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Blarney Stone Restaurant
121 Fulton St.
b/w Nassau & Dutch St.

$$$$$

3.7

6

If you’re looking for a St. Patty’s Day Midtown Lunch, there really is only place to recommend…  The Blarney Stone on 3rd Ave. btw. 44+45th.  An Irish Bar, to be sure, but not one .. >

Teddy's Bar & Grill
96 Berry St.
at North 8th St.

$$$$$

2.8

2

Teddy's Bar & Grill Teddy's Bar & Grill looks more like a neighborhood bar but it seems like more people come to eat, at least during lunch time. Even in the crazy snow (yesterday).. >

Jules
9 Avenue A
b/w Houston & 1st St.

$$$$$

3

3

I went to Jules Bistro Jules Bistro many years ago and I can't remember at all what I ate. Today, I went for brunch at Jules Bistro and I'll probably forget about it soon too. So, .. >

Knickerbocker
33 University Pl.
at 9th St.

$$$$$

3

2

Knickerbocker Bar & Grill Knickerbocker Bar & Grill was such a big let down. All three of us, Janny, Lon, and I, had heard good things about about the food here. When we walked in .. >

Hallo Berlin
626 10th Ave.
b/w 44th & 45th St.

$$$$$

2.7

5

Big news hit the Midtown Lunch Inbox this morning, courtesy of Lunch’er Emily who forwarded along this photo, taken on 9th Ave. (btw. 50+51st), of the window of what I believe used.. >

Marlow & Sons
81 Broadway
b/w Wythe Ave. & Berry St.

$$$$$

3.3

3

I loved the Williamsburg food exploration my brother and I went on. Thanks for all the suggestions, which provide me with many more excuses to eat my way through Williamsburg. Ther.. >

Death & Co.
433 E 6th St.
b/w 1st Ave. & Avenue A

$$$$$

3.2

3

Death and Co. faces some difficulties. .. >

Donovan's Pub
5724 Roosevelt Ave.
b/w 57th & 58th St.

$$$$$

3

3

At least that's what they say on bathroom walls...No they don't (as far as I know). But I have to admit that my Metrocard and I got quite a workout this weekend. First stop, Woodsi.. >

Dekk
134 Reade St.
b/w Greenwich & Hudson St.

$$$$$

3

2

Dekk is a prototypical TriBeCa restaurant. The benches against the wall look like they were saved from trash collection and restored. Various walls receive projections of weird i.. >

Pegu Club
77 W Houston St.
b/w Laguardia Pl. & Wooster St.

$$$$$

3

5

.. >

Bohemian Hall and Park
29-19 24th Ave.
b/w 29th & 31st St.

$$$$$

3

5

Step Back In Time, and Eat Like a (Czech) King If I wouldn't have gone for myself, I would have never believed it. It was only a week ago... and there I was. Sitting under the .. >

Dive Bar
732 Amsterdam Ave.
b/w 95th & 96th St.

$$$$$

3

1

Though out of place on a menu heavy with burgers and other New York bar food, the "New Orleans Muffuletta" ($10) might be just the thing if Jazz Fest isn't in your plans. (If it is.. >

Waterfront Ale House
540 2nd Ave.
at 30th St.

$$$$$

2.9

6

Lean, I expected, but even medium rare, my buffalo burger (platter; $13.95) was juiceless; the "homemade" cumin-coriander catsup was too sweet. Waffle fries had a texture closer to.. >

Rectangles
1431 1st Ave.
b/w 74th & 75th St.

$$$$$

3.1

1

The hot summer days in New York City evoke a climate not unlike the summer I spent abroad in Israel in 1990. I remember fondly the cafes in Tel Aviv, Jerusalem and Haifa, which sta.. >

Waterfront Ale House
155 Atlantic Ave.
b/w Henry & Clinton St.

$$$$$

2.7

1

Although the food in Costa Rica was delicious, I had built up a hankering for some good old ribs. Luckily, my old favorite, Pete's Waterfront Ale House, has some of the best in to.. >

Great Jones Café
54 Great Jones St.
b/w Lafayette & Bowery

$$$$$

3

3

Great Jones has upgraded their brunch menu since my last visit. Not the contents which need not to be touched, but the physical menu, which now features Andouille Man much more pr.. >

