Jubilee, Sutton Place, NYC

Chef Luc Holie is cooking up some really impressive French fare at his charming Sutton Place spot Jubilee in New York City.

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BB.Q Chicken KoreaTown, Midtown, NYC

Korean fried chicken cooked in 100% extra virgin olive oil! Now we have a justifiable excuse to eat this all day long. There are many delicious reasons other than just the health factor that warrants a visit to the newly opened BB.Q Chicken.

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Empire Steak House, Midtown East, NYC

The Sinanaj brothers after having worked at Peter Luger’s for several years, are now poised to building their own steakhouse legacy. Empire Steak House now has an Eastside location adding on to the midtown west counterpart.

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Villard at The Lotte New York Palace, Midtown, NYC

The über luxurious Lotte New York Palace, now offers an equally indulgent breakfast experience at its newly launched Villard restaurant.

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Disclaimer: I was invited as a guest to this establishment for a complimentary meal. All opinions expressed in this post are my own

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ExKi, Midtown East, NYC

There has been a really exciting re-birth in Midtown this past week. EXKi has re-launched their Madison Avenue location with a fresh vibrant look and a menu to match.

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Delaney’s Chicken, Midtown, NYC

Daniel Delaney – master of brisket in Brooklyn, has now devised a darned good fried chicken sandwich at his bird shop at Urban Space Vanderbilt food hall.

 

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Chloe’s Fruit, Union Square, NYC

If you’ve never been to Chloe’s Fruit you’re truly missing out! And if you know me, you know that I’m obsessed with Chloe’s Fruit. I’ve been coming here for a really long time, and it is still one of my favorite ice cream stores!

Chloe’s Fruit is a delicious fruit soft swerve ice cream shop in Union Square! Check this out on their wall!

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Benjamin Steak House, Midtown, NYC

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Kailash Parbat, Midtown East, NYC

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Kailash Parbat

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Sasabune Express, Midtown East, NYC

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Sasabune Express

 

Food: ☆☆☆

Service: ☆☆☆

Ambiance: ☆☆

Cost: $$

Must try: Sushi and Sashimi combinations

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Paname Restaurant, Upper East Side, NYC

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Disclaimer: I was invited as a guest to this establishment for a complimentary meal. All opinions expressed in this post are my own.

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Musical Mondays and Le Cirque’s 40th Anniversary at Le Cirque Café

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Angus Club Steakhouse, Midtown East, NYC

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Masq, Midtown East, NYC

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I was recently invited to a press dinner at Masq which is Midtown’s little gem offering innovative American Cuisine with a New Orleans flair.

The space occupies the first floor of a townhouse and is spread over four distinctive areas that flow one into the other. There is a full-service sit-down bar located in the front of the restaurant, which has a really cool horseshoe-shaped white oak bar. Here one can choose from a variety of New Orleans inspired specialty cocktails, an impressive selection of global wines and other premium liquors.

 

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The restaurant then continues into a Lounge area decorated with eclectic vintage furniture and masks which leads into the main dining room. There is also private party area called “The Red Room” located in the back, which makes for a perfect space to host an intimate gathering of up to 45 people.

 

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Co-owners George Chaprastian and Executive Chef Marc Getzelman make for a dynamic duo who truly have a passion for what they have created here at Masq. The place exudes warmth and hospitality from the minute you step in.

 

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Chef Getzelman offers some really innovative fare with his New Orleans-inspired menu. You feast on delicious Mac ‘n Cheese croquettes, Crawfish Étouffée, Po’ Boys and their signature Jambalaya tempered with goat cheese amongst other wonderful eats. Do NOT miss dessert – their Sabayon was really refreshing and delicious.

With a spot like Masq in our midst, one doesn’t have to travel far to celebrate Mardi Gras coz here “It’s Always Fat Tuesday!”

 

Here is some of what we ate:

 

MAC ‘N CHEESE CROQUETTES

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PROSCIUTTO FIG FLATBREADS

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SHRIMP & CATFISH PO’ BOYS

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CRAWFISH ETOUFFEE

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JAMBALAYA

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SABAYON

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Restaurant Information


* Restaurant Name
MASQ Restaurant & Lounge
* Overall
★★★☆☆
* Neighborhood / Cuisine
Midtown East / American New
* Street Address
306 East 49th St. (Between 1st Ave. & 2nd Ave.), New York, NY 10017
* Phone
(212) 644-8294
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Buttercup Bake Shop, Midtown East, NYC

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Food: ☆☆☆

Service: ☆☆☆½

Ambiance: ☆☆

Cost: $$

Must try: Carrot Cake 

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Anjappar, Gramercy/ Curry Hill, NYC

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Food: ☆☆☆

Service: ☆½

Ambiance: ☆½

Cost: $$$

Must try: Thali Meal, Kottu paratha, Katrikai Kozambhu

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