With a population of more than eight million people from around the world, New York’s range of culinary experiences is bewildering. So, when you’ve only got a few days to explore the city’s most sought-after eateries and have an appetite for everything, where do you start?
A number of our employees have been to New York and all have a recommendation or two for first timers seeking a bite in the Big Apple.
The Gallagher’s Steak House is personal favourite of Beth in our marketing department. The steakhouse originally opened during the prohibition era and the atmosphere, service and décor in the restaurant still echo this.
“A tip is to ask for your steak prepared how they would suggest - you cannot go wrong. I can honestly say this was the best steak of my life, and it was then I knew the rumour of American portions was true! If you really want to feel like a part of the history then I'd suggest finishing your meal with their signature Old Fashioned cocktail,” she said.
Our Social Media Executive, Charlotte, recommends Daniela Trattoria to those who want to enjoy American pancakes Italian-style. The restaurant is situated near the Row Hotel and not far from a bus stop where you can catch a ‘hop on, hop off’ bus going downtown to the 9/11 memorial fountains, stopping at all the main attractions on its way, including Times Square and the Empire State Building. So why not pop into Daniela Trattoria for a big delicious breakfast before a busy day of sightseeing?
“We had American pancakes with syrup - they were amazing! We loved this place so much we went for breakfast the next morning too!” Charlotte said.
If you fancy a meal with a view to wow you, try The View Restaurant and Lounge, sitting gloriously on the 47th and 48th floors of the Marriot Marquis, this one got the thumbs up from travel expert, Lisa, from our Newton Aycliffe branch. This is New York’s only revolving rooftop restaurant. It makes a 360° turn every hour, ensuring customers enjoy breath taking views paired with culinary excellence. For the ultimate romantic date experience request a table near the window.
A family diner called Junior’s - known as the home of the best cheesecake in New York - is highly recommended by William from our branch in Totton. It is on a side street near Times Square, making it easy to find. However, if you struggle to get there just grab a taxi and tell the driver to take you to the best cheesecake in New York - the odds are you’ll end up outside the nearest Junior’s! This diner’s specialty might be handmade cheesecake, but its menu ranges from steaks to seafood and from sandwiches to salads – keeping the whole family happy.