My Favorite Restaurants in New York

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When you think of great things to eat you always think of New York, always! It is almost a synonym to the word food…
The variety is so big and the changes are so fast that it is almost impossible to keep track of all the things that are going on. This is the reason that whenever I find a good new restaurant in the city, I keep it close and make sure to go there at least once in a couple of months, just to make sure that everything is still in place :)

My 3 preferred restaurants in New York (updated to May 2015) are:


Ivan Ramen
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This relatively new place is my preferred place in New York!! and there is also a cool story behind it: the chef (Ivan Orkin) grew and lived in Long Island until he decided one day that his dream is to learn Japanese cooking. Without hesitations he moved to Japan, learned and practiced there, only to come back home stronger and better.
This restaurant is a heavenly mix of eastern and western tastes.
Although this is much more than another Ramen place, my favorite dish is the “Tokyo Shio Ramen”

Address: 25 Clinton Street, New York, NY 10002
Website: http://www.ivanramen.com/



GATO
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Since it was originally launched on March 2014, GATO is most certainly one of the hot places in New York and if you want to get a table there you better book it on time. And when I say on time I mean ahead of time, a lot ahead…
The atmosphere inside is awesome , giving you the right balance between a restaurant and a vibrant bar scene with cocktails.
Ohh… I almost forgot the food.... Well, the food is an amazing combination of Mediterranean food cooked in an all-American way. All of the dishes I tried were nothing but gorgeous. My preferred dish is Lamb Tenderloin and you must not go there without tasting the Eleven-Layer Potato with caramelized shallots and fried sage.

Address: 324 LAFAYETTE ST, NEW YORK CITY 10012
Website: http://gatonyc.com/



Dirty French
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Try to ignore the restaurant’s name while reading my recommendation.
Try to ignore the 50$ per person cancellation fee.
Try to ignore the pink peep-show entrance.
If you can ignore the above, and if you love the French kitchen, then you are most likely to have a great time in this so cool place.
The uniqueness of the place is their special mix of classic French dishes with non French spices and flavors
My favorite dish is the aged duck a l'orange with ras and preserved oranges.


Address: 180 Ludlow St, LES, New York,
Website: http://www.dirtyfrench.com/

Written by Madison- LocalYoo expert NY.

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