January 14, 2013

good eats in nyc


when you live in one place for long enough, you get to know it pretty well -- you figure out the best way to get from place to place, where to stand on the subway platforms so that you don't have to walk as far when getting off the train, and where your favorite places to eat are.

so when we went to new york for new year's eve i already knew where i wanted to eat. the places below are just a few of my favorite places to drink and eat at. unfortunately, i don't have pictures for most of the places (read: all of them, but one), but that just means we'll have to go back to nyc soon so we can eat and drink there again!


manhattan:


vol de nuit: a dimly lit belgian bar in greenwich village. they have great belgian beers on tap, including my favorite, lindeman's framboise. they also have rockstar mussels and frites. the frites come in three sizes and i recommend them with mayo. (near west 4th street station, ABCDEFM)

mermaid oyster bar: a cute seafood restaurant with some awesome specials: $1 oysters during happy hour (mondays, 5:30-7:00 tuesdays to thursdays, 5:00 -7:00 fridays to sunday) and a lobster boil for $24 on sundays. they also have some seafood staples, like hush puppies and po' boys, that are delicious as well. an added bonus: every meals ends with a cup of chocolate mousse and a fortune fish. (near west 4th street station, ABCDEFM)

momofuku noodle bar: a packed little restaurant in the east village that is only a couple of blocks from another momofuku location, the ssam bar. this particular momofuku specializes in david chang's ramen, and often has a killer wait. but once you're seated, the food comes out fast and delicious. i recommend an order of the pork buns as well as ramen. (near first avenue, L)

brooklyn:

roberta's: a small farm to table restaurant in bushwick, brooklyn. they don't take reservations and sometimes the wait can be pretty extreme, especially since this review, but the food is totally worth it. i recommend getting a pizza and then something else (a salad or a main dish depending on how hungry you are) because their pizza is not to be missed and their other food is so pretty and delicious you just shouldn't say no. (near morgan avenue, L)

noorman's kil: a dark whiskey bar in williamsburg, brooklyn, with only a small sign on the door indicating you're in the right spot.they have tons of different kinds of whiskey, as well as fun drinks for the non-whiskey lovers out there. they also have grilled cheese if you want a snack with your drink. (near lorimer street, L)




where are your favorite places to eat in new york?