ohhhhh yummmm NYC has so many options to explore. I’m constantly exploring with fiance which is why we’re having such a hard time losing weight. on the one hand it’s good we’re not getting married for 3 years. on the other hand, my mother is pressuring us to take wedding photos this summer in taiwan.
I second Artichoke Pizza! Alta is great, and yes, definitely go to Flushing for Chinese food, but Chinatown for dim sum (there’s more places in Chinatown for dim sum).
Part of the experience in NYC though is all the great non-expensive options!
Yuca Bar, East Village on Tuesdays for happy hour. They’ve got half off tapas, and the plantanos rellenos is really good! I don’t eat pork, but I happily steal the roasted plaintain from under fiance’s nose ^^ And the drinks are really good! The mojito comes with a slice of sugar cane and plenty of fresh mint, and the passionfruit margarita tastes like real passionfruit juice!
Otafuku (shhh I’m giving this secret away! my bff will be so mad I posted this on the web) It’s a really great small Japanese stand in St. Marks (where you’ll find lots of Japanese food).
Pomme Frite – the Belgian fry stand
Caracas Arepa Bar – delicious arepas made by venezuelan sisters
Ayza (wine and chocolate bar), reserve a table for Sunday night -couples night, use their code to get free chocolate!
Cafe Tasia – Thai food
If you are a meat lover:
Minetta Tavern, Delmonico’s
French cuisine: Jojo (or anything by Jean Georges), La Bonne Soupe (a family friend of mine works there, and I’m not biased …. but I love this place. It’s not a fancy restaurant, but the food is so good!)
Most of all DO NOT FORGET TO CHECK INTO YELP! You can get 15% off your bill ^ ^