(building off of my original post from here)
Notes to remember by (as a supplement to my less-than-often-updated Yelp reviews) – the epic NYC food and drink adventures thus far, from memory (which means it’s definitely not all-inclusive). Also could be entitled “wherein I try to convince people to go to awesome vegan places with me even though I’m not vegan.”
I’ll try to eventually update all of them with one-phrase “highlights.”
This doesn’t include coffeehouses, which I probably need an entirely different list for.
Added a wishlist at the bottom of the page.
– Random tiny counter. Japanese Curry that made the top of his head sweat. (Curry-Ya)
– Mediocre Japanese/Korean cook-it-yourself barbecue with plenty of whiskey to make it better. (Gyu-Kaku)
– David Chang’s culinary greatness. Four times so far. Pork Buns al Pastor! (Momofuku Noodle Bar)
– Flushing Dim Sum with the best name (Asian Jewels)
– Tiny, romantic, dark corners. Pretty amazing pate with figs. Dim light, wine, pear salads, flickering candles. (YN)
– Mixology heaven. And fries. Hide from the winter here. Moscow mules and hot toddies done right. My favorite neighborhood speakeasy cocktail bar (Dutch Kills)
– My favorite neighborhood restaurant all around- with hands down the best servers (none of whom are native New Yorkers) (LIC Market)
– Mediocre Midtown tanmen where tipping is not mandatory (Riki)
– French food paired with the best wine. Escargot and amazing bread. (Amelie)
– Charcuterie, bourbon, live jazz. and hush-hush rendezvous. (Analogue)
– No one can officially say they reside in NYC without having tried these. (Doughnut Plant)
– Overrated but immensely popular, partially due to proximity to the Highline. (Cookshop)
– Of course, my very own. (Ellary’s Greens)
– Rustic, underground, and the best pear almond upside-down cake. with vanilla gelato. (The Smile)
– The onion rings are to die for. Oh, yeah, and there are burgers. (Bareburger)
– Lost my bone marrow virginity here. Also, who knew that hake could be so good? and kale and barley soup? (Blue Ribbon Brooklyn)
– Creme Brulee donut. (Doughnut Plant)
– So, they have a *secret* wagyu beef over duck fat fried rice dish that you have to call and reserve ahead of time. We didn’t know, but the yellowfin tuna and the bone marrow/escargot toasts are still pretty good. (Fedora)
– I canNOT believe I didn’t know about this Taiwanese shaved ice spot in the East Village. Got coconut with blueberry puree and mochi of course. Make more vegan flavors pls. (Snowdays)
– Coffee, tea, cocktails. Awesome that there is an “R” on the growlers and cups. (The Roost)
– First time trying Brodo. Beautiful atmosphere, ok food. Great coconut rice pudding (dairy free)! (Hearth)
– Matcha and avocado toast. Trendy, but I can tell you where to get better matcha latte. (Chalait)
– Lives up to the hype. Delicious and healthy fare. I really wanted those sweet potato fries though. (Westville Chelsea)
– Weird first kava experience. (KavaSutra)
– Oh that filipino flair. Don’t bring a vegan. (Jeepney)
– Amazing sake list. Get the hot stone beef. (Sakagura)
– Seafood done the Bobby Flay way. But the star of the show? Vegetarian paella- kale and wild mushroom, to be exact. (Gato)
– Again, the rice takes the cake. fried arroz negro! And anything with avocado. (Estela)
– That drunken cowgirl dish. Vegan heaven. (Champs Diner)
– He warned me that it may not be the best for my “dairy” problem, but our waitress was able to spout off all the options without dairy (she herself being lactose intolerant). Oxtail and orange marmalade tartine! and leeks! Their cookbook is astounding. (Buvette)
– Hands down the best pizza. And vegan too? Get out. just Get Out. (Paulie Gee’s)
– Vegan and gluten free crepes, homemade “newtella” that has no dairy, basically my tender belly’s heaven. (Little Choc Apothecary)
