Come taste what The Cornerstone Restaurant and Bar is doing to transform classic American cuisine.
The Cornerstone Restaurant and Bar's low-fat and G-free items make it easy to eat right.
Don't be alone on gameday, come have a great drink and great fun.
Youngsters are more than welcome to join mom and dad at this restaurant.
Private rooms make any group feel like VIP guests at The Cornerstone Restaurant and Bar.
Wifi is on the house at The Cornerstone Restaurant and Bar, so you can stay connected on your mobile device.
If dinner conversation isn't your thing, The Cornerstone Restaurant and Bar's got you covered with live tunes from a DJ or musical group.
If sitting still is not your style, feel free to take the dance floor and hop to the beat of the restaurant's live DJ.
Patrons pack the restaurant on weekends, so it's a good idea to make a reservation to ensure prompt seating.
Keep it casual at The Cornerstone Restaurant and Bar, and save that little black dress for a different occasion.
It's time to gather up the party people. Serve them great food from The Cornerstone Restaurant and Bar.
Short on time? Don't wait for a driver — pick it up yourself.
Parking is easy at The Cornerstone Restaurant and Bar, especially those looking to park on the street or in a lot close by.
Meals at The Cornerstone Restaurant and Bar are affordable, with the average tab amounting to about $30 per person.
The Cornerstone Restaurant and Bar has three square meals a day on the menu, so swing by for breakfast, lunch, or dinner.
No matter what type of American dish you're in the mood for, The Cornerstone Restaurant and Bar has a great selection of dishes to choose from.
The Cornerstone Restaurant and Bar has something for everyone with great American fare for breakfast, lunch, and dinner.
So take your next meal to the next level and indulge in some great American eats at the highly-rated The Cornerstone Restaurant and Bar.
A lunchtime staple, find fresh sandwiches at Cordaro's Restaurant and Sports Bar.
Whether you have something to celebrate or just need something to take the edge off, the drink menu at this restaurant won't disappoint.
Cordaro's Restaurant and Sports Bar offers a free wifi hot spot — perfect for surfing the web or getting a little work done.
Business casual attire is acceptable, so guests can let go of the "dress to impress" standard.
Place an order for pickup or schedule a delivery — the restaurant makes it easy to enjoy your meal from anywhere.
Through their catering service, Cordaro's Restaurant and Sports Bar can also set out a delicious spread for your next party.
The restaurant is within walking distance to a number of parking options.
Menu items at Cordaro's Restaurant and Sports Bar tend to be mid-priced, so expect to plop down about $30 per person to dine here.
With a little meat, some cheese, and a great array of fixings, Cordaro's Restaurant and Sports Bar knows how to make the perfect sandwich for any meal.
Creamy cheeses and fresh meats are plentiful at Tubby's Heros, a deli sandwich hub.
Gluten-free and low-fat is the name of the game at Tubby's Heros, where eating healthy, flavorful dishes is of utmost importance.
The restaurant is about as noisy as it gets — plan for booming speakers and chatty crowds everywhere.
If waiting to be seated isn't your style, plan ahead and make reservations.
Keep it casual at Tubby's Heros — the restaurant is laid-back and patrons dress accordingly.
Catering makes it easier to organize any event, and Tubby's Heros will ensure that it is delicious.
You want food. You can take it or we'll leave it — just as simple as that. Let us know your preference.
Guests of Tubby's Heros' Main St location can park their vehicles on the street.
Treating yourself doesn't mean breaking the bank, come taste the great dishes Tubby's Heros has to offer.
The only payment method that Tubby's Heros accepts is cash.
For a fresh sandwich from a great deli, Tubby's Heros is definitely the play to go.
For Chef Chris Tarta, a night of cooking at Bella Campania Ristorante feels just like the childhood evenings he spent in his grandmother's kitchen. The frenetic pace and the vivacious atmosphere remind him of the family feasts that he was helping to prepare at age 10. Even though Chef Tarta went on to receive formal training at culinary school, he still remains faithful to his Italian roots and traditions when preparing meals at his restaurant. He and his team make fresh mozzarella daily, create sausages in-house, prepare pastas from scratch, and follow time-honored family recipes when blending sauces.
The kitchen's unwavering dedication to classic, Old World-style home cooking is evident throughout the menu, which includes everything from thin-crust pizzas and baked ziti to hearty sandwiches and pan-seared veal. Since the eatery is BYOB, diners are free to bring a bottle of wine from home or from their own chianti well.
The interior of Banzai Hibachi is eye-catching, to say the least: within the restaurant's vast, high-ceilinged dining room, massive stripes of white, pink, and indigo catch the glow of purple lights that add a touch of otherworldliness to the surroundings. However, though this
décor is definitely dramatic, it's also no match for the visual feast that unfolds at each table. There, behind blazing grills, hibachi chefs work their trade, slicing steak, searing seafood, and juggling knives between bursts of choreographed flame. Elsewhere, the restaurant's sushi chefs work on a smaller stage, but the results are no less breathtaking; prepared with artful precision, their cuisine turns rice, seaweed, and ocean-fresh seafood into delicate rolls and nigiri that are almost too pretty to eat. Almost.
One of the more inexpensive delis in Hillsdale, customers of West Hills Deli won't have to smash their piggy banks for a satisfying meal and enjoyable experience. Whether you are heading there for the good quality, helpful service, or both, you will always leave this restaurant impressed.
There's not really a recommended attire, so feel free to dress comfortably. Also, though the prices are considered to be lower than average, you aren't going to sacrifice any quality. In fact, you should be able to enjoy a good meal for $11 or $12, and can probably get in and out for $8 if you try.
Most local parents will tell you that it's a good place to bring the kids, as well.
A breakfast staple in the community for more than 25 years, a trip to West Hills Deli is definitely worthwhile.
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.