Restaurants in New York

Dine-in or Takeout Caribbean Food at FootPrints Cafe Express (Up to 43% Off)

FootPrints Cafe Express

Flatbush - Ditmas Park

$35 $20

(8)

Wide selection of Caribbean-inspired dishes includes "rasta pasta" in 16 styles and jerk chicken

25% Off Your Entire Bill at Merchants NY Cigar Bar. Must Reserve Table on Groupon.

Merchants NY Cigar Bar

Upper East Side

$10 $10

Elegant cigar bar serves time-honored libations and upscale bar snacks alongside its indulgent cigars

Asian Cuisine for Two or Four at Orchid Asian Bistro (40% Off)

Orchid Asian Bistro

Kenmore NW

$25 $15

Eatery dishes out firecracker shrimp, pineapple fried rice, sushi, beef teriyaki, thai cashew chicken, and dragon rolls with eel

Japanese Cuisine for Two or Four at Sakura Home Japanese Restaurant (Up to 50% Off)

Sakura Home Japanese Restaurant

Brighton

$30 $15

(41)

New sushi chef Ken serves up specialty sushi rolls; sizzling hibachi entrees and classic noodle dishes also available

Italian Meal for Two or Four with Prosecco at Tombolino (Up to 50% Off)

Tombolino

Southeast Yonkers

$86.90 $45

A Bon Appétit-recognized chef crafts housemade pasta dishes and italian delicacies such as veal milanese, paired with glasses of Prosecco

25% Off Your Entire Bill at Amber Japanese Fusion. Reservation Through Groupon Required.

Amber Japanese Fusion

Kips Bay

$10 $10

Eatery with an industrial interior serves Asian-fusion cuisine, including specialty sushi rolls and entrees grilled or fried in a wok

Greek, Italian, and American Cuisine at La Piazza (Up to 45% Off). Three Options Available.

La Piazza

Syracuse

$20 $11

Ravioli, saganaki, Atlantic salmon, and chicken parmesan headline a menu that also includes Kobe beef burgers and hand-tossed pizza

Indian Food at Gandhi Restaurant (Up to 50% Off). Two Options Available.

Gandhi Restaurant

Gandhi Indian Restaurant

$20 $11

Chefs whip up Indian specialties such as samosas and curries, tailoring each dish's spice level to customers' personal preferences

$25 for Two Groupons, Each Good for $25 Worth of Japanese Cuisine for Two or More at Ichi Riki ($50 Total Value)

Ichi Riki

Elmsford

$25 $12.50

Spicy tuna rolls, eel-avocado rolls, and bento boxes with tempura and a variety of sides on a savory menu of familiar Japanese cuisine

Puerto Rican Cuisine and Wine for Two or Four at Don Coqui (Up to 53% Off)

Don Coqui

Multiple Locations

$85 $45

NY Times-rated contemporary Puerto Rican cuisine such as paella and braised oxtail enhanced by wine, salsa dancing, and rich family history

Baker's Dozen Bagels with Cream Cheese, or Sandwiches and Drinks at The Bagel Loft (Up to 51% Off)

The Bagel Loft

Tuckahoe

$16 $8

Old-fashioned, hand-rolled bagels topped with fresh ingredients and Boar's Head meats

$11 for $20 Worth of Brick-Oven Pizza and Sicilian Fare at Home Style Pizza in Schenectady

Home Style Pizza

Schenectady

$20 $11

Chefs craft brick-oven pies with 20+ toppings, layer meat between fresh bread, and cook Sicilian-style fare in family eatery open since 1972

$11 for $22 Worth of Sushi and Hibachi Cuisine for Two at Mitsuba

Mitsuba

Multiple Locations

$22 $11

(10)

Delectable sushi such as Crazy Eel rolls and Sunshine rolls, with spicy crabmeat and avocado, as well as hibachi salmon, shrimp, and steak

Prix-Fixe Sushi Meal for Two or Four or Take-Out for Up to Four at Cucumber Sushi and Salad Bar (Up to 52% Off)

Cucumber Sushi and Salad Bar

Cucumber Sushi

$60 $29

Chefs at trendy sushi joint craft traditional and creative rolls for diners primed with premeal soup and salad

Japanese Food at Ichiro Modern Japanese Cuisine (50% Off). Four Options Available.

