Pop over to Angelinas for some hop (and highly-acclaimed) 'za, and find out what everyone's been raving about.
If gluten is something you try to avoid, check out the G-free menu at Angelinas. Low-fat fare is also available for those keeping an eye on their diet.
Toast your evening out at this pizzeria with a glass of beer or wine from their lengthy drink list.
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.
Perfect for parties on the larger side, Angelinas also has a private area available for use.
Stay connected at no cost thanks to Angelinas' wifi.
Give the pizzeria a call to reserve your table ahead of time.
Love the food at this pizzeria but don't have the time to stay? You can pick up your food to eat when you're ready, or have them deliver straight to your home.
Love the food so much you want to serve it at your next soiree? No problem — Angelinas offers catering.
If preferred, patrons can leave their vehicles in a nearby lot, though space is available on the street as well.
At Angelinas, bikers can lock their bikes safely outside.
Angelinas serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner, so stop by whenever is most convenient for you.
Smothered in piping hot cheese and toppings of your choice, the pies at Angelinas come highly recommended by pizza connoisseurs.
Pizza lovers can't get enough of Angelinas where the ratings are as hot as the pies, so come on down for a quick slice or two.
If you're looking for a relaxed space to enjoy a pizza with friends, be sure to stop in at Angelinas.
So if you're craving a delicious, hot slice of pizza, be sure to stop by Angelinas.
See for yourself why Angelinas' Italian food is so highly considered.
Do you hear your stomach growling? Answer the call with a tasty Italian meal from Angelinas.
Thai food is always tasty, but Centre Thai Bistro makes it especially delicious as its multi-star ratings show.
Complement your meal with a beer or wine from this restaurant's delightful drink menu.
Go ahead and bring your rug rats with you — this restaurant has kid-friendly food and seating.
Your group can sit comfortably at Centre Thai Bistro, a local restaurant.
Reservations are offered, so call ahead to lock down your table.
Throw on your favorite T-shirt and head out the door — dining at Centre Thai Bistro is all about comfort.
Catering makes it easier to organize any event, and Centre Thai Bistro will ensure that it is delicious.
You might have thought your order was a tough decision, but you still have one more. Delivery or carryout?
Patrons can park in a lot near Centre Thai Bistro or take advantage of the generous street parking.
At Centre Thai Bistro, bikers can lock their bikes safely outside.
Who s hungry for great grub at a reasonable rate? Centre Thai Bistro s yummy creations will leave a mark in your memory but not a dent in your pocketbook.
So if you want your Thai with a side of five-star reviews, head to Centre Thai Bistro.
Five-star food doesn't have to be fancy. For the very best in Thai cuisine, swing by Centre Thai Bistro for a quick and easy meal.
Make it easy with Thai food at Centre Thai Bistro.
So when you're craving the tastes and trends of Thailand, head on over to Centre Thai Bistro.
Sit down with a simple sandwich or salad — Mc Quades caters to those craving an all-American meal.
Toast your evening out at this restaurant with a glass of beer or wine from their lengthy drink list.
Got kids? No problem at Mc Quades! This restaurant is a fantastic spot for families to dine together.
Mc Quades is a local restaurant that accommodates both large and small groups.
Get connected at lightning fast speeds with Mc Quades' complimentary wifi.
Mc Quades will even bring the amazing food from their kitchen to yours.
Want to enjoy this restaurant without the wait? Get it to go.
For those who travel by bike, Mc Quades offers bike racks for diners.
Menu items at Mc Quades tend to be mid-priced, so expect to plop down about $30 per person to dine here.
Dine in for dinner to see what the restaurant is all about, or feel free to swing by for breakfast or lunch.
A hearty salad, juicy burger, or classic chicken — all of your favorite American dishes will be made fresh when you head to Mc Quades.
There's no doubt about it. A satisfying meal can always be found at Mc Quades.
So what are you waiting for? Come see what the highly-rated American food at Mc Quades is all about.
Take a break with a hot slice at Lionis Pizza Restaur — this casual pizza joint is a favorite among pizza pie connoisseurs.
This pizzeria also operates a bar, so a round of drinks with dinner is not out of the question.
Tots are more than welcome to dine with their parents at this pizzeria.
Your large group can all sit together at Lionis Pizza Restaur.
Reservations are available for those who prefer to skip the waiting game.
The dress code is strictly casual at Lionis Pizza Restaur, so come as you are (and as you are comfortable).
Looking for something delicious to serve at your next party? Lionis Pizza Restaur also offers catering.
This pizzeria lets you stop by or stay home for your food.
Lionis Pizza Restaur is just steps away from a parking lot.
Typical diners should plan to spend about $30 per person on Lionis Pizza Restaur's moderately priced fare.
Lionis Pizza Restaur cooks up great, casual pizzas just how you want them: delicious and scrumptious.
When you are in the mood for a delicious, mouthwatering pizza, pay Lionis Pizza Restaur a visit.
So head on over to Lionis Pizza Restaur and send your taste buds on a delicious trip to Italy.
If cooking isn't on the agenda, the perfect pie awaits you at Angelo's Pizza, where customers praise the pizza like no other.
Keep your diet in check at Angelo's Pizza, a local restaurant with gluten-free and low-fat menu items.
Save money on a sitter — kids are welcome to join the table at this pizzeria.
If dining outdoors is your idea of a good time, you'll love the gorgeous patio seating at Angelo's Pizza.
Angelo's Pizza prides itself in its delicious catering.
You can also grab your food to go.
Park in the open lot next to Angelo's Pizza and score easy and free parking.
Stop by for three square meals a day — Angelo's Pizza serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner.
For the cheesiest, most delicious pie in town, pizza lovers claim that Angelo's Pizza is at the top of the list.
Pizza doesn't have to be fancy to be great. Delicious pies await you at Angelo's Pizza (along with star-studded reviews and sky-high ratings), so grab a seat and dig in.
So enjoy a casual night out this weekend and treat yourself to a tasty pizza pie from Angelo's Pizza.
So for a hot slice of mouthwatering flavor, Angelo's Pizza is the place for you.
Ginger-infused entrees and chili-based sauces flood the menu at Tofu Chinese and Japanese Restaurant, where the Chinese fare is applauded as top-of-the-line and diners dish out star reviews.
Low-fat, gluten-free and anything else you've been looking for waits here.
Surf the web from your tablet or laptop on Tofu Chinese and Japanese Restaurant's complimentary wifi.
Give the restaurant a call to reserve your table ahead of time.
Catering from Tofu Chinese and Japanese Restaurant will take your party to the next level.
Your car or ours? You'll get the food either way via pickup or delivery.
We believe in rewarding our loyal customers. To do just that, we give all patrons free parking in our very own lot.
Cyclists are in luck. Tofu Chinese and Japanese Restaurant provides bike parking.
Meals at Tofu Chinese and Japanese Restaurant usually set you back about $30 per diner.
So pay Tofu Chinese and Japanese Restaurant a visit today and treat yourself to come upscale Chinese fare.
So stop in at Tofu Chinese and Japanese Restaurant and treat your taste buds to a delicious trip to China.
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.