Where do Ex-Pats Eat in NYC?

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Best Ex-Pat Restaurants in NYC.

Nowhere is New York City’s diversity more visible than in its dining scene. When it comes to delicious ethnic restaurants, these places are the real deal, staffed by expatriates looking to share their culture. It’s certainly cheaper than flying to Spain.

Donostia (155 Avenue B) Donostia is where the Spaniards dine and specializes in authentic pintxos, the Basque version of tapas, with an emphasis on imported Spanish seafood conservas.  The tortillas del dia are a delicious mini toasted sandwich bursting with fresh cheeses, meats or spreads. Definitely try the mussels in escabeche sauce. They offer an unbelievable array of vermouth and sherry. If you haven’t tried either the bartenders can help you find a new favorite and open up a whole new world of beverages.

Smorgas Chef (2 locations) Homesick Swedes, look no further. Many of the dishes have nostalgic appeal, such as Swedish meatballs, cured gravlaks and classic smorgasbord. The restaurants are committed to using local, sustainable and all-natural ingredients from their own 150-acre farm in the Catskills. Try the herring, the Swedish meatball platter or the Smorgas burger. Don’t forget dessert: End your meal with the Swedish princess cake, full of vanilla cream and raspberry preserve.

Texas de Brazil (1011 Third Avenue) If you need your Brazilian churrascaria (steakhouse) fill, try the $59.99 feast. The salad bar includes 50 items, including housemade Brazilian cheese bread. You will be swarmed by a troop of carvers generously serving various cuts of seasoned beef, lamb, pork, chicken and Brazilian sausage. They offer drink specials at the bar during the week from 5-7 p.m. Make sure you go hungry!

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Monica DiNatale is Deals Expert and author of "365 Guide New York City" which is full of restaurant deals and bar specials in NYC. Her weekly column in Metro NY “Drink. Eat. $ave. NYC” is the source for deals in The Big Apple. Paperback and ebook are available on Amazon.

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