Sushi Azabu

Sushi Azabu

Situated within the basement of Greenwich Street’s popular Greenwich Grill restaurant, Sushi Azabu is probably the closest you’ll ever come to an authentic experience outside of Japan. The Omakase Nigiri course option is a relatively new, ten-stage dining experience commencing with Miso Soup, and followed by stages of Nigiri (small fish dishes) which include red snapper, scallops, sweet shrimp and king salmon. Hot dishes include deep fried black squid in a miso sauce, or Tamago-Yaki (Japanese egg omelette). Vegetarians are also well catered for with an extensive hot and cold menu, however guests can pick and choose their order of Nigiri …continue reading

Picholine

Picholine

The brainchild of chef and owner Terrance Brennan, Picholine has been described by a host of publications as New York’s most romantic dining establishment. With a backdrop of lilac decor, sweeping curtains and crystal chandeliers, one can’t fail to see why, but the romance is as much in the food creations, as it is the restaurant atmosphere. Menu preludes include Warm Maine Lobster with vanilla and endives, Tuna Napoleon and Sea Urchin Pannacotta, while mains take the taste experience to new heights with Moroccan inspired Elysian Fields Lamb or Sea Scallop Rossini. Chocolate and Peanut Butter Mousse, alongside Warm Caramel Brioche …continue reading

Eleven Madison Park

Eleven Madison Park

Situated within a landmark local building overlooking Madison Park, Eleven boasts the driving creativity of Executive Chef Daniel Humm, along with the lofty ambiance created by 35 ft ceilings and stunning park views. These ingredients alone influence the ward-winning reputation of Eleven, however the menu is distinctly more bespoke – allowing diners to combine ingredients and produce their own taste infusions. The sample menu includes: raddichio, beef, lemon, chicken, black truffle, veal and coconut, along with a handful of suggestions for combinations. Culinary masterpieces are then created from your choices. As prices fair, Eleven sits well below the levels you might …continue reading

Per Se Restaurant

Per Se Restaurant

Distinctly light and airy, the Per Se Restaurant at Columbus Avenue has taken the “French Laundry” concept, and re-invented this ideology to create a light, crisp ambiance that still retains the ruggedness that gives it character. With a three-star Michelin status, Per Se lacks the kind of pretentiousness one would associate with such a “top end” restaurant, instead providing a semi-casual atmosphere that feels quite homely. As you’d expect of a Thomas Keller restaurant, the menu is a constantly evolving labor of love for himself and Chef De Cuisine – Eli Kameh; each dish designed to provide a brief climactic peak …continue reading