Hankering for a side of fries? Try the grub at Brian Dempsey's, a tasty restaurant serving American-style fare.
If gluten is something you try to avoid, check out the G-free menu at Brian Dempsey's. Low-fat fare is also available for those keeping an eye on their diet.
Follow the game or the news from the TVs in the bar.
No need to splurge on a babysitter — tots will be right at home chowing down at this restaurant.
Whether you have a group of five or a group of 20, Brian Dempsey's can seat both large and small groups.
For no extra charge, utilize Brian Dempsey's' free wifi.
The crowds come out in force on Fridays and Saturdays, so don't neglect to make a reservation ahead of time.
Wear what you like when you dine at Brian Dempsey's — the restaurant has a chill vibe just right for casual dining.
Looking for something delicious to serve at your next party? Brian Dempsey's also offers catering.
With food this good, you'll be running into this restaurant to pick it up yourself.
Guests of Brian Dempsey's' Bell Blvd location can park their vehicles on the street.
If cycling is more your speed, you'll find plenty of space to stash your bike outside the restaurant.
Fancy-schmancy price tags don t always bring the best results, and Brian Dempsey's s super yummy, mid-range menu is taste-test approved.
At Brian Dempsey's, you can pay with Visa, MasterCard, Discover, American Express or any other major credit card.
Chow down on breakfast, lunch, or dinner fare at Brian Dempsey's — they're open for all three meals.
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What is American food? Cuisine that is delicious and perfect for any occasion. Come grab some at C J Sullivan's American Grill.
Find time to peruse the wine list here — this restaurant offers a variety of drink options.
No need to splurge on a babysitter — tots will be right at home chowing down at this restaurant.
Take advantage of great beer and tasty bites when you stop by for happy hour.
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Sit outside when the weather is fine — C J Sullivan's American Grill has a lovely patio to enjoy a warm day.
If you're ready for a show, C J Sullivan's American Grill often books live musical groups or a DJ.
You'll also catch a live DJ spinning at C J Sullivan's American Grill some evenings.
Those that prefer some music with their meal will find live tunes at C J Sullivan's American Grill.
Weeknights are popular for dining and crowds often form at the restaurant.
C J Sullivan's American Grill offers an informal dining experience for those who are allergic to jackets and ties.
C J Sullivan's American Grill can also cater your next party; call today for details.
Don't be afraid to enjoy your food on the go — this restaurant offers takeout for your busy schedule.
C J Sullivan's American Grill offers multiple street parking options nearby for diners.
If a trip to the ATM isn't on the agenda, visitors have the convenience of paying by major credit card.
C J Sullivan's American Grill offers breakfast, lunch, and dinner, so stop by whenever is most convenient for you.
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Though still a young man, William Degel can trace his life story all the way back to Prohibition. In the early 1930s, his godfather owned Jack's, a Manhattan steakhouse and speakeasy frequented by movie stars and politicos. Stories of the restaurant's notoriety inspired William's own career path: he leveraged an early job as a bartender into the purchase of a rundown Queens saloon, which eventually gave him the opportunity to open Uncle Jack's Steakhouse. This fine-dining establishment was styled after the original Jack's, with Victorian touches such as pressed-copper ceilings, a hand-carved mahogany bar, and faeries only visible to Sir Arthur Conan Doyle.
Now expanded to three New York locations, Uncle Jack's has proved so popular that William was selected to host Restaurant Stakeout, a Food Network program on which he helps struggling restaurateurs save their businesses. William often credits his success to a focus on quality, a trait noticeable after one glance at the menu. He handpicks all of the beef from cattle that are grown to the steakhouse's exact specifications on Nebraska ranches. The USDA Prime cuts are aged onsite up to 35 days, then cooked in 1800-degree infrared boilers that seal the meat's juices inside a perfectly charred exterior.
As with his godfather's place, William's restaurants cater to the city's elite. Athletes, actors, and local celebrities are often seen seated around Uncle Jack's tables, which isn't surprising considering the richly appointed dining rooms, paparazzi-repelling forcefields, and extravagant extras the restaurant provides.
Fans of Graziella Ristorante make every night "pizza night" — reviews prove that this hub sells steaming slices of five-star bliss.
Toast your evening out at this pizzeria with a glass of beer or wine from their lengthy drink list.
If you're in need of a booster seat, this pizzeria's got you covered. This is a great spot for the whole family.
Be sure to make reservations so you can get seated right away.
Sometimes you need food fast, and this pizzeria totally gets it, offering both takeout and delivery.
Catering services are also available.
Drivers will love the easy parking options just steps away from Graziella Ristorante.
Store your bike at one of the many racks outside of Graziella Ristorante.
A mid-priced establishment, Graziella Ristorante offers meals that typically cost about $30 or less.
When melted cheese and quality crust is all you can think about, it may be time for a hot slice or two. Experience pizza at its best when you order a pie from top-rated Graziella Ristorante.
Don't feel like dressing up for dinner? No problem. Graziella Ristorante's pizza is baked with top-notch ratings, so you can be sure to love your meal.
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While high-priced, the Italian food at Graziella Ristorante is well worth every penny!
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Fresh from the oven every time, the insanely-cheesy slices at Fontana Famous Pizza and Gyro have visitors hooked on five-star reviews.
Fontana Famous Pizza and Gyro knows how to make gluten-free and low-fat fare taste great, so stop by for a healthy (and flavorful) bite.
Ready for a drink to unwind? At this pizzeria, you can pair your meal with something from their full bar.
At this pizzeria, everyone will find something they love — kids included!
Don't sacrifice comfort for style — Fontana Famous Pizza and Gyro's dress code is business casual, so guests can look and feel great.
Don't want to go out tonight but still want great food? Order takeout or delivery from this pizzeria.
For the tastes of Fontana Famous Pizza and Gyro from the comfort of your next party, the pizzeria also offers catering services.
The restaurant is located near a free parking lot, making it a prime parking spot for diners.
Fontana Famous Pizza and Gyro makes bikers feel at ease with the multiple storage racks outside.
A cash-only venue, visitors should consider their bank accounts beforehand.
Roni, sausage, and veggie are just a few of the delicious options at Fontana Famous Pizza and Gyro. Taste the shining reviews for yourself when you head to Fontana Famous Pizza and Gyro for a tasty pizza pie.
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For that fresh, out-of-the-oven feel, Gino's Pizzeria and Restaurant serves mouthwatering pizza with a down-home feel.
Pizza lovers and pasta fans will find more than enough to choose from on the pizzeria's menu.
Gino's Pizzeria and Restaurant will keep those with dietary needs happy with a menu filled with gluten-free and low-fat items.
Find time to peruse the wine list here — this pizzeria offers a variety of drink options.
Having trouble finding that family-friendly restaurant everyone will love? This pizzeria serves all ages, so little ones are welcome to come along, too.
Reserve a table in advance and get seated when you're ready.
Throwing a big party? Count on Gino's Pizzeria and Restaurant to provide top-notch catering with the same great dishes you love.
You want food. You can take it or we'll leave it — just as simple as that. Let us know your preference.
Free parking is always available just seconds away from Gino's Pizzeria and Restaurant.
Store your bike at one of the many racks outside of Gino's Pizzeria and Restaurant.
Serving breakfast, lunch, and dinner, Gino's Pizzeria and Restaurant is a great dining option for any time of day.
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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.