The Little Owl, West Village – a charming friendly restaurant that serves seasonal dishes.
Azabu, Tribeca (Japanese) – This small fine intimate Japanese restaurant is a little subterranean gem on Greenwich St. It's pretty pricy but well worth it as all the fish are fresh-from-Japan and the chefs prepare everything meticulously. Best sushi I've ever had!!
BòCàPhê, Lower Manhattan (Vietnamese) - delicious healthy food, cool design, nice fruit juices and very friendly staff. Try the vegan Phô with veggie dumplings!
Bubby’s High Line, MeatPacking District (American) – amazing burger and chips – large outdoor terrace for sunny days.
Novecento, SoHo (Argentinian) – romantic restaurant and delicious Argentian steaks.
The Greek, Tribeca (Greek) – authentic traditional greek dishes using fresh local and organic products. Friendly and cosy atmosphere. Do try their mixture of spreads as a starter.
The Butcher's Daughter, Tribeca & Lower Manhattan (Vegetarian) – great place for lunch! All dishes are plant based and mostly vegan and gluten free using fresh seasonal products. You must try the butcher's quesadillas!
Razza Pizza Artigianale, Jersey City (Italian) – recently featured as one of the best pizzerias by the NY Times and there's a reason why. The artisanal pizzas are so delicious - thin crispy base and fresh seasonal products cooked in a wood-fired oven - just how I like them. It's definitely worth the crossing from Manhattan.
Gemma, East Village (Italian) – Italian food at its best in NYC – avoid tourist traps in Little Italy and try this restaurant that everyone is talking about.
Pi Bakerie, SoHo – lovely pastries and fresh fruit juices for the perfect brunch or to takeaway.
The Meatball Shop – Great concept and there are 6 restaurants spread out over NYC. I went to the one in Williamsburg. A mixture of different meatballs and sauces. All fresh products. Choose exactly how you want to eat your meatballs. They also make the best homemade lemonades.
Vin et Fleurs, SoHo – enjoy a good glass of French wine whilst being surrounded with beautiful flowers in this charming bar.
Pera Soho – ideal on a sunny day as they have an outdoor garden – its gets very busy on the weekend so make sure to book a table.
The Garret, West Village – speakeasy above a Five Guys burger joint, delicious cocktails and great music – very cool.
NoMo SoHo Hotel – beautiful hotel bar – you feel as though you are in a botanical garden and the music is really good.
The James New York, SoHo – hotel rooftop with a swimming pool for ideal sunset views like these:
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