Hell’s Kitchen

Rising Dragon

Rising Dragon

And, no, I didn't put the wrong picture up here. I know it says 'Fuji' on the awning, but within this Japanese exterior is also a Chinese restaurant called ...
The Snug

The Snug

Despite the name, I've certainly been to smaller bars in the city. But the snug adjective does describe the warm atmosphere of a joint that knows why it exi...
Valhalla

Valhalla

Its name says Valhalla, but its interior reads more like an empty Crate & Barrel showroom or minimalist model condo. There's just entirely too much white dr...
Thai Select

Thai Select

There is a definite glut of Thai restaurants in this part of Hell's Kitchen. Perhaps it's because Thai is quickly becoming the New York office workers' Asian fo...
Circus

Circus

When somebody suggested going here after a night of bowling debauchery all I could think about were those horrible scenes of horrifically skinny concentrati...
Cupcake Cafe

Cupcake Cafe

So once upon a time there was a joint called Cupcake Cafe. They had two locations, and then the shop that sat practically in the lobby of the Port Authority...
Why Not Bar

Why Not Bar

is now: Blue Ruin Why not barf here? Why not stick a spike in your arm, poop yourself and then stumble out onto Ninth Avenue and take a nap on the filthy si...
HK

HK

There was an age at some point in the 90s when this whole Jetsons thing was in. Not Jetsons really, but like the 50s version of what they thought the future...
Zipper Factory

Zipper Tavern

For some completely unknown reason this place reminds me of an old timey saloon. There is absolutely no reason why that should be, of course, other than the...
Trio French Bakery

Trio French Bakery

I felt like George in the soup Nazi episode trying to order a sandwich in this joint. There was a line of about six dudes lining the right wall of the small...
Sawa BBQ

Sawa BBQ

There are certainly some weird "fusion" places out there, but this is amongst the strangest. Actually fusion isn't the correct word at all, as Sawa doesn't ...
Skylight Diner

Skylight Diner

I had never actually seen this place before wandering down from my office to snap a photo. A co-worker had ordered us lunch from this joint one day when work pr...
Becco

Becco

Going to any place on Restaurant Row can be dicey. Known more for getting the theater early birds in and out in time to see their shows than haute cuisine, some...