New York for foodies and creative lovers

Wanderguide by

Eva Maria Daniels

New York for foodies and lovers alike

Mostly my fave little restaurants, bars, jazz dives and other NY staples

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Image - Death & Company
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Death & Company
Eva Maria:Bartenders in bow ties & suspenders recall the speakeasy era at this dark, moody cocktail lounge
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Image - Bar Pisellino
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Bar Pisellino
Eva Maria:An all-day Italian bar
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Image - The Flower Shop
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The Flower Shop
Eva Maria:Contemporary American cooking in a '70s-style space with colorful furnishings & a downstairs bar
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Image - Ruffian
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Ruffian
Eva Maria:Vino + small plates
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Image - NoMad Bar
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NoMad Bar
Eva Maria:Energetic tavern featuring high-end cocktails with rare spirits
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Image - Gohan-ya
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Gohan-ya
Eva Maria:For a glass of sake on the LES before dinner elsewhere
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Image - The Bowery Hotel
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The Bowery Hotel
Eva Maria:Modern old world
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Image - The Marlton Hotel
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The Marlton Hotel
Eva Maria:Boutique vsn of the Bowery Hotel (same owners)
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Restaurants

Image - Buvette
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Buvette
Eva Maria:A slice of Paris in NY
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Image - Waverly Inn
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Waverly Inn
Eva Maria:High-end renditions of American comfort fare in a moody space
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Image - I Sodi
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I Sodi
Eva Maria:Tuscan-style fare, wines & cocktails in a compact, romantic restaurant
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Image - SUGARFISH by sushi nozawa
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SUGARFISH by sushi nozawa
Eva Maria:Traditional sushi of the highest quality based on Chef Nozawa's style of sushi (two locations, Soho & Union Sq)
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Image - Via Carota
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Via Carota
Eva Maria:Italian trattoria serving traditional plates & apéritifs in a rustic, cozy space
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Image - Hudson Clearwater
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Hudson Clearwater
Eva Maria:New American fare (their duck hash is to die for)
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Image - Lillo Cucina Italiana
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Lillo Cucina Italiana
Eva Maria:Tiny hole in the wall with no bathrooms, no wine and cash only but still maybe my favorite Italian ever
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Image - Miss Ada
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Miss Ada
Eva Maria:Chef-owned spot for contemporary Israeli & Mediterranean food & cocktails
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Image - Sushi Katsuei
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Sushi Katsuei
Eva Maria:Traditional Japanese-Edo (two locations, west village and Park Slope)
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Image - EN Japanese Brasserie
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EN Japanese Brasserie
Eva Maria:Seasonal Japanese, including housemade tofu, plus a long sake list
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Image - Sel Rrose
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Sel Rrose
Eva Maria:Rustic-chic hangout with late hours & a full raw bar, plus French-inspired small plates & cocktails (their oysters, truffle fries and prosecco on tap is to die for)
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Image - il Buco
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il Buco
Eva Maria:Upscale Mediterranean-Italian plates served in farmhouse quarters
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Image - Joseph Leonard
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Joseph Leonard
Eva Maria:New American fare served from breakfast to late-night in a small rustic space (also great for just drinks)
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Image - Sushi Nakazawa
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Sushi Nakazawa
Eva Maria:Destination sushi spot for high-end omakase in spare digs
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Image - Roman's
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Roman's
Eva Maria:Hip neighborhood spot with locally sourced, daily changing New American small plates
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Image - Avant Garden East Village
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Avant Garden East Village
Eva Maria:Refined vegan dishes & vino served in a snug, brick-walled eatery
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Image - Indochine
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Indochine
Eva Maria:Thai & Vietnamese fare served in an exotic, art-filled setting with an outdoor garden & gazebos
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Image - Raoul's
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Raoul's
Eva Maria:Classic bistro dating to the 1970s with a bustling Parisian atmosphere & a serious French menu
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Image - Momofuku Ssäm Bar
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Momofuku Ssäm Bar
Eva Maria:Ala David Chang
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Image - abcV
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abcV
Eva Maria:Vegan spot by Jean-Georges Vongerichten for seasonal plates, tonics & cocktails
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Image - LaRina Pastificio & Vino
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LaRina Pastificio & Vino
Eva Maria:Modern Italian tavern with a charming patio serving traditional handmade pastas, cocktails & beer
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Image - Scarr's Pizza
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Scarr's Pizza
Eva Maria:Slice of pizza in a beautiful retro diner space
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Image - Junior's Restaurant and Bakery
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Junior's Restaurant and Bakery
Eva Maria:For that great all American diner experience in Brooklyn
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Image - Habana Outpost
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Habana Outpost
Eva Maria:Tacos + margaritas in Fort Greene, Brooklyn
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Image - Joe's Pizza
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Joe's Pizza
Eva Maria:Slice of pizza to go
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Night out

