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The Best Food in NYC

Aug. 18, 2015, 3:17 p.m.

The Best Food in NYC

From the neon lights of Times Square to the Wall St. skyscrapers to the leafy paths of Central Park, New York City’s heart beats full of energy and flavor to entice all of your senses. This is the city where innovative trends meets history and collectively produces the nucleus of everything from entertainment, media, fashion, to finance and business. A city filled with world-class cuisine, museums, structures, and of course, world-class people.

NYC has so much to offer that even its residents have yet to visit some of the major sites and try some of the renowned restaurants. Locals and tourists all have appetites and knowing where to satisfy your cravings when visiting The Big Apple is crucial on the travel to-do list. If you’ve visited NYC and didn’t try a dirty-water-dog, a NY pizza, or a bagel with coffee then you missed a huge chunk of what you MUST TRY while in NYC.  If you live in New York City and have never tried these good eats, what are you doing with your life?

So look no further than this guide when wondering what to eat in NYC because we covered the best of the best!

The Best Food in NYC
The Skylark Rooftop

The Skylark rooftop in NYC is not only known for their infamous macaroni cupcakes and other delicious bar bites but also for the specialty cocktails created by Mixologist Johnny Sweet. Let’s take a look at his signature line!

THE SKYLARK 18

Hendrick’s gin, Zu vodka, St Germain Liqueur Blue Curacao, fresh lemon, and brandied cherry.

THE COCO 18

A stylized fruit & botanical infusion peach, violet, chartreuse, St Germain, nolet’s gin sparkling with prosecco, and floating strawberry pearls.

MEXICAN ROSE 18

Casamigos reposado tequila, strawberry puree, lime juice, agave & cilantro.

SPRING NEGRONI 18

Nolet's gin, campari, carpano antica & orange twist.

FORT KNOX 18

Elijah Craig bourbon, reposado mezcal, yellow chartreuse honey syrup, and grilled lemon ice block.

BRIGITTE BARDOT 18

Grey Goose vodka, St Germain, lemon juice, grapes, tarragon & topped with prosecco.

GINGER SAZERAC 18

Templeton rye, canton ginger liquor, absinthe peychud’s bitters, and candied ginger.

SALTY DANISH DOG 18

Tito's vodka, linie aquavit, agave, grapefruit juice, St Germain & grapefruit twist.

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The Best Food in NYC
Refinery Rooftop

The Refinery Rooftop bar menu is first on our list because of their impressive effort to combine natural ingredients with top-shelf alcohol to create a cocktail potion that serves to awaken your sense. Alex Ott, who curated this carte du jour, has an extensive background in biochemistry. It is no wonder why customers rave about this list of handcrafted options:

SARATOGA SPRING 16

Bom bay Sapphire, rosemary simple syrup, fresh lemon juice, green tea, and egg white.

ROOFTOP MARGARITA 16

Patron Silver, Cointreau, fresh lime juice, orange marmalade, and agave.

WHIPSTITCH 15

Famous Grouse, fresh lemon juice, simple syrup, and egg white.

BABY DOLL 17

Grey Goose, fresh watermelon juice, fresh lemon juice, and pineapple juice.

ROCKAWAY LEMONADE 14

Absolut Citron, strawberry puree, and fresh lemon juice.

BLOOD ORANGE MARGARITA 16

Maestro Dobel Silver, blood orange puree, fresh lime juice, and ginger beer.

CLASSIC MOJITO 18

Bacardi, fresh lime juice, simple syrup, muddled lime and mint, served in a pint glass

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LUSTER 14

Plymouth Gin, fresh lime juice, white cranberry juice, muddled cucumber, and a dash of Pimms.

THE J HILBURN 15

Jameson Black Barrel, fresh lemon juice, simple syrup, muddled raspberry and blackberry.

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The Best Food in NYC
Penthouse 808

This lounge Asian Pacific bistro is hiding some of the most indulging cocktail blackboards in NYC. Take a look at some of the imaginative names and exceptional ingredient combinations being offered at their rooftop bar in Long Island City.

Mahalo 14

New Amsterdam vodka, silver rum, vanilla chai, and coconut milk.

Santa Cruz 14

Silver rum, passion fruit, and yellow bell pepper.

Ring of Fire 14

Jalapeno-infused tequila, pineapple, and pomegranate.

Pacific Sangria 14

Sake, peach, and sparkling rose.

Blueberry Mojito 14

Silver rum, blueberry, mint, and lime.

Far Eastside 14

Spring 44 gin, cucumber, black peppercorn, and lime.

Stowaway 14

Spiced rum, apple liqueur, and guava.

Fool’s Gold 14

Blackwell’s dark rum, Ciroc amaretto, pineapple, and passion fruit.

Red Swell 14

Jim Beam, old overholt, raspberry, and grapefruit.

Kanaloa 14

Absolut Citron, St. Germain, limoncello, and lemon.

Grave Mistake 16

Atlantico Silver & Reserva Rum, Shellback spiced rum, strawberry, falernum, and flaming orange.

Sweet Escape 14

Stoli raspberry vodka, balsamic reduction, and strawberry.

Ocean Bliss 14

Agua Cachaca, amaretto, falernum, and pineapple.

The Crescent 14

Partida Silver Tequila, fresh grapefruit, and cayenne cardamom syrup.

 

While this is only three of many locations, you can be sure that these are amongst the top three places in NYC with the absolute best signature cocktails. We recommend you try some of these extraordinary drinks so that you can be a part of the sky-high cocktail club. Cheers!

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