Where to Eat, Drink and Stay – New York

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.

Blue Water Grill – Great for Brunch

Eleven Madison Park – stylish Michelin starred highly acclaimed restaurant, great deserts.

Red Cat – Very cool, very New York

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

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

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.

Dylan Hotel – it’s a boutique Hotel in an 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.

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Eleven Madison Park – Sweet success!

I enjoyed Eleven Madison Park, the place has style.

To get a feel for it, I would recommend viewing the rather fun short, speed-ed up film showing the restaurant in action over a 7 hour period.

On the food front I especially remember a sharing dessert platter.

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It was way too big for us to finish, which may have been the idea, as they were only too happy to box it up for us to take back to our Hotel.  It was absolutely yummy,  just thinking about it gives me a sugar rush!.

UPDATE February 2010 – It seems like Eleven Madison Park is not loosing its touch, Andy Hayler gave it very high marks in his recent review.

See 11 Madison Park Review

UPDATE : September 2011 – Danny Meyer may be selling Eleven Madison Park, see http://www.tinyurls.co.uk/1q1 for details.

UPDATE : October 2011 – Eleven Madison Parks has been awarded 3 Michelin stars. It is also definitely being sold, for details see Eater artical.

Marks out of 10

Food 6.9

Service 7

Ambience 7

Eleven Madison Park on Urbanspoon

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