Le Bernardin

Le Bernardin
Dinner at Le Bernardin

 

Le Bernardin 155 West 51st St., New York, NY 10019  (212) 554-1515

Cuisine: French, Seafood

Chef: Eric Ripert

Neighborhood: Midtown West

Occassion: Dinner

Famous Dishes: Tuna layers of thinly pounded yellowfin tuna. King fish-caviar.

What I had: 4 Courses Prixe-Fixe $140 plus $45 Supplement

Michelin: three star 2016

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

Tuna layers of thinly pounded yellowfin tuna, foie gras and toasted baguette, chives, extra virgin olive oil ✨🐟

 

Scallop Sashimi with Sea Urchin

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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
♥♥♥1/2
♥♥♥ $$$$

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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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
♥♥♥
♥♥
♥♥♥♥ $$$$

LINGUINI WITH CLAM SAUCE 28

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Baccarat Hotel

Baccarat Hotel in New York

Baccarat Hotel        20 West 53rd Street , New York, NY 10019  (212) 790-8800 

Neighborhood: Midtown West

Occassion: I was here for drinks

Outdoor Terrace: Yes

Baccarat Hotel has one of most beautiful bar in New York City.There’s a beautiful outdoor terrace also. I recently visited Baccarat bar in Roppongi Hills, Tokyo 🙂

OVERALL ATMOSPHERE DRINK
♥♥♥
♥♥ $$$$

beautiful outdoor terrace
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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
♥♥♥1/2
♥♥♥1/2
♥♥♥1/2 $$$

 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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Zuma New York

Cocktail at ”Zuma” New York

First floor

Zuma New York  261 Madison Ave, New York, NY 10016   (212) 544-9862

Cuisine: Sushi, Japanese, Cocktail lounge

Neighborhood: Midtown East

Occassion: I was here for cocktails at second floor

Note: I will report back to you again if I come back for dinner!

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

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2nd Ave Deli

2nd Ave Deli

2nd Ave Deli since 1954

 

Cuisine: Jewish deli, Kosher

Neighborhood: Midtown East, Murray Hill

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.

Read more about history of restaurant here http://www.2ndavedeli.com/about/deli-history/

2nd Ave Deli  162 East 33rd St., New York, NY 10016  (212) 689-9000

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

Pickles

Hot Pastrami Sandwich $18.50 ♥♥♥

Pastrami VS Brisket

Pastrami is winner 🙂

Hot Brisket Sandwich $17.50 ♥♥♥

Dining Room

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David Burke Fabrick

David Burke Fabrick

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 😦

David Burke Fabrick    47 W 38th St, New York, NY 10018 (b/t 5th Ave & Avenue Of The Americas)  (212) 302-3838

OVERALL FOOD ATMOSPHERE PRICE
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Burrata Salad

green garlic, radicchio, prosciutto, meyer lemon foam $18 ♥♥♥1/2

Angry Shrimp Fajitas

tomatillo salsa, chipotle aioli, peppers & onions $18 ♥♥♥1/2

Lounge area

Fluke Ceviche

grapefruit leche le tigre, plantain chips $15 ♥♥♥

Tuna Sashimi

yuzu fluid gel, wakame salad, crispy ginger $18 ♥♥♥1/2

Main Dining Room

Avocado Panna Cotta

blue corn tortilla, plantain chips, roasted tomato pico de gallo $16 ♥♥

Front Room

Hide-Chan Ramen

Hide-Chan Ramen
Its my second time visit at ”Hide-Chan Ramen”

Hakata Kuro Ramen ♥♥♥1/2

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

My favorite Ramen is The Hakata Kuro Rame.

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

Hide-Chan Ramen    248 East 52nd St (b/t 2 Ave & 3 Ave), 2nd floor restaurant,  New York, NY 10022   (212) 813-1800

Hakata Spicy Ramen ♥♥♥1/2

Chashiu Tonkotsu Ramen ♥♥♥

Pork Gyoza ♥♥♥

 

 

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