Sol

Sol

Spanish Tapas ”Sol”

Chef Owner: Andrew D’Ambrosi 

Sol is a new Spanish tapas restaurant in underneath cocktail bar Bourgeois Pig in Greenwich Village. Atmosphere is casual, dark and sexy. The restaurant itself only 16 stool plus a one small high table in the middle. I sat at the chef’s counter right in front of the kitchen which gives you full view of the small, open kitchen where chef owner D’Ambrosi and his sous chef were working away. I tried 5 different dishes and everything was really delicious and it was beyond my expectation. My favorite thing was Langoustine – Egg Yolk, Matchstick Potato, Crustacean Sauce.

Cuisine: Spanish Tapas

Neighborhood: Greenwich Village

Recommend Dishes: Langoustine – Egg Yolk, Matchstick Potato, Crustacean Sauce $17. Octopus – Farro, Chickpea, Broccolini, Onion $24.

Occassion: I was here for dinner.

Seat: I recommend to sit at the chef’s counter.

Sister restaurant: Bergen Hill in Carroll Garden, Brooklyn.

Sol   127 Macdougal St , New York, NY 10012  (212) 598-1809

OVERALL FOOD ATMOSPHERE PRICE
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Octopus – Farro, Chickpea, Broccolini, Onion 24 ♥♥
Langoustine – Egg Yolk, Matchstick Potato, Crustacean Sauce  17 ♥♥♥1/2

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Rebelle

Modern French ”Rebelle”

Cuisine: Modern French

Neighborhood: Nolita/Lower East Side

Exclusive Chef: Daniel Eddy

Occassion: I was here for dinner.

Seat: I highly recommend to make reservation at the chef’s counter.

Wine: Wine list is 80-plus page long.

Sister restaurant: Pearl & Ash

Recommend Dishes: SWEETBREAD Artichoke, fava, lobster sauce $16. SCALLOP Turnip, apple, green juice $16

Rebelle    218 Bowery , New York, NY 10012  (917) 639-3880

OVERALL FOOD ATMOSPHERE PRICE
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SWEETBREAD Artichoke, fava, lobster sauce $16 ♥♥♥♥1/2

FLUKE Brown butter, sherry, caper, lemon $12 ♥♥♥

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Luksus

Luksus

”Luksus” Greenpoint Brooklyn

Chef-Owner Daniel Burns

Michelin: One Star

Cuisine: New Nordic/Scandinavian

Menu: 5 course tasting menu at $115. The menu changes every 3-4 months.

Drink: Beer only, beer pairing $45 ( you can BYOB wine, with a $25 corkage fee )

Chef-Owner: Daniel Burns

Neighborhood: Greenpoint Brooklyn

Occassion: I was here for dinner. Good to come here with foodie.

Seat: I recommend to sit at the chef’s counter.

First I walked through the bar to the restaurant. The restaurant tucked in the back of the beer bar Tørst in Greenpoint Brooklyn. The restaurant itself is a small, 26 seat room with minimalist decor. Luksus was opened 2013 and received a Michelin one-star in 2015. I sat at the chef’s counter right in front of the kitchen to see chef Burns in action, Chef used to work for Noma Copenhagen who create modern Nordic/Scandinavian dishes. The menu is a 5 courses chef’s tasting only with an optional beer pairing for an extra $45/pp. With a $25 corkage fee you can BYOB wine. Our meal began with five different snacks, or amuse bouches. The food was unique and tasty, and everything was beautifully presented. The menu changes every 3-4 months. I hope to go back again sometime to try new menu :)

Menu:

First Course – 5 mini snacks:

Beetroot, roasted garlic

Beef Tartare, Black Pepper

Main Shrimp on Knækbrød

Lobster, Hazelnut, Seaweed

Oyster, Cabbage, Sweet Potato

Second Course:

Maitake – Purple Potato, Dandelion

Third Course:

Smoked Bluefish – Sunchoke, Pear Onion

Fourth Course:

Lentils on the Side with Squab Legs and Pickled Carrots

Lamb – Tokyo Turnip, Sorrel

Fifth Course:

Cara Cara Ginger Sorbet

Carrot – Yogurt, Tarragon

Caramelized Honey with Vanilla Ice Cream

 

Luksus  615 Manhattan Ave., Albany, NY 12222  (718) 389-6034

OVERALL FOOD ATMOSPHERE PRICE
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Beetroot, roasted garlic

Beef Tartare, Black Pepper

Main Shrimp on Knækbrød

Lobster, Hazelnut, Seaweed

Oyster, Cabbage, Sweet Potato

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Happy Bones

Happy Bones

Coffee Break at Happy Bones

 

Speciality: New Zealand Coffee

Neighborhood: Nolita, Soho, Little Italy

Message from Happy Bone:

New York City is about energy and creativity, and Happy Bones exists to inspire and energize New Yorkers. We start with the best coffee and the best baristas in the city, add amazing local art, and bring you the most interesting publications from the world over. We want to send you back out into the city brimming with new ideas and passion.

