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Bamn!
37 St. Marks Pl.
at 2nd Ave.

$$$$$

3.1

10

BAMN! automatic cheeseburger (photography only). .. >

Anytime
116 Ave. C
b/w 7th & 8th St.

$$$$$

2.8

Sammy's Noodle Shop & Grill
453 6th Ave.
corner of 11th St.

$$$$$

3.2

The Cupping Room Village
496 Hudson St.
b/w Christopher & Grove St.

$$$$$

Foodswings
295 Grand St.
b/w Roebling & Havemeyer St.

$$$$$

Fusion Crepes
corner of Grand & Bowery

$$$$$

3

2

Located at the corner of Bowery and Grand - a fantastic little nook serving sweet & savory crepes - many with an Asian bent.  On the savory side, creative menu items include salmon.. >

Rice
227 Mott St.
b/w Spring & Prince St.

$$$$$

3

2

You might be dubious about a place that has Mexican chicken soup (left) and a Vietnamese chicken salad on its menu -- too diverse to be good at any one thing. But you'd be wrong ab.. >

Jefferson Grill
121 W 10th St.
b/w 6th & Greenwich Ave.

$$$$$

3

1

In 1936, Geoffrey T. Hellman created the fictional Mrs. De Peyster in a famous piece for the New Yorker called "Mrs. De Peyster's Parties." It came to mind after eating at the rece.. >

Tartare
653 9th Ave.
b/w 45th & 46th St.

$$$$$

3

Wai Cafe
201 1st Ave.
b/w 12th & 13th St.

$$$$$

3

1

I had made up my mind to get to the Flatiron Lounge today and, as you will see, I was indeed successful. However, as you might expect, I took the long way around... >

Wild Greens
444 Park Ave. S
b/w 30th & 31st St.

$$$$$

2.9

Elemental Foods
259 W 19th St.
b/w 7th & 8th Ave.

$$$$$

2.6

Rice
115 Lexington Ave.
at 28th St.

$$$$$

3

Galaxy Global Eatery
15 Irving Pl.
at 15th St.

$$$$$

3

1

Some fans of my blog from The Swamp Restaurant in Gainesville, Florida sent me one of their tee-shirts. Bar Man just loves tee-shirts and will gladly post a picture of any tee-shir.. >

AQ Café
58 Park Ave.
at 38th St.

$$$$$

3

1

There once was a time when it was very difficult for chefs to make big money.  And while being a professional chef is still a tough racket, the opportunities for cashing out are mu.. >

Doma
17 Perry St.
at 7th Ave. S

$$$$$

3.4

5

A friend of ours keeps a list of New York truisms such as: “There is an automatic $20 penalty for setting foot out of your apartment building,” and “Garbage collection never happen.. >

Degustation
239 E 5th St.
b/w 2nd & 3rd Ave.

$$$$$

3.1

6

Last night I went to Degustation for dinner. You might be wondering why would I choose this place? Well, I’ve been meaning to eat here for a while ever since I’ve read Frank Bruni’.. >

Punch & Judy
26 Clinton St.
b/w Stanton & Houston St.

$$$$$

3

1

This meal, and restaurant in general, was a breath of fresh air.. >

Anytime
93 N 6th St.
b/w Berry St. & Wythe Ave.

$$$$$

5

Rice
81 Washington St.
b/w York & Front St.

$$$$$

5

New Tulcingo
1035 Manhattan Ave.
at Freeman St.

$$$$$

Cafe Steinhof
422 7th Ave.
at 14th St.

$$$$$

3

3

Very nearby, we turn to Cafe Steinhof for a good German beer or some hot mulled wine on a winter evening. Have had brunch there a few times, hearty meals with meat and potatoes an.. >

Tangra Masala
8709 Grand Ave.

$$$$$

3.3

2

Hot and sour soup, chicken pakoras, shrimp pakoras, Chili goat (dry), Tangra Masala fish (with gravy).. >

Ginger Root Café
702 Washington Ave.
b/w Prospect Pl. & St. marks Ave.

$$$$$

Rice
166 Dekalb Ave.
at Cumberland St.

