Go ahead, have a second round. On a small stretch of bars and restaurants favored by brunch-ing fashionistas and club kids heading to top secret dance halls, Osteria Morini is a class act. Lunch or dinner not your thing? The food is just amazing, I could go there every night. The white-aproned, black-waist coated staff are charm incarnate and the separate booths and secluded tables cry out for romantic trysts. His concept for the Kulcha Klub is just brilliant - we tasted Chef Daniel Boulud Kulcha made for Bread Bar and it was delicious. The Brothers Bromberg's menu also boasts a variety of heavenly, chocolate-themed desserts that are perfect for late-night fits of entropy.
Those with a thirst for the Old Country can order a glass from the well-priced Italian wine list, or perk up with the substantial affogato, a shot of espresso served over vanilla ice cream in a sizable soda glass. Keeping thirsty New Yorkers sated since 1847, Fanelli's sits on the cinematically cobblestoned intersection of Prince and Mercer Streets. And unbelievable value to boot. The escargot, braised in garlic and white wine, are a favorite, as is the classic tarte tatin. The portions are extremely generous; more sauerbraten, really, than anyone could or perhaps should eat. Other than that, we love it and always come back.
The hot antipasti include huge stuffed mushrooms, baked clams, luscious fried shrimp and eggplant rolled around ricotta cheese. Her cooking—Middle Eastern soul food, you might call it—is based on tradition but not enslaved by it. Reservations are accepted up to six weeks in advance. The neon sign above this corner restaurant beckons to weary and hungry passersby, promising wallet-friendly and edible snacks for the late night munchies. Never mind who walks in, the atmosphere is still a bit rustic yet sophisticated. And where better to get them than Wright Brothers? Best is the food itself—fresh, creative and considerate a separate gluten-free menu keeps celiacs sated.
Piccola has become our go to Italian restaurant in the city. The only slight complaint I ever have is that the noise level at busy times is trying. The best power lunch is sometimes an intimate afternoon tea for two with your special someone. And the private garden will make any dining couple feel like nobody else is in the room where it happens. You can enjoy more substantial fare like a pulled chicken stew with chipotle and cinnamon in this relaxed atmosphere.
The front cantina is made even cozier thanks to a wood-burning oven, which yields crisp, tasty roasted game, meat, and whole fish entrées. The restaurant too is a pretty dreamy mix of powder pinks, marbles, and gold; and serves a daily-changing menu of seasonal dishes, alongside a small menu of signature cocktails, housemade liquors, and plenty of wine. And be scorned for trying to compare. Cozy, upscale eateries tucked below street level. The lamb sliders, different kinds of mussels, different kinds of dumplings, and seafood and bolognese pasta dishes were all incredible. Wait staff extremely friendly, and attentive. To recall — or inspire — that romantic trip to the Greek isles, pay a visit to Periyali restaurant.
Patrick's downtown, was opened to members only for 60 years. Explore and enjoy the sweet life at Dominique Ansel's Bakery with his signature tarts, ice creams, sorbets and made-to-order savory baked goods. So you have met the perfect match for you, they are sexy, romantic, fun, and now you need the perfect date night restaurant to take them to. It was like being in Sicily. But Zac Posen designed their wide-lapelled burgundy tuxes.
Our specialities range across different cultural cuisines from American, Japanese, Chinese, and Italian kosher style food. Inventive cuisine seduces diners in this high-ceilinged Art Deco space where well-spaced tables overlook leafy Madison Park. The intimate, split-level townhouse possesses an ambience that gourmet-minded vegetarians crave but rarely encounter. Aqua Kyoto Aqua Kyoto is one of the capital's most unique and exhilarating dining destinations that sits high above Oxford Circus serving Japanese cuisine at its finest. I added Iwashi Sardine which the chef had been preparing fresh as I walked in right as they opened. Especially if you ask to take a bit of your date and toffee pudding home.
Truth is the Bromberg brothers consistently get it right whatever it may be, from matzo ball soup to the fried chicken, to the beef marrow and oxtail marmalade eaten with hot crusty bread, no kidding. The taqueria does not disappoint, with tasty chorizo tacos and plates of enchiladas. The perennially packed Balthazar serves French bistro fare to about 1500 impossibly stylish guests of media moguls, models and the people who break freshly baked bread with them. That said, there are plenty of other reasons to come. While many dishes are just like what her mother made, plenty of others chart their own course. Our extensive kosher wine selection can accompany the best steak selection that you will find at a kosher restaurant in Aventura and Miami.
Try the farfalle with broccoli rabe and sausage, the hand-made focaccica pizza, the long, hot stuffed peppers for the adventurous , bracciole, and pastries from Veniero's , and Ciao Bella gelato. Lavish floral arrangements, lilting piano music, and the view of the rose garden in bloom — illuminated at night with twinkling lights — are all part of the seduction. Fortunately, with just a bit of foresight, long lines and mediocre meals can easily be avoided. The restaurant group also sells wholesale and has its own oyster farm in Cornwall. This playful show of the chef's legerdemain turned serious with the arrival of a well-constructed salad and light and summer-bountiful dish of lobster lasagna, as pleasing to the palate as it was to the eye.
A convivial crowd of up-and-coming models, elderly neighborhood regulars and the sort of women who look like they work in galleries happily convene for hearty glasses of Gamay and perfectly prepared steak au poivre. Then go out of business. Nowadays, SoHo is better known for luxury shopping and the sleek downtown have replaced the majority of the district's residential spaces, artist-affiliated or not, and the neighborhood's trendiest galleries moved to Chelsea and the boroughs. I would not go here for a long catch up session with long lost friends. The long, well-lit space combines a 12-seat bar, perfect for grabbing a glass of rosado and a few pinxtos, as well as high-top tables and inviting leather banquettes toward the back. Whatever you do, don't call this SoHo or Nolita, Cafétal Social Club is squarely at the cusp of Little Italy and is as close as a visitor gets to the soul of Little Italy. The atmosphere was great and the food was fantastic.