De Mole Mexican restaurant in Williamsburg is a family affair. Headed by Executive Chef/Co-Owner Jose Luis Flores who worked with chefs such as Douglas Rodriguez and Richard Sandoval, he has created an ode to his family recipes and heritage in Brooklyn.
Amylos Taverna is a wonderful new spot in Astoria, which blends the old with the new beautifully. Located just a walk away from the famous Omonia Café, the Arvanitis family attempts to combine traditional Greek fare with a contemporary sensibility at their newest venture.
Sichuan food is all the rage in New York City now with several truly authentic spots in Queens that are worth a visit. DaXi, is one of the newcomers amongst them. Housed on the second floor of the new world mall, DaXi is expansive with its bright, modern décor.
At Adda, you might as well be eating in chef Chintan Pandya’s home. The cooking here is truly authentic where he refuses to cater to what the masses might expect an Indian restaurant to serve up. Pandya prepares his dishes as it’s meant to be eaten – no compromise and this is exactly why Adda is currently one of the hottest Indian spots in NYC right now.
Within the spread of Le District lies a quiet 28-seater nook called L’Appart. Styled as a “chef’s apartment”, this Michelin starred spot is helmed by Executive Chef Nicolas “Nico” Abello who offers a changing, seasonal menu.
Vatan is surprisingly one of those transforming experiences in New York City. The distinctive door decorated by an Indian elephant beckons you to enter and be transported to a village in the Northwestern Indian state of Gujarat.