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Seven Top New York restaurants for Gastronomy Fanatics
The restaurants of the NYC attract foodies, talented chefs, critics and gastro tourist from all around the world. With over 200 experimental, fusion and gastronomic establishments dotting every neighborhood in Manhattan, alone you could spend years finding your favorite brunch, lunch, or dinner locale. No trip to Gotham is complete without enjoying the savory wonders of a Midtown steak, dumplings from Chinatown, or the veritable rainbow of culinary delights in the pizza joints boasting that they are indeed the best in the city. The following are 7 places are popular with the spoiled and happy gourmands of Manhattan and great destination for visitors with discerning tastes:
A charming eatery siting on the narrow streets of the West Village the Bar Sardine has the sensibility of a thoughtful new local eatery that has replaced everyone’s fourth favorite dive bar. As space permits in the city Bar Sardine is small and intimate. But, the comfortable hip-hop inspired, polished retro setting belies one of the more inventive and versatile menus in the city. This place succeeds at being everything to everyone with taste. It features craft cocktails like the Coconut Moon Lagoon and the Puerta Del Sol. Some special treats at Bar Sardine include the Fedora Burger with smoked cheddar, cucumbers, crispy potatoes, and BBQ mayo and the Hangover Steak with salsa verde.
Thistle Hill Tavern
Outside of Manhattan in the popular and only mostly gentrified area of Park Slope is the eatery known as Thistle Hill Tavern. The owner Dale Talde prides himself on running an important local fixture and his menu is skewed to the high eclectic standards of the area. Every dish on the menu is a twist on the familiar like the Pork Ragu pasta and the Falafel Burger but those searching for more straight forward American fair can count on options like the Southern Fried Chicken. Then there is the Thistle Hill Tavern’s cocktail menu which loudly and proudly exclaims that the pub uses local ingredients so your Thistle Hill Cocktail and Brooklyn Eagle will be as fresh as possible.
Rose’s Bar & Grill
This Brooklyn spot is a world away from Park Slope in Downtown Brooklyn. Rose’s Bar and Grill is in the busy area near the Barclay’s Center and frequented by the crowds that come to watch basketball in the stadium. But Rose’s is not your typical sports themed greasy spoon. The menu is experimental in a charismatic way and the though they say they have the best burger in Brooklyn there are several palatably interesting option if you want to try something new.
The Alphabet city neighborhood in Manhattan is becoming the new hot neighborhood for foodies. People are very protective of their local spots and like to keep culinary gems like Royale under wraps for as long as they can. Tucked innocuously into Avenue C the place looks like a dive from the street but it is deceptively expansive on the inside with a nice beer garden-esque back yard and tasty singular sandwiches like the Bacon Royale and Double Royale burgers. One of the most attractive aspects of the place is its $3 beers during happy hour deal.
Boulton and Watt
This tidy corner spot is a prime example of the history of NYC dovetail into the present. Taking its name from the Brits who made steam engines during Industrial Revolution the place has the feel of a culinary art factory or a diminutive brewery. However the menu is much different form the decor you can enjoy interesting dishes like the Steak Frites and Blackened Free Range Brick Amish Chicken. And if you are veg try the wild mushroom toast or quinoa salad with golden beets.
As a Belgian Manhattan bistro, Resto has a pretty dedicated clientele coming from the four corners of the city. They specialize in both an excellent intimate dining experience as well as large scale feast for big groups. But misanthropes with appetites will still be above to find a nice corner of the place to enjoy something from it vegetable friendly. The French style menu is arranged seasonally and the resto chefs excel at whole animal presentations that are perfect for any kind of event.
For any fan or boozy brunches, Italian dining and an inspired menu will enjoy Carroll Pace the moment they enter the place. The menu features delectable delight like the Spaghetti Pomodoro and the Amatriciana and a variety of different wines that pair well with the bounty on the menu. The décor is warm and red and gives way to a strange whimsy that gets really thrilling when the wine does its work. Thanks to it live music extensive cocktail, and early booking for bottle service Carrol Place is also a great place for a party.