Over the holiday period we ate out a lot more than usual. We realised that there are some very yummy new places and also some great existing places that we will be heading back to again. Here is a brief summary of each one and why you should go there:
The Commons Chelsea
A cute little coffee and sandwich cafe on Seventh Ave. There are limited tables, but if you miss out you can grab and go. I can't speak of the coffee as I haven't had one (yet) but the sandwiches are delicious. I am sure they are not good for me, but for a treat they are worth it.
Saxon + Parole
We went here with a large group on New Year's eve for dinner and the food was extremely good. So were the cocktails. The wooden bar and dining area are lively but we were in the dining room downstairs which didn't have as much atmosphere. Considering we were with such a large group though it didn't matter, although next time I will try for upstairs.
El Quinto Pino
A cute little tapas and wine bar in Chelsea. The food is amazing, so is the wine. There really isn't much I can say other than yum! This place will definitely become a regular.
The Waverly Inn
I have been here a few times now. The Waverly Inn has a cute and crowded front bar that serves very good cocktails and then there is the packed dining room, where the food doesn't disappoint. Plus we have had a very high success rate for celebrity spotting at this little gem.
La Promenade des Anglais
A great new discovery in Chelsea. This place serves modern French food in a gorgeous brightly coloured setting. I have been here twice now, once for food (delicious) and another time to have a drink at the bar (also delicious). We spend so much time in the West Village for drinking and dining, it is nice that we are finally discovering some gems in our own neighbourhood.