I finally got Jersey to let me take pictures of our food while dining out! Although a month has past since our last trip to NYC, the good food is still fresh in my mind. We ventured from Harlem to Lower Manhattan to Roosevelt Island and you can just never go wrong when eating in the best city in the world!
Red Rooster - Harlem
I had read about the owner of this restaurant and his cookbook in Vogue and Jersey had seen it highlighted on the Food Network. My man loves his fried chicken and had mentioned wandering over to Sylvia’s on previous trips (which is right next door). So we made reservations and enjoyed a beautiful night on the patio.
We started with a nice bottle of white wine and opted out of the appetizers but then there was a gentleman who walked around with a sample tray. We couldn’t resist and tried the Ceviches & Addis Tartar Tacos. Jersey of course ordered the Fried Yard Bird and I went for the Mac & Greens. YUM! We ended the night with Sweet Potato Donuts. Seriously. So good.
This place had been on my list for a while. It is located in a landmark building in Downtown Manhattan near the famous Flatiron and is frequented by the likes of Robert Deniro. We had reservations for the restaurant area but decided to eat in the tavern for lighter fare.
We started with the Baked Long Island Clams. I loved them but unfortunately they had scallops and Jersey can’t stand scallops! He ordered the Sea Bass for his main entree and I had the Butternut Squash Lasagna with Kale, Mushrooms and Pine Nuts. Top THAT!!
I was desperate to hear some jazz while in the city so after dinner Jersey took me to an old haunt of his - Arthur’s Tavern in Greenwich Village. A hole in the wall with great music and a laid back atmosphere.
We spent the final day with Jersey being the tour guide taking me to places I hadn’t been. We were in midtown and I noticed a tram and asked where it went and we were off to Roosevelt Island. The tram runs alongside the Queensboro Bridge and Roosevelt Island seemed like a whole different universe from Manhattan. Quiet, kids running around and families enjoying the day.
And the best part of Roosevelt Island? A slice of NYC pizza!
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