Aldea

Michelin one star ”Aldea”

Aldea      31 West 17th St., New York, NY 10011   (212) 675-7223

Cuisine: Spanish / Portuguese

Neighborhood: Flatiron

Recommend Dishes: SEA URCHIN TOAST

Seat: I recommend you to sit at open kitcken counter.

Occassion: I was here for dinner

Michelin: one star 2016

OVERALL FOOD ATMOSPHERE PRICE
♥♥♥1/2
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SEA URCHIN TOAST 16
cauliflower purée, mustard seed, shiso, lime
($4 supplemental for Prix Fixe)

MADAI SNAPPER CRUDO cilantro, radish, grapefruit

Open Kitchen

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Stick With Me

Chocolate gift shop  ”Stick With Me”

Stick With Me    202A Mott St , New York, NY 10012  (646) 918-6336

Cuisine: Chocolate, Candy, Cake

Neighborhood: Nolita

Note: Stick With Me was created by a pastry chef from Three Michelin Star ”Per Se”. The place opened last Novembered on Mott street in Nolita, New York city. Each bon bon is $3.40. Those chocolates are great for gift.

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Marea

Lunch at ”Marea”

 

Marea      240 Central Park South, New York, NY 10019   (212) 582-5100 

Cuisine: Italian

Neighborhood: Midtown West

Recommend Dishes: TAGLIOLINI manila clams, calamari white wine, hot chilies. Uni lard toast. BOMBOLONI doughnuts

Occassion: I was here for lunch

Michelin: two stars 2016

OVERALL FOOD ATMOSPHERE PRICE
♥♥♥1/2
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Tasting of three Crudo 🐟🐟🐟

SGOMBRO pacific jack mackerel, corn, horseradish, pea tendril. DENTICE pacific snapper prosciutto, celery, tomato. TONNO bigeye tuna, oyster crema, crispy artichoke

TAGLIOLINI manila clams, calamari white wine, hot chilies

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Semilla

Semilla
vegetable-forward restaurant ”Semilla”

Creamed English Pea Tart with ramp flowers

Semilla    160 Havemeyer St, Williamsburg, NY 11211       (718) 782-3474

Cuisine: American (New) / vegetable-forward

Neighborhood:  Williamsburg Brooklyn

What I had : 8 course $95  

Occassion: I was here for dinner

Michelin: one star 2016

From restaurant: We are a vegetable-forward restaurant. This means your evening’s menu will be vegetable-leaning with meat and/or fish playing alongside in a more supporting role. Ingredients are based solely on the best of what’s available from our farmers, and change upon season and inspiration. All seating is around an 18-seat central bar. Our communal-style dining is intended to provoke conversation and interaction at your will.

OVERALL FOOD ATMOSPHERE PRICE
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Pattypan squash with peanuts and dried mint

Tomato with avocado and nasturtium

Potatoes with bok choy, squash blossom and curry

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FUKU

David Chang’s fried chicken sandwich ”FUKU”
Fuku+

FUKU      163 1st Ave, New York, NY 10003 

Cuisine: Sandwiche

Chef: David Chang

Neighborhood: East Village

Famous Dishes: Friend Chicken Sandwich

Occassion: I was here for snack

Note: Close up inside of Davit Chang’s newest crispy fried chicken sandwich at FUKU in East Village, New York city. Sandwich was crispy outside, very juicy inside. I give 5 hearts for sandwich. Recently chef Chang opened FUKU+ at his another restaurant Má Pêche in Midtown. Menu is very similar yet FULU+ has beef burger and chicken wings. Soon FUKU is starting to serve wings too.

OVERALL FOOD ATMOSPHERE PRICE
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Seamore’s

Seafood restaurant ”Seamore’s” in Little Italy

Seamore’s    390 Broome St, New York, NY 10013    (212) 730-6005

Cuisine: Seafood

Neighborhood: Little Italy, Nolita

Recommend Dishes: Blackened Fish sandwich

Occassion: I was here for lunch and dinner

Note: Michael Chernow from The Meatball Shop opened new popular seafood restaurant in my neighborhood. I like coming here for lunch more than coming here for dinner.

