Turtle Bay

La Cava

La Cava

Oh the wine bar. Ever so refined and genteel. Almost a rejection of everything that is masculine and Bud Light-ish. But, honestly, thank god these bastions of r...
The Stag's Head

The Stag’s Head

I'm generally a fan of bar-like bars. I mean, I love a dive more than anything, but a close second is a bar that purports to be nothing more than a bar. No gimm...
BXL East

BXL East

Hot damn the Belgians love their beer. I mean they probably love chocolate just as much, but this joint doesn't trade in the sweet stuff. Instead this hole-in-t...
Pret a Manger Turtle Bay

Pret a Manger (Turtle Bay)

Ah, Pret. You're like the white working man's Subway. Or something... Since they changed my favorite tuna sandwich and then made some tweaks to my grilled chick...
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Houston’s – Citicorp

I swear I actually had a dream about Houston's artichoke dip. It's an odd thing for a grown adult to dream about, but the stuff is so sickeningly good (and ...
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Diwan

Some might miss the lack of kitschy Christmas lights and native Indian touches like tarnished urn-like things, eight-armed elephants and some dusty, old rugs....
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Ranch 1 (Turtle Bay)

Ranch 1 chicken joint is one of those chains that really has gained popularity over the past five years or so. Thought to be a healthier alternative to your...
Turtle Bay

Turtle Bay Grill & Lounge

Is a place really a grill if nobody eats there? Is a place really a lounge if there is absolutely no lounging going on? Regardless of the answers to these q...
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Jade Garden

What else can we say about Jade Garden that hasn't already be said by countless other midtown cheapskates who like their salad by the pound and their "Chine...
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Pita Grill (Turtle Bay)

Sometimes fakers are just that. Embroiled in what I like to call the Ray's/Famous Ray's/Famous Original Ray's phenomenon, Pita Grill is a spin off or copy o...
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Opal

Have you ever had the feeling you've been somewhere before, despite the fact you know you've never even seen the place? So goes the bar and grill they call ...
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Oikawa

How can a Japanese restaurant in the middle of midtown do no lunch business? Ask the slow-asses at Oikawa, who are less interested in serving you your food ...
Jameson's

Jameson’s

You don't get any more Irish than this place. Complete with potato-faced waitresses, a bartender that looks at you funny when you order Bud Light and falling-on...