Star Bistro keeps taste buds cosmopolitan with a menu of finely crafted cuisine that fuses European, Mediterranean, and Asian flavors. Like a fine Pangean restaurant, the bill of fare tastefully blends international influences into elegant entrees such as a creamy dish of mushrooms with pappardelle ($15.50) or an herb-crusted rack of lamb plated with angel-hair pie, vegetables, and a red-wine demi-glace ($35.50). Midday fare includes a spinach salad with macadamia nuts, polenta, and balsamic vinaigrette ($9) or a dish of seared tuna, asian noodles, and ponzu ($10.50). In addition to an ever-changing menu of fused eats, Star Bistro's wine list rounds out meals with selections such as the sparkling Pisani prosecco extra dry ($25 for a bottle) tickling palates with a light, moussey flavor, or the Mackenzie merlot 2008 ($8 for a glass; $24 for a bottle), a smooth, dark vino with notes of dark cherry, chocolate, oak, and fancy.
Dozens of organic and natural ingredients—including corn, eggs, bacon bits, cashews, grapes, and spinach—join forces to create gourmet salads, wraps, and smoothies at Toss Up Salads. Nearly 30 dressings drizzle atop veggies and meats for added flavor, and include homemade honey garlic, mango poppy, and sesame ginger. Certain salad and wrap options cater to vegan, vegetarian, gluten-free, raw food, and invisible food lovers.
Taste of the City serves up the taste of the country: American fare. The eatery's all-day breakfast menu includes corn beef hash, omelets, and pancakes. Its lunch and dinner menus expand to include grilled cheese sandwiches and New York strip steak served with parsley potatoes and veggies.
Chef Esmeralda unites her proud Mediterranean heritage with American touches in each tapas dish her kitchen creates. Iberico Spanish-style cured ham, bruschettas, and fresh seafood—as well as larger entrees—give guests a taste of faraway cuisines as they enjoy their meals amid the trattoria’s wine-colored walls or on the patio. To complement these dishes, Esmeralda’s team of wine experts curates a menu of fine and rare champagnes and global varietals. Bartenders craft sweet sangria and margaritas, and on select nights, hookah smoke twirls upward, diffusing the soft light from the eatery’s crystalline chandeliers.
Chicken Kitchen's savory menu stuffs succulent bird alongside healthy salads and fresh sides. Try the famed deluxe Chop-Chop with yellow rice, diced tomatoes, lettuce, and freshly chopped breast meat ($5.99 for a small, $8.99 for large). Non-carnivorous eaters can opt for a vegetarian Chop-Chop, stocked with all the fixings minus the meat ($4.99 for a small, $8.99 for large). Chicken Kitchen also serves its original grilled chicken breast and a wing on a quarter white platter with a single side ($4.99) or as part of a two-side meal ($6.99) with fresh-faced partners in crime such as balsamic tomatoes, seasonal veggies, baked plantains, and more available.
Unlike jerk-chicken pudding or fried-tuna Twinkies, ice cream makes for a delectable dessert that properly caps off any meal. At Maggie Moo’s Ice Cream and Treatery, patrons can sample a huge menu of ice cream and other treats that are sure to slap a smile on any face and massage taste buds with sugary strokes. Try ice cream in flavor combinations such as Strawberry Skateboard with sprinkles, gummy bears, and marshmallows, or Cotton Candy Ski Jump with M&Ms and mini-marshmallows. Prices range from $3.50 to $5.50 for a cup or cone, $5.50 for a pint, and $9.75 for a quart. Ice-cream cupcakes($9.99 per 4-pack) can be enjoyed with a spoon or spoon-fingers. Dream cakes ($23.95+), on the other hand, come in appropriately oneiric flavors such as Maggie's Mud and Chocolate Heaven, and are available in 6-inch, 8-inch, and sheet-cake sizes. Health-conscious hedonists can indulge in strawberry-banana, creamy mango, and mocha coffee smoothies (starting at $5.25), whereas ice-cream pizzas ($21.95+) topped with white-chocolate curls will perplex pizza-party attendees before blasting away reservations with deliciousness.