City Guide: New York, New York Pt. 5

One of my favorite things to do is try new restaurants.  I have an ongoing list of must-try restaurants saved on my phone that I am constantly referencing.  If I need a specific type of restaurant I love to use the iPhone app Urban Daddy.  It asks you to answer what day, time, location, atmosphere, and type of food you want.  Then it asks you what kind of experience you want – the choices are hilarious everything from “I want to end this date quickly” or “I want a serious cocktail.”  Urban Daddy helped me find a few of the restaurants below.  I love gourmet comfort food that is moderately priced paired with a great atmosphere – and these 6 restaurants offer all of those things.

huffingtonpost.com, theyoungandhungry.com, theundesperatehousewife.wordpress.com, ny.eater.com, bitesizedbanter.com, continousreport.com 1.  The Plaza Food Hall – Started by the famous (and very handsome!) chef, Todd English, the Plaza Food Hall is my favorite Upper East Side lunch spot.  It offers every type of cuisine you could want – from sushi, to pizza, to an oyster bar – everything on the menu is delicious.  And it is surprisingly well priced for being in the Plaza hotel!   2.  Extra Virgin – You may have to wait a bit at this famous West Village joint, but it will be worth it!  Great wine and great pasta dishes. 3.  Tipsy Parson – I love this neighborhood Chelsea restaurant.  The decor is charming with distressed leather booths and framed floral fabric on the walls, you feel right at home.  Their buttermilk chive biscuit is a must have. 4.  Freemans – Freemans is my new favorite restaurant.  Located down a hidden alley, this 2 story restaurant is always packed.  Go for brunch or for dinner – both menus are equally amazing – and make sure to get the hot artichoke dip. 5.  Peels – The quintessential brunch spot.  Their bellini is one of the best I’ve ever had.   6.  Aria – Aria is everything you would want in a wine bar, dimly lit, great crowd, and cozy decor.  It’s down the street from Extra Virgin and is the more affordable restaurant out of the two.
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  • Kecia says:

    Super helpful! I'm going to NYC in a few weeks so I'll definitely download Urban Daddy and use it! I just recently got my iPhone (I know, I know) and don't have many apps because I just don't know what to look for so this recommendation was very much appreciated!

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    Kecia

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    March 31, 2012 | Reply
  • Thérèse says:

    I just got my iPhone this week and will definitely need Urban Daddy for my move north. Thanks for the tip!!

    March 31, 2012 | Reply
  • Grace - Stripes and Sequins says:

    I do the exact same thing! Tipsy Parson is at the top of my list right now… love NYC and all of its incredible restaurants.

    April 2, 2012 | Reply