January 10, 2020

Hey guys!

Nearly done with our first week in February already, how crazy! Today I thought I would do an updated post on restaurants in New York City. One of things I love most about living in New York is the variety of food you can get here. NYC has some of the best restaurants in the world. If you are visiting I highly recommend adding some of these to your list, you will not be disappointed!


Brunch is somewhat of a tradition here in New York City. It is definitely something that New York does very well.

Bluestone Lane – The Upper East Side location is in a church which is very cool.

The Blue Box Cafe aka Breakfast at Tiffanys – If you’re looking for a fancy breakfast for a special occasion, this is such a cool experience.

Penelope – All I’m gonna say is, Nutella French toast!

Juliette – Highly recommend if you’re exploring or staying in Brooklyn/Williamsburg.

Rubys – This is practically my local in the city. I love it here and you can also come here for lunch and dinner. It is an Australian restaurant with a great vibe.

Butchers Daughter – Plant based restaurant with many vegan and gluten free options.

Sadelles Soho – They do afternoon tea style bagel toppings, so good.

Bubbys – Massive portion sizes so come hungry.

Citizens of Gramercy – Try the pulled pork benedict.

Restoration Hardware – A rooftop restaurant as well as a furniture shop so as you can imagine the decor is amazing!


Whether its catching up with friends, a girls night or a romantic meal with your other half, dinner is always the a good idea. There is always somewhere new to try here in New York.

Black Tap – The Milkshakes here are out of this world so leave room for dessert. Check out their Instagram for amazing pics.

JG Melon – Apparently Gigi Hadids favorite burger spot in NY.

Mole Mexican – Get the nachos with guacamole!

Delicatessen – Really great comfort food. Amazing burgers and truffle fries.

Eately – The pasta is incredible. You won’t leave hungry.

Momoya – The best sushi restaurant. The crispy rice rolls are sooo good!

Mercer Kitchen – I’m drooling just thinking about the truffle pizza and pasta.

Uncle Boons – Delicious Thai food.

Lure Fishbar – If you are looking for a meat free alternative.

Pizza Beach – Because you can’t go to New York and not have pizza!


If you are looking to try some American fast-food, there are definitely options to try here that we don’t have at home. These are also pretty high standard takeaway restaurants, not your typical grease bar and they have healthy options too.

Shake Shake – Highly recommend visiting the original one in Madison Square Park. It’s outside and really pretty with fairy lights and views of the Empire State.

Chick-fila-A – If you’re a chicken lover, like the name suggests, it serves all the chicken.

Chipotle – Mexican fast food.

Five Guys – The cajun fries are so good and they always give you way more than the portion size.


I have to say, the desserts in New York are out of this world. There are just so many options, sometimes too many. If you have a sweet tooth, I would most certainly recommend any of these.

Momofuku Milkbar – I dream about the birthday cake truffles!

16 Handles – American style self serve fro yo, with all the flavours and toppings you could wish for.

Levain Bakery – The biggest cookies ever. Definatley try the dark chocolate peanut butter.

Pop-Bar – Hand crafted gelato on a stick. Check it out if you are visiting in the Summer.

Sprinkles – Try the cookie and ice cream combo. They also have a cupcake vending machine!

Georgetown Cupcake – So many flavours to choose from and they do daily specials with even more new flavours.

Sweet Corner Bakeshop – Try the red velvet Nutella bomb cookie or the sea salt chocolate chip cookie.

Magnolia Bakery – Sex and the City made it famous. Although there are almost always lines, there is no question that it is worth the wait!

Thats it guys. I actually struggled to narrow it down to this list. If you have any of your own favourites, don’t be afraid to leave them in the comments below for me or others to try. Also if you need more recommendations check out my other posts here and here and my dessert post here.

Chat soon,

Louise xx

Louise Cooney

Fashion, Lifestyle & Travel blogger from Limerick, Ireland.  

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