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Our weekend series, “Favorite Places,” features beloved travel destinations, attractions, restaurants, hotels and more from different members of the TPG team. Today, TPG Contributor Danielle Truglio gives us a glimpse of the memorable ABC Kitchen in New York City.

ABC Kitchen is located in downtown New York City in the ever-so-popular Union Square area. It is one of the most difficult places to get a reservation in NYC for a reason; this restaurant is the perfect combination of refined and trendy. The serene atmosphere and delicious menu do not disappoint.

Fried organic chicken, wild spinach, basil and hot sauce butter.
Fried organic chicken, wild spinach, basil and hot sauce butter.

Recently, I went to ABC Kitchen for dinner with some friends and had one of the most fabulous meals of my life. With the talented Jean-Georges overseeing the menu, the food is promising from beginning to end. ABC Kitchen prides itself in its association with the farm-to-table movement. The menu is free of pesticides, synthetic fertilizers, insecticides, antibiotics and hormones, and is GMO-free. Moreover, you can easily earn double points for your meal by paying with the Chase Sapphire Preferred card.

Chocolate cake with malted chocolate ganache.
Chocolate cake with malted chocolate ganache.

Apart from the delicious menu items pictured above, some of my other favorites include the crab toast with lemon aioli; the tomatoes, mozzarella and basil whole wheat pizza; the kale salad with lemon, serrano chilies and mint; and the sundae with salted caramel ice cream, candied peanuts and popcorn.

Due to high demand, making a reservation two to three in advance is recommended, so be sure to plan ahead if you’d like to stop by on your next trip to NYC!

For more on where to eat in New York, check out Michele Herrmann’s Top 10 Best Restaurants in New York for Broadway Dining.

Which are your favorite places to eat in New York City?

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Even after the introduction of the Chase Sapphire Reserve, the Chase Sapphire Preferred is still a fantastic choice if you want to avoid the Reserve’s $450 annual fee, earn 2x on all travel & dining and earn a 50,000 point sign up bonus.

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  • Earn 50,000 bonus points after you spend $4,000 on purchases in the first 3 months from account opening. That's $625 toward travel when you redeem through Chase Ultimate Rewards®
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  • 2X points on travel and dining at restaurants worldwide & 1 point per dollar spent on all other purchases.
  • Earn 5,000 bonus points after you add the first authorized user and make a purchase in the first 3 months from account opening
  • No foreign transaction fees
  • 1:1 point transfer to leading airline and hotel loyalty programs
  • Get 25% more value when you redeem for airfare, hotels, car rentals and cruises through Chase Ultimate Rewards. For example, 50,000 points are worth $625 toward travel
  • No blackout dates or travel restrictions - as long as there's a seat on the flight, you can book it through Chase Ultimate Rewards
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