Newsflash: you can definitely still eat ice cream in October. I tested this theory out this month, and it stands strong. I also had some of the best pasta I’ve ever eaten in New York this month, and some pretty darn good tater tots. Read on for my October NYC restaurant round-up.
Al Di La – A pasta lover’s dream. This is truly some of the best pasta I’ve ever eaten in New York. The tagliatelle al ragu is the stuff of dreams. Don’t miss this spot.
Davey’s Ice Cream – This classic East Village ice cream shop is small, uncomplicated, and delicious. Spring for the speculoos and the nutella flavors in a crunchy cone.
The Modern – Danny Meyers can do no wrong. We ate at the bar as opposed to the dining room, which is tasting menu only, the the food was exquisite. Favorites were the charred avocado appetizer and the black truffle cavatelli.
Du’s Donuts – I was so excited about Wylie Dufresne’s venture into the donut game, but unfortunately didn’t find these little morning treats to be anything to write home about. Stick with the maple krueller at Daily Provisions instead.
Timna – I had dinner at Timna right when it first opened, and revisited it for brunch this month out of curiosity. Let me tell you, the brunch was delicious. They start you off with a mezze of hot pitas and little tastes of curried carrots, baba ganoush, tahini, and the like, and the shakshuka and falafel were delightful.
Breads Bakery – Hands down one of my favorite NYC spots for baked goods. The chocolate rugelach and the babka are out of this world. If you take a baking class there, you’ll learn how to make them and get to bring them home too.
Fish Cheeks – For a taste of authentic Thai food in NoHo, look no further than Fish Cheeks. The calamari with tamarind was some of the best I’ve ever tasted, and the coconut crab curry and whole steamed fish were also insane.
Tiny’s – Aptly named, this little two-story townhouse in Tribeca is perfect for weekend brunch and a good cocktail. Don’t miss a side of their famous tater tots.