**Readers!  I recently moved to the City of Angels.  The good news is that I'm keeping this site alive while I simultaneously author Beverly Hills Bites.  Check it out!**

Welcome to The Lunch Belle, a food website/blog that views the New York City dining scene through the lens - and belly - of a highly opinionated, critical, adorably quirky, and culinary-obsessed thirty-something year old.

For those of you who enjoy highly thorough and traditional restaurant reviews, you may find them located here

But that's not all!  Additionally, I...

  • ~ For tourists, I can help you create itineraries and answer any questions you may have/offer advice for your upcoming visit to NYC.
  • ~ I can consult and/or advise on all of your small and large events.
  • ~ I will assist you with restaurant recommendations.

Just consider me your one-stop NYC - and, most recently, Los Angeles - shop!

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NYC & Beyond: venues & event spaces

Whether you're looking for the perfect space to host your wedding, birthday party, bridal shower, company holiday party, or any "just because" celebration, I've come up with a list of tried and true spaces throughout NYC, Long Island and NJ to help you make the best possible choice.  And best of all?  Each venue offers private and/or semi-private space.

If you find this list overwhelming, however, don't fret.  Shoot me an email with a couple of details or ideas about your future event, and I'll help you work through this delirious list of options: Lindsay@TheLunchBelle.com

Check back frequently, as this list will continue to grow.

*Please contact the restaurant/venue for site-specific details/info (i.e. capacity)



Bachelor/ette-party appropriate


Brunch spots perfect for her wedding / baby shower

Business appropriate

Chic casual

Dramatic/transporting interiors

Fun and festive


Happy hour and/or notable drinks and snacks

Kitchens (for culinary events)

Outdoor options and/or breathtaking views


Something unique

Spacious accomodations (for a sizeable event: wedding, reception, fundraiser, gala, etc.)