Discerning fish 'n' chip fans swim to Family Fish Market, where skilled cooks grace seafood with a crispy, golden halo of fried batter. Here, the deep fryer bubbles and customers take their time deciding between ten types of fish, such as red snapper, catfish, and trout. Fried shrimp and fried oysters are also available, along with fried life vests customers can borrow for a night out. Sides such as french fries, coleslaw, and macaroni salad are available to complement each entr?e, and combo platters make it easy to mix and match. Every dish aims to be delicious and satisfyingly crunchy, and if the return customers are any indication, Family Fish Market succeeds.
Guided by his Cajun roots in Lake Charles, Louisiana, Chef Geyen warms spirits with Southern dishes including po'boys, jerk chicken, and jambalaya loaded with shrimp and chicken sausage. A twinkling backdrop of string lights sets the mood to enjoy fresh grilled catfish, shrimp, and hot or mild chicken links alongside homestyle sides of collard greens and Heart & Soul's signature sweet-potato fries. Guests can cool off with a homemade sweet tea, and question servers about their catered meals that serve up to 100 guests or one well-mannered giant.:
Dark wood interiors and pleasant music from the centerpiece pianist surround eaters at Buggy Whip's comfy surf-and-turf dining den. The extensive menu offers a host of nourishments. Start by diving for fruits of the sea like the fresh oysters ($12.95 for eight) or smoked salmon ($12.95) before departing on a more filling journey by sailing a canoe of roast beef through a tasty rivulet of au jus ($29.95–$36.95). Buggy Whip's famous Green Goddess dressing adds a divine touch to their crisp salads, which sidekick giant entrée platters, such as the apple sauce-adorned jumbo pork chops ($26.95) and gargantuan slab of the juicy 20- to 22-ounce Delmonico bone-in sirloin steak ($29.95). Nautical tongue travelers can survey Davy Jones's meat locker for marine meals like the Alaska halibut ($26.95) or the scampi butter-soaked, sautéed calamari steak ($21.95).
Few cities are as celebrated for their cuisine as New Orleans, a fact the chefs at Bourbon Street Fish relish in as they grill fillets of red snapper and fry up tender wings of chicken. Po'boys stuffed with spicy sausage, shrimp, and oysters call to mind the tapestry of cultures that influenced Louisiana, while multicolored beads and Mardi Gras finery evoke images of costumed krewes, blaring Dixieland jazz processions, and tourists pretending to know the words to "Iko, Iko". Catering packages bring feasts of fish, French bread, and gumbo to client's doorsteps, while events such as Steve Harvey's Hoodie Awards and New Orleans Saints viewing parties draw accolades from visiting foodies and crowds of homesick Louisianans.
Philippe Chow is a very patient man. Upon moving to New York City in 1979, the native of China and aspiring chef spent a quarter-century perfecting his techniques. He learned how to prepare both dim sum and traditional entrees, as well as the fine art of hand-pulling noodles at the acclaimed Mr. Chow in New York. Finally, in 2005, he set out on his own, opening an eponymous restaurant where he serves as the owner and chef.
Philippe's guests would do well to embrace his patience, particularly if ordering the crown jewel of the menu: a seven-pound peking duck with homemade pancakes that takes 45 minutes to specially prepare. It's been named "Best of New York" by New York Magazine, putting it in great company with other press favorites such as chicken satay. Between the acclaimed menu and the upscale decor, it's not surprising that the restaurant has attracted some of New York's best icons: a 2008 Met Gala afterparty held at the Manhattan location was attended by Ivanka Trump, Anna Wintour, Blake Lively, the Statue of Liberty's food taster, and Mr. Big himself, Chris Noth.