It’s the most famous city in the world, a vast melting pot of cultures and people. It’s hardly a surprise that New York should boast some of the best restaurants on the planet, from world class steakhouses and Chinese, to Michelin Star restaurants. Food lovers planning a trip to the state should find cheap flights well ahead of time, leaving more money to spend on tasting their way into culinary heaven.
Seven New York restaurants have three Michelin stars — the Oscars of the culinary world — including Daniel in the Upper East Side, Eleven Madison Park in Gramercy and Masa in Midtown. Across the river in Brooklyn and Chef’s Table at Brooklyn Fayre is one of the most unusual Michelin three-star restaurants you will ever visit. With just 18 covers, set around an intimate kitchen counter, the menu is devised and executed by the brilliant Chef Cesar. Changing daily, it features more than twenty small courses. The reservation book is full up to six weeks in advance — another reason to find cheap flights early.
When it comes to Chinese food, New York has some of the best outside China. No visit to the city would be complete without a visit to Chinatown for noodles and dim sum. The options are endless, but special mention must go to the excellent Oriental Garden Seafood restaurant. Don’t forget to visit Flushing if it’s great Chinese food you’re after — it’s home to the Chinese community in the borough of Queens. Locals and visitors swear by the clams with black bean sauce and Peking style pork chops at the Imperial Palace on 37th Avenue.
New York is also home to some of the best delis in the world — the New York-style deli is a concept that has spread across the world. For a taste of the original and best, head for the Carnegie Deli for a mile-high pastrami sandwich and a slice of cheesecake. Make time to visit Katz’s Delicatessen, the setting of the infamous fake orgasm scene in When Harry Met Sally. The food is out of this world — but not that good.
There’s more to New York than Manhattan and heading into Brooklyn offers just as much for food lovers. Work up an appetite before entering the world famous Peter Luger Steakhouse, voted the best in New York for 28 years in a row. The signature porterhouse and array of delicious sides will keep you busy — and full — for several hours.
Guest post provided by Dealchecker via Joey Ferrer and author Jowar Billanes.