Category Archive: Tough Reservation

A Place I Actually Enjoyed in Las Vegas – Giada

Name: Giada NGM Rating: B+ Restaurant Inspection Rating: A Website: https://www.caesars.com/cromwell/giada#.VVzYUtNViko Location: The Cromwell Hotel, 3595 Las Vegas Boulevard South, Las Vegas, NV 89109 Cuisine: Italian Owner/Chef: Giada De Laurentiis When did it open: June 2014 Ambiance: I had pretty much… Continue reading

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The Old Five Points Gets a Fresh New Look (and Taste) With Vic’s

Name: Vic’s NGM Rating: B/B+ Restaurant Inspection Rating: A Website: http://www.vicsnewyork.com/ Location: 31 Great Jones Street, NY, NY 10012 (formerly Five Points) Cuisine: Italian Owner/Chef: Victoria Freeman, Marc Meyer and Chris Paraskevaides (same people that bring us Hundred… Continue reading

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Getting into the Holiday Spirit @ Gramery Tavern

Name: Gramercy Tavern NGM Rating: A/A- Restaurant Inspection Rating: A Website: http://www.gramercytavern.com/ Location: 42 East 20th St., NY, NY 10003 Cuisine: Seasonal Contemporary American Owner/Chef: Danny Meyer and Michael Anthony When did it open: 1994 Ambiance: There are two… Continue reading

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A New(ish) Frenchie on Bowery: Cherche Midi

Name: Cherche Midi NGM Rating: B+ Restaurant Inspection Rating: (*new request*): A Website: http://www.cherchemidiny.com/ Location: 282 Bowery, NY, NY 10012 Cuisine: French Bistro Owner/Chef: Keith McNally, Shane McBride and Daniel Parilla When did it open: June 2014 Ambiance: Think Balthazar with a… Continue reading

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A Happy Birthday Review For Maialino

**Today is Maialino’s 5th birthday. Happy birthday and congratulations to the team there! Coincidentally, I went to the restaurant two weeks ago for my sister’s birthday, so it seems a fitting day to… Continue reading

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What’s New In Pizza @ Marta

Name: Marta NGM Rating: A-/B+ Restaurant Inspection Rating: A Website: http://martamanhattan.com/ Location: 29 E. 29th Street, NY, NY 10016 Cuisine: Trendy Pizza Joint Owner/Chef: Danny Meyer and Nick Anderer (also the chef from Maialino) When did… Continue reading

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A New Take on Southern Comfort @ Root & Bone

***UPDATED ON 4/7/15 WITH NEW RATING AND OTHER COMMENTS*** Name: Root & Bone NGM Rating: A-/B+ Restaurant Inspection Rating: A Website: http://www.rootnbone.com/ Location: 200 E. 3rd Street, NY, NY 10009 Cuisine: Southern Cooking Owner/Chef: Jeff McInnis and… Continue reading

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Mixing Old World with the New @ Carbone

Get out your wallets. … it’s time for Carbone. Yes, Carbone is a splurge but in a pretty fantastic way. Even though you can’t get out of there with any sort of a… Continue reading

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My Hampton Happy Places

So. … I may be a bit picky when it comes to dining out in the Hamptons. I’ve been coming out to the East End for as long as I can remember and,… Continue reading

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A Modern Turn For Dim Sum @ RedFarm

You voted and I listened. Well, kind of. Last week’s poll results were a toss up between the West Village’s RedFarm and Williamsburg’s Pies N’ Thighs. I decided to break the tie myself… Continue reading

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