Eating out in New York. New and older places to fall in love with.
Quite new and definitely hot is the restaurant Margaux at Malton Hotel in the East Village (5W 8th St). French, fancy and friendly - Margaux is just the perfect place to enjoy dinner and drinks with friends or a third date...
Both drinks and dishes taste delicious and offer the right choice for almost everybody: Vegetarians or Meat Lover, Gin or Vodka Fan. European styles are all over: The stuccoed ceilings, vintage tiles and leather furniture brings you right to Paris, whereas baby artichokes with Yogurt, lamb balls with a hot red sauce or the pasta with crab and chile flakes might bring you anywhere else in Europe. Try to get a table in the Winter Garden and don't miss to hang out around the fireplace in the lobby of the hotel in case you might have to wait a bit. The Marlton boutique hotel was opened by Sean McPherson, by the way, the hotelier behind other popular places such as The Jane and the Waverly Inn.
Gin Cocktail with berries / Spinach salad with mushroom flakes and parmesan.
More pics during daytime
Some blocks further downtown another jewel in the city's restaurant scene will make food lovers happy: Prune (54 E 1 St). The service team is just adorable, so is the pink menu and the marble tables. Roasted Beets and Carrots, grilled Branzino or seared Duck Breast with cipollini onions or homemade pasta - dishes are creative and simply well cooked, so there could hardly be a wrong choice. During breakfast time they are supposed to serve one of the best Eggs Benedict in town.
NY Magazine has the menu
And the best vegetarian risotto plus on of the most delicious home made bread I've ever had is served at the Crooked Knive on 30th street between Madison and Park Avenue: