Lisa Ling Favorite Restaurants in Los Angeles
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Privy 5 New York Lisa Ling (West)

Journalist, TV Host

As the field correspondent for The Oprah Winfrey Show and contributor to ABC News' Nightline and National Geographic's Explorer, Lisa Ling has reported from dozens of countries; covering stories about gang rape in the Congo, bride burning in India and the Lord's Resistance Army in Uganda, among other issues that are too often ignored.

Lisa got her start in journalism as a correspondent for Channel One News where she covered the civil war in Afghanistan at 21 years of age. She later went to become a co-host of ABC Daytime's hit show The View, which won its first daytime Emmy during her time at the show.

In 2011, Lisa will have her own series on the new channel, OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network called Our America with Lisa Ling.

Lisa was a special correspondent for CNN's Planet in Peril series and is a contributing editor for USA Today's USA Weekend magazine. She is the co-author of "Mother, Sister. Daughter, Bride: Rituals of Womanhood," and "Somewhere Inside: One Sister's Captivity in North Korea and The Other's Fight to Bring Her Home" that she penned with her sister Laura. She also serves on the Board of Directors for the California Museum.

Because there were just too many great picks from Lisa Ling for restaurants in New York, we're giving you the Lisa Ling Privy 10: a top-ten list of Lisa Ling's favorites. Read on for Lisa Ling's Western restaurant picks.

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  • Categories: Restaurants

    Neighborhood: Meatpacking District

    Cuisine: Italian

    355 W 14th St (between 8th Ave & Hudson St) New York NY 10014
    (212) 691-0555
    Celebrity Chef Scott Conant’s Scarpetta, housed in a Greek revival townhouse, is home to some of the best pasta in New York. Everything on the menu is executed brilliantly, including the generous bread basket with exquisite lemon-infused olive oil. The signature creamy polenta with truffled mushrooms starts you off with a dose of rich, soulful bliss, while the deceptively simple tomato-basil spagh ... read more >
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    Neighborhood: West Village

    Cuisine: Italian

    260 6th Avenue New York City NY 10014
    +1 212 982 2343
    Da Silvano is one of the best Italian restaurants in New York. The ambiance of this upscale restaurant is romantic and date-worthy and the outside seating area is perfect in summer time. Don't be surprised to be dining with a number of celebrities and noteworthy New Yorkers as Da Silvano has had it's fair share of important people come in for dinner. When ordering, try the steamed mussels that com ... read more >
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    Neighborhood: Meatpacking District

    Cuisine: French

    9 Ninth Avenue (corner of Little West 12th Street) New York City NY 10014
    +1 212 929 4844
    Lisa Ling comes here for their steak tartar and pommes frittes and so that isn't a bad place to start when you're dining at Pastis. Classic and delicious are two adjectives used to describe the French cuisine at Pastis. The scene is perfect for a dinner or even a leisurely brunch and you'll find yourself making Pastis one of your new favorite French restaurants in NY. With quality food and good ti ... read more >
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    Neighborhood: Brooklyn

    Cuisine: Steakhouse

    178 Broadway (At Driggs Avenue) New York City NY 11211
    +1 718 387 7400
    South Side’s legendary Peter Luger Steakhouse has a solid reputation as a top notch steak venue and with very good reason. Here the attention paid to the preparation and presentation of beef approaches religious fervor and patrons seldom leave without having their expectations exceeded by a healthy margin. Starters at Peter Luger Steakhouse include a bacon appetizer that defies description and a s ... read more >
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    Neighborhood: Gramercy/Flatiron

    Cuisine: Raw, Vegetarian/Vegan

    54 Irving New York City NY 10016
    +1 212 477 1010
    If you're in to trying new foods and discovering culinary creativity in the form of raw vegan gluten/dairy-free foods then Pure Food and Wine is the restaurant for you. Each of their dishes introduces wonderful new concepts to your palette. Moreover, each of the dishes is delicious as they use seasonal and fresh ingredients to create these amazing dishes. The ambiance at Pure Food and Wine is chic ... read more >

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