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 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 truckloads of classic arcade games. Draft 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. See website for frequently updated draft list, special event announcements, Happy Hour info and more.
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. A visit to PDT is quite an interesting experience indeed.
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.
This upscale sports bar-styled nightclub offers patrons a classy place to enjoy the finer things in life, most notably cigars, drinks and sports. Comfortable leather couches, large high definition screens and a selection of sports memorabilia give the 40/40 Club an inviting environment. For the true sports fan, keep an ear to the bar to find out about exclusive events like signings and personal appearances by the creme de la creme of the sports world, including Barry Bonds, Alex Rodriguez and Jose Canseco.
Apothèke is one of the many "speakeasy" type bars found throughout Manhattan. This sanctuary located on this hidden alley in New York's Chinatown has plenty of old-fashion panache, though the drinks may be a bit on the pricey side. The bar replicates an old-world apothecary, proudly displaying antique medicine bottles and old-fashioned chemistry equipment. This bar is manned by expert bartenders who sport white lab coats and dispense alcoholic "prescriptions" (as they call them) like the Mata Hari, Femme Fatale and Dr. Ruth, which are created with the Apothèke's house-blended absinthe and other elixirs.
For a tantalizing French fare while in Maplewood, visit Verjus Restaurant. Established in 2001, this restaurant has earned itself a reputation of being one of the best in Maplewood. The restaurant boasts of a menu comprising of French cuisine that blends with American cooking traditions. Furnished in wood with exquisite artworks adorning its walls, Verjus offers its guests an elegant ambiance to dine in. Be ready to try out something new, as the chefs enjoy surprising their guests with a refreshing menu every season. Those not in the mood for a grub, can relax at the bar and select from their extensive collection of french and American wines, beers and scotch.
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.
Trendy and lively, Coda Kitchen & Bar provides food and drinks. The warm hospitality adds on to the dishes they serve. The decor has a dfinite arisitic touch with walls in shades of white, red couches and bright lights. Truffle fries, fried calamari, angus beef and many more items await you here. They have an extensive list of wines, cocktails and taps to choose from as well. Whether its dinner with your family or a dinner party. Coda Kitchen & Bar will add to up to your occasion. Come to enjoy the food that looks and tastes good.
Europa Bar and Restaurant offers the very best Portuguese food around Elizabeth. With a menu that is bursting with delicious and affordable options, including juicy grilled steak and Chilean sea bass, and an equally impressive selection of dessert and drinks, it is no wonder this classy eatery is a favorite among locals.
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.