Charlie Bird NYC

An excellent lunch special with Lori Mendorff Klugman. A very pleasant surprise! Faro and Gem salads were excellent. Carbonara was very nice : pasta cooked perfectly as was crispy pancetta, conservatively cheesed and nice egg yolk. This is one of the better Carbonara’s we had in the US. Cocktails and wine list not extensive but adequate. The gnocchi were disappointing and returned. We certainly would recommend and return. Food 8.5 , Service 8 and value 8.5. Btw: 2 course lunch is 32 dollars.

 

 

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Tanoshi NYC

Tanoshi Sushi is our favorite casual sushi place in NYC. They have 3 defined seatings ay 6, 730 and 9. It’s only 95 for the Omakase menu which the only menu. They do offer a few special items at additional cost after the standard menu. They have a BYOB policy which is a very nice and cost saving feature. FOOD 9/10 Service 9/10 and Value 10/10.

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Boulud Sud NYC

 

Restaruanat Week in NYC continues with our dinner at Boulud Sud. Daniel doesn’t dissappiont at his Mediterranean outlet.   The food and service are “Star” worthy of course I’m referring to Michelin Stars.  We actually enjoyed every course served.  The food preparation was flawless with service to match. We started with Lemon Saffron Pasta which was a repeat from our lunch a couple of days ago if we repeat a dish nothing more has to be said. The octopus was melt in your mouth tender.  Mains both fish and lamb were cooked as ordered and seasoned nicely.  The Grapefruit Givre was simply outstanding !!    A marvelous experience !!

Food 9/10 Service 9/10 and value 8.5/10…..its hard to get above a 8.5 for value in NYC….LOL

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Perry Street NYC

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Somtum Der LES NYC

Very authenic Northeastern Thai food on the LES in NYC. I was delighted by the flavors as well as the moderate prices of both food and wine….I would highly reccomend SOMTUM DER to anyone that enjoys Thai food.

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Morini Ristorante , UES NYC

We are big fans of Marea so we decided to try the Chef’s other retaraunt during restraint week.  Once we got the food we really enjoyed our meal. The pasta was classic MW excellence ! The only problem with Morini is the hostess and coat check people. They seem to want to turn customers away at the door. We had a reservation and were greeted by a hostess throwing down a bar menu and say this is all we have now.  When I was given a chance to speak and explained we have a reservation. She huffed off and returned several minutes later to seat us upstairs.  Once seated the service was average however the food was very good. The appetizer: calamari alla piastra, creamy fregola, manila clams, spiced mollica was very unique and tasted excellent, we both wanted more. Our pasta course was riccioli: handmade pasta curls, carbonara, rock shrimp, pancetta, pecorino this was a typical Michael White fresh pasta dish we enjoyed the dishes however didn’t enjoy the pancetta.  Dessert was a beautiful TORTA DI CIOCCOLATA;
chocolate cake, espresso mascarpone mousse, milk chocolate ganache. It tasted as good as it looks.  We were both generally happy with the food and after being contacted by the management about the service issues, we will give it another try soon.

 

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Daniel, NYC


We celebrated our 15th anniversary at Daniel. After consulting my friend and fellow food Blogger Michael T, we decided on Daniel.
We both ordered the Mayfair Tasting menu which was actually supplemented by a surprise extra course.
The food and service were all outstanding. The uni served with the oysters was my favorite dish if it’s possible to choose a favorite almost like choosing your favorite child.
The wines were expertly paired by a very professional sommelier.
After dinner we had the honor to be invited into the kitchen to meet Chef Eddy Leroux.
We both enjoyed the evening and can’t wait to return.
Do put Daniel on your “to do” list, you won’t be disappointed.

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DBGB, New York, New York

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We had an amazing lunch at Chef Daniel Boulud’s DBGB Kitchen.
It’s a really trendy, upscale, casual dining experience. We enjoyed many items from the menu including the DBGB Dog, a NYC favorite done to perfection. The selection of sausages is crazy, I will have to go back and try some more soon. They also feature a very nice selection of craft beers and fine wine list.

We where surprised and lucky to have met the Chef himself who was having lunch with his family.

I highly recommend DBGB Kitchen and can’t wait to go back.

DBGB
299 Bowery
New York, NY 10003
(212) 933-5300

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The Grand Central Oyster Bar, New York, NY

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Located in Grand Central station this NYC classic has quite an eclectic mix of patrons.   There is a large variety of fresh oysters from around the country. We found the highly touted Panroasts to be disappointing however the oysters are sublime.   This is not an establishment for haute cuisine but rather for simply prepared fresh seafood.
They have an adequate wine list and plenty of beer to wash down some of the giant oysters.   This is certainly one of the best train station dining experiences, I’ve had.

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WO HOP, New York, NY

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It’s a NYC classic the food is amazing !! walk down the stairs and enter one of the City’s most famous Chinese restaurants. It won’t disappoint you. My favorites: Shrimp and Lobster sauce, Crab cantonese and Ribs

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Fornino Pizza, Williamsburg, Brooklyn NYC

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As the sign says “Voted NYC Best Pizza”. I won’t argue with them it is wonderful. Even the wood burning oven has received rave reviews from the other side of the pond.

They serve only the finest fresh ingredients. This is the real deal!!!
Fornino
187 Bedford Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11211
PHONE:
(718) 384-6004

http://www.forninopizza.com/index.html

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Union Square Cafe, New York, NY

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I have dined at the Union Square Cafe several times and have never been disappointed in anyway.  The menu is always “Fresh” and creative. Service is friendly and professional.

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