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lobsterrollIf you’ve never been to Nantucket, you haven’t truly seen America.  This quintessential, oh-so-Americana island on the tip of Massachusetts, with its vibrant blue hydrangeas and weathered shingle, New England-style houses looks like something out of the 1800′s.  It’s a vacation rite of passage for just about anyone who’s felt patriotic or craved a lobster roll with a side of fries in the summertime.   The food, especially the fresh seafood, is just as terrific as the pristine beaches.  Here’s a few of our must visits on Nantucket…

Mexican Breakfast On-the-Go at Gotham West Market

Mexican Breakfast On-the-Go at Gotham West Market
600 11th Ave
New York 10036
(212) 582-7940
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We’re repeatedly reminded, ad nauseam, that breakfast is the most important meal of the day.  But with the exception of bagels (which aren’t exactly the most nutritionally balanced foodstuff),...

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Trend Spotting: Everything Bagel Seasoning

Trend Spotting: Everything Bagel Seasoning

It’s easy enough to follow the trajectory of certain food trends, like rabbit, Korean cuisine and kale.  But “everything seasoning” is a funny one (you know, that dehydrated onion, garlic,...

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Batard

Batard
239 West Broadway
New York 10013
(212) 219-2777
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Pacifico’s Fine Foods

Pacifico’s Fine Foods
798A Franklin Ave
New York 11238
(917) 966-2670
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Meadowsweet

Meadowsweet
149 Broadway
New York 11211
(718) 384-0673
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Tessa

Tessa
349 Amsterdam Ave
New York 10024
(212) 390-1974
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Blenheim

Blenheim
283 W 12th St
New York 10014
(212) 243-7073
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Root & Bone

Root & Bone
200 E 3rd St
New York 10009
(646) 682-7076
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elan

elan
43 E 20th St
New York 10003
(646) 682-7105
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Guide to Restaurant Week Summer 2014

Guide to Restaurant Week Summer 2014

If you thought Restaurant Week existed solely to persuade New Yorkers to dine out during the doldrums of winter, think again.  There’s a similar incentive offered during the summer; although how...

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Tessa – Review

Tessa – Review
349 Amsterdam Avenue
New York 10024
(212) 390-1974
Cuisine:

** – Two Stars (Out of Five)Vibe: Industrial funkPrice: $$Don’t Miss: Rabbit Cavatelli & Lobster Spacatelli Don’t Bother: Striped Bass TagineFinish With: Wild Local StrawberriesFinal...

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Duck, Duck, Good at Decoy

Duck, Duck, Good at Decoy

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RedFarm has been a fancified Chinese food fixture in the West Village for years now, beloved for owner Ed Schoenfeld, his famous charm and legendary red glasses, and chef Joe Ng, maker of supremely...

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More than Just Noodles at Ivan Ramen

More than Just Noodles at Ivan Ramen

Cuisine:

There may be more ramen restaurants than you can shake a chopstick at in New York nowadays, but that didn’t seem to keep residents from eagerly anticipating the heralded debut of Ivan Ramen on the...

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The Peacock

The Peacock
24 E 39th St
New York 10016
(646) 837-6776
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The Harrison

The Harrison
355 Greenwich Street
NY 10013
(212) 274-9310
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Dovetail

103 W 77th Street
New York 10024
(212) 362-3800
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Tanoreen

Tanoreen
7523 3rd Avenue
New York 11209
(718) 748-5600
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Mas (la grillade)

Mas (la grillade)
28 7th Ave Street
New York 10014
(212) 255-1795
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Casa Mono

Casa Mono
52 Irving Place
New York 10003
(212) 253-2773
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Benchmark Restaurant

Benchmark Restaurant
339-A 2nd Street
New York 11215
(718) 965-7040
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Seasonal Eats: Heirloom Tomatoes

Seasonal Eats: Heirloom Tomatoes

One of our simplest (but most eagerly anticipated!) pleasures of summer is biting into a sun-warmed, perfectly ripe tomato, full of flavor and fit to bursting with juice.  Because save for a few...

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Barchetta – Reviewed

Barchetta – Reviewed
461 West 23rd Street
New York 10011
212-255-7400
Cuisine:

**** - Four Stars (Out of Five) Vibe: Nautical chic Price: $$$ Don't Miss: Razor Clams, Arctic Char Crudo, & Lobster Fettuccine Don't Bother: Soft Shell Crabs with Melon Finish...

