New American

Fedora

Fedora

There was a time in the early nineties when every white guy on earth thought he could get away with wearing dress headwear. I went out in 1990 and bought myself...
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...
The Dutch

The Dutch

The Dutch is a joint that doesn't try to be anything other than what it is. How's that for a non-committal, god-awful intro to a restaurant review? So, Mr. Hips...

Hundred Acres

From the team that brought you Cookshop and Five Points (R.I.P.) comes my latest foray into the sustainable world of coziness. And, yes, Hundred Acres is...
Alder

Alder

Never having the balls to go to Dufresne's real restaurent, wd~50, I jumped at the chance to go to this, his low-rent eatery. Ok, not low-rent, but certainl...
Perilla

Perilla

I suppose you could call the chef at the helm of Perilla a "celebrity." After all, Chef Harold Dieterle won the first season of Top Chef, which I guess make...
Colicchio & Sons

Colicchio & Sons

It was with much hesitance that we came back to the scene of one of the most expensive, and most disappointing meals of our semi-long lives. If Colicchio's ...
Brickyard Gastropub

Brickyard Gastropub

Now I'm no NASCAR sympathizer. In fact some rednecks may call me a hater. But regardless of my lack of affinity for cars noisily speeding in circles for hou...
Jimmy's No. 43

Jimmy’s No. 43

Everything at this joint screams good time. Some sort of vaguely Belgian theme combined with a kind of Arthurian rusticness and close subterranean quarters and ...
Sweetwater

Sweetwater Restaurant

And here is Mr. Hipster in the ultimate hipster neighborhood eating dinner while the babysitter-meter churns and churns back at the homestead. So un-hip. But de...
Devin Tavern

Devin Tavern

I must admit that this was a completely random choice for a Saturday night. Slogging through the rain and wind, we shook ourselves like wet dogs in the entryw...
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Eighty One

The first thing that strikes you about this place is the awesome bordello-like cheesiness of the surroundings. The big banquets decked out in what can only be...
Union Square Cafe

Union Square Cafe

I worked right across the street from this place for like two years. I watched people from my offices' window eat burgers and whatnot at outside tables....
Cookshop

Cookshop

The stomach flu is a bitch. It can turn what is a perfectly pleasant meal into a study in persistent denial and peristalogical (to coin an adjective) gymnastics...
The Place

The Place

Who knew the little rainbow sticker on the window meant free neck rubs for all male guests!? I would have come here ages ago. Doling out the masseur service...
The Biltmore Room

The Biltmore Room

I'm not really sure what I expected at this place. It's not as if I expected Shangri-La or anything, but from the descriptions I read, I might as well have be...