Elegant New York City Chinese Cuisine

Another freezing night in New York City but I decided to brave the cold and met a friend at Hutong New York. Hutong New York from its home in Hong Kong brings to Manhattan a contemporary and occasionally fiery Northern Chinese cuisine, in addition to a large selection of dim sum and cocktails. Hutong is…

Miami’s Petralunga Experience

It was my last night in Miami and I wanted to take my sister-in-law to a very special restaurant for being such a great hostess. So she suggested Petralunga which is located at 7601 E. Treasure Drive, Unit Cu-21 in North Bay Village and off we went. Petralunga is an Italian brand that specializes in…

Miami’s Sagra Pizza Bar

While in Miami my sister-in-law and I went to The Sagra Pizza Bar which is located at 11052 Biscayne Blvd. The restaurant has no name on it but my sister-in-law said that she had eaten there before and it was great! So Sagra’s stand out food is their thin crust Roman style pies which is…

One if by Land, Two if by Sea

So the other week, my girlfriend said, “Let’s do something special!” Let’s go somewhere that we never heard of.” So I said, “Sure-sounds, good! You pick. So my girlfriend picked the restaurant One if by Land, Two if by Sea which is located at 17 Barrow Street which is part of the West Village. Yes,…

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…

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 🙂 )…