Nevada Smith's
74 3rd Ave.
b/w 11th & 12th St.

$$$$$

2.7

2

Morning | Turkish coffee + toast w/ peanut butter Noon | Jameson's + iced coffee Night | Potato pancakes + smoked samoln + sour cream + french fries + Kolsch + Coconut Coma rice pu.. >

Counter
105 1st Ave.
at 6th St.

$$$$$

3.1

2

FIRST OF ALL, "Hot Fuzz" is the best movie I've seen since "Children Of Men," which was only a few months ago, I know, but I've seen a lot of great movies lately so let's not get t.. >

Surf Bar
139 N 6th St
b/w Bedford Ave & Berry St

$$$$$

2.3

2

Surf Bar is a nearly neutral restaurant with nothing breathtaking or offensive to set it apart in my mind. Sure, there’s sand on the floor and more tchotchkes than an Applebee’s, p.. >

Alchemy
56 5th Ave
b/w Bergen St & St Marks Pl

$$$$$

4

1

Saturday night, Fette Sau crossed my mind but I knew better. Williamsburg service tends to lack in the best of circumstances and opening weekend chaos might’ve turned my hair white.. >

Dublin 6
575 Hudson St.
b/w W 11th & Bank St.

$$$$$

3

1

Funny, I was just looking up the address of this place online when I ran across a yelp review that pretty much exactly mimicked how I was going to start… And so I quote: “C. and I .. >

Alligator Lounge
600 Metropolitan Ave.
at Lorimer St.

$$$$$

3

2

I wouldn't blame anyone for being a little skeptical after reading this headline. After all, many of us are first-hand victims of the steady Ray-ization of the New York pizza: dr.. >

Chumley's
86 Bedford St.
b/w Barrow & Grove St.

$$$$$

3

3

Shortly after my NYC relocation, I was warned by a friend of the terrifying clientele that frequents this historic heap of darkly-stained wood – the meathead, alpha-chi-omega-clad-.. >

Sugar
311 Church St.
b/w Walker & Lispenard St.

$$$$$

1

My main reason for eating out so often is because...I like da foods. The process of shoving tasty things into my mouth and maneuvering my jaw in such a manner so that my teeth may .. >

Mo Pitkin's House of Satisfaction
34 Avenue A
b/w 2nd & 3rd St.

$$$$$

3

4

Last week CPC chewed on one of best sammiches in Brooklyn; this week we’ve found an even better pile of bread, meat and cheese coming to us from Mo Pitkin’s House of Satisfaction i.. >

Star Bar (at the Ritz Carlton Hotel)
50 Central Park S

$$$$$

3.5

1

Norman Bukofzer is a legend - and deservedly so. His ability with a cocktail shaker is unprecedented, his ease with patrons unmatched, his humor reminscent of Henny Youngman in hi.. >

Reservoir
70 University Pl.
b/w 10th & 11th St.

$$$$$

2.8

2

Silver Lake spawns upstream: Netty's Diner has been sold and reservoir (that's a little 'r') will take its place. (Kudos to one of LA's less food-obsessed blogs, LA Observed, for p.. >

Bin 71
237 Columbus Ave.
at 71st St.

$$$$$

3

1

It seems every time I stumble across what I would call a “gem”, I open my big mouth, and the word gets out. Not that I can take responsibility for setting culinary trends in this f.. >

Bierkraft
191 5th Ave.
b/w Union St. & Berkeley Pl.

$$$$$

5

1

There is a story behind Oktoberfest—something about a grand wedding that took place in Bavaria two hundred years ago. But for us it’s just an excuse to drink a lot of good beer. On.. >

Cheap Shots
140 First Ave.
b/w St. Marks Pl. & 9th St.

$$$$$

3

2

Cheapshots is another great bar in the East Village. First of all, if it’s your birthday, you drink free. It doesn’t matter what you order or how much of it you consume, it’s all a.. >

CiBar
56 Irving Pl.

$$$$$

1

I tell you it’s getting chilly here in NY. Nothing is nicer then when fall hits the city. All the pashminas come out but everyone increases their need to head to the next hot spot!.. >

Bar Carrera
175 2nd Ave.
at 11th St.

$$$$$

1

Living in NYC, you tend to get spoiled very, very quickly. Take a walk outside and you're hit with more choices and possibilities than you could ever imagine. The East Village (my .. >

