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Oiji Proves Upscale Korean Fare is More Than Just a Passing Fad

Posted on Jun 17, 2015 in Ethnic Eats, First Bite, Restaurant Spotting, Reviews

Korean food has definitely been on in exciting upswing in New York in the last few years, from the totally modern tapas at Hooni Kim’s Danji, to the fast-casual Kimchi Ramen at Esther Choi’s Mokbar. And with the newest entrant, Oiji in the East Village, it’s clear that interest in elevating the sweet and spicy cuisine is more than just a passing fad…

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Inside Dominique Ansel Kitchen

Posted on Jun 4, 2015 in Dessert, Hottest Newcomers

Ever since opening his very first bakery, Dominique Ansel has been a food news fixture. After all, it’s of utmost importance to stay abreast of the latest flavor of Cronut — or even more noteworthy — the pastry master’s newest, groundbreaking creations, from Magic Soufflés to Frozen S’mores to Milk and Cookie Shots. But the sugar wizard’s latest venture is his most exciting yet; a second, West Village outpost, called Dominique Ansel Kitchen…

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MAMO – First Bite

MAMO

Posted on Dec 26, 2014 in Best Of, Brooklyn, Hottest Newcomers, Restaurant Spotting

The outer boroughs might never be able to compete with Manhattan when it comes to their sheer number of annual restaurant openings. But that doesn’t mean there was a lack of dining excitement in Brooklyn and Queens this year. Which is why we’re showcasing some of our favorite, far-flung spots of 2014, from Semilla, a fantastic, vegetable-focused tasting room in Williamsburg, to…

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British Invasion: Jason Atherton Debuts The Clocktower

Posted on May 27, 2015 in Hottest Newcomers, Restaurant Spotting

Ding-dong, London calling! The highly anticipated Clocktower is officially open for business on Madison Avenue, headed by Michelin-starred British chef, Jason Atherton. Located in Ian Schrager’s brand new, super-swanky Edition Hotel, and in partnership with Philadelphia bigwig, Stephen Starr…

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Meet Virginia’s : An East Village Winner from a Chicago-Based Crew

Posted on May 20, 2015 in First Bite, Restaurant Spotting, Reviews

Chicago may be considered one of the next great food cities, but it recently lost a bunch of talent to New York. The co-owners of Virginia’s, which recently opened in the East Village, first met while working at Charlie Trotter’s (chef Christian Ramos went on to become sous chef at Per Se, and Reed Adelson moved to Locanda Verde)…

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The Polo Bar – Review

The Polo Bar

Posted on Dec 26, 2014 in Best Of, Brooklyn, Hottest Newcomers, Restaurant Spotting

The outer boroughs might never be able to compete with Manhattan when it comes to their sheer number of annual restaurant openings. But that doesn’t mean there was a lack of dining excitement in Brooklyn and Queens this year. Which is why we’re showcasing some of our favorite, far-flung spots of 2014, from Semilla, a fantastic, vegetable-focused tasting room in Williamsburg, to…

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Asia De Cuba

Asia De Cuba

Posted on Dec 26, 2014 in Best Of, Brooklyn, Hottest Newcomers, Restaurant Spotting

The outer boroughs might never be able to compete with Manhattan when it comes to their sheer number of annual restaurant openings. But that doesn’t mean there was a lack of dining excitement in Brooklyn and Queens this year. Which is why we’re showcasing some of our favorite, far-flung spots of 2014, from Semilla, a fantastic, vegetable-focused tasting room in Williamsburg, to…

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Beaubourg – First Bite


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Posted on Dec 26, 2014 in Best Of, Brooklyn, Hottest Newcomers, Restaurant Spotting

The outer boroughs might never be able to compete with Manhattan when it comes to their sheer number of annual restaurant openings. But that doesn’t mean there was a lack of dining excitement in Brooklyn and Queens this year. Which is why we’re showcasing some of our favorite, far-flung spots of 2014, from Semilla, a fantastic, vegetable-focused tasting room in Williamsburg, to…

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Shuko – Review

Shuko

Posted on Dec 26, 2014 in Best Of, Brooklyn, Hottest Newcomers, Restaurant Spotting

The outer boroughs might never be able to compete with Manhattan when it comes to their sheer number of annual restaurant openings. But that doesn’t mean there was a lack of dining excitement in Brooklyn and Queens this year. Which is why we’re showcasing some of our favorite, far-flung spots of 2014, from Semilla, a fantastic, vegetable-focused tasting room in Williamsburg, to…

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Santina – Review

Posted on Dec 26, 2014 in Best Of, Brooklyn, Hottest Newcomers, Restaurant Spotting

The outer boroughs might never be able to compete with Manhattan when it comes to their sheer number of annual restaurant openings. But that doesn’t mean there was a lack of dining excitement in Brooklyn and Queens this year. Which is why we’re showcasing some of our favorite, far-flung spots of 2014, from Semilla, a fantastic, vegetable-focused tasting room in Williamsburg, to…

