GOOD ADDRESSES in New York #13

My lovely sparkling unicorn (!),

It’s almost a tradition now, the beginning of the month means “Foodetcaetera’s food retrospective”. Pull out your address book and don’t miss anything. Nices places in New York to have diner, desserts or just a drink, follow me, c’est par ici:

The newbies:

During my first stay in New York in 2013, and since I had been reading so many great things everywhere about it, it tried Shake Schack. First deception (I told you about it here). I tried it again last month, to try the veggie burger (“shroom burger) and to see if only fools never change their mind. Second deception. The patty is a fried Portobello stuffed with cheese (which is basically my definition of heaven), but you only taste the frying and the cheese is kind of chewy. The bread is yellow (?) and the fries are still nicely cut but absolutely tasteless. Moreover, I had to stand in the queue to order it, and then to stand in the middle of the place to get my order (at least the place is really nice!) Conclusion: NO and definitely no. I can tell you 10 best places to have burgers within 3 miles and from my point of view, its success is more due to a trend!restaurant grande pomme voyage découvrir burger meilleurs

Shake Schack
600 3rd Avenue
New York, NY 10016
(And many others in NY)

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♥ My relationship with cupcakes re borned after I discovered Sprinkles. Cake is fluffy and airy, icing is creamy. Sprinkles, I love you!sucré patisserie pastry usa delicieux

Brookfield Place
200 Vesey Street
New York, NY 10281
(And many others in NY)

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I finally tried Umami burger, after a friend of mine told me about their awesome truffles fries. Of course, I did not try the fries (!) but I tasted both the meaty and the veggie burger. The one with meat was delicious, but the veggie one was too dry (maybe it was the red beans patty, or the non-melting cheese, or the fact that the guacamole was almost absent, I don’t know!) I will go back, though, to try a vegetarian patty in a standard burger. (#painintheass #waitressnightmare)brookfield vegetarien nourriture repas americain

Umami Burger
Brookfield Place
200 Vesey Street
New York, NY 10281
(Et plusieurs autres adresses à NY)

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Dos Toros
 is the exact copy of Chipotle… just not as good! Maybe it was the tomato rice, maybe it was completely psychological, but I was not thrilled!

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Dos Toros
Brookfield Place
200 Vesey Street
New York, NY 10281
(Et plusieurs autres adresses à NY)

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♥ Four and Twenty blackbirds is a small place in Gowanus (Brooklyn) that bakes awesome pies and serves delicious mint tea. The place itself is nice, and even if the prices are crazy, it’s a nice address to try at least once! (And Gowanus is a nice neighborhood, still quite unknown so not too gentrified yet, with a lot of artists’ workshop. Love it!)patisserie usa pastry patissier

Four and Twenty Blackbirds
499 3rd Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11215

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Spending the afternoon in Park Slope, hungry, we entered randomly in Mike Daddy’s pizza. The communication was quite difficult (as was the payment, since the guy was trying to read our card number upside down) but the slice was delicious, thin crust and awesome mozzarella. A little place to remember.park slope food restaurant fast food

Mike Daddy’s Pizza
4497th Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11215filled

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The Jadis is a nice wine bar in Bowery (between LES and Nolita). Deco’s nice, couches are comfy and I saw a large garden in the back. I will definitely go back when the nice days will be back as well. If they are coming back (Can you feel the fear of the NY winter in my soul?)

42 Rivington Street
New York, NY 10012

Et que serait-ce une rétrospective du mois sans une grosse OD de sucre? Max Brenner n’est pas l’adresse de l’année, la pâtissière que je suis, suisse de surcroît, ne peux pas valider leurs recettes à 100%, mais leurs desserts sont assez décadents pour être mentionnés. Et puis, ne serait-ce que pour le lieu, ça vaut quand même le détour! (Évite le salé, par contre, c’est vraiment moyen!)new york dessert bar restaurant sucré sweet tooth

Max Brenner
841 Broadway
New York, NY 10013

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♥ The classics :

I won’t tell you more about Gradisca than: the plates are still huge, the food is still amazing, and the service is still really nice. Trust me, and try it!

126 West 13th Street
New York, NY 10011

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And since we had a friend visiting from Switzerland, we went back to Bare Burger and it was as good as usual. I will advise you to avoid the one on 35th and 3rd Avenue, because the quality there tends to be bad. But except for this one, it’s still my favorite place for burgers!

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Bare Burger
Lot of restaurants around New York

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Finally, we still are good customers at Five Guys, aka ugliest burger in the world, but reaaaally good. It’s not our fault, the restaurant is 3 blocks from our york restaurant hamburger best food meilleur burger

Five Guys
690 3rd Ave
New York, NY 10017

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Home delivery

One night, after a long day at work, I was craving for dumplings, with no intentions of getting dressed again, I literally chose the first opened Chinese restaurant on Seamless. It was China King, as luck would have it! Veggie dumplings were delicious, as were the spring rolls. It’s a keeper!
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China King
285 3rd Avenue
New York, NY 10016

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You saw it, November was good, but not phenomenal.

And I am working on a post with all my good (and bad) addresses. And by “working on”, I mean this has been on the top of my to do list for weeks and that instead of writing it, I am watching the second season of Gossip Girl while eating cranberries. Which I already watched. And which is by far not the best of the show. Sorry.

See you!

10 Responses

  1. Haaa moi aussi j’ai poireauté au shake shack mais à une autre adresse, et je n’ai pas été aussi déçue même s’il est clair qu’il y a 15 adresses meilleures dans la ville! merci pour ce récap ça donne des ides pour la prochaine fois ^^

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