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Steakcraft: The Secrets of Porter House NY

Steakcraft Nick Solares 9 comments

During the course of Steakcraft features, I always come across insider information which on occasion the Chef is willing to let me reveal. Here are some of those secrets from Porter House NY. More

Steakcraft: Porterhouse, Strip, and Rib Steaks at Porter House NY

Steakcraft Nick Solares 5 comments

While Porter House NY is on its face a steakhouse, Lomonaco sees it as a direct descendant to Windows as a quintessentially New York restaurant with a strong focus on hospitality. After the jump: a close look at the three of the menu's top steaks. More

Center Bar in the Time Warner Center: Michael Lomonaco Does Small Plates

Ed Levine 6 comments

Center Bar, a small plates cocktail lounge—complete with a piano player—on the fourth floor of the Time Warner Center screams, "Don't go there. It's meant for exhausted shoppers and tourists, not serious eaters."

But that assumption would be wrong. Way wrong. In fact, Center Bar turns out to serve a limited menu of some of the finest small plates I've had in a long time. They're certainly not cheap, the menu is certainly not consistent, and the overpriced cocktails don't help. But the kitchen, under the watchful eye of Porter House New York's Michael Lomonaco, is turning out food that at its best (about half the time) could easily be served at the front room at Gramercy Tavern. It's not Le Bernardin Lounge good, but it's also not Le Bernardin Lounge expensive. And if you skip the decent but mostly overpriced cocktails you can have three excellent courses (if you choose wisely) for about $40 before tax and tip.

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Valentine's Treats at Bouchon Bakery

Carrie Vasios Mullins 1 comment

With their chocolate curls and edible hearts, the whimsical Valentine's treats from Bouchon Bakery are almost too cute to eat. Almost. More

Sugar Rush: Bouche-kins at Bouchon Bakery

Sugar Rush Kathy YL Chan 1 comment

[Photo: Kathy YL Chan] We've already written about the Custard and Jam Doughnut from Bouchon Bakery, one truly enormous doughnut stuffed with housemade raspberry jam and a rich Barvarian cream. It's a decadent affair, and one that can easily... More

Sugar Rush: After-Dessert Desserts at Per Se

Sugar Rush Robyn Lee 11 comments

[Photographs: Robyn Lee] The main question I've received after eating at Thomas Keller's three Michelin-starred restaurant Per Se about two weeks ago is, "Was it worth it?" As someone who rarely eats anywhere with a dress code or orders... More

Sugar Rush: Strawberry Panna Cotta at Bouchon Bakery

Sugar Rush Kathy YL Chan Post a comment

[Photo: Kathy YL Chan] The strawberry Panna Cotta ($7) at Bouchon Bakery comes dotted with an abundance of vanilla beans, fragrant and melting into a bottom lining of fresh strawberry preserves, more fruity than sweet. At top, another layer... More

A Sandwich A Day: Roasted Turkey On Stirato From Bouchon Bakery

A Sandwich a Day Carey Jones 2 comments

Those who think turkey sandwiches are dull have clearly never met the Roasted Turkey On Stirato ($13.50) from Bouchon Bakery: tender, smoky-tasting roasted turkey, with tomato marmalade, smoked gouda cheese, and a delightfully oily cilantro-almond aioli. More

The Art of the Lunch Deal: A Voce

Art of the Lunch Deal Nick Solares 1 comment

A Voce 10 Columbus Circle, New York NY 10023; map); 212-823-2523; avocerestaurant.com Service: Professional and courteous Setting: Wonderful views and warm modern decor Compare to:Convivio, Scarpetta, SD26 The Dealt: $29 for three courses Despite having the prodigious shoes of... More

Easter Treats at Bouchon Bakery

Carey Jones 2 comments

[Photo: Robyn Lee] Another month, another set of seasonal offerings from Bouchon Bakery—and Easter treats are some of the cutest. Here's a look at what's on the menu right now, in the slideshow above. Bouchon Bakery 10 Columbus Circle, Time... More

Pop-Up Tea Event at the Time Warner Center, Today Only

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[Photo: Visit London] Fancy a cuppa? Stop by the second floor of the Time Warner Center today, anytime from 9:00 am to 6:00 pm, for a classic English tea party. As part of their "Only in London" campaign, official... More

The Dessert Files: Holiday Sweets at Bouchon Bakery

Kathy YL Chan 5 comments

[Photos: Kathy Chan] Last week we brought you a sneak preview of the holiday goodies at Bouchon Bakery with a look at the gingerbread men (and women); this week, we're back with more. Panettone, sugar plum danishes, and eggnog... More

Sugar Rush: Gingerbread (Men and Women) at Bouchon Bakery

Sugar Rush Kathy YL Chan 1 comment

[Photo: Kathy Chan] Say hello to Christmas! Gingerbread Men and Women ($4) recently made their holiday debut at Bouchon Bakery and they're so over-the-top cute, it's impossible to refrain from an awww. The women are sporting polka-dotted pink dresses... More

Recession Priced 'Salon Menu' Coming to Per Se

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Although burger prices may be going up, prices at Per Se are going down—kind of. Frank Bruni shares the details of Per Se's new recession-friendlier dining option at Diner's Journal. Starting on Wednesday the restaurant will offer a "salon menu"... More

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