Rustic Table – Midtown West

Rustic Table is evidently a very popular restaurant. Upon arrival, the place was packed and there was a wait of about 30-35 minutes. They don’t take reservations, and it seems that people are genuinely willing to wait. If it wasn’t for the good weather, I perhaps would’ve split, but I decided to duke it out….

Bar Bacon – Midtown West

I stumbled upon Bar Bacon as a local joint near Terminal 5, a common concert venue in Midtown. The name was interesting and the menu was even more interesting. The place is a bar with plenty of tables available to have a full meal as well. Upon arrival, there is a huge, thick brown door…

Ippudo Westside – Hell’s Kitchen

Ippudo is a tasteful Japanese ramen restaurant on W 51st Street, tucked in slightly at a lower level than the street with a large Japanese sign that makes a passerby hesitantly trust that this is the correct restaurant. The interior is stylish and comfortable, and the place gets packed immediately upon opening. We came on…

Ample Hills Creamery – Hell’s Kitchen

Also in Gotham West Market, Ample Hills Creamery serves up what I believe is some of the best ice cream in the world. Their flavors are viciously unique, and savagely delicious. It’s a tiny stand upon entry to Gotham West, but inside those frozen tubs behind the display are some of the most genius ice…

Ivan Ramen Slurp Shop – Hell’s Kitchen

Ivan Ramen is located in Gotham West Market, a trendy and upscale cafeteria with a variety of cool bars and restaurants to grab a great bite to eat. Gotham West Market is a very comfortable and enjoyable setting, with warm colors and wooden walls covered in funny or creative signs.     Nothing makes a college…