Any good restaurants in the Manhattan area?
Where is the best place to get some Cheesecake in Manhattan?
What is the best Broadway play to go ?
Where is the best place to just chill and people watch?
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- Juniors1515 Broadway # 1, New York, NY 10036
- Satya Eastern Kitchen750 8th Avenue, New York City, New York State
- Grand Central TerminalForty-Second Street at Lexington Avenue, New York, NY 10036recommended Grand Central TerminalA New York City architectural landmark, Grand Central is one of the world's great people watching venues. Get drinks in one of the bars overlooking the Grand Concourse and watch the Connecticut ... read morecommuters and day-trippers go by.Julia P
If you can, get a table overlooking the station and watch the comings and goings.
- Union SquareE 16th St., New York, NY 10003recommended Union SquareUnion Square is a great park that has a lively atmosphere. There's always people chilling here relaxing, and usually there's break dancers, bmx kids, and skaters practicing. It's a great place to ... read morepeople watch especially on a warm night.Becca Bandit
This is a great place to people watch. It's full of locals, break dancers, and skateboarding and BMX riders practicing. There's great food in the area too for a bite to eat.
- Central Park14 East 60th Street, New York, NY 10022-1002recommended Central ParkDoesn't matter the time of year, Central Park always is a great place to walk and people watch, sit and people watch, grab a hot dog and people watch.Annette Baesel
Central Park is one of my favorite spots for people watching, no matter the time of year.recommended Central ParkEveryone loves Central Park! You can spend a lifetime exploring it. Spend at least an afternoon! And yes, it really is the best place to people watch in New York.
- The Sheep's MeadowCentral Park at 60th Streetrecommended The Sheep's MeadowThis is a classic Manhattan picnic and sunning place in Central Park--it's as close as you'll get to a beach scene in the city. That, plus the views of the skyscrapers beyond the treeline are ... read morespectacular. A perfect spot for a date or just a laid back afternoon on a warm day.Liza Prado
Not sure when you're headed to NYC but on a warm (or warmish) day, this is a great place to head for people watching....
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I recommend DeRobertis Caffe in the East Village. They've been around since 1904 and are perfectly situated on a lively avenue in a fun neighborhood. Additionally, their cappuccino and pignoli cookies are exceptional! Their website is: derobertiscaffe.com.
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If you are into the food scene, I recommend trying Shake Shack. They have many stores but the original one is located in Madison Park. Also, if you don't mind trying street food, Halal Guys, located on 51st and 7th if my memory doesn't fail me, was amazing.
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I recommend Matilda. It was my first musical and I really enjoyed it. It made me impulse watch another one, Avenue Q, which was really funny.
If you don't mind standing up, I suggest getting standing tickets. However, there is a chance you may not get them as only some theatres offer them and they are only available when the majority of the seated tickets sell out. However, I payed $29 for standing tickets for Matilda, vs $115 from a ticket reseller for a seat on the highest level at the back.
- The Cloisters99 Margaret Corbin Drive, New York, NY 10040-3761recommended The CloistersAbsolutely gorgeous, the cloisters are a must see, especially as you there is now a not-to-be-missed art/music tapestry show on there, I'm told. But any time you go, count on being able to relax and ... read morelose yourself in another world.
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- Wafels & Dinges1 Columbus Circle, New York, NY, United States
- Big Wong King Restaurant67 Mott St # A, New York, NY
- Tickets - TKTS Theater Development Fund Broadway Ticket BoothW 46th St (at the Marriott Marquis), New York, NYrecommended Tickets - TKTS Theater Development Fund Broadway Ticket BoothThe TKTS booth in Times Square has half price, same day tickets to most Broadway shows. Stand in line for an hour or so in the morning and see basically whatever you want, with some of the best people ... read morewatching, or at least the most people to watch, anywhere.Recommended for:Local CultureJulia P
Hey there! You could rock up at tkts for same day tickets and see what they have, or, depending on your taste, check out British import Matilda, Once, the Book of Mormon, or maybe the Glass Menagerie (a straight play).
- Shake Shack - Madison Square ParkSoutheast corner of Madison Square Park near Madison Ave. and E.23rd St, 10010
- The Meatball Shop - Stanton Street84 Stanton St., New York, NY 10002
- Katz's Deli205 E Houston St, New York, NY 10002
- Pasha - NYC70 W 71st St, New York, NY 10023recommended Pasha - NYCBefore I actually lived in Istanbul I fell in love with Turkish cuisine at Pasha. Everything from the roasted lamb, olives and grilled feta cheese to the Turkish coffee is absolutely authentic and as ... read morefine as any gourmet Turkish lokanta in Istanbul. Pasha outclasses every other Mediterranean restaurant in Manhattan.Rich Carriero
One of the reasons I moved to Istanbul.
- Song295 5th Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11215recommended SongIn a city filled with great Thai restaurants, Song is King. Located in the most fashionable section of Park Slope, Song is always busy. In addition to their pad thai and green curry dishes, which are ... read moreexquisite, Song's best dish is their mussels. The last time I was at Song, they didn't accept credit cards so be sure to bring cash.Rich Carriero
Worth crossing the bridge.
