May 9, 2023
See my interview with SD Voyager. Rising Stars: Meet Shanea Rakowski.
March 16, 2023
I was enamored by the entire meal, and I guarantee it will shift your perception of Korean food. Jungsik is one of the most refined and creative restaurants in New York.
March 9, 2023
Superstar chef and James Beard award winner Marcus Samuelson’s latest endeavor got a 3-star review in the New York Times, his first new restaurant in New York in almost a decade. It appears he has another success to add to his roster!
October 6, 2022
Kochi uses gastronomic techniques of contemporary Korean food that is certainly worth a visit.
September 8, 2022
It has been a long time since I've been so excited about such a brilliant restaurant and I know I will be thinking about Jua for a long time to come
June 13, 2022
At Crown Shy in New York the food was satisfying and the presentations were nice but nothing knocked it out of the park. It was pleasant and an excellent choice if you work or live in the area.
February 2, 2022
There has been a lot of hype since the opening of a new South Beach restaurant called The Drexel in the Esme Hotel and overseen by the founders of Mandolin Aegean Bistro.
October 26, 2021
The food at Little Mad in New York has a flavourful mix of cultures, with influences of Italian, French, American, and Korean all intertwining into interesting and wonderful creations. This is definitely on my must-return list.
October 8, 2021
One of New York's best-rated Italian restaurants is Rezdôra at 27 East 20th Street. It got three stars in the New York Times and received a Michelin star. It is authentic, and the chef cooks his pasta to perfection, with inventive variations, so for that reason, I am recommending it.
October 5, 2021
New York's Tacos Güey is the first Mexican restaurant that I want to try again, and soon. It is a casual, modern Mexican eatery that is creating some ambitious and delicious dishes made with quality and multidimensional flavours.
September 24, 2021
Newly opened 63 Clinton in New York was truly a memorable dining experience with the dishes pure joy. It was fine dining without the snob appeal.
June 15, 2020
Do you adore dining out, but are afraid of what awaits us when restaurants finally open? Well, you are not alone. If you are prepared to adhere to the proper guidance and protocols you will be rewarded with a night out and someone other than yourself to prepare your food and clean up after you.
June 7, 2020
While many businesses have been adversely impacted by the recent global pandemic, one group that has particularly been hit hard is the tourism industry. Here are some of the new policies and procedures you can expect now when visiting a hotel.
April 23, 2020
I have shared some of my favourite places in New York open for takeout or delivery during the Covid-19 social isolation quarantine. Many of these establishments need our support now more than ever.
January 17, 2020
Jo Jo is Chef Jean George Vongerichten’s first New York restaurant, opened in 1991. I love the new menu and had trouble making my selections as everything sounded so good. This is a gem worth rediscovering.
January 2, 2020
The Fulton in New York is Chef Jean Georges' sea-to-table focused restaurant in a one-of-a-kind waterfront setting, serving a wide selection of fresh and delicious wild-caught and locally-harvested East Coast seafood.
April 1, 2019
Legacy Records restaurant in New York's new Hudson Yards development was impressive and exceeded my expectations on all counts. It is a worthy destination dining spot and another hit for the Delicious Hospitality Group team.
September 3, 2018
Not all my reviews are about the latest hotspot. Occasionally I like to write about a tried and true winner. One such place is the Spotted Pig in New York’s West Village. It just may be New York’s most famous gastropub.
September 1, 2018
Olmsted offers sophisticated food at moderate prices. It really is worth the trip to Brooklyn for creative small plates, that are refreshing, whimsical and ambitious.
August 16, 2018
Voted one of the best new restaurants in America for 2018, Frenchette in NYC's Tribeca neighborhood, showcases its talent by bringing back some nostalgic comfort as well as a mix of modern French cuisine.
June 12, 2018
Every drink is designed to thrill the senses. From the unique glassware, fire, smoke, infused ingredients, flavoured ice, magic and whimsy. The bar snacks offered are also creative. No wonder, Grant Achatz of the three-star Michelin restaurant in Chicago is behind this project.
