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New York is a great place for EATS.... You can get anything you desire in NY and it will usually taste authentic, even if its something typically made half way around the globe. I am not going to lie, I am not a huge food critic... As long as its not moving, bleeding, or talking to me... Ill think its an ok meal...hahaha. However, some people are more critical than others. Here are some places that I think might do the trick for some of you while your visiting the BIG APPLE. Feel free to add any recommendations you think are worthy as well.
SUSHI (this is for all those raw fish lovers like mellemel8...hhaha)
NOBU - 105 Hudson Street, New York, NY 212-219-0500, http://www.noburestaurants.com/
Nobu has a humble following in the Tribeca Area, which is known for its NY spunk, and Robert Deniro's film festival. In fact, it is said that Deniro helped chef Nobu Mastuhisa establish this iconic Japanese restaurant, so you may see stars popping in and out from time to time. However, they say its all about the food. Now I'm by means no sushi expert, but some say it is a good gastric orgasm. Expect to pay top dollar at this place too.
SUSHI SAMBA -87 7th Avenue South, New York, NY 212-691-7885 http://www.sushisamba.com/top.html
Sushi Samba is a happening place with good Japanese/Brazilian/Peruvian influenced food. They have tons of cool parties as well, so if you hit it up on a friday nite, expect to find yourself rockin out to the sounds of DJ Sabo. This place has a loyal following as well, which is indicative of good eats in NY.
SEA -114 N 6th Street, Brooklyn, NY 718-384-8850 http://searestaurant.com/
This WillieB (Williamsburg) Restaurant is one of many thai restaurants in the area, but man is it a cool experience. I use this place alot when I have friends come to visit me from out of town. The food is pretty good and the prices are excellent. The best part about this place is the vibe and setting. They have bathroom pods with video monitors in them, so that you could see the people strolling by in the street while your handling your biz. Washing your hands is even fun at this place... they have a fountain in the middle of the bathroom area, so that everyone can see that you washed your stinky hands... lol.
Babbo - 110 Waverly Place, New York, NY 212-777-0303 http://www.babbonyc.com/
Never been to this spot, which serves Italian fare, but its in a great location in the city....right next to NYU! Theres tons of shopping and night life in the area that you will enjoy. Plus sybil (iheart2travel) swears by it... see her review for a better idea. http://www.travbuddy.com/Babbo-v9161
Joes Shanghai - 9 Pell Street, New York, NY 212-233-8888 http://www.joeshanghairestaurants.com/
This is another spot I have never been to, but its a dumpling restaurant, which are my absolute favs... I might have to make a pit stop here. Again, Sybil (iheart2travel) swears by it... see her review for a better idea. http://www.travbuddy.com/Joes-Shanghai-v9164
Gonzalez & Gonzalez - 625 Broadway, NY, NY 212-473-8787 http://www.justsalsa.com/newyork/clubs/gonzalezygonzalez/
Mexican is not really Mexican if its not from Texas, Cali, or Mexico itself, but NY has a great Mexcan population, so there are tons of choices... HOwever, I enjoy G&G more for its party atmosphere. This place has the longest bar in NYC and is home to some good salsa bands... I know the only salsa in Mexican spots is supposed to be the kind you eat with your chips, but it works. Good meet up spot.
OK so, I came across a restaurant award article in Time Out magazine, so I thought it would be perfect to list some of their suggestions....
Best Neighborhood Bistro - Bar Tabac - 128 Smith Street, Brooklyn, 718-923-0918
Best Vegetarian Restaurant - Blossom - 187 9th Avenue, New York, NY 212-627-1144
Best Deli - 2nd Avenue Deli - 162 E 33rd Street, New York, NY, 212-689-9000
Best Diner - Skylight Diner - 402 W 34th Street, New York, NY 212-244-0395
Best Spanish Restaurant - Mercat - 45 Bond Street, New York, NY , 212-529-8600
Best Beer Hall - Radegast - 113 North 3rd Street, Brooklyn, NY, 718-963-3973
Best Frozen Yogurt - Pinkberry - multiple locations www.pinkberry.com
Best BBQ - Hill Country - 30 W 26th Street, New York, NY 212-255-4544