Best Restaurants - New York City

I’ve been to NYC multiple times, and I always have amazing food while I’m there.  I’ve eaten in critic favorites like Hundred Acres to little hole in wall amazing Ramen spots, but this trip was planned intentionally with specific restaurants in mind.  We tried several different places and these are my favourites from this trip!

 

One if by Land, Two if by Sea

This restaurant was incredible.  It has history, atmosphere, excellent service, and the food was beyond amazing.  It was so great I didn’t even bother taking my camera out for the food because I wanted to enjoy the experience!  

 

Sugar and Plumm

The ultimate in whimsy, this spot was as sweet inside as it’s plated food!  With a glass tiled wall that created sweet treat art, and an extensive dessert menu, this became one of my favorite stops of the trip.  They had crepes, waffles, and all sorts of creative takes on traditional brunch favorites, one of them being a short rib benedict!  I had the brioche berry french toast and it was as sweet and crunchy as it looks in the picture!

 

B Side Pizza     

Pizza was obviously on the menu and our first foray into the world of cheese covered pies was B Side!  It had great Yelp reviews and the  honeyed pizza did not disappoint!  It was an interesting flavor combination and one I welcomed, as a departure from typical pizza flavors.  The kale salad (because, healthy, right?) was also amazing with a tangy almost sweet dressing that complimented the pizza.  

 

Red Eye Grille

I had heard, from the depths of social media, about a sushi burger breaking onto the food scene in New York days before we landed, so naturally I had to try it while I was there.  I was expecting amazing, and it was exactly that.  I didn’t know until I ordered it that you can customize it, to reflect your favourite sushi roll!  All in all, it was amazing and I completely recommend it.  The service was great and the lobster mac and cheese was the perfect side dish!

 

Levain Bakery

They claim to have the world’s best cookie.  We waited in line for 45 minutes.  Then got to consume the world’s best cookie!  I was skeptical, I’ve eaten a lot of cookies, I would consider myself a cookie connoisseur, and this cookie was delicious.  I tried two; the raisin, the dark chocolate and both were so damn scrumptious, that I wanted to go back the next day for more, but ran out of time!  Suffice it to say, next time I’m in New York City, this will be one of my first stops.