Ichiro Modern Japanese Cuisine

White Plains

$40 $20

Sushi, sashimi, and innovative Japanese food

Italian Lunch or Italian Dinner for Two or Four at Moma Ristorante Italiano (Up to 48% Off)

Moma Ristorante Italiano

Webster

$20 $12

Pastas topped with housemade meatballs and marinara, salads drizzled in housemade vinaigrettes, and scallops coated in a pesto cream sauce

Upscale American Dinner and Drinks for Two or Four at The Topper Social Club (Up to 58% Off)

The Topper Social Club

South End

$82 $35

Divided into a dining room and music venue, club serves upscale American cuisine alongside draft beers and house wine

Barbecue at Brunswick BBQ and Brew (Up to 50% Off). Two Options Available.

Brunswick BBQ and Brew

Brunswick

$20 $11

In a rustic restaurant with stone walls and exposed beams, diners enjoy barbecue favorites such as ribs, brisket, and pulled-pork sandwiches

Caribbean and Latin American Cuisine at Sazon Dominicano (Up to 50% Off). Three Options Available.

Sazon Dominicano

Freeport

$40 $20

(19)

Chefs serve family-style Caribbean and Latin American staples, from Cuban sandwiches to paella, within a sleekly designed dining room

All-Natural Global Dinner Cuisine at West East All Natural Bar and Bistro (45% Off). Three Options Available.

West East All Natural Bar and Bistro

West East Bistro

$50 $29

Sustainable, organic cuisine such as grass-fed steaks, seafood and hormone-free pork; vegetarian, gluten-free and allergen-friendly options

Persian and Mediterranean Cuisine at Sufiya's Grill (Up to 52% Off). Two Options Available.

Sufiya's Grill

East Meadow

$25 $12

(12)

Diverse menu includes grilled kebabs, seafood entrees, stews, and vegetarian dishes such as moussaka and falafel

Southern Cuisine for Two or Four or Carry-Out at Catfish Cafe (Up to 45% Off)

Catfish Cafe

Springfield Gardens

$20 $11

(15)

Southern specialities include baked or fried chicken, blackened catfish, barbecue wings, and mac and cheese

Casual American Food at Greece/Penfield Hots (45% Off). Two Options Available.

Greece/Penfield Hots

Multiple Locations

$20 $11

All-American dishes such as cheeseburgers, pulled pork, fried-fish dinners, and hot dogs topped with the house hot sauce

$29 for a Dinner for Two with Appetizers, Entrees, and Wine at Athenian Greek Taverna (Up to $69 Value)

Athenian Greek Taverna

Commack

$69 $29

(149)

Traditional Greek menu includes hummus, flaming cheese, and seafood starters, as well as grilled kebabs, spinach pie, and whole grilled fish

Italian Dinner for Two or Four at The Savoy Restaurant (Up to 42% Off)

The Savoy Restaurant

Rome

$59 $35

(80)

Veal parmigiana, Tuscan ribeye with garlic mashed potatoes, fettucini carbonara, lasagna, shrimp scampi, and linguini and clams

Indian Dinner with Wine for Two or Four at Bombay Grill (53% Off)

Bombay Grill

New City

$84.70 $40

Indian meat & veggie kebabs, biryani & curries travel from traditional tandoor oven into bright dining room with hardwood floors

German Food at The Currywurst Company (Up to 45% Off). Three Options Available.

