24 Hours in New York Travel Guide

Check out all the places Anthony Bourdain visited during his 24-hour layover in New York.


Activities
Kitchen Arts & Letters
Another Tony favorite, Kitchen Arts & Letters has one of the largest food- and drink-based book collections all in one shop. Tony buys a stack of new releases.
  • 1435 Lexington Avenue
  • New York, NY 10128 US

Kitchen Arts & Letters

Another Tony favorite, Kitchen Arts & Letters has one of the largest food- and drink-based book collections all in one shop. Tony buys a stack of new releases.
1435 Lexington Avenue New York, NY, US
Phone: +1 212-876-5550
Strand Books
“18 miles of books. You can get lost in here … happily.”
  • 828 Broadway
  • Manhattan, NY 10003 US

Strand Books

“18 miles of books. You can get lost in here … happily.”
828 Broadway Manhattan, NY, US
Phone: +1 212-473-1452
St. Mark’s Bookstore
“For oddball, off-the-wall hipster obscure. Books you never thought you needed but now suddenly … you kinda do.”
  • 136 E 3rd St.
  • New York, NY 10003 US

St. Mark’s Bookstore

“For oddball, off-the-wall hipster obscure. Books you never thought you needed but now suddenly … you kinda do.”
136 E 3rd St. New York, NY, US
Phone: +1 212-260-7853
The High Line
Tony takes a stroll on the High Line … the park in the sky.
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  • New York, NY 10011
  • New York, NY 10011 US

The High Line

Tony takes a stroll on the High Line … the park in the sky.
New York, NY 10011 New York, NY, US
Chef Restaurant Supply
Tony makes a stop on his way through SoHo and browses through tons of items at the Chef Restaurant Supply. Tony buys some essential cooking instruments.
  • 294 Bowery
  • New York, NY 10012 US

Chef Restaurant Supply

Tony makes a stop on his way through SoHo and browses through tons of items at the Chef Restaurant Supply. Tony buys some essential cooking instruments.
294 Bowery New York, NY, US
Phone: +1 212-254-6644

Hotels
St. Regis Hotel
"If you're willing to spend some bucks, I love the St. Regis. If you're looking to live large, particularly around Christmas season with all the shop windows on 5th Avenue done up and stuff … it’s pretty cool."
  • 2 East 55th St.
  • New York, NY 10022 US

St. Regis Hotel

"If you're willing to spend some bucks, I love the St. Regis. If you're looking to live large, particularly around Christmas season with all the shop windows on 5th Avenue done up and stuff … it’s pretty cool."
2 East 55th St. New York, NY, US
Phone: +1 212-753-4500
The Jane Hotel
“If you’re not a big pimping oligarch and looking for more affordable accommodations, The Jane Hotel in the West Village might be more in your zone.”
  • 113 Jane Street
  • New York, NY 10014 US

The Jane Hotel

“If you’re not a big pimping oligarch and looking for more affordable accommodations, The Jane Hotel in the West Village might be more in your zone.”
113 Jane Street New York, NY, US
Phone: +1 212-924-6700

Restaurants & Bars
Bemelmans Bar at The Carlyle Hotel
Tony’s first stop was The Carlyle hotel’s Bemelmans Bar. Tony ordered a gin martini and talked about the old New York.
  • 35 East 76th Street
  • New York, NY 10021 US

Bemelmans Bar at The Carlyle Hotel

Tony’s first stop was The Carlyle hotel’s Bemelmans Bar. Tony ordered a gin martini and talked about the old New York.
35 East 76th Street New York, NY, US
Phone: +1 212-744-1600
The Burger Joint at Le Parker Meridien
Tony traveled to Midtown Manhattan to grab lunch at The Burger Joint hidden inside Le Parker Meridien Hotel. Tony enjoyed a burger and fries.
  • 119 West 56th Street
  • New York, NY 10019 US

The Burger Joint at Le Parker Meridien

Tony traveled to Midtown Manhattan to grab lunch at The Burger Joint hidden inside Le Parker Meridien Hotel. Tony enjoyed a burger and fries.
119 West 56th Street New York, NY, US
Phone: +1 212-245-5000
Birreria
“It’s an insane Italian beer garden and rustic-style eatery in the sky. The food’s great and most of the beer is hand-crafted artisanal stuff from people like the legendary Dogfish Head dudes.”
  • 200 5th Ave
  • New York, NY 10010 US

Birreria

“It’s an insane Italian beer garden and rustic-style eatery in the sky. The food’s great and most of the beer is hand-crafted artisanal stuff from people like the legendary Dogfish Head dudes.”
200 5th Ave New York, NY, US
Phone: +1 212-937-8910
Shake Shack
“Hard to beat for price and for … well … quality. They are pretty much the benchmark. I suggest the double cheeseburger and a shake.”

