5 New & Notable New York Spots to Check Out Soon

Food blogger extraordinaire, Siobhan Wallace of Blondie and Brownie compiles a list of New York's top new spots to nosh, shop and take a staycation.

Updated: April 24, 2012

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Claw

269 W 23rd St, New York, NY 10011

Lobster rolls are big in New York. Every neighborhood seems to have a new lobster joint, with Chelsea's being Claw on 23rd Street. The star of their menu is, of course, their lobster roll?full of chopped, lightly dressed claw meat?is served warm on a toasted potato bun. If you prefer a more Maine-style roll, you might want to try out the creamy lobster mac and cheese which is topped with brioche crumbs.


Laduree

864 Madison Ave, New York, NY 10021

No one knows macarons better than the French. They pride themselves on their macaron-making abilities. So when Lauderee opened on the Upper East Side, they didn't take a chance on Americans messing up the delicate treats. These sweet, nutty, flavorful cookies sandwiching a variety of fillings are shipped in every day from Paris. Prepare to salivate over rows of pastel macarons while waiting in a line of tourists.


The NoMad Hotel

1170 Broadway, New York, NY 10001

The age of elegant hotels is never over in New York City, but a few of the old standbys are becoming a bit stale. Enter the NoMad: it's uptown class meets downtown chic. Housed in a historic French Renaissance building, expect old-world grand furnishings like claw-foot tubs, mahogany writing desks, silk linens, and handmade rugs.)


The Wren

344 Bowery, New York, NY 10012

The Bowery might not need another British-inspired gastropub, but The Wren stands out from its new neighbors. First, it comes from Wilfie & Nell owner Mark Gibson, plus it's sourcing from local purveyors like Saxelby Cheese. Their delicious drink options will lure you in, and all can hold their own against the entrees like traditional fish and chips?with homemade tartar sauce?or the heritage pork sausage sandwich.


Little Muenster

100 Stanton St, New York, NY 10002

The Bowery might not need another British-inspired gastropub, but The Wren stands out from its new neighbors. First, it comes from Wilfie & Nell owner Mark Gibson, plus it's sourcing from local purveyors like Saxelby Cheese. Their delicious drink options will lure you in, and all can hold their own against the entrees like traditional fish and chips?with homemade tartar sauce?or the heritage pork sausage sandwich.