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.
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 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.
Chateau of Spain offers exquisite Spanish cuisine with an elegant dining experience. The interiors are tastefully decorated with soft lights, wooden furniture and artistic paintings. The extensive use of wood sets the tone of the the decor in whole. Delicious and garnished beautifully, the food promises to capture the essence of Spanish cuisine. The menu has an eclectic assortment of Spanish delicacies along with a few Portuguese culinary delights as well. The place is perfect for intimate family lunches, birthday parties or grand wedding dinners. Whatever be the occasion, Chateau of Spain restaurant promises to deliver a dining experience to cherish forever.
Headed up by renowned chef April Bloomfield, The Spotted Pig's menu of English-inspired gastropub fare is worth seeking out. Take a seat in the cozy dining room, decorated with mismatched bar stools and pig-themed art. The most popular item on the menu is the burger - thick, juicy, perfectly cooked, and served with a side of shoestring fries, it's a must-try. If you're in the mood for something lighter, try the apple salad with walnuts and cheddar.
Boulevard Five72 is the invention of thee Snyder couple Scott and Allison and their partner Michael Reilly, an efficient businessman. At Boulevard you can savor traditional American fares of burgers, steaks, ribs and roast chicken that have been prepared with a contemporary twist. The menu also reflects of French and Italian influences. Guests can relish their meal in the elegant brightly lit dining hall or under the shade at the beautiful patio. You can never get enough of the alluring creations of the expert chefs here, which will keep you coming back for more.
Be it a normal dinner or a distinctive corporate or personal event that needs to be planned, La Griglia is the best bet for every event possible. With its delightful preparations, carefully created by Chef Tocci, the restaurant is all set to charm the diner. The elite setting and the lavish ambience are other factors that heighten the experience. Seafood Ravioli, Jumbo Lump Crabmeat and Chilean Sea Bass are some exceptional dinner varieties that need special mention. Extraordinary wines are also on offer and go well with the meal.
Rio Rodizio Brazilian Steakhouse and Sushi, as its name suggests, blends a Brazilian churrascaria with a sushi bar. Guests can savor specialties such as Seaweed Salad, Oriental Gyoza, Ribs of Rio and Far East Fried Calamari. Do not miss their signature sushi rolls with unusual names like Volcano, M-16, Dragon, and Rock and Roll. The Iso Maki Roll, a blend of avocado and white tuna, wrapped in shiso leaf, is particularly recommended. Their salad bar serves fresh vegetable dressings. Your meal is complemented by magnum cocktails like the Rio Love Potion and Sangria such as Forbidden Fruit and Water Melon Sangria.
Frenchy's Bar and Grill provides the ideal environment for a post work live game and binge drinking session with friends and colleagues. This dive bar in Roselle Park borough of New Jersey features multiple HDTVs mounted on walls, a jukebox and pool tables for entertainment. Neon signs typical of dive and sports bars adorn the walls, which combined with the dim lighting, really gives the place a wonderful vibe. The food menu is American with lots of options in appetizers and other finger food. This sports bar offers a vast selection of draft, draught and bottled beers. They also have happy hours everyday in the evening with slashed rates on beer and appetizers. So don't hesitate to drop by and drink to your heart's content.
Sun Tavern at Roselle Park is renowned to be one of the most frequented restaurants in the vicinity. They are known for their scrumptious meals especially their pizzas, their great service and showcasing of live sport events. Serving sumptuous meals from pasta, pizza and generous portions of steak, they also serve draft beers, bottled versions of beer as well as wines by the glass. The ambiance is traditional, warm and cozy with rustic wooden accents. The restaurant can also be rented for private events.
A favorite among locals and residents of Cranford, especially on game nights, Riverside Inn Bar is a neighborhood dive bar. This watering hole, popularly known as The Dive, features quite an impressive selection of draught, craft and bottled beer. Featuring multiple TVs and a jukebox, there are ample entertainment options provided in this dive bar. The food is predominantly American with burgers, hot dogs, sandwiches and sides dominating the menu. Tacos and nachos are the favorite finger food among guests. The ambiance is of a typical dive bar, with dim lighting, fully stocked bar with really pocket-friendly prices on liquors. Cheeky quotes and sayings adorn all over the place, so if you love some tongue-in-cheek humour, you will probably enjoy the bar and the company that comes along with it.