Honey
243 W 14th St.
b/w 7th & 8th Ave.

$$$$$

4

1

Honey isn't a dining destination per se, but it's certainly an appealing Meatpacking alternative to the bouncer and velvet rope-plagued, mob scenes of late.  Happily lacking the in.. >

Seven
350 7th Ave.
b/w 29th & 30th St.

$$$$$

3

2

After having been to Seven for drinks before a concert at MSG, I tried for the first time, dinner there tonight before the Eric Clapton show (which was excellent, btw), also at the.. >

Bar XII
206 E 34th St.
at 3rd Ave.

$$$$$

1

A couple of years ago I went to Bar XII. I don’t know why it’s named that but I loved that it had plasma screens and as the music plays in the bar, the lights pulse and change colo.. >

KGB
85 E 4th St.
b/w 2nd & 3rd Ave.

$$$$$

1

NYC’s high rents have been waging an undeclared war on the working class of this city for more than twenty years, but for two bars south of the 14th Street checkpoint—Pravda and KG.. >

Union Hall
702 Union St.
at 5th Ave.

$$$$$

2.1

2

I've been reading a lot about Union Hall since it recently opened in Park Slope. Based on the reviews, there seemed to be too much going on, perhaps unfocused, to really appeal to .. >

Continental
25 3rd Ave.
at St Marks Pl.

$$$$$

2.7

2

The Continental is an interesting bar - it’s legendary for a variety of rock stars. Along the walls you see Iggy Pop, Belinda Carlisle, The Ramones and more. All of these people pe.. >

McSorley’s Old Ale House
15 E 7th St.
b/w 2nd & 3rd Ave.

$$$$$

3

4

I have really embraced the East Village. I think it’s considered one of the oldest areas of the city and definitely has a lot of history in it as well... >

Crocodile Lounge
325 E 14th St.
b/w 1st & 2nd Ave.

$$$$$

1

The thing that I love about NY is that there are the places that have personally been to and everyone seems to know about it. Then there are the secret spots that are just as great.. >

Cherry Tree
65 4th Ave.
b/w Bergen St. & St. Marks Pl.

$$$$$

1

I had my birthday at Cherry Tree, a new bar on 4th Avenue between Bergen and St. Marks in Brooklyn (just south of Atlantic Center).  They have a lovely rear deck which didn’t close.. >

Hurricane Hopeful
139 N 6th St.
b/w Bedford Ave. & Berry St.

$$$$$

1

Brought to my attention by that stand-off with Bobby Flay, the Hurricane Hopeful Surf Bar claims to have the best clam chowder in New York City. It was ninety degrees but that didn.. >

Schiller's Liquor Bar
131 Rivington St.
at Norfolk St.

$$$$$

3

5

I have made the rounds to Balthazaar, Pastis and Schiller's.  We were at Balthazaar a few weeks ago and had a really good meal.  Pastis, where I have done mostly lunch, is always g.. >

Donburi-Ya
137 East 47th St.
b/w 3rd & Lexington Ave.

$$$$$

1

Altitude is one of Manhattan’s greatest gifts. Even as it is possible to wander the streets of the city and be dumbstruck by its wholly unnatural beauty, the pedestrian view is jus.. >

230 Fifth
230 5th Ave.
at 27th St.

$$$$$

1

1

Refusing to fall victim to unoriginal restaurant-naming conventions, art collector Steven Berg went with something a bit more cryptic for his latest effort... >

Brandy Library
25 N Moore St
at Varick St.

$$$$$

2.8

1

Brandy Library is a delightful lounge for brandy, cognac, armagnac, calvados, whiskey, rum, and the like. The quiet, comfortable room is ringed with floor-to-ceiling shelves. Natur.. >

Showman's
375 W 125th St.
b/w St. Nicholas & Morningside Ave.

$$$$$

3

2

You may remember that I visited this place one afternoon last November with my friend Bernie during my 1000 Bar adventure. It is located at 375 West 125th Street up in Harlem. At t.. >

Salud
142 Beekman St.
b/w Front St. & South St.

$$$$$

2.4

3

Certain restaurants– most street-facing Chinatown eateries, and the pantry-sized West Village boites, for example–never let you forget that, despite the cuisine, you are still in N.. >