- Caffe Reggio119 MacDougal Street, New York, NYrecommended Caffe ReggioMacDougal Street is one of my favorite spots in Manhattan and Caffe Reggio is definitely the city's coolest cafe. With genuine European and American artwork on the walls, a 100 year old espresso ... read moremachine and an endless crowd of artists, poets, and NYU hipsters, Caffe Reggio is definitely the best place to stop and get an cup of espresso. Hell, the place has a cameo in "Shaft."Rich Carriero
- Meskerem Restaurant468 West 47th Street, New York, NY 10036recommended Meskerem RestaurantMeskerem made me fall in love with Ethiopian food. With a colorful ambiance and extremely chill music, it's a great place to bring a date. Just about every dish with either lentils or lamb is out of ... read morethis world. If you've never had Ethiopian, try it here.Rich Carriero
Always a great choice.
- Nice-Matin201 West 79th Street, New York, NY 10024-6200, United Statesrecommended Nice-MatinAmsterdam Avenue in the 70's and 80's is a great place to eat because it's completely devoid of tourists. This where you'll find Nice-Matin. I ate here a few times when I lived on the Upper West Side, ... read moreparticularly when the weather was warm and we could sit outside on the corner of Amsterdam and 79th. The food here is an affordable Provencale. I've enjoyed the raw clams, escargot and salad Nicoise.Rich Carriero
Great neighborhood, excellent food and reasonable prices.
- Bar Pitti268 Avenue of the Americas, New York, NYrecommended Bar PittiI've been to a lot of Italian restaurants, but this one will be a memorable meal for me. I had rigatoni with turkey sausage and peas. It was one of those dishes I wasn't 100% sure was my best choice, ... read morebut when it came out, I could not have been more happy. It is definitely packed in here and the waiters I feel use their Italian more for show than authenticity, but it was still a nice ambiance and very tasty food!Katie Pierce
There are a million AMAZING places to eat in NYC, but this was one of my favorites from my most recent trip. I had a nice meal and it was a cozy spot.
- Rockfeller Center30 Rockefeller Plaza, Manhattan, New York State
- Chelsea Market75 9th Ave, New York
- Rouge Tomate10 East 60th Street, New York, NY 10022recommended Rouge TomateRouge Tomate is my first Michelin Star rated restaurant. The expectations were high from my side prior to our visit. I must say, I wasn’t disappointed. The interior is modern and nice looking. We were ... read moreseated at a booth (there were 5 of us), with plenty of room on a table and to seat. The service was very nice – attentive but not annoying, offering just the right amount of information that you want to hear… except one thing… which I consider to be a huge snafu on their part. When describing the specials, we were told that they just got white truffles and are offering 5 grams of white truffle shavings on their Wild Mushroom Farrotto dish which is typically part of the Tasting menu but can be ordered a la carte. But they didn’t mention the price of this “very special dish”. Obviously, we knew that with truffles being precious commodity, it will be more expensive than a typical dish on their menu. But considering that $39 venison dish on their menu was the most expensive dish, we couldn’t imagine that this one would end up costing $89! Two of us ordered it (without knowing the cost)! It was stupid on our part not to ask about the price, but I think the waitress should’ve mentioned it, since it’s a bit of an abnormal “special”. We ate our entrée enjoying every bite – without even knowing how precious this cup and a half of farrotto grain with wild mushrooms and white truffles is. It was truly exquisite and out-of-this-world. No regrets that my husband and I ordered it but it was quite a shock to see the bill. Nevertheless, the rest of the food that our group of five had was very delicious – from complimentary Autumn Squash Soup that was brought in tiny shot glasses at the beginning of our meal, along with great bread with wonderful dips, to a couple of flavors of Seasonal Toasts (Wild Mushroom and Sunchoke), to Spanish Octopus Salad with fennel, to Ricotta Gnudi and Striped Bass a la Plancha. This all was topped by great desserts, with an option to satisfy a sweet tooth without guilt (Small Sweets option). I am taking a great lesson out of this experience: don’t ever feel that asking about a price of a dish at a fancy restaurant makes you a less desirable client.
- Eataly200 5th Avenue, New York, NY 10010recommended EatalyThis place is amazing! It has an incredible selection of Italian/Mediterranean gourmet food (pricey, of course), plus cool kitchen items and cookbooks. Several eating areas are placed within the ... read moremarket where you can eat food that is sold here and drink some wine. It is popular, so it gets crowded and noisy.Recommended for:Foodiesrecommended EatalyOh my goodness! Amazing! Like a traditional Mediterranean market done up in a BIG New York City way! A huge space with just about anything you could want, so massive they have several restaurants ... read moreinside the shop to chooses from! I was in the city and looking for somewhere to go for dinner. I checked my Gogobot iPhone app and saw the reviews for Eataly and had to check it out! Thanks so much Gogobot users for such an amazing experience!Yogic Traveler
There are several restaurants to choose from at Eataly and all of them delicious!
