Scarlatto – Midtown

Right around the corner from tons of Broadway theaters is an Italian restaurant draped in red called Scarlatto. The restaurant has a classic Italian family restaurant feel with the walls and decor in a rich red color. Many places were packed Sunday evening, but this restaurant was able to sit us rather quickly. They had…

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…

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…

Emeril’s – New Orleans

Ever since I was little, I’ve been a huge fan of Emeril Lagasse’s big attitude, catchphrases, and television appearances. I even did a book report on him back in the third or fourth grade. So, I was more than excited to go to his first restaurant that he opened back in 1990 — Emeril’s. Emeril’s…

Cafe Español – Greenwich Village 

Cafe Español has a sentimental value to my parents, and so I’ve been there a dozen times throughout the years. It’s impossible to complain, however, since the food just never disappoints. But Cafe Español is more than just the food — there’s a sentiment to the atmosphere. There’s an authenticity to the air, and a…

Louie’s Oyster Bar & Grille – Port Washington

      The atmosphere of Louie’s completely swept me off my feet. Right on the water, the inside of the restaurant is meticulously decorated with great detail to give off a very authentic and careful nautical feet. The decorations, tables, artwork, bar, and general shape of the restuarant’s interior already stole my heart. The restaurant…