Pantano's Kitchen keeps its chefs busy all day. Starting with the morning's frittatas and pancakes, they transition to paninis, burgers, and deli fare as the hours progress. But they'll gladly make breakfast specialties all day alongside the more than 200 menu options diverse enough to please entire families or each head of a picky Cerberus. As diners deliberate further on build-your-own burger and salad choices, flat-screen TVs flicker with stock quotes and sporting events.
Berrylicious's confectionary connoisseurs sate bodily cravings with sweet eats, all of which are kosher. Numerous yogurt flavors, such as rich vanilla, chocolate, kiwi strawberry, snickerdoodle, and pomegranate ($2.75–$5.25), construct a solid frozen-treat foundation. Next, more than 30 toppings adorn towering flavor walls with candy-store favorites such as Kit Kat bits, Oreos, or chocolate chips or healthy add-ons such as strawberry, pineapple, or mango chunks to satisfy contractual obligations to the food pyramid. For portable delectables, Berrylicious also proffers sugar-free fruit smoothies ($4.50) and cupcakes piled with frosting ($2.25).
Stepping into Walt Itgen's Ice Cream Parlour may feel a little like stepping back in time. Not much has changed in the shop's 40 year history?the hot fudge sundaes are still topped with real homemade whipped cream, and the malts and milkshakes are still thick enough to eat with a spoon. The charm of the homemade ice cream creations is only enhanced by the shop's vintage surrounds, which include a long counter with red leather stools, and booths that offer just enough privacy for couples on first dates or adults who like to play with their food without ridicule.
In the early 1970s, after years spent as an analyst in the cocoa industry, John Whaley began experimenting with chocolate in his home. As he worked, he devised a simple recipe for truffles: a secret concoction of whole cream, butter, and cocoa powder. In 1973, he founded 5th Avenue Chocolatiere to preserve and share his findings. Though only three people and one ominous floating brain know the recipe today, shop staff reveals that they hand-craft all of their confections using 100% natural Belgian chocolate.
Each day, the staff casts chocolates in more than 10,000 molds such as motorcycles, New York icons, and dinosaurs. They also turn strawberries and apricots into chocolate-covered fruits, and inject more than 15 flavored truffles with fillings such as raspberry, green tea, and champagne. At children's birthday parties held in private rooms, certified teachers help children mold their own candy on a 40 ft. enrobing machine, as well as dip their own pretzels or little sisters' toys in chocolate.
For the past two decades, Steinberg’s Kosher Bake Shop has crafted kosher bakery treats along with comforting Jewish delicacies. All sweet vittles are made on location, including babka just like Bubbe’s ($7), mouthwatering meltaways ($7.25), and New York’s famous knishes ($1.75). Indulge in an array of cheesecake flavors ($9 each), or keep it healthy between desserts by visiting the made-to-order salad bar ($6/salad). Select sugar-free goods are available, carefully prepared by raising a wooden spoon to part the batter and mix in a pinch of sucrose-free pixie dust. With a friendly staff, newly renovated store, and plentiful coffee bar, Steinberg's combines the warmth of a family kitchen with the convenience of an urban café.
Cuisine Type: Upscale pub fare
Handicap Accessible: Yes
Number of Tables: 11?25
Parking: Parking lot
Most Popular Offering: Tidbits (serving many varieties)
Alcohol: Full bar
Delivery/Takeout Available: Takeout only
Outdoor Seating: Yes
In your own words, how would you describe your menu?
We have a very extensive menu serving everything from traditional pub fare to steaks, chops, and seafood.
Are there any dishes on the menu you consider to be a hidden gem?not necessarily the most popular, but surprisingly delicious?
[The] chicken chianti, hand-stuffed bacon-and-bleu-cheese burger, jumbo hot wings, [and] pulled-pork tacos
D?cor can say a lot about the type of food a restaurant serves. How does your d?cor inform or reflect your culinary practice?
J. Paul's is separated into two areas by double doors. On one side, customers can unwind in our newly remodeled sports-bar area?a perfect place to meet with friends to watch the big game on one of our 15 flat-screen TVs. On the other side of the doors is our 75-seat intimate and cozy dining room featuring both tables and booths, depending on your preference.
Is there anything else you want to add that we didn't cover?
We have live music every weekend. For gamblers, J. Paul's also has horse wagering on all races nationwide, as well as NYS Quick Draw.