One of the best things about working in New York City is always being in relatively close proximity to a famed restaurant. Luckily, my office is right down the street from one of the city’s most popular fried chicken joints, Hill Country Chicken—an offshoot of the nearby barbecue restaurant, Hill Country.
Rock Center Café offers contemporary American cuisine and amazing views of The Rink at Rockefeller Center.
With a variety of upscale grilled cheese sandwiches and Parmesan-dusted tater tots, Melt Shop takes a kid-friendly lunch and gives it a new and improved spin.
The first time I went to Chef 28 was a few years ago. It is the go-to happy hour hangout for two of my friends that work in the area, and I was told I had to try the lychee martini—complete with two large pieces of lychee floating in the heavenly concoction.
New York City steak houses are legendary, and one of my favorites is Benjamin Steakhouse in Midtown East. I had the opportunity to dine at the restaurant for a work event last year, and the establishment exudes “Old New York” as soon as you enter.
Waffles are one of my favorite foods and waffle sandwiches from Waffle & Wolf just make a good food even better.
A few weeks ago, I went to the Lower East Side location of The Meatball Shop. The dark, cozy space was packed with diners eating and waiting for tables, so I was told the hostess would call when seating was available.
Last week I finally got a chance to visit Guy’s American Kitchen & Bar, Food Network star Guy Fieri’s enormous Times Square eatery. We walked through the bar and downstairs to the basement dining space, passing a window into the restaurant’s huge kitchen, where you can watch a slew of cooks create your meal.