DB Bistro Moderne

Bucket Dish NYC! $35 DB Burger at ”DB Bistro Moderne”

 

French fries told Burger ”Lean On Me Boo! You’re My BFF :)

DB Bistro Moderne is one of Chef Daniel Boulud’s contemporary French bistro restaurant with modern American twist. Restaurant is located on 44 street, a few blocks off Times Square in Midtown. Lunchtime was filled with the typical corporate midtown lunchtime crowd. During weekday between 11:15am-2:30pm they serves $32 two courses lunch Prix Fixe. I was here for patrolling their famous original DB burger. This burger is on ”Bucket Dish NYC”  You know what that mean!!!! You MUST eat this burger before you die!!! I heard about this burger for a while but I wan’t interested to try one. Seriously!? Come On! $35 for burger!? I thought….. but I’m so glad I finally checked it off from my coronary Bucket List. I shared burger with Liz a.k.a Personalitini and let me tell you! Burger was perfect medium rare and I could taste full flavor of Foie Gras & Black Truffle. It was worth every penny. Also we shared pasta and dessert.  . I’m so not dessert girl but WOW! WARM CHOCOLATE FONDANT – Vanilla Ice Cream, Dark Chocolate Sorbet was the best warm chocolate cake I ever had. Well done :)

 DB Bistro Moderne       55 West 44th St., New York, NY 10036

OVERALL FOOD ATMOSPHERE PRICE
♥♥♥ ♥♥♥1/2   ♥♥♥1/2 $$$$

 

THE ORIGINAL DB BURGER Sirloin Burger filled with Braised Short Ribs Foie Gras & Black Truffle $35 ♥♥♥

Main Dinning Room

Front room

PAPPARDELLE Lamb Ragu, Rosemary, Parmesan ♥♥♥1/2

WARM CHOCOLATE FONDANT Vanilla Ice Cream, Dark Chocolate Sorbet ♥♥♥♥1/2

Bar counter

db Bistro Moderne

Dirty French

”Dirty French” is now open for lunch

 

Bourguignon
GRILLED OYSTERS, GARLIC, PARSLEY ♥♥♥♥1/2

 Dirty French is now open for lunch! I had Lamb burger and dry aged beef sandwich to share with friend. Both dishes were just OK but flatbread was warm and delish. I also highly recommend you to try Grilled oysters! This dish was O.M.G the best grilled oyster I ever had in my life! I’m just warning you it was very very garlicky! Atmosphere was lovely at lunchtime :) I would love to try Lamb Carpaccio from dinner menu next time.

Dirty French ( at Ludlow Hotel ) 180 Ludlow St, New York, NY 10002

OVERALL FOOD ATMOSPHERE PRICE
♥♥♥1/2 ♥♥   ♥♥♥ $$$$

Burger
LAMB, BUCHERON, CUMIN ONIONS ♥♥1/2

 

Dip
DRY-AGED BEEF, SHALLOTS, AU JUS ♥♥

Flatbread ♥♥♥

Potato with Burger ♥♥1/2

Dough

Super Chubby Doughnut ” Dough”

 

I made donut tower *\(^_^)/* Yay

Dough is my favorite donut right now!! Their donuts are all super chubby and cute! I eat them once a week at my office with my team. You MUST try pink ”Hibiscus” flavor.

OVERALL FOOD ATMOSPHERE PRICE
♥♥♥ ♥♥♥1/2  ♥♥♥1/2 $$

Donut tasting is my Monday morning ritual ~ hehe ~

Dough

14 W 19th street

New York, NY 10011

Dough

Katsu-Hama

The Best Katsu in NYC ”Katsu-Hama”

 

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PORK KATSU LUNCH カツランチ Breaded pork loin cutlet ( 120g ) $12 ♥♥♥ 

I like coming here for lunch. My favorite is Pork Katsu Lunch set. Set comes with rice, miso soup, pickles for only $12 :)

 

Katsu-Hama    11 East 47th St., New York, NY 10017

 

OVERALL FOOD ATMOSPHERE PRICE
♥♥♥   ♥♥   ♥♥♥ $$$1/2

 

 

