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.
Let’s face it, oysters are delicious but ridiculously priced in New York City. Spending $20 for six oysters that barely quench my appetite just makes me sad. Luckily, some of the best seafood restaurants offer $1 oyster specials that are sure to please. You can get full on oysters for $12 a dozen.
Good Night Sonny (134 First Avenue) From 4-7 p.m. daily enjoy a sampling of $1 oysters, $.50 clams, beers starting at $4 and cocktails $8. They always offer up to ten different varieties straight from the source and $1.25 clams. The menu is reasonable and the portions ample. You can view the rotating menu online which changes based on the freshest catch. The classic wooden nautical bar mixes with a cool East Village vibe. The Roast […]
Sometimes nothing satisfies like a perfectly grilled hamburger. The juice dripping down your chin, toppings falling sideways and the texture of a fresh bun is a luscious experience. Beware, not all burger joints are created equal. Follow my lead to find hamburger utopia as we head into fall.
Black Burger (570 Eighth Avenue) The next time you get a burger hankering, skip McDonald’s and opt for a fresh Angus burger. Black Burger only uses 100% Black Angus prime USDA choice beef. It is never, ever frozen and once the calf is born it is DNA tested and tagged so it can be tracked all the way to your plate. The Black with Cheese is just $5.99 or double it for $8.49. Add a small fries and a […]
We have been spoiled with amazing August weather this year. As summer comes to a close, take advantage of one last weekend fling. Plan a Labor Day “staycation” in New York City and ease into fall.
The Frying Pan (Pier 66) If you crave a water view without traveling to the beaches, spend Monday at The Frying Pan. The Pan is a collection of ships docked at Pier 66 (26th Street) that includes a floating bar and restaurant with spectacular water views of New Jersey. I feel like I’m on vacation when I visit. The burgers and fries are better than mom used to make on the barbecue. They make a mean margarita, have buckets of Rolling Rock (6) for $34, and a full bar for all […]
The deals just keep on coming this summer! In case you haven’t visited Harlem to check out the sights, participating restaurants and retailers are offering specials through August 31st for $10.17, $20.17 and $30.17. Take in a spin or yoga class and then enjoy brunch at a discount. It’s the perfect motivation to subway uptown and explore.
Vinateria (2211 Frederick Douglass Boulevard) If homemade pastas are in your wheelhouse, book a reservation at this quaint modern trattoria. The menu and wines by the glass change with the seasons so there is always something new to try. The staff is knowledgeable and may help you discover a new varietal. They focus on comfort food rooted in the rich culinary traditions of Italy and Spain. Try the Rosemary […]
I still find it thrilling to take in a sweeping view of New York City. Especially during the summer, a different vantage point is a bit of a mini vacation. Sometimes it’s easy to forget how vertical the city is until you take an elevator to the top floors. Treat yourself and your warm weather guests to Manhattan in the clouds.
Upstairs at the Kimberly Hotel (145 East 5oth Street) On the penthouse floor of the Kimberly Hotel lives a sophisticated oasis for gourmet small plates and amazing views of midtown New York. This terrace is a swanky gem perfect for after work cocktails and very long lunches. The stunning rooftop bar and lounge sits thirty stories high and the tapas menu is designed […]
Now that you’ve scoured both the French and Italian restaurants offering restaurant week savings, let’s dig into Mexican specialties. You have until August 18th to take advantage of $29 lunches and $42 dinners.
Rosa Mexicana (3 locations) Back in 1984, this restaurant helped lead the way by bringing a “new” type of upscale cuisine to New Yorkers. The chain’s outposts in Lincoln Center, Midtown East and on East 18th Street still serve up Mexican goodness in an authentic yet stylish and festive atmosphere. Every time I visit the food is consistently delicious. From 4-7 p.m. Monday through Friday enjoy discounts on cocktails, sangria and beer at the bar (except Lincoln Center location). The Guacamole is made fresh to order and worth every calorie. Save room for the delightful avocado ice cream […]