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Al Fresco Drinking at Gallow Green

Al Fresco Drinking at Gallow Green

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If we can’t drink and dine on the waterfront all summer (because let’s face it, in New York, river and oceanside spots are few and far between), there’s only one other place we’d rather be...

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The Nomad Bar

The Nomad Bar

New York 10001
(212) 796-1500
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Rosette

Rosette
171 E Broadway
New York 10002
(212) 933-1176
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Cherche Midi

Cherche Midi
282 Bowery
New York 10012
(212) 226-3055
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Fritzl’s Lunch Box

Fritzl’s Lunch Box
173 Irving Avenue
New York 11237
(929) 210-9531
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Onomea

Onomea
84 Havemeyer St
New York 11211
(347) 844-9559
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Portuguese Clam Roast

Portuguese Clam Roast

Classic summer Clam Roasts are often associated with the salt water-kissed shores of New England, but did you know that the dish was largely influenced by immigrant Portuguese fisherman?  No wonder...

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Summer 2014 Restaurant Preview

Summer 2014 Restaurant Preview

It's no secret that summer tends to be a slow season when it comes to restaurant openings.  Since so many New Yorkers go away on extended vacations, eateries usually prefer to save their grand...

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Edible Events: July-August 2014

Edible Events: July-August 2014

There are all manner of fun, food events taking place in New York on a daily basis — from lavish, charity-driven galas to crowded, walk-around tastings and an endless array of pop-ups.  But unless...

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Gourmet Gossip: July 2014

Gourmet Gossip: July 2014

In this great dining city of ours, barely a day passes without news of an exciting new restaurant opening, a devastating closing, a shocking chef shuffle, or a groundbreaking, must-try dish. ...

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Marche President Wilson

Marche President Wilson
Avenue President Wilson
Cuisine:

Marché President Wilson is proof that outdoor markets don't have to be so 'rough and tumble' so to speak.  In fact, this one on the rather luxe Avenue President Wilson, just across from the Seine...

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Marche Bastille

Marche Bastille
Boulevard Richard Lenoir
Cuisine:

There is no shortage of outdoor food markets in Paris, that's for sure, but some are way better than others, and Marché Bastille happens to be my favorite.  Why? Because there's so much variety....

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Grilled Red, White and Blueberry Cobbler

Grilled Red, White and Blueberry Cobbler

A Fourth of July celebration spent at home invariably involves the grill.  So why not keep it burning, long after you've polished off your stash of hot dogs, hamburgers and steaks?  Believe it or...

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Clamato

Clamato
80 rue de charonne
75011
+331 43 72 74 53
Cuisine:

Heard of the impossible reservation that is Septime?  Well, owners chef Bertrand Grébaut and Théo Pourriat’s recently opened a no-reservations spot (yes, there is hope!) right next door.  ...

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The Ultimate July 4th Dining Guide NYC

The Ultimate July 4th Dining Guide NYC

If you plan on spending the Fourth of July in New York this year, there are a number of reasons to celebrate.  For starters, the holiday happens to falls on a Friday, which means you’ll have an...

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L’Arpege

L’Arpege
84 Rue de Varenne
75007
+33 1 47 05 09 06
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When I think of French food, I think of creamy sauces, rich reductions, and decadent meats.  Vegetarian fare?   Now, that's not something I'd ever associate with France. But I recently had...

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The Best Ice Cream Treats – Summer 2014

The Best Ice Cream Treats – Summer 2014

In general, we have a hard time playing favorites amongst desserts, like chewy cookies, rich wedges of cake and sticky slivers of pie.  But once it gets broilingly hot outside, there’s one sweet...

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La Regalade Conservatoire

La Regalade Conservatoire
11 Rue du Conservatoire
75009
01 44 83 83 60
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Most of us don't have the luxury to pick up and spend two, three weeks, or even a month in another country.  (I'm still not sure how I pulled off six weeks in Paris, but I won't look a gift horse in...

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Aida

Aida
1 Rue Pierre Leroux
75007
+33 1 43 06 14 18
Cuisine:

Sick of eating French food in France? Hey, it happens.  Though it's an exemplary cuisine, it's also a decadent one, and sometimes you just need a break, which is what compelled my husband and I to...

