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.
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.
Burgers, shakes, sodas and pretty much all the classic fast food staples can be found at this revered burger joint in Madison Square Park. In addition to addictive burgers and shakes, the Shack offers a leafy outdoor setting for its patrons to watch the city go by. The surprise here is that they serve booze with your burger; from beer, to reds and whites available by glass and bottle, grab one and try to find a spot on the grass. What's more, they're dog-friendly and they have a few things on the menu as well for your pooch. During the spring and summer, the line outside can be inexorably long, however there are other locations around Manhattan which are only a cab ride away.
While the East Village has long been a hip neighborhood, it was first known as an ethnic community. The Ukrainian restaurant Veselka is a remnant of that history. This combination luncheonette and sidewalk cafe with an Eastern European air features breakfast muffins, bagels, potato pancakes and cheese blintzes among other selections. For lunch, a hearty borscht and their famous pierogies should do the trick, while a dinner meal of kielbasa or veal goulash should leave you smiling and satisfied.
A barn converted into a restaurant, Blue Hill at Stone Barns serves excellent American country cuisine. Renowned Chef Dan Barber believes in showcasing natural flavors, preferably in season. In fact, most of the restaurant's produce comes from the Stone Hill Farm surrounding the restaurant. Blue Hill is an ideal place to go for a Sunday brunch, lazing in the afternoon sun and soaking in the surroundings. Reserve well in advance to avoid disappointment.
Benjamin Steakhouse is one place where you will get an absolute feel of being at a steakhouse. Located close to the West Harrison neighborhood, it is definitely a favorite here. The dishes served here will not impress you with their presentation, but will make you happy by tasting great. Steaks being the specialty, the meat is perfectly grilled and flavored according to their patrons' requirements. The elegant, warm and bright ambiance of this place makes you comfortable and relaxed. Host your most special events here and you will be glad for choosing such a great venue that can accommodate anything from grand dinners, cocktails and buffets. For bookings, events and more information, call ahead or visit their website.
The sculpture of a giant nose appearing in the window of this spot will let you know you are in the right place. Located across the street from Carnegie Hall, Trattoria Dell’Arte is one of Manhattan's best places to enjoy antipasti and thin-crust pizzas. The pumpkin-colored dining room is bright and beautiful, and the food, service and ambience are all good. It is often crowded, but worth the wait. Try the grilled vegetable platter, veal chop parmigiana or the grilled shrimp. Check website for details.
The opening of Serafina was a matter of survival for owners Vittorio Assaf and Fabio Granato, the business pact being made while on a tumultuous nautical experience. Today the restaurant group has etched its mark onto culinary scenes in America, Japan, Brazil as well as India. Serafina Broadway is housed in a 1904 establishment that later metamorphosed into the Dream Hotel. David Rockwell is the architectural force behind the unique decor that sees vibrant Venetian-glass lamps, a hand-painted ceiling facade and hints of Federico Fellini's cinematic classics. The cuisine is the reference point for Italian flavors in the city, with antipasti, fresh pastas and Cherrywood-fired pizza making it to the menu. Savor Le Crespelle Di Sofia, Linguine Alle Vongole Veraci, Risotto Del Giorno or Marinara and Di Fabio with regional fine wine.
Situated in the Midtown West locality of New York, The Three Monkeys is one of the most popular sports bar around, offering a wide range of drinks and pub grubs in a casual yet stylish environment. A great place to catch your favorite game with friends, the establishment has flat screen TVs at each corner, allowing you enjoy your time here without missing out on any of the action. The Buffalo Chicken Wings, the Three Monkeys Dog, and the IPA Smoked Brisket are some of the must-tries from their food menu.
Loi Estiatorio is an eclectic restaurant offering the best of traditional Greek and Mediterranean delicacies in a sophisticated and classy atmosphere. Helmed by noted Chef Loi, the menu features her trademark recipes, carefully chosen from her critically acclaimed cook book, The Greek Diet. The menu features appetizers such as Romaine Salad, Grilled Halloumi, Village Salad and Octopus. Village specialties served here also include Lamb Shanks, Stuffed Eggplant, Greek Lasagna and accompaniments featuring Kounoupidi, Horta, Pougi and Feta. Specials on the menu include Salt Baked Fish, Mussels, Tiger Prawn, Shrimp Pasta and Ravioli.
Tucked inside an elegant Midtown space, Indian Accent brings strikingly modern Indian food to New York. Having tasted great success from his restaurant in India, Chef Manish Mehrotra takes it up a notch, crafting inventive takes on traditional Indian specialties. The fixed price menu, although slightly heavy on the pocket best showcases the chefs prowess. Choose from a diverse menu showcasing such delights as Ghee Roast Lamb, Pathar Beef Kebab and Chicken Kofta. There is a fine selection of wines and spice-inspired cocktails for company. End the meal with a Makhan Malai, the reigning favorite from the dessert selection.
This tiny sandwich shop is best described by its name. Offering mainly sandwiches and soups to go, the fixings are always delightfully fresh, like something made from your own kitchen. Their gourmet sandwiches are offered on sliced bread, a baguette, or a bagel. You can choose from a list of their own creations like the Tuna Salad and Vegetables, or the Fresh Mozzarella, Tomato, & Pesto, or build your own sandwich from a variety of ingredients. A sandwich and soup lunch special is available, and they also have a full coffee and juice bar. Small but very festive, the walls are multicolored, and grabbing lunch at the window bar is always a delight. The staff is bright and attentive. You will not feel rushed as you might at many places during lunchtime. Call for further information.