The Currywurst Company

Long Beach

$30 $17

Currywurst in varieties including traditional, veal, buffalo, iberico, and kobe, alongside wild boar, venison, elk, and chicken bratwurst

Tapas and Sangria for Two or Four, or $15 for $25 Worth of Tapas at Sangria Tapas Bar & Restaurant

Sangria Tapas Bar & Restaurant

Sangria Tapas Bar & Restaurant

$103 $49

Enjoy up to 10 shareable plates of shrimp in a spicy lemon-butter sauce, stuffed peppers, and Spanish omelets alongside authentic sangria

American Meal with Wine for Two or Four at The Powderhorn Restaurant at Roaring Brook Ranch (Up to 48% Off)

Roaring Brook Ranch

Lake George

$67.40 $35

Charbroiled strip steak, deep-fried scallops, shrimp scampi, vegetarian ravioli, fried chicken, and BBQ ribs served with house wine

Italian Dinner for Two or Four at Solé (Up to 51% Off)

Solé

Oceanside

$50 $25

(113)

Chef Bobby Carmosino crafts Italian-inspired cuisine from fresh ingredients and some family recipes.

Burgers at Johnny's Burgers (Up to 50% Off). Two Options Available.

Johnny's Burgers

Centereach

$10 $5

Burgers, wings, and other simple American food favorites served in a fifties-themed diner

Pizzas, Wings, Subs, and Nonalcoholic Drinks at John's Pizza & Subs (45% Off).

John's Pizza & Subs

Multiple Locations

$20 $11

(13)

Hot and cold subs, gourmet pizzas includes 3 Cheese Steak, Chicken Finger, and Big Mac themes, and wings from a 32-year-old pizzeria

Whiskey, Beer, and Appetizer for Two or $15 for $30 Worth of Pub Food and Beer at Blue Ribbon Tavern

Blue Ribbon Tavern

Spring Valley

$38 $19

Gourmet sandwiches pair with flights of whiskey and craft and classic beers

American Breakfast, Lunch, or Dinner for Two or Four at Murdock's (Up to 50% Off)

Murdock's

Sherman

$20 $12

Hand-pressed hamburgers on homemade buns, wings made to order in homemade sauces, heaping plates of spaghetti and meatballs

Pizza Meal at Little Enrico's Pizzeria (Up to 50% Off). Two Options Available.

Little Enrico's Pizzeria

Franklin Square

$24.02 $12

Eatery makes fresh pizza with toppings such as meatballs, anchovies, onions, and mushrooms, and pairs it with garlic bread and soda

Italian Dinner for Two or Four at Il Sogno Ristorante (Up to 57% Off)

Il Sogno Ristorante

Port Chester

$92 $40

(103)

Praised by the New York Times, the Italian eatery's year-round and seasonal specialties include lobster ravioli in creamy aurora sauce.

Spanish and Latin American Food for Two or Four or More at Mina's Spanish Kitchen (50% Off)

Mina's Spanish Kitchen

Multiple Locations

$20 $10

(33)

Seafood platters, hearty sandwiches, and other dishes that fuse culinary inspirations from Spain and Latin America

Mexican Food for Two or Four at Mexico Lindo Cafe (45% Off)

Mexico Lindo Cafe

Middletown

$20 $11

Green and red moles top pork ribs and chicken, corn tortillas are stuffed with cheese and deep fried, and housemade chorizo caps nachos

$15 for $30 Worth of Lunch or Dinner at Taste of Africa

Taste of Africa

Deer Park

$30 $15

(14)

Chef Isaac's West African menu includes goat soup, yams with spinach, and vegan/vegetarian options—plus American fare like cheeseburgers

Pizza Meal for Two or Four or Chicken-Parmigiana Meal for Eight at Harrison Pizza and Pasta (Up to 58% Off)

Harrison Pizza and Pasta

Harrison New York

$28.97 $14

Pizza dinners placate tongues with one-topping pizzas, salad, and ziti; catered chicken parmigiana brings a backup of mixed salads

$10 for $20 Worth of Pub Food at Momo’s Sports Bar & Grill

Momo's Sports Bar & Grill

Holbrook

$20 $10

Platefuls of signature wings and burgers, fried appetizers, and domestic brews distract eaters from games broadcasting from TV screens

Steak and Seafood for Dinner at Mill Creek Tavern (Up to 50% Off). Two Options Available.