- A Voce10 Columbus Circle, New York, NYrecommended A VoceWe went to this restaurant at the Columbus Circle for lunch on our recent visit. We were one of the earlier customers, so we easily got a table with picturesque views of the Central Park with ... read moreChristmas Market happening there on a cold December day. The service was nice (if you don’t count that our waiter offered us wine menu but then came back 5 minutes later saying that they can’t serve alcohol before noon in NY, so we can’t order anything, because it wasn’t noon yet – no big deal, though a glass of mimosa would have been nice). The food that we ordered was excellent. Both my husband and I had roasted royal trumpet mushrooms appetizers that were flavored by truffle oil and had a couple of truffle shavings on top. They were out of this world. Then we had Branzino dish and Squash and ricotta gnocchi. They were fantastic as well. I would love to come here again for sure. Btw, it’s a Michelin star rated restaurant.
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Also try Eileen's Special Cheesecake or Two Little Red Hens to get your fix!
- Junior's386 Flatbush Ave Ext, Brooklyn, NY 11201
- Via Emilia47 East 21st St # 1, New York, NYrecommended Via EmiliaBoasting possibly the most authentic Modenese cuisine this side of the Atlantic, this reasonably priced, family run restaurant near Union Square absolutely deserves a visit. Do not miss the gnocco ... read morefritto (fried puffed bread served with cured meats), or the handmade tortelloni, or the lasagna (made in the traditional style with meat ragu and bechamel) This is also the restaurant where I learned that bruschetta is NOT pronounced BrooSHETTA but BrooSKETTA.Julia P
There are so many great restaurants in NYC. Changing all the time. This one has been there forever. It's not famous or super trendy, but it's family-run and delicious!
- The Modern9 West 53rd Street, New York, NYrecommended The ModernFantastic! I helped arrange a press event here and everything was top notch. The decor, modern, of course, mostly white with clean lines. The food exquisite! The staff was so helpful. The event went ... read moreoff without a hitch! Pricey but delicious. Great for a special night out!
- Butter Restaurant70 W. 45th St New York, NY 10036recommended Butter RestaurantI went years ago. At the time it was known for being one of the hottest spots in the city, a place to see and be seen. The food and wine were exquisite. One thing I remember being unpleasant were the ... read moreacoustics in the main dining room, everything was amplified. I also remember the bathrooms being really interesting, each one like a little cave.Yogic Traveler
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It's arguably the greatest Restaurant city in the entire world with both great local cuisine as well as amazing food from every country in the world. From dirt cheap and delicious to high end gastronomic delights. It's like asking if there is any water in the ocean:) What types of food are you looking for?.Comment.5 months ago. Report
- Roosevelt IslandRoosevelt Island, New York City, New York State
- Tiffany & Co. New York - Fifth Avenue5th Avenue, New York, NY
- The Belvedere319 West 48th Street, New York City, NY 10036
- Central Park CarouselCentral Park, New York, NY, USA
- Belvedere Castle101 West 79th Street, New York, NY, United States
- Roosevelt Island Aerial Tram591 Main Street, Roosevelt Island, NY 10044-0002
- Circle Line Sightseeing CruisesPier 83, West 42nd Street, 12th Avenue, New York, NY
- Toys R Us & Babies R Us Express1514 BROADWAY AT 44TH South, New York, NY
- Bloomingdale's1000 3rd Ave., New York, NY 10012
- Dylan's Candy Bar1011 3rd Avenue, New York, NY
- Central Park ZooSixty-Fourth at Fifth Avenue, New York, NY 10021
- 5th Avenue5th Avenue, New York, NY
- Macy's151 West 34th Street, New York, NY 10001
- ChinatownChinatown, New York, NY, USA
- FAO Schwarz767 5th Avenue, New York, NY
- Greenwich VillageGreenwich Village, 111 Barrow St, New York, NY 10014, USA
- Ground ZeroLiberty Street, New York, NY 10005
- MoMA—Museum of Modern Art11 West 53rd Street, New York, NY 10019-5401
- Rockefeller CenterRockefeller Plz and E 49th Street, New York, NY 10020
- Empire State Building350 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY 10118-0100
- Times Square43rd Street and 7th Avenue, New York, NY 10036
- Raoul's Restaurant180 Prince St, New York, NYrecommended Raoul's RestaurantGreat French bistro in New York that is also very affordable. Alsatian cuisine where least expected. It's nice for romantic dates, but also good with friends..Comment.5 months ago. ReportD'Maris Coffman
- Washington Square Park5th Avenue, Manhattan, New York, United States
- High Line Park519 West 23rd Street New York, 10011
- American Museum of Natural History200 Central Park West, New York, NY 10024
- Statue of LibertyLiberty Island, New York, NY, United States
- Brooklyn BridgeBrooklyn, NY, USA
- Metropolitan Museum of Art1000 Fifth Avenue, New York 10028