Romantic neighborhood locations — SoHo, Greenwich Village, TriBeCa -- reveal a sense of the old city and make dining downtown a great New York pleasure. The linguine arrabbiata has a spicy sauce with chunks of tender tomato. I added Iwashi Sardine which the chef had been preparing fresh as I walked in right as they opened. When pastry chef Dominique Ansel opened his eponymous bakery on a tree-lined SoHo side street in 2011, it immediately won scores of local fans loyal to his miniature meringues, chocolate-covered canelle and flaky French pastries. Try the farfalle with broccoli rabe and sausage, the hand-made focaccica pizza, the long, hot stuffed peppers for the adventurous , bracciole, and pastries from Veniero's , and Ciao Bella gelato.
Spanning historic bistros, neighborhood legends and quirky-cool cafes, we have a recommendation for every appetite. Now her taste for decadence and debauchery has been distilled into this eponymous restaurant, where you can dine on sumptuous European dishes in a candlelit, velvet-boothed dining room. The kitchen serves well-seasoned and generously portioned fine contemporary Greek cuisine, including a variety of dishes from the charcoal grill such as grilled octopus marinated in red wine, and grilled chicken and tuna entrées. The perennially packed Balthazar serves French bistro fare to about 1500 impossibly stylish guests of media moguls, models and the people who break freshly baked bread with them. His concept for the Kulcha Klub is just brilliant - we tasted Chef Daniel Boulud Kulcha made for Bread Bar and it was delicious. The Brothers Bromberg's menu also boasts a variety of heavenly, chocolate-themed desserts that are perfect for late-night fits of entropy.
Orecchiette with broccoli rabe and roasted almonds and ricotta dumplings are among the pasta choices. Sometimes all you need is a tiramisu, a pick-me-up and not an entire meal so wend your way to a SoHo treasure. This is New York, after all. We had a group of 7 so we let the owner and chef choose from the menu for us, and we are glad we did. Looking for quirky, glitz and a more affordable taste of Nobu? Once a warehouse in an industrial part of New York City, Tribeca Grill has aided the cobblestoned area's transformation into a cultural hub.
Investors Robert De Niro Jr. While many dishes are just like what her mother made, plenty of others chart their own course. Start with warm lobster medallions tossed with crabmeat, or share an order of herb-roasted oysters with chanterelles. Many people consider the River Café to be the best restaurant in Brooklyn, and it is probably the most expensive. The highly coveted rear booths are unofficially reserved for the truly elite, so let your glance pass over all the restaurant's flatteringly lit nooks and crannies — but don't stare, of course! Creamy edamame dumplings and taro-puff lollipops filled with minced pork are two of the many dim sum delights.
And be scorned for trying to compare. New York City boasts more fine restaurants than anywhere else in the world, and many are located downtown. Memorable entrees include glazed Alaskan black cod that melts like butter in the mouth, and a whole Peking duck perfectly prepared, with crispy skin and an absence of fat. While the original Borough Market site is cosy and charming — though often packed — the newer South Kensington venue comes complete with the elegant downstairs Mermaid cocktail bar. I also had the smoky Mac n cheese, which was great.
Coffee and tiramisu for dessert to complete a fabulous night. That was over 30 years ago, today its picture-perfect, candlelit interiors surround an impressive art collection. The culture and cuisine is fittingly old-school, with a wink in the eye of the occasionally gruff servers. The intimate, split-level townhouse possesses an ambience that gourmet-minded vegetarians crave but rarely encounter. The kitchen adds a fine continental touch to American staples. Opium Opium is a stylish, hidden gem in the heart of Chinatown. In a city of near-constant change, neighborhoods can reinvent themselves seemingly overnight.
Vibes are low-key, service is smooth, and you feel like you are at a friend's house who really knows his way around the kitchen. It routinely makes lists of the most romantic restaurants not just in the city but in the world. My coworker adored her salad with chicken and quinoa. Linger over a glass or bottle of wine, and you're sure to see at least one boldfaced name. Keep your eyes peeled for our 10 favorites, where SoHo's trademark style and substance come together in one, decidedly delicious shopping break. What more could you want? This Greenwich Village restaurant is where romantics come to celebrate.
So let us give you a heads up on the sexy and romantic restaurants for the big night out. Wait staff extremely friendly, and attentive. The buttery, jalapeno-studded cornbread is what other bread baskets aspire to be, and the inventive cocktails, solid beer list and carefully selected international wines by the glass keep things hopping at all hours. It was like being in Sicily. But they did buy a little restaurant that was on sale. The space itself is very cute and very much the SoHo vibe.
I will definitely go there for lunch more! The coffee was very much fine. The historic 1934 lounge atop 30 Rock has served breathtaking skyline views to storied families—the Astors, Kennedys, and Roosevelts—alongside old-world-meets-modern American fare from its perch 65 stories high. The espresso would make Naples proud. On a romantic tree-lined street in Greenwich Village, cozy Italian restaurant Il Cantinori resembles a Tuscan farmhouse that serves simple, robust fare. Took a little while for us to be sat for our reservation, but when they did seat us, they had honored our request for a specific table. This was a business lunch and I tried something new — the salmon.