Pages Navigation Menu
Categories Navigation Menu

Restaurants in New York

Make Sandwich is Set to Dominate NYC’s Fast-Casual Scene

Cuisine: , | Featured in Best Of, Restaurant, Sandwiches

Bark Hot Dog’s Josh Sharkey has joined forces with a veritable fast-casual dream team (Melt Shop’s Spencer Rubin and Aurify Brands, behind the health-focused Little Beet) to launch Make Sandwich in Union Square — a have it your way, between-the-bread take on Chipotle.

Read More

Inside Hao Noodle & Tea: The Biggest Sleeper Hit of 2016

Cuisine: | Featured in Hottest Newcomers, Restaurant, Restaurant Spotting, Reviews

A number of new prestige projects reliably made critics “best of” lists this past year, from Daniel Rose’s sumptuous, classically French Le Coucou, to Aska, Fredrik Berselius’ austere Scandinavian tasting room. Yet an (at the time) under-the-radar Chinese restaurant ended up garnering an equal measure of praise — that would be Hao Noodle & Tea by Madam Zhu’s Kitchen — a debut American venture from a prolific restaurateur, with establishments throughout Beijing, Chongqing, Hangzhou, and Shanghai.

Read More

How Sweet It Is: L.A.’s Sugarfish Has Landed in NYC

Cuisine: , | Featured in Hottest Newcomers, Restaurant, Restaurant Spotting, Reviews

As much as New Yorkers would like to believe that we’re the epicenter of the food world, we’ve admittedly borrowed a lot from Los Angeles and this year, we’ve even appropriated a number of restaurants as well, including Sugarfish; an outpost of California’s beloved sushi spot…

Read More

Where to Dine on New Year’s Day

Cuisine: | Featured in Best Of, New Year's Day, New Years Day Dining

Don’t feel like shelling out $300 per head for some over-the-top New Year’s Eve dinner, or having appletini’s spilled on your cocktail dress at an over-populated party? Or perhaps you’ve stayed out until the wee hours as it is, and are merely in search for some eggs over easy, along with a hair of the dog. In either case, here’s where to go for (comparatively) low-key New Year’s Day celebrations, from Dovetail’s bubbly brunch, to Maysville’s black-eyed pea giveaway…

Read More

Tim Ho Wan is Your Ultimate Chrismukkah Destination

Cuisine: | Featured in Best Of, Chinese Restaurants, Christmas Eats, Holiday Eats, Restaurant

Chinese food is actually an integral part of many a Jew’s holiday season — it’s tradition to go out for Asian delicacies like Peking duck on Christmas Day, while most Christian celebrants are tucked away at home. And with the recent opening of a NYC outpost of Tim Ho Wan (i.e., the world’s most inexpensive, Michelin-starred restaurant), the “Chosen People” are really in luck this year because they have a solid chance at scoring one of the year’s most sought-after tables…

Read More

Our Guide to NYC’s Most Festive Holiday Sweets

Cuisine: | Featured in Best Of, Christmas Eats, Dessert

Halloween’s all about candy & Thanksgiving is associated with pie — but when it comes to Christmas & Hanukkah, pretty much everything goes on the dessert front. Which is why we’ve rounded up the city’s most merry, no-holds-barred sweets, from Eataly’s array of Panettone, to Dominique Ansel’s Polar Bear Buche…

Read More

Where to Dine on Christmas Day 2016

Cuisine: | Featured in Best Of, Christmas Eats

If you don’t especially feel like fussing with a turkey, ham or goose this Christmas (or squeezing friends and family into your miniature NYC apartment) there’s zero shame in passing the buck to a talented, trained chef. Booking a table at one of the following restaurants guarantees double the courses and double the truffles with 100% less of the dishes; so skive off some of your holiday-related responsibilities by scoring a spot at Fowler & Wells today!

Read More

Where to Celebrate the Feast of Seven Fishes 2016

Cuisine: | Featured in Best Of, Christmas Eats

Whether you’re legitimately Italian (or simply seafood lovers like us), here’s where to commemorate La Viglia in NYC, at spots like Oceana, Otto, Grand Central Oyster Bar, and more!

