The Top 5 Restaurants that you MUST eat at in NYC

Qchingo explores the best eateries the big apple has to offer, and who knows, soon the opportunity to eat at some of these and experience their great food and atmosphere might come up in one of our charity auctions.

1. Wayan

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The son of Jean-George Vongerichten, Cedric has opened his own French Indonesian restaurant and its already kicking up a fuss. Reservations are quite hard to come by unless you are preparing to eatas early as 5pm or as late as 10pm on most peak nights.
If you’re really lucky you might get yourself a table in the urban beachy bar area where you can enjoy the Greater Galangal Sour or the South-East Sweet Tea cocktails. Start the night with hearty plates like the Plump Shrimp or the Peekytoe Crab and move on to larger dishes for your main like Lobster Noodles or Falling off the Bone Baby Back Pork Ribs. This is certainly a place to experience.

2. Gran Tivoli

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Old New York meets older Europe is the atmosphere that is present at Gran Tivoli. Some of the best cocktails the city has to offer can be found in this gem of a restaurant, and to get to them you need to go deep in to Peppi’s cellar. And believe me, its hard to leave that place. Only the thought that you could be missing out on the amazing food upstairs might sway you towards exploring the rest of the restaurant.

A place at the bar is as good as a seat at a table as getting a reservation at this place isn’t easy at all. But once you get to sit down you will be drooling at whatever comes to the table. Take for example the Grilled Scallop Bathing in Garlic-Basil Butter served in a half shell or the 12oz Sirloin Steak accompanies by Silky Bone marrow best enjoyed spread on Grissini or Sourdough. Just the text descriptions of these will surely have your tummy rumbling?

3. Sonnyboy

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This Australian bar started out only being a brunch spot for the first two weeks after launch before finally surprising everyone with the standard of their dinner service in mid-February, simply sublime feasts from down under!

Enjoy really amazing cocktails with lets say, a slight, extra kick if you were to begin comparing them with those of another place and move on to regular favorites like the Sonny Double Burger served with Special Sauce and Fries or house BBQ Chicken Served with Fries and Aioli. Very reasonable spot and even more enjoyable.

4. OliVine

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In a neighborhood packed with great, traditional Greek restaurants one might ask themselves. How do you stand out? The answer comes from OliVine. They offer all the usual Mediterranean flavors but with an ever necessary modern-rustic influence.

However, their differentiation does not stop at a slight tweak away from the norm. The menu includes some very original offerings too like for example, the Pancetta-Wrapped Prawns and the Braised Rabbit. If you like Greek but also want something a little different this place is definitely the one for you.

5. Frenchette

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Simply put, this is a place that people know about, if not then they aught to. When it opened in 2018 it seemed to appear on every “must-go” article on the internet and the bloggers weren’t wrong by the end of the year it was on almost every food critics “best of” list. The only bad news is, if you haven’t been there yet, it might not be very easy to go now as this place is very hard to book, perhaps plan for autumn 2019. Or, if you’re a risk taker try getting a walk in table at an odd time to try the fantastic Liver Pate on Charred Bread or the amazing, perfectly pink Duck and Frites, exquisite wine offering and novel cocktails.
These are just some of the amazing restaurant that you could look to expect as part of offers in Qchingo’s upcoming offers. Opportunities not to be missed, particularly if you’re a foodie and have a taste for excellence.

An introduction to Qchingo and the charities we work with.

Qchingo collaborates with an extensive network of organisations and important individuals to offer the opportunity to its users to experience unique and wonderful things.

Our aim is to present our users with the opportunity to enjoy some of the finest things in life which they may otherwise have not had the chance to experience, all in reward for donating to a humanitarian cause, through some of the different charities we partner with.

These charities include:

  • Man Cave Health
  • Unstoppable Foundation
  • Victor Green Foundation
Charities working with Qchingo. Scroll down to read more on each.

Making sure that our users are familiar with the work that these charities carry out is one of our priorities, and we are in no doubt that the recognition of their efforts will inspire people to donate to experience using the Qchingo platform.
Have a read below over the brief sections on each charity and what they do, accompanied by a link to their websites where more information can be found.

Man Cave Health

Man Cave Health is a charity dedicated to raising awareness on prostate cancer. They promote the importance of testing and offer support for those receiving treatment.

Unfortunately, little is known about the day to day dealing with this disease which will claim the lives of 27,000 men this year alone. “If more men talk, more will get tested, more will survive” – Mancavehealth.com.

In partnership with the Department of Urology at the Mount Sinai Health System have designed “The Man Cave” a unique patient care model. It Combines educational resources, emotional support and the latest in prostate cancer early diagnosis and treatment, it is a sports-themed space where a man can feel relaxed, surrounded by friends, medical professionals, educators and advocates readily prepared to help him tackle this disease and beat it.
For more information please visit mancavehealth.org

Unstoppable Foundation

The Unstoppable Foundation is a charity which aims to bring sustainable education to children and communities in developing countries and create a safer environment for these people to live in.

This non-profit organisation operates by focusing on key outreach projects that produce greater impact than individual gifts. These projects are managed in collaboration with in-country partners who have proven track records, implementing, administering and monitoring these projects through to completion.

The Unstoppable Foundation prides itself on the effectiveness of its projects and the results that they achieve, they provide donors with photos and a report on the children and the community that have been impacted by their donation.

For more information please visit unstoppablefoundation.com

The Victor Green Foundation

Headed by former NFL and New York Jets strong safety Victor Green this non-profit organisation aims to provide an opportunity for America’s undeserved youth by raising funds to benefit non-profit programs that focus on teaching and encouraging the value of continuing education, physical fitness and wellness and a positive character to empower and prepare themselves for a better future.
Victor Green has managed to make grave strides and gained great recognition for his work by involving his vast network of sports and media celebrities, who are more than happy to support his cause and attend his events.

For more information please visit victorgreenfoundation.org