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”
Soy marinated tuna, grated yam & porched egg over rice served with cold Soba noodle small appetizer, salad, pickles
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 🙂
Famous dishes: Pastrami Sandwich. Matzo ball soup. 3 Decker Sandwiches.
Occasions: I was here for lunch with friend. Good for lunch.
Style & Decor: Diner
The 2nd Ave Deli opened in 1954 on the second avenue in East Village. Original location closed in 2005 and reopened one in Upper East Side and one in Murray Hill. A waitress told me this location opened in 2008. 2nd Ave Deli is a one of iconic deli of New York City. I had checked of some of other famous delis in city, pastrami sandwich at Katz’s and Bagels and lox at Russ & Daughters. Carnegie Deli is my next stop but they’re temporarily closed right now, scheduled to reopen on next month.
Me and my friend Lord of the forks were here for lunch to try Pastrami and Brisket sandwiches. Result of patrolling: We both thought Pastrami was better than Brisket. Also Katz’s Pastrami and Brisket are both better than 2nd Ave Deli. BUT like I said this place is Bucket List so you should definitely try their sandwiches while you are in New York.
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 ( https://cutiepatroller.com/2012/07/06/david-burke-kitchen/ ) 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 😦
Many peoples say that Hide-Chan Ramen is too salty……… 😦 My first visit to Hide-Chan I thought the same thing too! But my both Kuro Ramen and Spicy Ramen were perfect when I came here for the second time. I would like to go back again for third time sometime soon to give you my final thought about their Ramen. Stay tuned ~ XO
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 🙂