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Restaurant Dining in NYC, New York, USA
Restaurant Dining in New York
Restaurant Dining in New York : By Area | By Cuisine | By Price New York City restaurants never lose their ability to keep rich and poor alike preferring to eat out rather than stay home. Celebrity-chef enclaves continue to sizzle, yet restaurants for those with more modest food budgets also are opening at a rapid clip, to a point where New York City has more than 18,000 eating establishments. Many glamorous names from the past retain their luster, including the celebrated 21 Club, once a speakeasy. Apart from two restaurants The Bar Room and The Upstairs this four-story townhouse with 10 private dining rooms has the legendary Prohibition-era wine cellar labeled by some jaded critics as the most wonderfully decadent dining room in the city. For doing as Romans do, Alfredo of Rome, the famed fettuccini purveyor has migrated, after a five-year hiatus, from its original Big Apple space to grander Rockefeller Center quarters with black marble, Ferrari-red leather chairs and a display case of boutique olive oils for sale. Butter, a new age East Village establishment, lends a relaxed downtown edge to the classic dining scene, serving signature reinterpretations of classic New American fare such as Spice-Rubbed Pork Loin with Pork Belly Cracklings, Straw Potato and Mustard Greens, and Seared Sea Bass with Braised Artichokes.
The Slow Food Guide to New York City: Restaurants, Markets, Bars
A deliciously different guide for native New Yorkers and visitors alike, with a broad yet discriminating view of the Big Apple’s incredibly rich food landscape. Compiled and written by passionate food-lovers who know the city inside and out, this unique guide covers not only the fancy four-star restaurants but the neighborhood hangouts and hidden treasures that make New York City such an international culinary destination. The Slow Food Guide to New York City celebrates the foods and cuisines of the city’s finest restaurants, green markets, specialty food shops, bars, and late-night spots. What all these places share is a commitment to the values of the international Slow Food movement: Artisanship, Conviviality, Eco-Gastronomy, Freshness, Sustainability, Tradition, and Typicality.
At Seventh Avenue’s Bagel & Bean, healthy alternatives for takeout or delivery include hand-rolled bagels, nonfat cream cheeses and create-your-own leaf salads. Far East food in a far out setting reigns at Ruby Foo’s Times Square, creating buzz amid Broadway lights with a fifty-foot long sign spelling out Ruby Foo’s. In Greenwich Village, the casual, hip Garage Restaurant & Café combines seafood, steaks and raw bar specialties with prime people-watching potential from outdoor tables in warmer months. Mickey Mantle’s Restaurant near Central Park South dishes up hearty American fare in a memorabilia sports bar setting with nearly a dozen monitors. Fans of red, white and blue tried-and-true also flock to Delmonico’s the first restaurant in the United States for more than 160 years serving fresh seafood, steaks and chops as well as original takes on Eggs Benedict, Lobster Newburg and Baked Alaska. Union Square Café, one of America’s most popular gathering spots, serves value-oriented American fare in a relaxed, elegant setting. From noodles in Chinatown to savory prime rib at top-rung steakhouses, the Big Apple has a juicy culinary spectrum all its own.