Help with a NYC honeymoon!!

posted 3 years ago in New York City
Post # 3
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: March 2015 - City Winery New York, NY

@linnylou_88:  This thread will be really helpful for you: http://boards.weddingbee.com/topic/new-yorker-bees-tell-me-everything#axzz2sxKbt9go

I hope you’ll enjoy your stay in our fair city!

 

I’ll just repeat what I said over there:

I don’t know if you plan on doing any fine dining while you’re here, but I  highly suggst the following:

– Colicchio & Sons (Amazing!! We always take out of town guests here.  American style cooking with Italan influence.)

– Jungsik (High end Korean food. Absolutely incredible. It is Korean street  food elevated to fine dining.)

– Spanish: Casa Mono has impressive high end Spanish with interesting tapas  and an impressive Spanish wine list. (Casa Mono is also just south of Gramercy  Park my neighborhood, so I’m partial.) Pata Negra is in the Lower East side and  has a fun atmosphere and a more casual setting – less fine dining, just good  food. Both restaurants are very small, so I suggest reservations about a month  out if you can.

– French: I usually skip fine dining French because it can get a little  pretentious and predictable. However, if you’re in the mood for it, there is an  amzing wine bar called Vin Sur Vignt. We were regulars at the tiny original  location in the West Village. They just opened a new, larger location in NoMad  (near Madison Square Park). So good! The owner uses all of his own family’s  French recipes and the exclusively French wine list is out of this world!!  (We’re actually considering this place for our rehersal dinner.)

– High end Italian: Maialino is the best right now. (Partial to it, since it  is on my block, but it really is awesome). The service can be a little snooty  depending on who you get for your waiter. If you are friendly with them, they  tend to open up, though. The Malfatti (suckling pig pasta) is ah-ma-zing!

– Brunch: Basically a requirement here on the weekends. I suggest picking one  of these places: Resto, Landmarc, Tarallucci E Vino, Vin Sur Vignt (also has  great brunch with live music in the Wvill location), ABC Kitchen.

I hope that helps! Have a great vacation!!

L

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Post # 4
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

I would check airbnb for apartments, although there have been some legal issues lately.  I think Chelsea or Union Square is a good neighborhood to stay in as they are very close to lots of different train lines.

I’m not sure what Accomplice NY is, but the touristy things I always recommend are Top of the Rock, walking the Brooklyn Bridge, Times Square at night, The High Line, Chelsea Market, bagels from Ess-a-Bagel, walking through Grand Central Station.

I can give lots of restaurant recommendations, but there is basically something for everyone.

Post # 5
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

@linnylou_88:  

Places to Visit: Central Park, Carlos Bakery (in New Jersey but there is a subway train that can take you there), If baseball fans either City Field or Yankee Stadium, Time Square has shopping and what not but to be honest its something that can be seen in 5-10 minutes just walking around, NBC Studios, Empire State Building, Statue of Liberty, Broadway Plays, Brooklynn Bridge, Madison Square Gardens Tours etc. 

There is so much to do, we couldn’t do it all in 1 week when we went for our 5th Anniversary.  

We stayed at Hotel Pennsylvania which was right across from the subway system and Madison Square Gardens. A quick walk to Time square and there was a Lindy’s Cheese cake place right under us. It wasn’t the Hilton or anything but we were hardly in our room to care about the accomodations. I know there are hostels my friend has stayed up but I haven’t stayed in one to know what they are like. 

We ate at different restaurants daily. I loved Civic Deli which is near the buildings where they shot Law and Order. You had your choice to build your own meal or sandwich/panini and chips etc.  We also went to Mars 2112, Famous Daves, Had Nathan’s Famous Hot Dogs which were $1-2 each and we had continental breakfast every day a the hotel and cake from Carlo’s bakery for 3-4 days because it was alot for 2 people to eat but SOOOOO good! 

Hope some of this helps a little. 

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