Flavorful, five-star sauces fill the menu at New Firehouse Family Restaurant, and visitors will say it serves the best Italian fare in town.
Drinks here are readily available, so you can enjoy a glass of red or try something new.
This restaurant welcomes kids, too, so you can feel good about bringing the whole family.
Score quick and easy seating for your large group at New Firehouse Family Restaurant.
Free wireless Internet is also available at New Firehouse Family Restaurant, so bring your tablet or laptop along.
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.
Keep it casual at New Firehouse Family Restaurant — the restaurant is laid-back and patrons dress accordingly.
Choose wisely. Wait at home for delivery or come into this restaurant for carryout.
For the tastes of New Firehouse Family Restaurant from the comfort of your next party, the restaurant also offers catering services.
Parking is made simple at New Firehouse Family Restaurant, a local restaurant with nearby street and lot parking options.
Make use of the safe and efficient bike parking at New Firehouse Family Restaurant.
Your tab at New Firehouse Family Restaurant will generally run you about $30 per person.
New Firehouse Family Restaurant is the place to go if you're looking for quality and highly-rated Italian food.
When in Rome, you do as the Romans do. When at New Firehouse Family Restaurant, you eat as deliciously as the Italians do.
Stop what you're doing and pay a visit to New Firehouse Family Restaurant's restaurant today.
For a casual American classic, New Firehouse Family Restaurant will serve you up a delicious meal in Garfield.
Make your way over to the highly-rated New Firehouse Family Restaurant and taste your way through some great American dishes.
Goodfella's Ristorante does pasta right — this restaurant is known for its top-of-the-line Italian recipes.
Low-fat, gluten-free and anything else you've been looking for waits here.
Drinks are also on the menu here, so visitors can start the night off right.
No need to splurge on a babysitter — tots will be right at home chowing down at this restaurant.
It's best to call ahead for a table as the restaurant can get packed.
Through their catering service, Goodfella's Ristorante can also set out a delicious spread for your next party.
Waiting can feel like forever, especially when you're hungry. Spare yourself time spent in the parking search and dine with us. We've got space available for you and your car.
Prices at Goodfella's Ristorante typically stay below the $30 mark, so you can afford to bring along a friend or a date.
For prime Italian fare, Goodfella's Ristorante is one of the highest-rated restaurants around.
So sit down to a fine Italian meal at Goodfella's Ristorante, where you can experience all the best flavors of Italy without a plane ticket.
Enjoy classic barbecue dishes at The Bar-B-Q Grill in Garfield and embrace the mess.
Toast your evening out at this restaurant with a glass of beer or wine from their lengthy drink list.
At The Bar-B-Q Grill, there's no need to confine your meal to a traditional dining room — outdoor seating is available when the weather is warm.
A tad noisy, the restaurant is well-suited for those who don't mind a little extra hustle and bustle.
Great place to bring the whole family with great food and a business casual dress code.
This restaurant offers convenient carryout and delivery, so diners aren't limited to the restaurant space.
Drivers will love the easy parking options just steps away from The Bar-B-Q Grill.
The Bar-B-Q Grill offers various parking options, including bike parking.
Typical diners should plan to spend about $30 per person on The Bar-B-Q Grill's moderately priced fare.
You'll want to make sure you pay a visit to The Bar-B-Q Grill's treasure trove of barbecue sooner rather than later.
If you're in the mood for spaghetti and meatballs, Barcelona's Restaurant Bar serves up an appetizing Italian experience.
Gluten-free and low-fat eaters will enjoy the menu at Barcelona's Restaurant Bar.
Drinks all around! Pair your dinner with a beverage from this restaurant's full bar.
Little ones are free to make a mess at this restaurant, where the whole family is invited to dine.
Barcelona's Restaurant Bar will be able to accommodate your large party.
Reserve a table ahead of time and avoid the lines.
No need for a wardrobe change when you hit Barcelona's Restaurant Bar — it's strictly casual.
Barcelona's Restaurant Bar is known for serving great food, and they are able to serve it at your next event with their excellent catering.
You can also grab your food to go.
The restaurant is next to a parking lot, but drivers can also settle for street parking.
You don't need to fly to Rome to try all wonderful flavors of Italy. They're all under one roof at Barcelona's Restaurant Bar.
Deemed "pizza of the year" every year by Puzo's Family Ristorante's loyal fans, this deliciously-cheesy pizza served in the heart of Fairfield will have you reaching for seconds, thirds, and even fourths.
Throwing a big party? Count on Puzo's Family Ristorante to provide top-notch catering with the same great dishes you love.
This pizzeria lets you stop by or stay home for your food.
A nearby parking lot is readily available for Puzo's Family Ristorante's diners.
Puzo's Family Ristorante offers outdoor bike racks for cyclists.
For great dishes that fall smack dab in the middle when it comes to price, Puzo's Family Ristorante is a reasonable option for diners of different budgets.
Smothered in piping hot cheese and toppings of your choice, the pies at Puzo's Family Ristorante come highly recommended by pizza connoisseurs.
So for a piece of pizza that truly sings, you'll love taking a bite out of the pie from Puzo's Family Ristorante.
At Deja Vu Cafe and Lounge, feel free to swing by solo for a cup of coffee or meet some friends for a light lunch
this charming cafe welcomes all visitors.
Wanna soak up the sun? Come grab a bite at Deja Vu Cafe and Lounge and sit out on their gorgeous patio.
Need to catch up on some work or the latest news? Get online at Deja Vu Cafe and Lounge with their complimentary wifi.
For those who love to shake it, hit the restaurant dance floor and show off some of your best moves.
You've heard correctly. This restaurant offers both delivery or carryout.
Fed up with difficult parking? At Deja Vu Cafe and Lounge, you will find easy nearby parking and good eats.
Cyclists will love the spacious bike racks outside of Deja Vu Cafe and Lounge.
Most items on the menu are reasonably priced, so expect to spend around $30 per person at Deja Vu Cafe and Lounge.
Satisfy your craving for tasty American eats at Deja Vu Cafe and Lounge.
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.