Ask Monica Blog Dining Tips 2018-06-07T14:32:28-04:00

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.

2402, 2023

Plan Your Next Party at Space 54

By | February 24th, 2023|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Space 54 New York City
Space 54

Space 54 (226 East 54th Street) Finding just the right space to hold an event can be a daunting task. With 4,500 square feet of newly designed event space, including an exquisite 19’ marble bar in the cocktail area and another in the main room. They offer an advanced audiovisual tech setup with 2 audio zones equipped with wireless mics, A/V Wall Inputs, Dual HDMI Input, 2 Motorized Projectors with Epson HD capability, and Danley Sand Subwoofers. Space54 also offers coat check, security, A/V connections, LED panel ceilings, multiple projection screens, and a state-of-the-art sound system. 

Space 54 New York City Monica DiNatale Sushi

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1301, 2022

Restaurant Week (Month) Returns

By | January 13th, 2022|Uncategorized|0 Comments

I get giddy when Restaurant Week turns into Restaurant Month. From January 18th to February 13th give your wallet a rest with incredible deals throughout the city. Now you can try four times as many places while saving money! This year restaurants are offering two-course lunches for $29 and three-course dinners for $39. If you want to splurge, select high-end places are $59 for dinner.

Courtesy: Jacob’s Pickles

Jacob’s Pickles (509 Amsterdam Avenue) Pickles are a religion at this Southern-inspired eatery. Expand your horizons with pickled veggies of all kinds, including green beans and beets. The star of the show to me is their Buttermilk Fried Chicken Sandwiches. Each […]

410, 2021

Taste of the Seaport Returns!

By | October 4th, 2021|Deals. Deals. Deals., There Is Nothing To Do|0 Comments

Fall is in the air and what better way to celebrate the spirit of New York City than with a food extravaganza! On Saturday, October 16th (from 12 p.m.–3 p.m. at Piers 16 and 17) Taste of the Seaport returns for the 11th year of food, fun, and fundraising. Proceeds from the festival will benefit PS 343 Peck Slip School and PS 397 Spruce Street School arts and enrichment programs. Downtown’s premier food festival brings together over 30 of the best restaurants in Lower Manhattan and showcases an array of local vendors, artisans and entertainers.

Taste of Seaport

Food lovers are invited to explore a variety of culinary options available in the Seaport and Financial District with delicious dishes from Eataly […]

1305, 2021

Delightful Brooklyn Dumplings

By | May 13th, 2021|Deals. Deals. Deals., There Is Nothing To Do|0 Comments

Courtesy: Daniel Kwak

Brooklyn Dumpling Shop (131 1st Avenue) Brooklyn Dumpling will soon be the first to market a one-of-a-kind quick-serve dumpling restaurant at St. Mark’s Place in the East Village of Manhattan. The 24-hour restaurant, opening Wednesday, May 19th, will have a contactless ordering system with the most innovative technology of today and Zero Human Interaction (ZHI) throughout the entire grab-and-go process. The state-of-the-art food locker will offer guests a safe and easy option to pick up orders at their peak freshness. Safety measures being implemented at Brooklyn Dumpling Shop will include contact-free ordering kiosks allowing customers to order ahead or scan a QR code at the TRAY kiosk, enabling them to order directly from their mobile phone. Their order […]

2501, 2021

Rockin’ Restaurant Week

By | January 25th, 2021|Deals. Deals. Deals., There Is Nothing To Do|0 Comments

For a foodie, Restaurant Week is like “Christmas in January” because you can eat like a king for a song. This year Restaurant Week pricing applies to take-out and delivery at some of New York City’s best haunts. Lunch or dinner from January 25-31 is only $20.21. We can all use a tasty deal and a delicious meal, so plan your ordering now.

Keens Steakhouse (72 West 36th Street) It’s electrifying to order a steak at a discounted price. Keens is a premier steakhouse that owns the largest collection of churchwarden pipes in the world. Prior to 1885, Keens was a part […]

2511, 2020

Thanksgiving Treats

By | November 25th, 2020|Deals. Deals. Deals., There Is Nothing To Do|0 Comments

Holidays will certainly be different this year. Although you can’t be with all your loved ones, you can still enjoy a safe and delicious meal while starting new traditions. Plan to order-in or dine outside at one of New York City’s many restaurants.

The Capital Grille (4 locations) Dine with Capital Grille (dine-in and take-out) and prepare to be delighted by time-honored Thanksgiving dishes with panache. Known for prime meats and fresh seafood, The Grille is offering an abundance of choices on Thursday. Roasted Turkey, Brioche Stuffing, Sam’s Mashed Potatoes, French Green Beans, Cranberry-Pear Chutney, and Pumpkin Cheesecake awaits your belly. Thanksgiving and dinner menus […]