In 1986, sibling owners Maguy and Gilbert Le Coze opened Le Bernardin in New York after finding phenomenal success with their flagship restaurant in Paris, established in 1972. The duo won numerous accolades at the helm of this culinary destination, and it has continued to thrive under Chef Éric Ripert, named executive chef in 1994. Seafood has been the inspiration behind the menu at Le Bernardin since its conception. The tasting menu takes diners through courses filled with delicacies like Osetra caviar, Dungeness crab, Lobster Tail, and Black Bass. Patrons can also enjoy delectable small plates and handcrafted cocktails from the lounge if they wish to do so.
For those who crave for a little IPA with their Donkey Kong, Barcade just might be the place. The lovingly designed space combines hand-crafted pub furnishings with several truckloads of classic arcade games. Draft craft brews are the specialty of the house featuring East Coast heavy hitters like Peekskill and West Coast humdingers like Lagunitas, but there is also a full bar. So whether you like a shot of Jim Beam before a round of Centipede or a goblet of Belgian-style strong ale to accompany a rousing Ms Pac-Man tournament, Barcade can probably accommodate you. See website for frequently updated draft list, special event announcements, Happy Hour info and more.
PDT (which stands for Please Don't Tell) is a "secret" bar on St. Mark's Place. A call from a phone booth in Crif Dogs (the adjacent restaurant) is the only way to get in. Once accepted, a secret door opens up in the phone booth, leading to PDT. It's not much of a secret anymore though, because the club is hugely popular. Once inside, you'll find a crowded bar area steeped in darkness. The inventive cocktail selection is superb and a major draw. If you're hungry you can also order from the Crif Dogs food menu, which gets delivered to the club via a small pass. A visit to PDT is quite an interesting experience indeed.
Minnesota's seems like it landed in the wrong state, but no one on Long Island is complaining... live music or karaoke entertainment and an outdoor deck where food is served all summer long draw crowds. The restaurant, cooking up seafood & specials every day, becomes a 21 and over nightspot after 10 p.m. Energetic live performances, top 40 tracks, dance & house, rock music, ladies' night, and a fabulous atmosphere make this restaurant and club an excellent place to have fun.
Le Bain is popular both amongst regular party-goers as well as celebrities, with its unique interior design making lounging both luxurious and fun. Le Bain, which translates to "bath" in French, is also popularly known for the plunge pool located on the dance floor during the summertime. Although extremely exclusive and often requiring invites to get in, those who manage to enter are rewarded with a beautiful view of the city from the rooftop and excellent service from professional bartenders mixing up great cocktails and concoctions.
Located in the heart of White Plains, The Lazy Boy Saloon & Ale House has been a downtown institution since opening in 1994. Domestic and international craft beers, bottled brews and over 40 drafts on tap comprise arguably the best beer list in Westchester County. Enjoy a chilled pint with award-winning bar fare of timeless American favorites like burgers, sandwiches and pizzas. On Wednesday and Friday nights, this place comes alive with live gigs by local talent.
This barbecue house in Harlem has managed to wedge a small slice of biker and country culture right into one of the city's densest urban neighborhoods. Pit Platters include pulled pork and delectably moist barbecued chicken, while some of the specialty plates venture a bit further from Texas, with Churrasco chicken steak and Korean style BBQ beef ribs making appearances. There's plenty of beer and whiskey for the thirst ones, but it's not an all adult place either; you can dine here with your family or even your four legged friends. Matching the rustic vibe of Harlem, the entire restaurant is wood paneled from top to bottom, with colorful ambient lighting creating quite an aesthetic effect.
The original Cotton Club was a Harlem institution during the Roaring 20s. Politicians, gangsters, movie stars and other celebrities congregated here. They delighted in fine dining and drinks while listening to the music of Duke Ellington, Count Basie, Lena Horne and Ella Fitzgerald. Today, the club's new incarnation is part of the latest Harlem Renaissance. In addition to Swing Night on Mondays, jazz and blues nights are popular the rest of the week, and the Gospel Brunch is a treat on Saturday and Sunday.
Toast is a casual place where you should head, to grab a quick bite of a delicious burger or dig your teeth into some yummy chicken wings. Team it up with a glass of fine liquor from the bar. The food here is amazing and fits your bill to the fee. Grilled Chicken Breast Pasta will surely whet your appetite while Grilled Chicken Caesar Wrap is a good option for a light snack. Choose from the many options of burgers available. Smoked Salmon is one dish you just cannot afford to miss. So raise a 'toast' if that private party or a special occasion is some where around.
Situated on the northwestern frontiers of Harlem, this modern day Japanese restaurant is much more than just a Ramen place; it also operates as a vibrant cocktail bar after the sun sets on the busy streets of New York. Not the biggest by any stretch of the imagination, ROKC essentially fits itself within a petite space that is the size of a standard studio apartment. The bar is the centerpiece of the establishment and is manned by a team of highly-skilled mixologists who concoct some truly innovative pours like the Rattlesnake, Japanese Hot Toddy, and the Paper Plane. Try out their freshly caught oysters from the raw bar.
Meson Madrid brings to Palisades Park, tantalizing flavors of Spanish cuisine. Gore on their tantalizing dishes of seafood, meat and poultry dishes cooked in the Spanish flair. Tapas lovers have a wide array of options to choose from. This elegant restaurant, fully furnished in wood and surrounded by brick lined walls, is covered in hues of brown and yellow. Opulent chandeliers hanging low from the ceiling covers the place in its warm glow. The long bar counter made of rich wood, offers a fine place to unwind and sip on some refreshing drinks.