Casual American and Irish fare fills the bellies of guests visiting to catch a game or catch up with each other. The black façade's narrow windows pop with scarlet curtains that offer just a peek into the interior, where even the mantel of the functioning stone fireplace has a TV screen. Televisions also punctuate the crimson walls and cast a glow behind the bar. Wooden booths face outward while swaddling their beer-sipping cargo in red cushions.
Grill 26 sits within the Club of Riverdale, enticing members and non-members alike with its diverse menu of classic American grill fare. Traditional egg entrees and challah french toast populate the petite breakfast menu while sandwiches, wraps, burgers, pasta, and grilled meats emerge at lunch and dinner. Chefs design the selection to suit any appetite: veggie burgers and roasted eggplant cater to vegetarians, hearty sirloin steaks and lamb chops sate meat lovers, and protein shakes and salads refuel athletes fresh from a workout or a race with a golf ball.
Diners can savor their meals at the wood-accented indoor bar lined with flat screen TVs, or cozy up under the umbrella-covered tables highlighted by glowing lights from a tiki bar in the outdoor lounge. For club members, Grill 26 grants entertainment in the form of live music and seasonal pool parties.
Surrounded by ultrachic stylings?from the ceiling dappled with convex mirrors to a curving mosaic wall?patrons lounge, drink, and dine at Asian Wave. Diners can cruise the drink list, whose offerings range from hot and cold sake to more than 10 types of specialty martinis. The kitchen's hot dishes, including homemade dumplings, thai coconut-curry casserole, and crispy tempura, couple with sushi and sashimi to compose a comprehensive Pan-Asian menu.
Though it may be located in the heart of Little Italy, don't listen for the Rat Pack at Casa Cafe Restaurant. Instead, notes stitched together to form Latin jazz and salsa tunes blanket the air, complementing the menu of Latin American flavors. Throughout the cozy dining room, flickering candles illuminate the tables, where guests dig into oxtail stew, fried pork chops, and chicken enchiladas smothered in swiss cheese and jalapeno salsa cream. Lunches and dinners offer up Latin staples such as tacos and quesadillas?stuffed with your choice of chicken, cheese, and shrimp?and breakfast offerings range from pancakes and omelets to breakfast burritos and huevos rancheros. And dishes are accompanied by fried-green or sweet plantains or yuca.
At Tiny's Pizza & Pasta, pizza crusts serve as crispy, edible plates for classic Italian dishes. Lasagna, grilled chicken in vodka sauce, and baked ziti star on their own specialty pizzas. Of course, each of those dishes also stands alone as a traditional entree, ranging from stacked layers of lasagna to linguine noodles blanketed in a clam sauce. The pizzeria's wide selection also satisfies appetites with burgers, wraps, and hot Italian subs. Patrons can have their meal delivered, which is far more convenient than picking it up or wrestling it from the paws of a grizzly bear.