Alta Linea

Lovely outdoor restaurant ”Alta Linea” in West Village

Alta Linea      180 10th Ave, New York, NY 10011  (212) 933-9735

Cuisine: Cocktail Bar, Small Plate

Neighborhood: West Village

Occassion: I was here for cocktail and snack

Reservation: No

Note: Foods are just okay but you come here for their great atmosphere in my opinion. I’m not sure when they are closing garden for season so make sure you check their site before you go.

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

 

bar area

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Cagen

Sunday Omakase Dinner at ”Cagen”

 

Cuisine: Sushi

Neighborhood: East Village

Michelin: One star 2016

Recommend Dishes: Sushi Omakase

Seat: I recommend to sit at the chef’s counter.

Note: Sushi Omakase is only available Tuesday – Sunday 6pm, 6:30pm or 8:30pm. I was here for Sunday ( I do not recommend what I had which Omakase from Sunday menu)

Cagen    414 E 9th St, New York, NY 10009  (212) 358-8800

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

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Sol

Sol

Spanish Tapas ”Sol”

Chef Owner: Andrew D’Ambrosi 

Sol is a new Spanish tapas restaurant in underneath cocktail bar Bourgeois Pig in Greenwich Village. Atmosphere is casual, dark and sexy. The restaurant itself only 16 stool plus a one small high table in the middle. I sat at the chef’s counter right in front of the kitchen which gives you full view of the small, open kitchen where chef owner D’Ambrosi and his sous chef were working away. I tried 5 different dishes and everything was really delicious and it was beyond my expectation. My favorite thing was Langoustine – Egg Yolk, Matchstick Potato, Crustacean Sauce.

Cuisine: Spanish Tapas

Neighborhood: Greenwich Village

Recommend Dishes: Langoustine – Egg Yolk, Matchstick Potato, Crustacean Sauce $17. Octopus – Farro, Chickpea, Broccolini, Onion $24.

Occassion: I was here for dinner.

Seat: I recommend to sit at the chef’s counter.

Sister restaurant: Bergen Hill in Carroll Garden, Brooklyn.

Sol   127 Macdougal St , New York, NY 10012  (212) 598-1809

OVERALL FOOD ATMOSPHERE PRICE
♥♥♥
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♥♥♥ $$$1/2
Octopus – Farro, Chickpea, Broccolini, Onion 24 ♥♥
Langoustine – Egg Yolk, Matchstick Potato, Crustacean Sauce  17 ♥♥♥1/2

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Rosie’s

Great outdoor seating for summer time ”Rosie’s”

Rosie’s    29 E Second St, New York, NY 10003  (212) 335-0114

 

Cuisine: Mexiacn

Neighborhood: East Village

Recommend Dishes: 

Occassion: I was here for snack and drink

Outdoor seat: Yes

Opened since: Spring 2016

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

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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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Rebelle

Modern French ”Rebelle”

Cuisine: Modern French

Neighborhood: Nolita/Lower East Side

Exclusive Chef: Daniel Eddy

Occassion: I was here for dinner.

Seat: I highly recommend to make reservation at the chef’s counter.

Wine: Wine list is 80-plus page long.

Sister restaurant: Pearl & Ash

Recommend Dishes: SWEETBREAD Artichoke, fava, lobster sauce $16. SCALLOP Turnip, apple, green juice $16

NYT: 2 star

Rebelle    218 Bowery , New York, NY 10012  (917) 639-3880

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

SWEETBREAD Artichoke, fava, lobster sauce $16 ♥♥♥♥1/2

FLUKE Brown butter, sherry, caper, lemon $12 ♥♥♥

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Lupulo

Portuguese tapas at ”Lupulo”

Red snapper, crudi with jalapeno in coconut broth dusted over sesame seeds, paprika

Lupulo     835 6th Ave , New York, NY 10001  (212) 290-7600

Cuisine: Portuguese tapas

Neighborhood: Chelsea

Recommend Dishes: Fava beans, blood sausage ramps, at chanterelles mushroom

Chef: George Mendes

Occassion: I was here for dinner

Note:  Lupulo is the second restaurant of chef George Mendes, offers Portuguese tapas style food. The place opened early spring this year in Chelsea, New York city.

