New York City Favorites
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Whether we’re in town for business (like the NY Now Home & Gift Market, which wraps up today), or just sneaking away for a fun weekend in the city, one thing’s for sure……REstyleSOURCE hearts NY! Here are a roundup of some of our favorite New York City picks for eating and sipping your way around town, plus links to even more restaurant and shopping goodness, so you can plan your next getaway accordingly. We’re already planning ours……
Tipsy Parson has an American contemporary menu with a southern twist. The name comes from a classic 150-year-old dessert comprised of almond cake and brandy-soaked fruit. And yes, you can find that on the menu, along with other seasonal temptations like chive biscuits with honeyed butter and seared skate wing with succotash, bacon, and pea shoots.
Buvette serves breakfast, brunch, lunch, dinner, and late-night snacks. Breakfast at Buvette means crepes with Nutella or eggs steamed with prosciutto. For lunch, there is house-made croque monsieur, croque madame, and even croque with mushrooms. Dinner means savory rabbit pot pie topped with puff pastry, cassoulet or even coq au vin.
BKLYN Larder specializes in “curated selections of our favorite foods,” says co-owner Sergio Hernandez. We find ourselves transfixed by the honey offerings alone — not to mention the Ciderbuck honey paired with hand-crafted cheese, which might need just a little proscuitto on top. Yes, it’s the kind of place that creates the immediate need for a picnic, or at least a bottle of wine and a night with friends at home.
Owner Murat Uyaroglu pours some of the best Stumptown coffee in Brooklyn. The homemade savory scones are so sought after that an early wake-up call is in order to guarantee your breakfast. But the character of Hungry Ghost comes from Uyaroglu’s particular idea: laptop space is limited. THIS is also a place for real people and real conversations. Remember that?
Within The Surrey you’ll find a bar that’s both a step back in time and yet fully aware of the present moment. Bar Pleiades has the touch of elegance you want in a hotel bar, drawing on inspiration from Coco Chanel and 1930s Art Deco styling, but keeps it contemporary and fresh with their distinctive cocktail recipes. Grab a drink here, and enjoy a taste of that New York glamour.
Want to do NYC like a pro? Check out this list of city faves from our friends at Samantha Drew Interiors…
Great Italian food is part of the foundation that New York City is built upon, and owner Mario Carbone is all about paying homage to that tradition. At Carbone’s table, you’ll find classic Italian-American dishes that trace their roots back to mid-20th century New York, when meals were delicious, well-prepared, and utterly comforting. This menu represents all your ‘Mama’s home cooking’ favorites, elevated to sophisticated status by elegant plating and great service.
Santina is another dining spot which embraces its New York Italian roots (also a creation from the owners of Carbone), but takes a more coastal approach. Located on the western edge of Manhattan, Santina’s inspiration merges the classic seafood-centric cuisine of the Italian coast with modern culinary sensibilities, while also acknowledging the history of the neighborhood. Many of the first farmer’s and seafood markets once stood along the Hudson River waterways where some of the city’s beautiful architecture now resides (like the Renzo Piano structure that houses Santina), and dishes like the Giardinia Crudite (seen in photo at left) pay homage to the past by highlighting fish and the best seasonal vegetables.
The Gansevoort Hotel offers visitors something a little bit more than stylish rooms, luxurious cocktails and proximity to the art galleries of Chelsea–although it certainly offers those as well. From 11 stories up on their rooftop deck, you’ll be able to take in breathtaking 360-degree views of the city and watch the sun setting over the Hudson River and the warehouses-turned-chic-establishments of the former Meatpacking District, all while enjoying a luscious French Kiss or a Marrakesh Express at the Zerzura rooftop bar. If you’re in the mood for something a little more mellow, come back earlier in the day and enjoy breakfast, lunch or dinner at The Chester.
This mid-century-inspired gem rises 18 stories directly above NYC’s High Line and offers stunning views of the Meatpacking District and everything beyond. There are several restaurants on the premises, including the Standard Grill, serving American classics, and the Biergarten, a German-inspired place to drop in and indulge in giant beers and giant pretzels. Our favorite option is the rooftop bar and crêperie, with the aforementioned views. Tumble into a soft bed in a luxurious room afterwards, and you’ll never want to leave……
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