Wednesday, December 03, 2008

My favorite NYC restaurants

I am always at a loss when asked to suggest a nice restaurant in NYC, though I have been to some pretty good ones. With the dumbfoundedness in mind, I am keeping on this blog a list of tried and tested restaurants I like.

-Sripraphai Thai Restaurant: $$, great food, good service, good atmosphere, Queens

-Pudding Noodle, Italian: $$, great food, good service, crowded, Brooklyn Heights

-Nook, eclectic and international: $$, good food, poor service, cosy atmosphere, BYOB, Hell's Kitchen

-Eatery. New American: $$, good/okay food, okay service, people-watching atmosphere, Hell's Kitchen

-Cornelia Street Cafe, New American: $$, good food, good service, lovely atmosphere, Village

-7A Cafe, diner: $$, good food, good service, okay atmosphere, East Village

-Buddakan, Chinese: $$$, okay food, overly attentive service, chic atmosphere, Chelsea

-Overseas Asian, Malaysian: $, best Malaysian, good service, no-frill atmosphere, Chinatown

-New Malaysia: $, great food, good service, good atmosphere, Chinatown

-Singapore Cafe: Malaysian: $$, good food, friendly service, no atmosphere, Chinatown

-Nyonya: Malaysian: $$, good food, quick service, kitschy atmosphere, Chinatown

-Sentosa, Malaysian: $$, good food, good service, good atmosphere, Flushing

-Gobo, vegetarian: $$, excellent food, good service, noisy atmosphere, Village

-Nooch, Japanese & Thai: $$, good food, attentive and cute service, good atmosphere, Chelsea

-La Lanterna Caffe, Italian: $$, good food, winter garden seating area, jazz, Greenwich Village

-Quartino, Italian, vegetarian: $$, good food, cosy bar and restaurant, East Village

Wine Bars

-Gottino, $$, small plates, very popular, Greenwich Village


-Caffe Reggio (since 1927)$, good food, good service, crowded with tourists, Village

-French Roast, dessert: $, good food, good service, European cafe atmosphere, UWS and West Village

Places to try

-Porchetta, pork sandwich: $, 110 E 7th Street between First Ave and Ave A.

-Ippudo NY, Japanese: Akamaru modern ramen, $, 65 Fourth Ave between 9th and 10th Sts.

-Falai, Italian: tarragon pappardelle, $, 68 Clinton St between Rivington and Stanton

-Scarpetta, Italian: foie gras ravioli, $$, 355 W 14th St between Eighth and Ninth Aves.

-Socarrat Paella Bar, Mexican: 259 W, 19th St, between 7th and 8th Aves.


Patricia Markert said...

Thank you for recommendations of Malaysian food which I love but don't know how to find.

Jee Leong Koh said...

You're welcome. We should do Malaysian together sometime.