Principally a live music venue, The Long Beach Inn devotes plenty of energy to creating a wonderful concert schedule for music enthusiasts on Long Island, with great results. Special nights all week long tempt guests to satisfy their hunger at the restaurant - try Taco Tuesday - or dance to DJ mixes and happy hour acoustic sets before enjoying performances by great East Coast bands. See website for details and photo galleries.
Created by Vittorio Assaf and Fabio Granato while out at sea, Serafina has stamped its presence across the globe. It promotes Northern Italian flavors with an array of brick-oven pizza and handmade pasta, as well as delicious meat and seafood dishes made from the choicest ingredients and traditional recipes. Dine out on the breezy patio or in the company of Michela Martello's inspiring paintings inside. End your meal with signature Italian dessert imports Tiramisu or Panna Cotta.
A grocery store is generally not a place you'd expect to find high-end dining, but Chef's Table, located at the very popular Brooklyn Fare, is a refreshing exception. The intimate restaurant seats just 18 around the animated, open-plan kitchen. Chef Cesar Ramirez helms the kitchen, offering delectable seafood creations. The fixed menu offers 20 courses of delectable creations. There is a dress code and formal attire is expected. Reservations are highly recommended, and open up six weeks in advance.
As with many sushi restaurants in Manhattan, this popular East Village spot does not accept reservations on Friday and Saturday nights. So take a place in the line outside and start anticipating that first bite of traditional Japanese entrées like sushi, sashimi and more. Kanoyama's T-shirts were designed by the late pop artist Keith Haring, who was a regular here. A small place with enormous fresh flowers and branches, Kanoyama's fresh and contemporary atmosphere only adds to the experience.
An elegant establishment serving dinner each evening - and lunch from Tuesday through Friday - Wild Honey carefully selects fresh and varied ingredients to create their menu of creative American cuisine. An attentive, welcoming staff efficiently serves the flavorful dishes, catering both to meat lovers and fish enthusiasts, and homemade desserts or a fruit-garnished cheese plate nicely round out the meal. Located in Theodore Roosevelt's one-time executive office, this restaurant is a happy tribute to local history.
Located by New Jersey's waterfront, Son Cubano offers its guests a great dining experience by the sparkling waters of the Hudson. At Son Cubano, guests can relish the delectable Cuban fare as they gaze at New York city's spectacular skyline. Weekends is the best time to visit this place; you can unwind at the bar and sway to the gentle beats of the music. You can also drop in on a Sunday to devour on a typical Cuban brunch. Do try out the Mojito: a Cuban classic cocktail. If you are planning to dine in this sophisticated space, remember to leave your sneakers and t-shirts at home.
Sitting in the heart of the Theater District, this friendly Italian restaurant was established in 1944, and is still going strong. Traditional Italian cooking and a warm atmosphere ideal for going out with families and friends alike, is what makes Patsy's such a loved establishment. The interiors are done up in mellow hues, with beautiful chandeliers and sconces creating a warm vibe. The artwork and photographs adorning the walls add a nice touch to the proceedings. Signature dishes at Patsy's include Chicken Contadina, Veal Rollatine Marsala and Lobster Fra Diavolo. There's a pre-theater menu as well. Throughout its rich history, the restaurant has been host to numerous celebrities, and its not uncommon to spot one dining beside your table. Check website for more.
Although the interiors display understated elegance with candle-lit dinner tables, linens and paintings, the ambiance is energetic with loud live music and a crowded bar. The 85-seater restaurant serves traditional Cuban cuisine as well as other Latin specialties. The bar with its collection of assorted wines and liquors is one of the main attractions. Tuesdays are Bolero nights and till Sunday live acts are performed. Check website for details.
Sitting pretty on the ninth floor of the Museum of Arts and Design, Robert paints a vibrant stroke atop the shades of grey that dominates the modern building. Christened after the iconic American event planner, Robert Isabell, the space is stamped with his signature style and panache. The cuisine is a blend of American and Mediterranean flavors, and gives way to a creatively-plated contemporary menu. Savor Foie Gras mousse, charred octopus and blue baby mussels with fine wine and inventive cocktails like the Mad Manhattan and Venetian Sparkler. The loungey interiors and unique art installation decor make for an eclectic and chic ambiance. Floor-to-ceiling windows give way to stunning views of Columbus Circle and Central Park.
54 Below lies directly beneath the infamous defunct nightclub Studio 54, offering guests a more wholesome experience in their cabaret-style dining space. With tables no further than twenty four feet from the stage, 54 Below has become a haven for Broadway's finest who come here to belt out classic show tunes to excited diners. In addition to up to three performances a night, gourmet cuisine awaits guests on the brief but focused menu. Innovative twists on American cuisine populate the menu, featuring espresso marinated hanger steak in addition to house-made mozzarella and ratatouille shepherd's pie. The dessert menu is quite lengthy considering the number of dinner offerings, allowing guests to indulge in decadent creations while being serenaded by some of New York's finest. Designed and managed by a team of multiple Tony Award winning set managers and lighting technicians, 54 Below is the best place to see the stars out to play.
Located right next door to the famed Carnegie Hall, the Russian Tea Room has a rich and long-standing history with New York high society. Originally opened by members of the Russian Imperial Ballet in 1926, this elegant, red and gold architectural masterpiece has been host to countless celebrities, performers and politicians. The restaurant's ownership has since changed hands since its closure in 2002, after the death of former owner Warner LeRoy; it re-opened and returned with the same opulent and stately atmosphere.
This pretty little tearoom serves the finest quality of loose leaf teas along with Chinese delicacies. Relax in the soothing ambiance and uplift the mood with a leisurely cup of classic Earl Grey or Moroccan Mint. The lunch and dinner are pre-set and consist of glazed salmon, Chilean sea bass and Asian shrimp roll. Books are available to glance over or to pore into, depending on the diner's mood. Private tea parties can be hosted too, with prior booking. It is believed that tea is a magic drink that soothes the senses, savor it here and allow this magic to unfold.