Dining

More Than Just a Bar

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By Lisa Loverro New York is filled with its share of bar and grill joints, but there’s nothing more satisfying than finding a great watering hole that happens to also have amazing food. That’s just what I found when I stepped into the West End Bar and Grill on the corner of 49th street and […]


Dive in!

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By Peizhao Sun On the main-stage of fine dining, clam seems to never escape the fate of the opening act. While it dances and excites in forms of either chilled, succulent raw platter, or savory clam chowder, the spotlight shines on the headliners still. Fortunately, for those who applaud this oceanic delicacy, newly opened shellfish-heavy […]


Swifty’s – Society Central Celebrates 15 Years

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By W. A. Muller Swifty’s restaurant, located on the east side of Lexington between 72nd and 73rd, has been a favorite Upper East Side haunt for over 15 years, despite an everchanging dining scene. Renowned restaurateurs Chef Stephen Attoe and Robert Caravaggi, former chef and maître d’ respectively of legendary Upper East Side boîte, Mortimer’s, created Swifty’s in 1999, and set about bringing […]


SUSHISAMBA joins London’s dynamic culinary scene

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By W. A. Muller Internationally renowned SUSHISAMBA Restaurant has debuted its latest location, and its first in Europe, in London’s stunning Heron Tower. Delivering a unique blend of Japanese, Brazilian and Peruvian cuisine, SUSHISAMBA’s London menu is a thrilling mix of new and signature dishes with an emphasis on piquant flavours, the finest ingredients and artful presentations, under direction of Executive Chef Claudio Cardoso. […]


Restaurant Roundup

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By Hillary Latos As the days are getting shorter and the nights are getting colder, the only relief in sight is good American comfort food that you can sink your teeth into.  Save the salads and sushi for summer, nothing speaks to Winter more than a juicy burger, a succulent steak, fried chicken, or an […]


From Acadia with love

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By Lisa Loverro Recently opened this past October, King Bee serves up a large dose of Southern flare with a twist. Drawing inspiration from the Arcadian cuisine, which dates back to the 17th century when French colonist migrated down from Arcadia to Louisiana, King Bee pays homage to the Cajun culture developed by the Arcadians, […]


Not Just For Employees Only

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By Lisa Loverro Whether you go for the drinks, the food or the people watching, Employees Only will never disappoint. As one of the pioneers of the NYC speakeasy craze, the restaurant can be quite crowded all night long, on any given night. But then again, when a restaurant serves dinner from 6:00pm to Midnight […]


International Excellence

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By Peizhao Sun Delicatessen first appeared in the English language almost a century ago. The German loanword, spelled delikatessen originally, signifies rather a more sophisticated store for fine, prepared food; though it could be argued that the deli’s of New York, in essence, provides the same delicatessen service, but the significance is in the quality […]


A New American Tavern

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By Hillary Latos Step back in time to the turn of the century at the historic Church Street Tavern where Old World ambience meets the modern flair of Tribeca. With a nod to the past, the space features exposed brick, black subway tiles, plush leather banquettes, exposed brass piping and hanging pendant lamps that set […]


Satiate the Senses at Asiate

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By Hillary Latos Perched in the sky above Columbus Circle with a 180-degree view of Billionaires Row, Central Park and Fifth Avenue, Asiate is one of Manhattan’s best-kept secrets on the 35th floor of the five-star Mandarin Oriental. Though the million dollar views in a breathtaking setting are enough of a reason to dine here, […]


Williamsburg’s Dolce Vita

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By Hillary Latos As Williamsburg is becoming a foodie destination luring Manhattanites across the bridge, one place that put the scene on the map is Roman import Antica Pesa . The restaurant has already gained a loyal following of celebrities, A listers and moguls. Just like its sister property in Italy, this Brooklyn outpost pays […]


From the Mediterranean to Madison Avenue

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By W. A. Muller Iconic Upper East Side restaurant Amaranth continues to thrive – even after 15 years in the business. Owners Paola Pedrignani and Francois Marchand, who recently marked the Mediterranean Bistro’s Anniversary with a glamorous celebration for over 500 of their most loyal customers, attribute its long-running success to “staying true to their Mediterranean roots and never compromising on quality.” Located just […]


Tre Soldi Brings Rome To Chicago

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By W. A. Muller Jack Weiss solidified his love affair with Italian cuisine and established his business further by opening Tre Soldi in the summer of 2013. Tre Soldi is also located in Streeterville, but distinguishes itself as a pizzeria and trattoria, focused on the Lazio region of Italy.


