Amy Ruth’s – Harlem

I have heard of Amy Ruth’s for a long time now, but have only recently gotten around to actually visiting the place for breakfast one day. Upon entry, a man greeted us and sat us down immediately. The place is very casual, making it ideal for breakfast or lunch. I am not sure if I…

The Smith – Upper West Side

Right across from Lincoln Center, The Smith is a trendy and aesthetic restaurant that would make for a great brunch or dinner with a friend, date, family, etc. The interior is classy and beautiful, but not overwhelming or stuffy. It has a very old school French restaurant feel, but the restaurant is actually considered American….

Onegin – Greenwich Village

Onegin is a beautiful Russian restaurant in Greenwich Village with fabulous interior decor. The most noteworthy part of the interior was the ceiling, with verses written that are likely from Russian author Alexander Pushkin. The name of the restaurant comes from one of Pushkin’s novels, Eugene Onegin. The entire interior is beautifully decorated, actually. The…

Taras Bulba – SoHo

Taras Bulba is on West Broadway right by the heart of SoHo. I never noticed this restaurant before, but the entryway is very inviting and intriguing. The restaurant is Ukrainian with plenty of old-school Eastern European decor, and waitstaff dressed in traditional outfits. There is live music in the evening around 8 PM. There is…

Cafe Frida – Upper West Side

I stumbled upon Cafe Frida accidentally after walking through Central Park, but the restaurant immediately caught my eye as one that I would probably like. I was really craving good Mexican food in a pleasantly casual location. Cafe Frida was exactly that. The interior was exactly what I wanted and the type of interior I…

Kisoro Asian Sushi – Carle Place

Kisoro is in a plaza near Roosevelt Field Mall, making it a convenient spot to eat after shopping. I am always initially and naturally skeptical of a new sushi restaurant, unless I have heard many raving reviews. I have never heard of Kisoro, but I soon learned that it was relatively new, opening approximately four…

Kotobuki – Roslyn

Kotobuki is considered an amazing place to go for sushi on Long Island, and I can’t say I disagree. It’s often very crowded, especially peak hours on weekends, but I could see the appeal. At first, Kotobuki looks like any regular sushi restaurant. The interior is very minimalistic, and almost too compact. It can be…

Super Bowls – Syosset

It’s quite a travesty that I haven’t reviewed Super Bowls yet, considering I’ve been to this eatery more times than I’d like to admit since their opening in Syosset. When I first heard of the renowned “acai bowl,” I was very skeptical. Sure, perhaps the bowl is visually appealing. But after all, the bowl is…

Piccola Bussola – Huntington

Piccola Bussola is a family-style Italian Restaurant located in both Huntington and Mineola. The restaurant is classic Italian with a minimalist interior, where dishes are served in “Small” or “Family” sized portions. The menu is exactly what you’d expect at an Italian restaurant, featuring various antipasto dishes, pasta dishes, and everything in between. The restaurant…

Maison Kayser – West Village

Maison Kayser is a French bakery founded by Eric Kayser back in the 90s. There are many locations throughout the city, including the first Maison Kayser in the USA located in Upper East Side. The bakery is very inviting from the outside, with many colorful and delicate pastries in the window. My dad and I…

Sen Sakana – Midtown

Go make a reservation! You can’t… This restaurant actually isn’t even open yet. You can’t go even if you wanted to, unless you wait until their official opening in the Fall. Sen Sakana is a new fashion restaurant that is opening in Midtown, and it interestingly fuses both Japanese and Peruvian cuisine. There is no…

The Refuge – Melville

I’ve passed The Refuge a million times, but never thought much of it. However, The Refuge is an incredible restaurant on Long Island. It’s very trendy, well-designed, and the food is superb. It is definitely a “scene,” such that it is filled with people dressed nicely at the bar and co-workers or friends hanging out…