Veggie Forward That Tastes Great

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By Brooke Girard A trendy eatery located on Carmine Street, Ellary’s Greens’ interior reveals walls lined with bricks and communal tables with stools for guests to settle in comfortably. The restaurant’s founder, Leith Hill desires to serve quality food that also happens to be organic and healthy. Named for Hill’s grandmother and great-grandmother, Ellary’s Greens […]

Healthful Intentions…Great Taste!


By Brooke Girard estled on the corner of Sixth Avenue and Downing Street in West Village, Café Clover specializes in delicious, health-oriented meals with affordable prices. A creation from the minds of partners David Rabin, previously of The Lambs Club, Kyle Hotchkiss Carone, and executive chef David Standridge, this state of the art café opened […]

East Meets West in the Village


By Hillary Latos While the concept of the Japanese Izakaya seems to be the latest trend in the culinary front, Bara is the middle ground between East and West combining the creativity and casualness of a Japanese Izakaya with the romantic flair of a Parisian wine bar. As New York City is known as the […]



By Brooke Girard Ballo Italian Restaurant and Social Club is known for authentic Italian cuisine with a complimenting wine list, as well as constant devotion to visitors. Guests can gaze at Ballo’s immaculate cathedral architecture resembling a Tuscan abbey as they sip on a specialty cocktail. The lounge charms with a grand marble bar, as […]

Artisanal Fromagerie Bistro & Wine Bar under New Ownership

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By W. A. Muller eteran Restauranteur Sarid Drory breathes new life into legendary restaurant with plans to introduce new menu items, online cheese store, and sidewalk café Renowned French bistro and wine bar – Artisanal Fromagerie – located on Park Avenue in Murray Hill – is now under the direction of veteran restauranteur Sarid Drory, one of the original owners of The Waverly Inn and […]

Valentine’s Day Dining & Drinking Guide 2015

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T-Bar Steak & Lounge A classically-chic Upper East Side eatery, T-Bar Steak and Lounge is always popular choice for couples looking for a romantic dinner with outstanding cuisine in a casual yet elegant space. The restaurant’s enchanting charm is brought to life by a stylish, dark-wood accented dining room, frosted glass details and orange back lighting. Under the watchful eye of […]

A French Charmer


By Hillary Latos The French say “pourquoi pas,” the Italians say “perche non,” this universal colloquialism reflects the subliminal power of suggestion that translates across all cultures and languages. At Whynot Bistro, there are plenty of tasty suggestive reasons to dine at this quaint French bistro located in the heart of the West Village on […]

BRINGING Classic Steakhouse Fare to Bleecker Street

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By W. A. Muller Village Prime, a new temple to modern American cuisine which respects traditional cooking techniques, brings the fresh seafood and fine meats of a classic Uptown steakhouse to a hip downtown setting. Located at 302 Bleecker St, steps from 7th Avenue, Village Prime combines excellently-prepared food with polished service in a chic and ambient space. The menu at Village Prime […]

Rock Center’s Winter Escape

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By Hillary Latos Escape the cold and enjoy the winter merriment of Rockefeller Center at the Rock Center Café. With an unparalleled vantage on the infamous skating rink, spend the day watching skaters whisk by to top 40 tunes while enjoying classic American fare in a casual and airy setting or warm up with a […]

PUBLIC and Saxon + Parole A Winning Combination


By Lisa Loverro PUBLIC and Saxon + Parole restaurants fall under the award winning AvroKO Hospitality Group. PUBLIC, a Michelin-starred restaurant located in NoLiTa, is a swanky establishment where New Zealand Venison and other exotic wild game are meant to inspire and expand its patrons culinary prowess, while Saxon + Parole, located in the East […]

The Greek Connection

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By Lisa Loverro NERAI is a contemporary take on fine Greek dining, inviting their guests to sample from an inventive Greek menu. Occupying the old Oceana space in midtown on East 54th street, the owners set out to create a relaxed yet elegant dining experience with comfortable seating and soaring expansive ceilings. The restaurant, two […]

An Asian Italian

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By Hillary Latos By creating a turn of the century tale of friendship and a shared lifelong passion of individual pursuits to a better life, Louis and Chan evokes the many facets of its locale from the gritty history of the Lower East side coupled with the cultural intersection of Little Italy and Chinatown. One […]

