For almost 25 years, Gammeeok has been treating hungry New Yorkers to authentic Korean dishes. The menu includes classics?like bibimbap?as well as lesser-known gems, like seolleongtang, a white ox-bone broth brimming with brisket and wheat-flour noodles, which The New York Times dubbed one of "two things Korean food lovers can't live without". Other must-trys include abai soondae, a sausage stuffed with pork, sweet potato noodles, and steamed pig's feet, and the platter of briny raw oysters, sliced steam-softened pork belly with radish and white kimchi.
The chefs at JD's Steak Pit grill up meaty cuts of certified Angus beef, ribs, and other classic steak-house dishes for both lunch and dinner. Bi-colored capsicums and flecks of bacon garnish the baked-clams casino starter ($13), and an 8-ounce petite filet mignon ($21–$23) campaigns to win the title of Cutest Steak by an impartial jury of butchers. In the kitchen, chefs prepare slabs of JD's baby back ribs ($22) for plateside naps and unite the Odd Couple's chicken and shrimp on a marriage alter of scampi sauce and rice ($18–$20). Each dinner patron sips a free pour of wine proffered by the glass, such as an Australian shiraz by Gotham (a $12 value), a William Hill Estate chardonnay (a $13 value), or a goblet full of juicy bartender secrets.
Chef Sammy Gnasso is no stranger to reinvention. Over the course of his distinguished career, he's worked at some of New York's most distinguished restaurants, catered for a luxurious corporate yacht, and has been featured on his own cable television cooking show. But what's closest to Gnasso's heart isn't the spotlight?it's southern Italian steak and seafood.
The chef indulges his passions (and finally returns to his Italian roots) at In Napoli, where he spends his time perfecting steaks to serve alongside lobster, veal, and a number of wildly inventive pasta dishes. And if those aren't enough to keep diners coming back for more, In Napoli also features fresh toasted garlic bread and house salad featuring their Basil Vinaigrette house dressing that can be purchased at time of visit, which should do the trick.
Great breakfasts aren't just for the early-to-rise crowd at Chillers Grill. Whether you're craving for breakfast, lunch, or dinner, the menu has something to hit the spot?with most items served all day. But that doesn't mean it's easy to narrow the choices down. With hundreds of items that include benedicts, omelets, huge salads, burgers, and seafood, the selection seems almost endless. On nice days, the covered patio becomes an ideal spot for catching a breeze while catching up on you weekly requirement of milkshakes.
Blue Lotus's menu features regionally-inspired Indian cooking from each corner of the subcontinent. Tamarind-eggplant chaat and crepe-like dosas originally hail from India's southern kitchens. Meanwhile, skewered chicken and jumbo shrimp roast within the clay confines of a tandoor oven?a distinctively northern preparation. The chefs even look to the Indo-Chinese border for inspiration, offering dishes such as egg and vegetable fried rice and chili-spiced paneer.
Santorini Taverna’s chefs combine choice meats, fresh vegetables, and authentic ingredients to create an extensive dinner menu of Mediterranean eats. Dining duos and quartets can dig fluffy pita into a shared platter of assorted cold dips, featuring hummus, tzatziki, caviar taramosalata, eggplant melitzanosalata, beets, and grape leaves. Entrees of charcoal-grilled lamb chops or Greek-style chicken arrive to tables with a choice of fries, oven-roasted lemon potatoes, rice, or dry-cleaned-and-steamed greens. Servings of succulent crabmeat fill stuffed fillet of sole, and diners can usher bites to their stomach seats with sips of house wine.