Deemed "pizza of the year" every year by Emma's Brick Oven Pizza and Cafe's loyal fans, this deliciously-cheesy pizza will have you reaching for seconds, thirds, and even fourths.
Tots are more than welcome to dine with their parents at this pizzeria.
The patio tables outside of Emma's Brick Oven Pizza and Cafe are the perfect spot for a summer meal.
Whether you have a large or small group, Emma's Brick Oven Pizza and Cafe can accommodate both.
The noise level can often drown out conversation, so make sure your party is prepared to speak up.
The pizzeria doesn't let you book your table ahead of time, so expect a first-come, first-served policy when you visit.
Casual dining at its best, Emma's Brick Oven Pizza and Cafe customers are free to enjoy themselves in jeans and a T-shirt.
If you need to feed a big crowd, Emma's Brick Oven Pizza and Cafe also offers catering services for parties and get-togethers.
Always five minutes behind schedule? Pick up your food to go instead.
Street parking is available, or, on busy nights, a nearby lot is another option for drivers.
Emma's Brick Oven Pizza and Cafe is home to many cyclists who appreciate the parking racks outside.
Emma's Brick Oven Pizza and Cafe's mid-priced fare will typically cost you about $30 per person or less.
Short on cash? No problem. Emma's Brick Oven Pizza and Cafe happily accepts all major credit cards.
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Next time you're in the mood for a casual night out, be sure to stop for a delicious pizza at Emma's Brick Oven Pizza and Cafe.
Emma's Brick Oven Pizza and Cafe's pizza is oozing with delicious cheese and sauce, so make sure to pick one up on your way home.
Highly regarded, the Italian food at Emma's Brick Oven Pizza and Cafe is perfect for diners looking for a nice meal out.
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If cooking isn't on the agenda, the perfect pie awaits you at Cranford's Il Giardino Restaurant, where customers praise the pizza like no other.
If you're looking for a mean slice or a piping plate of pasta, the pizzeria is home to a generous number of offerings.
No need to splurge on a babysitter — tots will be right at home chowing down at this pizzeria.
Il Giardino Restaurant is a great location to host a group dinner.
Outdoor dining doesn't get much better than the beautiful patio at Il Giardino Restaurant.
A tad noisy, the pizzeria is well-suited for those who don't mind a little extra hustle and bustle.
Whether it's just you and a date or you're bringing the whole gang, it's best to call ahead and make a reservation.
Casual clothing is the name of the game at Il Giardino Restaurant, where suits and ties won't be spotted for miles.
Take the comfort of your own home and add great grub from Il Giardino Restaurant to create the perfect night.
You might have thought your order was a tough decision, but you still have one more. Delivery or carryout?
Il Giardino Restaurant's guests can take advantage of the easy street and lot parking options.
Bike parking is also available outside the pizzeria.
Meals at Il Giardino Restaurant usually set you back about $30 per diner.
Some people say that if you've had one pizza, you've had them all. Diners who've tried Il Giardino Restaurant's pizza say it is the absolute best.
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Deemed "pizza of the year" every year by Calabria Pizzeria's loyal fans, this deliciously-cheesy pizza will have you reaching for seconds, thirds, and even fourths.
It serves everything including gluten-free and low-fat options.
You won't need to get a sitter before heading to this pizzeria — kids are more than welcome at this family-friendly establishment.
For some fresh air during the non-winter months, dine outside on Calabria Pizzeria's patio.
Groups of all sizes can easily be seated at Calabria Pizzeria.
Lines can get long with no reservations, so be sure to plan for an early arrival.
Wear what you like when you dine at Calabria Pizzeria — the restaurant has a chill vibe just right for casual dining.
Impress the diners at your next gathering by calling in Calabria Pizzeria for catering.
Can't stay long? Not a problem with the pizzeria's take-out and delivery options.
At Calabria Pizzeria, we don't think a night out should be filled with hidden fees. That's why our parking lot's free.
Calabria Pizzeria offers outdoor bike racks for cyclists.
Typical diners should plan to spend about $30 per person on Calabria Pizzeria's moderately priced fare.
