In case you missed it (how could you!?), I recently posted some of the drinks and nosh highlights of my whirlwind weekend in NYC. For all the deets – click here! We are only halfway through the weekend – so much deliciousness to cover yet!
Saturday – la suite
After a delectable brunch at Good, we headed to Le Bain at the Standard Hotel – hellooooo rooftop. Which, if you were wondering, was voted the best roof to meet a naked model on ecstasy AND the best roof to take your mom on a Saturday afternoon by The Gothamist. So naturally it was a perfect fit. We were blessed with the most beautiful weekend in the whole wide world so we spent the afternoon soaking up the rays (and soaking up pitchers of spicy ginger cocktails and refreshing cucumber lime concoctions).
After a bit of primping and champagne back at the hotel, we headed to dinner at the Stanton Social on the Lower East Side. This is where we threw ourselves over the indulgence point of no return. The Stanton Social combines all of my favorite things – creative, delicious food and appetizer-sized bites. The concept behind the restaurant allows for everyone try a bit of everything – when you order a dish, it comes with appetizer sized portions for everyone.
The waitress recommended 9 dishes for 9 people. We went a bit overboard. We had 2 free rounds (Potato and Goat Cheese Pierogies and Chicken Taquitos) due to our wait (checking out the upstairs bar area) and then we ordered the following: Baked Spanakopita, French Onion Soup Dumplings, Nori Spiced Tuna Pike Wonton, Butternut Squash Ravioli, Fried Chicken and Waffles, Pastrami Reuben, Social Mac & Cheese, Mini Lamb Gyros, Pan Seared Scallops and a side of the Mexican Corn. Oh and three bottles of the Sancerre. I only got a few pictures… was too busy eating.
They bring the different plates out at various times which is perfect. The food was fantastic – perfectly presented and so delicious. We ate, we drank, we laughed, we judged the other bachelorette parties who were also there and we wore pretty pink crowns – it was fabulous.
We had no room for dessert (shame… the dessert menu had mini milkshake shots… will have to go back for those) and decided to make our way down the street to Beauty and Essex.
We had a little bit of a wait to get a table for the evening but that didn’t stop us from getting the party started:
The night was full of shots and dancing – the DJ was amazing and kept us on our toes until the wee hours.
We left Beauty and Essex to retire to the hotel for a little late night bachelorette fun/games and (in true sleepover style) wine, frosted animal crackers and cheese balls.
After a long and much needed lie in, we headed to the ‘morning after’ brunch spot for just the right amount of grease to nurse any lingering regret from the night before. We ended up at Galaxy Diner in Hell’s Kitchen for coffee, omelettes, eggs benedict, home fries and huevos rancheros. Just what the doctor ordered – nothing more, nothing less. Avoid anything complicated here, breakfast basics are the best but it seemed like ordering salads and sandwiches was asking for trouble.
Before I knew it, but not until after a mimosa in Central Park with one of my favorite New Yorkers, my 55 hours in NYC were up and I was back in a cab headed to JFK.
Not to worry – I will be headed back in the Big Apple in a month for another 3 days! Would love to hear any recommendations you may have for fun in NYC!