Beauty & Essex

I met a group of folks at the restaurant Beauty & Essex which is located at 146 Essex Street on the Lower East Side. When you first walk in there is vintage jewelry and musical instruments to be purchased before you enter the main dining area. Then you walk through this door and you see…

Cathedrale Restaurant

So I met a group of friends for dinner at Cathedrale, a wonderful restaurant which is not too far from where I live at 112 East 11th Street. I loved the spaciousness of the restaurant (think cathedral ceilings) and the food was French-Mediterranean cuisine that for me painted a picture of the coastal cuisine of…

Harvest on Hudson

I took the Metro North to Hastings-on- Hudson to meet a few friends to eat at a wonderful restaurant called Harvest on Hudson. Here is some of the scenery as I walked from the train to the Restaurant which is located at 1 River St, Hastings-on-Hudson. Here’s the front of the restaurant. Here is the…

Inside Park at St. Bart’s

The other day I had a lovely lunch at St. Bart’s in the Park which is located at 325 Park Avenue at 51st Street. Here is the entrance to the restaurant. Then we go up the steps and here is the lovely outdoor space… Here is the luncheon menu… So I decided to have the…

A Touch of Bistro at Table d’Hote

The other day I met up with some folks at Table d’Hote which is small and homelike French Bistro. The Bistro is located at 44 E. 92nd Street. I just wanted something very light so I had the Croque Madame. It was really good. It was a sandwich with gruyere cheese, ham and an egg…

Spanish Lunch at Alcala

So my friend from Florida was in for a few days and we met for a leisurely Spanish lunch at Alcala which is located at 246 E. 44th Street. So here is the inside of the restaurant… So it was a hot and muggy day and I decided to get the Pechugus de Poll al…

Lunch at Bergdorf Goodman

The other day my girlfriend asked me if I had ever been to Bergdorf Goodman which is located at the corner of 57th Street and 5th Ave. They also have an outdoor cafe. I said, “No,” and she said then we have to go. So I met her at Bergdorf (as it’s called 🙂 )…

Parisian Tea Room on 6th Avenue

The other day, I met a friend that I hadn’t seen for ions at Angelina Paris which is located at 1050 6th Avenue between 39th and 40th Street. I sooo miss Maison Kayser that I was eagerly looking forward to having an array of French Tea Room types of food available like pastries and macaroons…

A Touch of Italy at Novita

So after not eating outdoors for a while a friend of mine asked me join her at Novita which is located at 102 E. 22nd Street. Novita serves classical Italian cooking and we were lucky to get seated in one of their outdoor bubbles. So I decided to order Chicken Paillard with roasted potatoes and…

Lunch in a Mongolian Yurt

So the same friend that I went down to Pine Street with, contacted me and said that we could eat lunch in a yurt down on West 4th Street at the Fairfox. I said “What the heck” and found myself on the train headed for downtown. I took the 1 to Christopher Street, walked 2…