Stout NYC
133 W 33rd St.
b/w 6th & 7th Ave.

$$$$$

3.1

2

I had lunch with my wife Danna today at Stout. The place is really cool looking inside - sort of a faux rustic carriage house (they even have a room called the "Carriage House") or.. >

AOC
314 Bleecker St.
at Grove St.

$$$$$

3.1

4

I have left California permanently and moved back to NYC. The Boy is working on the law school writing competition and I'm searching for jobs, so we haven't had much time to eat we.. >

Vino Vino
211 W Broadway
at Franklin St.

$$$$$

1

Vino Vino is a small wine bar in TriBeCa, right next to the old El Teddy’s lot. The space is divided by a glass partition, with the retail wine shop on the right and the wine bar o.. >

Caviar & Banana
12 E 22nd St.
at Broadway

$$$$$

1

The following is from my second visit to C&B.  It was Ander, Bak, Eva, and me.  Unfortunately, they didn’t put their best dishes on the menu and skimped a bit for the cheapie $35 3.. >

Wogie's
39 Greenwich Ave.
at Charles St.

$$$$$

3

2

After a few beers in the neighborhood (w/ my wife's coworkers for Happy Hour), we decided to search for some food. We quickly came upon Wogies, and having read positive reviews on .. >

Fresh Salt
146 Beekman St.

$$$$$

1

People have asked me how often I eat out with other people (more than I should), or how often I cook (less than I should). This week has been low on eating out...and that's probabl.. >

Ixta
48 E 29th St.
b/w Park & Madison Ave.

$$$$$

3

2

I had a good ten dollar lunch at Ixta yesterday: Excellent chunky guacamole made with ripe avocados, served with greaseless homemade tortilla chips; a very tasty, well-seasoned bla.. >

Flatiron Lounge
37 W 19th St.

$$$$$

3

3

Mondays are hard enough. There's no need to make them worse by searching for the perfect cocktail. And so, tonight I categorically refused to search... >

Jack
80 University Pl.
at 11th St.

$$$$$

2.9

3

I admit, I was forewarned.  I got an email this past Saturday morning telling me not to eat at Jack's.  Jack's had just opened on Friday so I was ambivalent.  The restaurant is suc.. >

Chibitini
63 Clinton St.

$$$$$

1

Lisa's friend Karla moved to New York this past Thursday from Cincinnati, Ohio for the reason many people move to New York from Cincinnati, Ohio: she testified against an Ohio crim.. >

O’Connor’s
39 5th Ave.
b/w Bergen & Dean St.

$$$$$

1

The Tuck Shop’s menu claims that “waking and baking is our job,” pun very much intended. While my inner stoner respects that existence, and my inner drunkard celebrates its proximi.. >

Spuyten Duyvil
359 Metropolitan Ave.
at Havemeyer St.

$$$$$

1

If you know Williamsburg's Spuyten Duyvil, you most likely know them for their incredible beer selection. With the largest part of their expertly-selected beers hailing from Belgiu.. >

Larry Lawrence
295 Grand St.
b/w Roebling & Havemeyer St.

$$$$$

1

Not a dive at all (but that hasn't stopped us yet), this is a dark, high-ceilinged, brick-walled loungy sort of place. It's set back from the street by a long hallway and has no wi.. >

O'Neill's
729 3rd Ave.
b/w 45th & 46th St.

$$$$$

3

1

Browsing in Barnes & Noble today, I noticed the prominent diet book display, which was obviously marketed towards guilty holiday gorgers. The featured tomes all seemed to conflict .. >

Trio
167 E 33rd St.
b/w Lexington & 3rd Ave.

$$$$$

1

Someone mentioned Trio the other day, I thought it was RGR, and so I gave it a shot last night knowing that we have fairly similar (with exceptions) tastes... >

McGee's
240 W 55th St.
b/w Broadway & 8th Ave.

$$$$$

3

1

I met up with Jose Martinez and Tanya Braganti of the New York Daily News today to do an interview and photo shoot for an article that should appear in Friday’s paper. It was a ver.. >

Musical Box
219 Avenue B
at 13th St.

$$$$$

1.3

1

The Musical Box, a no sign bar in the East Village is a worthwhile mention, cheap drinks, comfortable and plentiful couches in the back and a pool table make it a great place. As a.. >