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Yam’Tcha

4 Rue Sauval
75001
+33 1 40 26 08 07
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If you've spent time traveling abroad, I'm sure you've realized it isn't exactly the easiest thing to make dinner reservations on your own, what with country codes and different time zones.  Never...

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Le Chateaubriand

Le Chateaubriand
129 Avenue Parmentier
75011
+33 1 43 57 45 95
Cuisine:

Wander by Le Chateaubriand and you'd never guess it was one of the top fifty restaurants in the world, at least according to San Pellegrino's annual list.   In fact, it ranked number nine in 2009,...

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Le Relais Louis XIII

Le Relais Louis XIII
8 Rue des Grands Augustins
75006
+33 1 43 26 75 96
Cuisine:

The thing about dining in Paris nowadays is that there are so many modern French restaurants that it's hard to find a traditional, fine French one.  You know, the kind that features Quenelles, Frog...

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Breizh Cafe

Breizh Cafe
109 Rue Vieille du Temple
75003
+33 1 42 72 13 77
Cuisine:

You can't go to Paris and not eat crepes.  Quelle sacrilege!  After all, crepes are one of France's most beloved street foods, and one of the world's greatest hangover remedies.  (Well, it's...

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Saturne

Saturne
17 Rue Notre-Dame des Victoires
75002
+33 1 42 60 31 90
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There's a new school of, well, new restaurants in Paris that all seem a lot alike, so I was worried Saturne would feel like deja vu.  (A little like Spring, a little like Bones and Roseval.)  But...

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Rech

Rech
62 Avenue des Ternes
75017
33 1 45 72 29 47
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Talk about an underrated restaurant: Not once did anyone mention Rech when recommending restaurants to visit in Paris.  That's a mistake. I make to sure hit up Rech every time I head to Paris...

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L’As Du Fallafel

L’As Du Fallafel
32-34 Rue des Rosiers
75004
+33 1 48 87 63 60
Cuisine:

You don't exactly think of fallafel when you think of Paris, but the city of love just happens to house one of the best fallafel shops in the world.  (Even better than the fallafel in Israel!)...

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Le Comptoir Du Relais

Le Comptoir Du Relais
9 Carrefour De L'Odeon
75006
Cuisine:

Some restaurants have that certain magic you can't quite put into words.   You know, one of those spots that everyone wants to not only see and be seen, but also wants to eat at.  That's not an...

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Le Dome Cafe

Le Dome Cafe
108 Boulevard du Montparnasse
75014
+33 1 43 35 25 81
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If you're looking for an old school brasserie to sup on oysters and Chablis, Le Dome in Montparnasse is a fine idea.  (Ernest Hemingway and Henry Miller made a regular habit of Le Dome.) With...

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Florence Kahn

Florence Kahn
24 Rue des Ecouffes
75004
+33 1 48 87 92 85
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You wouldn't expect to find a boulangerie in the heart of the Marais named after the first Jewish woman to serve in the United States Congress.  But there's nothing American about this shop, easily...

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Bones

Bones
43 Rue Godefroy Cavaignac
33 9 80 75 32 08
Cuisine:

"We could be anywhere but Paris," my dining companion uttered as we sat down to dinner at Bones.  In fact, it feels more like Bushwick, Brooklyn than Paris, France.  The servers all speak English...

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David Toutain

David Toutain
29 Rue Surcouf
75007
+33 1 45 50 11 10
Cuisine:

Full disclosure: I'm not a big fan of the whole molecular gastronomy trend not just in France, but at-large (though I'm more than happy to be proven wrong and I most definitely (and thankfully) am...

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Restaurant Spotting: Le Cirque Revitalized

Restaurant Spotting: Le Cirque Revitalized

Cuisine:

When you live in New York, one of the most exhilarating, highly competitive restaurant cities in the world, you pretty much get used to establishments coming and going.  That’s why it’s hard not...

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Le Coq Rico

Le Coq Rico
98 Rue Lepic
75018
+33 1 42 59 82 89
Cuisine:

Planning a visit to the famed Sacré-Couer in Montmartre?  There aren't a lot of great dining options in this neck of the woods, aside from Le Coq Rico.  If you want to cross Roast Chicken, the...

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Trend Spotting: New York’s Renewed Bagel Obsession

Trend Spotting: New York’s Renewed Bagel Obsession

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Seeing as they’re one of New York’s signature foodstuffs, we tend to take great bagels for granted, from the oversized, sesame seed-flecked frisbees at Ess-A-Bagel outposts throughout Manhattan...

