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.
Located in the heart of White Plains, The Lazy Boy Saloon & Ale House has been a downtown institution since opening in 1994. Domestic and international craft beers, bottled brews and over 40 drafts on tap comprise arguably the best beer list in Westchester County. Enjoy a chilled pint with award-winning bar fare of timeless American favorites like burgers, sandwiches and pizzas. On Wednesday and Friday nights, this place comes alive with live gigs by local talent.
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.
Located across the McLean Avenue, the Rory Dolan's Restaurant, Bar & Caterers is an Irish restaurant. This dining establishment serves excellent Irish cuisine and is loved by one and all. Diners can choose from mouth-watering appetizers like Crispy Fried Calamari Rings, Oven Baked Stuffed Chopped Clams or Pan Seared Chicken Vol au Vent. If you are not interested in ordering a complete meal, opt for the burgers and sandwiches. And, it has a special kids menu that will surely delight your little ones. If you take a liking to the Irish cuisine, Rory Dolan's offers off-site catering services too. For more details, call ahead.
Venue Lounge & Restaurant offers a lively atmosphere and a full menu with interesting food options. Nights are always upbeat here with the DJ playing peppy tracks till wee hours.
Heritage Bar & Restaurant is a lively pub offering some amazing dinner and lunch specials. The bar also has TV screen playing live league matches.
Enjoy a flavorful Irish Ale in a traditional Irish Pub at An Beal Bocht Cafe in the Bronx, New York. Considered the elite venue in New York for showcasing the rich cultural heritage and traditions of Ireland, this Irish pub has live musical nights, poetry recitations, stand-up comedy shows, plays and art exhibits running throughout the year. Popular appetizers on the menu include Bruschetta, Chicken Wings, Fried Calamari and Mozzarella Sticks. Irish specials on the menu include Shepherd's Pie, Crock of Chili, Hanger Steak, Fish & Chips, Beef Stew and Penne Vodka. Traditional Irish and foreign draft beers on offer at this pub are Pale Ale, Guinness Stout, Lagunitas IPA, Captain Lawrence, Bell's Smitten Golden and Stella Artois.
A bit of a hidden gem due to its Bronx location, the Bronx Alehouse is actually one of the best beer bars on it's entire side of the city. The bar features 16 taps, as well as one cask that rotates, not to mention the bottle list with dozens of beers on it. Hardcore beer lovers might be interested in joining the Alehouse's Beer Club, where you (eventually) sample 100 different beers; those who complete the challenge get their name on the wall of fame in the pub. Aside from the amazing beer selection, they also offer a food menu with more or less basic pub grub. TVs make it a particularly fun place to come and watch sports.