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The Hot Dinners 2013 guide to New York

When we conducted our reader survey back in January, a massive third of you told us you were planning a trip across the pond to check out the foodie scene in New York. That spurred us to pop over ourselves in April to try out a lot of the new openings (as well as some iconic spots). Here's the guide we've compiled to where we ate, drank and stayed on our 2013 trip to New York.

Where we ate and drank

Hard to find cocktail joints, Michelin-starred uptown swank, downtown dive bars and West Village stoner sushi. We went pretty much all over New York on this trip (and are still wearing the elasticated trousers as penance).

Check out our full day-by-day rundown on where we went.

nyday1Getting there, Alder and Empellon Cocina

Arriving mid-afternoon we wasted no time on day one, popping out to check out the newly-opened 'gastropub' from Willie Dufresne, a hard to get into new cocktail spot and a much-lauded Mexican restaurant.

nyday2Lowell, Shake Shack & NoMad

We start and end our second day in New York eating in hotels - an ultra luxe breakfast at the Lowell and then dinner at the NoMad. But we also find time to get a burger at Shake Shake in preparation for their Covent Garden opening.

Le BernadinLe Bernardin, the Carlyle and Atera

Our third day in New York featured three-star Michelin mastery courtesy of the mighty Le Bernardin and ended with some serious culinary fireworks in Tribeca from hot new restaurant Atera. We're doing a lot of walking at this point to ward off the calories...

torstBrooklyn's Paulie Gee's, Torst, Traif and more

On our fourth day in NYC we head over to Brooklyn to check out the burgeoning foodie scene there, taking in Paulie Gee's Pizza in Greenpoint, the stalls at Brooklyn Flea and hot new beer joint Torst.

Lobster PlaceBrooklyn's Smorgasburg, Chez Sardine, Lobster Place

On our fifth and sixth days in New York, we make it to New York's huge summer street food fair Smorgasburg and end up in the West Village for some great Asian food at Chez Sardine followed by some late night baked goods. And spend our last day stuffing down seafood.

Where we stayed

The Lowell hotelFrom Upper East boutique luxury to a super-modern high rise off Times Square - here's more on the places we stayed in Manhattan.

Read more about the New York hotels

Getting there

The BA flight from City AirportThey don't call it the World's Favourite Airline for nothing. We got to try British Airways London City to JFK route. It's rather lovely.

Read more about the City - JFK flight

Useful links

Here's a selection of websites that will come in useful is you're planning your own foodie trip to New York:



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