Vaucluse off Park Avenue

Vaucluse is a stylish French Brasserie which lets you journey into French cuisine in a very impeccable and elegant environment. It’s located at 100 East 63rd Street off Park. I had the good fortune to meet some folks there for lunch and it was really extra special especially since it was prixe-fixed at $28.00 for…

The Mark Restaurant at 77th Street and Madison Avenue

I found myself at The Mark Restaurant by Jean-Georges which is located in The Mark Hotel at 25 East 77th Street. Living downtown, I hadn’t been uptown in a while so it was nice to have this Madison Avenue restaurant experience with some fun friends. Here’s the outside of the restaurant. Here’s the inside…  …

Jules Bistro and Live Jazz

Friday evening I met a few friends and we decided to have dinner at Jules Bistro which is located at 65 St. Mark’s Place.  I can’t tell you how many times I’ve passed that restaurant and wanted to go and I finally got to go and it was fantabulous. Jules Bistro is a taste of…

Upper West Side’s Cesca’s Restaurant

Sunday for Brunch, I met a few friends at Cesca Retaurant which is located at 164 West 75th Street.   When I walked in I felt this tremendous sense of “space” and also that I was really in Rome or Sicily at an authentic Italian Restaurant.     And so what did I decide to…

Old Tbilisi Garden-The Georgian Restaurant

So the other evening my niece and I walked from Union Square through Washington Square Park and wound up on Bleecker Street ready to eat dinner.   Oh, my, there were so many interesting restaurants to choose from but we kept thinking about The Georgian Restaurant, called Old Tbilisi Garden (maybe because it has a beautiful…

Atlantic City and Wolfgang Puck

So the other weekend, I visited my friends in Little Egg Harbor, New Jersey and I thought it was an absolute paradise.  On Saturday evening it was my girlfriend’s fiance’s birthday and we drove about 35 minutes to Atlantic City to celebrate! We got to the Borgata Hotel, Spa and Casino which is the largest…

Gramercy Tavern near Union Square Park

So the other evening a friend of mine took me as a Thank You for something I had helped her out with to The Gramercy Tavern which is located at 42 E. 20th Street off Park Avenue South. I had passed the restaurant many times but had never eaten there so I was really looking…

Chumley’s Post Prohibition Restaurant

Being a published author of Eat What You Want! Stop When You Want! A No-Diet, Weight-Loss Program I knew that I had to check out Chumley’s down at 84 Beford Street which is near The Cherrylane Theatre on Commerce Street.  I had heard that in the 20’s it was a speakeasy and a lot of famous…

Kyma Restaurant on East 18th Street

So I found myself at Kyma Restaurant which is located at 15 West 18th Street right off 5ith Avenue.  From the minute that I walked into Kyma I felt that I was in Greece which I’d been to twice.  Inside the modern ambiance of this restaurant are the images of the traditional Greek Taverna with…

Knickerbocker Bar and Grill

Yes, it was a cold Monday night and I had a business dinner meeting and it was planned that we meet at the Knickerbocker Bar and Grill which is located at 33 University Place. Here is the inside of the restaurant which has an upscale warm and fuzzy feel.. So what did I decide to…