– Mint gnocchi with lamb?? What! Delicious. Vodka pizza looked fabulous, and they have a mezcal old-fashioned. Yes please. (Rubirosa)
– So much better than we thought it would be. Great wine and scallops. (Pierre’s)
– Mofongos and vegan scrambles. Oh, and yes, Kahlua Iced Coffee. Wintry delights. (Cafe Ghia)
– The food was just okay. The music and acoustics were awesome. (City Winery)
– Basically wolfed down the entire plate of bulgogi jap chae. (Take31)
– Hipster cocktails and great live bands. (St. Mazie)
– Needed a stiff one. (Cask Bar + Kitchen)
– Winnie-the-Pooh inspired but the decor is kind of stiff. Good thing there’s also stiff whiskey. Mostly forgettable food, but the arctic char was all right. (Hundred Acres)
– The spiciest xiao long bao ever! (The Bao)
– It’s all about that black cod with miso! (Nobu 57)
– Uni and scallops, wagyu beef, jackets required. Worth the 5 inch heels. (Le Bernadin)
– Geezus. Live delicious jazz with fall-off-the-bone ribs. Hand me a napkin. (Jazz Standard | Blue Smoke BBQ)
– That corn though. (Blue Ribbon Fried Chicken)
– They were NOT joking with that mojito. And some Cuban-style salsa, that’s what I’m talkin’ bout. (Guantanamera)
– Quickie at the Mondrian Soho. I meant the restaurant, you dirty minds. Lovely crudo / salad plates. (Isola)
– Whiskey. and lots of Purple Rain with Drake interludes. That’s all I remember. Also, the name could have been taken quite literally that night. (Weather Up)
– Moist brisket and Texas Tornadoes (Tito’s Vodka? Mint? delicious). Collard greens with bacon AND you can order an entire avocado. They literally slice it in half and give it to you. Live band karaoke, pecan pie, and Texas flags EVERYWHERE. It was pretty much heaven, and I’m not sure why I waited so long. (Hill Country Barbecue Market)
– Thai pork sliders, and they have Frito Pie. until 4am?! Dim and bustling, just how you’d hope. (Mother’s Ruin)
– Oh man. Horchata (that you can spike), huevos con chorizo, amazing salsa. Also, get the esquites (elote). (Tacombi at Fonda Nolita)
– Late night congee cravings? and they put some kind of meat in the hot and sour soup.(Feng Cheng Yuan)
– Who knew that celery root cooked inside a pig’s bladder could be my favorite dish of a tasting menu? Also, possibly one of the best dining experiences overall, on Earth. So far. (Eleven Madison Park)
– Possibly the least lactose-intolerant-friendly place ever, but really fun to read the signs. (Rice to Riches)
– This was the king of steakhouse experiences- perfectly shucked oysters followed by ridiculous meat. All accompanied by house-proclaimed addictive cocktails and the magic three words: foie gras gnocchi. (M. Wells Steakhouse)
– Ahi tuna burger, bunless (since I got enough buns to go around). Great sweet potato fries and truffle things (Umami Burger)
– Tiny space, and beauty in the simple omakase! Something with tofu puree on it was my favorite. (Sushi of Gari)
– “Secret” underground. Delicious cocktails and the cochinita pibil is a must-try! (La Esquina Brasserie)
– Why was the mushroom side dish just so delicious? Right. The gemelli di rabe was amazing. and I think maybe the best champagne. (Carbone)
– Dinner lived up the name of the restaurant. Both the daurade and the cassoulet were great. Sausage always wins, shall I say… Live jazz and amazing service on a Monday night. (Bacchanal)
– It was okay, seems like a mashup of a lot of different cuisines. Sidewalk outdoor seating is nice. Tuna tartare was great, comes on a BED of avocado! (Bistro les Amis)
– Pretty good late night happy hour deals. Chicken karaage w/ spicy mayo, shoyu ramen, and decent pork buns. (Rai Rai Ken)
– GREEN SHAKSHUKA! Add some avocado, fo sho. (Jack’s Wife Freda)
– Pretty delicious cod. Skip the sashimi. (EN Japanese Brasserie)
– Had always been here for drinks. Posh breakfast, makes you wish you had hours on end so that you could just “end up” grabbing afternoon tea. Yummy hash. (Crosby Street Hotel)
