There are so many amazing places to eat, drink, and shop in New York City. Our last trip was packed with some old favorites and a few new ones. We love that you can find everything from some of the best pizza outside Naples to the finest fine dining experiences and amazing coffee and cocktails all in one city. There is nothing you can’t get in New York and that’s one of our favorite things about the city. We were there for only 48-hours, so here are some of our top picks from the trip.
Where to Eat
Maman Bakery – Try the oatmeal cookies and morning buns. Their cookie sampler was chosen as one of Oprah’s Favorite things for 2017! A family member sent us one right before Christmas and it definitely lived up to the hype!
Pasquale Jones – Fresh pasta and pizza, and our new #1 spot to head to straight off the plane.
Beatrice Inn – Wonderful ambiance with dishes served on silver platters. We’d recommend trying the Savory Plum Tart and the Alliums with Foe Gras. Come hungry and bring friends!
The Eddy – Check out their prix fixe menu or choose a la carte dishes. We loved the tasting menu.
Ferrara Bakery – Little Italy cannoli and Italian cookies in a huge, traditional space.
Le Coucou – This is a restaurant that’s known for the photos of their bar on Instagram, but it’s not the place to go to get a drink (there is no bar seating). We recommend going for dinner if you’re going at all.
Eleven Madison Park – Get your tickets early to book an experience you’ll remember for years.
Gramercy Taven – Eat dinner or sit at the bar for a cocktail. Make sure you check in with the bartender as they keep a separate wait list for bar seats and serve the full menu there too.
Where to Drink
Cafe Grumpy – Our favorite NYC coffee.
Bemelman’s Bar – This historic bar is located in the Carlyle Hotel. Go late for a night of jazz and people watching.
Baccarat Bar – Sophisticated cocktails or afternoon tea. This is the perfect place to try out some amazing glassware!
The Blonde – This cocktail bar is filled with plush couches and images of Marilyn Monroe, turning into a nightclub after 9pm. Go early if you don’t want to stand in line
We can’t wait to go back to New York City again. Let us know your favorite restaurants and bars! Thank you to Alaska Airlines for sponsoring this post.