The Cotillion – Jericho

The Cotillion is a catering hall located off of Jericho Turnpike that commonly caters to large and extravagant Indian parties and weddings. Although the place is generally widely used for parties, there is a small restaurant area on the side upon entry. Although the restaurant is relatively modest and not the main focus of the…

Trattoria Spaghetto – West Village

After discovering that one of our all-time favorite restaurants — CafΓ© EspaΓ±ol — devastatingly closed, we decided to head over here to Trattoria Spaghetto. Apparently, this is the restaurant that served my mother her very first breakfast in the United States. I’d been to this restaurant before prior to the advent of this blog, but…

Peter Luger Steak House – Great Neck

After all these years, I have finally ventured into Peter Luger. There are two locations — Brooklyn and Great Neck — and for ease and convenience, we endeavored into the Great Neck location. Peter Luger has been named a top steakhouse in NY for many years now, and it is considered a classic and a…

City Cellar – Westbury

City Cellar is a phenomenal American restaurant in Westbury. It is very NYC-style, and the place itself looks beautiful and classy. The decor of the entire restaurant is very tasteful, with attention to detail and dim lighting. The size of the restaurant is quite big, but it gets packed quickly for dinner. The prices can…

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…

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…

Dos Caminos – ChelseaΒ 

Dos Caminos is an extremely comfortable Mexican restaurant right in the heart of Chelsea. It’s just around the block from the High Line, Chelsea Market, the Whitney, and all sorts of major Chelsea hotspots. It’s literally thinly sandwiched between two streets, hence the name of the restaurant.  The interior is rather dark, but not too…

Sugar Factory – Chelsea

For a long time, I have wanted to wander into the famous Sugar Factory for one of these mystical bubblyΒ sugary drinks. Finally, on one rainy evening for a dear friend’s birthday, the deed was done. Sugar Factory is right next to the High Line, so it’s great for an all-around experience of Chelsea. Upon entry,…

Chops Grille – Royal Caribbean Adventure of the Seas

I was fortunate enough to go on a nice Southern Caribbean cruise this past spring break on Royal Caribbean’s Adventure of the Seas. After a couple of days, it was evident on the ship that the food in the main dining room was sub-par, especially in comparison to the main dining room food I have…

Big Daddy’s – Upper West Side

Big Daddy’s is a fun, upbeat diner full of retro decor and great choices of music. The place is very casual and a good place to go with a friend for an easygoing and classic meal of burgers and shakes. It’s definitely a good place to go for some comfort food and light atmosphere. The…

Lisbon Cafe – Jericho

Right off of Jericho Turnpike is a restaurant that I probably would’ve never ended up going to if it hadn’t been for a recommendation from our family friends. However, I am extremely happy to have gone to this restaurant as it had some of the best lobster I have ever had. Lisbon Cafe is a…