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  • EVEN IF YOU'RE A TOURIST, YOU DON'T GOTTA BE A JERK.

    if you want to see the statue of liberty, times square, or eat at applebees, then go to hollywood. otherwise, here's fifteen of my favorite places in manhattan.

    • Feb 2017
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  • Russ & Daughters Café

    1

    Jewish

    so refined and elegant. not terribly pricey, but not cheap. by far, the best traditional yet delicately modern jewish cuisine i've ever had in new york.

  • Sel Rrose

    2

    Cocktail

    nice cocktails, exquisite oysters, and no attitude, but don't go during the weekend.

  • Landmark Diner

    3

    Breakfast

    it's not a gimmick that the line order cooks wear the paper hats from the 1950s. greasy spoon, a rare breed still standing.

  • Nancy Whiskey Pub

    4

    Dive Bar

    dive bar frequented by cops, it's fun and authentically local. of cultural and community significance after september 11. hard-nosed kat works behind the bar.

  • Comptoir Des Cotonniers

    5

    Apparel

    everyone deserves better clothing.

  • Balthazar

    6

    French

    wonderful breakfast spot, popular with inflatable creatives, fashionistas, writers and that whole lot. if you want privacy, then lafayette is a better option.

  • Freemans

    7

    American

    located at the end of an alley, rustic farm to table fare - one of the first to do it for the scenesters in manhattan. often crowded but just as often very fun.

  • The Hole

    8

    Art Gallery

    because it will annoy you, but you need to know these things.

  • Il Buco Alimentari & Vineria

    9

    Italian

    lovely and unfussy. excellent service. you'll often find chuck close dining there.

  • Buvette

    10

    French

    cosy spot on a charmingly quiet street in the west village. it does everything that i know you like: unpretentious but busy, rustic but big city, fine fare.

  • Cafe Gitane at The Jane Hotel

    11

    French

    lovely moroccan in a wes anderson setting. tiny dioramas in the bathroom. one would hardly complain if compelled to have drinks in the jane ballroom beforehand.

  • Rubin Museum of Art

    12

    Art Museum

    as a quiet alternative to MoMA, the Whitney, Cooper and the Met. i have no complaints about any of them - and MoMA once carried my work, so who am i to kvetch?

  • David Zwirner Gallery

    13

    Art Gallery

    has struck a good balance between showcasing well-established artists and recently emerging artists. crowded on weekends.

  • Dover Street Market

    14

    Boutique

    because you still deserve good clothing.

  • Red Rooster

    15

    Southern / Soul

    it's a trek, but instead of sending you to The Copenhagen for scandihoovian fare, i'd rather you go to marcus samuelsson's harlem gem. a better experience.

Christian Svanes Kolding

Christian Svanes Kolding