– What an experience. the 40 oz bone-in steak in maple syrup marinade was just the king of the show. Also their chicken is fed a diet of only-Michelin-Star-restaurant-scraps. Get the hazelnut pudding for dessert. (Piora)
– Quality Meats
– Ed’s Lobster Bar
– Chef’s Club by Food & Wine
– Can I keep being surprised by even better service? The answer is yes. (Per Se)
– They have sweet pea guacamole… (The Mercer Kitchen)
– The bread cart! What! Also, definitely the kind of restaurant you could take a secret mistress. (Bouley Restaurant)
– Poke was the star of the show. Guess I don’t *need* to go to Hawaii anymore. Good drinks, too. (Seamore’s)
– Bomb burnt ends. (John Brown Smokehouse)
– Giving Texas a run for its bbq. Those ribs! (Fette Sau)
– Late night amazing burger and shoestring fries that leave you wondering if bigger is better. (The Spotted Pig)
– Inspired vegan wood-fired pizza. And vegan dessert. I would live here, basically. (00+Co)
– Chapulines with guacamole! Yes! Also, the cocktails are great. (Black Ant)
– Incredibly inventive tasting menu with Korean flair. (Jungsik)
– Sweet little small plates in Alphabet City. Get the crispy deviled eggs. (Tuome)
– ALL TRUFFLE EVERYTHING. (O Ya)
– Named “the best new tasting menu” of 2016. Nordic cuisine at its finest. (Aska)
– Absolutely breathtaking Valentine’s Day decorations. Roses *everywhere*. I have never seen such a beautiful setup. And we totally snagged the boss table in the back corner facing the restaurant. (Le Grenouille)
– Squid ink “gramigna” (which is udon-like pasta) tossed with homemade pork sausage– this stole the show. (Marea)
– Foie-gras stuffed chicken and amazing cocktails. (NoMad restaurant)
– COCONUT GRITS and put an egg on it. (Lalo)
– Good burger, fatty pork chop, very attractive clientele, what more do you need in life. (Fat Radish)
– First Michelin tasting menu experience. Intimate, and talked a lot about wines from the Finger Lakes region. (Torrisi Italian Specialties)
– Down to earth. Yellowfin tuna tartare and beet salad were good staples. (Bleecker Street Kitchen)
– Gnocchi! and vegan pizza! Really cute decor too. (Pala)
– Lots of things served on top of bread. A last-minute-Valentine’s day, too. (Tartinery)
– Birthday tasting menu. Learned what squab tastes like. (Degustacion)
– Possibly the best sushi on the planet, though I could only afford to order maybe 3 pieces of sashimi. (Blue Ribbon Sushi Soho)
– Wine, brick oven pizza, live jazz. (Carroll Place)
– Very lukewarm experience to go with the lukewarm ramen. meh. (Bassanova Ramen)
– Vegan bliss, basically. Yummy Moroccan tagine. (Blossom on Carmine)
– Damn, now THAT is some tuna. Sesame-crusted-yellowfin-tuna-steak with wasabi mashed potatoes and bok choy. I died and went to heaven. (Spring Street Natural)
– I literally did not want the bagel. I just wanted that amazing smoked salmon. (Russ and Daughters)
– Wontons, carrot cake, all vegan. And mango lassi without dairy? YES. (Peacefood Cafe)
– Oh man. Tofu cheesecake. I know, I know. But seriously it was delicious. (Quantum Leap)
– Lots of seitan and tempah. Meh. (Wild Ginger)
– More vegan slices! Plastic booths like an old Dairy Queen, shitty linoleum and all. (Vinnie’s Pizzeria)
– Lots of hype about their jam. Avocado on everything was good though. (Sarabeth’s)
– Macrobiotic bowls? It felt very Gwyneth Paltrow. Pretty delicious vegan options though. (Angelica Kitchen)
– That honey wine though. Goes great with the Ethiopia injera. Vegetarian combo is especially delish. (Meskel Ethiopian)
– I shit you not, he won a grasshopper-eating-contest here. (Rhong Tiam)
– Nasi Goreng (fried rice)and if you can have milk, get the Indonesian avocado coffee concoction! (Kopi Kopi)
– In desperate search of Vietnamese pho that is comparable to that of Houston’s. (Pho Grand)
