What to Eat if You’re Visiting NYC for 48 Hours

One of the most asked questions we get at EatingNYC is something along the lines of, “I’m coming to New York for the first time in a few weeks, where should I go?” So, here’s our attempt to answer that question the best we can, assuming you only have about 48 hours here. As always, feel free to get in contact if you have any questions, comments or concerns about how to get this all done – we know it’s a lot. Enjoy!

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Eight Awesome Cacio e Pepes in NYC

A large majority of NYC restaurants are Italian, so it comes as no surprise that a cacio e pepe is a favorite amongst New Yorkers. As chefs continue to push their creative boundaries, we’ve seen several new renditions of this popular dish. Here are some of our favorite cacio e pepes, both traditional and non-traditional, in NYC:

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The 10 Best Restaurants to Open so Far in 2017

New York City has over 24,000 restaurants and with new openings and closings every day, we definitely have our work cut out for us! In an effort to help you sift through tons of restaurant reviews to decide where to have your next meal, here are our favorite restaurants to open in 2017:

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Seven NYC Restaurants with Not to Miss Views

Ushering in the first official week of summer naturally calls for some time enjoying the city in the sunshine. While that often means rooftop bars and parks, NYC also has a plethora of restaurants with breathtaking views. From panoramas of Lower Manhattan to Central Park to Columbus Circle, here are some of our fav restaurants with not-to-miss views:   Continue reading “Seven NYC Restaurants with Not to Miss Views”

2016 Review: NYC’s Best New Restaurants

 

2016 was an exciting year in NYC. We experienced a poke explosion, more rainbow everything and A LOT more pizza and pasta. It was pretty hard to narrow it down, but here are my top ten picks for the best restaurants of the year and what they brought to the table (pun-intended):

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Jewel Bako Review

Jewel Bako was on my list for awhile and I was both pleased and surprised to learn how easy it was to get a table here.  As soon as I walked in, I could tell that this place meant business. The vibe here is authentic and low-key, think Sushi of Gari or Hatsuhana. The only difference here is that Jewel Bako is an upscale restaurant, though not nearly as flashy as other sushi joints like 15 East or Sushi Samba.

Overall, I’d have to say this place is underrated for a few reasons:

Jewel BakoFirst off, I think the price point is great. We ordered two “large” rolls, two regular rolls and a hand roll, which to me seems like a fairly conservative amount for two hungry people. Our waitress warned us that it might be a lot, and apart from four leftover pieces, she was pretty accurate. Why? The rolls here are big. For $18 you get an 8 piece roll that’s stuffed with a lot of great stuff and pleasantly packed with sticky rice–quite a bargain if you ask me.

And don’t assume this place skimps on quality, all of the fish here is shipped in from Japan so you’re not going to find much better quality sushi around these parts.  If you’re still not convinced, Jewel Bako has earned a Michelin star for the past nine years. BOOM.

Although I didn’t try the Omakase (several options starting at $75), it’s pretty clear that this place is serious when it comes to food. I watched the sushi chefs artfully put together each piece of sushi, complete with a brushstroke of sauce. That sh*t’s Jiro style if you know what I’m saying.

Solid sushi, top quality fish and a great ambiance. 9.1 for you, Jewel Bako. I’ll be coming back soon!

ABC Kitchen Review

Rating: 9.3

I went into my first meal at ABC Kitchen expecting great things and I’ve been thoroughly pleased after each visit here. In fact, it’s my favorite Jean-Georges restaurant and in my opinion, one of the all around best restaurants in NYC.  There’s simply nothing not to love about this place. Continue reading “ABC Kitchen Review”