French restaurant Le Coucou in New York.
French restaurant Le Coucou in New York.

Photo: Ditte Isager


Marcus Samuelsson’s 5 tips to New York

A late lunch, high end French dining – or just cocktails. Regardless, New York based Swedish chef Marcis Samuelsson has the place for you.

Delicious drinks

If it’s a cool drink scene you’re after, head over to The Lobster Club, a Japanese brasserie ­designed by architect Peter ­Marino.•

The Lobster Club

98 E 53rd St.

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Photo: The Cove Lounge

Cocktails close to Rooster

The Cove Lounge and its amazing cocktails are kitty ­corner from Red Rooster, in the heart of Harlem.

325 Malcolm X Blvd.

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Photo: Atla

Late lunch

A few blocks north of Houston, you’ll find Atla and their modern Mexican food. They also serve brunch until 4pm.


372 Lafayette St.

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Excellent Estela

Estela is a good place for dinner. It’s got a fun vibe and great food, guaranteed by co-owner Ignacio Mattos, former chef at New York’s Il Buco.


47 E Houston St

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Fancy French

When you want to go fine ­dining, an elegant dinner of classic French cuisine is waiting for you at Le Coucou.

Le Coucou

138 Lafayette St.

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