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Spreads Breathes New Life Into Midtown Sandwiches

A Sandwich a Day Ben Jay 2 comments

Spreads' sandwiches are balanced, flavorful, and inventive enough to excite, but simple enough to satisfy on a regular basis. And given their Midtown location, they have a big leg up on the competition. More

Date Night: Reserve Thai Wine Bar

Date Night Jessica Allen and Garrett Ziegler Post a comment

Reserve bills itself as the city's only Thai wine bar. More than 15 wines are served by the glass, all meant to "compliment or challenge" the Thai flavors. While some of the dishes might be familiar from your regular go-to place, overall Reserve doesn't want to be your standard Thai takeout joint. More

Steakcraft: The Steaks at Resto and The Cannibal

Steakcraft Nick Solares 13 comments

Chef Preston Clark of Resto and The Cannibal is one of the men behind the restaurants' serious steak program, which is comprised of a New York strip, a T-Bone, and a Cote de Bouef for two. More

Date Night: Chote Nawab

Date Night Jessica Allen and Garrett Ziegler 3 comments

Shiva Natarajan knows what New Yorkers want, and with Chote Nawab he's saying it's a mix of North and South Indian dishes served in a space designed to evoke the concrete minimalism of Williamsburg coupled with the hokey village scenes of Little India. More

Afternoon Snack: Palak Patte Ki Chaat at Desi Galli

Afternoon Snack Max Falkowitz 1 comment

Chaat made with fried spinach leaves? Sign us up. This rendition could easily hold its own against the kings in Jackson Heights. More

TGI Fry-Day: Penelope's Fish and Chips

TGI Fry-Day Jessie Pascoe 2 comments

The fish and chips at Penelope in Kips Bay may not come in the traditional newspaper, but they're way less greasy and far more fresh than other versions of classic dish. More

Date Night: Bamiyan

Date Night Jessica Allen and Garrett Ziegler Post a comment

These days New York offers plenty of options for the Afghan cuisine, but Bamiyan, in Kips Bay, is among the oldest and best. More

Date Night: Bistro Lamazou

Date Night Jessica Allen and Garrett Ziegler 6 comments

When we discovered that the family behind beloved cheese-and-sandwich shop Lamazou opened a bistro down the street, we looked forward to frilly curtains, mismatched plates, and other elements of an overstuffed, comforting vibe. After all, Lamazou is the kind of place that rounds down the price of your order, telling you to make up the difference whenever, or that takes the time to patiently explain the subtle differences between obscure cheeses, a queue out the door notwithstanding. But the newly opened Bistro Lamazou wouldn't be out of step in Las Vegas or in a 1970s acid trip. It's pretty off the hook. More

Date Night: Vatan

Date Night Jessica Allen and Garrett Ziegler 4 comments

Assuming you're OK with the setting, Vatan makes for a lovely dinner: tables are far apart, a sitar plays softly from hidden speakers, you don't have to worry about what to order or how to pronounce it, and you're shielded from the fratmosphere of Third Avenue. It's best for: a gut-busting, palate-pleasing, serenity-restoring date. More

Riverpark: Tom Colicchio Presents Sisha Ortuzar

Ed Levine 11 comments

When you walk into the Alexandria, the new bio-tech center building on the banks of the East River, you are confronted by a sign: Riverpark, a Tom Colicchio restaurant. But if you go on to have a couple of very fine meals there—as we did—it is highly unlkely that you will find Mr. Colicchio there. It's chef-partner Sisha Ortuzar running the kitchen. When pressed for a pithy description of the menu at Riverpark, Ortuzar said it was American food with a New York point of view. When pressed on whether the restaurant lacked focus, he said with a giggle, "It is all over the place in a controlled manner." And that's about right. More

Raising the Bar: House Smoked Pig at Waterfront Ale House

Tia Kim 10 comments

"It's the most luscious barbecue I've ever had at a bar." [Photos: Tia Kim] Looks can be deceiving at Waterfront Ale House. Seventeen beers on tap? By the looks of the homey neighborhood bar a block down from the Kips... More

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