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

 

 

Fava beans, blood sausage ramps, at chanterelles mushroom

FRANGO PIRI-PIRI
Organic young chicken, butterflied and charred crisp over embers, piri-piri pepper sauce

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Luksus

Luksus

”Luksus” Greenpoint Brooklyn

Chef-Owner Daniel Burns

Michelin: One Star

Cuisine: New Nordic/Scandinavian

Menu: 5 course tasting menu at $115. The menu changes every 3-4 months.

Drink: Beer only, beer pairing $45 ( you can BYOB wine, with a $25 corkage fee )

Chef-Owner: Daniel Burns

Neighborhood: Greenpoint Brooklyn

Occassion: I was here for dinner. Good to come here with foodie.

Seat: I recommend to sit at the chef’s counter.

First I walked through the bar to the restaurant. The restaurant tucked in the back of the beer bar Tørst in Greenpoint Brooklyn. The restaurant itself is a small, 26 seat room with minimalist decor. Luksus was opened 2013 and received a Michelin one-star in 2015. I sat at the chef’s counter right in front of the kitchen to see chef Burns in action, Chef used to work for Noma Copenhagen who create modern Nordic/Scandinavian dishes. The menu is a 5 courses chef’s tasting only with an optional beer pairing for an extra $45/pp. With a $25 corkage fee you can BYOB wine. Our meal began with five different snacks, or amuse bouches. The food was unique and tasty, and everything was beautifully presented. The menu changes every 3-4 months. I hope to go back again sometime to try new menu 🙂

Menu:

First Course – 5 mini snacks:

Beetroot, roasted garlic

Beef Tartare, Black Pepper

Main Shrimp on Knækbrød

Lobster, Hazelnut, Seaweed

Oyster, Cabbage, Sweet Potato

Second Course:

Maitake – Purple Potato, Dandelion

Third Course:

Smoked Bluefish – Sunchoke, Pear Onion

Fourth Course:

Lentils on the Side with Squab Legs and Pickled Carrots

Lamb – Tokyo Turnip, Sorrel

Fifth Course:

Cara Cara Ginger Sorbet

Carrot – Yogurt, Tarragon

Caramelized Honey with Vanilla Ice Cream

 

Luksus  615 Manhattan Ave., Albany, NY 12222  (718) 389-6034

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

Beetroot, roasted garlic

Beef Tartare, Black Pepper

Main Shrimp on Knækbrød

Lobster, Hazelnut, Seaweed

Oyster, Cabbage, Sweet Potato

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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

Bhatti Indian Grill

Bhatti Indian Grill

My Favorite Indian in Kip Bay ”Bhatti Indian Grill”

 

Cuisine: Indian

Neighborhood: Kip Bay

Occasion: I was here for lunch. Good to come here with friends

Recommend Dish: Daily Lunch Special $11.95

Ambiance: Casual

Bhatti Indian Grill is an Indian restaurant located in the Kip Bay of NYC. This neighborhood is known as ‘curry hill’. My office is a one block away and sometime me and my coworkers are coming here for lunch during the weekday. I tried every single Indian restaurants in this neighborhood but I can guarantee you Bhatti Indian Grill is the best Indian restaurant. It’s well decorated inside and pretty nice for an Indian restaurant. I won’t come here for dinner but if you have a chance, try the weekday lunch special – only $12 and amazing!!! On peak lunch times expect a wait of around 15 minutes.

 Bhatti Indian Grill   100 Lexington Ave., New York, NY 10016   (212) 683-4228

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

Appetizer : chicken tikka

Naan Breads included in Daily Lunch 🙂

Lunch Time

Paneer Tikka Masala

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Saag – spinach

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Basmati rice

Modern Decor

Beef Curry

 Cauliflower Curry

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