9 Of Taylor Swift’s Favorite Restaurants In NYC

Discover where Taylor Swift and her friends can be spotted at one of these restaurants in NYC.

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Just like Taylor Swift’s anthem “Welcome to New York,” these nine restaurants are waiting for you. She is frequently seen dining in these institutions with her friends all over the Big Apple. After being named Person of the Year by Time magazine in 2023, it’s no question that Swift is having the best year of her life. Even if you’re not a Swiftie, you can still catch a glimpse of her and her squad in one of these hotspots in NYC.

Via Carota

51 Grove St, New York, NY 10014, United States

Taylor Swift was spotted at Via Carota shortly after announcing her Eras Tour. This favorite spot of hers offers simple Italian dishes, and is renowned for being walk-in-only. Run by chefs Jody Williams and Rita Sodi, the interior is inspired by 17th-century villas in Florence. Don’t miss the polpette, Sicilian meatballs with pine nuts and raisins, or the Baccala Mantecato whipped cod, potatoes, and grilled polenta. For a sweet treat, make sure to try the tiramisu and cannolis.

Emilio’s Ballato

55 E Houston St, New York, NY 10012, United States

Taylor Swift is frequently seen dining at Emilio’s Ballato, even without a reservation. Its signature dishes are the vongole oregonato, consisting of small baked clams with homemade breadcrumbs and lemon sauce, ricotta ravioli, and the salsiccia e broccoli di rabe, a sweet fennel sausage with broccoli. This establishment is known for serving a long list of celebrities and always using high-quality ingredients for its Southern Italian dishes.

Minetta Tavern

113 MacDougal St, New York, NY 10012, United States

Minetta Tavern is a French-American eatery known for its signature burgers. Here, Taylor Swift was spotted enjoying dover sole, scallops, and baked oysters. Other celebrities recognized here are Ernest Hemingway, Ezra Pound, Eugene O’Neill, Dylan Thomas, and Joe Gould. Make sure to try the Squab Pithiviers, a puff pastry filled with foie gras, spinach, wild mushrooms, and cream, as well as the honey-glazed smoked duck breast.

Fouquet’s

456 Greenwich St, New York, NY 10013, United States

Fouquet’s is a Paris-inspired hotel located in the Tribeca neighborhood, offering three various dining options, all of which has been seen enjoyed by Taylor Swift. The interior, designed by Martin Brudnizki, has glass and brick walls with a relaxing spa, private cinema, and home-like hotel suites. The brasserie is run by Michelin-starred Chef Pierre Gagnaire, there’s also a gourmet vegetarian café and a bar.

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Nobu Fifty Seven

40 W 57th St, New York, NY 10019, United States

Nobu 57 is an upscale Japanese restaurant recognized for frequently serving celebrities such as the Kardashians, Selena Gomez, Justin Bieber, and of course, Taylor Swift. The chef recommends taste-testing two cold dishes before trying two hot ones to finish off with sushi and dessert. In the beginning of November 2023, Swift and Travis Kelce were spotted here with a handful of other friends in a private dining room.

Waverly Inn

16 Bank St, New York, NY 10014, United States

Waverly Inn is an American restaurant known for serving comfort food to a long list of celebrities, including: Cara Delevigne, Lorde, and Beyoncé. Taylor Swift was seen here at the beginning of November 2023 with several friends. Reservations are recommended to avoid long lines. Guests can enjoy small plates such as oysters, grilled octopus, and steak tartare. For those with a bigger appetite, there is chicken pot pie, crab cakes, steak, mushroom risotto, and other delectable options.

Temple Bar

332 Lafayette St, New York, NY 10012, United States

Taylor Swift was seen at Temple Bar with Sophie Turner in September 2023 after enjoying a dinner together. Visitors can munch on small plates, such as oysters, pigs in a blanket, beef sliders, steak cubes, and more. It’s recommended to reserve a table in advance to avoid long lines. Again Cara Delevingne, Sierra Miller, and Selena Gomez have also been seen at this spot. When traveling to the Big Apple, make sure to steer clear of these five scams in New York.

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The Mulberry

Lower Level, 240 Mulberry St, New York, NY 10012, United States

The Mulberry is an exclusive lounge known for serving almost exclusively celebrities. Here, Swift was spotted in early November 2023 with a small group of friends. Dress to the nines and make sure to sip on one of the many notable cocktails available for the chance of running into your favorite stars. Reservations can be made in advance to avoid being turned away at the door. Click here to check out six other iconic restaurants you can try during your New York vacation.

 

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Paros Tribeca

211 W Broadway, New York, NY 10013, United States

Run by head chef George Pagonis, Paros is a Greek restaurant focusing on fresh, high-quality seafood dishes. Taylor Swift was seen leaving the restaurant with Travis Kelce. Don’t miss the seafood orzotto, filet mignon kebab, or shrimp saganaki. For a sweet treat, make sure to try the baklava and Galaktoboureko, a semolina custard layered with filo pastry and topped with syrup.

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Natalia Guerra

Contributing Editor

Natalia Guerra was born in Miami and comes from a Cuban background. Aside from her passion for travel writing and culinary arts, she also loves to step out of her comfort zone to live life to the fullest. Her lifestyle is being a digital nomad, working remotely as she travels the world one city at a time. Her favorite country has been Spain for its beautiful architecture and food, which reminds her of her Cuban culture.

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