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.
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.
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.
The magnificent historic mansion that houses Scarborough Fair sits amidst lush surroundings and sets the stage for a memorable dining experience. The interiors wear an old-world charm with most of the building's original features being retained. Soaring ceilings and lavish woodwork give the place, an elegant touch. Natural light flows in through the large arched windows and give a fresh vibe to the place. Head out to the upper level for a cozy fireplace and great views of the periphery. Choose from a diverse menu of modern American favorites crafted from the freshest of the local produce. Seafood specialties have a prominent presence on the menu with such delights as Flounder St. Moritz and Shrimp Athenia. Apart from this, the menu also offers mouthwatering steak and meat preparations. A worldly wine list gives adequate company to the food. A sure fire bet for a romantic rendezvous.
Located by the serene Old Mill Pond, The Mill is a great restaurant to have some delectable American cuisine. You can begin your meal with a soup or a light starter and follow it up with an appetizing entree of chicken, steak or lamb. The steak will be cooked to your liking of rare, medium or fully cooked, which will bring out the right flavors of the beef. Complement your meal with a wine from their collection and complete your meal with a sinful dessert of pudding or cheesecake. Seafood lovers can gorge on fresh catch at the raw bar. This place is brought to life with their entertaining events, check the website and participate.
Minnesota's seems like it landed in the wrong state, but no one on Long Island is complaining... live music or karaoke entertainment and an outdoor deck where food is served all summer long draw crowds. The restaurant, cooking up seafood & specials every day, becomes a 21 and over nightspot after 10 p.m. Energetic live performances, top 40 tracks, dance & house, rock music, ladies' night, and a fabulous atmosphere make this restaurant and club an excellent place to have fun.
Opened in 2016, Surf NJ stays true to the southern BBQ style of cooking. Using only fruit and oak woods, their meats are slowly cooked for several hours, resulting in sublime textures and flavors. Dig into their delights like Oaxaca chicken, St. Louis pork rib and Pastrami short rib. Don't forget to try their weekly specials as well. They also serve a fine range of whiskeys, cocktails and artisan beers.
Rated as one of the better places in New Jersey to get your dose of sushi and sashimi, Yumi offers an eclectic Asian menu. Chef Sheunn experiments with several ingredients to create and present some exemplary dishes, few of which include the Miso Black Cod, Cashew Prawns and the chef's signature rolls made with yellowtail, spicy tuna and salmon tartare. A great way to finish off this flavor-rich meal is to have some homemade banana chocolate dessert. To compliment the light Asian fare, bring along a bottle of wine to this BYO restaurant.
Bahrs Landing, a restaurant serving tantalizing seafood fare, has been managed by the Bahrs family since its inception in 1917. A restaurant that had humble beginnings has expended over the years to include an outdoor deck, a bar and party room, in addition to the main dining hall. Host your next event and let guests enjoy the scenic views of the waters as they party in the sea breeze. Festivities are celebrated with great gusto at Bahrs; join them for Halloween, Thanksgiving, Mother's Day and other celebratory days.
Owned by expert chefs Chris and Alexandria Atamian, Porcini specializes in Italian American Cuisine and delights you with the versatile delicacies it brings to the table. Utilization of local ingredients and spices, a keen eye for detail and excellent presentation skills set the meal apart. Another major highlight is their BYOB policy which helps you save on pricey drinks. A candle is lit on every table which lends a warm glow to the place and the rich wooden furniture in a traditional table setting adds to the charm of the restaurant. Do try their Crab Cakes, Pan Seared Sea Scallops, Mushroom Fettucine and Pork Osso Buco. Grab a bottle of fine wine, savor the food and have a memorable dining experience.
Established in 2009, The Wine Bar offers a haven for all wine lovers. Spread across 4000 square feet (371.61 square meters), this vast lounge and restaurant is beautifully furnished in wood and covered in warm lights, offering an elegant but cozy atmosphere to dine in. The place is surrounded by French windows which welcomes the cool sea breeze to brush against your skin. Choose from their extensive collection of over 100 wines along with some food that will complement the drink. This wine bar remains open from Thursday through Saturday from 6p onwards. While dining in this sophisticated restaurant do not forget to leave your trainers and jerseys at home