Lombardi's pizzeria is one of the most famous in New York and first of all that was open in the big city back in 1905, as a plaque on the facade so certifies. It is located north of the small neighborhood of Little Italy, close to China Town. It is located in 32 Spring Street (and Mott). It is not a big restaurant and its menu shows little variation, only pizzas, calzones and some salads. But, of course, the quality is amazing. Pizzas come in two sizes, six or eight servings, and more ingredients can be added. There are also some ready-made ones. As for the calzones, the signature dish in my opinion, these are quite large and can be filled with numerous "toppings". They all have tomato sauce and other dippings. More or less, it amounts to about 25 euros per person, plus tips. In terms of language, the waiters speak Spanish, so do not worry. The restaurant's quality has not gone unnoticed and it has been mentioned in many newspapers and magazines. Occassionally, it has also appeared in television. Throughout the restaurant there are photos of the owner and the odd personality that drops by occasionally. A good option for lunch if you are in that area.
While collecting information to make my own guide to New York, I read about this "underground" burger joint. Being a lover of discovering local places, I decided to check this place out. The day I went I was lucky since there wasn´t a line-just a couple of pairs waiting to eat. When you go in, there´s a paper for marking your order. After I decided on everything, I took my paper to the cashier and sat down while I waited for my name to be yelled. The place was rather curious and the workers weren´t so friendly. And the burgers were nothing special. In NY, there are places with excellent burgers with similarly reasonable prices. In short, I expected much more from this Burger Joint.
As soon as we got to Times Square we noticed the ´Bubba Restaurant´ from the movie Forrest Gump. Everything is based on the movie and there was a store too. We were excited to try the bread ... And the garlic one was great. And of course there is a whole array of dishes made with shrimp ... Scrumptious!
When we arrived, they had already closed the kitchen, so we only had time to eat a few cheeses and drink a few wines. The place is beautiful, with worthwhile views of the Manhattan skyline. The restaurant has a small pier that you walk out onto from the restaurant. It's right next to the Brooklyn Bridge.
I can not add much to what has already been said about Hard Rock Café. It's a must-see site before leaving New York. A chain that has spread throughout the world makes more of an appearance in the city that never sleeps than its own streets. Inside there are a lot of guitars, singer´s clothing, a stage, tables to eat and drink ...it´s another world inside a building. It also has has the typical souvenir store. Music lovers and non-lovers ... well ... this is a must visit!
Though this is a chain with seven restaurants, the most beautiful is without a doubt in Madison Square Garden overlooking the Flatiron. There are tables in the park, which is not recommended in winter. The burgers are impressive and can't be described.
The Magnolia Bakery is one of the most famous and well-known bakeries in the city of New York, it's located in the Village. Its most famous product is the cupcakes which are Madeline's covered with colored frosting; they have become very popular because the stars of the series Sex and the City came to this bakery to eat them. The people who come to the place make endless lines, as always there's are people inside and once there they choose the cupcakes they want, put them in boxes (with the logo of the bakery) and then pay at the end.
My wife and I are passionate about grilled meat and, in the heart of Times Square, we were lucky to find this amazing southern food restaurant! Here, you can enjoy all kinds of grilled meats, smoked with a mix of walnut, oak and fruit which gives a unique color to the meat. If you want to try more or less everything I recommend ordering the Two Meat Combo or Virgil's Pig Out which are platters for two people where they bring a little bit of everything and two extras of your choice (such as macaroni and cheese). All this for less than $ 30. On their website you can find all the information you need, including photos, menus, prices, phone number etc.
Famous Famiglia restaurant is a pizza franchise in New York. However, it has a familiar taste that gives it charm. The pizzas are very good. I especially loved the calzone. In New York everyone says they have the best pizza, and, though I don't think its the best, if you see one, don't hesitate and stop in.
Katz's Deli is a pure New York restaurant. I went in September of last year to eat New York specialties like "the sandwich" and root beer, and "New York cake." The mood and atmosphere of this restaurant is such that you could spend hours people watching, or just observing the unique decor. The walls are covered with photos of stars who have come to eat there. In fact, the famous scene from "When Harry Met Sally" (you know the one) was filmed at Katz's Deli.
I loved this restaurant, it was a very good experience! The cosmopolitans were delicious! The atmosphere was very cool and casual. The food was good, but a little expensive, but definitely worth it if you go to the "Big Apple." Stop by this restaurant and enjoy dinner to the rhythm of salsa.
This was the second Hooters I visited during my trip, located in the heart of Manhattan. Nothing new, but a cool environment. The Yankees were playing baseball and it was like a religious service. Lots of people, good service, and American dishes. If you like that, you'll like Hooters. Oh and the waitresses, of course ...
Spectacular! It commands respect immediately, because it gives the appearance of being very expensive, but it is not at all expensive. The pasta dishes are great and enormous! The waiters will warn you that they are for two people minimum, but I would say they are for three. Each dish costs around $ 30. The place is very nice and the service is great. 100% recommended!
We took a NY friend one night and loved the place. I didn't think we were having dinner there as well. I highly recommend the Mahi Mahi with plantains and the sirloin. The service was attentive, and the atmosphere was great with a jazz quartet enlivening dinner. I will be back on my next visit to the city!
Halfway between Little Italy and Chinatown, we found this place which was recommended by another friend. It is a combination of rice pudding with different flavors: vanilla, cheesecake and chocolate. It is a really unique idea and definitely worth visiting.
Without ever having been to Switzerland (where I hope to go one day....) I dare not say that I tried the best chocolate in the world here, but it is certainly one of the best. It's a great place for a high calorie breakfast. The restaurant is nicely decorated, a pipe connected to a chocolate machine circulates it throughout the room. They have a souvenir shop relating to the very original chocolates ... Even the website is great. I'll come back!
The last day in New York we went to Harlem to breathe in the atmosphere and enjoy the brunch at Sylvia's. It's a fantastic place with lovely food and the woman's voice is so powerful. Wow! I recommend it 100%.
Although when visiting New York, you don't expect to rush to a Spanish store, I think it's worth mentioning this gourmet coffee shop called "Despaña." The first thing you see when you enter is a deli showcasing a fantastic selection of sausages, hams, and cheeses. You can walk in with a bottle of wine from home, buy food from the deli, and eat at the tables with stools in the background. At the door of the store, and advertised on a blackboards is the Iberian ham, which had been banned in the US for years and began to imported again last November. They also sell a variety of caned, bottled, or boxed goods such as nougat, asparagus, oils, wine, and chocolates. At the back of the store there is a section where you can escape the terrible American coffee and have a good black coffee or milk, besides being able to eat Spanish fast food: sandwiches, flautas, kebabs, salads, and soups. Everything can be eaten there or to go. Associated with the Cervantes Institute in New York, Despaña also holds gastronomic seminars focused on Spanish cooking that are taught outside the store.