Alison & Joe

    Things To Do

Things To Do

We are so excited to share some of our favorite local spots with you! We have included a lot, all over the city, for those of you who are looking to explore. Please don't hesitate to reach out to us directly for more specific recommendations.

- Food -

Unless noted otherwise, we recommend trying to reserve in advance.

Otto Strada

743 Park Avenue, Hoboken, NJ 07030

Our favorite restaurant in Hoboken. They do not take reservations, but you can put your name in and grab a drink at Finnegan's Pub around the corner while you wait.

Antique Bar & Bakery

122 Willow Avenue, Hoboken, NJ 07030

Another fantastic restaurant in Hoboken. Do not miss the mezzi rigatoni, rice balls, or bread pudding.

DOMODOMO Jersey City

200 Greene Street, Jersey City, NJ 07311

Best sushi in Jersey City and less than 10 minute walk from the recommended hotels.


235 Mulberry Street, New York, NY 10012

The vodka pizza is Alison's favorite pizza - and she knows her way around pizza. If the wait is too long, head a few blocks south to Little Italy where there are many other Italian options.

Tompkins Square Bagels

165 Avenue A, New York, NY 10009

Best bagels in NYC (this has been validated by the best man). Grab a bagel and sit in Tompkins Square Park to people watch while eating.


18 Greenwich Avenue, New York, NY 10011

Italian restaurant in the West Village - easier to get in than most!

Mathews Food and Drink

351 Grove Street, Jersey City, NJ 07302

Great cocktails and perfect for either brunch or dinner!

burger joint

119 West 56th Street, New York, NY 10019

Arguably the best burger NYC has to offer... behind a curtain in the lobby of the Parker Meridian hotel on 56th St. Expect to wait at peak hours.

Greene Hook Bar & Kitchen

70 Greene Street, Jersey City, NJ 07302

Where Joe asked Mr. Corsi to propose. Solid drink & food options.

Square Diner

33 Leonard Street, New York, NY 10013

The post-engagement dinner spot! Classic NYC diner - it was a Sunday tradition for us when we lived in the area.

Heidi's House by the side of the road

308 East 78th Street, New York, NY 10075

Small spot on the Upper East Side, you have to call at 5PM on the day you want to go!

The Milling Room

446 Columbus Avenue, New York, NY 10024

A Smith-Morgan family favorite on the Upper West Side!

Tiny's & The Bar Upstairs

135 West Broadway, New York, NY 10013

Cute neighborhood bar in TriBeCa!


1486 2nd Avenue, New York, NY 10075

Hole in the wall Italian on the Upper East Side.

Le Crocodile

80 Wythe Avenue, Williamsburg, NY 11249

One of our go-to spots in Brooklyn - French themed food.

- Drinks -

Hudson Hall

364 Marin Boulevard, Jersey City, NJ 07302

Cool bar for casual beers and bites.

Tavern On the Green

West 67th Street, New York, NY 10023

Great spot, prime location next to Central Park.

City Vineyard

233 West Street, New York, NY 10013

Drinks on the water - try and secure a spot on the roof.

Refinery Rooftop

63 West 38th Street, New York, NY 10018

A fan favorite. Great views of the Empire State Building from the rooftop.


16 North Moore Street, New York, NY 10013

Our neighborhood bar when Joe lived in Tribeca. Went here for a nightcap the night we got engaged!

Nancy Whiskey Pub

1 Lispenard Street, New York, NY 10013

Best dive bar in the city. Cash only.

Radegast Hall & Biergarten

113 North 3rd Street, Williamsburg, NY 11249

Famous beer garden in Brooklyn.

- Things To Do -

East Village Stand Up Comedy

174 East 2nd Street, New York, NY 10009

BYOB comedy show hosted in a barber shop. Sit in the front row at your own risk...

Yankee Stadium

1 East 161 Street, Concourse, NY 10451

Home of the NY Yankees. Make sure to grab drinks at Billy's and/or Stan's before (& after).