I’m headed back home to Singapore today, so I thought over the next week I might re-cap some of my fave places and things to do in New York.
I’m such a huge food fan (my mum was a chef) so I thought I’d start with some of the great places I’ve eaten at over the last 2 weeks…
The Mercer Kitchen (Brunch /Lunch) – Great Informal Café with exposed brick walls & dark wood furniture. Stop in whilst shopping in the SOHO area. 147 Mercer St New York
Bar at Pastis & what we ordered
Pastis (lunch) – Cute French bistro located in meat packing district serving beautifully fresh ‘provincial style’ food and great house cocktails. 9Ninth Avenue New York.
The Frying Pan Waterfront Restaurant (Weekend Lunch) – This is a casual self-service lunch spot & bar in Chelsea on a restored floating lighthouse once used by the Coast Guard. Pier 66a & West 26th St New York.
Gramercy Tavern – 42 East 20th St (Dinner) A romantic, seasonally driven dining experience. Try the tasting Menu at this 1 star Michelin Restaurant.
Sushi Samba is a fun dining experience with a unique blend of Japanese, Brazilian and Peruvian cuisine & music. 245 park avenue south New York or 87 seventh avenue south New York,
Buddakan – Flashy and filled with beautiful people. Buddakan offers amazing modern Asian Cuisine. 75 9th Ave New York.
El Rio Grande – Fun cocktails & Mexican food with an outdoor patio. 160 East 38th Street Yew York.
Grimaldi’s Pizzeria – Coal Brick Oven Pizza’s. Expect lines; however you will get in faster with groups of 3 or 4. Located under the Brooklyn Bridge, 1 Foot Bridge, Brooklyn, New York.
The Spotted Pig – Uber-cool yet relaxed Gastro-pub (expect to wait for food) – Also a 1 Star Michelin Star Restaurant. 314 W. 11th Street @ Greenwich St New York
Need Something Sweet ?
Donut Plant – Must try donuts!!! The Crème Brulee, Vanilla Bean (Yeasted), Chocolate (Yeasted).
Magnolia Bakery – There are a few dotted around Manhattan the original is on 401 Bleecker St New York.
Sprinkles Cupcakes – 780 Lexington Avenue New York (Between 60th & 61st Street) Near Bloomingdale’s. The best Red Velvet I have ever had! The Black & White is awesome too.