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.
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.
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.
This upscale sports bar-styled nightclub offers patrons a classy place to enjoy the finer things in life, most notably cigars, drinks and sports. Comfortable leather couches, large high definition screens and a selection of sports memorabilia give the 40/40 Club an inviting environment. For the true sports fan, keep an ear to the bar to find out about exclusive events like signings and personal appearances by the creme de la creme of the sports world, including Barry Bonds, Alex Rodriguez and Jose Canseco.
Located on Palisade Avenue, Teaneck Doghouse is one of the few sports bars and restaurant serving kosher only meals and alcohol. Featuring 28 large flat-screen TVs spread throughout the venue, this place makes it easy for sports fans to watch any number of sporting events and games. The menu features classic American bar food favorites including burgers, hot dogs, sandwiches, fried chicken and much more. With its affordable prices, the Teaneck Doghouse is truly a one of a kind, family-friendly place to hang out and cheer your favorite team to victory.
Located in the heart of Tenafly, Axia Taverna offers people delectable Greek fares in its sophisticated plush ambiance. Spread across two floors, diners can choose to enjoy their meal in the dining room, by the warm fireplace or on the breezy balcony. Gorge on tantalizing preparations of Moussaka, Psari Imeras or Chef's Sparagopita made by the expert chef Alexander Gorant. Before relishing a meal, sip a few glasses of wine at the walnut bar made from fine wood. Established in 2006, this restaurant has bagged various accolades, including 201 Magazine's 'Best of Bergen'.
Established in 2008, the owners of BV Tuscany Italian Ristorante, Vicky and Benny Balidemaj bring to Teaneck delectable fares from the bright Tuscan region of Italy. The brightly colored walls covered with colorful artwork try to recreate the radiance of this sun-kissed land. Gorge on the tantalizing appetizers, pasta, salads and appetizing entrees made of chicken, meat or seafood while seated in this gorgeous place. Complement you meal with a drink from their well-stocked bar.
Enveloped by a Taino-Spanish decor, Mamajuana Cafe is an chic dining destination that features a traditional Taino feast that is enhanced by an archaic Spanish culinary tradition. The extensive wine and cocktail menu perfectly complement the main meals with their exotic flavors. The quaint interiors of the place coupled with its cozy ambiance compel you to spend hours and hours at the Mamajuana Cafe. With an intent to entertain its guests, the Mamajuana Cafe hosts Flamenco performances, Jazz nights and theme parties. Apart from that, the cafe is also available for private functions, birthday parties and corporate events. Check website to know more.
Enjoy the night partaking of chilled tequila, cocktails and loads of Mexican delights at Papasito Mexican Grill & Agave Bar. A casual venue, there is a lot that one can do here. There are quesadillas, tacos and burritos for those who are hungry. While, the others can dance or grab a hookah and unwind with the spirals of smoke. Open till late, it gets crowded, so book the table in advance. The music is Latin, peppy and upbeat, great for some happy dancing. Grab a frozen margarita and let the music take over, as Papasito Mexican Grill & Agave Bar teaches its guests how to party at night.