The Polo Bar – Midtown East

The Polo Bar has easily risen as one of my favorite restaurants in New York City. Elegantly designed by Ralph Lauren’s taste, the restaurant is ordained in handsome and classy brown leather, green plaid, and plenty of horse-related decor. A reservation is absolutely essential. Perhaps you could squeeze yourself in if you are truly lucky,…

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…

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…

Vandal – Lower East Side

After my visit to the New Museum last week, I was very intrigued by the tons of cool and trendy restaurants around the area. Vandal immediately caught my attention, and after some investigation, I realized this restaurant was definitely one to go to immediately. What really sealed the deal was the moment I learned that…

The Butcher’s Daughter – Nolita

The Butcher’s Daughter is located on Kenmare Street in Nolita, right around the corner from the New Museum. We stopped to eat lunch here right before heading over to the Pippilotti Rist Pixel ForestΒ exhibit at the New Museum, and it was a phenomenal choice. Upon first glance, the place is definitely packed, but not in…

Oso – Harlem

Right next to CCNY is another hidden gem. Oso — a trendy and tasteful authentic “Mexican street food” restaurant with dim candlelit wooden tables and overhead greenery. The kitchen is open and everything is made before your very eyes. The prices are reasonable, and the waitstaff is phenomenal. The atmosphere is very comfortable, hip, and even romantic….

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…