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Manhattan

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

Meli Melo provides distinctive, well-proportioned dishes at moderate prices.

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.

Long Island

Porto Vivo: Set to Impress Italian Dining in Huntington

portovivo11Porto 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.

Hamptons

The Clam Bar, Where Catch of the Day Rules in Amagansett

The Clam Bar

The specials reflect what’s coming off the boats that day, like fresh tuna, swordfish, or striped bass.

The Clam Bar in Amagansett is a classic  Hamptons seaside snack bar. The “catch of the day” is the order of the day. The restaurant strives to offer the freshest seafood on the South fork, served up with the ocean as a backdrop.

RESTAURANT NEWS

Mirso Lekic Relocates, Renames Renowned Il Valentino Restaurant

Il Valentino is relocating to 59th St and First Ave. in Manhattan. The establishment will be known as Il Valentino Osteria to mark the occasion. (Photo: Il Valentino Osteria)

Il Valentino is relocating to 59th St and First Ave. in Manhattan. The establishment will be known as Il Valentino Osteria to mark the occasion. (Photo: Il Valentino Osteria)

Mirso Lekic, owner of the well-known Upper East Side restaurant Il Valentino, is relocating to 59th St and First Avenue and renaming his establishment Il Valentino Osteria. But its specialty Tuscan cuisine will make the trip.

Manhattan

Beekman Bar & Books: James Bond Would Love English Theme

Old English DecorPicture James Bond – not Daniel Craig, but Sean Connery – pulling up to the curb in his Aston Martin and climbing out in his Antony Sinclair Savile Row suit with ascot neatly tufted in his shirt. He would glance to each side before walking into Beekman Bar and Books on First Ave. and 50th Street.

Greater New York

Ornella Trattoria: Where the Menu Begins at Home in Queens

These dishes aren’t culinary school perfections (not that there’s anything wrong with that). Rather, they are what you might find in homes from the Italian Alps to the Amalfi coast.

The term “home cooking” is bandied about a lot in the restaurant industry – often a little too loosely. But at Ornella Trattoria Italiana in Astoria, Queens, you can take the claim literally.

Proprietors Ornella and Giuseppe Viterale just opened their restaurant and their menu is based on dishes they both enjoyed growing up in Italy.

Hamptons

The Beacon Offers the 'Best of Summer Dining' in Sag Harbor

The Beacon restaurant sits on the water’s edge in Sag Harbor.

As the sun sets over Sag Harbor Cove on summer nights, The Beacon in Sag Harbor has a ‘spectacular’ view according to the Zagat Survey. But Joanne Starkey of The New York Times doesn’t call The Beacon “the best of summer dining” just because of its view.

Hamptons

Blue Sky Mediterranean Lounge: European Dining in Sag Harbor

This light and airy restaurant features French windows, bright-whitewashed walls with blue accents and banquettes, skylights, an indoor patio and rotating art exhibits.

Blue 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.

Hamptons

Almond Restaurant, French Bistro Friendly in Bridgehampton

Almond Restaurant Bridgehampton

Sample entrees include tasty Steak Frites with roasted shallots and Montauk Flounder with preserved lemon, garlic chips and bread crumbs.

In the spring of 2001, co-owners Jason Weiner and Eric Lemonides opened Almond Restaurant in Bridgehampton offering reasonable prices, bold bistro fare, friendly service and an attractive dining room reminiscent of a Parisian bistro.

Hamptons

Kozu Keeps Southhampton Hopping With Japanese Fusion Cuisine

Kozu’s lounge features DJs from around the world and a stunning ocean-like atmosphere.

Zach Erdem, a well known East End restaurateur and owner of 75 Main Group, is still going strong at Kozu in Southhampton, serving Peruvian-influenced Japanese cuisine, despite an early hiccup in May.

Manhattan

Palm West: Steaks A La Grande in Mid-Town Theater District

George Clooney, always surrounded by a bevy of women, is among dozens of celebrities who have sampled Palm West's fare.

George Clooney, always surrounded by a bevy of women, is among dozens of celebrities who have sampled Palm West's fare.

