Gramercy Tavern

Gramercy Tavern

Opened in 1994, the Gramercy Tavern has set about reviving American cuisine, albeit with an obvious contemporary twist. The luxurious surroundings hark back to the warm, antiquity of a traditional American restaurant circa 1940, brought bang up to date with unimposing wall murals by Robert Kushner, and contemporary furnishing concepts by Bentel and Bentel. A range of menus compliment, and defy the traditional ambiance, with á la carte offerings that include Squash Salad with Black Olives, Red Snapper nestled on a bed of kale, drizzled with squash sauce, and the juicy Hanger Steak – now a trademark dish of …continue reading

Peter Luger Steakhouse

Peter Luger Steakhouse

New York’s trendy indie hub – Williamsburg isn’t the kind of district you’d expect to find one of the best restaurants in New York, yet the Brooklyn-based Peter Luger Steakhouse occupies a prime position in the most populous district of the city, and has done so for over 120 years. Serving up a mean no frills sirloin; Peter Luger Steakhouse shys away from the ambiguity of up-town restaurants, and has resolutely stuck with the dedication to quality and simplicity that has fed it’s ever-growing reputation. Prime rib steak occupies American diner sized platters, served with creamy mash potato, verdant garden …continue reading

Blue Ribbon Brasserie

Blue Ribbon Brasserie

If sautéed Skate, caramelized onions and club sandwiches rock your boat, then Blue Ribbon’s artistic culinary simplicity is sure to whet your appetite. With over ten restaurants located throughout New York and the urban districts, Blue Ribbon presents one of the city’s favorite food outlets for a late night three course. Since winning Time Out New York’s Best Late Night Restaurant in 2006, Blue Ribbon’s reputation has superseded even the owner’s expectations, with the restaurant now featuring in several top 20 dining out publication lists. Check out the famous “raw bar” for oysters of such sublime quality, you’ll be going back …continue reading

Minetta Tavern

Minetta Tavern

Once a prolific speakeasy in New York’s buzzing West Village, the tired Minetta Tavern was given a new breath of life when renowned restaurateur Keith McNally took up residence as the newest owner. Since his visionary revival of the tavern, including a complete restorative renovation, Minetta has become affiliated with some of the finest reasonably priced native cuisine in New York. Stuffed Calamari presents an over-sized entrée option, served with a colorful contrast of zesty lemon and peppers, while the mains offer quite an array of aromatically tantalizing choices, ranging from juicy dry-aged “Black Label Burger”, to the exquisitely simplistic …continue reading

Shake Shack

Shake Shack

The Shack Burger is almost as iconic a New York landmark as the Empire State, only it’s edible, competitively low-priced, and rivals the big-brand burger chains when it comes to thickness, juicy-ness and taste. Shack ravers also recommend the trademark ‘Concretes’ – an odd blend of frozen full-dairy custard, with hot fudge, bananas and peanut butter. The ‘Pooch-ini’ presents a similar option intended for hungry canine palates, replaced hot fudge with dog chews and bone treats. Eat in and take away available.