2015 Update : All’onda

Burger & Ramen at ”All’onda”


Another work lunch just happened to be during Restaurant Week, so we decided to go to All’onda in Union Square but my main reason why I chose here for lunch, not for dinner was to patrol lunch special menu. YUP! Burger & Ramen :) Unfortunately I can only give 1/5 heart for RAMEN parmesan dashi, porchetta, brussels sprouts :( but BURGER truffle cheese, treviso, caramelized onions was 3.5/5 heart :) Please read my previous dinner review for more detail about All’onda

Check out my blogger friend LET’S NOM NOM‘s review about our lunch too

All’onda    22 E. 13th St., New York, NY 10003  (212) 231-2236

♥♥♥ Restaurant Week / three courses lunch $25


 truffle cheese, treviso, caramelized onions (regular price $17) ♥♥♥1/2  


parmesan dashi, porchetta, brussels sprouts (regular price $17) 



manila clams, mussels, crouton

Kale Salad

Tofu cesar dressing, walnuts, mint (regular price $12)

Booth Table at upstair

Roasted Carrot

ricotta, ginger vinaigrette, cumin (regular price $15)


with ricotta, spicy tomato sauce, and basil (regular price $19)


Tuna Tartar

cerignola, kizami wasabi, preserved tomato (regular price $17) ♥♥1/2


smoked uni, spicy bread crumbs (regular price $19) ♥♥♥


Hazelnut Mousse ♥♥♥

Olive Oil Cake ♥♥1/2

Restaurant week winter 2015

Three courses for 25

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Osteria Morini

Osteria Morini

Lunch at ”Osteria Morini” in Soho

Me and my friends we all had lunch special-any three pasta for $29 but I real didn’t think it was great deal at all so I won’t recommend you to order this for your lunch :( Next time I will choose 2 course lunch special for sure :) One pasta that you can’t forget to order! ”CAPPELLETTI” truffled ricotta ravioli, melted butter, prosciutto. This pasta is on Bucket Dish in NYC!

Lunch special: Any three pasta for $29.

Lunch special: 2 COURSE LUNCH your choice of any appetizer or salad followed by choice of pasta or entree $28.

Special deal: All the pastas are $10 after 9pm, every Monday. Also $7/glass or $28/bottle.

Famous Pasta: CAPPELLETTI truffled ricotta ravioli, melted butter, prosciutto.

Chef & Owner: Michael White – Read more about chef

Osteria Morini  218 Lafayette St., New York, NY 10012  (212) 965-8777

♥♥♥1/2 $$$1/2

Main Dining Room


truffled ricotta ravioli, melted butter, prosciutto


squid ink pasta, shrimp & seppie ragú


ragú antica, parmigiano


clams, leeks, white wine, chile

Counter Seats


meyer lemon curd, polenta streusel, black pepper meringues olive oil lemon gelato 11


espresso soaked lady finger, mascarpone amaretto 10


baked chocolate hazelnut custard, candied hazelnuts milk chocolate, brown butter 10

Front Dinning Room

Rabbit porcini ravioli

with Walnut and Sage butter sauce

cappuccino :)



Lunch & Dinner at Upland


Chef Justin Smilie, who left Il Buco Alimentari, has now created a contemporary Californian/Italian cooking at this brand new restaurant called Upland in the Flatiron District. Upland is run by Stephen Starr known for Buddakan, Morimoto, Caffe Storico and many other restaurants in the NYC and Philadelphia areas. I don’t have many food options to go to in the area near my office besides Marta on 29th St. Upland is definitely great new addition. The decor and vibe of this place is classy and lovely, yet very casual and relaxing. It’s a great place for just two or a group of people. However, right now they have a maximum of a party of six.

It was the second week after opening when I went with four of my teammates for an after work dinner. My absolute favorite dish was the Estrella chicken liver. The Bucatini Carbonara was good too, but not as good as the Estrella. For an appetizer I loved the Live Scallop Crudo with sea beans. I also enjoyed the Beef Tartar, Roasted Lamb Confit, and Branzino, but they were not as memorable as the other two dishes (estrella and scallops). One of the most wonderful things about this place is their wine list. 500varieties from all over the world with many different price points. I’m going back this week just for a drink with a friend. They are still only open for dinner right now. Hopefully they’ll soon open for lunch.

PS – UPLAND is now open for lunch. I came to patrol lunch special burger recently :)

♥♥♥1/2 $$$1/2

upland cheeseburger

grass fed beef, american cheese, peppadew peppers + avocado $20 (Lunch Time Only ) ♥♥♥1/2

Estrella chicken liver, sherry, rosemary + sage $16 ♥♥♥1/2

The chicken liver pasta is on Bucket Dish in NYC.