The Palm West crowd includes theater cast members, pre- and post-theater diners and lots and lots of carnivorous, loud and jovial celebrities; Yes even George Clooney has paid a visit, thanks to it’s killer location in New York City’s Theater District.

Manhattan

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

This bar doesn’t offer your average comfort food. Executive Chef Gregory Baumel elevates simple bar fare to a new level of elegance.

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 eateries won’t stay open long if they don’t deliver on quality food at good prices. Half King Bar & Restaurant in Manhattan has the formula down.

RESTAURANT NEWS

Guide to 'Prix Fixe' Thanksgiving Day Dining Out in Manhattan, 2015

Thanksgiving is a great day to leave the cooking to New York's top restaurants. Check out our guide to prix fixe fine dining in Manhattan for 2015.

Thanksgiving is a great day to leave the cooking to New York’s top restaurants. Check out our guide to prix fixe fine dining in Manhattan for 2015.

Thanksgiving Day in New York City is the next best thing to Christmas, maybe even bigger. It’s our traditional day to give thanks for our bounty and a great way to spend it is feasting on the bounty of Manhattan’s top restaurants.

Greater New York

Open Door Gastropub: Irish Pub Goes Upscale in Downtown Manhattan

Open Door Gastropub is a different take on the traditional Irish bar.

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 district. It takes bar food to the next level in an upscale setting that’s still easy on the wallet.

RESTAURANT NEWS

Chris Miller, NYC's 'Steak Whisperer' Opens Sutton Place Steakhouse

Executive Chef Chris Miller and crew are serving steaks and seafood at Four Cuts Steakhouse in Sutton Place. (Photo: Four Cuts)

Executive Chef Chris Miller and crew are serving steaks and seafood at Four Cuts Steakhouse in Sutton Place. (Photo: Four Cuts)

Chris Miller, New York’s “steak whisperer” and long-time executive chef at Bobby Van’s, has opened Four Cuts Steakhouse in Manhattan. He brings more than 20 years of culinary experience to the table.



Miranda: Williamsburg Gem Blends Italian, South American Cuisine

Miranda: Williamsburg Gem Blends Italian, South American Cuisine

Sasha Miranda and husband Mauricio Miranda thought they'd found the ideal location for "Miranda," the Williamsburg, Brooklyn restaurant they opened in... Read More
Open Door Gastropub: Irish Pub Goes Upscale in Downtown Manhattan

Open Door Gastropub: Irish Pub Goes Upscale in Downtown Manhattan

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, ... Read More

Stonewalls: Continental Fare Served With Golf in Riverhead

Stonewalls: Continental Fare Served With Golf in Riverhead

Stonewalls Restaurant is located at The Woods at Cherry Creek Golf Course, which sprawls across 140 acres in Riverhead. Owners Vincent Sasso and Charl... Read More
Water's Edge: A Long Island Landmark Renewed on East River

Water's Edge: A Long Island Landmark Renewed on East River

The iconic New York City landmark Water’s Edge Restaurant, spans three decades and has recently reopened under the Singh Hospitality Group. Sited alon... Read More

Mike Mammoliti's SoHo Restaurant, Mamo, Is All About French Provençal

Mike Mammoliti's SoHo Restaurant, Mamo, Is All About French Provençal

When patrons include Rihanna, Gigi Hadid, Beyonce and Jay Z, SoHo restaurateur Mike “Mamo” Mammoliti must be doing something right. Michelin-starred E...Read More
East River Cafe: New York Style Dining, Moderate Price

East River Cafe: New York Style Dining, Moderate Price

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 S...Read More

Nick & Toni's: Simply a Superstar in East Hampton For Mediterranean Fare

Nick & Toni's: Simply a Superstar in East Hampton For Mediterranean Fare

Nick & Toni’s in East Hampton is widely recognized as the most sought-after seat in the Hamptons, and each year brings fresh praise. Gael Greene o... Read More
The Clam Bar, Where Catch of the Day Rules in Amagansett

The Clam Bar, Where Catch of the Day Rules in Amagansett

The Clam Bar in Amagansett is a classic  Hamptons seaside snack bar. The "catch of the day" is the order of the day. The restaurant strives to offer t... Read More
 
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