What to do in New York City can a website within itself! Rather than just spewing information we will direct you to some websites that do a grand job of taking you through the city. Just know that if your show is here every year you could still never see everything!
The newly renovated NYC Official Visitor Information Center is futuristic, forward-thinking and should be one of your first stops. The center features a wall-sized computerized map that flies you through the City to your destination of choice, touch-screen FAQ stations that direct you to top NYC attractions in nine languages, giant interactive tables where you can explore restaurants, shops, museums and more on a neighborhood-by-neighborhood basis to create a personalized itinerary.
When it comes to food, check out Dos Caminos. Margaritas and Mexican cuisine meet serious south-of-the-border style at this boisterous, popular mega-eatery. With more than 100 types of tequila, Dos Caminos easily attracts the after-work crowd for creative libations like the chile-infused Cosmos del Diablo and addictive appetizers such as fresh guacamole prepared table-side and plantain-stuffed empanadas. But its inventive renditions of traditional Latin cooking, including Black Angus skirt steak and coconut-strawberry tres leches cake, should lure folks to linger past cocktail hour.
The Red Eye Grill, New York is the city where you can get anything your heart desires and this cavernous restaurant located across from Carnegie Hall captures the richness of the city with a big, inclusive menu that ranges from miso & matzo ball soup and Cobb salad to seafood paella and Wiener Schnitzel, plus murals of Big Apple scenes painted by an assortment of artists and dramatic flourishes like a flashy raw bar featuring sculptures of dancing shrimp. The “California Room” offers a more intimate, subdued atmosphere.
Le Cirque, as luxurious as ever, for more than 30 years has been synonymous with high-glamour dining in New York. Owner Sirio Maccioni’s hospitality is legendary, the formal service remains impeccable and the gilded, gold-flecked décor is the perfect setting for rich, classic French presentations like foie gras ravioli or frogs’ legs fricassée.
Latest great place to eat in NYC — inside the Greenwich Hotel owned by Robert De Niro – Locanda Verde is a casual, energetic, affordable neighborhood Italian taverna in Tribeca serving celebrated chef Andrew Carmellini’s soul-satisfying riffs on Italian cooking. It’s airy, bustling, and easy-going: a comfortable, light-flooded place open from dawn to late night; the food and service are as casual, as easygoing and as well-conceived as the space. Downside — don’t just plan to stop by or even call for a quick reservation — this is the place right now and has a one month waiting list!