Waldo, rhe Carlyle hotel's concierge-about-town, shares his favourite tips
In the heart of the Meatpacking District, this glass cube restaurant, designed by renowned architect Renzo Piano, is next to the new Whitney Museum, and directly below the High Line. Expect tasty Mediterranean on the menu and a buzzy, fashionable crowd.
Santina, 820 Washington St, (212) 254-3000
In the understated but ultra-cool Greenwich Hotel in TriBeCa, Locanda Verde serves up some of the best Italian food in the city. My favourite dishes are the Blue Crab Crostini, My Grandmother's Ravioli and the Garlic Chicken for two - delicious!
Securing a table at this sometimes loud and always crowded restaurant can be challenging but once you're in, you'll appreciate the wait.
Locanda Verde, 377 Greenwich St, New York, (212) 925-3797
Zuma, 261 Madison Ave, (212) 544-9862
Zuma New York recently swept on to the scene after many successful ventures around the world (not least in London). Although this lower Madison address is off the beaten path, the fashion world can't get enough of it. Needless to say, Zuma is booked solid day and night but if you can score a table, be sure to order the Black Cod and anything from the Robata grill.
The Clocktower at the New York Edition
From chef du jour Jason Atherton comes Clocktower at the fancy new Edition Hotel at Madison Square Park. This new NYC "it" spot packs them in nightly and the entrees are making patrons return again and again. From the stark, minimalistic lobby take the Alice in Wonderland spiral staircase up to the clubby Clocktower upstairs. WHAt to order? Everything is delicious but the burgers are to die for.
Clocktower at the New York Edition, 5 Madison Avenue, (212) 413-4300
Hamilton- the musical
The hottest show on Broadway is this groundbreaking hip hop musical, currently taking New York by storm. Audeinces have included the Obamas, SJP and Salman Rushdie. Tickets are pricey but worth every cent.
Richard Rodgers Theatre, 226 West 46th Street