Live scallop fermented radish, sea beans, fresh chili + olive oil $14 ♥♥♥1/2

Bar Counter

Beef tartare black trumpet mushroom, puffed farro, anchovy + egg yolk $16 ♥♥♥

Branzino a la plancha, sungold cherry tomatoes + basil $32 ♥♥♥

Bucatini alla carbonara pancetta, farm eggs, parmigiano + black pepper 16 ♥♥♥

Roasted lamb confit carrots, dates, lettuce + natural jus $36 ♥♥♥

blistered shisito peppers + bottarga 12 ♥♥♥1/2


duck wings lemon, olive oil + yuzu kosho $18 ♥♥♥1/2

seared brussels sprouts meyer lemon, oregano + chili 11 ♥♥1/2

Chocolate-orange semifreddo citrus + sea salt $10 ♥♥♥

Via Carota

Via Carota

Tapas at ”Via Carota” West Village

Via Carota is a SuPa SuPa cute tapas restaurant in West Village. My another favorite tapas place is Buvette which also located in West Village. Worst part of both places are they don’t accept reservation! Good Luck :)

Via Carota    51 Grove St, New York, NY 10014  (Btwn 7th Ave S & Bleecker St) (212) 255-1962

♥♥♥ $$$1/2

Coniglio Fritto fried rabbit, rosemary & garlic ♥♥♥1/2

Polipo grilled octopus & green olives ♥♥

Braised Sweetbreads with Polenta ♥♥♥1/2

 Orata Al Forno sea bream & potatoes ♥♥♥1/2


David Burke Fabrick

David Burke Fabrick

Celebrity chef David Burke‘s newest spot ”David Burke Fabrick” in Midtown

David Burke Fabrick is a celebrity chef David Burke‘s newest spot in Midtown West. Here is my review of his another restaurant David Burke Kitchen in Soho ( ) from a few years ago.  Me and my client weren’t  in the mood for meat so mainly we ordered seafoods. Foods were good but I didn’t like location and I wasn’t really feeling atmosphere and vibe of place. Highlight of our dining was Tuna Sashimi from appetizer. Thinly sliced tuna were very pretty on pink himalayan salt block ( picture above ). Burrata Salad and Angry Shrimp Fajitas were delicious too. Avocado Panna Cotta and  Fluke Ceviche were both using same plantain chips and they bored me :(

David Burke Fabrick    47 W 38th St, New York, NY 10018 (b/t 5th Ave & Avenue Of The Americas)  (212) 302-3838

♥♥♥ $$$1/2

Burrata Salad

green garlic, radicchio, prosciutto, meyer lemon foam $18 ♥♥♥1/2

Angry Shrimp Fajitas

tomatillo salsa, chipotle aioli, peppers & onions $18 ♥♥♥1/2

Lounge area

Fluke Ceviche

grapefruit leche le tigre, plantain chips $15 ♥♥♥

Tuna Sashimi

yuzu fluid gel, wakame salad, crispy ginger $18 ♥♥♥1/2

Main Dining Room

Avocado Panna Cotta

blue corn tortilla, plantain chips, roasted tomato pico de gallo $16 ♥♥

Front Room

The Gorbals

The Gorbals

Hidden Restaurant ”The Gorbals” in Williamsburg

I came to The Gorbals to try two dishes that I was hearing a lot of good things. I wasn’t planing to come here but last minute before I was going back to city after Robert’s I made quick visit to try two dishes here. The Gorbals is located in the space above an Urban Outfitters on North 6th Street, Williamsburg, Brooklyn. Menu is New American cuisine with gentle Jewish influences. I had ”naughty balls” and ”Falafel-Crusted Sweetbreads”. Naughty balls is four matzoh balls wrapped in Nueskes bacon and sit a top of horseradish mayo. Falafel-Crusted Sweetbreads are served over a cool, green hummus. Both dishes are very interesting and delicious. Specially I looooooooooved Falafel-Crusted Sweetbreads. I don’t come to Brooklyn often and I have many restaurants that I need to try so probably I won’t come back here soon but I’m so glad that I checked off two of  Bucket Dish from  my list today. I highly recommend you to order this two dishes if you come here :)

Business Hours: Mon – Sun: 5:30PM – 12:00AM ( serving dinner only )

The Gorbals   98 N 6th Street,Williamsburg, Brooklyn, NY 11211 (718) 387-0195

♥♥♥ $$$1/2

Naughty Balls

matzoh balls wrapped in Nueskes bacon and sit atop horseradish mayo ♥♥♥1/2

Long Dining Table for Group Dining

Falafel-Crusted Sweetbreads

the nuggets are served over a cool, green hummus ♥♥

low celling just to let you know

I’m not sure this bar is a part of restaurant or not but they are on same 2nd floor by the entrance of restuarnt

Park Avenue Autumn

Park Avenue Autumn

Saying Goodbye to ”Park Avenue Autumn – Winter” Hello ”Spring”

I liked the overall theme of changing decor and menu based on the season. Four of us were here for ”winter” during Restaurant Week’s (three course lunch $25). Park Avenue Spring has débuted a few weeks after my visit. Over a forty-eight hour timeframe, the restaurant was completely transformed from ”Park Avenue Winter” to a completely new décor for ”Spring” :)

Park Avenue Autumn  360 Park Ave S, New York, NY 10010 (212) 951-7111

♥♥♥1/2 Restaurant Week Lunch Menu $25

Seared Scallop Sandwich



citrus & hearts of palm


One of a main dining room


horseradish and gorgonzola


( Entree )

Everything-crusted Branzino

Smoked Cream Cheese, Pickled Onions


Lunch Time

( Main Course )

Free Range Amish Chicken

Savoy Cabbage, Black Garlic Vinaigrette


Park Avenue Chocolate Cube

Chocolate Ancho Sorbet ( $5 Supplement )


Salted Pistachio Sundae

popcorn Ice Cream, Coconut & White Mocha Sauce


Private Dining Room

Housemade Bread