Scorpio
3515 Broadway

$$$$$

3

1

The last time I went to Queens I actually took the wrong subway so I ended up in Jackson Heights instead of where I wanted to go. No big deal, I still found a couple of bars, but B.. >

Gibney's
3201 Broadway
at 32nd St.

$$$$$

2.9

1

The last time I went to Queens I actually took the wrong subway so I ended up in Jackson Heights instead of where I wanted to go. No big deal, I still found a couple of bars, but B.. >

Mooney's
353 Flatbush Ave.

$$$$$

1

It was a chilly day but not all that bad because there wasn’t any wind. I have taken a few days off but made up for it today. On Sunday I went to a Jet’s game (they actually won fo.. >

Muses
8320 3rd Ave.
b/w 83rd & 84th St.

$$$$$

1

I headed back to Bay Ridge today for a couple of reasons. First, there are many more bars there just calling out for a visit and Bar Man has a tough time turning down an invitation.. >

Pour House
7901 3rd Ave.

$$$$$

3

2

I headed back to Bay Ridge today for a couple of reasons. First, there are many more bars there just calling out for a visit and Bar Man has a tough time turning down an invitation.. >

Ovidios Sport Bar
6419 39th Ave.

$$$$$

3

1

Queens is the borough just adjacent to Brooklyn with a bit of a non-specific boundary. At least few people seem able to agree on exactly where the boundary between Queens and Brook.. >

Central Bar
109 E 9th St.
b/w 3rd & 4th Ave.

$$$$$

3

1

A reader of this blog, Nick, was coming into Manhattan from New Haven with a bunch of his buddies and wanted to get together for a drink or two. They started out at McSorley’s wher.. >

Coyote Ugly Saloon
153 1st Ave.

$$$$$

1

A reader of this blog, Nick, was coming into Manhattan from New Haven with a bunch of his buddies and wanted to get together for a drink or two. They started out at McSorley’s wher.. >

O’Sullivan’s
8902 3rd Ave.

$$$$$

1

It was another nice day today, although a bit on the windy side. My friend Bernie and I had planned to go to Bay Ridge with a couple of other friends but, unfortunately, they weren.. >

Henry Grattan's
8814 3rd Ave.

$$$$$

1

It was another nice day today, although a bit on the windy side. My friend Bernie and I had planned to go to Bay Ridge with a couple of other friends but, unfortunately, they weren.. >

Muldoon's
692 3rd Ave.
b/w 43rd & 44th St.

$$$$$

3

2

A friend of mine, Allen decided to take the Amtrak into Manhattan today from Pennsylvania and we managed to hook up and hit a few bars. Allen, you may remember, is the fellow who i.. >

Temple Bar
332 Lafayette St.

$$$$$

1

One of the readers of my blog, Mark from Saratoga, came to town and had sent me an email suggesting we get together for a drink or two. He had a couple of places in mind and they w.. >

Maru
11 W 32nd St.

$$$$$

2.9

1

32nd street otherwise known as “k-town” is just one short city block of Korean restaurants, shops, and bars. But what this street lacks in length, it makes up in height. I’m just n.. >

J.P. Wardes
12 Avenue A
b/w Houston & 2nd St.

$$$$$

3

1

Hey, there are so many great looking bars in this neighborhood that I just had to go back. In fact yesterday when I was at Nice Guy Eddie’s I spotted the three I went to today, one.. >

The Library
7 Avenue A
b/w Houston & 2nd St.

$$$$$

4

1

Hey, there are so many great looking bars in this neighborhood that I just had to go back. In fact yesterday when I was at Nice Guy Eddie’s I spotted the three I went to today, one.. >

Vasmay
269 E Houston St.
at Suffolk St.

$$$$$

3

1

There are a lot of bars on and just around Houston so this seem like an area ripe for a few more visits. And it is convenient enough to get to by subway. It turns out that several .. >

Brooklyn Inn
138 Bergen St.
at Hoyt St.

$$$$$

1

After taking the weekend off I decided to just stick close to home today and check out bar that I haven’t been to for a long time, and for no good reason... >

Paris Blues Bar
2021 7th Ave.

$$$$$

3

1

I headed up to Harlem today to meet my buddy Bernie. Bernie is the guy that picks me up at 8:00 A.M. for 1:00 P.M. games so we will have enough time to tailgate. The next home game.. >