– That avocado toast is winning. Don’t leave without the Moroccan cous cous either. (Cafe Gitane)
– Oh brunch. (Cafe Mogador)
– Fireplace and all. And some damn good quinoa spinach cakes. (Siggy’s Good Food)
– Charcuterie to die for. (Corsino- Closed now)
– Embarrassing. I swear we only came here for the guac and margaritas. (Caliente Cab)
– Dripping, greasy, cubano sandwich deliciousness. Also has some great breakfast options. (Cafe Habana)
– Oh man. I get to throw peanut shells on the ground? and there is honky tonk music? (Rodeo Bar & Grill- Closed now)
– Don’t hate me, but I actually really loved the vegan sushi. I know, I didn’t believe anyone could love vegan sushi. (Beyond Sushi)
– Tiny cinnamon sugar donuts. Either fun or nauseating to watch how they are made. (Doughnuttery)
– We sat in the garden in the back. I literally wanted to try everything on the menu. Even the cocktails are vegan. I know, you hate me more now. (Pure Food and Wine)
– Brunch was only ok. Friends told me I didn’t get their one special, which had too much dairy in it. (Egg)
– Embarrassed again. Guys from CT obviously don’t know their Mexican. (Dos Caminos)
– Acoustic craziness. (Rockwood Music Hall)
– Seriously the best diner burgers ever. We went on an HIMYM-like hunt for these! (Bonnie’s Grill)
– Bombass breakfast everyday, and homemade biscuits that are like heaven. and pit smoked bbq. Super bustling, but worth the wait. (Bubby’s)
– Might have almost gotten kicked out for dancing on the tables. Yeah, good night. Dance your ass off. (Sweet and Vicious)
– Live jams and lentil soup. (The Path Cafe)
– Come make out here. They have a room for it. (Rochelle’s)
– The vegan cookies, goodness. Tiny, dense, delicious. (Jennifer’s Way)
– Found this gem when wandering from a restaurant with too long of a wait. Mochi Bacon, delicious yakitori, simple and delicate soba. Unexpectedly amazing. (Soba Totto)
– Only in Madison Sq Park is it worth it. they serve wine and beer, outdoors. yes. (Shake Shack)
– Several times now, always with the perfectly-curated latin playlist with the best merengue/salsa. And the tequila and mezcal selection will seriously make you doubt that you’re not in Mexico. (Pulqueria)
– Cripsy, flakey, pretty greasy but come on, it’s fried chicken! (Wilma Jean)
– There is a reason why they are almost too cliche and mainstream. They are just damn good. Their cakes and icing though! So moist. Cake, cake cake cake! Yellow cake with pink frosting made me feel like a ballerina and was delicious. Carrot cake is delish. The blondie was less appetizing. (Amy’s Bread)
– Korean twist on fried chicken. Both flavors are amazing. Don’t get the fried dumplings. Seriously just order the fried chicken. Turntable Mad for Chicken
– God. Banana bread with chocolate swirls. (Seven Grams Caffe)
– Pretty good, but they didn’t stand a chance since I just got home from Texas. (Essex Taqueria)
– They call their pad see-ew “black noodles.” Spicy and yummy eggplant in the massaman curry. (Sea Thai)
– Oh my goodness. The best cake donuts ever. Get the halvah-flavored one. (Underwest Donuts)
– Gluten-free and dairy free options for risotto! Count me in. (Rissoteria)
– Hah! The pretzels tho! (Spritzenhaus)
– Pretty good and cheap pasta! (San Marzano)
– It was nice but kind of stiff without much personality. All I wanted was the gnocchi with braised oxtail and it was great. (Babbo)
– Mediocre fratty bar with games. (Pioneers)
– Pick the right things. The wonton soup was awesome, and the whole fish. (Talde)
– Beautiful space with farmhouse decor and old Singer machines. Decent brunch. (Feast)
– You know, overpriced tacos (aka Brooklyn style) and esquites. Still, good vibe and whiskey selection. (Donna)
– Crazy popular, good martinis. The famous gin smash was only ok. Impressive bartending though. (Employees Only)
