NYC Restaurant Reviews

One of my favorite things to do in NYC is go out to eat, and like most New Yorkers, I do an awful lot of it.

Here’s some of the places I’ve written about here, organized by neighborhood. As I eat out a lot (and have written about quite a few places on here), this is a constantly-evolving page. Let me know if there are any restaurants you’d like to see on here. If I haven’t been, maybe I can go. You know, for you.

Financial District:

Stella: an bistro that blends French, Argentinean and Asian cuisines; 213 Front Street

Ulysses: an Irish pub on Stone Street. Decent food, fun vibe during the summer when you can sit outdoors; 95 Pearl Street

Vintry Wine & Whisky: oh, only my favorite wine bar ever. This cozy little wine bar is way too cool for the Financial District; 57 Stone Street

Cowgirl Seahorse: an eclectic little American/Tex-Mex restaurant; 259 Front Street

Stone Street Tavern: pretty much what it sounds like. A tavern. A great post-NYC Half brunch spot, though; 52 Stone Street

Il Brigante: Cozy little Italian restaurant that even my Italian mother likes; 214 Front Street


Bubby’s: a delicious, comfort-food style restaurant that’s definitely an NYC brunch mainstay. There’s usually a long line, but I think it’s worth it; 120 Hudson Street (DUMBO, 1 Main Street)

Kitchenette: definitely one of my favorite NYC brunch spots. Totally unassuming, this place has amazing home-style (you know, if your mom happens to be the best cook ever) food. My favorite brunch is the Lumberjack here; 156 Chambers Street.

The Harrison: This upscale bistro seems relatively simple, but it has incredibly well-executed food; 355 Greenwich Street.

Dean’s: a family-style Italian restaurant; 349 Greenwich Street


Lure Fishbar: a cool restaurant that focuses on seafood. Inside, it looks like a giant boat and has a fun vibe; 142 Mercer Street

West Village

Otto: one of the legendary Mario Batali restaurants; 1 Fifth Avenue

Sushi Samba: part of the boutique sushi chain, it’s still a fun place for a birthday; 87 7th Avenue S


Friend of a Farmer: a country-style restaurant with great brunch; 77 Irving Place

Pure Food and Wine: one of the NYC raw/vegan meccas. Upscale and with an inviting atmosphere; 54 Irving Place

Upper East Side: 

Candle 79: the other NYC raw/vegan mecca. Incredibly executed food with a creative twist; 154 E. 79th Street


4 comments on “NYC Restaurant Reviews

  1. Claudia

    I’m trying to plan a trip to New York City in the fall and am trying to decide on a hotel. Any suggestions? Or any “stay away from here” spots to be aware of? There as so many options it’s overwhelming!

  2. James

    Wow! I can’t imagine how you do it. Your love for food and still being able to lose all the weight truly is amazing. Unlike you, I’m having a hard time losing weight because of all the good food places near our home.

    James from Fast Food Franchise


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