Read More

The Beekman Opens with a Bang with Augustine and Fowler & Wells

Cuisine: | Featured in Hottest Newcomers, Restaurant, Restaurant Spotting

Forget about rooftop pools and in-house spas, destination restaurants are NYC’s hottest hotel amenity. Which means the recently opened The Beekman is an absolute must-stay for discriminating travelers and moneyed tourists, being that it boasts establishments from two of the city’s most acclaimed restaurateurs. We’re talking about Keith McNally’s new Augustine & Tom Colicchio’s Fowler & Wells…

Read More

London Noodle Chain, Wagamama, Crosses the Pond to NYC

Cuisine: | Featured in Ethnic Eats, Restaurant, Restaurant Spotting

It’s a bit of a thrill that the franchise known as Wagamama has finally opened its very first location in NYC. Smack in the center of the Flatiron District, it’s perfectly positioned as a waystation for both busy locals on lunch hour, as well as tourists from all over the world…

Read More

Nordic Goes Casual at n’eat

Cuisine: | Featured in Restaurant, Restaurant Spotting

If you thought we were at peak New Nordic, thanks to the relaunch of Fredrik Berselius’ Aska, and the opening of Claus Meyer’s sprawling food court and restaurant in Grand Central Station, think again. Enter n’eat…

Read More

So Meaty: Wolfgang Puck Opens an NYC Outpost of CUT

Cuisine: | Featured in Hottest Newcomers, Restaurant, Restaurant Spotting

Alice Waters may embody the wholesome, back-to-the-land aspect of California cuisine, but when it comes to its glitzy, glamorous, show bizzy side, there’s no better poster child than Wolfgang Puck and lucky for us, he just opened a NYC outpost of CUT…

Read More

Restaurant Spotting: Le Coucou

Cuisine: | Featured in Hottest Newcomers, Restaurant, Restaurant Spotting

One of our favorite restaurants to open in the last couple of years, Rebelle reintroduced New York diners to the culinary stylings of expat Daniel Eddy, whose previous post was at Spring in Paris, under Chicago native, Daniel Rose. And now our cups runneth over, as Rose has made his way from France to New York as well, making his American debut, Le Coucou, on the border of Little Italy…

Read More

Marco Canora Transforms Fifty Paces into Zadie’s Oyster Room

Cuisine: | Featured in Restaurant, Restaurant Spotting

Ever since opening his bone broth window, Brodo, and releasing his books, it’s become evident that Marco Canora is intent on rejuvenating himself. He’s elected to give his Fifty Paces the heave-ho as well, transforming the East 12th Street space once again, into a turn-of-the-century oyster room…

Read More

Q & A with Lilia’s Missy Robbins

Cuisine: | Featured in Chef Q&A, Chef Q&A Recipes, Restaurant

All seemed relatively quiet on the Missy Robbins front, ever since she left A Voce back in 2013. But it turns out that the extended break was a boon not just for the Michelin-honored chef, but for NYC diners in general, when she returned with a bang with the Brooklyn-based, Southern Italian-inspired Lilia this past January…

Read More

A Guide to Summer’s Best Sips in NYC

Cuisine: | Featured in Best Of, Drink Spotting, Summer

Who said everyday iced tea, iced coffee and lemonade need to be the default drinks of summer? Especially since spots around the city are offering all manner of inventive cold beverages, from the frozen Israeli Lemonnana at Mike Solomonov’s Dizengoff to the innovative Agua Frescas at Nick Morgenstern’s El Rey…

Read More

What to Eat at Rockaway Beach this Season

Cuisine: | Featured in Al Fresco Dining, Best Of, Summer, Summer Eats

A day at the beach in NYC used to involve planning and packing a picnic, since food options in the outer, outer boroughs were notoriously, laughably scarce. But the Rockaways changed all that, when they became breeding ground for quality vendors, serving Venezuelan arepas, pure fruit popsicles, and everything in between…

Read More

Blue Hill At Stone Barns

Cuisine: | Featured in Restaurant, RG's Favorites

If you’ve never been to the magical place that is Blue Hill at Stone Barns, you’d be wise to add it to your must-try before you die lists.  While it’s located only an hour outside the city, it feels worlds away from Manhattan, and even Blue Hill’s city outpost. It’s there in Pocantico Hills where chef Dan Barber brings city folks (and a flurry of tourists) back to the land where everything on our plate comes from.  Few chefs have earned the title “pioneer” more than Dan Barber himself, who practically invented the farm-to-table movement nearly a decade ago.  And he continues to push the envelope with new notions of sustainability, farming and the like. Dinner at Blue Hill is a multi-course extravaganza, made up not of luxe ingredients per se, but rather homegrown and humble.  One of the newest, most...

Read More