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Lincoln Square Steak Jazzes Up New York’s Pre-Show Dining Scene

Posted on Feb 27, 2015 in First Bite, Restaurant Spotting

There are at least two nonflexible prerequisites for a traditional steakhouse; the space must be grand and cozy, and you must source and serve a perfect steak (a killer wine list and assortment of cream and butter-drenched side dishes doesn’t hurt either!). Lincoln Square Steakhouse checks both boxes, plus a few more besides…

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Zuma – First Bite

Zuma

Posted on Dec 26, 2014 in Best Of, Brooklyn, Hottest Newcomers, Restaurant Spotting

The outer boroughs might never be able to compete with Manhattan when it comes to their sheer number of annual restaurant openings. But that doesn’t mean there was a lack of dining excitement in Brooklyn and Queens this year. Which is why we’re showcasing some of our favorite, far-flung spots of 2014, from Semilla, a fantastic, vegetable-focused tasting room in Williamsburg, to…

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Restaurant Spotting: Bara

Bara

Posted on Dec 26, 2014 in Best Of, Brooklyn, Hottest Newcomers, Restaurant Spotting

The outer boroughs might never be able to compete with Manhattan when it comes to their sheer number of annual restaurant openings. But that doesn’t mean there was a lack of dining excitement in Brooklyn and Queens this year. Which is why we’re showcasing some of our favorite, far-flung spots of 2014, from Semilla, a fantastic, vegetable-focused tasting room in Williamsburg, to…

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Masseria Dei Vini – First Bite

Masseria Dei Vini

Posted on Dec 26, 2014 in Best Of, Brooklyn, Hottest Newcomers, Restaurant Spotting

The outer boroughs might never be able to compete with Manhattan when it comes to their sheer number of annual restaurant openings. But that doesn’t mean there was a lack of dining excitement in Brooklyn and Queens this year. Which is why we’re showcasing some of our favorite, far-flung spots of 2014, from Semilla, a fantastic, vegetable-focused tasting room in Williamsburg, to…

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Semilla – Reviewed

Semilla

Posted on Dec 26, 2014 in Best Of, Brooklyn, Hottest Newcomers, Restaurant Spotting

The outer boroughs might never be able to compete with Manhattan when it comes to their sheer number of annual restaurant openings. But that doesn’t mean there was a lack of dining excitement in Brooklyn and Queens this year. Which is why we’re showcasing some of our favorite, far-flung spots of 2014, from Semilla, a fantastic, vegetable-focused tasting room in Williamsburg, to…

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Blenheim – First Bite

Blenheim

Posted on Dec 26, 2014 in Best Of, Brooklyn, Hottest Newcomers, Restaurant Spotting

The outer boroughs might never be able to compete with Manhattan when it comes to their sheer number of annual restaurant openings. But that doesn’t mean there was a lack of dining excitement in Brooklyn and Queens this year. Which is why we’re showcasing some of our favorite, far-flung spots of 2014, from Semilla, a fantastic, vegetable-focused tasting room in Williamsburg, to…

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Hot Restaurant Openings to Watch for in 2015

Posted on Jan 15, 2015 in Hottest Newcomers, Restaurant Spotting, Sneak Peek

While we feel like we’ve hardly even made headway in the list of restaurants we wanted to try last year, New York’s ever-expanding dining industry stops for no man. And 2015 looks like it’s going to offer another serious onslaught of eateries! From a new & improved outpost of Amanda Cohen’s Dirt Candy to the surprising resurrection of Jonathan Waxman’s ‘80’s-era favorite, Jams…

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Little Park – Reviewed

Little Park

Posted on Dec 26, 2014 in Best Of, Brooklyn, Hottest Newcomers, Restaurant Spotting

The outer boroughs might never be able to compete with Manhattan when it comes to their sheer number of annual restaurant openings. But that doesn’t mean there was a lack of dining excitement in Brooklyn and Queens this year. Which is why we’re showcasing some of our favorite, far-flung spots of 2014, from Semilla, a fantastic, vegetable-focused tasting room in Williamsburg, to…

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The Most Influential Chefs of 2014

Posted on Jan 5, 2015 in Best Of, Hottest Newcomers

There are a number of restaurants that managed to rise above the considerable pack, to emerge as our favorite new eateries of 2014. But whether or not their establishments ultimately nabbed a spot on our “Best Of” list, it’s hard to ignore the impact the following chefs made on New York’s dining scene last year, from relative newbie, Thomas Chen, who came out of left field to open the utterly fabulous modern Chinese spot, Tuome to…

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The Best Manhattan Restaurants of 2014

Posted on Dec 26, 2014 in Best Of, Brooklyn, Hottest Newcomers, Restaurant Spotting

The outer boroughs might never be able to compete with Manhattan when it comes to their sheer number of annual restaurant openings. But that doesn’t mean there was a lack of dining excitement in Brooklyn and Queens this year. Which is why we’re showcasing some of our favorite, far-flung spots of 2014, from Semilla, a fantastic, vegetable-focused tasting room in Williamsburg, to…

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