– Seriously, underground birthday party with Taiwanese pork chop rice (Excellent Pork Chop House)
– Bloody Mary do-it-your-way, mediocre brunch. (Saxon + Parole)
– That eggplant parm, though… (Tony’s di Napoli)
– Vegas-like, but with fewer good-looking people. Excellent Empire State Building view, though. (230 Fifth)
– I love the decor, and pretty good soba combo sets. Would like to return for dinner. (Sakagura)
– The paella marinara was surprisingly nice. Very small place with matching portions, but casual and good aside. (Las Ramblas)
– Great for a big party. Pretty good bbq and sides. The bbq sauce is pretty damn good. Save room for dessert. (Mable’s Smokehouse)
– Amazing Japanese sets. The salmon was fantastic. (Ootoya)
– Basically my dream vegan restaurant. That ravioli though! (Candle Cafe West)
– Cherry blossom VEGAN ice cream. I’m in heaven. (Van Leeuwen)
– Vegan mac and cheese with “bacon” (shiitake) bits! Still need to try their ice cream. (by Chloe)
– Changing menu daily. Dimly-lit, cozy, lovely ingredients. Loved the brick chicken. (Marlow and Sons)
– Murakami-whimsy! Great lunch and happy hours specials. (Izakaya Mew)
– Big chicken plate. And lamb cumin noodles. (Spicy Village)
– Do not expect a light dinner. And again, don’t bring a vegan, the meat here is too good. (Maharlika)
– Lots of sazerac and negroni options. Good date spot. (Dante)
– Very inventive take on Hawaiian cuisine. Seems counterintuitive, but get the spaghetti. (Noreetuh)
– Went for lunch. Probably too upscale, better to go for dinner. Wood-grilled delicious toast combos, carb heavy but some ok options for salad. (Bedford & Co)
– Boqueria (with B) – Pretty good tapas. The merguez was great.
– DF Mavens (with J) – so. much. dairy. free. shit. AWESOME.
– Ellary’s Greens (of course! with R, and then I worked there)
– Sing Kee Seafood Restaurant (with S)
– Xi’an Famous Foods (with everyone!) – the spicy lamb cumin noodles, end of story
– Lanzhou Handmade Noodles (with R)
– Public – with N and A
– Butterlane Cupcakes
– Dos Toros. Sigh. Just go to Chipotle, please.
– Georgetown Cupcake (with A for birthday) – salted caramel.
– Joe’s Shanghai (with G + RW) – soup dumplings. meh.
– Toro NYC (with the team)
– Lelabar (with A) – best bartenders. rub elbows with Christian Bale.
– Toad Hall (with M) – whoa seriously, what was in that blueberry drink?
– Jin Fong Dim Sum (with P and JB) – oh man. stuffed.
– Laduree Soho (with A)
– One Lucky Duck – meh juices
– Asuka Sushi (with JB) – pretty good sashimi lunch deal
– ABC Cocina (with S) – tapa style!
– MUD (with S) – beautiful, rustic, but forgettable food. Open early for breakfast daily though!
– Terraza 7 (with MJ) – seriously one of the best live music bars
– The Organic Grill – vegan burger!
– Raymi (with the girls) – BOTTOMLESS CEVICHE during happy hour
– Num Pang Sandwich Shop (with JJ)
– The Cinnamon Snail – don’t get me started with this. it’s just too good to be vegan.
– Mokbar Ramen (with the team) – Korean fusion ramen? so-so.
– Ear Inn (with P + E) – claims oldest bar in the city. great live jazz
– Victory Garden – Pozole and goat’s milk soft serve – and HALVAH!
– Bread’s Bakery – seriously, that chocolate nutella babka is ridiculous.
– Cafe Rue Dix – Senegalese, y’all.
– Random Arepa Place in Jackson Heights (with MJ) – spoke Spanish. it was 3 am. Worth it.
– Von (with A) – hip wine bar.
– Cocoron (with MJ) – first time trying dipping soba!
– Don’s Bogam (with N + J) – bibimbap!
– Cafe Silan – oh man did I not mention the espresso bbq pulled chicken sandwich? yes.
– Queens Kickshaw (with R)
– Peter Pan Donuts (with A) – i can’t even. that cake donut though!
– Mei Li Wah (with J and S) – ugh best bbq pork buns
– Sing Kee Seafood Restaurant (with S)
– Caracas Arepa Bar (with J + S)
– Vegan Shop Up – (With J + P)
– Pine Box Rock Shop – with P
– Fat Cat (with R) – games and you can bring whatever food you want!
