Garance: Morandi, NYC Morandi is definitely one of my favorite restaurants in New York. We go there a lot with Scott cause it’s close to our place and… it’s DELICIOUS. Ok, plus, I’ve seen a lot of celebs there, but seriously, who cares. Pick the squid with peppers and mint, no question. You’ll love me forever. Morandi 211 Waverly Place New York, NY 100014
How to get into the 14 best speakeasies in America
In the dark days of Prohibition, the fun was had at speakeasies. And while at least a billion bars now try to replicate the vibe of those underground flapper-zones, only a select few are actually worthy of the title (even if they swear they don't want it). Mainly because you can't find their door without reading this story. Here are America's best speakeasies.
The 38 Essential New York Restaurants, January '14
Betony | New York - Midtown | is the restaurant that Midtown has been waiting for. Bryce Shuman is serving elegant, but accessible Modern American cuisine here, and the service, lead by GM Eamon Rockey, is warm and attentive, without being overbearing. Stop in for a drink and some snacks at the bar, or settle in for a full-on fine dining feast in the back.
NYC'S "SECRET" BURGER JOINT One of the best-kept secrets in NYC (secret from tourists, that is) is the Burger Joint. The entrance is almost completely hidden behind floor-to-ceiling, Oz-like velvet curtains in the lobby of the upscale Le Parker Meridien hotel. The Burger Joint is the exact opposite of what you'd expect to find in a luxury hotel - this no-frills dive features graffiti covered wood paneling, cheap vinyl seats and a cluttered, shack-like environment.