If you’ve been following me for awhile on Twitter, you probably wondered why Bottega Louie never made it to my restaurant list, since I was there on a near weekly basis. That’s because I decided to dedicate a whole post to my favorite restaurant just down the street. Bottega Louie sounds like such a bourgeois choice for THE favorite restaurant, but it truly was for me. It worked well as a restaurant for casual gatherings or special occasions, and friends and family, from the New Yorkers to the cheap fuckers I know, would find something to love about it. I know I fell hard for it the minute I first stepped in, on, what, the first day ┬áit opened?

Ten other reasons why Bottega Louie is my favorite restaurant in downtown:

Walking down 7th Street in the summertime

1.
I can walk there in 4+ inch heels

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2.
I have to walk there in 4+ inch heels because you can’t show up to Louie and not wear fierce shoes

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3.
Feels like you’re not in L.A.!

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4.
Some shopping for gourmet goodies while you wait

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5.
Gilded everything, even on the cupcakes

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6.
Did you say cupcakes?

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7.
Fresh feasts on small plates at $6-8

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8.
Don’t forget the macarons

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9.
Their bread is VERY good

Smoked Salmon Benedict, my brunch item of choice

10.
Under $50 for an amazing meal for two? Believe that.