I get so many emails requesting tips on where to go, what to eat, and where to shop in New York City.  Here are some of my favorite recommendations, enjoy!!

Best Places to Eat in New York City

There are so many, but here are a few of my favorites (and favorites of so many whom I’ve sent to visit these places!)


Sarabeth’s (4 locations around the city), very cozy, a ladies’ place, serve brunch all day, amazing pumpkin
waffles, wonderful muffins and yummy egg dishes
Norma’s – the best b’fast in town, pricey but a real experience, located in the Parker Meridien Hotel on 57th
between 5th and 6th Avenues, love the breakfast quesadillas and the brioche French toast
Alice’s Tea Cup – locations around the city, great every day but especially on the weekends with anexpanded brunch menu, Upper East Side location (on 82nd St.) has delightful outdoor patio


Saks Fifth Avenue has a great café with wonderful views overlooking Rockefeller Center and 5th Avenue,
yummy salads and sandwiches, good coffee, good prices
The Mangia small lunch spots are great, locations all over the city
Diners — Any of the diners are good, menus are vast and prices are reasonable
John’s Pizzeria or Patsy’s Pizzeria – these are true NYC style pizza spots, very reasonable prices and
locations all over the city, including one near Bloomingdales (right across from Serendipity!)
Serendipity – fun for lunch or dinner, lines get really long so go at odd hours if you can, they’re famous for
their Frozen Hot Chocolate, vast menu, prices are medium range


(or lunches too)
Balthazar – very hip and famous, located in Soho, wonderful meals, medium-priced, great french fries, my
favorite is the trout, can’t go wrong with this place, lots of other great restaurants in Soho, can’t go wrong at
Ruby Foo’s – several locations, one in Times Square, great Asian, fun atmosphere, medium priced
Tony’s Di Napoli – 43rd and 7th Avenue (near Times Square), family style Italian, Mayor Giuliani’s favorite
restaurant in town, wonderful food and reasonable prices, we go here every week on Sunday nights after church!
Rue 57 – corner of 6th avenue and 57th Street, great food, variety of choices, medium-priced

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