$$$$$

Mojito Loco
102 Meserole St.
b/w Leonard St. & Manhattan Ave.

$$$$$

3.1

The Bourgeois Pig
122 E 7th St.
b/w 1st Ave. & Avenue A

$$$$$

3

2

In high school, my friends and I wasted many a weekend afternoon wandering around Greenwich Village trying to be cool. I don’t think any of us knew what we were looking for, but we.. >

Cafe Kashkar
1141 Brighton Beach Ave.

$$$$$

3.8

4

abraço's piccolo milch At approximately 5:58pm Sunday evening, I was walking up 1st Avenue. Past 3rd street, 4th street (hang a left here and you'll be at the front door of Pinisi.. >

Metropol
234 West 4th St.
at W 10th St.

$$$$$

3

2

Another beautiful sunny day so how better to spend it than in a few bars. I headed down to the West Village... >

Tour
102 8th Ave.
at 15th St.

$$$$$

3

2

Last week, TOUR Restaurant had a preview dinner of some Mexican Hass Avocado-themed items that are going to be featured on its Winter/Holiday menu, prepared by its Executive Chef, .. >

Nook
746 9th Ave.
b/w 50th & 51st St.

$$$$$

3.2

Jefferson
121 W 10th St.
at 6th Ave.

$$$$$

3

1

Being that I dine out for living, it is rare (but thrilling) for me to discover menus containing ingredients that I have never encountered before. The menu at Jefferson, a chic, mo.. >

M & R Bar-Dining Room
356 Bowery
b/w Great Jones & 4th St.

$$$$$

3.1

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.. >

Sortie
329 W 51st St.
b/w 8th & 9th Ave.

$$$$$

3.1

Orbit
2257 1st Ave.
at 116th St.

$$$$$

3

East of Eighth
254 W 23rd St.
b/w 7th & 8th Ave.

$$$$$

3

Nation
12 W 45th St.
b/w 5th & 6th Ave.

$$$$$

2.8

OG Restaurant
507 E 6th St.
b/w Avenue A & B

$$$$$

2.7

Mumbles
179 3rd Ave.
at 17th St.

$$$$$

3

Session 73
1359 1st Ave.
at 73rd St.

$$$$$

2.4

Epices
103 W 70th St.
at Columbus Ave.

$$$$$

3

Savann
414 Amsterdam Ave.
b/w 79th & 80th St.

$$$$$

3

Cafe Mozart
154 W 70th St.
at Broadway

$$$$$

3

2

w 70th st btwn b’way & amsterdam after my late-ish pcr setup (which turned out to be pointless…d’oh) and C’s pseudo-recovery from his cold symptoms, we met up on the west side .. >

Amsterdam Restaurant
1207 Amsterdam Ave.
b/w 119th & 120th St.

$$$$$

3

Chubo
6 Clinton St.
b/w Houston & Stanton St.

$$$$$

3

1

Chubo’s offerings are familiar but the combination of all of them makes the menu a little confused. The hamachi was served two ways: tartare and then glazed with teriyaki. They had.. >

Chill Lounge
329 Lexington Ave.
b/w 38th & 39th St.

$$$$$

2.6

Stone Rose
10 Columbus Circle
at 60th St.

$$$$$

3

2

Was all set for a swank "Sex and the City" type cocktail hour or two with a couple members of my "gal about town" posse last night. Nothing like chilling with good friends over fin.. >

Amish Market
17 Battery Pl.
b/w West & Washington St.

$$$$$

3.1

Lea
230 Park Ave.
b/w 45th & 46th St.

$$$$$

2.9

The Cupping Room Cafe
359 W Broadway
b/w Broome & Grand St.

$$$$$

3.2

Good World Bar & Grill
3 Orchard St.
b/w Division & Canal St.

$$$$$

3

1

Well, I know that I said I would be revisiting yesterday's bars and embellishing my descriptive narrative, but life does not always proceed as planned. The Mysterious Chinese Woman.. >

Coogans
4015 Broadway
b/w 168th & 169th St.

