Greater New York

Miranda: Williamsburg Gem Blends Italian, South American Cuisine

Miranda restaurant is family-owned and operated in Williamsburg, Brooklyn.Sasha Miranda and husband Mauricio Miranda thought they’d found the ideal location for “Miranda,” the Williamsburg, Brooklyn restaurant they opened in 2007. The building was once home to a pre-prohibition saloon and a popular neighborhood bakery.

Manhattan

Junoon: Indian Cusine Fit for Raja in Manhattan's Flatiron District

junoon-dining-front1Junoon likes to bill itself as a restaurant with “French service, in the family, ­Indian style.” At least that’s how one waiter described it when a local critic recently visited the new outlet in the Flatiron district of Manhattan. The city doesn’t lack for Indian eateries, but Junoon aims for the upscale.

Manhattan

Victor's: Nuevo Cuban Café in Midtown Hits Golden Milestone

victors-interior02Victor’s Café, a Manhattan landmark, has reached an impressive milestone. The restaurant celebrates its 50th anniversary this year. No small feat given New York City’s highly competitive restaurant business. But it’s still the place to go for upscale Cuban cuisine.

Manhattan

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

KingOutsideOne 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.

Manhattan

Meli Melo: A Restaurant That Fits the Times in Murray Hill

MeliMeloAfter 15 years, Owner-Chef Bernard Ros has developed a loyal clientele among local residents and a reputation for good, moderately priced fare that draws visitors from the 12 hotels that surround Meli Melo his French-Mediterranean restaurant on Madison Avenue in Murray Hill.

Hamptons

Blue Sky Mediterranean Lounge: Europe in Sag Harbor

BlueSkyMain_1Blue Sky Mediterranean Lounge in Sag Harbor will open in May at the former site of Spinnakers. Executive Chef and Managing Partner Giuseppe “Beppe” Desiderio teams up with owner Jerry Wawryk to serve reasonably priced Mediterranean cuisine.

MANHATTAN RESTAURANT GUIDE

Village Prime, Creative, Yet Not Pretentious Steak & Seafood

Village Prime, Creative, Yet Not Pretentious Steak & Seafood

Village Prime has opened its doors on Bleecker St. in Manhattan's trendy Greenwich Village on a bet that downtown hipsters and tourists alike will find its "creative yet non-pretentious" steak and sea...Read More

HAMPTONS RESTAURANT GUIDE

Sotto Sopra Pairs Steak, Northern Italian Cuisine in Amagansett

Sotto Sopra Pairs Steak, Northern Italian Cuisine in Amagansett

Joseph Smith and Rick Passarelli, well-known owners of Bobby Van’s Steakhouse restaurants, have made a mark in the competitive Hamptons restaurant scene with Italian eatery, Sotto Sopra in Amagansett.... 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

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

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

Husband 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 neighborhoo... Read More
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