110 Waverly Pl # A, New York, NY 10011-9102, United States
T: (212) 777-0303
• Try to book in advance. They don’t take reservations sooner than one month ahead. They do take a limited number of walk-ins each day. If lining up the day of, I suggest you arrive by 4-4:30 for a better chance of getting a table. We weren’t able to get reservations so we tried out luck and got to the restaurant at 4:45. Already, there were 5 parties ahead of us in line!
• The have unusual items on their menu (i.e. lamb’s brain tortellini) but the food is delicious.
Bhojan Indian Restaurant
102 Lexington Avenue, New York, NY 10016
T: (212) 213-9615
• Masala Chai – milky tea with Indian spices
• Kachori Chaat – crispy flour puffs stuffed with moong, yogurt, two chutnies
19 Old Fulton Street, Brooklyn, NY 11201
(Under the Brooklyn Bridge)
• Must try the pizza. There are two sizes to choose from: small (16″) for $12 and large (18″) for $14. I recommend getting a large.
• There are no reservations and line up is first come, first serve. Even takeout is the same line. Plan well because line ups here are usually 1-2 hour long.
Halal Street Vendor on 53rd and 6th Ave
• Try their combination plate. You get a little of everything, which is perfect for sampling but still walk away full.
Momofuku Ssam Bar
207 2nd Ave, New York 10003
(corner of 13th + second)
• Dining here is an adventure embedded in a delicious Asian-inspired/fusion culinary experience. Very unique combinations of ingredients and style of cooking. The servers are great here in taking you through their savvy and creative menu.
While you’re there – check out:
• Boat Cruise – one that goes up close to the Statue of Liberty
• Broadway Show
• Brooklyn Bridge
• Central Park
• Empire State Building
• Guggenheim Museum
• High Line/Meatpacking district – a lot of filming go on in the area. When I was there I saw Kate Hudson filming “Something Borrowed”.
• Lincoln Park
• The Surrey Hotel – excellent service and great rooftop patio!
• Union Square – do you know what the numbers mean?