Summer in the City: Fab Spots for Drinks & Dinner Dates!

Written by on Monday, July 20th, 2009 with 16 comments
Thanks to NYC Restaurant Week!! Yay 😉
“NYC Restaurant Week®, New York City’s original celebration of dining, dates back to 1992, when it was developed as a one time culinary program to welcome the Democratic National Convention (DNC) to the City.

Since then, the success of NYC Restaurant Week has only grown. It has expanded to include both lunch and dinner offerings—three-course, prix-fixe meals for $24.07 and $35, respectively—and extended to two weeks each in the summer and winter.

Today, NYC Restaurant Week stands apart as one of the City’s most exciting and anticipated events. More than 250 restaurants participate—a cross section of the NYC culinary scene that encompasses a diverse range of cuisines and includes some of its most time-honored restaurants and buzz-worthy newcomers.”


Here are a few of the resty’s I have dined at from this year’s Restaurant List…more to come, let’s hope!! XOXO

~Tribeca Grill~
Brunch w. Helena

Great place to meet a date for a casual drink/lunch downtown!

Country Ham & Swiss Cheese Omelette
Roasted Potatoes & Brioche Toast
Herbed Ricotta Raviolini

w. Braised Artichokes, Fava Beans & Cherry Tomatoes Crème Brûlée Tribeca Chocolate Cake Weather was soo fab that Helena & I ventured thru Soho on this super chill Sunday 😉

In love with RL…country chic!
Soho Sidewalk-Porn

~David Burke Townhouse~
Dinner w. Karina

Excellent Choice for a Future Dinner Dat

Pretzel Crusted Crabcake & Sweet Chili Prawn
w. tomato marmalade, confit orange and poppy seed honey Unbelievably delish – recommended!

Handmade Cavatelli & Braised Short Ribs
w. wild mushrooms, mushroom chips and truffle mousse Soo tender – recommended!

David Burke’s Cheesecake Lollipop Tree
w. bubblegum whipped cream and raspberries …with flavors like ‘Pink Cashmere’ & ‘Tuxedo’,
how can you
not heart these!

~Park Avenue Summer~
Dinner w. Eva

Another Super Chic Spot for a Dinner Dat
My Outfit:
Vintage Diane Von Furstenburg
(I would wear this on a date as well!)
Gucci Nude Sunset Peep’s Stephen Dweck Turquoise Ring – my fav!
Caprese Ravioli
w.Yellow Tomato Coulis
Dr. Pepper Baby Back Ribs
w. Fresh Peach Slaw This was soo freakin’ yummy & you can actually taste the sweetness from the Dr. P. – recommended!!

Eva had this:
Lobster Salad
w.Avocado & Citrus Vinaigrette
Caramalized Banana Panna Cotta
w. Chocolate Cake & Banana Olive Oil Sorbet
Passion Fruit Gelee Topped Panna Cotta

w. Basil Foam & Shortbread w. Lemon oil
Amazing food & even more amazing friends – luv ya, chickies!

Have any of you dahlings participated in Resty Week ’09? Please share!!


p.s. – I finally added Midtown Girl on Facebook, so if you guys are on there, please follow me so I can follow you back – thank you!! XOXO

16 Comments on “Summer in the City: Fab Spots for Drinks & Dinner Dates!”

  1. Hi there, thank you for stopping by and following.

    Loving your food and restaurant pics!!
    Regarding the Chanel Eyeliner, its a pencil tip I'm afraid. But definitely one of the best I've used in regards to pencil liners.

  2. The RL country chic had me rolling with laughter! White in the country? Paved and manicured country with servants, assistants, and assorted underlings, but not real country. Play country, make believe country, faux country for the city mouse who wants to get away from it all but not leave it all behind 😉

  3. Wish I knew your blog existed when I visited nyc earlier this year! Well, now I know for next year. 🙂

  4. Ahhhhhhhhh. I miss DC restaurant week! Tampa, FL doesn't so much have one. Sigh. Your Guccis are deeeeeeeeelicious!

  5. jennifer from pittsburgh – i've been noticing your comments. i cannot not tell if you need prozac or not since you're comments seem to swing from pleasant to just flat out rude. (more of rude) If you don't like the "materialisiticness" then talk about it on YOUR own blog.

    Stop trying to push your own agendas on someone else's blog.

    Oh and maybe you should stop being so materialistic. I mean common – you are wearing clothes which is of some sort of brand name, your jeep is of a brand name company, probably your glasses and hat too. so seriously get over yourself because no one cares .. especially on this blog. go talk about it all you want on yours to those that feel the same way you do.

  6. glad i found your blog! love this post- everything looks so yummy! LA has a restaurant week too but i didn't get to partake it in, will need to try it next time!

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