Midtown East

Ess-a-Bagel

Ess-a-Bagel

Sometimes you just want a bagel. Sometimes you just want a sandwich on a bagel. And, yes, I know it's a controversial take to call anything on a bagel a "sandwi...
Naya Mezze & Grill

Naya Mezze & Grill

This place is so unassuming on the outside, you'd never know the front doors would reveal some sort of space-aged Star Trek weirdness on the inside. Seriously, ...
The Smith - Midtown

The Smith – Midtown

The Smith certainly didn't try too hard in the naming category. Especially considering there are four locations in NYC, including the East Village location whic...
King of Falafel and Shawarma Cart

King of Falafel and Shawarma Cart

With Midtown East now littered with more Halal carts than roaches, the trick is finding the decent ones among the pretenders. The first thing you do is eliminat...
Sidecar at PJ Clarke's

Sidecar at P.J. Clarke’s

AKA, where white people bring clients in order to look semi-pretentious and give the sense that a $27 burger and an iceberg wedge simulate exclusivity. But, in ...
Little Collins

Little Collins

When I think of Australia it conjures all sorts of things. Sharks. Spiders. Boomerangs. Kangaroos. The Great Barrier Reef. Walkabouts. Learning "Waltzing Matild...
Dos Caminos - Third Avenue

Dos Caminos – Third Avenue

Not to be confused with Dos Toros, or even Tres Carnes, Dos Caminos is Spanish for "Two Sweatsocks." Wait, what? Sorry, Google translate fail. Apparently it's S...
Omar’s Mediterranean Cuisine

Omar’s Mediterranean Cuisine

If you want the quintessential Midtown Manhattan lunchtime experience, take your khakis on over to Omar's. You won't be alone, as you stand in long lines with o...
Draught 55

Draught 55

I'll give you two guesses what street this joint sits on. Ok, I'll give you no guesses (and I'll even put the address down at the bottom of this review) and jus...
Dos Toros

Dos Toros Taqueria – 54th & Lex

Dos Toros looks every bit the modern taqueria. From their well-hued logo to the rustic, yet modern wood thing going on with their exterior, the brand feels, ess...
Clarke's Standard - Midtown

Clarke’s Standard – Midtown

Formerly the location of goodburger, P.J. Clarke's decided to go into the same business and open an old-fashioned burger joint, complete with ice cream...
Tres Carnes

Tres Carnes (Midtown East)

I'm always a little skeptical of chain restaurants that claim to have this crazy process that makes their food unique. Tres Carnes claims slow-smoke awesomeness...
Bill's Gay Nineties

Bill’s Gay Nineties

The name of this joint always confused me. Is it "gay" because they play piano music here? After all, we all know that the term "piano bar" is a euphemism for...
The King Cole Bar

King Cole Bar

Old King Cole was a merry old soul, but he was not so merry here after getting the bill. In fact, he cried in his twenty-three dollar glass of Kettle One and hi...
Belmora Pizza & Restaurant

Belmora Pizza & Restaurant

They use the term "restaurant" loosely here. I mean generally restaurants don't have benches bolted to the floor, lighted menu boards behind the counter and sun...
Kolette's Kitchen

Kolette’s Kitchen

This is certainly one of the weirder hybrid joints I’ve ever been to. I mean where else would you find a Glatt Kosher Vietnamese bbq sandwich? And, honestly...