There's usually more to a restaurant than the talked-about dishes that helped make them big. Here are some non-signature dishes at popular restaurants that are just as good as the main draw on the menu.
"My girlfriend and I love the kind of restaurants where you cook your own food, specifically anything with a tabletop grill. I guess it's the interactive part that we find really fun. Any ideas?" Yup.
Dinner before drinking—it's generally a good idea.
New York, as I see it, is better on weeknights. No fighting your way in to cocktail bars, no two-hour lines for dinner, no amateur-hour drinkers. Here's where I go on those so-called "off-nights."
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What's a fun bar for a birthday party? Suggestions after the jump.
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This week on Ask the Critic: Getting to know Alphabet City.
In this week's mailbag: where should I go for New England-style seafood?
In this week's mailbag: what bars and restaurants are best for hunkering down and enjoying the cold weather?
Exorbitantly priced plates "for two," $16 cocktails and $25 burgers—it can seem like prices in Manhattan only go up. Looking for hot restaurants that won't set you back a C-note? Some recommendations here.