Lafayette

New version of Balthazar in city “Lafayette”

Lafayette         380 Lafayette ( corner of Great John St ) NYC

This restaurant opened this year on Lafayette Street yet the place already has an old school classic New York restaurant feel.  Lafayette is very much a similar idea to Balthazar in Soho. The menu is french bistro and they even have a bakery shop inside of the restaurant like at Balthazar. I came here for dinner three times now and I found more appetizers that I wanted to order than from the entree menu. Here are my top three appetizer picks. Grilled Mediterranean Octopus, Scallop Crudo, Beef Tartar. I had the lamb chop and duck breast from entree, and lamb with couscous was fantastic. Between the two pastas I had, Spaghetti Nicoise was so yummy. If you are group of three~four people then you should definitely share their salad. The salad’s portion is really big and it’s almost too big for two people to share. New York restaurant’s trend change every two years, but I say this place is going to stay for a long time. I recommend you to come here for any night of the week with friends and parents, small party of two to group birthday dinner.

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♥♥♥1/2 ♥♥♥1/2 ♥♥1/2 $$$1/2
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Grilled Mediterranean Octopus smoky eggplant, pipérade $17 ♥♥♥♥

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Lamb Chops Marocaine $32 ♥♥♥♥

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Beef Tartare Cressonnière poached marrow $19 ♥♥♥♥

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Frisee Salad bacon maison, poached organic egg $16 ♥♥♥1/2

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Spaghetti Nicoise with rare tuna $23 ♥♥♥♥

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Raw scallop $? ♥♥♥♥

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Duck au Poivre, organic grains, radish, smoked bacon $30 ♥♥♥

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Housemade Garlic Sausage, lentil du puy, dried cherry $16 ♥♥♥

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Black Fettuccine, cuttlefish, ruby shrimp, clams & chorizo $23 ♥♥♥

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Escarole & Endive, duck ham, pomegranate, truffle vinaigrette $14 ♥♥♥1/2

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…………………………………Brunch menu below……………………..

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outdoor tables

Lafayette

Miss Lily’s

Jamaican at Miss Lily’s

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Jerk Grilled Corn with toasted coconut $5 ♥♥♥

www.misslilysnyc.com         132 West Houston St, New York 10002

How many Jamaican restaurants in NY city you know ? None!!!!!! Miss Lily’s is owned by the same people who run La Esquina. My photos are the dinner I had but the lunch menu is much cheaper. Also next door they have a Cafe and To-Go & Radio Lily Studio 🙂 I was here when they first opened and recently I went back with my friend Tommy in October but they are still doesn’t has full liquor license. They serve wine & beer, saki for now. 

PS-They opened another one in East Village. Miss Lily’s 7A Cafe 

Overall Food Atmosphere Price
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Good time with Tommy 🙂

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Oxtail Stew natural gravy, broad beans $21 ♥♥♥

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Ceviche fluke, scotch bonnet, avocado $14 ♥♥♥

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Jerk Chicken slow cooked and grilled, marinated cucumber salad $19 ♥♥♥

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Hellshire Style Fried Whole Snapper with escovitch vegetables $29 ♥♥♥

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Peels

www.peelsnyc.com       325 Bowery, New York 10003


I had a great dinner with friends upstairs. Peels is owned by the same people who run Freemans.

Full patrolling writing report coming sometime…….maybe….Yes Yes I’m too busy eating & not so much writting…..so many place to patrol……so little time……hahaha

Overall Food Atmosphere Price
♥♥♥½  ♥♥♥½ ♥♥♥½ $$$½

Fried Chicken fresh kill, free-range birds, sweet potato mash & herbed honey $21 ♥♥♥½

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Pan-Roasted Hudson Valley Duck Breast celery root puree & dried cherry sauce $30 ♥♥♥½

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Pulino’s Bar & Pizzeria

www.pulinosny.com   282 Bowery, (At Houston St) New York 10012

Pravda and Balthazar in SoHo. Pastis packed in the Meatpacking District, Schiller’s nestled in the Lower East Side, Morandi and Minetta Tavern classically posted in the West Village and now Keith McNally opens Pulino on Bowery Street.. 2 blocks from my shop Cutie Room! A big open kitchen with two gas and wood-fired ovens; one which is just for pizza. This Italian pizza joint evokes Schiller’s and Pastis in their deco and vibe.  Their unique menu has breakfast pizza (ie: Salsiccia Pizza with eggs, bacon, crumbled sausage, and white Cheddar) and they serve it till 2 pm in afternoon – yay! Surprisingly my favorite food is not their famous pizza – what I heart is their house made Chicken Liver Mousse. It’s the best !! And also their baked Ziti & Meatballs is sooo comforting.  Recently,  Chef Nate Appleman hailing from San Francisco has left as the head chef and is replaced by Tony Liu, who was once a chef at Morandi. The good and bad thing is that the place is super loud and full of energy, while the tables are spaced very close together. It’s a great place to eat, see, and be seen depending on your mood. Definitly entertaining to bring guests visiting New York since it is situated on a prime corner of Houston St bordering Soho.

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♥♥♥1/2 ♥♥♥1/2 ♥♥♥1/2      $$$1/2
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Chicken Liver Mousse with bacon jam & fettunta $13 – ♥♥♥♥

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Salsiccia sausage, tomato, red onion, green olives, basil, chiles, mozzarella & pecorino $18 ♥♥♥1/2    

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Fried Shrimp  Prosciutto Di Parma, Ricotta Scorza Nera   $15 – ♥♥♥♥  

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Baked Ziti & Meatballs with mozzarella, tomato sauce & ricotta $18 – ♥♥♥♥ 

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Oven Roasted Octopus with potato, celery & olives $14 – ♥♥♥ 

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Whole Artichoke with aioli with lemon $15 ♥♥♥

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Quattro Formaggi Pizze mozzarella, grana, fontina, gorgonzola, red onion $15 ♥♥♥1/2

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Pappardelle withbeef cheek & kale ♥♥♥1/2

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Roasted Squash & Mushroom Salad with watercress, smoked pecorino, hazelnuts & banyuls vinaigrette $13 ♥♥♥1/2

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Skate polenta dusted skate with broccoli and red chile $18 ♥♥♥1/2

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Eggplant Prmigiana tomato sauce, mozzarella, grana, fettunta $12 ♥♥♥1/2

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Fluke crudo with watermelon & dill $15 

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Prosciutto & Arugula Pizze – prosciutto, arugula, mozzarella, pecorino & garlic $20 ♥♥♥1/2

 

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