things, but specializes in wine. Has appetizers too!

Dante NYC. Awesome bar AND a full menu. What more do you need?

Dead Rabbit. Killer bar scene and has a full menu as well.

Employees Only. A M A Z I N G prohibition style bar. Offers a full menu as well.

La Compagnie des Vins Surnaturales. French wine list with French and Mediterranean small bites.

Mother of Pearl. A fun little tikibar that has Hawaiian food.

Nitecap. Retro style bar with something for everyone.

NoMad Bar. BEST BAR IN THE CITY. Go right when they open so you can at least try to get in before the crowd.

Terroir TriBeCa. Wine bar with Italian tapas. Has a great patio too!

The Bennett. Get the veggie chips, while the bartender makes you a cocktail!

The Garret. A speakeasy located at the top of a Five Guys. Walk to the back where the kitchen is and take a hard left and go up the stairs!

Toby's Estate Coffee. Brooklyn based craft coffee roaster.


To EAT...

Babbo Ristorante Enoteca. Italian fare by Chef Mario Batali.

Blue Hill. American cuisines by Chef Dan Barber. Featured on Chef's Table season 1, episode 2. FAVORITE FAVORITE.

Buvette. French bistro - go for brunch! No reservations.

By Chloe. Trendy, but you have to try it. It is vegan food and sweets that taste so good, you won’t even know it is vegan.

Catch. Seafood and killer rooftop bar.

Cosme. Mexican fare by Chef Enrique Olvera.

Eataly. Marketplace with a ton of different food and drink options, as well as retail product. Also good to just relax and have a glass of wine.

Eleven Madison Park. Upscale dining by Chef Daniel Humm.

Joe’s Pizza. By the slice and open late. Y U M.

La Bernaden. French Cuisine by Chef Eric Ripert.

Little Park. Great ingredients make great food by Chef Andrew Carmellini. Go for any meal of the day!

Mex Brenner: Chocolate by the Bald Man. Go for dessert. It is to die for. A must do for chocoholics.

Per Se. New York interpretation of the French Laundry, by Thomas Keller. Tasting menus and all the goodness!

Serafina. Easy Italian food with a beautiful set-up. 

Sarabeth's Kitchen. Central Park Staple. Go early so you can get a table for brunch!

Shake Shack. Go to the original location in Madison Square Park!

The Smith. Trendy spot with good drinks, dinner, and brunch! Get the s'more dessert.

Trattoria Spagetto. Moderately priced Italian food at a family owned restaurant. Nice little corner patio too!

Okay so did I leave off any of your favorites or must visits?  Honestly, New York has so many amazing rooftop bars and food scenes, it's hard to catch them all. Let me know for my next visit!!

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