Ribalta

Ribalta

Neapolitan pizza ”Ribalta”

The place is pretty big and not so cute and intimate decor but I guarantee that you’ll have really good Neapolitan style pizza 🙂 I didn’t know anything about this place until recently. My friend and I were near Union Square and we randomly came here for snacks and drink. We only ordered those two dishes, Pizza and Octopus Carpaccio but WOW they were both incredibly delicious. Why no one told me about this place before and why they are not popular!!!?? I don’t know the rest of the menu but I highly recommend you to order those two dishes when you visit at  Robalta next time 🙂

Ribalta  48 E 12th St , New York, NY 10003  (212) 777-7781

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

OCTOPUS CARPACCIO

Served with Lemon Sauce ♥♥♥

Buffalo Mozzarella, Mushrooms, Parmesan Reggiano ♥♥♥

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All’onda

All'onda
2015 Update : All’onda

Burger & Ramen at ”All’onda”

Upstair

Another work lunch just happened to be during Restaurant Week, so we decided to go to All’onda. My main reason why I chose here for lunch, not for dinner was to patrol new lunch menu. YUP! Burger & Ramen 🙂 Unfortunately I can only give 1/5 heart for Italian Ramen 😦 Noodle wasn’t good, topping wasn’t good, parmesan dashi broth was best part of this Ramen but still it was worst Ramen I ever had in my life! I’m giving Burger was delicious. Bucatini smoked Uni pasta was delicious as usual. I’m still giving 3.5/5 for overall because beside Ramen atmosphere and foods were all great. Please read my previous dinner review for more detail about All’onda https://cutiepatroller.com/2014/01/07/all/

Check out my blogger friend LET’S NOM NOM‘s review about our lunch too  http://bit.ly/1aDdU4l

All’onda    22 E. 13th St., New York, NY 10003  (212) 231-2236

OVERALL FOOD ATMOSPHERE PRICE
♥♥♥1/2
♥♥♥1/2
♥♥♥ Restaurant Week / three courses lunch $25

ALL’ONDA BURGER

 truffle cheese, treviso, caramelized onions (regular price $17) ♥♥♥1/2  

RAMEN

parmesan dashi, porchetta, brussels sprouts (regular price $17) 

Downstair

BRODETTO

manila clams, mussels, crouton

Kale Salad

Tofu cesar dressing, walnuts, mint (regular price $12)

Booth Table at upstair

Roasted Carrot

ricotta, ginger vinaigrette, cumin (regular price $15)

Cavatelli

with ricotta, spicy tomato sauce, and basil (regular price $19)

Downstair

Tuna Tartar

cerignola, kizami wasabi, preserved tomato (regular price $17) ♥♥1/2

Bucatini

smoked uni, spicy bread crumbs (regular price $19) ♥♥♥

Entrance

Hazelnut Mousse ♥♥♥

Olive Oil Cake ♥♥1/2

Restaurant week winter 2015

Three courses for 25

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Gotham Bar and Grill

Gotham Bar and Grill

Lunch at ”Gotham Bar and Grill”

 

Cuisine: New American

Neighborhood: Union Square

Executive Chef: Alfred Portale

Occasions: I was here for lunch. Good for a business lunch, with friends

Special: Three courses lunch $45

 

Gotham Bar and Grill    12 East 12th St., New York, NY 10003  (212) 620-4020

OVERALL FOOD ATMOSPHERE PRICE
♥♥♥
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♥♥♥ $$$$

Sunchoke Velouté

morel mushrooms, spring garlic english peas, pickled ramps

Wild Striped Bass Sashimi

asian pear, watermelon radish, cucumber, yuzu ginger emulsion avocado

Grilled Hanger Steak

fava beans, aspargus, spring onions, thumbelina carrots, bordelaise sauce

Goat Cheese Ravioli

roasted mushrooms, fresh chick peas, spring garlic, parmigiano reggiano

Bar Counter

Meyer Lemon Pudding Cake

greenmarket berries, thyme streusel, lemon quark ice cream

Assorted Sorbets apricot, cherry and pear

Pure Food and Wine

Vegan Lunch with @FoodieMagician at ”Pure Food and Wine”

 Vegan / Vegetarian / Raw Food Lunch 🙂

Pure Food and Wine      54 Irving Pl., New York, NY 10003

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

Prix Fixe Lunch – 3 course $35

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 zucchini and heirloom tomato lasagna

sun-dried tomato sauce, pistachio basil pesto, pumpkin seed macadamia ricotta ♥♥

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mediterranean
arugula, kale, kalamata olives, tomatoes, pumpkin seed macadamia parmesan, balsamic vinaigrette ♥♥

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chocolate coated pecan cookie with vanilla cream ♥♥

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taco salad
romaine lettuce, spicy taco crumble, pico de gallo, guacamole, cashew sour cream, cilantro-lime dressing ♥♥

 

Pure Food and Wine

Tocqueville

Tocqueville

7 Course Seasonal Tasting Menu at ”Tocqueville”

 

