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If I ever were to create an all-time Hit List, Hillstone would make the list.

It is, hands down, my favorite restaurant.

The menu isn’t exciting, but it’s excellent. The service is always good. And it’s consistent – no matter which Hillstone (or sister restaurant) you go to, it’s always fantastic.

Yesterday was a rainy, back-to-back meetings kind of day. It was also a day that deposited me in the purgatory of Midtown East after finishing a meeting and waiting for an event uptown.

I promptly beelined for Hillstone, where I feasted on the famed spinach dip and spicy tuna roll (Osaka style, always). I sipped a glass of pinot noir.

I relaxed.

It was a #singlegirldinner at its finest.

If you find yourself here wondering what to order, here are some of my favorite items on the menu:

  • Extra dirty martini with Ketel One
  • Flowers pinot noir (only available by the glass @ Park Avenue South)
  • Schamsberg sparking wine
  • Spinach dip
  • Smoked salmon appetizer
  • Spicy tuna roll, Osaka style
  • Yellowtail sashimi salad
  • Veggie burger
  • Fish sandwich
  • Baked potato (with all toppings on, plus extra set on the side with honey mustard. Big thanks to Katherine for the mustard tip!)
  • Brownie sundae

Or, you know, a mix of all of these things.

It’s no surprise that I have a standing dinner reservation here every week.

Well, that was quick.

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