SoHo

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...
Bob & Jo

Bob & Jo

It's amazing how many different cuisines have the standby chicken-over-rice combo. In this case you have Korean -- or, rather, Korean fusion. Now, I grew up in ...
Gatsby's Bar, Lounge & Grill

Gatsby’s Bar, Lounge & Grill

All I can think about when I hear the name Gatsby is the scene in the book where that chick gets hit by a car and "her left breast swings free like a flap." The...
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Pomodoro Pizza

What amounts to a greasy pizza shop with a few tables crammed into it, Pomodoro was surprisingly satisfying for a place with no character whatsoever. Even sadde...
The Room

The Room

I forgot that I had been to this place years ago. I liked it then, and I like it now. This nice, little cozy dark space is like a brick-lined beer and wine ...
Lure Fishbar

Lure Fishbar

This place, with its ship-like look and smell, is dangerously teetering on the precipice of theme restaurantdom. Modeled to resemble what, in my extremely limit...
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Lucky Strike

There's no way to not feel just a wee bit hip when sitting in one of these faux French brasserie joints. I'm honestly not even sure what qualifies a place as a ...
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Kelley and Ping

Way back in the day when Mr. Hipster used to work down in SoHo, I used to get K & P takeout all the time. I remember it being amazingly inconsistent, bu...
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Puck Fair

Let's start off by saying that Puck Fair is not for the faint of heart. It's not scary or seedy or anything, but gets so crowded on weekends that some have ...
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Tennessee Mountain Restaurant

Let's start off by saying this place is run by The Three Stooges. Actually, we have no idea if there are three of them, but the level of ineptitude is shock...
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Toad Hall

It's like SoHo's version of a sports bar. There are TVs and munchies on the bar. There are a bunch of people smoking and milling about. There's chatter about th...
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Broome Street Bar

In the land of the lounge, the Broome Street Bar is a nice respite. There's no velvet rope, and most of the clientele look well-fed. Jeans are the norm (with th...
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Void

As a cinema studies minor, I took a lot of classes in the visual arts college at my university. All of these classes involved doing nothing more than watchi...
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Mexican Radio

Let's just start this off by saying that Mexican food is almost always a crowd pleaser. Very rarely will you get a "no" when suggesting the tantalizing flav...
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Balthazar

For all of us Francophobes out there, welcome to Balthazar, a taste of Paris without the stinky Seine, language barriers and hydrocephalic mimes. Modeled to loo...
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MercBar

It's always nice to be pleasantly surprised. We're not usually big on the SoHo lounge scene. Maybe it's because we still think short-sleeve polyester shirts...
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Fanelli’s

Sometimes progress takes a backseat to tradition. Most of the time progress means bulldozing the past and paving it over with some shiny new metal toy... Thank ...