For a quick bite to eat, West Brook Inn's menu is packed with all-American options everyone will love.
Those looking for a meal that's low in fat won't find it at West Brook Inn, where hearty, tasty meals come first.
Take a peek at the drink menu here, and make sure to sample something off the list.
Parents appreciate West Brook Inn's kid-friendly attitude, and little ones are often seen dining out with the adults.
Time to cheers to another week in the can at West Brook Inn.
West Brook Inn can provide comfortable seating options for parties of any size.
Sit outside at West Brook Inn and soak up the sun on those nice summer days.
Reserve a table ahead of time and avoid the lines.
Folks tend to dress down at West Brook Inn, so keep comfort in mind when heading to the restaurant.
Impress the guests at your next gathering by calling in West Brook Inn for catering.
Or, take your food to go.
Drivers can take advantage of the parking lot near West Brook Inn and save time on hunting for a parking spot.
Bikers can store their bikes safely while they enjoy a meal at West Brook Inn.
West Brook Inn is a mid-priced establishment, with the average meal costing under $30.
Enjoy traditional American cuisine at Ruby Tuesday, home of American comfort food.
This place will leave you feeling satisfied no matter what kind of dietary needs you have.
Order a bottle for the table if you like — this restaurant has a full bar stocked with the best wine, beer, and more.
Parents, bring your kids along to this restaurant, where you'll find a family-friendly menu and ambience.
Ruby Tuesday wants guests to dine in comfort, so save that stuffy suit for another date.
Throwing a big party? Count on Ruby Tuesday to provide top-notch catering with the same great dishes you love.
Some say walking is the greatest thing in life. This restaurant knows it's carryout.
Valet parking is available at Ruby Tuesday for those who need it.
Prices at Ruby Tuesday are moderate — most diners plunk down about $30 per meal.
What's your favorite meal of the day? Chow down on breakfast, lunch, and dinner at Ruby Tuesday and taste test your way through the menu.
Don't put it off any longer, and give Ruby Tuesday a try.
So enjoy a casual dining experience at Ruby Tuesday and load up on some classic American dishes.
You can't beat the classics. Stop in at Chimney Rock Inn for some good home American cooking.
Youngsters don't need to sit out a trip to this restaurant — it's super family-friendly and perfect for little diners and their folks.
Hop online in no time using Chimney Rock Inn's free wifi.
Chimney Rock Inn is a local restaurant that accommodates both large and small groups.
Get to the restaurant early to have your pick of tables — with its no-reservation policy, the place can fill up at busy times.
This restaurant offers carryout for your convenience.
Catering makes it easier to organize any event, and Chimney Rock Inn will ensure that it is delicious.
Drivers can make use of the parking lots near Chimney Rock Inn.
Store your bike safely at one of the main bike racks near Chimney Rock Inn.
No matter what you choose off the menu at Chimney Rock Inn, you won't completely break the bank with prices averaging around $30.
So when you're on the market for some great American cuisine, check out Chimney Rock Inn.
So enjoy a casual dining experience at Chimney Rock Inn and load up on some classic American dishes.
Come to South Side Grille for a sandwich and side — this eatery serves American cuisine everyone will love.
Quit fat and gluten at South Side Grille, where low-fat fare and G-free offerings are the norm.
This restaurant also operates a bar, so a round of drinks with dinner is not out of the question.
Bring your whole brood to this restaurant, where families can dig in to tasty and kid-friendly fare together.
Don't miss out on the great happy hour deals at South Side Grille.
Bring your laptop here and tap into the complimentary wifi.
The restaurant takes reservations, so you can plan your next get-together ahead of time.
No delivery needed. In and out for carryout.
Many diners choose to drive to South Side Grille, as there are numerous parking options nearby.
If your preferred mode of transit is of the two wheel variety, you're in luck — there's tons of bike parking outside the restaurant.
When you're feeling hungry, head on over to South Side Grille and indulge in a tasty and innovative American dish.
So for some delicious American fare any time of the day, head to South Side Grille.
Featuring a sophisticated presentation of sushi, Ovations Restaurant and Bar is an upscale sushi restaurant that aims to please.
