March Events + Best NYCity Restaurants (03/06)

For future NYC Events, check the tab above:  March NYC Events”  
It’s the most comprehensive list of top events this month that you will find anywhere.
Carefully curated from “Only the Best” NYC event info on the the web, it’s a simply superb resource that will help you plan your NYC visit all over town, all through the month.

OR to make your own after dinner plans TONIGHT, see the tab above;  “LiveMusic.”


Things to Do This Week in NYC (3/4-3/10)

(3/4-3/10) Looking for things to do this week in New York? We’ve got the latest on all the goings-on in NYC, from concerts to museum exhibitions to comedy to the best in city sightseeing. Read on for our picks for the best of this weekend and this week in New York City.


Volta Art

(3/4-3/8) VOLTA New York at Metropolitan West. The art fair VOLTA showcases works of new and up and coming artists from 53 international galleries; this year’s show can be visited by the public Thursday through Sunday.


It’s Women’s History Month! Celebrate Women’s History Month 2020 in NYC.

(3/8) Women-Owned Business Pop-Up at Grand Bazaar NYC. Every Sunday on the Upper West Side you can check out Grand Bazaar NYC, the city’s largest curated market—and most distinctive! This Sunday you’ll also find an International Women’s Day celebration. Come meet and shop from a curated selection of over 75 women-owned small businesses; from handmade crafts, vintage fashion, and accessories to delicious artisanal foods. 100% of profits are donated to four local public school, benefiting over 2,000 children.

little red riding hood

The Story of Little Red Riding Hood, courtesy of Pierre Coumans.

(3/5-3/8) The New York International Antiquarian Book Fair (NYIABF) celebrates its 60th Anniversary Edition at the Park Avenue Armory on the Upper East Side. The world’s finest antiquarian book fair, NYIABF welcomes bibliophiles, collectors of the curious and quirky, scholars, connoisseurs, and enthusiastic laymen alike. More than 200 exhibitors present a vast treasure trove of material: rare books, maps, illuminated manuscripts, incunabula, fine bindings, illustrations, historical documents, rare prints, and print ephemera.

(3/7) Chelsea Gallery Tour. Visit seven modern art galleries in the world’s center for contemporary art, West Chelsea. Your guide, who has a PhD, will find and explain this month’s most fascinating exhibits in painting, sculpture, electronic media, and photography. Tours are at 1pm and 3:45pm.

(3/7) New York City Whiskey Fest. Head to The Tunnel Nightclub to sample over 100 styles of whiskey and spirits on Saturday, including craft spirits that range from all-American Kentucky bourbons to Irish Whiskeys to vodka, tequila, and local brews. Two sessions, at 1pm and 6pm.

(3/7) A Taste of Two Legends—Morton’s New York 5th Ave. Join iconic steakhouse Morton’s for a special dinner full of exquisite Morton’s cuisine paired perfectly with the finest Stag’s Leap Wine Cellars wine.

(3/8) Cochon555 New York City. Head to the Altman Building in Chelsea for a celebration of pork in the form of a nose-to-tail culinary event. Cochon555 is a theater for innovative food and drink experiences where a hundred-plus cooks, chefs, restaurant and bar owners, and renowned sommeliers and mixologists can be found working in concert to create luxurious moments.


3/5-6 Silversun Pickups, Brooklyn Steel

3/6 Todd Snider, Concert Hall at the NY Society for Ethical Culture

3/6-7 The Jayhawks w/The Mastersons, Brooklyn Bowl

3/7 John Hammond, City Vineyard

3/8 Richard Lloyd of Television, Elsewhere

3/9 Bonnie Prince Billy and Jonathan Richman, Town Hall

3/10 The Brothers: Celebrating 50 Years of the Allman Brothers Band, MSG

3/10 Deadgrass, Brooklyn Bowl

3/10-11 Dashboard Confessional, Webster Hall 

3/11-15 The New Colussus Festival, various locations


For the month of March we are going to try a different format – on some days we will go visual and offer a selection of the very best NYCity Instagram photos, YouTube videos, or Pinterest Pins. On other days you will find info on the Best NYC Restaurants or Top OnlineTravel Forums with NYC info. We hope you will come back often to see what’s cooking here. Today it’s Best NYCity Restaurants.


Best NYCity Restaurants

It’s not difficult to find a place to eat in Manhattan. Seems like there is at least one restaurant on every block. The New York City health department inspected over 10,000 eating establishments in Manhattan alone last year. And the selection of restaurants includes cuisines from all over the world.

Finding a good place to eat is a bit harder. We could start with New York City’s 72 Michelin-Starred Restaurants, but they are more suitable for those on expense accounts or celebrating a special event. No worries. There are many guides to good eating available, if you know where to look.

Here are a few of my favorite guides to the best restaurants in various neighborhoods:

Best Places to Eat in Times Square  (

Best Restaurants in 55 NYC Neighborhoods  (

Where To Eat Uptown in NYC  (

The Definitive Midtown Dining Guide  (

Where to Eat and Drink Near the High Line (

The Grub Street Guide to Affordable Sushi in New York  (grubstreet,com)

The Absolute Best Restaurants in the Meatpacking District (grubstreet,com)

11 Tastes of Chinatown  (

Restaurant Row Guide (

The 15 Best Places with a Happy Hour in the Upper West Side  (foursquare)


We hope you enjoy this change of pace, then please return here April 1, and every day for our daily, hot off the presses event guide with “Only the Best” NYCity event info.