In Niagara Falls, New York:
For a traditional throwback, head to this oh-so-charming inn that oozes quirky quaintness and makes for the most romantic dining experience in town. A tip? Take a table by either the inn’s roaring fireplace or in its dining wing opposite Niagara Falls State Park.
If you’re off on a morning hike or looking for breakfast on the fly, the tastiest caffeine and carb fix in town can be found at Power City Eatery. Strong Americanos and fresh bagels with honey-jalapeño schmears are the highlights in this Long Island-inspired quick stop. Swing by at lunch to gather the perfect house-cured picnic sandwiches: pastramis on rye, savory Reubens and Italian sammies.
The “Little Italy” Mainstays: La Hacienda and Michael’s
There’s nothing like generations-old Italian-American eateries for comfort fare — and this trio in Niagara Falls, New York’s Little Italy doesn’t disappoint. You’ll find the usual suspects — meatballs, veal parmigiana, vodka sauce and the like — but it’s worth seeking out the family specialties that have been handed down for decades, like La Hacienda’s New York pizzas or Michael’s famous calzones.