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.
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.
Apothèke is one of the many "speakeasy" type bars found throughout Manhattan. This sanctuary located on this hidden alley in New York's Chinatown has plenty of old-fashion panache, though the drinks may be a bit on the pricey side. The bar replicates an old-world apothecary, proudly displaying antique medicine bottles and old-fashioned chemistry equipment. This bar is manned by expert bartenders who sport white lab coats and dispense alcoholic "prescriptions" (as they call them) like the Mata Hari, Femme Fatale and Dr. Ruth, which are created with the Apothèke's house-blended absinthe and other elixirs.
Lot 13 is the brainchild of husband-wife duo, Charles and Jean Stewart. Opened in 2011, this funky establishment with its friendly vibe has easily become a popular haunt among the locals. Their bar has 18 rotating tap beers and a fine selection of bourbon. While their food menu with dishes like pulled pork, pork sammies, burgers and hot dogs are a hit among their patrons. You can play pool, darts or a video game. Listen to the jukebox or the live bands who play here occasionally. It is indeed a great place to hangout with your friends.
Located in the heart of Bayonne, Buon Appetito Restaurant offers tantalizing Italian fares amalgamated with American flair. Their menu features a variety of homemade pastas and ravioli, which can be preceded by savory appetizers. If you do not have time to relish their food at the restaurant you can avail their take away facility or have it delivered to your doorstep. This restaurant provides various attractive holiday offers such as kids eat free Thursdays, Sunday unlimited buffets and family meal specials. Check the website for latest events and gladly participate.
Adobe Blues, the amusingly tacky Southwestern tavern offers large portions of filling food for very reasonable rates. A popular place with locals, it features old wanted posters and other decorations meant to evoke the Western United States when cowboys and American Indians ruled the land. Live blues and jazz music is performed regularly. The appetizer of choice has to be Quesadillas; Chili Rellenos, grilled chicken and beer soaked shrimp with garlic are popular entrées. There are also approximately 200 bottled beers from around the world for sale, and more than 30 types of tequila.
Duffy's impresses its guests with its warm hospitality and efficient service. This pub is known for offering a wide range of beverages on their bar menu that includes beers, wines, cocktails and other spirits to choose from. In case you feel hungry, Duffy's entices your palate with delightful Irish delicacies. Devour the cheese burger, pastrami or enjoy the Irish nachos or other dishes from their menu which have become the popular favorites now. Duffy's cozy interiors, casual ambiance and friendly staff ensure you a pleasant dining experience.
Pier 76 - Staten Island is an Italian restaurant located in the neighborhood of Staten Island in New York. This place has an ultimate hipster environment with New Yorkers visiting its premises daily. It offers a family-style dining opportunity to all the folks out there. Try their classic pasta, homemade gnocchi or the splendid pizza baked to perfection in the Italian fashion. This restaurant will keep you smiling and satisfied till the moment you leave the door and even after!
120 Bay Cafe, formerly known as the Cargo Cafe, located on Bay Street, is frequently visited by bikers as it is the last stop before the ferry ride. The decor of the restaurant is ever changing and interesting as the artwork on the walls is changed periodically. This place is a good bet if you want to have a wholesome brunch as it is known for its burgers and steaks. Also worth trying out are the seafood preparations, the yummy cheeseburgers and the grilled chicken with garlic bread. A good place to have some beer and hang out with friends.