I’ve always been one of those people that everyone asks for restaurant advice. I eat out eight days a week and knew there were affordable options in New York City. I wrote 365 Guide New York City so anyone can enjoy the city that I love at a fraction of the cost.
365 Guide includes restaurant deals and bar specials in Manhattan plus seasonal favorites, the best pizza, awesome desserts and more. I hope you enjoy my advice on this blog and all the deals included in 365 Guide.
Please let me know if you’re looking for an affordable way to enjoy the restaurant and bar scene in New York City. I’m happy to help.
Yes, New York City is expensive but I can’t imagine living anywhere else. While BYOB’s are common in New Jersey, BYOB opportunities do exist in Manhattan. Start planning a money saving evening with your favorite bottle and impeccable food. Not having a bar bill is a real treat. All of my selections are upscale elegant restaurants perfect for any special occasion.
Brasserie 8 1/2 (9 West 57th Street) You can’t miss the large red number 9 on the sidewalk in front of the entrance to Brasserie. Down the opulent staircase you’ll find one of the finest French restaurants in the city. Stop by […]
Truth be told, I love Mister Softee. The sight of that treats truck makes me swoon but it’s been a long time since ice cream trucks were the only game in town. These days you can find just about any type of cuisine roaming the streets. The New York Food Association’s Ben Goldberg gave me some tips on these yummy roving food experts. Follow them on social media to see where they’ll be on any given day. You can even book a truck for your next event.
It’s time to start planning a fun filled weekend in New York City for the special “father” in your life. No matter what your dad is into, he’s sure to be pleased spending time with his favorite child:) Spoil the man in your life with a fine memorable meal.
Minetta Tavern (113 MacDougal Street) Nothing screams manly brunch quite like a meal at Minetta Tavern. Once a speakeasy in the 1920s, the upscale steakhouse is full of luscious steaks and fresh seafood with a unique old school New York vibe. Treat dad to brunch and you’ll be full all day. Order the Steak Frites ($33) or the infamous Black Label Burger ($31) served with caramelized onions and pommes frites. Cocktails are pricey but generous in size. Try the Spicy […]
After recently visiting California, it’s impossible not to get bitten by the wine bug. Luckily in New York City there are a bevy of wine bars to get my grape fix. Paired with just the right bites, they elevate the wine experience to a whole new level. Since it’s cheaper than flying to Napa or Paso Robles, check out these New York City wine experts.
Riposo 72 (50 West 72nd Street) Get in touch with your Italian wine favorites at Riposo 72. You must order a flatbread piled high with toppings and zest. The staff is always attentive and helpful when choosing your perfect glass. The wild mushroom pizza with goat cheese ($17) and the sweet Italian sausage with broccoli rabe ($19) are amazing. Everyday from 4 […]
One of my favorite things about New York City is the endless stream of restaurants. While I am certainly guilty of revisiting old favorites, I definitely keep an eye opened for new places to try. Today’s newcomer is tomorrows good old standard. Give the new guys a chance.
Blake Lane (1429 Third Avenue) Simple, colorful plates are served at this California style eatery that’s big on bowls, salads and sandwiches. From 4-7 p.m. daily much on spiced pumpkin popcorn ($2), deviled eggs ($3) or guacamole with chips ($5) at the bar. Beer is $5, cocktails $7 and assorted wines $8. Ingredients are locally sourced and the ambience is industrial modern chic. While they are health conscious, they serve creative moderately priced veggie and non-veg dishes. Try the tuna tartine […]
Living in New York City means having access to all types of ethnic food. The more I travel, the more I realize how good the cuisine is in NYC. This week experience one of my favorite things, flavorful tapas from Spain. You get to order double and taste more dishes!
Amada (250 Vesey Street) Chef Jose Garces took a quick ride from Philadelphia to open another Spanish tapas hot spot in the Big Apple. Monday through Friday from 5-7 p.m. pig out on $8 tapas and wines plus $5 beers. The chorizo garlic sausage and the pimientos de padron peppers are absolutely delicious. If you’re with a large group splurge for rabbit chorizo paella ($68) or lobster seafood paella ($78). One of their specialties for groups is a whole roast suckling pig that needs […]