Mill Creek Tavern

Bayville

$50 $25

(110)

Bayville staple serves hearty helpings of tender steak, Prince Edward Island mussels, and seafood pot pie with lobster, shrimp, and scallops

Golf with Cart Rental and Food for Two or Four at Pioneer Hills Golf Course and Duffers Pub (Up to 47% Off)

Pioneer Hills Golf Course and Duffers Pub

Ballston Spa

$74 $42

Pairs tackle par 70, 18-hole course that spans 5,371 yards of Saratoga County's lush landscape

Dinner for Two or $15 for $30 Worth of Japanese Cuisine for Dinner at Shiki Japanese Restaurant

Shiki Japanese Restaurant

Smithtown

$30 $15

(134)

Feast on dishes such as vegetable tempura, lobster salad, chicken teriyaki, hibachi salmon, and creative sushi rolls

Italian Dinner Cuisine for Two or Four at Deco 1600 (Up to 59% Off)

Deco 1600

Carlyle at the Palace

$50 $27.50

(14)

Grilled pizzas, pasta ala vodka, sirloin in cognac reduction, and arancini served in art-deco dining room

NFL Viewing Package with Food and Drinks or All-Season VIP Viewing Package at Studio Square (Up to 64% Off)

Studio Square

Astoria

$38 $19

Viewing packages let sports fans watch hard-hitting games as they chase spicy chicken wings with frosty pitchers of select beer

$22 for $40 Worth of Japanese Cuisine at Okinawa Hibachi Steakhouse

Okinawa Hibachi Steakhouse

Ossining

$40 $22

Chefs prepare hibachi meals at traditional teppanyaki tables; sushi leaves the bar in the form of specialty rolls and simple sashimi

Burgers & Tap Craft Beer for 2 or 4 with Appetizers at Croxley's Ale House - Rockville Centre (Up to 52% Off)

Croxley's Ale House

Rockville Centre

$55.85 $27

Ale house is proud to serve countless draft and bottled craft beers, including some made on Long Island, alongside traditional pub fare

Gastropub Cuisine for Dinner at Wunderbar & Bistro (45% Off). Two Options Available.

Wunderbar & Bistro

Hudson

$40 $22

Four kinds of schnitzel, pot roast, steak, and grilled chicken carbonara pair with local brews and apple pie

Pizzeria Cuisine for Two or Four, or $12 for $20 Worth of Carryout or Delivery at Gallery Pizza

Gallery Pizza

Garden City

$20 $12

(10)

Eatery creates chicken cacciatore, grilled pork chops, baked ziti pizza, sausage and pepper rolls, and homemade meatballs with tomato sauce

New American Food for Lunch or Brunch or Carryout at The Savoy Tavern (Up to 50% Off). Two Options Available.

The Savoy Tavern

Merrick

$30 $15

(93)

Lobster truffle mac 'n' cheese, pan-seared yellowfin tuna, roasted organic chicken, pork belly rice bowl, and veal chop parmesan

$14 for $20 Worth of Upscale Comfort Food During Lunch for Two or More at Mericana

Mericana

Lockport

$20 $14

Chef Michael Zambito serves seasonally changing menu of upscale American comfort food with ingredients from local farmers

$35 for $60 Worth of Aged Steaks, Seafood, and Wine at Pace's Steak House

Pace's Steak House

Hauppauge

$60 $35

(54)

24-hour marinated aged steaks, twin lobster tails, rack of baby lamb, and extensive wine list

Healthy All-Natural Cafe Food for Breakfast or Lunch at A Natural Way Cafe (42% Off). Two Options Available.

