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Tips for a Great New York Getaway – Part II

by Marie-Sarah Published on November 10, 2015

I’m a huge Big Apple fan! Whenever someone asks me to join them on a quick getaway to New York, I always say yes right away, even if it’s last minute.

In Part II of this three-part series on the best sights to take in while in New York, I share my new favourite restaurants in my favourite city in the world!

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These are my latest finds. Naturally, there are many other options, but sometimes when you have too many choices, a few recommendations can be helpful!

1. Babu Ji –East Village

I suspect that the next Canadian restaurant owner who needs a little inspiration will latch onto Babu Ji’s fabulous concept. I was instantly enthralled by this establishment, which not only offers great Indian food but an original minimalist decor.

2. Dirty French – Lower East Side

Despite its sophistication, Dirty French is an affordable establishment offering classic French cuisine with a twist. If you’re as lucky as I was, you might end up sitting next to Rihanna, who seemed to be having lots of fun with her friends the night I was there!

3. Spice Market – Meatpacking District

The Spice Market is a Thai-inspired restaurant in the heart of the Meatpacking District. I ate there with friends once at 2:00 a.m. and it was packed! It’s a good place to stop by before hitting one of the neighbouring clubs and dancing the night away!

4. Maison Premiere – Williamsburg (Brooklyn)

My friend Jessica, a New Yorker who lives in Brooklyn, highly recommends this place. The cocktails are delicious, the mood is festive and the oysters only cost $1 during Happy Hour! The only downside is you may have to wait a while before being seated.

5. Eataly – Flatiron District

This huge Italian marketplace is filled with a variety of fresh food counters and restaurants, making it a true culinary paradise for die-hard gourmets. If time permits, be sure to grab a bite or drink at Birreria, the large rooftop bar & grill.

6. Momofuku – East Village

What can I say about this noodle bar other than simply amazing! I suggest you go as early as noon so you don’t have to wait for a seat since the place is pretty small and super busy in the evening. My recommendation: the ginger scallion noodles, served cold, believe it or not! Watch out for the chilled spicy noodles: they’re super hot & spicy!

Stay tuned for Part III to discover the best places to have a drink in New York!

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