Hirohisa

Hirohisa

Best Chirashi in NYC ”Hirohisa”

Hirohisa     73 Thompson St., New York, NY 10012  (212) 925-1613

Cuisine: Japanese Kappo

Neighborhood: Soho

Recommend Dishes: Chirashi Don $36

Occassion: I was here for lunch

Michelin: one star 2016

Note: Hirohisa is a Japanese Kappo-style restaurant in SoHo. They received their first Michelin star this year. Two of us had different Donburi for lunch. Ikura Don was great but we were both amazed by Chirashi Don. I must say it was one of the best Chirashi in NYC.

OVERALL FOOD ATMOSPHERE PRICE
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Tamago Ankake

Chirashi came with soup, tsukemono and kobachi $38

Chirashi’s toppings:
Tachiuo from Oita Japan
Saba from Hakata Japan
Kawahagi from Long Island NY
Kinmedai from Shizuoka Japan
ArcticChar from Alaska
Uni from Hokkaido Japan
Akami from Spain
Ikura from Alaska
Unagi from North Callorina

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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
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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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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

Costata

Costata
Steakhouses ”Costata” Soho

 

Cuisine: Contemporary Steakhouses/New American

Neighborhood: Soho

Occasions: Good for business dinner

Recommend Dishes: 40 day dry aged 44 oz. tomahawk ribeye for two $126.

SEA SCALLOP CRUDO celery root, black truffle vinaigrette $21

Costata  206 Spring St., New York, NY 10012  (212) 334-3320

OVERALL FOOD ATMOSPHERE PRICE
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Upstair Dining Room

RAZOR CLAMS

marinated razor clams, fennel, soppressata $18 ♥♥♥

FUSILLI

alla convivio, pork shoulder rag ù, pomodoro, robiolina $22 ♥♥♥

Upstair Dining  Room

COSTATA

40 day dry aged 44 oz. tomahawk ribeye for two $126 ♥♥♥

Downstair Dining Room

SEA SCALLOP CRUDO

celery root, black truffle vinaigrette $21 ♥♥♥

HEN OF THE WOODS parsley, butter $9 ♥♥♥1/2

Upstair Bar Counter

 

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Chalk Point Kitchen

Chalk Point Kitchen
Market To Table ”Chalk Point Kitchen”

Cuisine: Market To Table/ New American

Area: Soho

What I had: 2 main dishes, 14 small dishes

Chalk Point Kitchen    527 Broome St , New York, NY 10013   (212) 390-0327

 

OVERALL FOOD ATMOSPHERE PRICE
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GRILLED BERKSHIRE PORK ”ALLA PLANCHA”

market mustard greens, rutabega, la quercia speck and fine herbs $34 ♥♥♥

GRANNY SMITH APPLE & HEIRLOOM WILD RICE SALAD

queso fresco, smoked fresno peppers, roasted flax seed spicy tomaillo-avocado $14 

Grilled Jumbo Asparagus

white miso and crispy shallots $12 ♥♥♥

Sunday Dinner with girls 🙂

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Osteria Morini

Osteria Morini

Lunch at ”Osteria Morini” in Soho

Me and my friends we all had lunch special-any three pasta for $29 but I real didn’t think it was great deal at all so I won’t recommend you to order this for your lunch 😦 Next time I will choose 2 course lunch special for sure 🙂 One pasta that you can’t forget to order! ”CAPPELLETTI” truffled ricotta ravioli, melted butter, prosciutto. This pasta is on Bucket Dish in NYC!

Lunch special: Any three pasta for $29.

Lunch special: 2 COURSE LUNCH your choice of any appetizer or salad followed by choice of pasta or entree $28.

Special deal: All the pastas are $10 after 9pm, every Monday. Also $7/glass or $28/bottle.

Famous Pasta: CAPPELLETTI truffled ricotta ravioli, melted butter, prosciutto.

Chef & Owner: Michael White – Read more about chef http://www.osteriamorini.com/index.php?action=page&id=1890

Osteria Morini  218 Lafayette St., New York, NY 10012  (212) 965-8777

OVERALL FOOD ATMOSPHERE PRICE
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Main Dining Room

CAPPELLETTI

truffled ricotta ravioli, melted butter, prosciutto

TORCIA

squid ink pasta, shrimp & seppie ragú

TAGLIATELLE

ragú antica, parmigiano

SPAGHETTI ALLA VONGOLE

clams, leeks, white wine, chile

Counter Seats

TARTALETTA DI LIMONE

meyer lemon curd, polenta streusel, black pepper meringues olive oil lemon gelato 11

TIRAMISU

espresso soaked lady finger, mascarpone amaretto 10

GIANDUJA BUDINO

baked chocolate hazelnut custard, candied hazelnuts milk chocolate, brown butter 10

Front Dinning Room

Rabbit porcini ravioli

with Walnut and Sage butter sauce

cappuccino 🙂

Ladurée Soho

Ladurée Soho

The Best Garden in NYC ”Ladurée” Soho

Strawberry candy marshmallow macaron / Salted caramel macaron ♥♥♥

Ladurée Soho      398 W Broadway, New York, NY 10012

OVERALL FOOD ATMOSPHERE PRICE
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Garden

