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…

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

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

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!

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

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

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

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…