Trendiest Places to Eat and Hang out in NYC/Manhattan
Hello Chow team:
I will be in NYC visiting a Girlfriend from Thursday oct 7 until Sunday oct 10th. I have not been in NYC for a long time so I don't know where to go but I don't want to show my ignorance either. Can you suggest a couple of good , trendy restaurants where I can take her. Food type and price no problem just recommendations of which day to go, time of day to avoid crowds and if reservation is suggested will do. Also if you can suggest a couple of good bars or hip hang out places to go after dinner will be great.
Thank you for your service! it is very helpful.
You'll mainly be here on the weekend so avoiding crowds will be very difficult. In my experience, the trendiest places are loud, crowded, and difficult to reserve (or have lines out the door). Similarly for bars, it can be difficult to get in after a certain point on a Thursday, Friday, or Saturday.
Depends on your style, but Greenwich Village/Soho is trendy with lots of things to see and the Village has tons of restaurants. After dinner, there are several clubs on Bleeker Street that have live music ranging from Rock to Folk to Jazz.
OK, this won't be helpful to you, but for the sake of discussion, I thought that trendy places would almost by definition be crowded, unless someone roped people off for crowd control.
Places that will def be crowded but def have a lot of action and make you look really cool:
Freemans, Momofuku Ssam, The Spotted Pig, The Lion.
Take her to any of these, she'll be impressed with your knowledge.
Momofuku Ssam Bar
207 2nd Ave, New York, NY 10003
314 W 11th St, New York, NY 10014
Pegu Club, Stanton Social and 'inoteca would be a good start. Otherwise, just go to the MePa if that's your thing.