this one has been feeding me very well.. :)
(even packing me lunch~ notice my new double chin of happiness?)
april isn't over yet, but with the new warm weather,
and many reasons for celebration/gathering,
I've already had quite a few memorable meals this month.
so I picked 4 of my faves from midtown,
and 4 downtown to recommend.
(sorry uptowners! unless garlic fries at yankee stadium counts~)
Megu Midtown - 845 United Nations Plz # B
known for their japanese kobe beef on a hot rock,
I would definitely suggest trying to schedule this venue
for restaurant week - same amazing course for a fraction of the price..
Del Frisco's - 1221 Avenue of the Americas
absolutely hands down the best filet mignon I've ever had.
Yakitori Totto - 251 West 55th Street
you can't order a wrong item of the various perfectly cooked skewers.
be prepared to wait at the irish pub across the street,
there is sure to be a wait for this tasty "japanese street food" no-resie venue~
44 1/2 - 626 10th Ave
not to be confused with 44 & X right next door! (also equally good)
I have been hearing about this spot from several people already.
it being just around the corner from our apartment,
we had to try, and the hearty brunch did not disappoint.
(I want to go back for their dinner menu before we move out)
Abe & Arthur's - 409 West 14th Street
your typical meatpacking/new american restaurant.
delicious food and I thought it would be fun for my friend's birthday.
because for dessert, they have "inject your own filling" donuts on a ferris wheel~
Freemans - 8 Rivington St (it's in a "secret" alley)
the multiple cozy rooms and quirky taxidermy decor is the best.
the flavor of the food seems to have been upgraded since my last time years ago.
my grilled whole trout was beautifully prepared with all the bones removed,
and pleasantly stuffed with lemons. perfection.
The Lion - 62 West 9th Street
we finally made it here with the girls~ it's a very large open space.
if you love bacon in everything - this is your spot.
I thoroughly enjoyed my fresh (baconless) endive salad appetizer.
Ping's Seafood - 22 Mott St
finally! a FEAST for $15 (after tip and tax)
it was so fun to have dim sum in chinatown- what a great triple date idea!
not pleased: 2 midtown locations
gramercy tavern - their mussels was pure fishy flavor!
sushiden - multiple orders later, I was still hungry...