– Cornelia Street Cafe (with J + S + K)
– Big Gay Ice Cream Shop (with R) – the only thing I could have was the rainbow-colored popsicle, but not complaining
– Spice (not proud of this either) but the pad thai was aight.
– Pommes Frites (with T)
– Peanut Butter and Co (with T) – the Elvis, with bacon!
– Mamak – Malaysian done right. That rendang stew!
– Pop-bar (with J + S) – ooo popsicles for adults.
– Brooklyn Bagel (with J) – bialy! cheated and went to the Astoria location
– Temple Bar (with AP) – whoa. old fashioned. give it to me.
– Maison Premiere (with MG) – absinthe, and this head bartender is absurd. Oysters, too.
– Juliette (with so many) – best corned beef hash on the planet
– Sweetwater Social – for my birthday, with great Moscow Mules
– shanti shack (with S) – i love sitting in the ash room upstairs. munch munch.
– Five Leaves (with A)
– Brazilia Cafe – where i hide out a lot
– Madison Square Eats (with D)
– Comodo (birthday!) – pork belly hash
– Ippudo Ramen (with D)
– Ivan Ramen LES (with R + A + F)
– The Bar @ XIV (with R) – that espresso cocktail though!
– Caravan of Dreams – vegan lunch by myself. pretty awesome.
– Radegast Hall and Biergarten (with K) – bratwurst, y’all.
– Giovanni Rana (with S) – squid ink pasta!
– Crimson & Rye (with J and N) – loungey drinks
– Poco (with Y) – jalapeño margaritas and bacon wrapped dates. Done.
– Noodle Village (with J + J + A) – Soup dumplings, congee, ramen, and uh, amazing warm soy milk.
– Walter Foods (with J + J) – Ramos Gin Fizz for breakfast, yup. Also, their beet and fennel salad is pretty good.
– Dirt Candy (with N) – New location. Inventive and bombass onion chocolate tart. Who would’ve thought?
– Clinton St. Baking Company – Chicken. Waffles. Jalapeno Cornbread. Pancakes.
– 99 Favor Taste – Militant Asian people regarding punctuality. 2 hour timed hot pot/bbq extravaganza.
– Frankie’s 457 – Famous for the cavatelli. As the waiter suggested, I “snorted a line of Lactaid” and sucked it up.
– Beast Next Door – All around disappointing. Sad charcuterie and unrecognizable cocktails.
– Hampton Chutney Co.– HUGE and delicious dosas! Not oily. Good desserts and chai.
– Semilla – Delicious veggies, bread to die for.
– Anfora – Cute West Village wine bar, people were classily dressed – good selection.
– El Rey – Actually really liked their grains and crudite salad!
– Havana Central – Live salsa music, amazing pernil asado, incredibly enthusiastic staff. Fun for a casual night out.
– Nourish Kitchen + Table – “Fast” healthy with rotating specials, adorable but tiny spot.
– The Ship – Cool decor makes it look like an inverted “ship” and decent vibe for cocktails. They serve warm drinks like hot toddys!
– Pokéworks – Cheap and casual poké spot for lunch. There will be a queue on nice days so prepare.
– Tradesman – Great seasonal brunch menu in Bushwick.
– JIMMY at the James – Fancy schmancy rooftop cocktails around a pool. Perfect view of skyline.
– The Standard Grill – Lovely garden patio seating if you’re staying at The Standard. Burger is delicious.
– Pearl Oyster Bar – My first whole lobster!
– Top of the Standard – I mean. I got side-eyed for not being in a dress. Oops.
-BOBO – Cute French fusion. Make sure to sit outside!
– Aska – The NYC Restaurant of 2016. Scandinavian and oh-so-many courses.
– Momosan Ramen and Sake
– Mae Mae Cafe
– Piccola Cucina Osteria
– Barney’s Bone Broth
– Northern Bell (BBQ)
– Ample Hills Creamery
– Ravagh Persian Grill
– Hot Bird
– Avant Garden
– Le Coucou
– Totto Ramen
– Blue Hill at Stone Barns
– Junior’s Restaurant and Bakery (Cheesecake)
– Li’s Lanzhou Handstretched Noodles
– 5 Napkin Burger
– The Fat Radish
– Pera Soho
– Osteria Morini (torcia, squid ink pasta)
– Tamarind (get the okra)
– La Pecora Bianca
– Sanctuary T
– El Original TX MX
– Her Name Is Han
– BLVD Wine Bar
– Zenchai Matcha Cafe
– Grace Street
– South of the Clouds
– Arlo Nomad
– Tomi Jazz
– District Saigon (pho!)