A Natural Way Cafe

Altamont

$6.50 $3.75

Healthy and natural foods crafted locally

Michelin Bib Gourmand Award-Winning Cuban Dinner with Sangria for Two or Four at Havana Cafe (Up to 51% Off)

Havana Cafe

Bronx

$66 $35

(100)

Snack on appetizers such as green plantains with bacon and shrimp, followed by pan-fried pork chops and glasses of sangria

Continental Cuisine and Drinks at Casablanca Cafe (45% Off). Two Options Available.

Casablanca Cafe

Lynbrook

$40 $22

Inspired by one of the 20th century's most iconic films, this bistro specializes in live music and continental cuisine

$15 for $30 Worth of Italian Food at Mamma Cucina's

Mamma Cucina's

Ronkonkoma

$30 $15

(18)

Baked ziti, chicken parmigiana, and veal cutlets alongside Buffalo wings and a full wine list

Italian Dinner for Two or Four or Lunch at Enzo's (Up to 50% Off)

Enzo's

Mamaroneck

$80 $40

Homemade pasta and flavorful chicken and steak dishes decorate linen-topped tables at eatery with outdoor seating

Dinner for Two or Four or More at Thom Thom Steak & Seafood (Up to 50% Off)

Thom Thom Steak & Seafood

Wantagh

$30 $15

(14)

Crispy bang bang shrimp, crazy tuna rolls, house-marinated skirt steak, miso-glazed chilean sea bass

Two Hours of Pool for Two or Four with Pub Food and Drinks at Raxx Pool Room, Sports Bar & Grill (Up to 57% Off)

Raxx Pool Room, Sports Bar & Grill

West Hempstead

$53 $25

(16)

Players take aim on pristine pool tables and nosh on burgers and wraps between turns

$11 for Two Groupons, Each Good for $10 Worth of Sandwiches at Dugan's Sandwich Shop ($20 Value)

Dugan's Sandwich Shop

Woodbury

$10 $5.50

Antique-filled shop serves up breakfast and hot and cold sandwiches such as smoked-turkey reubens served on fresh baked bread each morning

$30 for $60 Worth of Italian Food at Nick's Tuscan Grill

Nick's Tuscan Grill

Mineola

$60 $30

Lobster ravioli, sauteed lemon chicken, gorgonzola-crusted rib eye, and pizza with house-made meatballs

Greek Meal with Entree, Soup, Side, and Dessert for Two or Four at The Greek Grill of Huntington (Up to 46% Off)

The Greek Grill of Huntington

Elwood

$51.80 $29

An entree such as gyro or souvlaki is paired with soup, side, and dessert.

Indian Dinner for Two or Four at Karavalli Regional Cuisine of India (Up to 51% Off)

Karavalli Regional Cuisine of India

Nanuet

$56 $33

Freshly baked naan pairs with authentic curries, tandoori dishes, and specialties made from lamb, seafood, and vegetables

$12 for Two Small Reggaefest Chicken Combo Meals at Golden Krust Caribbean Bakery and Grill (Up to $25 Value)

Golden Krust Caribbean Bakery and Grill

Multiple Locations

$25 $12

(18)

A chicken patty, jerk chicken, stew chicken, or curried chicken served alongside rice, beans, and cabbage salad or plantains

Upscale Mediterranean Dinner with Dessert and Drinks for Two or Four at Fig & Olive (Up to 51% Off)

Fig & Olive

Westchester

$127 $65

(81)

Executive Chef, Pascal Lorange, creates his menu by choosing seasonal ingredients from select farmers to create flavorful meals

$35 for $70 Worth of Indian Dinner for Two or More People at The Curry Club

The Curry Club

Long Island

$70 $35

Low-fat yogurt coats dark-meat chicken kebabs, and tandoori oven bakes spicy warmth into salmon tikka masala at Zagat-rated eatery

$12 for $20 Worth of American Breakfast and Lunch at Ugly Rooster Cafe

The Ugly Rooster Cafe

Mechanicville

$20 $12

Breakfast favorites such as pancakes and french toast with hints of vanilla and nutmeg; fresh burritos, burgers, and sandwiches such as BLTs

