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The Top 5 Best Bites In New York City

As the sun begins to shine and the weather heats up, it’s time to head outside and explore all that New York has to offer. Here are our top five places to brunch, lunch or sip margaritas in the Big Apple.

Bagels NYC

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If you’re looking for some New York classics, Sadelles is the place to be. With freshly sliced smoked salmon and hand rolled bagels, Sadelles is hard to beat for your brunch fix. The bagels, voted as ‘The Absolute Best Bagel in New York’ by Grub Street, are dusted with Icelandic fleur de sel and cracked black pepper. Just hang around until someone shouts “hot bagels”, and you’ll never want to leave.

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The Stanton Social

What better way to start your day than sipping on a mimosa and munching on Oreo cookie pancakes? Located on the lower east side, The Stanton Social is the product of a stellar collaboration between celebrity Chef/Owner Chris Santos and Tao Group owner Rich Wolf. The dishes represent tastes from a variety of cultures and ethnicities with everything from a full raw bar to Lobster Roll Sliders. The Stanton Social combines luxury with 1940’s glamour and is the place to be for every and any occasion.

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Beauty & Essex

This decadent, star-studded restaurant, unveils its beauty in the back of a pawn shop and down a winding staircase. With four dining rooms (two private), two bars, a lounge and a women’s bathroom with a personal salon, Beauty & Essex is its own version of food-heaven Narnia. Start off with some cornmeal fried oysters; continue with the Beauty & Essex burger, made with brisket, short rib and lamb and lastly (but definitely not least), top it off with a box of vanilla beignets with chocolate hazelnut crème and raspberry jam. Need I say more?

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La Esquina, SoHo

It’s been a long day and you’re in desperate need for a margarita. The only place to be is La Esquina. A taqueria by day and an underground Mexican fiesta by night, La Esquina will quench that five-o-clock thirst. Indulge in the Elote callejero (grilled corn with queso cotija and chilli powder) alongside sliced Angus rib eye tacos and Mexican slaw. If you’re feeling antsy, get those dancin’ shoes on and enjoy a selection of tequilas at their renowned tequila bar. Olay!

Gansevoort Meat Packing District

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Gansevoort Meatpacking

Take a dip at the Plunge Rooftop Bar + Lounge at Gansevoort Meatpacking. With 360-degree views of the Manhattan skyline, your cocktail will never taste fresher. Float on with Atlantico Rum, fall crazy in love with Fifty Pounds Gin, or sit back with some Don Julio Reposado Tequila. Wash it all down with pan-seared Atlantic salmon or Applewood smoked bacon grilled cheese. Have you left yet?

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