Welcome to "The Best of New York," a Gayot travel guide featuring the hottest things to see and do, top restaurants, luxe hotels and spas, avant-garde attractions and other important information for sophisticated travelers and diners. Whether you are a local resident or tourist, our destination guide will steer you to must-see sights and happenings in N.Y.C and surrounding areas.
A FRENCH LEGEND Enrico Macias in Concert
Legendary French musician Enrico Macias will perform in NYC in June in celebration of the 50th anniversary of his career. Check out GAYOT's guide for the details!
TOP 10 VALUE HOTELS U.S. Andaz Wall Street
While this Lower Manhattan hotel doesn't fall into the backpack budget category, it does offer bang for the buck. Read GAYOT's list to find out more about the best value hotels.
OASIS IN THE CITY The Spa at Trump SoHo
This two-story, 11,000-square-foot spa is home to Manhattan's first luxury hammams, steam rooms inspired by Middle Eastern bathing rituals.
MANGIA! Top 10 Italian Restaurants
Whether you're craving a simple plate of spaghetti and meatballs or an osso buco that melts in your mouth during your trip, here are our choices for the Top 10 Italian Restaurants in New York.
BE OUR GUEST Mondrian SoHo
Inspired by "Beauty and the Beast," Mondrian SoHo is full of designer Benjamin Noriega Ortiz's luxurious touches, and is near over 100 shops and nearly 200 restaurants.
NYC BRUNCH CLASSICS Peacock Alley at the Waldorf
The elegant lobby area of one of the city's most iconic hotels is home to a Sunday brunch that includes lobster and filet mignon. It makes our list of Top 10 Brunch Hotels in the U.S.
NO DOG LEFT BEHIND Top 10 Dog-friendly Restaurants
No date? No problem. Your four-legged friend can accompany you to these restaurants, ensuring you'll never have to dine alone.
WHERE TO SHOP FOR WINE Best Wine Shops in NYC
From Brooklyn to Manhattan, here are the best spots for locals or travelers to purchase vino in the city. Our criteria? Service, selection and special deals.
LATE NIGHT EATS Top 10 Restaurants Open 24 Hours
Hunger can strike at any hour, so what's a discerning traveler to do when it's well past dinnertime? Take care of your late night cravings at one of these restaurants that never close.
THE AFTER-WORK SPECIAL Best Happy Hours in New York
After a busy day, nothing beats kicking back at Happy Hour. Whether it's drink specials or discounts on appetizers and dinner you're looking for, our list brings you the best deals in the city.
SAVE MONEY ON ATTRACTIONS! Save time and money on your next vacation with theCityPass booklet. It contains admission tickets to the city's top attractions at a substantially reduced price.
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