$11 for Two Groupons, Each Good for Three Tacos and a Drink at Maria's Deli ($20 Value)

Maria's Deli

Pearl River

$10 $5.50

(45)

In a casual restaurant, tacos are heaped with your choice of meat and fresh veggies, and garnished with lime slices

Japanese-French Fusion and Thai Cuisine for Dinner for Two or Four at Laverne of Great Neck (Up to 50% Off)

Laverne of Great Neck

Great Neck Plaza

$30 $15

(62)

Japanese, French, and Thai cuisines overlap culinary worlds; voted among the top of Long Island's fusion restaurants

Four-Course French Dinner for Two or Four at La Panetière (Half Off). Four Options Available.

La Panetière

Rye

$166 $80

(192)

Weekly rotating menu of contemporary French cuisine at AAA Four Diamond Award–winning restaurant lauded in New York Times

One-Dozen Bagels and Two Medium Tubs of Cream Cheese or $70 Toward Catering (Up to 44% Off)

The Bagel Shoppe

Fishkill

$18 $10

Start the morning right with bagels and cream cheese, or cater an event with everything from Party Hero's to Artistically Prepared Platters

Southern Food and Barbecue for Two or Four or More at Center Street Smokehouse (Up to 52% Off)

Center Street Smokehouse

Batavia

$25 $12

(138)

Chefs slow cook barbecue ribs with hickory and oak wood and bake baskets of cheese biscuits, complimentary with each order

Comfort Food at Jade's Restaurant (45% Off). Two Options Available.

Jade's Restaurant

Bellevue

$20 $11

Classic comfort food options include spaghetti and meatballs, hot roast beef sandwiches, and chicken tenders

Seafood at Jackson Road House (50% Off). Two Options Available.

Jackson Road House

Seaford

$30 $15

Restaurant's menu is filled with seafood, such as tempura-fried shrimp, blackened catfish, and whole baked clams, along with pub specials

$25 for $50 Worth of Sports-Bar Food at CANZ Roadhouse

CANZaciti Roadhouse

Westbury

$50 $25

(29)

Spread of sports-bar fare includes steak burgers, Jack Daniels barbecue salmon, and Canz "Almost Famous" wings doused in a variety of sauces

$11 for Two Groupons, Each good for $10 Worth of Asian-Fusion Cuisine at Spicy Thai

Spicy Thai

Lincoln Park

$10 $5.50

Thai and Asian-fusion dishes served on colorful plates amid alluring aromas and Southeast Asian artwork

Steakhouse Dinner for Two or Four at Scotch 'n Sirloin (Up to 47% Off)

Scotch 'n Sirloin

Amherst

$30 $17

(3)

Rustic, cabin-style restaurant serves top sirloin, slow-roasted prime rib, and fresh seafood

Dinner for Two or Four at Jessie's Fireshack & Pizzeria (Up to 60% Off)

Jessie's Fireshack & Pizzeria

New Hyde Park

$61.80 $25.95

(5)

Menu of southwestern and Latin-infused comfort foods includes a Bacardi rum burger, mashed potato-topped hot dog, and beef empanadas

Select Local Merchants

At Good, the staff members take the restaurant's namesake in several different directions. Chef Steven J. Picker and his crew strive to create a menu of good casual comfort cuisine by sourcing it locally. But the good doesn't stop there. The eatery is also a High Road Restaurant, which means it follows the Restaurant Opportunities Center of New York's guidelines for fair treatment of its employees.

Think Globally, Eat Locally

Picker believes it's important to not only honor the food on the plate, but pay attention to how the food gets there. That's why many of the ingredients on Good's menu, such as the ones below, are locally sourced.