Our obsession with great coffee comes from growing up in New Zealand, which has had a thriving espresso culture for two decades. We opened our first store in Little Italy as homage to the legacy and traditions of the country that invented espresso. And we’re based in New York because it’s a city that rewards excellence, which is what we strive for in every coffee we serve.

Happy Bones    394 Broome Street, New York, NY 10013     (212) 673-3754

Instead of coffee I got hot chocolate :) hehe

Bhatti Indian Grill

Bhatti Indian Grill

My Favorite Indian in Kip Bay ”Bhatti Indian Grill”

 

Cuisine: Indian

Neighborhood: Kip Bay

Occasion: I was here for lunch. Good to come here with friends

Recommend Dish: Daily Lunch Special $11.95

Ambiance: Casual

Bhatti Indian Grill is an Indian restaurant located in the Kip Bay of NYC. This neighborhood is known as ‘curry hill’. My office is a one block away and sometime me and my coworkers are coming here for lunch during the weekday. I tried every single Indian restaurants in this neighborhood but I can guarantee you Bhatti Indian Grill is the best Indian restaurant. It’s well decorated inside and pretty nice for an Indian restaurant. I won’t come here for dinner but if you have a chance, try the weekday lunch special – only $12 and amazing!!! On peak lunch times expect a wait of around 15 minutes.

 Bhatti Indian Grill   100 Lexington Ave., New York, NY 10016   (212) 683-4228

OVERALL FOOD ATMOSPHERE PRICE
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Appetizer : chicken tikka

Naan Breads included in Daily Lunch :)

Lunch Time

Paneer Tikka Masala

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Saag – spinach

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Basmati rice

Modern Decor

Beef Curry

 Cauliflower Curry

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Katz’s Delicatessen

Katz's Delicatessen

Katz’s Delicatessen Since 1888

 

Cuisine: Delis, Sandwiches

Neighborhood: Lower East Side

Occasion: Good for lunch, late night snack

Famous Dishes: Pastrami Sandwich, Brisket Sandwich, Matzo ball soup

History From Restaurant: In 1888, a small deli by the name of Iceland Brothers was established on Ludlow Street in New York’s Lower East Side by the Iceland brothers. Upon the arrival of Willy Katz in 1903, the name of the store was officially changed to “Iceland & Katz”. Willy’s cousin Benny joined him in 1910, buying out the Iceland brothers to officially form Katz’s Delicatessen. Their landsman Harry Tarowsky bought into the partnership in April 1917. Katz’s Deli was moved across the street, to its present location, during the construction of the subway system. The vacant lot on Houston Street (pronounced “House-ton” after a Dutch emigrant of the same name) was home to barrels of meat and pickles until the present storefront facade was added between 1946-49.

Katz’s Delicatessen  205 East Houston St., New York, NY 10002  (212) 254-2246

OVERALL FOOD ATMOSPHERE PRICE
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Soba Totto

Soba Totto

 Lunch at ”Soba Totto” in Midtown East

Cuisine: Soba, Japanese

Neighborhood: Midtown East

Occasions: I was here for lunch. Good for lunch with friends

Special: Lunch set- Any Donburi served with cold or hot Soba noodle, small appetizer, salad, pickles.

Recommend Dish: Uni Ikura Don combo with cold soba $19

 

Soba Totto  211E 43rd St., New York, NY 10017  (212) 557-8200

OVERALL FOOD ATMOSPHERE PRICE
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 Counter Seat

 

 Spicy Tuna Combo $19 

Soy marinated tuna, grated yam & porched egg over rice  served with cold Soba noodle small appetizer, salad, pickles

Lunch Time

Uni Ikura Don combo with cold soba $19 

Sea urchin & salmon roe over rice served with cold Soba noodle small appetizer, salad, pickles

蕎麦湯 Soba Yu

We call the cooking liquid “soba-yu“, which literally means soba water.  When you order a cold soba dish at soba restaurant it is a custom that as the staff notices you finishing your noodles they will bring you a pot of soba-yu when you are ready for it :)

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