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…

LA VITA ITALIA

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

By W. A. Muller Veteran 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

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

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

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…

The Greek Connection

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

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…