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PORK FILLET KATSU CURRY { ヒレカツカレー } Curry sauce and breaded 70g of pork tenderloin cutlet on rice $13 ♥♥♥ 

 

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Union Square Cafe

”Union Square Cafe” is closing

Nantucket Bay Scallop Crudo – Eckerton Seasoning Peppers, Shaved Fennel 17 ♥♥♥

NEWS: Union Square Cafe is going to close this year (or moving to new location)

Union Square Cafe     21 East 16th St., New York, NY 10003

OVERALL FOOD ATMOSPHERE PRICE
♥♥♥1/2
♥♥♥1/2
♥♥♥1/2 $$$$

Beef Sirloin Carpaccio  16
Crispy Sunchokes, Parmigiano Reggiano, Kale ♥♥♥

Grilled Berkshire Pork Loin  34
Sweet Potato, Autumn Vegetables, Bourbon Gastrique ♥♥♥

Chatham Cod $31 ♥♥♥

Slow Roasted Lamb Braciole 32
Garlic Potatoes, Tokyo Turnips ♥♥♥1/2

Pecan Pie  9.5
Dark Chocolate Anglaise, Espresso Crème Fraîche ♥♥♥1/2

USC Banana Tart  9.5
Macadamia Brittle, Honey-Vanilla Ice Cream ♥♥♥

Caramelized Fig Sundae 9.5 ♥♥♥

Warm Chocolate Brownie Custard 9.5 ♥♥♥1/2

Casa mono

Michelin Star Tapas ”Casa Mono”

photo1 (1)Duck Egg with Mojama and Black Truffles $18

Casa Mono is a Michelin one star restaurant located on the east side of Union Square at Irving Place (on the corner of 18th St. & 17th St.) This restaurant has been one of my favorite tapas places in New York for a long time. They serve many interesting tapas. However, if you are expecting one of those regular Italian or Spanish tapas restaurants, then this is not the place for you. I call it a tapas wine bar because everything is smaller in portion, yet the price is on the high side. I would consider each dish to be more like an appetizer with an entree price point. Make sure you try everything and order a bunch of different dishes with your group of friends. You will probably get a big bill, but each dish is so unique and delicious that you will walk away with one big, happy smile. :) If you are on a date night, I recommend that you sit at the counter seat so you can enjoy watching the kitchen’s action.

Here are some of my favorite dishes that I would highly recommend you to order:

*Foie Gras with Cinco Cebollas $19
*Fideos with Chorizo, Sea Beans and Clams $18
*Stuffed Lamb Belly with Artichoke Purée, Blood Oranges and Radicchio $16
They are open for lunch as well as dinner and serve the same menu. Please make sure to call for a reservation ahead of time because you won’t have much luck if you think you can just walk in for dinner. The place is always SuPa SuPa busy.
Casa Mono – 52 Irving Place, New York, NY 10003
OVERALL FOOD ATMOSPHERE PRICE
♥♥♥♥1/2 ♥♥1/2 ♥♥♥   $$$$

 20140509-001949.jpgFoie Gras with Cinco Cebollas $19

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Creamy Eggs with Sea Urchin, Walnuts, Lime and Ancient Anchovy Oil $16

DSC02203Confit Goat with Avocado Queso, Scallion Ash and Pistachios $19

photo2 (1)Fideos with Chorizo, Sea Beans and Clams $18

photo3 (1)Stuffed Lamb Belly with Artichoke Purée, Blood Oranges and Radicchio $16


DSC02168Atlantic Calamares with Harissa and Squid Ink $15

DSC02185Burrata with anchovies

DSC02176Pulpo with Fennel and Grapefruit $13

DSC02204Confit Goat with Avocado Queso, Scallion Ash and Pistachios $19

DSC02248Bar Counter

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Ramen Lab

News: Opening Soon ”Ramen Lab”

Pre-opening media event. Thank you Chef Makamura :) Delish!!

Ramen master Chef Nakamura from Japan is prepping to open, “Ramen Lab” early next month on Kenmare St in downtown NYC.

Ramen Lab more information: http://bit.ly/1zsqM2F

Ramen Lab    

70 Kenmare St

( b/t Mulberry St & Mott St )

New York, NY 10012

(201) 530-1100

Ramen Lab