Image - Village Vanguard
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Village Vanguard
Eva Maria:From iconic 1960s gigs by John Coltrane to who's playing here now, this club lives up to its name
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Image - Bemelmans Bar
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Bemelmans Bar
Eva Maria:The Carlyle Hotel's sophisticated, upscale piano bar, adorned with Ludwig Bemelmans' famed murals (where Woody Allen also plays live most Monday nights)
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Image - Smalls
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Smalls
Eva Maria:Tiny no-frills space delivers live jazz bands & jam sessions at modest prices
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Image - Comedy Cellar
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Comedy Cellar
Eva Maria:Absolute must if you like to laugh
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Image - New York City Ballet
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New York City Ballet
Eva Maria:Founded in 1948 by choreographer George Balanchine and Lincoln Kirstein
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Image - Metrograph Commissary
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Metrograph Commissary
Eva Maria:Upscale American cinema, michelin rated commissary, bookstore & bar evokes old-time Hollywood hangouts
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Image - David Geffen Hall
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David Geffen Hall
Eva Maria:NY Phil
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Image - Brooklyn Academy of Music
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Brooklyn Academy of Music
Eva Maria:Performing arts venue in Fort Greene, Brooklyn, known as a center for progressive and avant-garde performance
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Greenery

Image - Cranford Rose Garden
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Cranford Rose Garden
Eva Maria:Brooklyn Botanical Garden
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Image - Secret Garden at St. Luke in the Fields
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Secret Garden at St. Luke in the Fields
Eva Maria:A quasi-gated private garden that's a nice spot to read or relax
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Image - Fort Greene Park
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Fort Greene Park
Eva Maria:So pretty + great playgrounds for the kiddos
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Image - The High Line
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The High Line
Eva Maria:Romantic walk on the old train tracks
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Image - Jane's Carousel
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Jane's Carousel
Eva Maria:If you're bringing the kiddos to Brooklyn
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Bookstores

Image - Strand Book Store
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Strand Book Store
Eva Maria:New York City booklovers treasure trove
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Image - Greenlight Bookstore
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Greenlight Bookstore
Eva Maria:Fave small, independent bookstore in Fort Greene, Brooklyn
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Image - Stories Bookshop + Storytelling Lab
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Stories Bookshop + Storytelling Lab
Eva Maria:Children's bookshop and storytelling lab in Brooklyn
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Image - The Center for Fiction
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The Center for Fiction
Eva Maria:Books + cafe + literary events
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Shopping

Image - McNulty's Tea & Coffee Co
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McNulty's Tea & Coffee Co
Eva Maria:Wide range of coffees & loose teas since 1895
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Image - Otte
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Otte
Eva Maria:If the luggage got lost you go here for a one stop shop
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Image - Catbird
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Catbird
Eva Maria:Tiny boutique in stylish digs offering rings, bracelets & other designer trinkets & unique gifts
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Image - Everlane
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Everlane
Eva Maria:All the basics you need (for men and women)
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Wanderguide map

  1. Death & Company
  2. Bar Pisellino
  3. The Flower Shop
  4. Ruffian
  5. NoMad Bar
  6. Gohan-ya
  7. The Bowery Hotel
  8. The Marlton Hotel
  9. Buvette
  10. Waverly Inn
  11. I Sodi
  12. SUGARFISH by sushi nozawa
  13. Via Carota
  14. Hudson Clearwater
  15. Lillo Cucina Italiana
  16. Miss Ada
  17. Sushi Katsuei
  18. EN Japanese Brasserie
  19. Sel Rrose
  20. il Buco
  21. Joseph Leonard
  22. Sushi Nakazawa
  23. Roman's
  24. Avant Garden East Village
  25. Indochine
  26. Raoul's
  27. Momofuku Ssäm Bar
  28. abcV
  29. LaRina Pastificio & Vino
  30. Scarr's Pizza
  31. Junior's Restaurant and Bakery
  32. Habana Outpost
  33. Joe's Pizza
  34. Village Vanguard
  35. Bemelmans Bar
  36. Smalls
  37. Comedy Cellar
  38. New York City Ballet
  39. Metrograph Commissary
  40. David Geffen Hall
  41. Brooklyn Academy of Music
  42. Whitney Museum of American Art
  43. Half Gallery
  44. The Museum of Modern Art
  45. Lévy Gorvy
  46. Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum
  47. Brooklyn Museum
  48. The Metropolitan Museum of Art
  49. American Museum of Natural History
  50. Cranford Rose Garden
  51. Secret Garden at St. Luke in the Fields
  52. Fort Greene Park
  53. The High Line
  54. Jane's Carousel
  55. Strand Book Store
  56. Greenlight Bookstore
  57. Stories Bookshop + Storytelling Lab
  58. The Center for Fiction
  59. McNulty's Tea & Coffee Co
  60. Otte
  61. Catbird
  62. Everlane

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