FruVe': Not Just Another Juice Bar

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By W. A. Muller FruVe’ xPress Juicery, the “World’s Most Complete Juice Bar”, is now open in Chicago’s vibrant South Loop neighborhood. FruVe’ is making health and balance accessible to Chicagoans on the go. The juicery creates nutrient rich organic, fresh cold press juices, smoothies, cleanses, salads, soups, paninis and acai bowls for those looking […]


Restaurant Roundup

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By Hillary Latos For November we wanted to celebrate the vast culinary scene New York has to offer.  From iconic spots that have shaped the restaurant scene to perfect weekend brunch spots and modern interpretations of our favorite fare to haute vegan and Asian cuisine to cozy comfort and healthy fare, it’s all about the […]


The Impressive Arlington Club

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By W. A. Muller Drew Barrymore, Michael J. Fox, Michael Strahan, and Bethenny Frankel are among the celebrities that love the fresh sushi and hearty steaks served up by celebrity chef Laurent Tourondel at Arlington Club. This two-floor restaurant on New York City’s Upper East Side is reminiscent of the old Penn Station, with a dramatic vaulted ceiling and exposed brick. Guests can […]


Contemporary Dining with a Twist

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By W. A. Muller T-Bar Steak and Lounge is not your average New York City Steakhouse. Located in the comfortable Upper East Side neighborhood filled with small quiet restaurants, T-Bar is a fun and vibrant atmosphere with a modern twist on great traditional American steakhouse. Established in October 2007, this restaurant brings a whole new crowd of people rushing up to the Upper East […]


The New American Bistro

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By Hillary Latos One of the great NYC weekend pastimes is the lingering boozy brunch where carbs and calories don’t seem to matter. The airy midtown eatery Lexington Brass is the quintessential bistro that combines European casual elegance with a contemporary American menu created by the dynamic NYC hospitality group EMM. Conveniently located near Grand […]


Feasting on Kobe

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By Peizhao Sun Kobe beef is no joke. Known for its flavor, tenderness and fatty, well-marbled texture, the Japanese delicacy is marveled at also for its incredible rarity, as Kobe beef’s annual production is as low as some 4,000 heads. For its very rarity, Kobe beef hasn’t been exported at all, until recently in 2012. […]


Relax Manhattan

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By Peizhao Sun We’ve come to an age of mass produced, pseudo-authentic laid-backness. The bustling Bedford Avenue restaurants, though quirky, “vintage” and well designed, somehow still miss that coziness, as well as the familiar and friendly, non-pretentious atmosphere. Is there such thing as trying too hard to not try hard? At least, when all else […]


From Television to Reality

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By Peizhao Sun Returning from winning a hit reality show, for some, is almost always followed by some unnecessary flashy, and public stuntthat tries to prolong the fame. Though true with America’s many small screen favorites, Chef Harold Dieterle, went with the road less travelled. His first restaurant, Perilla, in the West Village, is everything you love and […]


Kudos to Crudos

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By Peizhao Sun Dining is quite like fashion. While designers map out the season’s new black, chefs dig through markets for the“it”ingredients; however, regardless of how many shades of lime or sapphire later, black still holds its supreme throne for elegance and poise. Though it may not return every season, it’s never out of style; […]


New York Chocolatier Jacques Torres and Executive Chef Alex Reyes Offering a Four-Course Chocolate Dinner Halloween Eve at Saks Fifth Avenue

  WHO:             Jacques Torres, founder of Jacques Torres Chocolate (www.mrchocolate.com) and Alex Reyes, Executive Chef, Café SFA, Saks Fifth Avenue   WHAT:           A rare collaboration of chocolate and savory for which Jacques Torres and Alex Reyes will man the kitchen on the 8th floor of Saks Fifth Avenue. There, the chefs will present a magnificent […]


The Proper French Brasseries

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By Hillary Latos While the world often looks to the Parisians as barometers of style, one import that has stood the test of time is the classic French brasserie, which hasn’t changed since its inception in the late 1800s when these locales rose to prominence. Step back in time to the Paris at the turn […]


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