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Terroir Parisien

Terroir Parisien
28 Place de la Bourse
75002
+01 83 92 20 30
Cuisine:

I’ve eaten more than my fair share of tarte tatin in France and beyond, and I simply can’t find one that comes close to Yannick Alleno’s take at Terroir Parisien at the Palais Brongniart, near...

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Gosselin

Gosselin
258 Boulevard Saint-Germain
75007
+33 1 45 51 53 11
Cuisine:

What can I say? Croissants just taste better in Paris.  I think it's the superiority of the butter they have, which is divinely rich and smooth. There are so many gloriously flaky specimens to...

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Cherche Midi – Reviewed

Cherche Midi – Reviewed
282 Bowery
New York 10012
(212)226-3055
Cuisine:

It's amazing how a few tweaks can transform a space into a whole new restaurant.  What was once a chichi pizza joint named Pulino's has been triumphantly reinvented as a French bistro...

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New York’s Most Succulent Summer Seafood – 2014

New York’s Most Succulent Summer Seafood – 2014

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What's better than ditching your puffy jackets and snow hats and eating ice cream in shorts and flip flops?   Lobster Rolls, piles of Crabs dusted with Old Bay, icy raw Oysters, and Fried Clams,...

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Le Grand Vefour

Le Grand Vefour
17 Rue Du Beaujolais
75001
+33 1 42 96 56 27

Sometimes a restaurant can play a part.  Some make you feel cool and in the know, while others make you feel sexy and in the mood.  Le Grand Vefour makes you feel like a fancy Frenchmen (or women),...

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Urban Grilling

Urban Grilling

Cuisine:

Wanna celebrate the first day of summer?  Get grilling. We may not seem like the type (hard core foodies who love a good four star meal), but we're obsessed with all things barbecued.  There's just...

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Bacchanal

Bacchanal
146 Bowery
New York 10013
(646) 355-1840
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Marlow & Daughters

Marlow & Daughters
95 Broadway
New York 11211
(718) 388-5700
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The Gander

The Gander
15 W 18th St
New York 10011
(212) 229-9500
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Sotto 13

Sotto 13
140 W 13th St.
New York 10011
(212) 647-1001
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The Ides

The Ides
80 Wythe Ave
New York 11211
(718) 460-8004
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Alma

Alma
187 Columbia Street
New York 11201
(718) 643-5400
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North River Lobster Company

North River Lobster Company
Pier 81 at W. 41st St
New York 10036
(212) 630-8831
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Riverpark

Riverpark
450 E 29th Street
NY 10016
(212) 729-9790
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Restaurant Spotting: Paulaner

Restaurant Spotting: Paulaner
265 Bowery
New York 10002
(212) 780-0300
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Originally slated to open just in time for Oktoberfest this year, Paulaner (the 375-year-old German beer brand), couldn’t have picked a better way to make its New York restaurant debut....

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Luxe Greasy Spoon Fare at Empire Diner

Luxe Greasy Spoon Fare at Empire Diner

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The Empire Diner’s reputation tends to precede it.  After all, there aren’t too many 1940’s-era dining cars left in New York.  This one has bragging rights to glossy, Art Moderne exteriors,...

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Brasserie Thoumieux

Brasserie Thoumieux
79 Rue Saint-Dominique
33 1 47 05 49 75
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The room itself is almost worth a visit to this stylish haunt adjacent to the Hotel Le Thomieux in the 7th arrondissement.  Really, all French brasseries should look this fabulous at 90 something...

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Cafe Des Musees

Cafe Des Musees
49 Rue de Turenne
75003
+33 1 42 72 96 17
Cuisine:

One glance at Cafe De Musees and you'll wonder why it always seems so packed.  As far as looks go, it's on the uglier side of the spectrum.   (Just saying.)  It's located in the Marais, just a...

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La Boulangerie Beaumarchais

La Boulangerie Beaumarchais
28 Boulevard Beaumarchais
75011
Cuisine:

The reason you don't read more about this boulangerie is because no one really knows the actual name of this underrated bakery.  Some people call it Boulangerie 28 (which refers to its street...

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Our Favorite Frozen Cocktails

Our Favorite Frozen Cocktails

Many people think of frozen cocktails as being silly or girly or just too sweet.   Most people conjure up images of pink drinks, topped with paper umbrellas and maraschino cherries, and chock-full...