  • Good's roasted-chicken entree uses organic poultry that is humanely raised on Bell & Evans farm in nearby Fredericksburg, Pennsylvania.
  • The lunch menu features a club sandwich made with Lioni Latticini, Inc.'s fresh, whole-milk mozzarella cheese, which is made in New Jersey.
  • Guests will find brook trout among their options on the dinner menu. The fish are native to many North American waters, including the Hudson Bay basin and coastal areas of New Jersey.

From the Press * "It is possible to eat unusually, eclectically and very well at Good." ? New York Times * "Begin with a Sandia Limonada, with watermelon-infused vodka, triple sec, and fresh lemonade, end with hot orange-scented doughnuts served with three sauces . . . and the name will seem something of an understatement." ? New York magazine * "When the food does come, you may mentally rename the place 'great,' or even 'wonderful.' Evoking the latter are two plump chicken sausages and a side of crispy mushroom polenta cake, while a BBQ pulled-pork entr?e . . . approaches the former." ? TimeOut New York * "Yes, it's true: this charming local fave lives up to its preordained reputation, and has done so since opening . . . The pale, earthy, and appealing dining room has a soothing, intimate, and laid-back air, as if to whisper, 'Stop by anytime.' . . . The menu displays a greatest-hits list of comfort food favorites that are given a globally inspired turn." ? Michelin Guide

89 Greenwich Ave.
New York,
NY
US

Cosmas Bisticas's life took him to Greece on two separate occasions. The first was a family move that allowed him to spend most of his adolescence surrounded by Athenian street markets. The second was a sojourn after culinary school, which allowed him to learn about the evolution of Greek cuisine as he cooked in the country's restaurants. Together, these two experiences taught Chef Bisticas to appreciate the ingredients, flavors, and techniques that define Greece's culinary traditions, as well as the efforts of contemporary Greek chefs who embrace their regional identity through modern cooking. As the consulting chef for Zagat-rated Okeanos, Chef Bisticas allows his insight to shape the menu of time-honored staples and updated classics. This selection prominently features whole fish, including grilled striped bass that the Village Voice placed on its 2010 list of 100 Dishes to Eat Now and praised for its delicate flavors of rosemary and bay leaves. The menu also presents classics—wood-grilled-eggplant salad and spanakopita—and updated alternatives, such as mussels steamed in a lobster-bisque-butter sauce. To complement this range of flavors, the restaurant’s wine list draws heavily from vineyards throughout the Grecian islands. Clustered branches hang from the ceiling almost like driftwood, lending a rustic vibe to the restaurant's casual ambiance. Simple wooden tables are lined up across the earthen tile floors, catching the natural light that streams through the french doors and reflects off the stark-white walls. A glass display case at one end of the bar brims with whole fish, reminding diners of the eatery's commitment to Mediterranean cuisine.

314 7th Ave
Brooklyn,
NY
US

During New York's golden age, when big-band music filled the streets and Tommy Dorsey and Count Basie reigned supreme in regal zoot suits, Ellsworth Statler held court at the Hotel Pennsylvania. Known as much for its delicious food as it was for its swanky shows, the hotel became the standard of swingin' cool by which all others were measured. Today, the same spirit that propelled Ellsworth Statler to greatness inhabits his namesake: the Statler Grill. Using classic midcentury charm and more than four decades of experience in the restaurant business, the owners of Statler Grill reanimate the New York of decades past, time-warping diners as they sit at tables cloaked in white linens amid muted lighting. Artwork festoons the walls, adding warm hues and a jubilant air while frosted glass and earth-toned walls segment the dining room for more romantic dining and more covert fantasy baseball meetings. An adjoining bar serves up a similar sophistication, with a menu of light fare appropriate for an after-work snack, or after a game, being located across the street from Madison Square Garden.

For dinner, the kitchen lines classic new york prime sirloins and porterhouses with the marks of the char grill. Seafood arrives fresh daily to offer the best flavors of the deep blue, including Prince Edward Island mussels, Long Island clams, and fried calamari. The chefs' traditional and inventive American fare complements every meal of the day, from eggs benedict for brunch to filet mignon for supper and Maryland crab cakes for late night sleep eating. All of this fancy fare doesn't get in the way of friendly service, though; the restaurant's friendly waitstaff and knowledgable bartenders earned glowing praise from the foodies at Midtown Lunch.

