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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 […]

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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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 […]

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