Cliffside Park's It's Greek To Me's classic Greek dishes will take you back to the old world.
Gather up your group of friends and head to It's Greek To Me, a local restaurant that has room for large groups.
It's Greek To Me's outdoor seating is available during the warmer months.
Reserve a table in advance and steer clear of long wait times.
It's Greek To Me's guests are no strangers to casual clothing, and sneakers are spotted around every corner.
This restaurant also offers delivery and take-out options for those who want to make it a night in.
Impress the guests at your next gathering by calling in It's Greek To Me for catering.
At It's Greek To Me, diners can easily find street parking or parking in a nearby lot.
Meals at It's Greek To Me are affordable, with the average tab amounting to about $30 per person.
Head on over to It's Greek To Me first thing in the morning or last thing in the evening — It's Greek To Me is open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner.
So when you're craving your Greek favorites, It's Greek To Me will deliver.
Have a relaxing night with a refreshing beverage and tasty pizza at Vincent's Pizzeria.
Calling all gluten-free and low-fat diners! Vincent's Pizzeria has a multitude of dishes right up your alley that are freshly-prepared and taste amazing.
Go ahead and bring your rug rats with you — this pizzeria has kid-friendly food and seating.
It doesn't get much more laid-back than Vincent's Pizzeria, so dress for comfort when you come.
If you need to get somewhere fast, the pizzeria also serves up grub to go.
Love the food so much you want to serve it at your next soiree? No problem — Vincent's Pizzeria offers catering.
Pull up curbside and find simple street parking near Vincent's Pizzeria.
An average meal at Vincent's Pizzeria will set you back about $30.
There's no better place to kick back, relax, and enjoy a tasty pizza than at Vincent's Pizzeria.
If you are looking for a creative and fun pizza joint in town, check out Vincent's Pizzeria.
If you're in the mood for spaghetti and meatballs, Cliffside Park's David's Restaurant serves up an Italian experience in the heart of Cliffside Park.
The whole family can enjoy a meal at this restaurant with its kid-friendly fare.
Don't want to go out tonight but still want great food? Order takeout or delivery from this restaurant.
Don't waste time on public transportation! Bring your own wheels to the restaurant and easily park nearby.
Your bill at David's Restaurant will typically run less than $30 per person, so bring the whole gang!
David's Restaurant accepts all major credit cards, such as Visa, MasterCard, Discover and American Express.
Critics award the most brownie points to the restaurant's dinner offerings, but breakfast and lunch are also available.
David's Restaurant knows how to serve up amazingly tasty dishes that keep you full for days, which is why you should head there straight away for the best meal this week!
Dress down for your next pizza party — Donnagio's Pizzeria serves a low-key slice.
Take the kids along too — this pizzeria is a great spot for families with food that even little ones will love.
Prefer to dine from the comfort of your own couch? Swing by this pizzeria for carryout, or have them come to you with delivery.
Ample parking is located near Donnagio's Pizzeria.
For those who prefer to travel by bike, Donnagio's Pizzeria is a great option due to its generous bike parking options.
Donnagio's Pizzeria offers a nice selection of mid-range cuisine, so you can expect a meal there to cost about $30 or less per person.
For just about the best pizza around in a cool atmosphere, Donnagio's Pizzeria is serving up the right pies for you and your company.
A tasty pizza form Donnagio's Pizzeria is perfect for any of your upcoming casual gatherings.
For chow mein that's sure to impress, Jade Gourmet
serves top-rated fare.
Jade Gourmet is also a good option for those with special dietary needs, offering both low-fat and gluten-free items on the menu.
Impress the visitors at your next gathering by calling in Jade Gourmet for catering.
This restaurant also offers delivery and take-out options for those who want to make it a night in.
The restaurant is next to a parking lot, but drivers can also settle for street parking.
Commute by bike to Jade Gourmet and find easy bike parking.
Typical diners should plan to spend about $30 per person on Jade Gourmet's moderately priced fare.
When you're seeking upscale Chinese cuisine, look no further than Jade Gourmet.
Whether it's chicken lo mein, szechuan beef, or dumplings, Jade Gourmet has all of your favorites to make your takeout truly perfect.
If it's a spaghetti and meatballs kind of night, ratings say you'll find the best Italian at Villa Amalfi Ristorante.
Toast your evening out at this restaurant with a glass of beer or wine from their lengthy drink list.
Get online gratis thanks to Villa Amalfi Ristorante's complimentary wifi.
Enjoy the vibe here with a business casual dress code.
Leaving the couch is half the battle. Your foods awaits your pickup at this restaurant.
Bring the Villa Amalfi Ristorante's great food to your place.
Villa Amalfi Ristorante is located near multiple valet service options.
Prepare to spend about $30 per person when dining at Villa Amalfi Ristorante.
While high-priced, the Italian food at Villa Amalfi Ristorante is well worth every penny!
Feeling some delicious pasta or savory prosciutto tonight? Stop in at Villa Amalfi Ristorante.
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.