Le Monde – Morningside Heights

Right across from Columbia University is a gem of a restaurant — Le Monde. I am amazed that I never noticed this restaurant considering I am constantly around Columbia, but that is because I usually opt to go to the restaurant next door (Community Restaurant). Nonetheless, I decided to try Le Monde, and I was…

Brasserie Cassis – Plainview

Brasserie Cassis is a French restaurant located in the Plainview Shopping Center plaza. It seems relatively small from the outside, but the restaurant has tremendous depth inside, and features a large bar and plenty of booths. The atmosphere is extremely pleasant — dim lighting, Parisian decor, and generally has a very comfortably classy vibe. There…

Rare650 – Syosset

I have passed Rare650 a billion times, and I may have been there once long, long ago. However, I stumbled in this past weekend, and had quite a time. The decor and atmosphere is definitely noteworthy. The interior is very nice — classy, tasteful, spacious. There is a nice bar and a small sushi bar….

Wild Honey – Oyster Bay

Wild Honey is located on the Main Street of the historical region of Oyster Bay. The building is quite pleasant and the entry is inviting. There is sidewalk seating in rustic wooden chairs. The interior is pleasant, but admittedly very dark. Although not very evident in the photos, I felt as though it was so…

One North – Jericho

I heard of One North, but I was not expecting much — maybe a nice, small, and modern Mediterranean joint. I had never passed it or seen it, despite driving around this area constantly. However, upon arrival, I was pleasantly surprised and the place immediately exceeded my expectations. One North is tucked away in a…

Bluestone Lane – West Village

Bluestone Lane is a cozy Australian cafe located in various cities, including NYC and Washington, D.C. I first heard about Bluestone on my friend’s Instagram, as she went to the one in D.C. Something about its casual, trendy, and well-crafted decor caught my attention, and I was told that I had to try their “Iced…

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….

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…

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…

Cipollini – Manhasset

Cipollini is located as part of the luxurious Americana Manhasset shopping plaza, that has every store from Gucci to Tory Burch to Brooks Brothers. Cipollini has nice outdoor seating that is perfect on a summer’s day, and they tended to be very crowded on Father’s Day. The interior seating is also nice, and the whole…

Ocean – Bayville

Guess where this restaurant is located? If you guessed by the ocean, you are most definitely the next Sherlock Holmes. This restaurant is located right by my all-time favorite restaruant, Wall’s Wharf, and so it was most definitely interesting to see how this one would compare. The overall place is beautiful. Ocean is a restaurant…