The day we got there was a day off for him, so we went to one of my top 3 favorite NYC restaurants: Orso. My aunt has been coming to this place for YEARS, every time she comes to NYC to go to market for Kittie Kyle. It never disappoints.
The wine list is great and peppered with many affordable -yet amazing - bottle options.
The one we had, above, was great!
Some stand outs on the Orso menu:
Arugula, Trevisano, and Endive Salad with red wine vinaigrette
Escargot in White wine, bacon, tomato, and truffle oil Brodetto
Sauteed Calf's Liver with Crispy Onions & pine nuts
Don't knock it until you try it. It's surprisingly amazing!
Other stand outs are: Blood orange, shaved fennel, and red lettuce salad with shaved ricotta salata; any of their pizzas; Oven Roasted Quail stuffed with sweet italian sausage, broccoli rabe, pine nuts, and raisins with marsala wine sauce; and the pork chop. This place is small, intimate, and dimly lit - right on Restaurant Row - at 322 W. 46th St. between 8th and 9th. A must-eat for every time I'm in NYC!
This was right across the street from our hotel, and I had been wanting to try it!
The burgers were great & really fresh!
Chris and I liked them almost as much as our beloved In-n-Out burgers! Ha!
We were in the mood for something sweet and ordered the "Pretzel! The Concrete" milkshake.
It was chocolate custard, peanut butter sauce, chocolate covered pretzels, and marshmallow sauce.
Chelsea Market = Great place to go, eat, walk around, and eat some more.
This a foodie's paradise!
Saved the BEST for last...
My favorite NYC lunch place: La Bonne Soupe!
Again, I found this place thanks to my aunt. She's been coming here for years, too!
An adorable little French restaurant with the best soups I've ever had!
I always order from the "Les Bonnes Soupes" section of the menu.
One of my favorite soups is their Soupe Paysanne a l'Orge, which is a mushroom and barley soup with lamb. It's one of the tastiest soups I've ever had, which says a lot, because I'm a huge soup fan! This place is small, yet ALWAYS crowded. I highly recommend going here for a great, comforting lunch or light dinner. Amazing soup, warm bread, and a glass of wine? You can't beat it! By the way, you can get way more than soup here. I just stick to the soup because it's that good!
La Bonne Soupe is located at 48 West 55th Street, between 5th & 6th Ave.
Hope you guys enjoyed my little NYC re-cap, part one. Part two coming soon! If you have any NYC places you love to go, please let me know! I love learning about new places!