From Brunch to Happy Hour: New York City Restaurant Recommendations

By Amanda Lederman

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Dine at New York City’s best during #BlogHer19 Creators Summit!

No muss, no fuss, just a list of fantastic places to eat and drink while you’re in town for #BlogHer19 Creators Summit! Don’t miss your chance to chew on these recommendations from our #BlogHer19 Food speakers, our SHE Media staff, and members of The BlogHer Creators Network and SHE Media Partner Network.

For breakfast, brunch, or lunch

Chez Ma Tante

Greenpoint

Recommended by #BlogHer19 Food Speaker Alexa Matthews of EatingNYC

Sunday in Brooklyn

Williamsburg

Recommended by #BlogHer19 Food Speaker Dara Pollak of The Skinny Pig & Jordan Boswell (Programming Manager for BlogHer)

“One of the most delicious brunch spots with great lighting for photos.” - Jordan Boswell

Cookshop

Chelsea

Recommended by Elizabeth Uva of Vivi E Impara (Member of our SHE Media Partner Network)

Melba’s

Harlem

Recommended by Marilyn Haugen of Maven Cookery (Member of The BlogHer Creators Network)

“Melba’s in Harlem has the best fried chicken and waffles anywhere (she beat Bobby Flay). I always go there anytime I'm in NYC.” - Marilyn Haugen

Dimes

Lower East Side

Recommended by #BlogHer19 Food Speaker Phoebe Lapine of Feed Me Phoebe

The Smile

SoHo

Recommended by Jane Asher (Social Media Editor of StyleCaster)

Jack’s Wife Freda

Multiple Locations

Recommended by #BlogHer19 Food Speaker Dara Pollak of The Skinny Pig & Jordan Boswell (Programming Manager for BlogHer)

“If you don’t try the Madame Freda, you’re doing it wrong. Such a fresh, tasty and unique blend of flavors.” - Jordan Boswell

Little Choc Apothecary

Williamsburg

Recommended by #BlogHer19 Food Speaker Remy Morimoto Park of Veggiekins

Sweet Chick

Multiple Locations

Recommended by #BlogHer19 Creators Summit Speaker Maya Howard of Maya’s Healthy Day

“For amazinggg vegan chicken and waffles.” - Maya Howard

12 Chairs Cafe

SoHo and Williamsburg

Recommended by Jane Asher (Social Media Editor of StyleCaster) and #BlogHer19 Food Speaker Dara Pollak of The Skinny Pig

Sadelle's

SoHo

Recommended by Jane Asher (Social Media Editor of StyleCaster) and #BlogHer19 Food Speakers Dara Pollak of The Skinny Pig and Alexa Matthews of EatingNYC

Jajaja

Lower East Side and Brooklyn

Recommended by #BlogHer19 Food Speaker Remy Morimoto Park of Veggiekins & Jordan Boswell (Programming Manager for BlogHer)

“The nachos. With guac. Size large. You’re welcome.” - Jordan Boswell

Marty's V Burger

Kips Bay

Recommended by Stephanie Hernandez of The Tiny Herbivore (Member of The BlogHer Creators Network)

“For an absolutely delicious “junky” vegan burger, Marty’s V Burger is absolutely phenomenal. Get their classic, a side of cheese fries, and a strawberry milkshake for the perfect cheat meal!” - Stephanie Hernandez

Earl’s Beer and Cheese

East Harlem

Recommended by Alexa Thompson (Social Media Editor of SheKnows)

“Try their unique grilled cheese sandwiches.” - Alexa Thompson

Nom Wah Tea Parlor

Chinatown

Recommended by #BlogHer19 Food Speaker Alexa Matthews of EatingNYC

For dinner

Bar Primi

East Village

Recommended by Elizabeth Uva of Vivi E Impara (Member of our SHE Media Partner Network)

Gabriela’s Restaurant & Tequila Bar

Upper West Side

Recommended by Marilyn Haugen of Maven Cookery (Member of The BlogHer Creators Network)

“An outstanding Mexican restaurant...and I've tried a lot!” - Marilyn Haugen

The Fat Radish

Lower East Side

Recommended by Alexa Thompson (Social Media Editor of SheKnows)

“Good vegetarian options!” - Alexa Thompson

El Centro

Hell's Kitchen

Recommended by #BlogHer19 Creators Summit Speaker Maya Howard of Maya’s Healthy Day

“El Centro in Hell’s Kitchen has great Mexican (coming from a native LA girl).” - Maya Howard

Fiaschetteria Pistoia

East Village and West Village

Recommended by Amanda Lederman (#BlogHer Community Manager) 

“The Tagliolini alla Bottarga is the best Italian dish I’ve ever had… and I’m from New Jersey!” - Amanda Lederman

Scarpetta

Flatiron

Recommended by Stephanie Peguero of Living Life with Stephanie (Member of The BlogHer Creators Network)

Rubirosa Pizza & Ristorante

Nolita

Recommended by #BlogHer19 Creators Summit Speaker Maya Howard of Maya’s Healthy Day

Thursday Kitchen 

East Village

Recommended by Elizabeth Uva of Vivi E Impara (Member of our SHE Media Partner Network) Jordan Boswell (Programming Manager for BlogHer), and Jane Asher (Social Media Editor of StyleCaster)

“A really interesting take on asian fusion. Make sure you order the juice box cocktails - they’re very ‘gram friendly” - Jordan Boswell

For happy hour

The Williamsburg Hotel

Williamsburg

Recommended by #BlogHer19 Food Speaker Dara Pollak of The Skinny Pig

Gallow Green

Chelsea

Recommended by Alexa Thompson (Social Media Editor of SheKnows) and Amanda Lederman (#BlogHer Community Manager)

“The most instagrammable rooftop bar I have ever been to! Definitely order one of their craft cocktails and stay for Sleep No More.” - Amanda Lederman

SERRA FIORITA by Birreria

Flatiron

Recommended by Marilyn Haugen of Maven Cookery (Member of The BlogHer Creators Network)

“SERRA by Birreria on the 14th floor of Eataly is a wonderful rooftop garden with views of the Flatiron. The charcuterie platters are perfect anytime… and then you can shop the floors below for goodies!” - Marilyn Haugen

Make Believe

Lower East Side

Recommended by #BlogHer19 Food Speaker Alexa Matthews of EatingNYC

Hotel Hugo’s Azul On The Rooftop

South Village

Recommended by #BlogHer19 Food Speaker Dara Pollak of The Skinny Pig

The Mermaid

Multiple Locations

Recommended by Brooke Poznak (Member of The BlogHer Creators Network)

For whenever you’re hungry!

La Pecora Bianca

Nomad and Midtown

Recommended by Jane Asher (Social Media Editor of StyleCaster) and #BlogHer19 Food Speaker Dara Pollak of The Skinny Pig

Amazing for a breakfast date!” - Jane Asher

Red Rooster

Harlem

Recommended by #BlogHer19 Creators Summit Speaker Maya Howard of Maya’s Healthy Day

“For a unique southern dining experience!” - Maya Howard

Dirty French

Lower East Side

Recommended by Brooke Poznak (Member of The BlogHer Creators Network)

The Smith

Multiple Locations

Recommended by #BlogHer19 Food Speaker Dara Pollak of The Skinny Pig

Emily Pizza

Multiple Locations

Recommended by #BlogHer19 Creators Summit Speaker Maya Howard of Maya’s Healthy Day

Whether your sipping, dipping, or slicing, you can’t go wrong when dining in the city that never sleeps. We hear these restaurants also pair very well with a ticket to #BlogHer19 Creators Summit in Brooklyn on September 18th and 19th. Scoop up your ticket today!