Wednesday, 29 September 2010

NYC Eating

Coffee and Continental breakfast
Cafe Gitane - Italian and Frog petit dejeuner hang out
McNally Jackson - Self-consciously curated left wing books for all day browsing and chewing
Think Coffee - Crap coffee but good outdoor seating on Bowery
Joe - Thick black coffee on a bench in West Village

The Standard Grill - Big sunglasses, models and fantastic food (ghetto chic)
Cafe Habana - Bad cuban food, great cuban music, waitresses that look fresh from Havana (ghetto chic)
Bubby's - Same as The Standard Grill but with babies. Arrive early or risk being run over by prams (preppy)
Bar Marche - Good food for crying over boys (preppy)
Public - Australian modern food (upscale-ish)

Lunch (all are good for taking parents, in-laws and clients)
Any michelin star restaurant with a prix fix menu (Nougatine, Bouley, Joel Rubichon etc)
Any Keith Mcnally restaurant (Balthazar, Pulino's, Mineta Tavern, Pastis etc)
Cipriani Downtown - Yuppy-st Tropez sort of place

Momofoku - Ramen. If the queue is killing you, go round the corner to Leon (hipster casual)
Hecho en Dumbo - Modern Mexican, mean Mezcal cocktails. Don't expect to leave sober
EN Japanese Brasserie - (minimalist)
The Modern - Full on at the MOMA (parentally friendly)
Adour at the St Regis - Deliciously French (parentally friendly)
Wallse - Minimalist Austrian (parentally friendly)

Detox (Go alone with your dog)
Liquiteria - every juice on earth
Angelica's Kitchen - raw, vegan food for those who love their bodies more than life

Parentally friendly = somewhere your father feels comfortable. Well lit, tablecloths, space between the tables and waiters in closed shoes
Ghetto Chic = fashionably grungy. Kate Moss sort of hang outs
Minimalist = upscale but no table cloths
Preppy = pea coats, navy blue jeans and alice bands

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