This restaurant is owned by Ralph Lauren. You are greeted by his signature style of navy + green plaid and polo gear, as soon as you walk in the front door. I have tried the polo bar crab cakes and roasted chicken, but the prime filet mignon was no doubt the best.
1 E 55th St, New York, NY 10022.
I stumbled upon this restaurant while out exploring one afternoon. Dos Caminos offers anything from bottomless drinks & mexican style food at brunch. This restaurant has 5 different locations throughout Manhattan.
475 W Broadway, New York, NY 10012 (Soho)
If you want brunch with a view, then Loeb’s Boathouse is your place. It’s hands down my favorite place for brunch. Located on a lake in Central Park. The atmosphere here is one of the best in the city. Also, several movies and TV shows have been filmed here– Sex and the City, When Harry Met Sally, and 27 Dresses, just to name of a few.
E 72nd St, New York, NY 10021
From shakes topped with cotton candy, huge cookies, and pieces of cake, they do it all. The shakes aren’t the only amazing item on the menu either, the burgers aren’t too shabby. Lucky us, Black Tap has locations in Soho, Meatpacking, and Midtown. Although there was a wait, I think it was well worth it.
529 Broome St, New York, NY 10013 (Soho)
Another one of my favorite sweet shops is the Donut Pub, located in the West Village. My roomie and I actually stumbled upon this shop one night and we immediately fell in love. The Donut Pub offers tons of flavored donuts, with their signature flavor being the chocolate dipper. My favorites were the Oreo and chocolate glazed with sprinkles. My roomie’s was the French cruller. Since the pub was only a block away from our apartment and stayed open 24 hours, we became quite the frequent visitors. This is a must have while in the city.
203 W 14th St, New York, NY 10011
If you’re a sucker for some good Italian, this is the place. My favorite dish is the lobster ravioli. YUM! This restaurant is located in Hell’s Kitchen in Manhattan.
764 10th Ave, New York, NY 10019
Serendipity, a tourist favorite, is known for their frozen hot chocolate. And trust me, it does not disappoint. While they are largely known for their desserts, be sure to take a look at the selection of entrees they have to offer. This restaurant was also featured in the movie, Serendipity.
225 E 60th St, New York, NY 10022
Being from the south, Bubby’s hit the spot for brunch. Their menu features southern favorites such as grits, eggs, pancakes, and fried chicken. It is located in the meatpacking district.
73 Gansevoort St, New York, NY 10014
This cute and quaint café is located in Greenwich Village. It is full of character and serves some amazing food. The night my friend Randa & I went the special was steak. It was amazing! We both cleaned our plates! In addition to their amazing menu, they also have an underground room where people read poems, sing, and offer open mic nights.
29 Cornelia St, New York, NY 10014
Of course I had to save my favorite place for last. Ask any of my close friends, I talk about this place all the time. I’ve often said, “I will fly to NYC, eat at Shu Han Ju and fly back if I could.” Located in the West Village, you must try this restaurant if you’re a fan of Chinese food. Make sure to try out my personal favorite, the general tso’s chicken and pork steamed dumplings.
465 6th Ave New York, NY 10011