This sushi spot's fully stocked bar is a perk for patrons who enjoy a fine wine (or more) with their meal.
Ovations Restaurant and Bar offers patio seating in the warmer months.
Ovations Restaurant and Bar will be able to accommodate your large party.
Reservations are available for those who prefer to skip the waiting game.
Comfort is prioritized at Ovations Restaurant and Bar, where business casual is the name of the (dress code) game.
What's that you hear? It's carryout at this sushi spot.
At Ovations Restaurant and Bar, you can easily find parking in the lot next door.
A night out here can be a bit pricey, so prepare to shell out a bit more.
If you have always wanted to try sushi, head over to Ovations Restaurant and Bar and get acquainted with the trends and flavors.
Take a culinary tour of Italy when you sample the many deliciously unique dishes at Ovations Restaurant and Bar.
Dressing up the traditional sandwich, Rosina's Restaurant is a go-to lunch spot in Bound Brook's Bound Brook district.
Calling all gluten-free and low-fat diners! Rosina's Restaurant has a multitude of dishes right up your alley that are freshly-prepared and taste amazing.
Unwind with a glass of wine or cocktail with your meal — this restaurant has a wonderful selection of drinks to accompany your dinner.
Bask in the sun (or moon!) light when you dine on Rosina's Restaurant's outdoor patio.
Enjoy the vibe here with a business casual dress code.
Can't get enough of Rosina's Restaurant's tasty dishes? They also offer a catering service for parties and events.
If you need to get somewhere fast, the restaurant also serves up grub to go.
We're happy to report we have parking available onsite. We'll meet you here.
Typical diners should plan to spend about $30 per person on Rosina's Restaurant's moderately priced fare.
So put a spin on your regular lunch routine with a delicious sandwich from Rosina's Restaurant.
Prospect Park designers Frederick Law Olmsted and Calvert Vaux famously preferred the airy lawns of this Brooklyn oasis to their earlier design of Manhattan’s Central Park. So if you're heading to the park for a show, it makes sense to make a day of it and spend some time on its sunny, open meadows. Before the doors open, cool off (and use real bathrooms!) while enjoying an affordable meal at any one of these restaurants, all within a 10-minute walk of the park.
For alfresco diners: Brooklyn Larder (228 Flatbush Ave.)
OK, this isn’t a restaurant, though there are a few tables for eating and a good lunch special: sandwich, chips, beer or soda, and a cookie for $15, available 11 a.m.–3 p.m. If you prefer dining alfresco, come here for a fantastic selection of cheeses, breads, salads, and any number of jams, jellies, and preserves in cute jars to eat in the park. Drinking alcohol in the park is, of course, prohibited and can lead to a ticket. On an unrelated note, Brooklyn Larder has a great selection of beers, starting with Dale’s Pale Ale cans for $2.50 each.
For cheap vegetarians: Dao Palate (329 Flatbush Ave.)
A mainstay of vegetarians, Dao Palate serves fresh vegetables and mock meats in typical Chinese sauces that are a few notches lighter and fresher-tasting than average. Great for larger groups, the big restaurant’s main dishes run around $12, and their filling lunch specials around $9. My favorite, black-pepper seitan on a bed of chinese broccoli, comes with a spring roll and a miso soup to boot.
For those with time to kill: Cubana Cafe (80 6th Ave., right off Flatbush Avenue)
The food here is less of a draw than the cocktails and the decor, but it’s still consistently good, with a menu that hews closely to the dishes I’ve seen served in Havana: black-bean soup, roast chicken with rice, plantains. Most plates are meat-heavy and generous with the portions—beware ordering an appetizer and a main dish unless you’re very hungry. As you wait for the show to begin, linger over a mojito or a cold beer in a breezy dining room painted turquoise, pink, and yellow, where the floor-to-ceiling windows are flung open all summer long.
For picky eaters: 67 Burger (234 Flatbush Ave.)
With a long and flexible list of food options, 67 Burger has something to please everyone. The menu has your cheeseburgers, your curly fries, and your Lagunitas on tap, but also real salads and two veggie-burger options, all of which can be customized with many extras like goat cheese, chipotle mayo, and olive tapenade. Burgers range from $6.75 to $10. There’s also a wine selection and something called a beer shake, which intrigued me but not enough to try it on a weekday alone.
