Believe it or not this was that hardest city guide to write. NYC is our home, and its hard to narrow down the spots we wanted to share with the world. So we decided that this page will be a living document that will continually change as we write posts about our adventures with Karina here. Keep checking back!
Where to Stay:
The Mercer - Great, intimate boutique hotel in the center of Soho. The odds are high you will see a celebrity or two in the lobby. The staff here are great with kids.
The Standard - The real star of this hotel is the food scene. The beer garden is spacious enough for the stroller, and the restaurant has one of the best brunches around.
The Trump - I'm a liberal, but I appreciate fine lodgings when I experience them. Every detail is exquisite, and the staff will bend over backwards to make you happy. If there was a Clinton hotel that matched the fine details of the Trump, I'd much rather stay there. But there's not (yet), so this one will have to do.
The Mandarin Oriental - Pricey but the views are worth it. If you don't stay here, at least have a drink in the lobby bar. Babies welcome.
Club Quarters World Trade Center - Conveniently located by all major subways and next to Battery Park, this affordable option is great for New York on a budget (budget is a relative term in NYC... everything is expensive).
What to Do:
Battery Park Promenade & Brookfield Place - If the weather is nice, pack up the stroller and wear some comfy shoes and walk a couple miles along the hudson. End the adventure with a great meal at Brookfield place food court, one of the most baby friendly food courts you will ever find.
Tribeca - Check back soon for a TriBeCa guide.
Soho - Check back soon for a Soho guide.
Where to Eat with Baby:
Hudson Eats in Brookfield Place - This gourmet food hall has something for everyone. My favorite is the BBQ at Mighty Quinn's and the burgers at Umami burger.
Bar Pitti - On 6th and Hudson, this no reservation, cash only spot is big with the locals. If you eat early enough there will not be a wait. The Rigatoni Pitti is divine and only $14 (basically free when it comes to NYC prices).
The Standard Grill Highline - As described above, best brunch around. The French Toast will keep you satiated for hours.
Bubby's - This TreBeCa spot is a huge hit for local families. On weekends expect to see a line of strollers outside and lots of loud kids and babies on the inside. If you're travelling sans kids, this may be a bit much, but with a baby, it's music to your ears. Even if baby screams her head off, no one will be the wiser. Go ahead and enjoy those eggs!
La Sirena at The Maritime Hotel - See write up here.
The Plaza Food Hall - In the basement of the historic Plaza hotel and adjacent to Central Park, this eatery offers all manner of cuisine. From dumplings to Pizza to fresh Oysters, this place will fill any appetite. This is also the reason its a no risk proposition when you have to satisfy picky young eaters.
The Nomo Kitchen Restaurant in the Nomo Soho - Our baby loves to dance and loves music, and the Sunday brunch comes complete with an awesome DJ! Eat some great food and let baby be entertained by the sick beats.
Where to Eat on Date Night (leave the kids at home):
The Polo Bar