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Sebastian Junger's The Half King: Bar Fare That's a Cut Above

KingOutside1 Sebastian Jungers The Half King: Bar Fare Thats a Cut AboveOne of the best things about New York is the wide variety of restaurants and bars in practically every neighborhood. But the restaurant business is notoriously tough, and if you don’t deliver on quality food at good prices, you won’t stay open long. One place that has the formula down is the Half King Bar & Restaurant in Manhattan. It offers bar fare that easily matches the quality of entrees found in higher end restaurants, but at reasonable prices.

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Manhattan

Dirt Candy: Manhattan's Vegetable Experts

amandacohen dirtcandy1 Dirt Candy: Manhattans Veggie Experts All Grits and Beans

Executive Chef Amanda Cohen presides over Dirt Candy’s Vegan Menu.

Dirt Candy, also known as vegetables, is the name of this East Village restaurant that celebrates the miracle of transforming rain, soil and sunshine into delicious, healthy food. Executive Chef Amanda Cohen opened in October, 2008 and the fact that she’s survived in a tough economy means she must be doing something right. And, since she’s the chef that means cooking.

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Manhattan

Il Punto: Italian Tradition in Trendy Hell's Kitchen

ilpunto manhattan1 Il Punto: Italian Tradition in Trendy Hells KitchenIl Punto Ristorante occupies a central spot on the corner of 9th Avenue and 38th Street, and reflects both Hell’s Kitchen’s past as well as its future. It blends the best of Old World, family-style Italian cooking with the elegance of a trendy white-table-cloth restaurant in one of Manhattan’s hottest neighborhoods.

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Long Island

Porto Vivo: Set to Impress Italian in Huntington

portovivo11 Porto Vivo: Set to Impress Italian in HuntingtonPorto Vivo, a new upscale rustic Italian inspired grill, has opened at the site of the former Gerard Street Antiques in Huntington. Owned by famed Long Island inventor and entrepreneur, Joy Mangano of the Home Shopping Network, and classically trained, Swiss restaurateur Philipp Seipelt, Porto Vivo is set to impress.

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Greater New York

Open Door: An Irish Pub Goes Upscale Downtown

OpenDoor Gastropub Front1 Open Door: An Irish Pub Goes Upscale DowntownOpen Door Gastropub at 110 John Street (between Pearl & Cliff Streets) is a different take on the traditional Irish pub and represents, in many ways, the changing nature of Manhattan’s financial district. It takes bar food to the next level in an upscale setting that’s still easy on the wallet.

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Greater New York

Jack the Horse Tavern, Old World Charm, Manhattan Style in Brooklyn

jackthehorsetavern front Jack the Horse Tavern, Old World Charm, Manhattan Style in BrooklynHusband and wife Tim Oltmans and Micki Schubert opened Jack the Horse Tavern (JtH) in Brooklyn Heights, NY, in 2006 and it has proved the test of time. The lively urban tavern has become a neighborhood favorite and classic gathering place.

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MANHATTAN RESTAURANT GUIDE

Sebastian Junger's The Half King: Bar Fare That's a Cut Above

Sebastian Junger's The Half King: Bar Fare That's a Cut Above

One of the best things about New York is the wide variety of restaurants and bars in practically every neighborhood. But the restaurant business is notoriously tough, and if you don’t deliver on quali...Read More

HAMPTONS RESTAURANT GUIDE

Turtle Crossing: Barbeque Considered LI's Best--Closed

Turtle Crossing: Barbeque Considered LI's Best--Closed

Turtle Crossing brought their barbecue to East Enders in 1994, and they’re still a Hamptons fixture, offering a broad menu that goes beyond traditional southwestern cooking.  The New York Times says T... Read More

LONG ISLAND RESTAURANT GUIDE

Porto Vivo: Set to Impress Italian in Huntington

Porto Vivo: Set to Impress Italian in Huntington

Porto Vivo, a new upscale rustic Italian inspired grill, has opened at the site of the former Gerard Street Antiques in Huntington. Owned by famed Long Island inventor and entrepreneur, Joy Mangano o... Read More

GREATER NY RESTAURANT GUIDE

Open Door: An Irish Pub Goes Upscale Downtown

Open Door: An Irish Pub Goes Upscale Downtown

Open Door Gastropub at 110 John Street (between Pearl & Cliff Streets) is a different take on the traditional Irish pub and represents, in many ways, the changing nature of Manhattan's financial distr... Read More