Zach Erdem, the new owner of Southampton’s 75 Main restaurant, has turned the 20-year-old landmark into a year-round destination combining its familiar Hamptons style with a New York City nightlife vibe.
It’s always a welcome sight when the owner of a restaurant greets patrons as they enter. At the East River Café on the corner of First Ave. and 61st St. at the foot of the Queensboro Bridge, Sam Morcos is usually sitting at the end of the well-known copper bar just inside the door.
Rayuela (ra-yue-la), Spanish for hopscotch, illustrates the gourmet Latin American and Spanish menu at this Lower East Side restaurant. The menu hops among the best recipes from a dozen Spanish-speaking countries—effectively erasing their boundaries.
The iconic New York City landmark Water’s Edge Restaurant, spans three decades and has recently reopened under the Singh Hospitality Group. Sited along the East River in Long Island City, the venue offers awe-inspiring views of New York’s impressive cityscape. The menu of culinary creations and refreshing twists on traditional fare reflect the eclectic American cuisine crafted by Executive Chef Rory O’Farrell under the guidance of Corporate Chef David Salony.
After 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.
La Superica has been described as a funky little Mexican restaurant in a killer location in Sag Harbor, right off the North Haven bridge. It’s kitschy decor reflects its good-time casual atmosphere, down to the plastic palm trees.