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Privy 5 New York Michelle Park

NY1 News Anchor/Reporter

Michelle Park is a journalist who has worked on both coasts covering food from fine dining to dives. She currently reports on New York City's top restaurants, bars and nightclubs on NY1. She started her career covering food and entertainment at a Los Angeles cable station, and brought her love of all things delicious and fabulous to Manhattan in 2007. She also contributes to a number of publications and blogs covering food and fashion, including Huffington Post and Wine Enthusiast Magazine. In addition to journalism, Park is also an adjunct lecturer at CUNY Queens. She graduated from Stanford University with a bachelor’s degree in political science and master’s degree in communication. Due to the nature of her job, Michelle is always checking out new restaurants, but these five hold a special place in her heart and she frequents them time and time again.

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  • Categories: Restaurants

    Neighborhood: Greenwich Village

    Cuisine: Japanese, Japanese Sushi

    136 W Houston St (between Mac Dougal St & Sullivan St) New York City 10012
    (212) 228-4181
    If you're in the mood for sushi and want a restaurant that focuses on the food more than the bells and whistle of decor then Ushiwakamaru is for you. Ushiwakamaru is both a mouthful in name and by the amount of delicious sushi you'll be eating when you dine here. The fish is fresh, service attentive, and the timing of the dishes is right on point.
  • Categories: Restaurants

    Neighborhood: Brooklyn

    Cuisine: Italian

    319 Graham Ave (between Ainslie St & Devoe St) Brooklyn NY 11211
    (718) 599-8899
    Motorino is a gem of an Italian restaurant in New York City. It takes a savvy food hunter to find this great pizza place and fortunately for you, you're now "privy" to this information too. Home to one of the finest pizza pies in all of New York City, you won't find Motorino on other lists but rest assured that it rivals the more heralded pizza joints any day of the week. For wonderful wood-fired ... read more >
  • Categories: Restaurants

    Neighborhood: N/A

    Cuisine: American (New)

    135 W 42nd St One Bryant Park New York City NY 10036
    (212) 319-1660
    Aureole is another one in the long line of Charlie Palmer restaurants that continues the tradition of offering a memorable dining experience to its patrons. Under the kitchen leadership of Executive Chef Christopher Lee, the progressive American cuisine that you'll have dining at the sleek, contemporary Aureole is unlike any other. To top your meal off, you'll definitely want to enjoy the exquisit ... read more >
  • Categories: Restaurants

    Neighborhood: Greenwich Village

    Cuisine: Italian

    110 Waverly Place New York City NY 10011
    +1 212 777 0303
    Babbo, oh Babbo. Where do we start! This little piece of heaven in the Village is worth anything, and I mean anything it takes to get there. The tasting menu with wine pairing on its own is the closest to heaven on earth. Babbo's service is excellent but not intrusive, the food is simply outstanding and the ambiance light and unpretentious. Among Babbo's excellent offerings are a braised oxtail gn ... read more >
  • Categories: Restaurants

    Neighborhood: East Village

    Cuisine: American (New)

    163 1st Ave New York NY 10003
    (212) 475-7899
    For the first time in Momofuku history, counter dining is not possible at the new midtown venue in the Chambers Hotel. David Chang, Momofuku mastermind and Tien Ho, executive-chef-partner are responsible for this French-Vietnamese bistro. Thanks to Tien Ho, the humble hamburger is traditional and on the menu (he is Texan!) Still you never know quite what to expect when you enter a Momo, it is the ... read more >

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