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Le 6 Paul Bert

Le 6 Paul Bert
6 Rue Paul Bert
75011
+33 1 43 79 14 32
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Ever since Bertrand Auboyneau opened Bistrot Paul Bert, Rue Paul Bert has become somewhat of a dining destination.  His latest venture Le 6 Paul Bert, named after its address, is located just...

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Carette

Carette
25 Place des Vosges
75003
+33 1 48 87 94 07
Cuisine:

Maybe I'm biased because I lived just a few floors above this cafe, but Carette is a great pit stop when you find yourself in the Marais.  Would I go out of my way to eat here or dub it a...

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Roseval

Roseval
1 Rue d'Eupatoria
75020
33 9 53 56 24 14
Cuisine:

Think there's only one Brooklyn or downtown LA?  Think again. There's a young and hip generation of chefs striking off on their own to make their mark on the Paris dining scene.  Since they haven't...

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Where to Watch the 2014 World Cup

Where to Watch the 2014 World Cup

Even if you could care less about soccer, the excitement and pageantry surrounding the World Cup means that opportunities abound to indulge in fun food.  The same goes for the Super Bowl, which as...

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Seasonal Eats: Morel Mushrooms

Seasonal Eats: Morel Mushrooms

They may not attract quite the same frenzy as ramps, but when it comes to foraged foods, there are few spring ingredients as elusive, adored (and yes, as expensive!) as morel mushrooms. Emerging...

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Rimal

Rimal
94 Boulevard Malesherbes
75017
+33 1 42 27 61 22
Cuisine:

Lebanese in Paris?  You'd be surprised how much ethnic food there is to eat in this beautiful city.  Moroccan, Vietnamese, Japanese, Thai, and lots of Lebanese.  If you need a night off from...

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Gourmet Gossip: June 2014

Gourmet Gossip: June 2014

In this great dining city of ours, barely a day passes without news of an exciting new restaurant opening, a devastating closing, a shocking chef shuffle, or a groundbreaking, must-try dish....

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Zengo

Zengo
622 3rd Ave
New York 10017
(212) 808-8110
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El Quinto Pino

El Quinto Pino
401 W 24th St
New York 10001
(212) 206-6900
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The Tippler

The Tippler
425 W 15th St
New York 10011
(212) 206-0000
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The Commodore

The Commodore
366 Metropolitan Ave
New York 11211
(718) 218-7632
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Mother’s Ruin

Mother’s Ruin
18 Spring St
New York 10012
(212) 219-0942
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Donna

Donna
27 Broadway
New York 11249
(646) 568-6622
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Battery Harris

Battery Harris
64 Frost St
New York 11211
(718) 384-8900
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Extra Fancy

Extra Fancy
302 Metropolitan Ave
New York 11211
(347) 422-0939
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Randazzo’s

Randazzo’s
2017 Emmons Ave
New York 11235
(718) 615-0010
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Navy

Navy
137 Sullivan St
New York 10012
(212) 533-1137
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Barchetta

Barchetta
461 W 23rd St
New York 10011
(212) 255-7400
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Rockaway Taco

Rockaway Taco
95-19 Rockaway Beach Blvd
New York 11693
(347) 213-7466
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Camille

Camille
24 Rue des Francs Bourgeoi
75003
+33 1 42 72 20 50
Cuisine:

It's hard to find a great neighborhood spot that you want to return to again and again.  Especially for someone like me who loves to try new things and new places.  Which is why I'm such a fan of...

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Red Hook Lobster Pound

Red Hook Lobster Pound
16 Extra Pl
New York 10003
(212) 777-7225
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Glady’s

Glady’s
788 Franklin Ave
NY 11238
(718) 622-0249
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Batard – Reviewed

Batard – Reviewed
239 West Broadway
New York 10013
(212)219-2777
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It's always sad when a restaurant doesn't work out.  Restaurateurs put a lot of money into building out a restaurant in hopes that people will come and return often.  But let's be honest: Corton...

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The Best of Broadway Bites

The Best of Broadway Bites
33rd Street
New York 10001
(212) 529-9262

‘Tis the season for al fresco food markets, and UrbanSpace (the prolific company behind the Union Square Holiday Market and Mad. Sq. Eats) has just debuted another, dubbed Broadway Bites.  Back...

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