Food: Restaurant Review – Aquavit

Food: Restaurant Review – Aquavit

Restaurant: Aquavit Cuisine: Scandinavian Location: Midtown East Lush or Lacking: Lush Personal favorite dish: Seared Chatham Cod aquavit.org Let me start by mentioning that Aquavit is not your run-of-the-mill lunch or dinner destination. This high-end, Nordic restaurant is the place to go when you not only want to rattle your taste buds by the Scandinavian palate that is […]

Food: Taco Salad Recipe

Food: Taco Salad Recipe

INGREDIENTS: FOR DRESSING: 1 cup Fresh Cilantro 1 clove Fresh Garlic 1/4 cup Greek Yogurt 1/4 teaspoon coarse ground Black Pepper 2 tablespoons White Wine Vinegar 2 limes, juiced 1/2 cup Olive Oil Salt to Taste FOR THE SALAD: 1/2 bag of chopped iceburg lettuce 6 ounces of halved Grape Tomatoes 1 Orange Bell Pepper, […]

Restaurant Review: Willow Road – CLOSED

Restaurant Review: Willow Road – CLOSED

  Restaurant: Willow Road Cuisine: New American Location: Chelsea Lush or Lacking: Lush I just heard the devastating news that this restaurant has closed down, which is unfortunate because this restaurant was unexpectedly remarkable – quality service, food, and wine. But I guess in this day and age you have to be more than remarkable to make […]

Restaurant Review: Gramercy Tavern

Restaurant Review: Gramercy Tavern

Restaurant: Gramercy Tavern Cuisine: New American Location: Flatiron Lush or Lacking: Lush http://www.gramercytavern.com/ This restaurant surprised me because I expected to go to a rustic, farm-to-plate restaurant, designed like a tavern, but instead I entered a dining room with a subdued elegance accentuated by earthy tones and orchards. The atmosphere was remarkable – posh, refreshing, and lively due to […]

Restaurant Review: Casa La Femme

Restaurant Review: Casa La Femme

Restaurant: Casa La Femme Cuisine: Traditional Egyptian Location(s): West Village Lush or Lacking?: Lush Personal favorite dish: Grilled Bay Scallops http://www.casalafemmeny.com/ Is it just me or is Casa La Femme a majestic, Egyptian haven. When I go to this restaurant, I find that I am enchanted by the charming ambiance, alluring tunes, and winsome waiting […]

Restaurant Review: Morimoto

Restaurant Review: Morimoto

Restaurant: Morimoto Cuisine: Japanese Location: Chelsea Lush or Lacking: 100% Lush Personal favorite dish: Braised Black Cod http://www.morimotonyc.com Morimoto is the Bentley of Volkswagen, the Vera Wang of wedding gowns. It is a place that is exquisite in the most simple ways and bedazzles me with every visit. The restaurant can easily put its guests […]

Restaurant Review: Stanton Social

Restaurant Review: Stanton Social

Restaurant: Stanton Social Cuisine: Tapas/Small Plates Location(s): LES Lush or Lacking?: 95% Lush Personal favorite dish: French Onion Soup Dumplings http://www.stantonsocial.com The first time I went to Stanton Social was with one of my best friends, Maddie, which happens to be incredibly appropriate because two adjectives describe this girl – high-maintenance b*tch, and I couldn’t think […]

Restaurant Review: ACME

Restaurant Review: ACME

Restaurant: ACME Cuisine: New American Location: NOHO Lush or Lacking?: Lush Personal favorite dish(es): Warm Kale Salad, Farmers Eggs, and Beer & Bread Porridge http://www.acmenyc.com Is it just me or is this restaurant one of the sexiest on the Great Jones St. block? Don’t be fooled by the rather modest exterior because upon walking in, […]

Restaurant Review: Maze by Gordon Ramsay

Restaurant Review: Maze by Gordon Ramsay

Restaurant: Maze by Gordon Ramsay Cuisine: French, British, New American Location(s): Midtown West Lush or Lacking?: Totally Lush.  Personal favorite dish(es): Tasting Menu, especially the Sea Scallops http://www.gordonramsay.com/maze/ Gordon Ramsay, the rumbustious, overbearing, offensive, forthright, commanding host of Hell’s Kitchen, mesmerizes me with his frequent profanity, sarcasm and affronts. His disposition both amuses and discomforts […]

Restaurant Review: Mr Chow

Restaurant Review: Mr Chow

  Restaurant: Mr Chow Cuisine: Chinese Location(s): Tribeca and Midtown – I went to the Tribeca spot. Also in London, Beverly Hills, Miami and Malibu Lush or Lacking?: Lush  Personal favorite dish: Nine Seasons Prawns http://www.mrchow.com   Of all places in Manhattan, I find that I am the most enchanted by Mr Chow, an upscale […]