Ask Monica Blog Dining Tips 2018-06-07T14:32:28+00:00

Ask Monica Blog Dining Tips

NYC Dining TipsI’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.

2103, 2019

More March Madness

By | March 21st, 2019|Deals. Deals. Deals., There Is Nothing To Do|0 Comments

Standings Bar March Madness NYC 265 Guide New York CityIn case you need a few more options for your March Madness festivities, check out these fine establishments. There are many discounted drink and food specials to take advantage of even if you’re not into basketball.

Standings Bar ( 43 East 7th Street) Standings offers TVs in every corner and covers everything sport all the time. If you lived nearby, it’s the type of bar you’d visit several times a week. They even offer free pizza every Friday night at 8 p.m. For March Madness, surround yourself with all the games while enjoying free pizza as well. The pizza will be served at 1 p.m. during the tournament. There are 20+ craft beers on tap to soak up all that dough. The bar is small […]

1403, 2019

Masterful March Madness

By | March 14th, 2019|Deals. Deals. Deals., There Is Nothing To Do|0 Comments

Heartland Brewery NYC March Madness 365 Guide New York CityAfter your St. Patty’s Day celebrations this week, why not gear up for March Madness mayhem. Even if you’re not into college hoops, the energy in the city is electric with plenty of eating and drinking deals to give you even more energy.

Heartland Brewery (2 locations) Heartland consistently brews some of New York’s freshest craft beers, including six unique brews and a wide range of seasonal ones. They pride themselves on being made from indigenous ingredients such as Wisconsin malt, hops from Washington and Oregon, and American yeast. All beers are served at their freshest within one to two weeks of brewing.  Heartland is showing all games for the tournament with revolving beer and food specials. The menu is huge with […]

703, 2019

St. Patty’s Day New York Style

By | March 7th, 2019|Deals. Deals. Deals., There Is Nothing To Do|0 Comments

If a jam-packed parade on St. Patty’s Day isn’t your thing, why not breeze into a crowded pub! There are plenty of watering holes worth visiting but only a few with legitimate old world charm. Celebrate all things Irish as these fine bars the weekend of March 15th.McSorley's Old Ale House St. Patty's Day NYC New York City 365 Guide

McSorley’s Old Ale House (15 East 7th Street) It doesn’t get more authentic than McSorley’s Old Ale House. Established in 1854, McSorley’s can boast of being New York City’s oldest continuously operated saloon. Everyone from Abe Lincoln to John Lennon have passed thru McSorley’s swinging doors. Enter the sawdust strewn floors and history patched walls for a trip back through time. If you’re looking for fancy craft beers filled with fruit and herbs, move on to another bar. Perhaps the […]

2802, 2019

French February

By | February 28th, 2019|Deals. Deals. Deals., There Is Nothing To Do|0 Comments

Cafe du Soleil NYC French restaurant nyc 365 Guide New York City

As February comes to a close and warm weather gets a wee bit closer, consider a French meal to remind you of Springtime in Paris. The French seem to like prix-fixe menus giving us all the opportunity to eat upscale without breaking the bank.

Cafe du Soleil (2723 Broadway) Cafe du Soleil offers traditional French fare with the warm hospitality of a neighborhood café. It is a light filled space with huge brass mirrors, leather banquettes and modern bistro accents. They are known for their lively weekend brunch and daily prix-fixe menu. Everyday form 4-7 p.m. and all night Tuesday enjoy $5 wines, beer, cocktails and $6 small bites like Burgundy Snails at the bar. Platter specials for $14 include Mussels and a Black […]

2102, 2019

Classy Cigar Bars

By | February 21st, 2019|Deals. Deals. Deals., There Is Nothing To Do|0 Comments

Today’s cigar bars not only offer fine smokes, but exquisite cuisine with top shelf liquors all designed to pair together. They offer an escape to old world sophistication and upscale service without the urge to “turn tables over.” Evenings are meant for lingering and tasting.

Soho Cigar Bar NYC New York City Courtesy: Soho Cigar Bar

Soho Cigar Bar (32 Watts Street) Formerly known as Circa Tabac, Soho Cigar Bar is one of New York’s oldest cigar bars and lounges, celebrating it’s twentieth anniversary. The warm and welcoming environment is reminiscent of a 1920’s speakeasy with plush leather furnishings and an art deco inspired décor. Modern touches include a new state-of-the-art ventilation system and flat screen TVs throughout, which are discreetly hidden by timeless photography. Walking into Soho Cigar Bar is like stepping back in time, all the […]

1402, 2019

Very Valentine

By | February 14th, 2019|Deals. Deals. Deals., There Is Nothing To Do|0 Comments

Gramercy Tavern Valentines Day NYC 365 Guide New York City

On this day of celebrating the special people in your life, why not show your appreciation with food! Whether it’s a high end meal or a small treat, be sure to display love today.

Gramercy Tavern (42 East 20th Street) For more than twenty years, Gramercy has wowed diners in a historic landmark building and earned nine James Beard Awards, including “Outstanding Restaurant” and “Outstanding Chef in America”. On Valentine’s Day in the Main Dining Room they will offer a seven-course tasting menu at $225 per person. In the Tavern, a four-course menu is $125 per person. Gramercy Tavern is a non-tipping restaurant with hospitality included. They always deliver impeccable service creating a “special” meal on any day.