Where to Eat + Drink NYC

When I visit NYC, one of my favorite things to do is scope out the latest spots for brunch & cocktails! With the help of my local besties we stopped by several different spots over the weekend! All of which the food, ambience & drinks were on point! Scroll down to see my recs! :) Also if you click on the photos it will take you to their website so you can check out the menu! XOXO -Katie

  RUBY’S NYC  . We started the day off here for Brunch! Definitely a cute spot! Keep in mind you will probably have to wait a little as they are usually busy and don’t take reservations! We waited 45 minutes, but it was totally worth it. Pro tip- Arrive before 12:00 pm to beat the crowd, or put your name in and grab a drink down the street while you wait.

RUBY’S NYC . We started the day off here for Brunch! Definitely a cute spot! Keep in mind you will probably have to wait a little as they are usually busy and don’t take reservations! We waited 45 minutes, but it was totally worth it. Pro tip- Arrive before 12:00 pm to beat the crowd, or put your name in and grab a drink down the street while you wait.

  Gilligan’s, SOHO Grand NYC . We grabbed cocktails here after. The decor is super cute and we were swooning over our Frozen Watermelon Margs! YUM! I also hear the food is really good too!

Gilligan’s, SOHO Grand NYC. We grabbed cocktails here after. The decor is super cute and we were swooning over our Frozen Watermelon Margs! YUM! I also hear the food is really good too!

  Gilligan’s SOHO Grand NYC . Frozen Watermelon Margarita

Gilligan’s SOHO Grand NYC. Frozen Watermelon Margarita

  Gitano NYC . Where Tulum meets NYC! Seriously though, this bar/restaurant actually exists in Tulum and they opened a pop up in NYC! It’s literally in the middle of Soho. As you walk up the outside can be deceiving and may have you questioning your choice, but trust me once you walk through the entrance you’re transported right to Mexico! The drinks are so pretty too!! Pro Tip- the kitchen closes late in the afternoon and re-opens at 5:00!

Gitano NYC. Where Tulum meets NYC! Seriously though, this bar/restaurant actually exists in Tulum and they opened a pop up in NYC! It’s literally in the middle of Soho. As you walk up the outside can be deceiving and may have you questioning your choice, but trust me once you walk through the entrance you’re transported right to Mexico! The drinks are so pretty too!! Pro Tip- the kitchen closes late in the afternoon and re-opens at 5:00!

  Gitano NYC . See told you the drinks were pretty!!

Gitano NYC. See told you the drinks were pretty!!

  Tacocina, Williamsburg BK . This super hip taco stand is located in Domino Park in Williamsburg! It’s right on the water and you get to look at the prettiest view of the city while you chow down on some tacos & guac! Plus how cute is the colorful decor!? The tacos were delish and everything is reasonably priced! It’s good to note that the food came fast and the line moved quickly!

Tacocina, Williamsburg BK. This super hip taco stand is located in Domino Park in Williamsburg! It’s right on the water and you get to look at the prettiest view of the city while you chow down on some tacos & guac! Plus how cute is the colorful decor!? The tacos were delish and everything is reasonably priced! It’s good to note that the food came fast and the line moved quickly!

  Tacocina, Williamsburg BK . The view while you eat!

Tacocina, Williamsburg BK. The view while you eat!

  Tacocina, Williamsburg BK . Food & margs have arrived! YUM!

Tacocina, Williamsburg BK. Food & margs have arrived! YUM!

  The Turf Club at the William Vale Hotel, NYC . This pop-up turf bar has by far one of the best views of the city. They have corn hole, foosball, and plenty of bean bags for lounging! It’s $20 to enter but it includes your first drink ($14 value anyway) so really it’s like you’re paying $6 to enter and it’s totally worth it for this view! They have a really tasty Aperol Spritzes! Keep in mind this place is seasonal and I think will only be open through October 7th!

The Turf Club at the William Vale Hotel, NYC. This pop-up turf bar has by far one of the best views of the city. They have corn hole, foosball, and plenty of bean bags for lounging! It’s $20 to enter but it includes your first drink ($14 value anyway) so really it’s like you’re paying $6 to enter and it’s totally worth it for this view! They have a really tasty Aperol Spritzes! Keep in mind this place is seasonal and I think will only be open through October 7th!

