My Five Must-Go Top New York Restaurants

When it comes to great restaurants New York City is hard to beat. Whenever I go, I like to mix new findings with tried and tested restaurants, where I know for certain that I won’t be disappointed. My top New York restaurants listed below are just that, tried, tested and guaranteed to provide you with a satisfying meal.

I am always looking for new recommendations and would love to hear about what you’d consider your top New York restaurants to be. Please feel free to drop me a note in the comments section.


Chelsea Market

75 9th Ave, New York  |  Website

Chelsea Market is the perfect stop when you’re out and about and can’t be bothered with a proper sit-down lunch or when you’re in search of a quick bite to cure that brewing case of hangry (hangry = bad-tempered as a result of hunger, it’s a legit thing that can only be cured by food, preferably de-liscus food). They have something for everyone, but I highly recommend Los Tacos No. 1 and Doughnuttery, because who ever said no to tacos and doghnuts?   

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21 9th Ave, New York (Meatpacking District)  |  Website

In the heart of the Meatpacking District, Catch is the perfect place to go for people watching, delicious cocktails and an altogether cool vibe. This globally influenced seafood-restaurant caters to all, but you’ll find a surprising amount of vegan and vegetarian dishes on the menu. Perhaps not the restaurant you call for a romantic dinner, but for a night out with friends, it’s the perfect place to start.

Side note – The only thing Matt remembers about being at Catch is meeting Andrea Pirlo.

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Matt and Pirlo

Catch is a little celebrity hot spot. Matt got a bit too excited when he met his football idol, Andrea Pirlo!



73 Gansevoort St. New York (Highline)  |  Website

If you, like me, like to take start your day with some exercise, I suggest walking the Highline. Why the Highline you might ask? Well, it just so happens to end at Bubby’s doorstep, making it the perfect breakfast/brunch destination. Whether you are after buttermilk pancakes with caramelized banana and walnuts or a kale and farro salad – Bubby’s will have you covered.

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235 Mulberry St, New York  |  Website

Quite possibly my favourite in my top New York restaurants list! I came across this authentic little Italian gem in 2015 and has since been recommending their amazing tie-dye pizza to anyone and everyone that will listen. What’s even funnier is that it so simple – mozzarella, pesto and a tomato vodka sauce (this is what makes it!). It is, hand on heart, probably the most delicious pizza I have ever had (I say probably because I recently had an equally delicious truffle pizza in Rome and I am yet to decide which one takes the prize). The restaurant itself is small, packed with people and will most likely require a reservation to secure a table – but I guarantee it’s more than worth it.
Rubirosa Vodka Pizza



60 Mulberry St, New York  |  Website

This is where it gets truly Instagram friendly – ice cream sandwiches. Yeah, you get the picture (pun intended). At Eggloo you start by selecting the flavour of your waffle (or cookie, if that’s your thing) and whether to go with normal ice cream or soft serve. Then it’s time to select UNLIMITED toppings, ranging from crushed Oreos to fruit pebbles and Viet coffee drizzle. I’d say that this place is a must for anyone truly passionate about their ice cream (or Instagram).


My Eggloo creation!