Experience New York like a local with GrandLife's NYC Guide




181 Thompson St. between Houston and Bleecker
(212) 254-3000

The most recent product from Mario Carbone and Rich Torrisi’s restaurant group is Carbone, which opened to rave reviews by the most discerning food critics in the city. The restaurant pays homage... Read More


Golden Unicorn

18 E Broadway at Catherine St

Chinatown Dim Sum can be so mysterious, so wonderfully anonymous, that you could wander into a tiny storefront, pay your ten dollars for plate after plate of finger food, leave woozy and full,... Read More


Nom Wah Tea Parlor

13 Doyers between Pell & Bowery
(212) 962-6047

The one that started it all: Opened in 1920, Nom Wah Tea Parlor can be found down a winding, old-world curve of Doyers Street, deep in Chinatown, and once you enter you’re immediately overcome by... Read More


The Burger Joint

33 W 8th St between 5th & 6th Ave
(212) 432-1400

Eater’s #1 Burger in NYC goes to…Burger Joint’s cheeseburger. Voted by the people of New York, this ‘budget burger’ beat out Minetta Tavern, Shake Shack, and everyone... Read More

Birdbath Cafe

235 Bowery New York, NY 10002 Bowery and Prince


The sleek, contemporary, high-design space befits its New Museum setting, with tables fashioned from recycled aluminum and steel and wood-scrap stools. But the menu is classic Birdbath (an offshoot... Read More


Tea & Sympathy

108 Greenwich Ave., New York, NY (12th and Jane Sts.)

“Keep Calm and Carry On,” advises a framed poster upon entrance to Tea & Sympathy. Next to it peeks a portrait of the Royal Family, along with every kind of British memorabilia possible –... Read More