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

Alma Restaurant

Alma Restaurant

From the exterior facade, Alma Restaurant looks a fairly conservative, yet modern establishment, but as with many a New York building, average looks hide a multitude of secrets. This two-storey bar and restaurant is also home to one of New York’s finest rooftop restaurants – The Alma. Boasting views across the Manhattan skyline and beyond, this is the perfect place to be if you appreciate urban cool and beautiful vistas. Cuisine is largely of a Mexican flavor, with Tacos De Pescado (Fish), Ceviche and Tacos offered to start, followed by chicken with chillies and chocolate, Enchiladas, or the ever popular …continue reading

Salon De Ning

Salon De Ning

Occupying the 23rd floor of stylish Peninsula Hotel; Salon De Ning feels like a world away from the hustle and bustle of mid-town Manhattan. Self-marketed as a “mélange of Eastern and Western culture”, the glamorous interior has been designed to blend modernism with the Shanghai chic of the 1930’s. The patio paved roof restaurant maintains a continuity of this glamor with luxurious four-poster recliners, cushioned furnishings and East Asian foliage. Shared plates are as fruity and spicy as the extensive cocktail list, offering Chilled Sushi with Thai Curry Aioli, Tuna Sashimi with Pickled Ginger and Charred Mango Salsa with Corn …continue reading