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 after Gilbert’s tragic demise 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. Moreover, an extensive collection of around 900 wines complements every dish to perfection. Patrons can also enjoy delectable small plates and handcrafted cocktails from their eclectic lounge. The restaurant offers chic spaces for private dining too.
Located near the scenic waterfront in Brooklyn, the now-legendary Grimaldi's Coal Brick-Oven Pizzeria offers excellent pizzas and other delicacies. Cooked in a brick oven, the pies emerge crispy, fresh, and pleasantly charred. The toppings always consist of choicest ingredients, including delectable sausages, bacon, meatballs, vegetables, and mozzarella cheese. Other dishes on the menu include a variety of fresh salads, desserts, calzones, along with an impressive beer and wine list. Over the years, Grimaldi's has earned its share of faithful customers, who consider this to be the best pizza in New York City.
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. The friendly staff will give you great recommendations and ensure that you get the best deal.
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 classic arcade games. Draft and 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.
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.
Apothéke is a cocktail bar located in Chinatown. The bar is known for its mixology-inspired cocktails made with fresh ingredients and creative presentation. The bar has a vintage pharmacy-inspired décor with antique furniture, apothecary jars, and various scientific instruments. The cocktail menu is divided into categories such as Stimulants, Painkillers, and Aphrodisiacs, each containing unique drinks with inventive names. The bar also offers a "Doctor's Orders" menu where customers can describe their symptoms, and the bartender will make a custom "prescriptions" tailored to their needs. The bar has been recognized as one of the best cocktail bars in the world and has won numerous awards for its mixology.
Tre Otto is a friendly neighborhood restaurant that takes care of all those nasty cravings for ethnic Italian meals. Try the Arancina al Ragu pasta or the Spinach Ravioli pasta that are both excellent. Dining here is a pleasure always, with the welcoming staff and the happy smiles that greet one as they set about laying the food and ensuring a relaxing time. Tre Otto scores full marks for its delicious food and great service. However, what is more noteworthy is their attention to saving the environment that they show by using recycled paper, wood and materials.
If you are a guest at the Embassy Suites or not, a visit to the SkyLawn Bar located on the hotel premises is a must. This rooftop bar is bathed in green as it has an artificial lawn carpet and plants lending a garden appeal. It is set up with plush cushioned seating and on movie nights backrest chairs are arranged. Indulge in craft cocktails like Life Line, Rough Exposure with sides like the Charcuterie Board or Cuban Finger Sandwiches. You can organize your private events as it is available for rent.
Located in the heart of Harrison, Vinnie's All Star Bar & Grill is a famous hangout spot among the locals. This no frills restaurant has an old school, inviting and a homely vibe. The menu provides a variety of Portuguese and traditional American options. They have some awesome daily specials that is simply delicious and fulfilling. Their Philly Steak wrap, Turkey club sandwich, Chicken parm meal, Pork chops are some of the popular dishes served here that is worth trying.
While any bar that serves drinks and good food is a winner, Silver Light Tavern on Lorimer Street takes it up a notch with its breathtaking ambiance. Parts of the establishment is made up of cream colored walls that goes along well with the wooden furnishing and green booths. Tasteful paintings adorn them, providing patrons with something to look at other than the view outside. Another part of the pub comprises of brick exposed walls and the most intricate black and grey wallpaper design you will ever see. But don't be overwhelmed just yet, for they also offer an impressive cocktail list with options like Duke of Earl, Sal Paradise, Hot Mess and more. Perfectly complementing the drinks are the entrees with dishes like Denver Lamb Ribs, Tavern Steak, Pork Chop Schnitzel and more. So if you are looking for great food, drinks and an awesome time with friends or a loved one, then Silver Light Tavern is the place to go.