Cuisine: French/New American cuisine

Executive chef: Marco Moreira

What I had: 7 Courses Tasting Menu $155/$230 with wine

Tocqueville      1 East 15th St., New York, NY 10003   (212) 647-1515

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

 Amuse Bouche

CALIFORNIA SEA URCHIN AND ANGEL HAIR CARBONARA

sea lettuce s, lime and soy ♥♥♥

SEARED DIVER SEA SCALLOPS AND HUDSON VA LLEY FOIE GRAS

wild mushrooms, braised artichoke and cider vinegar gastrique ♥♥♥♥1/2

CHANTERELLE MUSHROOM RISOTTO

beurre noisette and parmigi a no reggiano with Black Truffle ♥♥♥

LIGHTLY SMOKED DUCK BREAST

baby bok choy, asian pear and c i trus-star anise consommé ♥♥♥1/2

PAN ROASTED LOCH ETIVE SEATROUT

sautéed pea shoots, c arrot – ginger puree, and tarragon champagne emulsion ♥♥♥

ASSORTMENT OF CHEESES

raisin walnut toasts and seasonal accompaniment

BITTERSWEET CHOCOLATE SOUFFLE

wild berr y ice cream

 

All’onda

All'onda

My new favorite Japanese Style Italian “All’onda” 

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I was dining here on the first night All’onda opened and you can definitely believe the hype; the decor and atmosphere was sooooooo lovely *(^_^)*.  The bar and  the communal table is on the first floor, and there are two different dining rooms with cute private booth tables upstairs. Chef Chris Jaeckle created a menu that is Venetian-inspired with Japanese influence. I was lucky enough to meet Chef Chris to ask him some questions. He told me that he used to work at Ai Fiori and also Morimoto which makes perfect sense because I noticed All’onda was using a lot of Japanese spices such as miso, soy, yuzu koshou, shio konbu, and they had three dishes that had Sea Urchin. I was dining here with two other Japanese restaurant critic friends from Tabelog. We ordered the perfect amount for the three of us. Two seafood appetizers, two pastas, and two entrees for all to share. New York City has a lot of Italian restaurants,  yet I was very impressed with All’onda’s menu. We tried one third of the menu and everything I had was delicious, memorable, and had such pretty plating. I highly recommend you to go to All’onda before it gets hard to make a reservation. The place is perfect to have a group dinner or intimate date, but my favorite seat is the four person booth table upstairs. My recommended dishes are the Razor Clam with Sopressata Fine Herbs Miso, Kampachi with Red Kuri Squash Pepperoncino Soy, Rigatoni with Aged Duck Ragu and  Treviso Chocolate, and the Guinea Hen with Parsnip Shio Konbu Foie Gras Sugo. One disappointing dish was the Sea Urchin Pasta… maybe I had too high of an expectation. It was a little too lemony and the portion was too small. I am giving 4.5 hearts overall and I can’t wait to go back again.

All’onda         22E 13th (5th Ave.), NYC

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

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Guinea Hen – parsnip, shio konbu, foie gras sugo $27 ♥♥♥1/2

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Razor clam – sopressata, fine herbs, miso $11 ♥♥♥♥

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Kampachi – red kuri squash, pepperoncino, soy $16 ♥♥♥♥

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Little neck clams with salsa verde and bacon ♥♥♥♥

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Rigatoni – aged duck ragu, treviso, chocolate $18 ♥♥♥♥

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Bucatini – smoked uni, spicy bread crumbs $19 ♥♥♥♥

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Monkfish – sea urchin polenta, squid ink, arugula $25 ♥♥♥

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Jerusalem Artichokes – brown butter, soy capers $7 ♥♥♥♥

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me & VLee at All’onda

Corkbuzz

Corkbuzz        13 E. 13th Street (b/t 5th Ave. & University) NYC

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Patrolling member – Ryo a.k.a Pinkyotto & Nam Vo

 

My girl Nam just got back from SF so three of us decided to meet up at Corkbuzz for din din din ~ Guess what!!! First time we actually used YELP checkin deal and we got two free glasses of wine. hehehe *\(^_^)/* The place is cute and food was good but nothing special and memorable. NY offer so many SuPa SuPa cute and yummy foods and unfortunately this place wan’t for me and my girls. One of the best dish from our ordered was Hamachi Crudo, kumquat marmalade, basil purée for sure. I go to eat often and maybe I’m kind of jaded about restaurant….who know~ But the end of meal what is most important!? Great time with great friends and certainly this place was perfect for this night for us. I might go back to here I might not but you should definitely use YELP checkin deal for wine for sure! #DEAL

Overall Food Atmosphere Price
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♥♥♥1/2
$$$1/2
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Steak tartare, squid ink, quail egg, salsa verde $17 ♥♥♥

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Hamachi Crudo, kumquat marmalade, basil purée $15 ♥♥♥

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Duck breast, black garlic, squash grits, Brussels sprouts $26 ♥♥♥

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Whole grilled Bronzino, celery root, brown butter $25 ♥♥♥

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Brussels sprouts, pecorino $10 ♥♥♥

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Bread pudding ♥♥♥