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.

1601, 2020

Righteous Restaurant Week

By | January 16th, 2020|Deals. Deals. Deals., There Is Nothing To Do|0 Comments

Perrine Restaurant Week NYC 265 Guide New York City Monica DiNataleBeginning January 21st through February 9th, New York City Restaurant Week will arrive offering exquisite eats at a fraction of the price.  Next week pick some four $$$$ restaurants for lunch ( two-course, $26) or dinner (three-course, $42). Ordinarily considered expense account dining, save big with these three luxurious meals for a song.

Perrine (2 East 61st Street) Located in the iconic Pierre Hotel on Manhattan’s Upper East Side, Perrine delivers high-end cuisine in a modern bright setting. They focus on farm-to-table dishes utilizing seasonal specialties. During Restaurant Week, they are offering additional savings with weekend brunch/lunch for $26 and Sunday dinner for $42. Elections include Catskills Smoked Salmon, Roasted Branzino with white beans and Beef Short Ribs. Their featured cocktail for the […]

901, 2020

Slim Down in 2020

By | January 9th, 2020|Deals. Deals. Deals., There Is Nothing To Do|0 Comments

Gu Japanese Fusion Sushi NYC 365 Guide New York City 2020Another Holiday season behind us and another opportunity to drop those too-much-partying pounds. Although the celebrations were delightful, they take a toll on the waistline. Join me in slimming down with some great sushi meals in January.

Gu Japanese Fusion Sushi Bar (155 East 52nd Street) Gu’s fresh menu is massive with seafood choices and combo platters to delight. Sushi dinners start at $18 and kitchen entrees like Shrimp Teriyaki are $19. All items include a Miso Soup or Salad. Their Spicy Tuna ($6.50) and Yellowtail Jalapeno Rolls ($6.95) are my go to favorites. It’s a great pick for a late lunch if you work in Midtown East. Gu has a cool atmosphere with dim lighting and tables spaced appropriately so you can actually […]

1912, 2019

Captivating Christmas Eve

By | December 19th, 2019|Deals. Deals. Deals., There Is Nothing To Do|0 Comments

Tavern On The GreenChristmas Eve NYC 365 Guide New York City Monica DiNataleIf your family is coming to visit the Big Apple or you’ve decided to stay put for Christmas Eve, consider making a reservation to keep things simple. Many restaurants are offering prix-fixe menus well worth the price tag. Spend your time wrapping, and opening presents, instead of standing in the kitchen.

Tavern On The Green (67th Street & Central Park West) Wow your family with the magical setting of dining in Central Park. Tavern is open Christmas Eve and Christmas Day from 11 a.m.-11 p.m. Their gourmet four-course menu is $125 per adult and $65 for children 12 and younger. Choices include Wild Mushroom Ravioli, Grilled Maine Lobster Risotto with mango and jalapeno and Slow Roasted […]

1212, 2019

Planning The Perfect Party

By | December 12th, 2019|Deals. Deals. Deals., There Is Nothing To Do|0 Comments

Upstairs at Route 66 NYC Holiday Party 365 Guide New York City Monica DiNataleNew York City is in full swing holiday party mode. It’s not to late to plan the perfect event and have 2019 go out with a bang. Both large and small intimate events are easily handled by these bash experts.

The Upstairs at Route 66 (46 Stone Street) For a fun, relaxed hang complete with Shuffleboard, Foosball, Pinball and Darts, explore Upstairs. Located on historic Stone Street in the Financial District, Route 66 has a homespun vibe with craft beer selections that scream of southern hospitality. They offer an All-American Whiskey list comprised of an array of highly acclaimed bourbons, ryes and whiskeys. All taps strictly pour 100% American craft beer breweries. Fill up your guests with Pulled Pork Sliders ($95/25) or Sliced Brisket […]

512, 2019

High-End Holiday Happy Hour

By | December 5th, 2019|Deals. Deals. Deals., There Is Nothing To Do|0 Comments

Pera NYC Happy Hour 365 Guide New York City Restaurants Monica DiNataleWith the Holidays in full swing, visitors in droves are visiting the Big Apple. When guests arrive, it can be hard to manage expectations with a wallet friendly, yet high-end dining experience. Treating guests to some of New York City’s best restaurants can be a pricey proposition if you don’t know where to dine. Visit one of these delectable establishments to teach friends and family that happy hours do exist in New York City.

Pera (303 Madison Avenue ) Pera features numerous Mediterranean side dishes, marinated cuts of grilled meats and seafood and fresh baked regional breads. Signature mezes include Beef and Bulgur Tartare, Harissa Shrimp and Hand-Rolled Grape Leaves. Take advantage of specials available in the bar and lounge from […]

1411, 2019

Thankful Thanksgiving

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

Roeys Thanksgiving Nyc 365 Guide New York City Monica DiNataleInstead of sweating the day away in the kitchen on Thanksgiving, make a reservation for a stress free Thursday. From calm and casual bistros to high-end restaurants, New York City offers many options for turkey day.

Roey’s (1 Perry Street) Roey’s is small, casual and comfortable farmhouse type bistro. A popular haunt for wood-fired pizzas, Roey’s is offering a simple family style Thanksgiving menu at an affordable price. Adults are $50 and children $25. You’ll start with Mozzarella, Stracciatella and Prosciutto, an Apple and Arugula Salad with delicate squash and shaved parmigiano, and Pizza Knots with black garlic butter. Sides include Smoked Cheddar Polenta and ‘Nduja and Roasted Pear Stuffing with ricotta. The main attraction is the Wood-Fired Turkey roasted breast with sauteed mushrooms, […]