Hot cheesy goodness awaits your appetite at Biagio's Pasta and Pizza — this pizza joint is the place to go for a serious five-star slice.
Biagio's Pasta and Pizza is also a good option for those with special dietary needs, offering both low-fat and gluten-free items on the menu.
Youngsters don't need to sit out a trip to this pizzeria — it's super family-friendly and perfect for little diners and their folks.
At Biagio's Pasta and Pizza, business casual is the norm, so save your suit and tie for another day.
This pizzeria will bring your food right to your doorstep if you prefer to make it a night in, or swing by the pizzeria yourself to carry out your meal.
That's right! Biagio's Pasta and Pizza will bring their delicious food to your house for any occasion.
The neighboring lot provides free parking to patrons.
Your tab at Biagio's Pasta and Pizza will generally run you about $30 per person.
Everyone's talking about Biagio's Pasta and Pizza. Find out why when you treat yourself to a delicious pizza pie.
Find out how many slices you can eat! Biagio's Pasta and Pizza's pizza comes with high ratings and a low-key vibe, so take your time enjoying your pie.
For hot pizza and a cool atmosphere, be sure to stop in at Biagio's Pasta and Pizza.
If you're looking for the hottest pies in town, you'll want to place your order in quick to Biagio's Pasta and Pizza.
Visit Benny's Luncheonette for some true American comfort food smack dab in the middle of Fair Lawn's Fair Lawn.
Going gluten-free? Dig a low-fat diet? Benny's Luncheonette has you covered on both fronts.
This restaurant is more than willing to accommodate families, so kids are welcome to tag along.
Access the Internet free of charge via Benny's Luncheonette's complimentary wifi.
This restaurant offers you the ultimate convenience — in-store seating, carryout, or delivery.
Bring the Benny's Luncheonette's great food to your place.
Free parking is offered every day in the lot next door, allowing guests to relax and enjoy their meal.
If cycling is more your speed, you'll find plenty of space to stash your bike outside the restaurant.
With so many tasty low-cost options on Benny's Luncheonette's menu, dining out has never been such a bargain.
When you're looking for a bite of some great American dishes, you definitely won't need to look any further than Benny's Luncheonette.
When you come to Benny's Luncheonette, you'll be beyond satisfied with a casual American meal.
So head on over to the highly-rated Benny's Luncheonette for some American eats and see what the buzz is all about.
Chicken Galore's chicken — cooked just the way you like it — is a must-try in Fair Lawn's Fair Lawn area.
If gluten is something you try to avoid, check out the G-free menu at Chicken Galore. Low-fat fare is also available for those keeping an eye on their diet.
Chicken Galore offers a free wifi hot spot — perfect for surfing the web or getting a little work done.
At Chicken Galore, you can dine with your immediate family and your extended family due to the easy seating for large parties.
Don't sacrifice comfort for style — Chicken Galore's dress code is business casual, so guests can look and feel great.
Throwing a big party? Count on Chicken Galore to provide top-notch catering with the same great dishes you love.
You've heard correctly. This restaurant offers both delivery or carryout.
Parking is available at an adjacent lot.
A dinner that is yummy and affordable is the standard at Chicken Galore.
You can pay with Visa, MasterCard, Discover, American Express or any major credit card.
The portions at Chicken Galore are sizable and beyond delicious, so there's no reason not to stop by soon.
Keeping it kosher and keeping it delicious seems to be the motto at Petak's Glatt Kosher Fine Food.
Petak's Glatt Kosher Fine Food does not take reservations, so plan accordingly.
Don't sacrifice comfort for style — Petak's Glatt Kosher Fine Food's dress code is business casual, so guests can look and feel great.
Petak's Glatt Kosher Fine Food prides itself in its delicious catering.
Turn your living room into a five-star restaurant with takeout or delivery from this restaurant.
Save money and time when you drive and dine in. You can stay for free in our wonderful and spacious parking lot.
Prices tend towards the moderate side, with the average tab at Petak's Glatt Kosher Fine Food running under $30 per person.
Find your sweet (or savory) spot at Petak's Glatt Kosher Fine Food, where you can opt for breakfast, lunch, or dinner.
It's about time you stopped by Petak's Glatt Kosher Fine Food's amazing kosher restaurant in Fair Lawn for a great meal or two.
It's definitely about time you visited the delicious deli at Petak's Glatt Kosher Fine Food to get scrumptious items.
Sushi enthusiasts flock to Fair Lawn's Mei Sushi Japanese Restaurant when they have a hankering for top-rated rolls.
Have a few picky young eaters in the family? Not a problem at this sushi spot, where the food and ambience are perfect for family dining.
You can't book your table ahead of time at Mei Sushi Japanese Restaurant, so show up early for your pick of tables.
Be sure to throw on your finest threads before heading to Mei Sushi Japanese Restaurant.
Enjoy mind-blowing dishes in the peace and quiet of your own home with delivery or takeout from Mei Sushi Japanese Restaurant.
Find a close parking spot on the street or in a parking lot near Mei Sushi Japanese Restaurant.
Checks are bigger than average at the sushi spot, so prepare your wallet.
Breakfast, lunch, and dinner are all available at Mei Sushi Japanese Restaurant.
Mei Sushi Japanese Restaurant is serving up some of the most highly-rated sushi in all of Fair Lawn.
If you are seeking a great sushi spot in the area, look no further than Mei Sushi Japanese Restaurant.
Big tastes abound at Fair Lawn's Mezza Notte, and Italian-fare enthusiasts can't stop talking about the five-star menu.
Youngsters are more than welcome to join mom and dad at this restaurant.
Your group can sit comfortably at Mezza Notte, a local restaurant.
For no extra charge, utilize Mezza Notte's free wifi.
If dinner and a movie are on the agenda, reservations are recommended for a timely night out.
Comfort is prioritized at Mezza Notte, where business casual is the name of the (dress code) game.
If you're hoping to make a smashing impression at your next soiree, you can also have Mezza Notte cater for you.
If you're strapped for time, take out food from this restaurant.
Free parking is available for patrons who dine at Mezza Notte.
The average check at Mezza Notte will stay below $30 per person, so it's a relatively affordable option.
Highly regarded, the Italian food at Mezza Notte is perfect for diners looking for a nice meal out.
All your favorite Italian dishes under one roof? It's not a dream. It's Mezza Notte.
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.