Shake Shack

“Hard to beat for price and for … well … quality. They are pretty much the benchmark. I suggest the double cheeseburger and a shake.”
Various Locations New York, NY, US
Minetta Tavern
“The best, if priciest, burger in NYC is probably the black label burger at the Minetta Tavern. Getting in here, however, can be a challenge. Try early or late.”
  • 113 MacDougal St
  • New York, NY 10012 US

Minetta Tavern

“The best, if priciest, burger in NYC is probably the black label burger at the Minetta Tavern. Getting in here, however, can be a challenge. Try early or late.”
113 MacDougal St New York, NY, US
The Subway Inn
Tony stops by Subway Inn while heading south toward the Lower East Side. Tony enters Subway Inn for a drink and meets up with friend and chef David Chang.
  • 143 East 60th Street
  • New York, NY 10022 US

The Subway Inn

Tony stops by Subway Inn while heading south toward the Lower East Side. Tony enters Subway Inn for a drink and meets up with friend and chef David Chang.
143 East 60th Street New York, NY, US
Crif Dogs
Tony and David Chang split a cab and head down to Crif Dogs to eat some hot dogs. Tony gets a Jon-Jon Deragon dog and the 2 enter the hidden entrance to Please Don’t Tell bar located next door for a few drinks and more hot dogs.
  • 113 Saint Marks Place
  • New York, NY 10009 US

Crif Dogs

Tony and David Chang split a cab and head down to Crif Dogs to eat some hot dogs. Tony gets a Jon-Jon Deragon dog and the 2 enter the hidden entrance to Please Don’t Tell bar located next door for a few drinks and more hot dogs.
113 Saint Marks Place New York, NY, US
Phone: +1 212-614-2728
Takashi
“Personally, if I had only one night in New York … these days I’d probably come here. Date night at the Bourdains … here. Takashi on Hudson Street in the West Village is my favorite new restaurant in New York.”
  • 456 Hudson Street
  • New York, NY 10014 US

Takashi

“Personally, if I had only one night in New York … these days I’d probably come here. Date night at the Bourdains … here. Takashi on Hudson Street in the West Village is my favorite new restaurant in New York.”
456 Hudson Street New York, NY, US
Phone: +1 212-414-2929
M. Wells
Tony has brunch at M. Wells diner in Queens to start out day number 2. Tony orders the bone marrow and foie gras, bacon and corn soup, with a biscuit and a summer shandy.
  • 22-25 Jackson Ave
  • MoMA PS1
  • Long Island City, NY 11101 US

M. Wells

Tony has brunch at M. Wells diner in Queens to start out day number 2. Tony orders the bone marrow and foie gras, bacon and corn soup, with a biscuit and a summer shandy.
22-25 Jackson Ave Long Island City, NY, US
Phone: +1 718-786-1800
Ess-a-Bagel
“The New York bagel is a classic, a must. Ess-a-Bagel would be an impeccable choice, either Midtown or downtown. Find a better bagel in your town? Not bloody likely.”
  • 831 3rd Ave
  • New York, NY 10022 US

Ess-a-Bagel

“The New York bagel is a classic, a must. Ess-a-Bagel would be an impeccable choice, either Midtown or downtown. Find a better bagel in your town? Not bloody likely.”
831 3rd Ave New York, NY, US
Phone: +1 212-980-1010
The Big Gay Ice Cream Truck
Tony takes the subway down to Union Square and grabs a quick icy snack from the Big Gay Ice Cream Truck. Tony orders a Bea Arthur on a cone and signs a few autographs.
  • 125 E 7th St.
  • New York, NY 10009 US

The Big Gay Ice Cream Truck

Tony takes the subway down to Union Square and grabs a quick icy snack from the Big Gay Ice Cream Truck. Tony orders a Bea Arthur on a cone and signs a few autographs.
125 E 7th St. New York, NY, US
Phone: +1 125-339-3333
Baohaus
Tony heads to the Lower East Side and meets Pop chef Eddie Huang at this restaurant Baohaus. Tony and Eddie speak about their NYC experiences as they enjoy the Taiwanese-style steam bun sandwiches.
  • 238 East 14th Street
  • New York, NY 10003 US

Baohaus

Tony heads to the Lower East Side and meets Pop chef Eddie Huang at this restaurant Baohaus. Tony and Eddie speak about their NYC experiences as they enjoy the Taiwanese-style steam bun sandwiches.
238 East 14th Street New York, NY, US
Phone: +1 646-669-8889
Tammany Hall
Tony and Eddie head to Tammany Hall to get drinks.
  • 152 Orchard Street
  • New York, NY 10002 US

Tammany Hall

Tony and Eddie head to Tammany Hall to get drinks.
152 Orchard Street New York, NY, US
Phone: +1 212-228-7556
Great NY Noodletown
  • 28 Bowery
  • New York, NY 10013 US

Great NY Noodletown

28 Bowery New York, NY, US
Phone: +1 212-349-0923
Papaya King
Tony wraps up his stay in NYC in the Upper East Side. Tony grabs a late-night hot dog and fresh-squeezed juice before calling it a night.
  • 179 East 86th Street
  • New York, NY 10028 US

Papaya King

Tony wraps up his stay in NYC in the Upper East Side. Tony grabs a late-night hot dog and fresh-squeezed juice before calling it a night.
179 East 86th Street New York, NY, US
Phone: +1 212-369-0648
The Arepa Lady
“Located under the L on Roosevelt Avenue, Maria Piedad Cano makes sublime legendary Colombian-style arepas. Flat cornmeal cakes stuffed or topped with meat or cheese and fried to perfect goodness.”
  • Roosevelt Avenue
  • Jackson Heights, NY 11372 US

The Arepa Lady

“Located under the L on Roosevelt Avenue, Maria Piedad Cano makes sublime legendary Colombian-style arepas. Flat cornmeal cakes stuffed or topped with meat or cheese and fried to perfect goodness.”
Roosevelt Avenue Jackson Heights, NY, US

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