Brooklyn’s Best


By Lisa Loverro Located in Brooklyn on a beautiful tree-linked street on Atlantic Avenue, Colonie draws its inspiration from its surrounding neighborhoods always supporting local purveyors as much as possible. Since opening in February 2011, this Brooklyn Heights restaurant has not shown signs of slowing down both with their service and cuisine, and will probably […]


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By W. A. Muller Alex Kalas and Thomas Billante, owners of a profusion of restaurants in Miami as well as Chicago, have transformed the space that was once home to Mickey Mantle’s Restaurant & Bar (40 Central Park South) and opened the new Villagio On the Park, a refined Italian restaurant that allows al fresco dining with views of Central Park. According […]

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. “We […]

Restaurant Roundup

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By Hillary Latos In the dead of winter New Yorkers tend to hibernate, however classic French or Japanese inspired Mexican is enough of a reason to beat the cold for a soul warming meal which is the perfect cure for cabin fever. What happens when you take the best of Mexican and Japanese street food? […]

Philippe by Philippe Chow: A-list Hotspot

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By W. A. Muller An ever-strong whirlwind since opening its doors in December 2005, Philippe by Philippe Chow in New York remains a hotspot and staple for a virtual “who’s who” of the music, film and sports industries, not to mention politicos, CEOs and an array of additional New York influencers. Diners have included A-List celebrities like Rihanna, Kobe Bryant, Troy Aikman, Carmel Anthony, […]

Dhaba Brings London’s Fine-Indian Cuisine to New York

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By W. A. Muller Located in New York’s celebrated “Curry Hill”, world-class chef and tandoor master Hemant Mathur’s restaurant Dhaba brings a fresh take on Indian fare by showcasing regional cuisine in a sophisticated environment, reminiscent of the new generation of modern Indian restaurants prolific in London, England. In recent years, modern Indian cuisine in London has left behind the traditional Curry House and […]

Spicing Up Murray Hill With Chote Nawab Kababs

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By W. A. Muller Chote Nawab, meaning “Little Prince”, is among the hottest culinary additions to the Murray Hill restaurant scene. Inspired by the varying tastes of the Nawabs (princes) of different states within India, the restaurant is led by celebrated worldclass chef, Hemant Mathur, and showcases regional Awadhi cuisine most notably from the city of Lucknow in Northern India. The Nawabs […]

Veggie-Forward at The Little Beet Table


By Peizhao Sun The rising popularity of kale tells of two things, first, we’ve finally come to terms with the fact that, well, bacon grease actually isn’t that great, and second, we’ve got a cheery storm of healthy, nutritious, and positive vegetable trends coming. While some chefs busy themselves with locating the best produce, others […]

A Perfect Fit at the Empire State Building


By Peizhao Sun Empire State, the ultimate icon of American modernity, is both of New York, and of the world. As the tourist hotspot attracts millions of globetrotters eager to take in the bright lights, Empire State building’s fame reaches new skyscraping heights. Sitting on West 34th and Fifth Avenue, the towering building claimed the […]

An Asian Delicacy

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By Peizhao Sun Walking through a crowded Asian city makes the masses at Times Square seem like child’s play. The kaleidoscope of colorful histories clashing with chic urbanity contained is much like the art of Asian cuisine, distilled and molded through the ages. As the continent lies across climatic zones, the cuisines there draw inspiration […]

A Taste of Malaysia in Williamsburg

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By Peizhao Sun In Malay, pasar malam translates to night market. The street market, seen mostly in Singapore, Indonesia and Malaysia, traditionally consists a great variety of reasonably priced gift stalls, grocery stalls and sometimes even toy stalls; but what draws people to pasar malams, is the diverse and various, cooked food stalls. Foodies gather […]

Mastro’s Steakhouse Masterpiece

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By Hillary Latos Just as the maestro conducts the orchestra, Mastro’s Steakhouse takes to the classic American steakhouse creating a symphony of flavors all masterfully executed from delicate seafood to succulent wet aged steaks with a contemporary twist on classics. Originally founded in Scottsdale, this iconic steakhouse has quickly become a celebrity magnet throughout Southern […]

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