$$$$$

3.1

Waterstone Grill
79 Pearl St.
at Coenties Aly

$$$$$

3.4

Margarita Murphy's
591 3rd Ave.
b/w 38th & 39th St.

$$$$$

3

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.. >

Slate Plus
54 W 21st St.
b/w 5th & 6th Ave.

$$$$$

2.7

Pier 63 Bar & Grill
Pier 63
at 23rd St. & W Side Hwy

$$$$$

Melt
440 Bergen St.
b/w 5th & 6th Ave.

$$$$$

5

Restaurant Gia
68 Lafayette Ave.
b/w S Elliot Pl. & S Portland Ave.

$$$$$

2.5

Chickenbone Cafe
177 South 4th St.

$$$$$

2.9

1

Wondering about the next hot cuisine? We’ve been through Asian, Italian, Indian, Thai, and a blend of all four, but we haven’t yet had the pleasure of Brooklyn Global. Until now. A.. >

Monkey Town
58 N 3rd St.
b/w Kent & Wythe St.

$$$$$

JRG Fashion Cafe
177 Flatbush Ave.
at Pacific St.

$$$$$

Cafe Shane
794 Washington Ave.
b/w St. John's & Sterling

$$$$$

Dizzy's
511 9th St.
b/w 8th Ave. & Prospect Park W

$$$$$

Veliis
773 Fulton St.
b/w Portland & Oxford

$$$$$

Stonehome Wine Bar
87 Lafayette Ave.
b/w S Portland Ave. & S Oxford St.

$$$$$

3

1

I know that they've been around for a while now, but more and more wine bars seem to be sprouting up around the city. And, who am I to complain?.. >

New Prospect Cafe
393 Flatbush Ave.

$$$$$

3

1

Sometimes things that are lost can be found. Sometimes you find them where you least expect... >

Mundo, Queens
31-18 E Broadway

$$$$$

3.5

Night of the Cookers
767 Fulton St.
b/w Greene Ave. & S Oxford St.

$$$$$

3

Black Pearl
833 Union St.
b/w 6th & 7th Ave.

$$$$$

3

3

the mountain of clams compells you I had never eaten a fried clam sandwich before I went to Black Pearl, partially because I'm not big on molluscs. But you know what I am big on? T.. >

savorNY
63 Clinton St.
b/w Stanton & Rivington St.

$$$$$

3

1

'Tis the season for new restaurants and there's countless to devoured.  Here's a sneak peek at two of the lastest newcomers... >

The Inn LW12
7 Ninth Ave.
at Washington St.

$$$$$

3.3

5

When the poutine arrives, clear the deck. The Inn LW12 (short for Little West 12th St., in Manhattan's Meatpacking District) trundles out four versions of the infamous Québécois co.. >

Prune
54 E 1st St.
b/w 1st & 2nd Ave.

$$$$$

2.6

19

Prune reminds me of Paris. Small, intimate with wonderful food and a great vibe. We have been back many times for dinner and unfortunately have never made it for brunch. The curren.. >

Smorgas Chef
283 W 12th St.
at W 4th St.

$$$$$

3.3

5

My friend spent a year in Sweden during high school, and she’s gets nostalgic for Swedish food. The options in Manhattan are limited. We’ve been to the fancy and expensive Aquavit .. >

European Union (The E.U.)
235 E 4th St.
b/w Avenue B & Avenue A

$$$$$

3

5

Drama happens a lot in the restaurant business. Witness the latest round of chef casualties—Neil Ferguson (Gordon Ramsay), Chris Albrecht (Craftsteak), Ed Witt (Varietal)—and you g.. >

One Little West 12
1 Little West 12th St.
at 9th Ave.

$$$$$

3

1

One, a restaurant that gets its name from its address at One Little West 12th Street, is the come-back vehicle for chef Gavin Citron, formerly of Aja and the ill-conceived Aleutia... >

The Kitchen Club
30 Prince St.
at Mott St.

$$$$$

3

1

New Year's eve at Manhattan...there's the Time Square craziness that we avoided like plague, and most restaurants had a prix-fixe menu. While walking in Nolita earlier in the day, .. >

Aquavit Café
65 E 55th St.
b/w Park & Madison Ave.

