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created by | Cameron
transit | walkable
distance | 0.2 mile
est. transit time | 5 minute walk end to end

SoHo is one of my favorite spots in Manhattan because it is hip and trendy. NoMo SoHo Kitchen is the perfect dining experience that mixes funk with elegance. Going there for my friend's birthday for the first time a couple of years ago has me attached to this restaurant by memories and it's the perfect place to create some of your own! Additionally, Balthazar Restaurant has mouth-watering desserts that I crave each day and is the perfect nightcap from your night out in the city.

 

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NOMO Kitchen

$$$ | Modern restaurant serving upscale farm-to-table New American cuisine & cocktails at the NoMo hotel.
9 Crosby St, New York, NY 10013
(646) 218-6449
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Nomo Soho should be next on your NYC hit list. Nomo Soho stands for Nostalgic Modern and this perfectly encompasses the ambiance. It is a hotel and I have personally never stayed here, but have been lucky enough to dine for Brunch and for a friend’s birthday dinner. They like to describe NOMO Kitchen as “unforgettable dining in an unforgettable setting.” There is usually a DJ for weekend dinners and then usually a DJ during Brunch as well. This makes for a fun, upbeat atmosphere. The design of the place is modern and unique with a wall with graffiti hearts in all different colors. The ceiling is all windows, almost like a greenhouse, with elegant chandeliers hanging from it and with different plants scattered throughout the dining floor. If you enter through the backside then you will walk through this enchanted walkway that is lined with vines and plants with lights intertwined; it makes for a magical photo op that you would definitely post on your gram.

The setting is not the only thing that’s unforgettable but the food is something special too. The first time I visited it was for my friend’s birthday. Their menu is constantly changing but I will share with you some of the mouth-watering staples. They describe their food as “farm-to-fork.” The menu is composed of four sections, “to share, market, entrees, and pasta.” The house made Focaccia with whipped ricotta is to die for because the bread is warm and soft. The local burrata as well with the sweet fig and balsamic makes for the perfect bite against the grilled bread. As you can see I love bread and cheese! From the market section I highly recommend the Brussel sprouts, the Tuscan kale, and the fingerling potatoes. For the entrees, you can’t go wrong with the half chicken with the sweet peppers, or the ora king salmon and the hanger steak. All the meats are perfectly cooked and are light but delectable. While I do enjoy a well-cooked piece of meat, nothing beats their pasta! Their cacio e pepe is famous and if you add the egg, it oozes and combines with the pepper and parmesan making it creamy and oh so! If you wanted a little something more plain and simple, you can’t go wrong with their rigatoni in a spicy tomato sauce. Another one of my favorites is their agnolotti with spinach and ricotta!

To go with the dinner, they have perfectly crafted cocktails. My favorites being the Sonrisa (spicy twist on your usual margarita) or the sidecar. They also serve big punch bowls if you’re with a bigger party or you can select to do the bartenders choice and they will whip you up a unique drink. The second time I went to NoMo kitchen was for brunch and I am dying to go back. A couple highlights from their brunch menu would have to be the avocado toast (add a poached egg of course), the lemon ricotta pancakes or the eggs Benedict with smoked salmon. They also have some of their dinner items like the Cacio e Pepe included on the brunch menu as well. Pair any of these with a bloody mary or a mimosa and you have the perfect start your weekend. If you're in lower Manhatten this spot is a must. It’s also perfect because after you stuff your face you can walk it off and go shopping in SoHo!


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Balthazar

$$$ | Iconic French brasserie | Classy space with red banquettes.
80 Spring St, New York, NY 10012
(212) 965-1414
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I purposefully left out desserts at NoMo Soho because if you still have room in your stomach after dining their head to Balthazars. They have a wide selection of dessert wines, coffees, and desserts that will satisfy your sweet tooth for sure. If you’re a chocolate lover then you can’t go wrong with the warm chocolate cake that’s served with homemade white chocolate ice cream that melts perfectly over the top. More of a fruity dessert lover? Then the apple tart Tatin or strawberry shortcake would be right up your alley.

All the desserts are a little more expensive at $14 but well worth it. Pair them with a nice cappuccino with cinnamon and you will enter your food coma for sure! Balthazars also had a great breakfast menu so if you stay at NoMo SoHo Hotel then you can walk over in the morning to enjoy a great meal. Their breakfast menu is extensive with a variety of sweet dishes and savory egg dishes. You would definitely find something you’re in the mood for!

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NOMO SOHO

4 star hotel | rooms $250-$350/night
9 Crosby St, New York, NY 10013
(646) 218-6400

Luxe rooms & suites in a hip lodging with a swanky restaurant, a glam cocktail lounge & a 24/7 gym. Book your room now!

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