eat drink eat / new york.
by victoria comment

2/2/15

eat  drink  eat / new york / sfgirlbybay

bedford baking studio.

besides the great energy that overcomes you when you arrive in new york, there’s the food. san francisco’s got great restaurants too, but new york — well it has a LOT of really quaint restaurants. tiny places that just define coziness — like the bedford baking studio, above. i’ve been in new york working with bri and team on a project she hired me for and when we had some down time, we ate in several of those cozy spots in and around new york city, but mostly in williamsburg, brooklyn and i thought i’d share.

eat  drink  eat / new york / sfgirlbybay

pies-n-thighs.

eat  drink  eat / new york / sfgirlbybay

marlowe & sons.

first up was marlowe & sons in williamsburg — an amazing little spot with fresh oysters on the half shell and some mighty fine cocktails. i had a manhattan (even though we were in williamsburg) to start and we ordered a bunch of yummy plates to share: cheese platter, chicken liver pate, sweet potatoes, and short ribs. for dessert, the chocolate caramel tart was insanely crazy good.

eat  drink  eat / new york / sfgirlbybay

pies-n-thighs.

next up — a local favorite, pies-n-thighs. the darling little diner that serves up one tasty fried chicken sandwich on a biscuit covered in frank’s hot sauce (my personal favorite ever since bri introduced me to it). there’s also wicked mashed potatoes and of course, PIE!

eat  drink  eat / new york / sfgirlbybay

maison premiere.

one evening we stopped into the very charming (and trés Parisian) maison premiere for one of their specialty cocktails and some fresh oysters on the half shell. wonderful! i had a manhattan (again) and bri had a hot buttered rum (perfect for a snowy night); natalie had a pimms cup and joanie had a sassy absinthe cocktail called a rattlesnake. all most delicious.

eat  drink  eat / new york / sfgirlbybay

la superior.

from there, perhaps an odd choice but we trekked over to la superior for some very authentic mexican food. i had some divine fish tacos and we shared this corn concoction called ezquites that melted my heart. some great guacamole & chips and wowza margaritas paired with an epic soundtrack those boys got going on while we ate, and they cooked. the perfect mexican dining experience.

eat  drink  eat / new york / sfgirlbybay

mary’s fish camp.

another wonderful meal was back in new york city — the west village’s mary’s fish camp. i cannot leave new york without one of their lobster rolls with fries. order it with their cole slaw and a beer and you’ve achieved nirvana.

eat  drink  eat / new york / sfgirlbybay

roebling tea room.

after a wrapping up our project we were starved and headed over to brooklyn’s roebling tea room for a late lunch. bloody marys, and a perfect burger hit the spot. they’ve also got something called a big baked pancake that looked heavenly. i’ll try that next time.

eat  drink  eat / new york / sfgirlbybay

roebling tea room.

eat  drink  eat / new york / sfgirlbybay

extra fancy.

we also strolled by a fantastic little dive called extra fancy but didn’t have time to stop in — but based on my instagram of it, it’s someplace we should have stopped. the bartender there seems to have a huge fan girl following (read comments here).

eat  drink  eat / new york / sfgirlbybay

extra fancy.

our last night there, we wandered over to st. charles cellar which has to be one of the coziest spots in williamsburg — and it’s below a flamenco bar called st. mazie, so there’s that! we tried their specialty cocktails (divine!) and a whole bunch of small plates including the a yummy kale salad, charcuterie, roasted cauliflower that tasted like carmelized candy, brushetta and then a couple of entrees: the roast chicken and mashed potatoes and the short ribs — perfect comfort food.

eat  drink  eat / new york / sfgirlbybay

st. mazie.

eat  drink  eat / new york / sfgirlbybay

wythe hotel.

last stop before the airport, a little work time in the lobby of the wythe hotel, which looks lovely. we shared a cheese plate and a delicious beet salad, and some bloody marys for the road. and then, it was JFK here we come. and now i better run around the block like a hundred times. good thing we shared a lot — which is always the way to go. tastes of everything without the super full feeling! bon appetít!

eat  drink  eat / new york / sfgirlbybay

extra fancy.

7 responses to “eat drink eat / new york.”

  1. hi victoria:

    where is the first little shop in the photo list? oh, and name? apologies if i am too sleepy and totally missed the info in the narrative….

  2. I live on Long Island and go into Brooklyn a couple of times a month, so have been to most of these places. You are absolutely right, Victoria; they are really great. But I, too, am very intrigued by the first photo. What’s the name and where is it? Totally looks like my kind of place.

  3. Love this wrap-up of where you ate. Every time I visit NYC I get the same “need to run around the block” feeling…there are just TOO MANY good places to eat. The same thing happened when I visited Paris a little while back — I just couldn’t say no!

  4. I live in Manhattan and the most delicious lobster I have ever tried was at a French place called “JoJo”. It is absolutely mouthwatering. I have never tasted anything more delicate and fresh. Seriously, it is worth a try!

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