“After A Good Dinner One Can Forgive Anybody, Even One’s Own Relatives” – Oscar Wilde
Possibly one of my favorite things about New York City is the sheer amount of eating out that occurs. Many New Yorkers have little understanding of that room some call the kitchen, and people have been known to use an oven as storage.
With some 24,000 restaurants in the city, there are so many good spots to choose from, so consider this a regular post I will make. As quite a foodie myself, I take great pleasure in good food, and these posts will be a little insight into some of my favorite places. I won’t bombard you with suggestions, merely make a few at a time…
1) Barbounia – 250 Park Avenue South
- Great atmosphere, mediterranean fusion cuisine and lighting that ensures you can just about see the menu
- Although great for dinner, also give it a try for brunch…
- The hummus, gnocci and lamb kebab terracotta are all worth a try
2) Buddakan – 75 9th Avenue
- Part nightclub, part restaurant, part fabulous mansion…
- The truffle edamame dumplings and filet are examples of traditional Chinese cuisine colliding with downtown New York
Delicatessen – 54 Prince Street
- It’s old school American comfort food in the heart of Soho
- The atmosphere is dark and intimate in the Winter and spills onto the street in the Summer
- Their menu switches up for the seasons but one constant I would recommend: Parmesan truffle fries!