The plate artists at Dolce Novita Restaurant are committed to sculpting their vibrant edibles out of only the finest-quality ingredients. Friendly servers escort the signature Southern Italian tastes to elegantly dressed tables, where patrons are encouraged to forget about chores, work, and superglue mishaps, and relax. After priming your throat with something from the wine list, coat your palate with the savory flavors of an appetizer, such as shrimp in garlic sauce with saffron rice ($7.95), or fully submerge your senses with an aromatic entree, such as lobster ravioli ($12.95) or veal marsala ($16.95). Beef buffs and blindfolded vegetarians can devour the 24 oz. grilled Black Angus steak ($26.95), served with fried onions and a napkin that can double as a blindfold or a satisfactory drumhead when stretched tautly over the edges of a saucepan. Dolce Novita's spacious interior unites handsome dark woods with crisp white linens, all accented by neatly hung artwork and red-hued drapery. Make use of the restaurant's sophisticated backdrop to rekindle chemistry with an old flame or to inspire your first paperback romance novel—a story of unlikely lovers who, in the end, find themselves stuck to one another under a blanket of melted mozzarella.
At The Mucky Pup, the hot dog chefs pride themselves on providing no-frills comfort food without fancy names and obscure ingredients. But there are two ingredients they'd never add to their hot dogs and fries: squeeze cheese and yellow mustard. Instead, they top their franks with everything from chili, real slices of cheese, hearty mustard, and the house's dirty kraut.
Their signature hot dog is the crack dog, with the juicy hot dog wrapped in a slice of bacon and set upon a scrambled egg patty and slice of cheese. But hot dogs aren't their only specialty. They also cook up triangles of baked mac 'n' cheese and drizzle french fries in a choice of savory sauces. They top fries with cheese and chili to create a classic American side, or use brown gravy and cheese to approximate Canadian poutine fries. The house drinks are just as unpretentious as the food, with bottles of Yoo-hoo and Stewart's soda that bring back memories of childhood without the sadness of getting birthday cards from old toys.
Kilroy's Sports Bar welcomes drinkers, diners, and sports fans of all stripes into a colorful and lively atmosphere. As a proud New York Jets bar, its roomy interior is illuminated by the glow of more than 100 TVs airing sports, as well as a roaring fireplace during the colder months. A full menu of pub classics is available throughout the day, satisfying cravings for wings in one of five sauces and prime-rib sliders with horseradish sauce. In addition to the food, bartenders pull cold, foamy pours from 44 different taps, and they also craft specialty drinks such as jalape?o margaritas and cake-flavored martinis.