Metro 53
307 E 53rd St.
b/w 1st & 2nd Ave.

$$$$$

3.3

1

I looked at my most recent Murphs’s email and saw a reference to The Upper Deck on 53rd between 1st and 2nd so I headed on over. Now this was billed as a sports bar so I just assum.. >

Parnell's
350 E 53rd St.
at 1st Ave.

$$$$$

3.3

1

I looked at my most recent Murphs’s email and saw a reference to The Upper Deck on 53rd between 1st and 2nd so I headed on over. Now this was billed as a sports bar so I just assum.. >

Roy Bean
38 W 56th St.

$$$$$

3

1

I decided to head up to Central Park today, given that it was yet another gorgeous fall day here in New York. I didn’t actually go I the park though, just stood at the southern edg.. >

Manchester Pub
920 2nd Ave.
b/w 48th & 49th St.

$$$$$

3

1

I took the subway to Grand Central again today but decided to walk over to 2nd Avenue to see what I could see... >

The Press Box
932 2nd Ave.
b/w 49th & 50th St.

$$$$$

3.3

1

I took the subway to Grand Central again today but decided to walk over to 2nd Avenue to see what I could see... >

JD's
206 E 52nd St.

$$$$$

3

1

Went out for some drinks with my coworkers today after work. One of our new regular after work bars is J.D.’s Irish pub down on 51st and 3rd avenue. They have all kinds of beers as.. >

Faces & Names
159 W 54th St.
b/w 6th & 7th Ave.

$$$$$

3.9

2

I took the subway to Times Square and worked my way through the crowd for several blocks up to 54th and 7th Avenue where I had a place in mind... >

Oldcastle Pub & Restaurant
160 W 54th St.
corner of 7th Ave.

$$$$$

2.7

1

I took the subway to Times Square and worked my way through the crowd for several blocks up to 54th and 7th Avenue where I had a place in mind... >

Broadway Dive
2662 Broadway

$$$$$

1.5

1

Well, not really enough bars to call it a crawl, but I did head up to Columbia University and, after cutting through the campus I headed down Amsterdam Avenue where I found a few b.. >

Sip
998 Amsterdam Ave.

$$$$$

2.8

1

Well, not really enough bars to call it a crawl, but I did head up to Columbia University and, after cutting through the campus I headed down Amsterdam Avenue where I found a few b.. >

B-Side
204 Avenue B
b/w 12th & 13th St.

$$$$$

1

It was a lovely Sunday, bright skies and quite warm. A fine day to visit one of my favorite neighborhoods, the East Village (AKA Alphabet City). And, as isn’t difficult to do in th.. >

Mona’s
224 Avenue B

$$$$$

1

It was a lovely Sunday, bright skies and quite warm. A fine day to visit one of my favorite neighborhoods, the East Village (AKA Alphabet City). And, as isn’t difficult to do in th.. >

Coffee Pot
350 W 49th St.

$$$$$

1.8

1

Not very long ago, rumors abounded that The Coffee Pot on 9th Avenue and 49th Street had shut its doors forever, that progress in the H.K. had finally driven this stodgy stalwart i.. >

Soda Bar
629 Vanderbilt Ave.
b/w Prospect Pl. & St Marks Ave.

$$$$$

1

Slightly hungover Saturday morning (or was it afternoon?), I was craving a burger to help cure me and a place that wasn't too bright. The light would hurt my eyes. When I got there.. >

Blondies
212 W 79th St.
b/w Broadway & Amsterdam Ave.

$$$$$

1

I took the East Side subway up to 103rd just to see what I could see. Then I walked over to 2nd Avenue, thinking I would find a few bars over there. Well, there weren’t any, or at .. >

Hooligans
1804 2nd Ave.

$$$$$

3

1

I took the East Side subway up to 103rd just to see what I could see. Then I walked over to 2nd Avenue, thinking I would find a few bars over there. Well, there weren’t any, or at .. >

Muse Karaoke
154 W 26th St.
b/w 6th & 7th Ave.

$$$$$

1

I love Sripraphai.  They treat me like family there, which is to say that the best waitress pokes fun at my limited Thai vocab and berates me for not visiting more often.  Eleven o.. >