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Family Recipe, NYC

Family Recipe Chef/Owner: Akiko Thurnauer Cuisine: Japanese, European, Asian Fusion, Small Plates Neighborhood: Lower East Side Price: $50 per person Address: 231 Eldridge Street, NYC 10002 Phone: 212-529-3133 Hours: Dinner: Mon – Wed 6:00-11:00pm, Thur – Sun 6:00pm-12:00am Brunch: Sunday 12:00-4:00 pm Advertisements

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

Rayuela Brunch, NYC

Rayuela Executive Chef: Máximo Tejada Cuisine: Estilo Libre Latino, contemporary Latin American and Spanish Neighborhood: LES Price: $30-50 pp brunch Phone: (212) 253-8840 Address: 165 Allen Street, NYC 10002 Kitchen Hours: Mon – Thur 5:30pm – 11pm / Fri – Sat 5:30pm – 12am / Sun 5pm – 10pm Lounge Hours: Mon – Thur 5:30pm … Continue reading

Mercat, NYC

Mercat Chef: Jalinson Rodriguez Cuisine: Spanish, Tapas Neighborhood: NoHo Price: $50-70 per person including tax, tip Phone: (212) 529-8600 Address: 45 Bond Street, NYC 10012 Hours: Mon-Sun 6pm – 12am Mercat, which means “market” in Catalan, is a bustling Spanish restaurant and tapas lounge that opened in 2007 by Barcelona native Jaime Reixach.  The restaurant … Continue reading

Boqueria, NYC

Boqueria Chef: Marc Vidal Cuisine: Spanish, Tapas Neighborhood: SoHo and Flatiron Price: most tapas $10-15 Address: 171 Spring Street and 53 West 19th Street NY, NY Telephone: 212.343.4255 (Soho) and 212.255.4160 (Flatiron) I love going to tapas places. The whole concept of sharing small plates is great — you get to taste many dishes and … Continue reading

Yerba Buena Perry, NYC

Yerba Buena Perry Executive Chef: Julian Medina Cuisine: Latin, Spanish, Tapas Neighborhood: West Village Price: $30-40 total per person Phone: (212) 620-0808 Address: 1 Perry St, NYC 10014 Boozy brunch is a time-honored tradition in Manhattan.  Essex and Sunburnt Cow have always been my go-to brunch spots whenever I wanted to get absolutely toasted before … Continue reading

Gochi Japanese Fusion Tapas, CA

Gochi Japanese Fusion Tapas Cuisine: Japanese Fusion, Tapas/Small Plates Price: $15-30 per person Phone: 408-725-0542 Address: 19980 E Homestead Rd, Cupertino, CA 95014 Gochi is a really nice place to take your friends or family, just be sure to make a reservation beforehand or be prepared to wait a while for a table because this place is very … Continue reading

Beauty & Essex, NYC

Beauty & Essex Chef: Chris Santos Cuisine: American Nouveau, Tapas/Small Plates Neighborhood: Lower East Side Price: $30-50 per person Phone: 212-614-0146 Address: 146 Essex St., NYC 10002 From the team behind The Stanton Social comes another posh Lower East Side restaurant complete with all the glitz and gorgeous details that could only be designed by … Continue reading