May 30, 2018
At Emily in New York the tough decision is agonizing over what to order, the fabulous burger or the sumptuous pizza. I say order one of each and split them.
March 30, 2018
Chumley’s in New York is the resurrection of an old speakeasy under Chef Victoria Blamey. The menu mixes American gastropub standards along with some bistro style favourites – the burger is medal worthy!
September 27, 2017
Many restaurants come and go but the Pool Room and Grill in New York have stood the test of time and were always packed with the privileged few of the business, society and celebrity world.
September 26, 2017
When I find myself in Buffalo, New York, I always make sure to stop by Anderson's Frozen Custard. Luckily there are now seven locations and a food truck.
June 28, 2017
If you go to Gabriel Kreuther in New York be prepared to be wowed. The chef presents inspired tasting menus in an impressive setting.
June 20, 2017
Motel Morris in New York Motel is not a motel, it's a restaurant in Chelsea with an ode to the 1960's motel culture.
June 19, 2017
Augustine restaurant in New York is stunning. You would never know it just opened in November of 2016. It looks like it is right out of Belle Époque Paris.
June 14, 2017
Avra Madison Estiatorio in New York is a new "it" restaurant serving upscale traditional Greek cuisine, conveniently located across from Barney's and the shops on Madison Avenue.
June 14, 2017
The meal was indulgence – a culinary adventure that was expertly served in a magnificent art deco setting. Everything that adorned the plates was thoughtfully conceived and gorgeously executed.
June 5, 2017
One of the things I love about New York is that are no shortage of wonderful little neighborhood restaurants everywhere you look. One such gem, new to the scene is Gloria.
May 31, 2017
Georgette Frakas has herself a great brassiere that serves French fare, and serves it to a well-heeled upper east side crowd. As the New York Post said, "it is something to cluck about".
May 1, 2017
The Upper East Side crowd gets to feast on bold flavours and textures with unique interpretations of dishes. The plates are small, but inventive and elevated with a complexity that isn't expected.
December 7, 2016
Le Coq Rico New York's poultry taste better than your average birds. They might just serve one of the best roast chickens this side of Paris.
November 14, 2016
New York's Covina restaurant has a very casual vibe – a relaxed but nice atmosphere. Covina has a U-shaped bar, colourful banquette seating, and an open kitchen with a copper tiled pizza oven. Everything coming out of the kitchen is rather good, some of it even quite creative. The menu is a playful mix of a Cal- Med dishes.
October 5, 2016
Look for the Chase Bank on the corner and Bergen Hill is in the same building off a side street. It's a great neighbourhood spot. I haven't seen this kind of creativity and execution from a kitchen in a long time.
September 15, 2016
This is truly a foodie experience. Everything is well executed. Not only is it a warm and welcoming atmosphere, the food is adventurous and creative, and the servers are professional and attentive. They really catered to us and made us feel special.
September 14, 2016
The new Dizengoff location in Chelsea Market, New York, is one of the most exciting new restaurant openings this year. I tried a few extra toppings that they were kind enough to bring out for me from the back and they were fabulous and added another dimension to the hummus.
September 7, 2016
You can't win them all, and sadly, Chef Laurent Tourondel's newest restaurant in New York was a big disappointment for me. This is actually the second restaurant by the celebrated Chef that did not live up to expectations. The other was now the closed Market Restaurant.
September 6, 2016
Everything in the shop is made in house – you can view the kitchen through a glass window and see the work first hand. I was told it is a three-day process to make the bonbons. They are the most beautifully hand-painted chocolates I have ever seen. They are almost too pretty to eat ... notice I said, "almost" ...
August 25, 2016
The Grilled Nueske's Bacon was a dream come true for bacon lovers. Inch thick slabs that Bartlow serves with a smear of crunchy peanut butter, jalapeño jelly and minced Granny Smith apples.
August 3, 2016
As you may know by now, I am always looking for new, unique discoveries – especially the delicious kind. Well, I believe I found another to share with you. Let me introduce you to Seed & Mill in the Chelsea Market.
