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Our first day in Paris was amazing! We took a break from shopping and sight seeing to have lunch at Le Comptoir du Relais located in the heart of the left bank- part of a 4 star hotel called the Relais Saint Germain.
The casual French brasserie/bistro has a great menu and it’s perfect for people watching. They don’t take ressies for lunch but it’s work the wait.
There’s no shortage of Spanish tapas spots in Chelsea, the area is flanked with good ones- Boqueria, Tia Pol, El Quinto Pino and Socarraat. So, Salinas had some stiff competition coming in…and they rose to the occasion!
The unique, airy Mediterranean vibe set in a loungy space with ocean blue banquettes and a retractable roof gives you the best of both worlds- indoor and outdoor dining. And the front bar area is perfect for cocktails and a few small bites.
The menu is packed with classic and seasonal tapas along with must-haves like paella.
We headed down to Miami to support our friend Jason Kidd in hopes that the Dallas Mavericks would close out the series in game 6 against the Miami Heat. And they did it! Congrats to the Dallas Mavericks! The game was great. We were on the edge of our seats until the Mavs pulled away towards the end of the 4th quarter.
We started the night off with pre-game cocktails and dinner at Prime One Twelve. This South Beach hot spot consistently delivers great food, tasty cocktails and a cool crowd (with a few celebrity sightings). The chic space with exposed brick and outdoor seating creates an airy and hipster feel- a true departure from your average steakhouse.
This is one steakhouse that strikes a great balance- you can order an item other than steak and be satisfied. The menu is broad and delicious with hearty portions.
I happen to be in Murray Hill a few nights ago so I decided to roll by Inoteca. It’s the perfect spot for a glass of wine and a few small bites. I must warn you though, it’s always crowded and pretty loud. I have to say- I definitely prefer the LES outpost and the spot that started it all, Ino! Nevertheless, it’s a good option if you’re in the area.
Carbs are in full effect at this Italian wine bar delivering solid pasta dishes, paninis, bruschette, salads, meats and cheese.
Sant Ambroeus in the West Village has always been a lunch time go-to spot for me especially on a nice day because of the great outdoor seating. You can count on them for solid pasta dishes, yummy sweets (gelato and pastries), a perfect espresso and a touch of Italian glamour in a casual setting – and the same holds true for the original Upper East Side location. I recently went there for lunch following a morning at the Cooper-Hewitt Museum where I saw breathtaking pieces from the Van Cleef & Arpels jewelry exhibit.