We’ve all fallen in love with actress Kelly Rutherford, known best for her role as Lily van der Woodsen on Gossip Girl. On and off the screen, Ms. Rutherford is a favorite New Yorker of ours. Here, the Upper East Sider takes us through her favorite spots, which we’re sure our readers will be visiting in no time. There’s simply not a tastemaker more perfect for the task.
What’s your spot for Sunday brunch?
Where do you go for the best power lunch?
"Fred’s at Barneys."
The restaurant you go to for the atmosphere…
"Le Pain Quotidien…Great communal table."
The place you unwind after a long day of shooting…
"My home with my kids watching Team Umizoomi."
What are your favorite dinner spots?
What’s the perfect place to mix business and pleasure?
"Bergdorf Goodman for tea."
A hidden food gem that won’t stay hidden for long…
"Eleni’s cookies. The chocolate-covered popcorn is amazing!"
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Your go-to recipe when eating in…
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The great restaurant you recently discovered…
"ABC Kitchen at ABC Carpet."
What is your favorite spot for dessert?
"Lady M [cake boutique]."
What do you bring to a dinner party, and where do you get it?
"William Greenberg black-and-white mini-cookies."
The best spot for lunch while shopping…
"Fred’s or Bergdorf."
The restaurant you love to bring your kids to…
"Serafina…Sweetie Pie [now closed] was our favorite."
What’s the New York restaurant that never goes out of style?
The spots you go to where you’d surely run into Lily van der Woodsen…
"All the places I just mentioned!"