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Where to eat, drink and stay – New York

Tuesday, April 21st, 2009

NEW YORK

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The restaurant scene in New York is very fluid, so I would do your research before you go, and book the top end restaurants at least a month in advance.   Here are some of my favorites (they have been around for years, which is a good sign):-

Gotham Bar and Grill -  a class act, and one of New Yorks Michelin Star restaurants.

Marks out of 10

Food 6.9

Service 7.5

Ambience 7

Blue Water Grill – Great for Brunch

Marks out of 10

Food 6

Service 6

Ambience 6

Eleven Madison Park – stylish, great deserts.

Marks out of 10

Food 6.9

Service 7

Ambience 7

Red Cat – Very cool, very New York

Marks out of 10

Food 6

Service 6

Ambience 6.5

The Plaza – Just one of these places you have to visit once.

 

Marks out of 10

Food 5

Service 6

Ambience 7

Other recommendations

Cafe Sabarsky - Tucked away within the Neue Gallerie in Upper East Side, great for Viennese pastries.

Bryant Park Grill – the outdoor bar for drinks

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Marriott Marquis Hotel in Times Square - it has a revolving Restaurant and Bar. Just go for the Bar (The View), its a great way to see New York, and yes I do believe it is the hotel where Arnie took the horse into the lift in True Lies.

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Dylan Hotel – it’s a boutique Hotel in a excellent location, just next to Grand Central station so perfect for public transport, which along with walking is the only way to do Manhattan.

Roof Garden Cafe at the Metropolitan Museum – open from May through to November (weather permitting – except for Mondays), fabulous views over Central Park. The elevator to the roof is hard to find, so you may need to ask a guard.

Lifts

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Where to indulge in Coffee, Tea and Cakes

Sunday, February 22nd, 2009

Unless you are in an area that specialises in Tea Shops, its often hard to find good venues to relax with a coffee or tea and eat cake. Why go to the big chains like Starbucks, when you have alternatives.

London

If you really want to go up market and have Afternoon Tea somewhere grand, like The Athenaeum or  The Berkeley, then great, but if you are looking for something cheaper, then here are a few options.

County Hall Bakery

Patisserie Valerie

Patisserie Valerie

New York

Actually the Starbucks I have been to in New York are a lot better than London. I had an amazing piece of Cognac and Pumpkin cheese cake in one on the Upper East Side, but for something more unique try:-

Paris

Pretty much the home of the pâtisserie, so you are spoilt for choice, however for an inexpensive option, try:-

or for a not so inexpensive option, visit Ladurée.

Off topic, but also worth mentioning is The Chocolate Consultancy – Parisian Chocolatiers Map showing  locations of some really good Chocolatiers in Paris.