Milkshakes and burgers come together at Red Oak Diner and Lounge, a top-rated diner serving the Hazlet neighborhood of Hazlet.
Drinks here are readily available, so you can enjoy a glass of red or try something new.
Load up the mini-van and bring the kids to this restaurant — they'll love the menu and scene here as much as mom and dad.
Celebrate the start of a great weekend at Red Oak Diner and Lounge's great happy hour.
Skip long waits and head to Red Oak Diner and Lounge with your large group for easy seating.
Need to catch up on some work or the latest news? Get online at Red Oak Diner and Lounge with their complimentary wifi.
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.
Show up in sneakers or a suit at Red Oak Diner and Lounge, where dining in comfort is of utmost importance.
Eating requires the perfect environment. This restaurant's pickup and delivery options let you choose where you want to dine.
Love the food so much you want to serve it at your next soiree? No problem — Red Oak Diner and Lounge offers catering.
Free parking is always available just seconds away from Red Oak Diner and Lounge.
Red Oak Diner and Lounge s moderately-priced platters and top-notch taste bring foodies back to Red Oak Diner and Lounge time and time again.
Red Oak Diner and Lounge accepts all major credit cards, such as Visa, MasterCard, Discover and American Express.
What's your favorite meal of the day? Chow down on breakfast, lunch, and dinner at Red Oak Diner and Lounge and taste test your way through the menu.
This isn't your average, everyday diner. Experience the delicious, highly-rated fare at Red Oak Diner and Lounge today.
The classic American diner is best enjoyed with a casual, laid-back feel. Come experience the difference at Red Oak Diner and Lounge.
There's a comfy booth at Red Oak Diner and Lounge with your name on it, so stop by today.
Craving finger food? Head to McDonagh's Pub and chow down on classic pub fare.
On gameday, come here to cheer your team to victory and watch every triumph on the big screen.
No need to splurge on a babysitter — tots will be right at home chowing down at this bar.
Sometimes it's hard to find space for everyone in your party, but McDonagh's Pub makes it easy. Book your room today.
Enjoy the luxury of eating a delicious meal outside at McDonagh's Pub.
The crowds come out in force on Fridays and Saturdays, so don't neglect to make a reservation ahead of time.
Diners who appreciate a no-frills environment come to McDonagh's Pub in jeans and a hoodie.
Getting your food to go is also an option.
If you're hoping to make a smashing impression at your next soiree, you can also have McDonagh's Pub cater for you.
Drivers will embrace the number of street and lot parking choices close to McDonagh's Pub.
McDonagh's Pub makes bikers feel at ease with the multiple storage racks outside.
McDonagh's Pub is serving up five-star food at a reasonable price.
You can stop by at practically any time, since McDonagh's Pub serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner.
So when you want some amazing food to complement your drinks, McDonagh's Pub will be there for you.
If you're looking for a classic Irish pub, McDonagh's Pub should be your next destination.
IHOP serves American-style cuisine in the middle of Keyport's Keyport district.
IHOP is a jackpot for those looking for low-fat and gluten-free meal options.
Bring your whole brood to this restaurant, where families can dig in to tasty and kid-friendly fare together.
Need to catch up on some work or the latest news? Get online at IHOP with their complimentary wifi.
Gather up your group of friends and head to IHOP, a local restaurant that has room for large groups.
Leave the fancy duds at home — patrons at the restaurant dress informally.
Looking for something delicious to serve at your next party? IHOP also offers catering.
Drivers can make use of the parking lots near IHOP.
Bike parking is quick and easy at IHOP.
Locals flock to IHOP for a meal they know will be high-quality and low-price.
IHOP accepts major credit cards, including Discovery and AMEX.
Breakfast fare is rated highest at the restaurant, though you can also stop by for lunch or dinner.
Swing by the restaurant at literally any hour — it's open 24 hours a day.
The friendly staff at IHOP are ready and waiting to cook and serve your favorite American meal.
Pay IHOP a visit today and fill up on some classic American dishes in a casual environment.
You deserve an excellent meal, so head on over to IHOP and enjoy some of the highly-rated American fare.
Load up on meatballs and marinara at Bart's Restaurant, and find out for yourself if the five-star ratings are up to par.
The creative, healthy and vegan fare at Bart's Restaurant will leave you craving more.
The bar at this restaurant is fully stocked, so pair your meal with a glass of wine or beer.
At Bart's Restaurant, you won't have to wait for your large or small group to be seated.
For some fresh air during the non-winter months, dine outside on Bart's Restaurant's patio.
Reservations are offered, so call ahead to lock down your table.
Business casual dress, tasty food, and a classic atmosphere make this a great place for any occasion.
Looking for something delicious to serve at your next party? Bart's Restaurant also offers catering.
We understand parking is expensive. That's why we've got a parking lot for you. Spend your money on our delicious food and drink.
Prices at Bart's Restaurant typically stay below the $30 mark, so you can afford to bring along a friend or a date.
Night owls will be happy to hear that the restaurant is best known for their evening menu, though breakfast and lunch are also served.
While high-priced, the Italian food at Bart's Restaurant is well worth every penny!
For authentic Italian food done right, make your way over to the highly-rated Bart's Restaurant.
Chinese food isn't all the same as proven by Crown Palace five-star dishes.
Crown Palace is serving up delicious dishes that are, as an added bonus, also healthy.
Beer, wine, and more are also available from this restaurant's extensive drink list.
Reserve the private room at Crown Palace for your next party — it's perfect for large groups looking to dine and celebrate together.
Don't get stuck waiting for a table — the restaurant accepts reservations.
Comfort is prioritized at Crown Palace, and guests are encouraged to come as they are.
If you need to get somewhere fast, the restaurant also serves up grub to go.
If you need to feed a big crowd, Crown Palace also offers catering services for parties and get-togethers.
Find a close parking spot on the street or in a parking lot near Crown Palace.
Want top-notch taste for less than top-dollar prices? Crown Palace s mid-range cuisine is sure to satisfy on both fronts, where pennies stretch into perfectly seasoned platters.
Breakfast, lunch, and dinner are all served at Crown Palace, so come by whenever it fits your schedule.
The upscale Chinese fare at Crown Palace is sure to impress. Stop by today and check out the latest offerings.
It's certainly true that you won't need to look any further than Crown Palace's A+ Chinese food.
If you're in the mood for spaghetti and meatballs, Middletown's Carrabba's Italian Grill serves up an Italian experience in the heart of Middletown.
Health nuts will also appreciate the lighter fare on the menu, including a few gluten-free options.
Be sure to complete your meal at this restaurant with a drink from the restaurant's full bar.
At this restaurant, kids of all ages are welcome.
Between the music and the crowds, be prepared for a lot of noise at this restaurant.
On busy nights, it's best to book a table ahead of time.
Keep it casual at Carrabba's Italian Grill — the restaurant is laid-back and patrons dress accordingly.
Catering from Carrabba's Italian Grill will take your party to the next level.
Delivery and takeout are both available if you prefer to eat in the comfort of your own home.
The restaurant is located near a free parking lot, making it a prime parking spot for diners.
Meals at Carrabba's Italian Grill usually set you back about $30 per diner.
The restaurant serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner, but it's the dinner menu that really draws the crowds.
It's certainly time for you to try cheese on cheese on cheese when you take a chance on the best Italian food around at Carrabba's Italian Grill.
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.