One of the largest casual-dining chains in the world, Applebee's has been serving up classic bar-and-grill fare for three decades. But that doesn't mean that some locations of the family-friendly restaurant aren't ready to try something new. At 117th street, the first USGB LEED certified Applebee's serves the environment as well as hungry guests with a host of eco-friendly building features. A 30-foot living wall bursts with greenery on one side of the high-ceilinged dining area. Several trees provide shade and oxygen on the roof. Diners can investigate these and other green features via an interactive touchscreen tour before settling down to enjoy their juicy Freshburgers, Pick 'N Pair lunch combos, and other classic meals.
Cuisine Type: Burgers, wings, wraps, and salads
Handicap Accessible: Yes
Number of Tables: 11–25
Parking: Parking lot
Most popular offering: Our big, juicy burgers
Delivery/Takeout Available: Takeout Only
Outdoor Seating: Yes
Much like earning an actual hat trick, scoring the Hat Trick at Sports Burger can be hard to achieve. It challenges diners to eat three beef burgers topped in cheese, lettuce, tomato, grilled onions, and the house Sports sauce. It's a lot of food to finish, and it's not the only monstrous dish. The gargantuan Grand Slam stacks steak, chicken, and toppings on a beef burger. But for those looking for sustenance beyond beef, the cooks also dish out salmon and veggie burgers, as well as sides such as empanadas and quesadillas.
Diners devour the gourmet burgers while watching the game on one of six TVs or the 70-inch HD TV. They can pair their meals with BYOB drinks, smoothies, and soft drinks. They can even supplement them with protein shakes, making Sports Burger the best place to go if you need to enough build muscle to finally lift your car off your car keys.
The intermingling aromas of paprika, saffron, cilantro, olive oil, and garlic in Casa Seabra's dining room provide olfactory proof of the eatery's commitment to savory Portuguese cooking. Those fragrant spices add depth of flavor to a wide array of seafood, which stars in everything from shellfish-laden paellas to tender octopus. But the chefs remove their scuba gear long enough to cook entrees from the land as well as the sea, rounding out the menu with grilled Angus steaks, oven-roasted racks of lamb, and homemade pork sausage. Bites pair with sips from Casa Seabra's carefully curated selection of Portuguese wines, including bottles that were specially produced just for the restaurant.
The menu at Titanic Restaurant is influenced by three of Western Europe's most flavorful cuisines: Portuguese, Spanish, and Italian. You might note that all three countries border a large body of water, and seafood is predictably the focus here. The chefs steer clear of iceberg lettuce while putting the finishing touches on lobster enchiladas or a whole red snapper, and they round out their menu with plenty of land-based dishes. Try the simple chicken in lemon sauce or the filet mignon flambe.
Embracing the Spanish tradition and intimacy of sharing plates, Olé! Wine & Tapas Bar invites diners to slow down and enjoy not just the cuisine, but also each other's company. Classic tapas, such as croquettes and patatas bravas, dot the menu. They are complemented by an array of imported Spanish wines and the preferred drink of tapas restaurants and party-loving fruit bats—sangria.