As all Gossip Girl fans can attest, there are some definite perks to growing up on the Upper East Side. Have a trust fund is one of them, along with having a driver on call 24/7. And don’t even get us started on the designer clothes — have you seen Blair Waldorf’s wardrobe?
Unfortunately, the no-expense-spared lifestyle of Blair and Serena is out-of-reach for most Gossip Girl fans. However, with a little bit of research, it is possible to dine like our favourite Upper East Siders.
First stop on the Gossip Girl culinary tour of New York? Butter.
Flashback to season 1, episode 14, when Little J tried to knock Blair off her throne. Then, Jenny was ousted for stealing her dress from Hazel’s mum and Blair told the group: “I'm gonna head out now. I have a table at Butter, reservation's under Waldorf in case there's an after-party.”
Not only that, Butter is often cited throughout the series as one of Serena and B’s nightlight hot spots.
Well, Butter is a real place, and you could totally dine there! The restaurant is located in Midtown Manhattan and serves up breakfast, lunch and dinner. Reserve a spot through OpenTable here.
Gramercy Tavern is reportedly Blair's favourite restaurant in NYC.
What can we say? If it’s good enough for B, it’s good enough for us. Reserve a spot through OpenTable here.
The Russian Tea Room
In season 2, remember when Blair was scheming with Georgina to catch Poppy and Gabriel out as con artists? Well, on their lunch date, Georgina and Poppy meet at the Russian Tea Room for cocktails. …Are you still following?
Serena was also arrested at The Russian Tea Room, so safe to say, it’s chic AF. Reserve a spot through OpenTable here.
Dylan’s Candy Bar
Remember when Nate and Vanessa dated? It’s a distant memory, TBH but Vanessa did buy Nate an anniversary gift from Dylan’s Candy Bar.
Come for the candy, stay for the Instagram shot. Reserve a spot through OpenTable here.