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 […]

French Toast!

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By Lisa Loverro Located in the Nolita section of New York City, the highly anticipated La Compagnie des Vins Surnaturels opened this past May and didn’t disappoint their anxiously awaiting patrons. An extension of the renowned wine bar in Paris of the same name, and with a wine list of over 500 wines mostly from […]

The New Italian on the Block


By Hillary Latos As part of the Fireman Hospitality Group, which owns Trattoria dell’Arte, Redeye Grill, Cafe Fiorello, Brooklyn Diner, and Bond 45 which are all conveniently located in the heart of NYC’s entertainment districts, Florian is their latest Italian trattoria that serves elevated Italian home style dishes. Inspired by the famed 300 year old […]

Dine and Dash


By Peizhao Sun Dining in Manhattan is a little bit ritualistic when you think about it, what with the routine scrambling-to-the-hostess walk, the sitting-at-the-bar-while-my-date-comes wait, and of course, at long last, the how-to-split-the bill math session. It is no secret that going dutch is the new black, it has in fact been in fashion for […]

Angus Club Steakhouse


By Peizhao Sun A steak diner has always been the symbol of sophistication, for long-standing traditions and impeccable preparation. The steakhouse itself, then, becomes the manifestation of the traditions, the sophistication and most importantly, a great time. While more than a handful of steakhouses of varying qualities dominate the island of Manhattan, to distinguish the […]

Twice as Nice


By Hillary Latos Whether its on Fifth Avenue by the library or downtown on Wall Street, dining at the Andaz is always a welcome respite for tourists and locals alike looking for a quintessential New York experience. The Shop at the Andaz 5th Avenue is an intimate yet modern eatery featuring the talented new executive […]

Delicious Eats

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New York, NY 10065

The Upper East Side is home to many delicious and innovative restaurants. For our new series, In the Neighborhood, we profile four of favorites. Ranging from haute Italian to classic American, these restaurants are sure to satisfy! Swifty’s Restaurant Renowned restaurateurs Chef Stephen Attoe and Robert Caravaggi, former chef and maître d’ respectively of legendary […]

Asellina’s Feast of the Seven Fishes


By Hillary Latos A long standing Christmas Eve tradition from Southern Italy, The Feast of the Seven Fishes, is also known as La Vigilia, a long standing seafood centric meal that lasts until midnight to commemorate the birth of baby Jesus.  This holiday season through January 31, Asellina’s Executive Chef Andrea Montobbio brings the same […]

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 […]

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