Beauty & Essex
The infamous Italian restaurateur Rosario Procino and his best-selling partner chef Pasquale Cozzolino (author of The Pizza Diet) bring you authentic Napoli not only through food, drinks, and spirit - but in truly creating an genuine Italian community in the heart of Manhattan. Soccer matches streaming on a huge projector wall, three ovens firing up pizzas almost indistinct from ones you'd order in Napoli itself, and Negronis flow like the Neapolitan songs a loyal group of regulars sing on Friday nights. A mecca for soccer, Napoli, Italy, and all things that make Italy great. An absolutely MUST for anyone visiting NYC - even if from Italy or especially if so!
Another gem from the restaurant genius of Danny Meyer and the amazing folks over at the Union Square Hospitality Group. This time on the 60th floor of a Downtown Manhattan skyscraper (in the very-happening Financial District), this restaurant will wow you with views for days and dishes to remember. Buttery escargot paired with pork sausage, foie gras on a bed of duck rillette, squash & cherries, and mushroom bone-marrow scallops - are just a few of the amazing divine inventions (& interventions) you will find on this swanky prix fixe menu. Make sure to pop into the Bay Room for a drink on days you are not dining at the exquisite establishment or before/after the fact.
From the creator of the famed Balthazar - Keith McNally - comes a fusion of old Pastis spirit, Balthazar chaos, and late-night Minetta approach. Enjoy this brasserie and make sure to wander over to the Beekman hotel next door for a drink afterward.
Step into the hidden world of tacos and tequila-inspired drinks. This Soho classic known for celebrity sightings and toughest NYC doors and tables to get is a hot Sunday item. Order the tortilla soup - prepare to be amazed.
Another exquisite Jean-George classic sports not only a Micheline star - but two entrances and a modern living room look & feel. We love all things Jean-George and can’t speak enough good things about ABC. This is an absolute NYC must.
Didn’t make it to Moma before it closed - don’t worry. The gentleman who owns this classy “joint” also happens to own the largest private Warhol collection in the world and rotates many of his pieces around the restaurant. Food choice is just as exquisite as the art. Nothing we wouldn’t recommend off of the grand menu.
Step into NYC’s party history with Indochine’s revival of Andy Warhol, Nylon, and all things cool. This is some of the early Asian fusion we knew in our bustling city and where social was coined before network was.
Tucked away on a quiet #Soho block, this gem sits in a beautiful #westbroadway brownstone across from @sohograndhotel. With lobster and pasta are to die - the #Antibes sister is quiet, tasteful, and has superb service. I highly recommend to anyone who hasn’t been.
Neighborhood classic - this Mexican go-to has some of city’s best enchiladas, hot sauces to die, and chillest atmosphere in the city. Try the chili Colorado is you are a beef man - definitely won’t be getting into any beef with anyone thereafter. Delish!