New York, Eat Your Heart Out
Dialogue’s Marketing Associate, Noémi Moritz was born and raised in Manhattan and throughout her life, has tried just about every cuisine, explored every neighborhood and is working her way through every bar. Needless to say, she’s your go-to for all things New York. Check out some of her favorites below!
Little Prince (SOHO)
A staple in Soho area, the Little Prince is my ultimate spot to grab a good drink in great company. and if you come at the right time, you may get handed a tambourine you’ll be expected to shake while music blasts and the (very good looking) French waiters dance between tables. Trust me, just go.
Enjoy an amazing view from this Hotel’s rooftop terrace in the heart of Fatiron. With a cozy workspace on the bottom floor, and a tropical oasis bar, named Broken Coconut on the roof, you could spend from dawn to dusk here without leaving. Eclectic cocktails, fun music, and colorful decorations makes Freehand a summer staple for golden hour drinks.
While we were young (WV)
Lined with Pink plush couches, lavender decor, and marble tables, this bar is the Girls Night Out destination of your dreams. Inventive cocktails (my favorite is “If you're a bird, I’m a bird”) served to you with golden spoons and crystal coups, alongside beautifully plated bites... this place is picture perfect.
CASA MEzCAL (les)
With an underground club downstairs and Mezcal Margaritas flowing upstairs, this is the perfect place for a night out in the city. Delicious Oaxacan food is served on family-style tables in an intimate setting with music and dim lights- this is the place to celebrate the weekend. I highly recommend splitting chips + guac over a jalapeno mezcal margarita and heading downstairs to dance!
Thursdays Kitchen (LES)
If you are looking for an all around great establishment, Thursdays Kitchen is the place for you. Chef Kyungmin Kay Hyun offers “New Korean” tapas style food, with American, French, and Spanish influences. It's always packed (but in a good way) so you may have to wait outside for a few. Soju drinks are served in Capri Sun-style plastic pouches with LED light cubes- a little to instagrammy + pricey for my taste, but don’t miss out on Truffle Mac and Cheese, the Ugly Potato w Tangy BBQ sauce, oh and the Eel Tacos!
cAFE sELECT (soho)
A take on the classic French bistro (have you picked up I’m French yet?), Cafe Select has the ultimate a summertime vibes. Sit outside and enjoy some beer and frites or sit inside during winter months and dig into a pot of fondue. Classic bar food with a French twist, you will feel as if you stepped into Paris. My trick: go when PSG or France is playing football, you can pretend you are Parisian for the day as you chant along “Allez les Blues” with the Frenchies.
A vegetarian’s dream, ABCV is nestled in between ABC Cocina (also a must) and the flagship ABC home decor store. You can spend your afternoon eating lunch then walking around the store trying not to break the expensive cups and knicknacks. With chef Jean Georges in the kitchen, the menu is all sourced from local farms and every plate, light fixture, and silverware will leave you inspired. You need to try the whole roasted cauliflower, fried wild rice, and shallot and herb labneh.
Lovely Day (NOLITA)
Frequented by models and New York local tastemakers, this small Thai restaurant is packed every night of the week. Share good times with friends over tapas-style servings of Pad Thai, homemade vegetable dumplings, and ginger fried chicken. Head downstairs for a bar that feels straight out of the Prohibition Era, serving great cocktails and hip hop music. My trick, ask to eat downstairs for quicker service and bring cash as they don't accept plastic!
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La Mercerie (SOHO)
If you are feeling a bit bougie, head to La Mercerie, a decadent brunch and lunch spot to to feel like you belong in a French Aristocratic novel. Incredible dishes like the Ouef Cocotte and the Crepe Complete, are absolute musts. Stay a while, walk towards the back to gather some home inspo at the Roman and Williams Guildand grab a bouquet of flowers from their florist on the way out.
If you are looking for a quick and healthy bite to eat in between shopping, stop by here for a vegetarian grain bowl, chia pudding, and great coffee. Nestled on quiet Sullivan Street, this Californian inspired cafe offers all around great brunch and breakfast food. With a mission to support their community West~Bourne’s team supports The Robin Hood Foundation to fight poverty in New York along with aiding the zero waste movement.
A classic American brunch, Dudleys is the spot to be on a Sunday morning for Pancakes and Bloody Mary’s to nurse your hangover and recount last night’s festivites. With a full bar and stacked brunch menu, this place is a classic in the Lower East. You may have to wait a while for a table, but it's worth it. Walk around the neighborhood and do some shopping in the meantime.
Ludlow Coffee Supply (LES)
My absolute favorite coffee shop in downtown, find me sippin on an iced coffee and enjoying their toasts. It's a great place to spend the day getting work done or meeting friends, with vintage records playing and nice comfy couches in the back. Pop into Assembly New York next door for some fashion inspo and walk out spending more money than you were willing to (my life).
Head to Matchabar in Soho where you can have the perfect matcha latte in seconds. Order at the outside counter and while you wait,watch the tourists heading to Supreme or the Fashion Icons with “I wish I had your wardrobe” walking around. Always good and fresh, I frequent this place too often when in the soho for a caffeine fix.
Maman (MULTIPLE LOCATIONS)
Whether it's to get a bite to eat or sit and drink coffee (serving my favorite, Toby’s estate), Maman is a great place to have meetings, get work done, or meet friends. Founders Benjamin Sormonte and Elisa Marshall's have created a spin on a classic French establishment, serving a combination of French classics and American trade food on porcelain plates.