I first travelled to New York 6 years ago
and spent 2 weeks exploring the city, eating and shopping. New York City has a
way of leaving an impression on you long after you leave, and is one of those
places that you love more and more as time goes on.
I was super excited to be heading back
this year and not only head back to some of my old eating places but also try
some new cool restaurants.
Living in Melbourne I am such a foodie, so
my expectation for food and coffee is extremely high, whilst I could NOT find a
coffee to rival Melbourne's I did head to some beautiful restaurants, which I
have listed below.
Arguably one of the most famous restaurants
not only in America, but worldwide. Harry Cipriani started his first restaurant
'Harry's Bar' in Venice.
With restaurants all across New York, if you
want good traditional Italian, then you won't be able to beat Cipriani's.
We headed to both 'Harry Cipriani' located on Fifth Avenue and also 'Harry's
Bar' In Soho.
Harry Cipriani is aimed for a more fine dining
experience whilst Harry's Bar is more a relaxed, casual atmosphere. Both menus
are very similar and both times the food was excellent. If you want to
experience some of the best Italian in New York, then look no further.
Run by fellow Australian's if you are after
good food, great vibe and amazing cocktails than head to Dante's.
The menu is an Italian style, with a modern
twist, and the cocktails are fresh and delicious.
The space is very cozy and when we headed there
we caught up with friends whilst having drinks and nibbles at the bar. It's the
type of place you go to for a catch up night with friends and a relaxed casual
If you don't go for the food, then go for the celebrity star spotting.
Dante's is located on MacDougal Street, which
happens to be home to some famous actors, musicians, and artist. Just to give
you a hint of how magnificent the street and the houses are… Anna Wintours
house is directly across from the restaurant.
One of the coolest bars/restaurants in New York City,
The Polo bar is everything New York is about. The décor, the
American food and the preppy makes this venue a must see.
The menu consists of Steaks, and corned beef sandwiches, which are complemented with some yummy cocktails.
If you don't go here for the food, than you must check it out for the beautiful classic American décor.
The Polo bar is located on 1 East 55th Street and bookings are a must.
Beauty and Essex
A super cool Venue which is a set behind a secret door in a Pawnshop.
This is a fun restaurant for great atmosphere and a bit of party.
Whilst the food wasn't my favourite, the décor and venue itself is a must see.
New York is all about the secret clubs/restaurants that you find behind hidden doors and Beauty and Essex
is perfect for a fun night out.
Located at 146 Essex St, New York City.
We stayed in Soho at the Sixty Thompson so
every morning we headed downstairs to one of their restaurants for Breakfast.
Sessanta is a beautiful cozy restaurant serving delicious breakfast food.
Everything from eggs, to French toast and pancakes, Sessanta covers it all.
There is also a beautiful outdoor patio to sit on warmer days and people watch.
For another great breakfast with a more New York feel, you can also try one of the
Hotel's other restaurant's 'The Gordon Bar". It is a newly redesigned Bar located in the
Here you will find light meals including Breakfast throughout the day.
If you aren't hungry then make sure you come here for a drink, as the cocktails list is amazing.