Drew Barrymore may be a California girl, but the actress and mom of two knows her way around New York City. She recently shared with Grub Street her daily diet while she was in town for a few days, working and promoting her new magazine FLOWER Press. Barrymore revealed some of her favorite NYC spots for eating and drinking—and based on her picks, she definitely knows what she's doing.
Barrymore called this Japanese powerhouse one of her "favorite sushi spots" and went for the "spicy tuna rolls, California rolls (both with seaweed on the outside), miso soup, and their famous Nobu house salad," she revealed to Grub Street.
"It has the best brunch and dinner menus, but also an amazing white-wine selection," she said of this West Village hot spot serving up rustic American food. The actress opted for a glass of dry Pinot Grigio.
The Waverly Inn
"This iconic NYC spot never gets old. It has the most classic booths that make for a very intimate dinner. It has so many classic dishes to choose from, but I decided on the lobster thermidor. So good!"
"This hotel has one of my favorite rooftops in the city. On a sunny day, you can see the Hudson and all the way up town. The vibe is laid-back and just a good place for a casual work drink, or a drink with friends. PS: Their chips and guac always hit the spot!"
Smith & Mills
"They have some of the best oysters, and their take on the Dark ’N’ Stormy cocktail is amazing. They use muddled ginger and fresh lime. The cozy ambience, good food, and refreshing drinks of this place make it perfect for catching up and laughing with friends."
The Fat Cat
"How do I describe this place? It’s part bar, part arcade, part art gallery, part music venue. They have live jazz bands, Ping-Pong, cheese, pool, and art on display. It’s a hidden spot in the West Village that is perfect for hanging with friends, or a fun date night."
Before heading back to Los Angeles, Barrymore picked up lunch from this Upper East Side no-frills deli that's the real deal. But she skipped the pastrami and went for turkey sandwiches instead: "my favorite — toasted wheat bread, turkey, American cheese, lettuce, tomato, mayo, and mustard" along with matzo-ball soup, which is "just so good."
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