– The Little Beet
– Bengal Tiger Indian Food
– Hao Noodle and Tea
– Willie Mae’s Scotch House
– Charlie Bird
– The Beatrice Inn
– Ai Fiori
– Dumpling Galaxy
– Anable Basin Sailing Bar and Grill
– The Office NYC
– Good Stock
– Clinton Hall (burger club)
– Peter Luger Steak House
– Mr. Chow
– Sel Rrose
– Osteria Morini
– Piacere NYC
– Khao Thai Kitchen
– ABC Cocina
– Santuary T matcha
– The Kunjip
– Bo Ca Phe
– The NoMad
– The Fat Radish
– The Hog Pit
– Katana Kitten
– Rosa’s Mexicano
– Wu’s Wonton King
– Her Name Is Han
– Hao Noodle
– Radiance Tea House
– The Little Beet
– Nan Xiang Xiao Long Bao
– Mothership Meat Company
– Gammeeok (but didn’t eat)
– Black Forest Brooklyn
– OSAMIL Korean Gastropub
– Peter McManus (before Joyce Theatre)
– Smithfield Hall
– Terra Wine Bar
– Smith & Mills
– Norman (closed)
– Taverna Kyclades
– Tokyo Record Bar
– Village Yokocho
– Han Dynasty
– Union Bar and Kitchen
– Black Tap Burgers
– Mr. Purple
– Emmy Squared
– Uncle Boons
– Pig and Khao
– Ho Foods
– Ramen Ishida
– Jora (Peruvian)
– Terroir (wine)
– Govinda Vegetarian
– Arlo SoHo
– Gaijin (!!!)
– VITE vinosteria (tomato plants behind us, rushed through the rosé)
– Landsdowne Road (Women’s World Cup)
– Selamat Pagi
– Common Ground Bar (Brazilian dance)
– The Inkan
– Ode to Babel
– La Palapa
– Hama Sushi
– Barley in Greenpoint
– Sushi By Bou at Hotel 32/32
– Mighty Quinn’s BBQ
– Milk and Cookies
– Astoria Bier and Cheese
– Diamond Dogs
– Daly’s Pub
– Catch in Meatpacking
– The Four-Faced Liar
– Turnstyle Underground (Yong Kang Street)
The great wish list:
– Candle Cafe
– Take Root
Nourish Table + Kitchen
– The Dining Room at the Modern
– The Butcher’s Daughter
– Joseph Leonard
– The Black Ant
– Good Restaurant
– Monument Lane
– Empellon Cocina (they are closing their EV location)
– ABC Kitchen
– Minetta Tavern
– Blue Hill
– Sushi Yasuda
– Mas (farmhouse)
– Sushi of Gari
– Bunna Cafe
– Sushi Nakazawa
– White Bear
– Marlow and Sons
– Peter Luger
– Fette Sau
– St. Anselm
– Lula’s Sweet Apothecary
– Dirt Candy
– The Spotted Pig
– Brooklyn Fare Chef’s Table
– The Bao
– 99 Favor Taste
– Scalini Fedeli
– Chalk Point Kitchen
– Cafe Clover
– Buddha Bodai
– The Bowery Hotel
D runken Munkey
– Asian de Cuba
– One if by Land, Two if by Sea
– Rouge et Blanc
– Uncle Boon’s
– Per Se
– má pêche
– John Brown Smokehouse
– Fung Tu (pork belly eggroll)
– Untitled at The Whitney
– by Chloe (vegan)
– El Rey
– The Little Beet
– Babu Ji
– The Clocktower
– O Ya
– Avant Garden
– Her Name Is Han
– The Lucky Bee
– Chikarashi (poké bowls)
– Le Coucou
– The Wild Son (brunch high line)
– Hao Noodle and Tea
– Pasquale Jones
– Tim Ho Wan
– Union Square Cafe
– Loring Place
– Bar Velo (Williamsburg)
– Del Posto – they have a vegan tasting menu
– Hanon for udon
– Di an Di