136 W 33rd St
New York,
NY
US

At Cozumel Grill & Tequila Bar, good food, drinks, and entertainment reward diners drawn in by the bright, laid-back atmosphere. While diners nosh on spicy barbecue wings, bartenders put out mouth fires with 40 domestic and imported beer selections and 30 types of tequila, along with a lineup of frozen drinks and specialty cocktails. Chefs bake corn tortilla-based chicken or beef enchiladas with cheese and ranchero sauce, and satisfy vegetarians or reformed steak knives with equally tempting eats such as grilled veggie tacos with roasted red peppers and goat cheese. The restaurant is housed in an historic carriage house, where brick walls and a cobblestone-like floor create a pleasant contrast against party lights and multiple TVs. During warmer months, patrons entertain themselves by listening to live music on the patio, while winter's howls are drowned out by the cheers of pool or darts players and the exuberant zither music that mysteriously emanates from the cozy fireplace.

153 Elmwood Ave
Buffalo,
NY
US

Flames dance inside the wood-fired oven at The Gate House Cafe, heating its gleaming surfaces to temperatures as high as 700 degrees. The oven's radiant heat is the backbone of the eatery's rustic, comfort-driven menu, yielding dishes that range from gourmet pizzas and chicken wings to wood-fired macaroni and goat cheese.

Neapolitan-Style Pizzas

Gate House Cafe's pizzas are named after Rochester landmarks, but their culinary inspiration comes from southern Italy. Chef Ross Hopkins and his team knead dough made with Tipo 00 Italian flour, topping it off with organic mozzarella and tomatoes from San Marzano valley. They serve creative pies, too, such as the ones below, and often use ingredients from their organic garden.

A Conscientious Culinary Philosophy

Conscientious culinary practices are intrinsic to the menu at The Gate House Cafe. Hopkins and his team embrace sustainability by serving cage-free eggs and organic dairy products. The restaurant goes beyond using ecofriendly ingredients, though. The Gate House Cafe operates solely on solar and wind power.
The MAG The Park Avenue
Asiago and ricotta cheeses lend an extra layer of creaminess to the MAG pie, and fried eggplant adds toothsome texture. Hummus is an unexpected pizza-topper, but here, it works well alongside grilled vegetables, goat cheese, roasted garlic, and tomato coulis.
The Strasenburgh Gluten-Free or Vegan
With toppings that include blackened sirloin, blue cheese, and asparagus, The Strasenburgh delivers the sumptuousness of a steak-house dinner in pizza form. Chef Hopkins is happy to accommodate gluten-free and vegan diners.
274 N Goodman St.
Rochester,
NY
US

In 1909, Frank Pepe immigrated to the United States from his native town of Maiori, Italy. He was poor, illiterate, and just 16 years old?but he had a strong work ethic. After a stint in a New Haven factory and service as an Italian solider in World War I, he settled down for good in New Haven with his wife, Filomena, and started a bakery delivery service. But because he couldn?t read, he had trouble deciphering the orders. So he started having his customers come to him, and in 1925, he and Filomena added a simple item to the menu: Neapolitan-style pizzas.

To this day, the staff still heats up coal-fired ovens to bake the original tomato pies that Frank and Filomena first made famous. They can also add toppings such as bacon, Italian-imported anchovies, and house-roasted red peppers to their pizzas, or create specialty pies such as their signature white clam with olive oil, fresh garlic, and oregano. Diners can pair their pies with Pepe?s salad, tossed in balsamic vinaigrette, or have the server tap draft brews such as Sam Adams Boston Lager and Peroni. They?ve served Foxon Park soda since 1925, so diners can request bottles of cream soda or diet white-birch beer made from only the sveltest birch trees.

1955 Central Park Ave
Yonkers,
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