Sel et Poivre, Upper East Side, NYC

Sel et Poivre (salt and pepper) is something you will not need tableside at this delightful French bistro on the Upper East Side, as the food is seasoned just right.

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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Oppa, Chelsea, NYC

Korean fried chicken is all the rage in New York City right now with many spots offering good rendition of it. However in my opinion no one makes it as well as Oppa does – none come even close.

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Babbalucci, Harlem, NYC

Chef Andrew LoPresto owns a remarkable eatery on Lenox Avenue that is just as noteworthy as its neighbors in Harlem’s restaurant row.

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Bonnie’s Grill, Park Slope, NYC

Looking for a down home, no fuss, really good all American comfort food spot – then there’s nothing like Bonnie’s Grill in Park Slope. Started by two guys who were originally from Buffalo and recently taken over by Demetri – this local neighborhood spot will win you over instantly.

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Bettola, UWS, NYC

Looking for something a little different on the Upper West Side. Try Bettola Restaurant on Amsterdam Avenue – home of progressive Italian cuisine.

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Mangal Kebab Turkish Restaurant, Sunnyside, NYC

Ever since my favorite Turkish spot Roka in Queens closed down – I have been on a hunt to find anything even half as good. My explorations led me to Mangal Kebab in Sunnyside a local dive that seems to be patronized by a lot of the Turkish community.

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Prince Tea House, Flushing

Prince Tea House is a bit of an anomaly in Flushing’s Chinatown. This cozy tea parlor located on Prince Street extends a reprieve from all the ethnic offerings that abound.

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Danji, Midtown West, NYC

I recently attended a remarkable cooking class with Chef Hooni Kim at the De Gustibus Cooking School where I got totally hooked onto his food. That’s what led me to try Danji – his modern, small plate Korean spot in midtown west.

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Kola House, Meatpacking District, NYC

I was recently invited to a media dinner at Pepsico’s brand new Kola House in Chelsea. Pepsico has teamed up with Lenny Kravitz’s design firm, Kravitz Design, and The Metric, the group behind Gilded Lily, a nightclub to bring the Kola House into being.

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Padoca Bakery, UES, NYC

Brazil meets Israel at the bright and cheery new Padoca Bakery on the Upper East Side.

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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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Natsumi Tapas, Gramercy, NYC

The brand new Natsumi Tapas brings together a perfect fusion of Japanese and Italian flavors on what can only be described as art on a plate.

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Trattoria Machiavelli, UWS, NYC

Restaurateur Nathalie de la Fontaine spent several years in Italy and of course fell in love with it. Upon her return to the US, she felt compelled to bring the best pieces of her experience back here to New York City. That’s how Trattoria Machiavelli was born.

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Pre Fixe lunch at Bagatelle, Meatpacking, NYC

Bagatelle in New York City is a well-known hotspot in the Meatpacking District famous for its iconic chic party scene with weekend brunches that turn into patrons partying atop tables and chairs.

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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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Ponty’s Bistro, Gramercy, NYC

Ponty’s Bistro is a unique little spot tucked away in the Gramercy area, which combines the delectable flavors of West African cuisine with French cooking.

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Kurry Qulture, Astoria,NYC

Kurry Qulture in Astoria, Queens just might be one of the hippest Indian restaurants in New York City that you don’t know about.

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Santina, Meatpacking, NYC

Thank you to the Carbone/ Torrisi duo for opening one of the very few places in the Meatpacking District where I can actually go and eat at.

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The Malt House FiDi, FiDi, NYC

The Malt House has really upped their game in opening their expansive new Financial District counterpart. Located in the heart of historic New York, Malt House FiDi is an impressive tri-level space where each floor offers a different experience catering to all who walk through it’s doors.

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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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