Restaurants

Return to La Sirena, Chelsea, NYC - February 19, 2017

We’d been to La Sirena before so we knew exactly which cocktail we wanted and how we wanted the bartender to tweak it. We requested the spice me b…


Mary’s Fish Camp, West Village, NYC - February 15, 2017

My friend said she wanted to try Mary’s Fish Camp in the West Village, so we met there recently. It only has a few tables, and some counter se


Villard, The Palace, Midtown East, NYC - February 13, 2017

Last time I ate at The Place was when Le Cirque was there. Yes, a long time ago. So when the publicist asked for me to come try Villard’s new br…


Union Square Cafe, Union Square, NYC - January 31, 2017

Like many New Yorkers, I was patiently awaiting the re-opening of Union Square Café that closed its doors after 20+ years right off Union Squar


Le Coucou, Soho, NYC - January 28, 2017

Stephen Starr’s Le Coucou had been on my “Want to Go” list since it opened earlier this year to rave reviews. I read nary a negativ…


Hao Noodle and Tea by y Madame Zhu’s Kitchen - January 23, 2017

Like many other New Yorkers, I read Pete Wells Top New York Restaurants of 2016 and quickly made reservations..
From his list, my sister, brothe


Cafe Fiorello, Lincoln Square, NYC - January 15, 2017

Walking down Broadway from the Lincoln Center movie theater after seeing the talented Nathalie Portman in Jackie,… we picked the inviting Cafe


Duke’s Original Roadhouse, Upper East Side, NYC - January 13, 2017

Duke’s Original Roadhouse was one of the restaurant casualties when Union Square Cafe moved to the corner of 19th and Park. I was invited to th


New York Central, Midtown East, NYC, Boozy Brunch - January 10, 2017

I was invited to return to the Grand Hyatt New York’s New York Central restaurant this time for their weekend boozy brunch. It’s wh


La Barrita Steakhouse and Wine Bar, Brooklyn Heights, NYC - January 5, 2017

Earlier this fall, La Barrita Steakhouse and Wine Bar in Brooklyn Heights opened, serving grass-fed, cage-free and hormone free meats and pou…


Jack’s Wife Freda, West Village, NYC - December 31, 2016

This second outpost of Jack’s Wife Freda doesn’t have the long lines found at the first one in Soho on Lafayette
We headed there aft


Gabriel Kreuther, Midtown West, NYC a revist - December 29, 2016

I returned to Gabriel Kreuther. I was there the month he opened when I was wowed by the food, while the service was off.
Our mistake was to sit in the


Signature Café and Bar, Hell’s Kitchen, NYC - December 23, 2016

What a find! Conveniently located in the lobby adjacent to Signature’s three small theaters at the corner of Tenth Avenue and 42nd Stree


Burger & Lobster New Menu, Flatiron, NYC - December 18, 2016

After seeing the quite unusual, part musical, part comedy, Ride the Cyclone …at the Lucille Lortel, I returned to Burger & Lobster on 19th St


Nix, Greenwich Village, NYC - December 11, 2016

Nix,  a new vegetarian restaurant by some of the owners of Narcissa, recently was awarded a well deserved Michelin star.
I’ve already b


A.O.C., West Village, NYC - December 8, 2016

Some friends were in town visiting and invited me to join them at A.O.C. At first I thought AOC referred to the French wine certification (Appell…


Pasquale Jones, Little Italy, NYC - December 4, 2016

A friend and I had been reading about Pasquale Jones, the Charlie Bird by product in Little Italy, and had to try it.
While waiting for my friend to


Zengo, Murray Hill, NYC - December 1, 2016

After seeing the incredible performances by Mary-Louise Parker and Denis Arndt as two strangers who connect in a London train station in Heise…


The Row House, Harlem, NYC - November 26, 2016

The publicist emailed to invite me to sample Row House’s fare at the seasonal American eatery in the heart of Harlem on Frederick Douglas


Ocean Prime’s Dutch Harbor Red King Crab - November 21, 2016

Earlier this fall, fresh crabs arrived at Ocean Prime locations around the country directly from Alaska’s Dutch Harbor. I was invited b


John’s of Bleecker Street, Greenwich Village, NYC - November 16, 2016

As a former New Havener, I was not expecting to like the coal-fired brick oven pizza at John’s of Bleecker Street… but I did.
While w


The Breslin for Brunch, NoMad, NYC - November 13, 2016

Stopped by the Breslin for lunch with a veggie-friend so we skipped the pork that they are known for and opted for vegetarian offerings. We share…


Caffe Storico at the New-York Historical Society, Upper West Side, NYC a revisit - November 3, 2016

You can stop in at Caffe Storico after visiting the New-York Historical Society on the Upper West Side, but I’m suggesting it as a dining d


The Shakespeare, Murray Hill, NYC - November 1, 2016

If you find yourself near Grand Central on a Sunday night looking for something to eat … do I have a bargain for you!
The Shakespeare, an Eng


Le Coq Rico, Flatiron, NYC - October 28, 2016

Decided to head to chef Antoine Westermann’s  new attractive bistro of beautiful birds, Le Coq Rico to see if the chicken was as good as t


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