$$$$$

3

6

Since I’ve wrote to Robyn recently via e-mail about my horror of yesterday at the LSAT and wanted me to express the dreadful experience of what happened. So, it is (if you don’t re.. >

B.Smith's
320 W 46th St.
b/w 8th & 9th Ave.

$$$$$

3

Blue Ribbon Bakery
33 Downing St.
at Bedford St.

$$$$$

3

10

[This dinner took place on November 24th. Yes, I wish I updated more often. No, I have no idea why I don't. I think I'm stuck in an alternate universe where a day has 20 hours inst.. >

Public
210 Elizabeth St.
b/w Prince & Spring St.

$$$$$

2.8

5

Dear Boo, We've talked a lot about hangover foods in recent posts. Today though, I must admit I'm suffering from a food-induced hangover. Aka, yesterday I ate more than Jabba the .. >

The Orchard
162 Orchard St.
b/w Stanton and Rivington

$$$$$

3.9

5

Last week, I went to The Orchard for dinner. The Orchard is the sister of Apizz which I had gone to a few weeks back. The Orchard has the same wonderful vibe as Apizz. Warm, inviti.. >

Ulrika's
115 E 60th St.

$$$$$

3

1

I am still warmed by the mug of glögg I imbibed this evening. The mulled red wine, redolent of cardamom and cinnamon, was served with the traditional raisins and almonds. I will tr.. >

Smorgas Chef
53 Stone St.
b/w Hanover Sq & Broad St.

$$$$$

3.2

Agata & Valentina Ristorante
1513 1st Ave.
at 79th St.

$$$$$

3.4

The Place on West 10th
142 W 10th St.
b/w Waverly Pl. & Greenwich Ave.

$$$$$

3

1

After spending weeks in Italy and eating fantastic food the kids were asking how come we don't get to eat this well in NYC?  Hmm.  Good question.  They started throwing out a list .. >

wildFlower
192 Bleecker St.
b/w MacDougal St. & 6th Ave.

$$$$$

3

Negril Village
70 W 3rd St.
b/w Laguardia Pl. & Thompson St.

$$$$$

3.2

1

As a kid, I loved the movie Cool Runnings. The Jamaicans seemed like such colorful characters, and the idea of leaving a sunny island to become a bobsledder was hilarious. So when .. >

Smorgas Chef
924 2nd Ave.
at 49th St.

$$$$$

3

Cipriani
110 E 42nd St.
at 42nd St.

$$$$$

3.1

Woolworth Tower Kitchen
233 Broadway
at Barclay St.

$$$$$

3.8

Trestle on Tenth
242 10th Ave.
at 24th St.

$$$$$

2.9

4

There's more pig than you could ever imagine at Trestle on Tenth's first annual Metzgete... >

Punch
913 Broadway
b/w 20th & 21st St.

$$$$$

3.2

3

Kasi recommended Punch Punch a long time ago but for some reason I never got around to going. Well, I should have gone earlier since I really enjoyed my brunch this past Sunday and.. >

Salt
58 MacDougal St.
b/w Prince & Houston St.

$$$$$

3.1

4

When Salt opened, I believe 6 years ago, we went. I forgot what it was I liked and didn't like since so much time has passed. We were at the high school play this weekend so I book.. >

Dano
254 5th Ave.
b/w 28th & 29th St.

$$$$$

3

Nikki Beach Midtown
151 E 50th St.
b/w 3rd & Lexington Ave.

$$$$$

3

Colors
417 Lafayette St.
b/w Astor Pl. & 4th St.

$$$$$

2.9

2

COLORS is a restaurant you want to root for. It’s a cooperative run by former employees of Windows on the World at the World Trade Center. According to the manifesto on the website.. >

Choice
380 3rd Ave.
b/w 27th & 28th St.

$$$$$

3.1

Rewind
137 Essex St.
b/w Rivington and Stanton St.

$$$$$

2.7

1

The Lower East Side's latest lounge hopes to be a one-stop shop for all things nightlife: food, drinks, DJ, & dancing under one roof.  Rewind's refreshingly un-velvet rope attitude.. >