  Kleins, The Hoxton Hotel Williamsburg BK . This is the bar/restaurant inside the brand new Hoxton Hotel! Let’s just say we were really considering booking a room for the night. The decor is beautiful. I mean look how pretty they make their drinks! Definitely check this place out. It has outdoor seating too!

Kleins, The Hoxton Hotel Williamsburg BK. This is the bar/restaurant inside the brand new Hoxton Hotel! Let’s just say we were really considering booking a room for the night. The decor is beautiful. I mean look how pretty they make their drinks! Definitely check this place out. It has outdoor seating too!

Yebo Beach Haus

Yebo Beach Haus aka Yebo Ski House is a South African meets American restaurant that changes its name, decor & menu in the winter months! Located in the heart of Buckhead, this place has become a quick favorite! They have tons of small plate options and delish craft cocktails that are easy on the eye! It's the perfect place for a date night, or girls night out! Scroll to see what we ordered! PS- they have queso that they set on fire! YUM

  KALE SALAD : avocado, blood orange, radish, red leche de tigre   QUESO FLAMADO:  house tortilla chips, queso blend, roasted poblano, tequila flambe    STEAK AL PASTOR:  pineapple, avocado tomatillo   

KALE SALAD: avocado, blood orange, radish, red leche de tigre

QUESO FLAMADO: house tortilla chips, queso blend, roasted poblano, tequila flambe 

STEAK AL PASTOR: pineapple, avocado tomatillo

 

  FROSE : provence rose, vodka, strawberry, pineapple, lime (frozen)   ROJO Sangria:  red wine, pisco, blood orange, amargo, cacao

FROSE: provence rose, vodka, strawberry, pineapple, lime (frozen)

ROJO Sangria: red wine, pisco, blood orange, amargo, cacao

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Tupelo Honey

Tupelo Honey, a Southern Food Restaurant based in Asheville is a treat! I don't think you could go wrong with anything on the menu! We stopped by their Sandy Springs location for lunch and we're blown away with the food, atmosphere, and staff! Our waitress was so sweet.  Plus they now offer Frosè which automatically gives them some bonus points in my book! They are best known for their friend chicken, which my boyfriend ordered and devoured within five minutes.  Scroll down to see what was on our table! 

  Heirloom Tomatoes & Burrata :  basil, pickled green tomatoes, balsamic-sorghum glaze, biscuit crackers

Heirloom Tomatoes & Burrata:  basil, pickled green tomatoes, balsamic-sorghum glaze, biscuit crackers

  Buttermilk Fried Chicken:  with creamy milk gravy, served with two sides   Mountain Harvest Bowl:   roasted sweet potatoes, sauteed kale, grilled chicken, goat cheese, granny smith apples, toasted almonds (I left them off) , white rice, white balsamic dressing

Buttermilk Fried Chicken: with creamy milk gravy, served with two sides

Mountain Harvest Bowl:  roasted sweet potatoes, sauteed kale, grilled chicken, goat cheese, granny smith apples, toasted almonds (I left them off) , white rice, white balsamic dressing

  Mountain Harvest Bowl:   roasted sweet potatoes, sauteed kale, grilled chicken, goat cheese, granny smith apples, toasted almonds (I left them off) , white rice, white balsamic dressing

Mountain Harvest Bowl:  roasted sweet potatoes, sauteed kale, grilled chicken, goat cheese, granny smith apples, toasted almonds (I left them off) , white rice, white balsamic dressing

  Mimosas & Mains

Mimosas & Mains

  Mini-Mason Jar Desserts:  banana pudding; peanut butter mousse & chocolate ganache with salted pretzel crumbles; hummingbird cake with caramelized pineapple jam and spiced pecans; atlantic beach lemon custard with buttery saltine crumble and whipped cream   Frozen* Cherry Bomb Frosé Rosé : (Ours was a mini desert size!) Luxardo cherry liqueur, lime, mint, cherry served ice cold

Mini-Mason Jar Desserts: banana pudding; peanut butter mousse & chocolate ganache with salted pretzel crumbles; hummingbird cake with caramelized pineapple jam and spiced pecans; atlantic beach lemon custard with buttery saltine crumble and whipped cream

Frozen* Cherry Bomb Frosé Rosé: (Ours was a mini desert size!) Luxardo cherry liqueur, lime, mint, cherry served ice cold