Master Chef – Syosset

Master Chef is a new restaurant that has taken the place of various previous Chinese restaurants at the same location. In the past, this location was Empire Szechuan for a long time, and it was a very popular restaurant with great food, despite its very modest atmosphere. Then, the location shut down and restarted up…

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…

For Five Coffee Roasters – Manhasset

For my entire lifetime so far, I have searched for some sort of local, pleasant coffee shop that was not a Starbucks. Finally, I have discovered one in Manhasset that is exactly what I was looking for. For Five Coffee Roasters is located right at the crux of Manhasset on a busy street full of…

Maison Kayser – West Village

Maison Kayser is a French bakery founded by Eric Kayser back in the 90s. There are many locations throughout the city, including the first Maison Kayser in the USA located in Upper East Side. The bakery is very inviting from the outside, with many colorful and delicate pastries in the window. My dad and I…

Novikov – London

Hidden near Piccadilly Circus on Mayfair is a restaurant sitting on the corner without much appeal from the exterior, but upon entry one is surprised by the enormity and grandeur immediately. Novikov is a three-sectioned restaurant and club owned by a Russian billionaire and restaurant king Arkady Novikov. The restaurant is actually two restaurants —…

The Georgian – London

My friend put a snapchat story of tea time she had, and little did I know that it was right in the heart of London. After seeing the pictures, I knew I had to go. And alas, I went to The Georgian restaurant located in Harrods department store in London.  Harrods is a huge high-end…