Photos by Kasia Mychajlowycz.
The saying “less is more” has perhaps never been truer than it is at Porchetta (110 E. 7th St.) and Porsena (21 E. 7th St.). At both East Village hot spots, Chef Sara Jenkins has built a cult following by keeping her menus tightly focused rather than trying to do it all. Crowds gather at Porchetta to savor one specific thing: slow-roasted pork (served in varying ways yet always the central focus of each dish). At Porsena, they come for perfectly cooked artisanal pasta.
Jenkins’s straightforward approach reflects a distinctly Italian state of mind, which makes sense, considering her upbringing around Tuscany and Rome. Mario Batali summed it up succinctly when he called her “one of the few chefs in America who understands Italy and how Italians eat."
“I think Italians in Italy eat with a certain fairness that Americans and Italian-Americans don’t have,” Jenkins said, asked about what prompted Batali’s praise. “An Italian is perfectly happy with a perfectly cooked artisanal spaghetti with great olive oil and chilies, while an American would want to add three or four [more] ingredients.”
When Jenkins isn’t working in her own kitchens, she can often be found exploring other rich, delicious, and straightforward flavors around the city. Here are a few of her favorites.
For Italian (outside of Porsena): “I eat at Cesare Casella’s place on the West Side, Salumeria Rosi Parmacotto (283 Amsterdam Ave.). He’s a Tuscan chef who’s been working in New York for many more years than I have. He’s very authentic.”
For gelato: “Il laboratio del gelato (188 Ludlow St.). They have traditional and nontraditional flavors.”
For espresso: “Abraço Espresso (86 E. 7th St.) on 7th Street. They are maniacal about making it right.”
For wine or cocktails: “I like to drink wine at Bar Veloce (175 2nd Ave.) on 2nd Avenue. It’s an Italian wine bar that’s been there more than 10 years. It’s not over the top, not pretentious or precious. Just a great wine selection in a nice space.”
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The dim sum lunch, or yum cha (literally “drink tea”), is the Cantonese answer to Spanish tapas. It is as much a tradition in New York City's Chinatown as weekend brunch on The Lower East Side. The bustling scene is all too familiar: packed tables, servers pushing metal carts while hawking their selections, the din of impatient, hungry diners. They wait for shrimp dumplings, steamed pork spareribs, roast pork buns, pork and shrimp shu mai -- the seemingly endless variety goes on and on.
But for vegetarians, the choices can be few. When it comes to dim sum, seafood and meat dominate the menu. New York vegetarians need not despair, because there are two very appetizing dim sum havens for non-meat eaters, and they’re right in Chinatown.
Buddha Bodai on Mott Street serves a completely vegetarian and kosher menu of dim sum favorites, ranging from shrimp dumplings to beef rice rolls. The restaurant is usually packed on weekday lunch hours with City Hall municipal types, while the weekend clientele consists of tourists, locals and the environmentally conscientious. An all-day menu of vegetarian iterations of Chinese standards is also on offer, with creative takes on dishes like roast pork and sesame chicken. Using seitan, tofu and yam starch (among other vegetarian and kosher-friendly ingredients) as substitutes, many of these plates will fool even the committed carnivore in appearance and flavor.
The line outside the door on Sunday afternoons may be the best way to spot Vegetarian Dim Sum House on Pell Street. Crowds tend to gather on weekends, anxious for healthy vegetarian takes on traditional dim sum dishes. The array of vegetarian dumplings -- pan fried, watercress, snow pea leaf, monk dumplings -- draw in voracious vegetarians who want the variety of a full-scale dim sum restaurant without sacrificing their principles or lifestyle choices. The menu is comprehensive, full of inventive vegetarian fare using Eastern and Western-style vegetables, not to mention an exhaustive list of diced, sliced or sautéed mushroom dishes. At Vegetarian Dim Sum House, there’s no need to solely imitate meat dishes. Here, vegetables are allowed to take center stage.