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.

2203, 2018

March Madness Mayhem

By | March 22nd, 2018|Deals. Deals. Deals., There Is Nothing To Do|0 Comments

Village Pourhouse March Madness NYC New York CityEven if you don’t follow basketball, it’s hard not to get caught up in the frenzy of March Madness. Sports bars are crowded, fans are passionate and deals are everywhere just waiting to be taken. You may as well take advantage of food and drink specials, even if you’re not watching the games.

Village Pourhouse (64 Third Avenue) Fans of exotic beers and sports can sip global finds while watching one of the twenty high definition televisions at this East Village tavern. A hearty pub menu, with burgers and nachos, help soak up the suds. During March Madness games, they’re serving up a cooler special with twenty four cans of beer ($120) and a bottle of Fireball for another hundred. You can also order Shotgun Buckets (five beers and 5 […]

803, 2018

Beautiful Beer Halls

By | March 8th, 2018|Deals. Deals. Deals., There Is Nothing To Do|0 Comments

Clinton Hall Beer Hall 365 Guide New York City NYCBeer Halls are the perfect location for group get-togethers and a raucous good time. Today’s beer gardens have upped their game with the quality of food and the meticulous attention paid to craft beers. It never ceases to amaze me that enormous beer gardens actually exist in New York City.

Clinton Hall (230 East 51st Street) One of the newest additions to the Beer Hall landscape is opening on March 16th. Tucked inside The Pod Hotel, Clinton Hall is a 3,000 square foot restaurant with an industrial layout and an outdoor garden. They are striving to make if feel like an adult playground with oversized Jenga games, Connect 4 and TV’s in […]

103, 2018

More Than Just Steak

By | March 1st, 2018|Deals. Deals. Deals., There Is Nothing To Do|0 Comments


New York City has a plethora of classic steakhouses serving supreme cuts of meat. I’m always up for a good steak, but it’s nice to have options. Restaurants may be known for perfectly grilled steaks, but better know for a well rounded menu and unique specialties. Bring carnivores and vegetarians together at a meal at one of this weeTBar Steak Salmon 365 Guide New York City NYCks picks. A chef that knows how to sear a steak is a real bonus.

TBar Steak and Lounge (1278 Third Avenue) TBar’s menu is completely diverse with seafood, steaks, gourmet burgers and creative TBar Steak Lounge 365 Guide New York City NYCsalads. Was my steak cooked perfectly? Yes! But my taste buds […]

2202, 2018

Barbecue In Winter

By | February 22nd, 2018|Deals. Deals. Deals., There Is Nothing To Do|0 Comments

This little burst of warm weather has gotten me thinking about Summer. I don’t know about you, but I forget about barbecue once the cold weather starts. Even though I’m not grilling it, the thoHill Country 365 Guide NYC Restaurant Deals Bar Barbecue New York City Guide Book Monica DiNataleught of barbecue warms my soul. The spicy hot flavors along with comfort foods like mac n’ cheese feel right when it’s raining or snowing. Prime your palette for Summer with some delicious barbecue in February.

Hill Country Barbecue Market (30 West 26th Street) They have among the best brisket I’ve ever had! The meat is so moist and tender, that it melts in your mouth and cuts with a fork. The jalapeno and cheese sausage is another item you don’t want […]

1302, 2018

Last Minute Valentine’s Day Plans

By | February 13th, 2018|Deals. Deals. Deals., There Is Nothing To Do|0 Comments

La Lanterna Valentines Day 365 Guide NYC New York CityLove is in the air. If you’re struggling with what to do and where to eat on Valentine’s Day, try a prix-fixe menu to take out the guesswork. Most restaurants are offering special menus so be sure to check before making a reservation.

La Lanterna Di Vittorio (129 MacDougal Street) This gourmet pizza and wine bar is perfectly romantic with dim lighting, wrought iron furniture and sky lights. The covered back patio screams date night. For Valentine’s Day they are offering an $80 four-course prix-fixe menu that ends with taking home a bottle of Prosecco to continue the evening. Impress your sweetie by starting with the Passionfruit Champagne Cocktail and a choice of one of three homemade lasagnas. The Bar Next Door […]

102, 2018

Steakhouse Restaurant Week Picks

By | February 1st, 2018|Deals. Deals. Deals., There Is Nothing To Do|0 Comments

Wollenskys Grill Steakhouse Restuarant Week NYC New York CityIt’s not too late to take advantage of Restaurant Week!  Continue saving money by visiting some of the top steakhouses in the city. Nothing is sweeter than dining on a steak dinner at a supreme discount. Through February 9th enjoy three-course $29 lunches and $42 dinners.

Wollensky’s Grill (201 East 49th Street) Start with the Fried Calamari followed by a ten ounce Filet Mignon and Bourbon Pecan Pie for dessert. If you’re really hungry, add the fourteen ounce Dry-Aged Sirloin for an additional $10. They specialize is USDA prime grade beef that is dry aged and hand butchered ensuring outstanding quality, texture and flavor. The grill is the casual spin off next door to Smith & Wollensky offering steaks, burgers and late night hours. Steaks have been pouring […]