New York City Travel Guide

If there’s one place that’s the center of the world, it’s New York City. It’s also perhaps the most iconic weekend destination in the world and a hub for getting into or out of the United States.

Eat & Drink

Fine Dining

  • Daniel: Chef Daniel Bouluds flagship restaurant. 60 East 65th Street,
  • Per Se: Thomas Keller’s sister restaurant to the French Laundry which is often held in even higher regards, headed by Chef Eli Kaimeh. Time Warner Center,
  • The Modern: A masterclass in contemporary, refined cuisine that’s still easy to just enjoy. Lunch is not steal it used to be, but the no tips policy is a sure sign that The Modern works hard to keep modern. Cocktails from the Bar Room are sublime and not to be missed. Three-course menu from $118 (lunch), 9 West 53rd street (next to MoMA),
  • Restaurant Marc Forgione:  Unlike many star chefs, Marc Forgione actually works at his restaurant and can be seen fraternizing with guests. The food is spectacular in being so refined and full of flavor yet still down to earth without being pretentious. 134 Reade Street,

Casual Eating

Cafés & Pastry Shops

  • Dominique Ansel bakery: The inventor of the Cronut, Dominique Ansel is a living legend. Prepare to stand in line. 189 Spring Street (between Sullivan and Thompson),
  • Doughnut plant: Simply the world’s greatest doughnuts. The doughnuts can be bought from many places, but make sure to go to one of their own locations for the biggest selection and freshest doughnuts. 379 Grand Street (Lower East Side), 220 West 23rd Street (Chelsea Hotel), 245 Flatbush Avenue (Brooklyn), Falchi Building, 31-00 47th Avenue (Queens),
  • Bouchon Bakery: Thomas Keller’s Bouchon Bakery is just as good as it is in Yountville. Fantastic sandwiches for an easy lunch or cookies and sweets together with coffee. Rockefeller Center,
  • The City Bakery: Historic bakery with magnificent cookies. When they have it, the Maple Bacon Biscuit is sensational. 3 West 18th Street,