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…

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 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…

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…

Prime – Huntington

   Prime is one of my top favorite restaurants, especially in the summer. It’s nothing short of steakhouse perfection, especially when it comes to… Well… their steaks. It has a classy steakhouse feel, along with a Long Island twist that makes you feel on top of the world. The interior is very respectable, but not…

Japengo – Lahaina, HIΒ 

Japengo was part of the Hyatt Regency in Maui where we stayed, and everyone was telling us that it was a very good restaurant to go to. It’s a Japanese restaurant elevated by the poolside and ocean, and it holds a comfortable lounge setting lit by torches and candles. There is live music almost every…