OVERALL FOOD ATMOSPHERE PRICE
♥♥♥1/2
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Blackened Fish sandwich
Bluefish with avocado, citrus aioli sandwich.

”Instead of french fried I got kale salad”

Grilled Monkfish with 3 side dishes
Israeli couscous
Long beans
Heirloom tomato salad
Miso brown butter dressing and lemon on the side

Lunch time

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The Polo Bar

The Polo Bar by Ralph Lauren

SHRIMP COCKTAIL with Bombay Cocktail Sauce 24

 

The Polo Bar    1 E 55th St, New York, NY 10022  (212) 207-8562

Cuisine: American

Neighborhood: Midtown East

Famous Dishes: The Polo burger

Occassion: I was here for dinner

Note: Everyone is complaining about not being able to make reservations! this restaurant belongs to Ralph Lauren. The Polo Bar opened last year next to their Polo shop in Midtown Manhattan, New York city. They do not allow walk-ins. I definitely recommend going early for a drink. (The bar can only be accessed if you have a dinner reservation). The food is just okay but you definitely come to here for the experience. I called it ”Old School New York Fabulous”

 

OVERALL FOOD ATMOSPHERE PRICE
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LINGUINI WITH CLAM SAUCE 28

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American Cut

Steakhouse ”American Cut”

 

American Cut     363 Greenwich Street, New York, NY 10013  (212) 226-4736

Cuisine: Steakhouse, American

Chef: Marc Forgione ( his another restaurant Marc Forgione )

Neighborhood: Tribeca

Recommend Dishes: Any of steaks, Grilled oyster, Bacon, Caesar Salad

Occassion: I was here for dinner

OVERALL FOOD ATMOSPHERE PRICE
♥♥♥1/2
♥♥♥1/2
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OG TEL CAESAR 14

Parmigiano Reggiano, Soft Egg, Pullman Crouton

DIAMOND JIM BRADY OYSTERS 18

Champagne, Black Truffle, Crucola

BACON, SCHALLER & WEBER MF Steak Sauce, Black Onion

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Wildair

Contra sister restaurant ”Wildair”

Cuisine: New American, Tapas

Neighborhood: Lower East Side

Recommend Dishes: Sardines, Japanese eggplant, feta, green olives $16

Occassion: I was here for light dinner

Reservation: No

Sister restaurant: Contra in Lower East Side, NYC

Wildair  142 Orchard Street, New York, NY 10002   (646) 964-5624

OVERALL FOOD ATMOSPHERE PRICE
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Beef Tartare, Smoked Cheddar, Chestnut $14

kitchen

Scallop, Crudo crispy kale, grilled cucumber, oro blanco $16

Sardines, Japanese eggplant, feta, green olives $16

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Mimi Cheng’s Dumplings

Cheese Burger Dumpling at Mimi Cheng’s in East Village

Mimi Cheng’s Dumplings  179 Second Ave, New York, NY 10003   (212) 533-0391

August cute collaboration: Mimi Cheng’s Dumplings & Emily‘s Cheese Burger:
Only this month you can eat this special collaboration ”Cheese Burger Dumpling” at Mimi Cheng’s in East Village, New York city. Dumpling is made with dry-aged pasture-raised beef with Cheddar cheese (by Grafton Village Cheese Company), caramelized onions and a side of EMMY sauce.

 

OVERALL FOOD ATMOSPHERE PRICE
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Close up of Emmy Burger Dumplings ! You see through cheese and beef, caramelized onions

Dumpling is made with dry-aged pasture-raised beef with Cheddar cheese (by Grafton Village Cheese Company), caramelized onions and a side of EMMY sauce.

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