Harmonie – Pistachio Macaron Biscuit ♥♥♥1/2

Garden

French toast ♥♥♥

Omelete ♥♥♥

Happy Sunday with girls 🙂

Macaron out of control shopping after brunch 🙂 LOL

Front room

Entrance

little prince

French Onion Soup Burger at ”Little Prince” Soho

 

The French Onion Soup Burger 18 emmental, caramelized onion, dijon, hand cut fries ♥♥♥1/2

Little Prince      199 Prince St., New York, NY 10012

OVERALL FOOD ATMOSPHERE PRICE
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French Toast 14 vanilla cream brioche, berry compote, ricotta ♥♥♥

Quinoa Salad butternut squash, currants, roasted kale 13 ♥♥♥

Happy Sunday with boys 🙂

Gato

Chef Bobby Flay ”Gato”

Gato

 Gato            324 Lafayette St, b/t Houston St & Bleeker St, NYC

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chef Bobby Flay *\(^_^)/*

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Bobby Flay’s newest restaurant, Gato, opened a few months ago on Lafayette Street in NoHo. I’m sure you’ve probably been to one of Chef Flay’s restaurants before such as Mesa Grill (closed) or Bar Americain. Honestly, I wasn’t much of a fan of his restaurants, but I changed my mind after visiting Gato! I even went twice within one month which is unusual for me. Chef Flay has created a very impressive, new style of Mediterranean cuisine. On your first visit you must try the tapas listed at the top of their menu. You can choose three tapas for $17. I tried 6 dishes between the two times I visited. I forgot a camera my second time there, so I don’t have food photos of everything I ate. My favorite tapas was the Beef Crudo, Lamb Tenderloin, and Piquillo Filled With Raw Tuna. You can see my photos below.

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I enjoyed the rabbit with couscous so much that I ordered it again on my second visit. This time the dish came with vegetables instead of fava beans. If you read my blog regularly, you know that I’m a huge fan of fava beans! So, I wish it came like that all the time. It was still yummy, though. 😉
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RABBIT FREGULA SARDA, CHANTERELLES, PEAS, CARROT HOT SAUCE $30 ♥♥♥♥

I love that you can see the kitchen through a glass window because you can watch Chef Flay hard at work. It was wonderful to meet him on my first visit, too! 😉 I recommend Gato for any night of the week. I also suggest you go soon while Chef Flay is still cooking everything himself. I believe the first few months after an opening a famous chef will work in the kitchen to make sure operations run well. Don’t miss your chance for his personal touch to your meal 🙂
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BEEF CRUDO PICKLED FRESNO CHILES ♥♥♥♥

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LAMB TENDERLOIN SALSA VERDE ♥♥♥

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PIQUILLO FILLED WITH RAW TUNA SAFFRON SAUCE ♥♥♥

MUSSEL & RAZOR CLAM SALAD SAFFRON PICKLED SHALLOTS ♥♥♥

Gato

Sant Ambroeus in SOHO

Sant Ambroeus’ newest location on Lafayette St. in SOHO

Sant Ambroeus
Sant Ambroeus now has four locations throughout NY. Their original location in the West Village, one on the Upper East Side, another in East Hampton on Long Island, and now SoHo. I’ve eaten lunch at their East Hampton location several times during the Summer, but I’ve never made it to their West Village and UES locations. I came to their SoHo location for lunch with Tabelog blogger Jay BarTaste and a teammate of mine. I live only four blocks from the new spot, but I decided to take the $4 cab ride to get there. Not that I was late, I was wearing new, SuPa cute, open-toed heels. Who says you need to dress down for lunch just because you’re in your own neighborhood?! That is not how I enjoy a lovely lunch with wonderful company~ I always cute it up for lunch patrolling with heels.

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First, we shared my “boo” with mozzarella balls. By “boo” I mean pig. Prosciutto with mozzarella was a perfect way to start our lunch. Yummy~

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The three of us shared our dishes, but my main entree was Bronzino! Light and healthy. Originally, Jay chose the same dish, but he was a gentleman and ordered the Veal Chop instead. Thanks Jay *\(^_^)/* It is always more fun to choose different dishes so that you can taste various entrees and, of course, take more beautiful photos! The Veal Chop Milanese’s portion was very large so it was perfect for sharing. We also ordered the Tagliatelle pasta, but I didn’t much care for it.

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At the end of lunch, I had to have chocolate mousse with a cappuccino.  The cappuccino came with a plate of cookies on the side. The moose was simple, smooth, and delicious. I highly recommend it!

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The lunch crowd was very “Gossip Girl”-esque, if you know what I mean. Definitely cute & fashionable with an UES style.  This place is great for my neighborhood even though the price point is on the higher side. This means it may not be good for your every day neighborhood spot, but everyone in Nolita will enjoy this special place. I’m sure I won’t come here as often as I do Freeman’s or Estela, but I know it’ll be top of my list for the times I’m willing to splurge a little.

If you are a fan of Sant Ambroeus, now you can come to their SOHO location, too!

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Thank you for lovely lunch Tabelog & BarTaste

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