These are the NYC restaurants that I love and I'll make sure to update this list regularly!

I will also be adding some of my favorites in other cities in all due course!

NYC Top Picks

Bareburger - various locations, American
Felice 83 - Upper East Side, Italian

Keste Pizza and Vino - West Village, Italian

Mughlai - Upper East Side, Indian
Rosa Mexicano - various locations (18th St.), Mexican

La Loteria - West Village, Mexican

NYC Restaurants

Bella Luna - Upper West Side

Blockheads - Midtown, Mexican
Bistango - Midtown, Italian

Boqueria - various locations, Spanish

The Butchers Daughtervarious locations

Candle 79 - Upper East Side, Vegan 

Catch - Chelsea, Seafood
Cafe Medi - East Village, Cocktail Bar

Citizens of Chelsea - Chelsea

Cookshop -Chelsea

Don Antonio - Hell's Kitchen

Eastfields - Upper East Side

Emporio - SoHo, Italian

Etcetera Etcetera - Hell's Kitchen, Italian

Fonda - various locations, Mexican

Gnoccheria by Luzzo - East Village, Italian

Heartland Brewery - various locations, American
The House - Gremercy

Jacks Wife Freda - various locations

Korali Estiatorio - Upper East Side, Mediterranean
La Contenta - Lower East Side, Mexican

Little Beet Table - Midtown, Healthy

Malibu Farm - Seaport District, Healthy

Mermaid Inn Upper West Side, Seafood
Mira Sushi Flatiron - Flatiron, Japanese

Nai TapasEast Village

Nice Matin Upper West Side

Nizza - Hell's Kitchen, Italian

Nomo Kitchen - NoMad

Olio e Piu - Greenwich Village, Italian

Ophelia Lounge - Murray Hill

Pardon My French - Alphabet City, French

Pappardella - Upper West Side, Italian

Philippe Chow - two locations

Pizza Beach - Lower East Side

Porteno - Hudson Yards, Spanish

La Pulperia - Upper East Side, Spanish

S'Mac - various locations, Comfort Food

Street Taco - Murray Hill, Mexican

St. Tropez - SoHo, French Wine Bar

Risotteria Melotti - Lower East Side, Italian

Ristorante Morini - Upper East Side, Italian
Rosemary's Greenwich Village, Italian

Rubirosa - Bowery, Italian

Takumi Taco - Chelsea, Mexican

TemerarioChelsea, Mexican
Thep - Upper East Side, Thai

Toloache - various locations, Mexican

Up Thai - Upper East Side, Thai

Cafe Viva Gourmet Pizza - Upper West Side

Vietnaam - Upper East Side, Asian

Westville - various locations

NYC Bars (emphasis on the wine)

AOC East - Upper East Side

Aria Wine Bar - West Village/Hell's Kitchen

Bar Felice - Upper East Side

Bar Veloce -various locations

Chester - Chelsea

Jadis - Lower East Side

Kurant - Midtown

La Cava - Midtown

Lelabar - Greenwich Village

The Park - Chelsea

Le Pif - Chelsea

Pil Pil - Upper East Side

Pocket Bar - Hell's Kitchen

Stella & Fly - Upper East Side

Uva - Upper East Side

NYC Cafes

Black Star - Upper East Side

Bluestone Lane - various locations

Blue Bottle Coffee - various locations

Cafe Jax - Upper East Side
Sant Ambreous various locations

Dr. Smood various locations

Hutch & Waldo - Upper East Side

Joe Coffee Company - various locations

Joe and the Juice - various locations

La Colombe - various locations

Oslo - various locations
Perk Kafe - Upper East Side

Stumptown Coffee Roasters - Upper East Side

Think Coffee - various locations

Two Hands - two locations

NYC Fast Casual

Charley Street


Dig Inn

Hale & Hearty


Roast Kitchen

Springbone Kitchen

Toro Loco

NYC Rooftop Bars

230 Fifth
Berry Park


Gallow Green

Jimmy at the James

Loopy Doopy

Mr. Purple

Pod 39 Rooftop

Refinery Rooftop
Roof at Park South

The Roof

Tonic Rooftop
Top of the Strand

Vida Verde

Albany, NY

677 Prime

Black & Blue Steak & Crab


Celadon Thai
City Line Bar & Grill

El Loco

Iron Gate Cafe

Jacob and Anthony's

Junior's Bar & Grill

New World Bistro
Noho Pizza


The Point

Sovrana Pizza

Chicago, IL


Chicago's Pizza

Cantina Laredo

Gilt Bar

Happy Camper


Left Coast

True Food Kitchen

Newport, RI

22 Bowen

Brick Alley Pub


Jo's American Bistro

Mamma Luisa

Midtown Oyster Bar

The Mooring

The Red Parrot

Newport Vineyards