Location: 38 East 19th St. NYC
[Photo via @abcvnyc]
For a first or second date:
I have a lot of great memories from Bread. It’s a very cute spot in Nolita that used to be located on Spring st. but has moved to the Nolitan hotel. I think it is a perfect place to go for a first or second date because it’s not too crowded, has a chic interior and a city vibe atmosphere as it’s located right in the heart of Nolita. Dishes to try are the pasta lasagna, arancini, and bucatini. There’s also outdoor seating for summer so you can have the option to enjoy your meal outside too and enjoy some people watching. If you hit it off with your date, you can always check out the nearby bars after dinner or drinks and get to know each other even better.
Location: 40 Kenmare St, NYC
[Photo via @breadnolitanyc]
Dining with the man you love and live with:
If you and your boyfriend or hubby are feeling hip and cool, make that trek out to Lilia in Williamsburg. They accept reservations but it is very tricky to get one so try to make it a month ahead of time. Share a few dishes like the goat cheese filled tortellini, grilled veal flank steak and must-try cacio e pepe. I’m sure he’ll love it just as much as you because it’s a fun adventure to get to BK and once you’re there, the place is so romantic, quaint and lit with candles! There’s nothing better than having a little Italian to indulge in for a special occasion like birthday or anniversary. For dessert, I highly recommend the chocolate soft serve with chocolate stracci and salted hazelnuts. So get on your hipster shoes and citibike or subway into Williamsburg to enjoy some delicious well-deserved carbs.
Location: 567 Union Ave, Brooklyn
[Photo via @lilianewyork]
Dining with dad:
You can never go wrong with fries and a juicy burger when you’re out with dad for dinner. Flatiron’s Hillstone restaurant on Park Ave is spacious, and has a beautifully inviting bar that appeals to older crowds. It’s a vibey spot that will make dad feel hip and cool. The ambiance is lively, the portions are huge and there is a long list of bold wines for your dad to navigate. Dishes I highly recommend are the crispy chicken sandwich, beef burger, emerald kale salad, and brussels sprouts. You’ll both be leaving very full and happy.
Location: 378 Park Ave South (btw 26th & 27th)
[Photo via @hillstoneparkavenue]
Dining with dad, mom, grandma, grandpa, cousins, mother-in-laws:
Don’t flop on your folks again and take them somewhere lousy when they’re visiting you in NYC. Reserve a table at Asiate, the yummy fusion cuisine spot everyone is dying to try, and you won’t feel bad about having them splurge a little on you because after eating there they’ll know it was worth it. The floor-to-ceiling windows will give you a breathtaking view overlooking Central Park South. Remember to show off your city when family comes to town. It’s all about the views here and showing off the city that is so nice they named it twice!
Location: 80 Columbus Circle, NYC
[Photo via @mo_newyork]
All of these are great for different occasions, and I highly recommend going out there and trying them.
Thank you, and have a great week!