We landed in New York on December 25th, after a great flight with Delta (we were barely sitting down, when we got beautiful Christmas carols from the crew, just magical!). We were in the middle of the shutdown period, so Luka that had never been to the States before, got blocked at the border for about 4 hours, while I happily strolled through. A bit tense after a long flight and waiting time, we arrived in our hotel: The Standard on High Line. The hotel is sublime and offers an impressive view on New York...if your room is located on the last few floors. I must say that our stay in this hotel was really nice, except for some little inconveniences with the not-so-nice staff and the quality of the services, which were below our expectations compared to the price of the room.
After chilling out a little bit and having unpacked our luggage, we dressed up for our romantic Christmas dinner! We took some time to select the restaurant where we were going to spend the evening, not only because we began searching a little late, but also because we really wanted that chic and traditional "Christmas feeling". We finally settled on "One if by land, two if by sea", a chic restaurant and festive restaurant that offered a French Christmas gourmet cuisine. Even though we were a little tired from the trip and jet-lag was kicking in, we had the most wonderful evening in this exceptional place and ate divinely well!
For dinner, after a quick stop by the hotel to change into evening wear, we headed over to Catch, just on the corner of the street of our hotel. We wanted to have a bite in a nice atmosphere, and Catch seemed like the perfect place to do so. After the 3 hour long line at the WTC, we again had to wait 1 hour to get our table (even if we had made a reservation and we were there on time)! Expected custom at a place like this, which is very "trendy", with an even longer waiting line for the holiday season. When I'm hungry, I get angry very easily, so I wasn't of the best company at first, but when we got our table and had a couple of drinks, everything was fine and we had yet another lovely evening! The vibe is really nice, the place is absolutely gorgeous (industrial, an old factory). In addition, the food was exquisite, and the staff was adorable. For one of the most trendy restaurants in New York, I thought the prices were reasonable.