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Le Bernardin, NYC – Lunch

Because we have covered Le Bernardin in several other posts, I won’t repeat myself, except to say that lunches here are just as exceptional in food and even more exceptional in value. You can get a $45 or a $70 menu, compared to the dinner choices that are over $100. My group went for the … Continue reading

NoMad, NYC

NoMad Chef: Daniel Humm Cuisine: New American Neighborhood: Gramercy Price: Snacks $9-16; Appetizers $16-24; Mains $20-37 Phone: 212-796-1500 Address: 1170 Broadway, NY, NY 10001

Rouge et Blanc, NYC

Rouge et Blanc Chef: Matt Rojas Cuisine: French-Vietnamese Neighborhood: Soho Price: $10-30 dishes, best to share Phone: (212) 260-5757 Address: 48 MacDougal St, New York, NY 10012 Hours: Tues-Sun 6pm-11pm Situated on a quiet stretch of MacDougal, Rouge et Blanc pays homage to the delicious fusion of classical French and zesty Vietnamese cuisines. Chef Matt … Continue reading

La Cerveceria, NYC

La Cerveceria Chef: René Ibarra Cuisine: Peruvian Neighborhood: East Village Price: all plates are under $20 Phone: 212-777-6965 Address: 65 Second Avenue, NY, NY 10003 Hours: Mon-Thurs 3pm-12am, Frid-Sat 2pm-3am, Sun 2pm-12am Located on a busy stretch of Second Avenue amidst numerous bars and eateries, La Cerveceria is a Latin American/Peruvian restaurant that serves up … Continue reading

La Silhouette, NYC

La Silhouette Chef: Matthew Tropeano Cuisine: French Neighborhood: Midtown West Price: $15 appetizers, $20-30 mains Phone: 212-581-2400 Address: 362 West 53rd Street, NY, NY 10019 Hours: Lunch Mon-Fri 11:30am-2:30pm; Dinner Sun-Mon 5pm-10pm, Tue-Thur 5pm-11pm, Fri-Sat 5pm-12am; Brunch Sat-Sun 11:30am-3pm I don’t venture up to Midtown to eat very often — generally I prefer to avoid … Continue reading

Ai Fiori, NYC

Ai Fiori Chef: Michael White Cuisine: Italian Neighborhood: Midtown Price: Appetizers $20-25, Entrées $30-50 Phone: 212-613-8660 Address: 400 Fifth Avenue, NY, NY 10018 Hours: Breakfast Mon-Fri 7am-10:30am, Sat-Sun 8am-10:30am Lunch Mon-Sun 11:45am-2:30pm Dinner Mon-Thurs 5:30pm-10:30pm, Fri-Sat 5pm-11pm, Sun 5pm-9:30pm It’s been a while since I’ve been to a Michael White restaurant. I had tried Marea … Continue reading

brushstroke, NYC

brushstroke Chef: David Bouley, Isao Yamada, Hiroki Murashima Cuisine: Japanese Neighborhood: Tribeca Price: $85 tasting menu (8 courses) is the only option for dinner currently with a $135 tasting menu option to come shortly Phone: 212.791.3771 Address: 30 Hudson St., NYC 10013 Hours: Mon – Sat: 5:30pm – 12am Natalya and I have been proud … Continue reading

Bouley, NYC

Bouley Chef: David Bouley Cuisine: French Neighborhood: Tribeca Price: $125 tasting menu, $200 with wine pairing; there is also an à la carte version available with appetizers around $20 and entrées around $40 Phone: (212) 964-2525 Address: 163 Duane St, NYC 10013 I went to Bouley with two friends for one of Jen’s many birthday celebrations. … Continue reading