I receive many emails asking for restaurant recommendations. Client dinners, hidden gatherings, networking events and fun nights out — here’s a list of some of my NYC favorites, in no particular order:
Cafe Select – Their secret back room is home to one of Project Exponential’s very first dinner parties.
Beauty & Essex – Hidden behind a pawn shop. Go here for an experience.
East Village Robotaya – Food + Environment + Entertainment. Sit at the bar.
Bacaro – Downstairs candlelit dining rooms are perfect for groups. Tell Kama Michelle sent you.
The Fat Radish – Tucked into the Lower East Side. Make reservations in advance.
PDT (Please Don’t Tell) – Look for the phone booth to enter.
Smith & Mills – This one can be tricky to find. The round, red “71” light is your indicator.
Hudson Clearwater – Private wine room is great for meetings and events.
Buttermilk Channel – American comfort food in Brooklyn. Brunch extremely popular.
Catch – Meatpacking District’s seafood spectacle.
Eleven Madison Park – Unique. Experience. If not, very close to art.
Ippudo – The place to go for Ramen. Make reservations.
Death + Company – Cocktails.