At Calabria Pizzeria, you can quickly and safely pay with any major credit card.
So who's hungry? The highly-acclaimed pizza at Calabria Pizzeria is ready and waiting to be served.
Just because Calabria Pizzeria is quick and easy doesn't make it any less tasty. For some of the most highly-rated pizza in town, swing on by today.
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Kilkenny House is a relaxed restaurant with an elegant decor and classic American dishes.
Don't be alone on gameday, come have a great drink and great fun.
Go ahead and bring your rug rats with you — this restaurant has kid-friendly food and seating.
Kilkenny House caters to all party sizes, both large and small.
Up for grabs (and free of charge) is Kilkenny House's wifi.
Take your meal to the next level on the patio at Kilkenny House.
For an eclectic twist on traditional dining, live music is often featured at Kilkenny House as well.
The restaurant's noise level can be somewhat straining on the vocal cords, so intimate get-togethers may be best enjoyed elsewhere.
If your Friday or Saturday night plans include a trip to the restaurant, it's best to reserve a table before heading over.
Not a popular place for dress-up dining, most Kilkenny House patrons come in casual attire.
Impress the guests at your next gathering by calling in Kilkenny House for catering.
With food this good, you'll be running into this restaurant to pick it up yourself.
Diners at Kilkenny House will love the simple and nearby street parking options.
Bikers can store their bikes safely while they enjoy a meal at Kilkenny House.
Deep pockets not required! Kilkenny House takes pride in its over-the-top flavor and just-right prices.
So when you need a tasty and satisfying meal, visit Kilkenny House and munch on some American eats.
For a casual American classic, Kilkenny House will serve you up a delicious meal in Cranford.
Kilkenny House has been highly-rated by restaurant-goers, so stop by today and see what the hype is about.
Kilkenny House does not disappoint with some of the best British pub food in Cranford.
For Italian fare that doesn't mess around, Umberto's Clam Bar and Continental Restaurant is home to top-notch ratings and reviews.
Pair your entree with a glass of wine or draft beer — this restaurant has a fully-stocked bar to complement your meal.
Your group can sit comfortably at Umberto's Clam Bar and Continental Restaurant, a local restaurant.
Reservations are available, so give the restaurant a call before you head over for the fastest seating.
No time to sit down? No worries! This restaurant offers a take out option so you can grab your food on the go.
Love the food so much you want to serve it at your next soiree? No problem — Umberto's Clam Bar and Continental Restaurant offers catering.
Drivers can park on the street or a nearby lot near Umberto's Clam Bar and Continental Restaurant.
If cycling is more your speed, you'll find plenty of space to stash your bike outside the restaurant.
A visit to Umberto's Clam Bar and Continental Restaurant will set you back less than $30 per person, so you can make it a regular part of your schedule.
Short on cash? No problem. Umberto's Clam Bar and Continental Restaurant happily accepts all major credit cards.
High-quality Italian food awaits you at Umberto's Clam Bar and Continental Restaurant!
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What is American food? Cuisine that is delicious and perfect for any occasion. Come grab some at Boulevard Five72.
Pair your entree with a glass of wine or draft beer — this restaurant has a fully-stocked bar to complement your meal.
Birthday, engagement or baby shower, celebrate any exciting moment with all your loved ones at Boulevard Five72.
Get online for free courtesy of Boulevard Five72's wifi.
Boulevard Five72's outdoor seating is available during the warmer months.
Call ahead for reservations to ensure your table is waiting for you when you arrive.
Slip into something more comfortable before dining at Boulevard Five72, where dress code calls for business casual.
The restaurant has catering services as well.
At Boulevard Five72, diners can make use of the street, valet and garage parking options.
At Boulevard Five72, diners can make use of the safe bike rack.
Checks are bigger than average at the restaurant, so prepare your wallet.
For a quick and easy payment solution at Boulevard Five72, pay by major credit card.
If you're more of an evening diner, you're in luck. Though all three meals are served, the restaurant's dinner menu will blow you away.
The next time you're craving a burger and fries, Boulevard Five72 is the place for you.
So what are you waiting for? Come see what the highly-rated American food at Boulevard Five72 is all about.
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.