Saturday, August 25, 2018

New York Hidden Bars & Restaurants Paperback – October 7, 2015 by Michelle Young (Author), Laura Itzkowitz (Jonglez Publishing)

Whether a big city hipster or first-time traveler to New York, you are in for a surprise. <i>New York Hidden Bars & Restaurants</i> will take you to fabulous secret places to enjoy offbeat New York, with many treasures the locals can't even find. This distinctive Jonglez travel guide covers over 24 areas of New York, where bars and restaurants are part of the daily dynamic. Especially for travelers, why not seek out the unusual and escape from the crowded streets with chain restaurants and overstuffed bars.

With this guidebook, you will find fantastic old-time hideaways, and be amazed if you visit a Korean restaurant atop an office building where you can enjoy a 180-degree view of the city, the Hudson River and all of midtown Manhattan. Elsewhere, you can visit a speakeasy in a bookstore, accessible if you first phone for the address. Even the glorious Grand Central Station hides an elegant apartment with a prohibition era bar. It requires an elevator ride down in the station, then a few stairs up. When I visited they had a no-sneakers policy.

From food truck secrets to supper clubs and rooftop bars, this is the only guide you need for a fabulous adventure. Unusual dinners are everywhere, if you know where to look. You will find a vegetarian restaurant in the Ganesh Temple in Flushing, a dining room open to the public with valid government ID to Sakagura, with a Japanese village atmosphere welcoming you in the lower level of a nondescript midtown office building. Without this guide, you would walk right past it, and a hundred more great but hidden places to dine and relax.

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