If cooking isn't on the agenda, the perfect pie awaits you at Pizza Time Restaurant, where customers praise the pizza like no other.
Guess what? Pizza Time Restaurant serves food that's free of gluten and low in fat, so everyone can find something that tastes and feels great.
Parents, bring your kids along to this pizzeria, where you'll find a family-friendly menu and ambience.
Make a reservation to ensure your table is ready when you are.
Leave the fancy duds at home — patrons at the pizzeria dress informally.
Love the food so much you want to serve it at your next soiree? No problem — Pizza Time Restaurant offers catering.
Getting your food to go is also an option.
At Pizza Time Restaurant you can save some cash on parking when you park in the free lot down the street.
You'll typically spend about $30 per person to dine at Pizza Time Restaurant, so plan your budget accordingly.
Credit cards are not accepted at Pizza Time Restaurant, it's cash only.
Roni, sausage, and veggie are just a few of the delicious options at Pizza Time Restaurant. Taste the shining reviews for yourself when you head to Pizza Time Restaurant for a tasty pizza pie.
Pizza doesn't have to be fancy to be great. Delicious pies await you at Pizza Time Restaurant (along with star-studded reviews and sky-high ratings), so grab a seat and dig in.
For mouthwatering pizza in a casual setting, look no further than the highly-rated Pizza Time Restaurant.
Whether you're in the mood for a slice of pizza or a whole pizza pie, Pizza Time Restaurant has you covered.
Highly regarded, the Italian food at Pizza Time Restaurant is perfect for diners looking for a nice meal out.
All the best flavors of Italy await you at Pizza Time Restaurant.
Fresh from the oven every time, the insanely-cheesy slices at Bertucci's have visitors hooked on five-star reviews.
Ready for a drink to unwind? At this pizzeria, you can pair your meal with something from their full bar.
With its kid-friendly vibe, this pizzeria is a great spot for families to chow down.
Call ahead for reservations to ensure your table is waiting for you when you arrive.
Don't be afraid to enjoy your food on the go — this pizzeria offers takeout for your busy schedule.
If you're hoping to make a smashing impression at your next soiree, you can also have Bertucci's cater for you.
At Bertucci's, we supply free parking. No fees, just your car and our lot.
Bertucci's s moderately-priced platters and top-notch taste bring foodies back to Bertucci's time and time again.
What's your favorite meal of the day? Chow down on breakfast, lunch, and dinner at Bertucci's and taste test your way through the menu.
For talk-of-the-town pizza, Bertucci's is your pizzeria. Stop by for a slice or two and judge the ratings for yourself.
Pizza doesn't have to be fancy to be great. Delicious pies await you at Bertucci's (along with star-studded reviews and sky-high ratings), so grab a seat and dig in.
For hot pizza and a cool atmosphere, be sure to stop in at Bertucci's.
When you need a quick dinner option for the whole family, stop by Bertucci's and enjoy a hot and fresh pizza.
Highly regarded, the Italian food at Bertucci's is perfect for diners looking for a nice meal out.
If you're looking for some fine Italian cooking, you'll definitely love Bertucci's.
For an entree that scores high on the taste test, try one of the many options available at Kona Grill in Iselin.
Gluten-free and low-fat eaters will enjoy the menu at Kona Grill.
Find time to peruse the wine list here — this restaurant offers a variety of drink options.
Don't leave the kids at home — youngsters will love the family-friendly cuisine at this restaurant just as much as mom and dad.
Kona Grill will be able to accommodate your large party.
Outdoor dining doesn't get much better than the beautiful patio at Kona Grill.
Wifi is on the house at Kona Grill, so you can stay connected on your mobile device.
Find yourself the best seat in the house by calling ahead to reserve a table.
Good luck spotting a suit and tie at Kona Grill — casually-dressed diners are the norm here.
With food this good, you'll be running into this restaurant to pick it up yourself.
Kona Grill is located in a prime area for those who wish to park in lots.
For those who prefer to travel by bike, Kona Grill is a great option due to its generous bike parking options.
A typical meal at Kona Grill will set you back less than $30.
Dinner is the real yum factor here, though breakfast bites and lunch are also featured.
Calling all peanut sauce lovers! Take a look at Thai House Rock's Thai-style menu in Rahway, and sample the highly-rated dishes everyone's buzzing about.
Gluten-free and low-fat eaters will enjoy the menu at Thai House Rock.
Youngsters are more than welcome to join mom and dad at this restaurant.
For those in a rush, the restaurant lets you take your food to go.
Thai House Rock is a local eatery that serves up free parking.
Bicyclists will also find lots of space to safely lock up their bikes.
Pig out on affordable fare that tastes like a million bucks
Thai House Rock serves top-notch dishes that dazzle diners without the extra dollars.
Whether you're hungry first thing in the morning or prefer to eat a little later, Thai House Rock is conveniently open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner.
Come find out for yourself why everyone is talking about Thai House Rock, and take your Thai culinary experience to the next level.
So swing by Thai House Rock for some quick Thai flavor and find out what all the hype is about.
So keep it casual this weekend with a fabulous Thai meal at Thai House Rock.
So when you're craving the tastes and trends of Thailand, head on over to Thai House Rock.
Ready to roll? Head out for some exceptional sushi at U-Yee Sushi, and enjoy some of Iselin's top-rated rolls.
Life is all about choices, and they are not limited here with plenty of gluten-free and low-fat dishes.
With this sushi spot's wide selection of refreshments available, you can tap into the drink menu early in the evening.
Save money on a sitter — kids are welcome to join the table at this sushi spot.
Surf the web from your tablet or laptop on U-Yee Sushi's complimentary wifi.
Don't get stuck waiting for a table — the sushi spot accepts reservations.
No suit, no problem! The dress code at laid-back U-Yee Sushi is ultra casual.
You can also grab your food to go.
Whether you're heading to U-Yee Sushi for lunch or dinner, parking is always free in the adjacent lot.
U-Yee Sushi's diners can store their bikes safely at the rack around the corner.
Prepare to spend about $30 per person when dining at U-Yee Sushi.
U-Yee Sushi is serving up some of the most highly-rated sushi in all of Woodbridge Township.
So switch up your normal lunch or dinner routine and head over to U-Yee Sushi for some great sushi.
Enjoy a perfectly cooked steak and a generous portion size at Outback Steakhouse in Woodbridge Township.
Outback Steakhouse serves up a wide variety of menu items, including tasty gluten-free eats.
A night out deserves a drink to celebrate, and this restaurant has the perfect selection of beer and wine to go with your meal.
Bring your whole brood to this restaurant, where families can dig in to tasty and kid-friendly fare together.
Outback Steakhouse will be able to accommodate your large party.
Tables at Outback Steakhouse are available first-come, first-served, so be sure to show up a bit earlier on busy weekends.
Throw on your favorite T-shirt and head out the door — dining at Outback Steakhouse is all about comfort.
Dining out isn't your only option here — pickup is available, too.
There is parking close to the restaurant.
Fancy-schmancy price tags don t always bring the best results, and Outback Steakhouse s super yummy, mid-range menu is taste-test approved.
Everyone deserves to treat themselves every once in a while, so head on over to Outback Steakhouse and indulge in a juicy steak.
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.