Boston Restaurant Blog -- January, 2007
Tuesday, January 30, 2007
I have family in New York City, which really helps give me a perspective on the restaurant scene down there. The other day, some of my family was visiting from New York, and I was able to get some good restaurant recommendations from them. Among them were:
Eisenberg's Sandwich Shop, which is on Fifth Avenue (near 22nd Street), is an old-fashioned New York diner that has one of the best tuna salad sandwiches in the city.
Walkers Restaurant, on North Moore Street in Tribeca, is a humble, unpretentious old restaurant and bar that has excellent burgers and many different beers to choose from.
Fanelli's Cafe is an old bar on Prince Street in Soho, but unlike many places in that neighborhood, Fanelli's isn't a place to be seen; rather, it is a comfortable, well-worn place to get a good bowl of soup and enjoy a few beers.
Rice to Riches, which is on Spring Street (near Mott Street) just north of Little Italy, is an unusual place that sells nearly 20 types of rice pudding, and that's about it. But the pudding is excellent, and it is definitely worth a trip if you are a rice pudding fan.
Moishe's Kosher Bake Shop is a traditional Jewish bakery on Second Avenue near 6th Street that is one of the few remaining places of its kind left in Manhattan.
Bistro Ten 18 is a neighborhood bistro on the Upper West Side (Amsterdam at 110th Street) that features reasonably priced New American cuisine as well as comfort food. This cozy little place is also known for its outstanding wine list.
Al-Di-La Trattoria is across the river in Brooklyn (Park Slope, to be exact), and is a great place for lovers of Northern Italian cuisine. This 5th Avenue restaurant isn't all that well known outside of the neighborhood, but it is good enough to be crowded with locals night after night.
Well, that's about it for now. I would love to get to some of these restaurants over the next few months, but I have my own list of New York restaurants that I want to try, too, so I'm not sure how many of these I will get to try.
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