AP Studios / NYC Restaurants: 13 Food Spots You Shouldn’t Miss


Right before Sandy clobbered Manhattan, the crew headed to NYC for Food Film Fest. We had the chance to eat at some unbelievable restaurants and consume enough calories to last us through a winter hibernation. Here are some of our favorite food spots and dining experiences in our brief adventure before the storm.

Photos from @scottpitts @avisualist @christopheservieres

The Albanese Meats and Poultry Market is one of the oldest butcher shops in NYC, serving customers for over 85 years. We were also blown away by the Eataly market, filled with gorgeous greens, mushrooms, cheeses and fresh pastas.

There’s nothing like fresh oysters from the bar at Blue Ribbon Brasserie and Felix showing off his big mussels.

We were diggin’ the understated vibe at Mercato in Hell’s Kitchen. The gnocchi in beef and pork ragout was out of this world.

Besides the great food, the mood lighting was perfect at Rosemary’s Entoca and Trattoria and Reynards at the Wythe Hotel.

I had the best Indian food of my life at Junoon and was loving the extensive Bloody Mary bar at Saxon and Parole.

We splurged on the decadent milk and honey dessert at the Nomad Hotel and a shot of Louis XIII Remy Martin at Olives.

We were so focused on the amazing food at Jack’s Wife Frida and Bubby’s we only snapped pics of the leftovers.

About the author: EJ Armstrong is the chief art and cookie addict at the Black Building. She has thirty years of experience shooting food photography in the visual world, making her the lead nagger, design junky and advice columnist. You can find her on Instagram @avisualist

Posted By: EJ
« | »

View Comments

Join The Conversation


— required *

— required *