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September 19th, 2019 | Dining
Diners. Those casual, retro restaurants serving burgers and fries with milkshakes are the quintessential American dining experience. These classic New York diners keep traditions alive while serving comfort food that would make any grandma proud.
August 22nd, 2019 | Dining
Hot dogs and pretzels. That’s what comes to mind when you envision street food in The Big Apple. Although juicy, crunchy, and delicious, they always leave you wanting something more. We have just the thing for the next time you’re craving something quick and easy from the streets of New York.
July 18th, 2019 | Dining
The favorite time of year for foodies and gourmands in New York is back. While not all of us can afford to dine in the city’s finest restaurants, NY Restaurant Week gives everyone an opportunity to try the best, most creative and scrumptious meals in town.
June 13th, 2019 | Dining
Weekend is the time to relax, sleep in and eat late—that’s why brunch was invented. Pair your late breakfast with a cocktail and you have a superb way to start your day. If you want to squeeze in a laid-back and delicious weekend meal in NYC before heading home, continue reading!
March 14th, 2019 | Dining
Pizza is one of the topics that sparks passionate debates among New Yorkers. We’ve done the research and compiled a list of the very best pizzerias in the city.
November 29th, 2018 | Dining
When the weather chills you to the bone, it’s the perfect time to find a cozy restaurant or café and stop for a hot drink. But what should you order? Take a look at these popular seasonal drinks that are served all over New York during the coldest months.
November 8th, 2018 | Dining
Spending Thanksgiving in New York is a perfect opportunity to discover — or rediscover — a true American holiday. The best way to ensure an authentic experience is by tucking into a traditional meal. These restaurants close to the hotel are serving special Thanksgiving menus.
August 30th, 2018 | Dining
A vacation is the perfect excuse to explore the local cuisine. And we all know that cuisine also includes desserts. You can find just about anything in a city like New York, but we’ve done the leg work for you. Here are the best and most original shops selling pastries, pies, cookies, chocolates, and more.
August 9th, 2018 | Dining
As a Manhattan at Times Square guest, we want you to spend as little time as possible doing research, and finding budget and vegan/vegetarian eateries can take a while. But we also want our guests to enjoy the experience of eating out in New York without sacrificing their health or values. So, we’ve done the leg work for you and selected great restaurants, juice bars and cafés that are vegan, vegetarian, gluten or even kosher friendly.
July 26th, 2018 | Dining
Who doesn’t love to eat and drink al fresco while on holiday? There is no feeling like that of being able to watch the hustle and bustle of New York’s everyday life going on around you. What can really make this experience better is finding that somewhere special to enjoy your meal with a cool breeze blowing on your face. If you're looking for a more open environment (literally!), we recommend these 4 cafés and restaurants that will give you a breather.
July 5th, 2018 | Dining
You’re hungry, but not sure where go to eat in New York? For sit-down meals, read How to Eat Affordable Restaurant Meals in New York City to find great places near the Manhattan at Times Square. But what if you want something different? Allow us to suggest a picnic in Central Park!
March 22nd, 2018 | Dining
Any trip is influenced by the food you eat at your destination. You can’t have one without the other, but when traveling on a budget, fast-food restaurants tend to became the first choice for hungry sightseers. However, we have the secret to eating delicious sit-down meals in New York without breaking the bank.
January 18th, 2018 | Dining
Once February approaches, the anticipation of what Valentine’s Day might have in store for us is electrifying. This holiday may not be for everyone, but if you’re visiting New York City at this time of the year, it would be a mistake to not join in the festivities.
September 14th, 2017 | Dining
When was the last time that eating and drinking meant you were helping fight hunger? It may sound contradictory, but it isn’t: the New York City Wine & Food Festival (NYCFFW) does exactly that.
May 3rd, 2017 | Dining
New York City is home to the delicious one dollar slice, however, rarely does another pizza come along that is so good people are willing to pay $38 dollars. Sofia Pizza Shoppe has created a pie that requires an online ticket purchase and is only available a few nights a week to a restricted number of people. This makes it the most elusive pizza in NYC this May.
January 5th, 2017 | Dining
Every New Yorker claims that their Chinese spot is the best. When visiting it's easy to get lost amongst the options, here is a quick guide to the most savory locations in Manhattan. For an authentic experience visit Grand Sichuan, which has over 6 locations. They have an expansive and appealing menu of well priced choices and are famous for their spicy dishes.
October 4th, 2016 | Dining
Nothing quite says fall like intentionally getting yourself lost in a bunch of corn. Thankfully, this is still possible even near a big city like New York. Queens County Farm Museum is famous for the fall events it puts on every year, from pumpkin patches to festivals to the Amazing Maize Maze.
August 13th, 2016 | Dining
While you may have heard plenty about New York City's hundreds of speakeasies, this twist on exclusive hidden gems asks you to ring a doorbell for food instead. A restaurant located in the back of a brewery, Dinnertable is a secretive dining experience you will never forget, and it's only twenty minutes away from the Manhattan.
June 1st, 2016 | Dining
Summer time means ice-cream weather, but if regular ice-cream just doesn't do it for you, there's always -321º Ice Cream Shop, an innovative and delicious liquid nitrogen ice-cream parlor in Brooklyn, just a short trip from our Times Square hotel.
March 18th, 2016 | Dining
Brunch has become a New York must-do, almost up there with visiting the Empire State Building, but if the idea of plain old brunch isn't that appealing, you can one-up it with Hornblower's Jazzy Champagne Brunch Cruise. Why settle for brunch in a crowded Lower East Side restaurant when you can take your French toast on a luxury yacht cruising along the Manhattan coastline?
February 1st, 2016 | Dining
Feel like disrobing for a cause? This Valentine's Day, do-gooders with a distinct lack of shame can take part in Cupid's Undie Run, a one-mile run that takes participants through the streets to the Brass Monkey Bar and was conceived to raise funds for the Children's Tumor Foundation. The catch? You have to be in your underwear. Participants have stretched just what that means over the years with fun and ridiculous costumes.
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