The Mermaid Inn

The Mermaid Inn

Monday! All Night $1 Oyster at ”The Mermaid Inn”

Monday Happy Hour 🙂

The Mermaid Inn has 3 different locations in NYC. My favorite one is on MacDougal St in Greenwich Village. Monday night is happy hour all night! #deal

The Mermaid Inn     9 MacDougal St., New York, NY 10012

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$1 oysters on Monday

Saigon Shack

Saigon Shack

Vietnamese at ”Saigon Shack” Greenwich Village

VERMICELLI NOODLE with Grilled Pork Chops, Grilled Shrimp & Spring Rolls ♥1/2

Saigon Shack       114 Macdougal St., New York, NY 10012

♥♥♥1/2 ♥♥ ♥1/2 $$1/2

pho beef noodle 

grilled pork sandwich  

Saigon Shack

Minetta Tavern

Minetta Tavern
Steak & Burger at ”Minetta Tavern”


I was here for: Dinner

Cuisine: French/American

Neighborhood: Greenwich village

Famous dish:

Black Label Burger $28

Bone-In New York Strip $61

Dry Aged Côte de Boeuf $145

Minetta Tavern    113 MacDougal St., New York, NY 10012   (212) 475-3850

♥♥♥1/2 $$$$


Veal Carpaccio $25

Burgundy truffle, shaved artichoke, vacche rosse Reggiano ♥♥♥



 Norwegian Smoked Salmon $20

cucumber and potato salad, upland cress, juniper oil ♥♥♥1/2


Bone-In New York Strip $61 ♥♥♥♥1/2


Black Label Burger $28

selection of prime dry-aged beef cuts with caramelized onions and pommes frites ♥♥1/2


Minetta Burger $20

with cheddar and caramelized onions ♥♥1/2


french fries 10 ♥♥♥1/2

20140512-013639.jpgChampignons Poêlés $14 ♥♥♥

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Elegant French/Mediterranean Restaurant “Claudette” Greenwich Village


Claudette     18 Greenwich Ave ( corner of 5th Ave & 9 St ) NYC

Claudette opened this month on 5th Ave and the corner of 9th St. Just a few blocks from Washington Square Park. Claudette has the same owners as Rosemary’s in the West Village. Rosemary’s chef, Wade Moises is joined by Koren Grieveson now at Claudette. Grieveson is a James Beard award winner who once worked at Avec in Chicago. Compared to Rosemary’s, the decor is elegant and the crowd is half 30-40 year-olds and half stylishly dressed 60 year-olds. I’m calling it “West Village’s Elegant Parent”. \(^_^)/ I actually saw Nate Berkus there, You know, the amazing interior designer, author, and TV personality! The weather was very nice that night and the place had the patio doors open, which you can see in my photo below.
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The menu is made of six different kinds of small salads which are all $8 or $38 for any five. My friend and I skipped the salad menu this time, but I would order it if I came with more than two people.
There were eight appetizers priced around $15 each. Our waiter recommended the grilled octopus, but we thought that was too boring at a Mediterranean restaurant. So we ordered soft shell crab with couscous instead, which was good. CLAUDETTE’S PIED PAQUETS (braised tripe and pork shoulder) was a little disappointing. It came in a big pan yet there were only three small pieces of pork with two potatoes. It seemed like a stew in which they had forgotten to add meat and vegetables.



The average price for an entree is $27 and there are eight different dishes. We had the WRAPPED RED SNAPPER with eggplant, chermoula, fennel ($26). The eggplant had an interesting chewy texture and was delish. The Grilled Lamb ‘pommes anna’, coriander, apple, yogurt vinaigrette ($29) was tender and had just the right amount of seasoning without overpowering the taste of the meat.



We had a great three hour dinner with a nice bottle of wine. Overall, I give it 3.7 out of 5 hearts. When I give 4 hearts that means it’s one of my favorites and I am highly recommending you to go. This is just shy of 4, but you should definitely check this place out, even if just once, for the right occasion. It may be good for a date night or someplace nice to take your parents. I think the price point is good and the atmosphere is casual elegant.




Umami Burger

California born Japanese name burger ”UMAMI Burger” 

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Umami Burger           432 6th Ave (Btwn 9th & 10th St) NYC 

Whoooooooooooooops *\(^_^)/* Super late to post about UMAMI burger but  Here is my quick heart rating and my though about this California born Japanese name burger!

Ps-I am not specialist of burger so please don’t take my heart rating too serious at this time ~ I’m giving only two hearts for food and atmosphere but over all score is most important! I don’t post places that I rate under 3 of 5 hearts which means this place still made the cut! I enjoyed Truffle burger and  original burger. I just wished we didn’t order other dishes….I will go back again to try different burgers someday and next time I want to sit downstair, not upstair. Upstair was not cute at all  (>_<)

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Truffle Burger – beef with roasted garlic aioli, house truffle cheese. truffle glaze $15 ♥♥♥1/2


Fried Pickles – artisan crafted pickles jalapeno ranch $4 ♥♥


ice cream sandwiches ( Free dessert for Cutie Patroller!!! Thank you Umami Burger ) $8 ♥♥


Market Salad chef’s seasonal dressing with Ahi Tina $? ♥♥


Umami Caesar kale, butter lettuce, white anchovy, fresh parmesan lemon zest, umami, caesar dressing with chicken $11♥♥


Original parmesan crisp, shiitake mushroom, roasted tomato, caramelized onions, house ketchup $12 ♥♥♥


Bar Pitti

268 6 Ave ( btwn Houston St & Bleeker St )

Part 1 – Pasta lunch patrolling report!!

I tried 4 different kind of pasta. Bolgole, Rigatoni Pitti, Penne Strascicate, ( Pappardelle Alla Fiesolana I was very hungry and I forgot to take a picture…. sorry it was really good ) Best pasta was today’s special “Bolgole” for sure!!! right now is clam season so if you see it on the menu you must order!!!! Supa SuPa good (^_^)  

Ps – Please scroll down pictures and check Part 2 dinner patrolling report too!!!

My three favorite dishes at Bar Pitti are Branzino, Beef Carpaccio, Bolgole Pasta.

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Bolgole $17 ♥♥♥ 


 Rigatoni Pitti turkey sausage, peas, cream, tomatoes & parmigiano $14.5 ♥♥♥


 Penne Strascicate meat sauce $14.5 ♥♥♥1/2 


Polpettine veal meatballs, mozzarella and tomatoes $9.5 ♥♥♥1/2


  Tartufo $7♥♥♥1/2 


*I for got to take a picture of Pappardelle Alla Fiesolana flat, large, homemade pasta with smoked bacon, cream, tomatoes & parmigiano $14.5 ♥♥♥1/2

 Part 2 – Outside table dinner patrolling 


Cheers *\(^_^)/*


Bronzino ♥♥♥♥


Beef Carpaccio ♥♥♥♥


Bolgole $17 ♥♥♥♥


Side vegetable for Branzino ♥♥♥1/2