July 7, 2016
The restaurant has a nice ambience with dark green leather banquettes, navy lacquered painted ceilings, and copper shelves stocked with backlit wine bottles and jars of preserved lemons. The menu is large with lots of choices. It is divided into pizza, one: small plates, two: pastas, three: mains, and vegetables.
June 25, 2016
Family-owned and operated Parrin Paris also has boutiques in Los Angeles, New York and Hong Kong. The bags are very fashion forward and structured, elegant and ladylike, perfect for the modern woman who appreciates high style and craftsmanship. Tres chic.
June 22, 2016
This may be a Jewish inspired restaurant but you don't have to be Jewish to enjoy it, as witnessed by the crowds lining up to get in on the weekend. Make sure you reserve well in advance as this is probably one of the hottest brunch tickets in New York right now. It has a trendy vibe, with a young handsome crowd and solid food offerings.
June 21, 2016
It is Scott Conant's pastas that remind you of why he became famous in the first place. His Pasta Pomodoro is a signature dish. Such simple ingredients but it is the best tomato pasta you might ever have.
May 11, 2016
If you are looking for a real indulgent treat, look no further than the Rice Cream Shoppe in NYC. It's a wonderful addition to the neighborhood and a great concept. The cookies and cream, the rocky road and the chocolate hazelnut are all recommend ?. I found the texture thick and very creamy but not too sweet.
April 30, 2016
It is nearly impossible to get a reservation at Carbone in Manhattan, NYC. In fact, getting in is like winning the lottery. Now I see why – it was fantastic, why did I wait so long to come here?
April 27, 2016
David Chang challenges our taste buds and brings food to a new level. He takes some of my favourite dishes and makes them new and unique.
March 31, 2016
I am a huge Mario Batali fan and I was very excited to try his new venture with his partner Joe Bastianich. I loved the menu. There has been lots of buzz about this mighty duo, and for good reason. They are already packing them in here – I can't wait to return.
March 28, 2016
I was a little nervous to try Vaucluse because Pete Wells slammed it in his review in the New York Times. But, I am a Michael White fan. The menu was a mix of traditional and contemporary takes on French cuisine. There were dishes like chilled seafood, pates, beef tartare, foie gras, chicken, duck, pork and lobster dishes. He also has daily specials and things like quiche on his lunch menu.
February 27, 2016
Here's my list of must-try's for 2016. Comment with some of the spots you are dying to try!
February 15, 2016
Here is my list of restaurants that I want to try this year, or that I have already tried and enjoyed.
December 22, 2015
Everyone greets you with a friendly hello. The Surrey is situated in a beautiful and refined uptown location. It is across from the Carlye hotel and among many elegant shops, and galleries and museums. The hotel boasts a Daniel Boulud restaurant, and the as you can imagine, the food is wonderful.
December 21, 2015
If you are visiting New York and you have a chance to see one Broadway play, I highly recommend Hamilton. It will blow you away!
August 23, 2015
One of the hardest tables to book in New York last year was the Polo Bar on 1 East 55th st. We were happy to grab a 10:30 pm reservation, which worked out perfectly after our Broadway play. As you descend down the stairs into the dining room everyone turns to see who is entering this " clubby" restaurant.
August 22, 2015
The beautiful new Baccarat Hotel opened in New York this year near the MOMA on 30 West 53rd. I highly recommend you try the bar with its Baccarat crystal chandeliers, decanters and glassware. It is a good place to go for drinks before or after dinner.
August 16, 2015
Untitled a restaurant by Danny Meyer recently opened at the Whitney Museum of American Art in the Meatpacking District of New York.
August 22, 2014
One of my favorite places to eat in New York last year was a charming West Village Italian Restaurant called Via Carota. It is located on 51 Grove St.
May 9, 2014
One block from Barney's and the shops on Madison Ave. and 2 1/2 blocks from Bloomingdale's. Close to some wonderful restaurants as well. The newly renovated hotel looks great, with some of the largest bedrooms in New York.