Are you in New York right as we speak or planning to be there soon? That is just perfect because I have this wonderful idea about where to send you for dinner or even lunch or a brunch in New York City. Ok, how does that sound to you? A place located in Manhattan, 72 West- 36 Street to be more precisely. So, tourist or traveling for business this place is well located and has wonderful food for lunch or diner. For us, it was a nice lunch just before take off!


Keens Steakhouse

The restaurant owns the largest collection of churchwarden pipes in the world.  The tradition of checking one’s pipe at the inn had its origins in the 17th century Merrie Old England where travelers kept their clay at their favorite inn. So, my dear traveler, until they bring your order, even though it does not take them too much, you can admire this old collection and read about its history. I liked the place, we got along great with the waiters, nice atmosphere; we had a nice wine and food, oh my God, good and just enough for a hungry person. Of course we are talking about steak and ribs here. Try them!

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The Loeb Boathouse Central Park

When you are in New York it would be great if you have the time to spend, let’s say, 3 hours in Central Park, or at least a walk and late lunch. The place is called Boat House and it is nice, especially during summer because of the landscape, but it is still open until late November so hurry, make a reservation and enjoy a wonderful kitchen with great wines and romantic atmosphere. The restaurant is preferred between well-known actors too. We saw Peter Stormare, the Swedish actor. Oh, you sure know him if not from other movies, from tv series Prison Break. He is a nice guy.

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Bocca di Bacco, Ninth Av.

Italian kitchen will always be preferred if you ask me. I never miss the opportunity when traveling to taste Italian food. Even though Bocca di Bacco is located across the ocean they have learned how to prepare and serve in an Italian matter. Location strategic, I would admit, just where it has to be when you had enough of site seeing and you just want to chill in a nice, warm place with good food and wines. Definitely worth taking into consideration whenever you are in NYC.

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Porter House

From places with great history to romantic or Italian ones, I invite you in a modern location, the Columbus Circle, a nice building where you’ll find the famous Porter House restaurant. My other half would definitely advice for a portion of roasted beef marrowbones with herb salad and toasted country bread.

I think I even have a photo of that. I will look for it.

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The Dutch

I definitely saved the best for last, this time. A restaurant not so central located but worth traveling for. The Dutch is on 131 Sullivan Street, corner with Prince Street and waits for you with something that I call “The dinner”. I mean, how was it?  Fabulous! We waited at the bar just as long a short drink to have our table ready. I really liked the murmur of the place: people talking, not a single soul with the phone or other gadget. When the table was ready and we started eating we had just positive reactions to everything. I don’t even know what to recommend, beautiful starters and amazing dishes. Like they say about themselves: The Dutch is just an American joint that serves nice food, wines and spirits.

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I am Anamaria and trilled to welcome you to My Travel Studio. Besides a nice reading & some perfect photo moments I am glad to share with you the adventure that will inspire your own story.

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