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.
Blue Ribbon Brasserie is an obligatory stop for food connoisseurs in the city. While the wildly popular restaurant now has several locations, the flagship location will always hold a special place in New Yorkers' hearts, particularly fans of the late-night dining scene. Blue Ribbon Brasserie welcomes diners until the early hours of the morning, creating a warm and welcoming ambience with low lighting and details like velvet upholstery. Sample the best comfort food you've ever eaten, savor remarkably fresh seafood, and enjoy classic mains like the hangar steak with wild mushrooms or roasted duck club. There's something to be said for American dishes done right at Blue Ribbon Brasserie.
Eno Terra sits amidst lush surroundings in a beautiful mansion steeped in history. The majestic setting is just the beginning of your experience though. Drawing inspiration from the region's rich agricultural bounty, the restaurant presents a diverse menu of Italian specialties that offer a good mix of the traditional and modern preparations. Most of the kitchen's ingredients come from the restaurant's own Eno Terra Canal Farm with independent growers and suppliers also chipping in. The seasonally changing menu offers a good mix of classic and contemporary preparations, with seafood dominating the proceedings. The delightful wine list is a globe-trotting affair with American and Italian wines making up a major part of the list. A romantic charm envelopes you as you enter the historic building, with the wood-dominated interiors accentuating its striking features. An excellent bet for an intimate meal, Eno Terra is also apt for memorable group dinners and private functions. Check website for more.
For more than a 100 years, this huge cafeteria-style Jewish deli has been delighting New Yorkers with their pastrami and brisket sandwiches alongside their scrumptious "kosher-style" meals. The humble eatery, with Formica tables lined up in rows, may not be the ideal place to take a date (unless you want to remind him or her of eating in a school lunchroom), but if you are craving a giant sandwich served with perfect pickles or a couple of kosher hot dogs, there is perhaps no better place than Katz's in the city. There is table service, but most people take a ticket at the door and give it to the counterman when placing their order; they then pay on the way out.
The Rocky Hill Inn is a cozy neighbourhood bistro and pub, much loved by the localites. It features an extensive menu of wholesome food like Shepherd's Pie, Braised Short Rib, various burgers and quite a few salads. Here one can relax like in an English pub with the adjacent bar providing the beer on tap, TV screens and WiFi. The outdoor patio is also a good place to unwind. Do not leave without trying out the turkey burger that is supposed to be one-of-a-kind.
Located near the waterfront in Brooklyn, the now legendary Grimaldi's offers excellent pizzas. Cooked in a brick oven, the crusts emerge crispy and pleasantly charred. The toppings always consist of only the freshest ingredients, including their delectable sausage, vegetables and mozzarella cheese. No reservations are taken, so be prepared to wait outside along with hordes of faithful customers, who consider this to be the best pizza in New York City.
Talk Of The Town brings the street food and authentic flavors of India to Iselin. The basic wooden furnished interiors are decorated with Indian wall art. Offering a gamut of Indian snacks and meals, the menu comprises of staples like Samosa, Kachori, Pakoda, Bombay Toast Sandwich and curries like Paneer Makhani, Chhole Bhature etc. Indian beverages like Lassi, juices and Madras Coffee, Masala Chai are available. Don't forget to taste Gulab Jamun, Rasgulla and Indian ice cream called 'Kulfi' here. This place is a must-visit for traditional Indian eats.
Named after the famous beach in Bombay, where all the Indian junk food you can possibly stomach is available, Chowpatty sure lives up to its reputation of being a topnotch restaurant. Chowpatty is a pure vegetarian restaurant catering the largest menu amongst the Indian restaurants anywhere. They serve around 500 different varieties of vegetarian food in their catering menu. The restaurant has catered in different parts of the US for up to 10,000 guests. During the last decade, Chowpatty has catered for parties, religious ceremonies, weddings, birthdays and baby showers.
If you are craving for authentic Indian cuisine in Iselin, then head straight to Shalimar Sweets and Restaurant. Try their Tandoori Kebabs and relish the spices, or indulge your sweet tooth with treats from the Indian subcontinent. This place is the worth a visit to get a taste of real Indian food.
Serving delicacies straight from the streets of Mumbai, India, Bombay Talk is the talk of the Little India neighborhood of Iselin. A part of the Dimples chain of restaurants, this specialty fast food restaurant offers vegetarian delights from the Indian cuisine such as Chaat, Indian-Chinese food, sandwiches and South Indian delicacies. Try the tantalizing Chhole Bhature and finish it with desserts like Falooda or Rabadi. Located on the Oak Tree Road, this restaurant is a perfect place for those who want to enjoy the Indian street food without traveling all the way to India.
Quality Sweets is a petite restaurant hidden away from the chaos of Iselin's Oak tree road. This busy sweet store serves some traditional mouth watering sweets that are beautifully decorated. Quality sweets were the first to bring Bengali Mithai to the state. The sweets here are made with the right amount of ingredients and condiments and leaves you with that ultimate melt in your mouth brisket. They also have a wide variety of snacks and appetizers such as chaats, dosas, samosas etc. If you have a sweet tooth, head over, to quality sweets.
Shalimar Grill is a Pakistani restaurant that serves delicious, authentic and traditional eats. With a basic setting and an extensive menu, the restaurant puts all its focus on delicious food. Pakistani and North Indian staples like Chicken Karahi, Chicken Lahori, Palak Paneer, Okra and rice varieties like Shalimar Chawal and Biryani are served on the menu. Flavored Lassi in beverages and desserts like Gulab Jamun, Rasmalai etc. are a must-try.