Talk about wowing your dinner date. Located in a 1930's slate and fieldstone cottage tucked away in Upper Manhattan's Fort Tryon Park, New Leaf Café was opened as part of the New York Restoration Project. With its stone walls and arched windows, the interior is just lovely. And lunch out on the flagstone terrace is downright stunning-offering unparalleled views of the dramatic Palisades and (if you squint a bit) the George Washington Bridge. Delicious and modern American food is the name of the game at this kitchen. The menu touches on some usual crowd favorites (think juicy burgers and soft beignets) along with trendy, veggie-based items like avocado smeared on toasted crostini; a bowl of greens and grains; and a falafel burger.
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