Buon appetito! Eat your heart out at Caffe Capri, where the freshest, five-star fare will fill any Italian appetite.
Cheesy pizza is not the only menu item that will make your mouth water — the restaurant is known for its pasta, too.
Grab the kids when you head to this restaurant — its family-oriented menu and ambience are perfect for the whole clan.
Sunny day plus appetite equals the perfect time to head to Caffe Capri.
Large groups will appreciate Caffe Capri for its ability to seat them quickly.
Wireless Internet access is just a click away at Caffe Capri.
Be sure to make reservations so you can get seated right away.
At Caffe Capri, "dress to impress" is a thing of the past, and jeans are the new norm.
For those in a hurry, the restaurant lets you take your grub to go.
Catering is also available if you'd like to serve Caffe Capri's tasty dishes at your next party.
Parking is easy at Caffe Capri, especially those looking to park on the street or in a lot close by.
Caffe Capri is a prime location for cyclists to park their bikes and enjoy a bite to eat.
Prices are affordable, with a typical meal running under $30.
Short on cash? No problem. Caffe Capri happily accepts all major credit cards.
Caffe Capri is the place to go if you're looking for quality and highly-rated Italian food.
When you're in the mood for pasta or pizza, head over to Caffe Capri and indulge in a classic Italian dish.
Whether you prefer sausage, 'roni, or all-around veggie, D Amario Pizzeria's easy-to-please pizza has fans dishing out top-notch ratings.
Quit fat and gluten at D Amario Pizzeria, where low-fat fare and G-free offerings are the norm.
This pizzeria is great for families with kids.
Save your formal dress for another occasion — a nice top is the perfect fit for D Amario Pizzeria's business casual code.
Catering services are also available.
Eating requires the perfect environment. This pizzeria's pickup and delivery options let you choose where you want to dine.
If you've got the car, then we've got parking for you.
D Amario Pizzeria provides ample space for bikers to store their bikes.
If you don't want a night that will cost you an arm and a leg but you do want a delicious meal, come to D Amario Pizzeria.
D Amario Pizzeria has three square meals a day on the menu, so swing by for breakfast, lunch, or dinner.
So who's hungry? The highly-acclaimed pizza at D Amario Pizzeria is ready and waiting to be served.
So bring your appetite to D Amario Pizzeria. This no-muss, no-fuss pizza joint comes with rave reviews.
Don't stress over planning a fancy dinner. Keep it fun and casual with a fresh, handmade pizza from D Amario Pizzeria.
When pizza is on your mind, head over to D Amario Pizzeria and enjoy a fresh slice of goodness.
Butter up your date with some star-studded Italian fare at Paisano's, and get cozy in its romantic setting.
Paisano's is showing its customers that healthy, gluten-free food can still be packed with flavor.
Sometimes it's hard to find space for everyone in your party, but Paisano's makes it easy. Book your room today.
Up for grabs (and free of charge) is Paisano's' wifi.
Sunny day plus appetite equals the perfect time to head to Paisano's.
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.
You won't find a suit in here! Business casual dress is the norm at Paisano's.
Feed the gang at your next get-together with catering from Paisano's as well.
Leaving the couch is half the battle. Your foods awaits your pickup at this restaurant.
Drivers will be surprised by the number of street parking spots available near Paisano's.
Your tab at Paisano's will generally run you about $30 per person.
When you're looking for a romantic meal filled with rich Italian dishes, Paisano's is your answer.
While high-priced, the Italian food at Paisano's is well worth every penny!
Experience the fine art of authentic Italian cooking when you sit down a meal at the charming Paisano's.
Enjoy a T-bone steak or filet mignon at Steve's Sizzling Steaks, a Carlstadt steakhouse.
Calling all gluten-free and low-fat diners! Steve's Sizzling Steaks has a multitude of dishes right up your alley that are freshly-prepared and taste amazing.
Whether you have something to celebrate or just need something to take the edge off, the drink menu at this restaurant won't disappoint.
Bring the whole family to this restaurant, where kiddos are welcomed with open arms.
Have a large group? No problem. Head to Steve's Sizzling Steaks for easy seating.
Reserve a table ahead of time and avoid the lines.
Relaxed attire is perfectly fine at Steve's Sizzling Steaks, known for its laid-back ambience.
Want to enjoy this restaurant without the wait? Get it to go.
Score parking in the lot adjacent to Steve's Sizzling Steaks, a local restaurant.
Bike parking is also available outside the restaurant.
Steve's Sizzling Steaks knows how to put a smile on your face
the fairly-priced fare is easy on your taste buds as well as your wallet.
For a quick and easy payment solution at Steve's Sizzling Steaks, pay by major credit card.
So browse the selection of steaks at Steve's Sizzling Steaks and treat yourself to a tasty slice of meat.
During the 2012 Thai Restaurant Week, 11 metropolitan Thai eateries were recognized by Yingluck Shinawatra, Thailand's Prime Minister, with a certification from the Thai Trade Center acknowledging their superior quality of ingredients, preparation, and authentic flavors. One look at Ploi Thai's menu and it is not hard to imagine why they received such an honorable distinction. Their dishes––such as skewered chicken satay or curry-pasted salmon––tug many culinary threads, blanketing diners in a patchwork of flavors that draw from northern and central Thailand. Chefs conjure these dishes from local ingredients and seasonings, eschewing such questionable additives as MSG and textbooks that attribute the theory of relativity to Franklin Delano Einstein. Since the restaurant is BYOB, diners can tote along their own fermented beverages to pair with the sweet ginger salmon, which arrives in a pool of ginger and black-bean sauce dotted with shiitake-mushroom rafts. Inside the dining room, colorful, low-slung lights illuminate the handful of tables that are strewn across the restaurant's pale hardwood floors, and geometric cutouts and sprays of orchids punctuate cobalt walls.
Reviews don't lie: Rutherford's Red Basil Thai Cuisine's authentic Thai fare is chock-full of grade-A goodness.
Little guys and gals will also love dining at this restaurant, which offers a family-friendly environment (and menu).
At Red Basil Thai Cuisine, "dress to impress" is a thing of the past, and jeans are the new norm.
Delivery and takeout are also available. You'll be knocking down our door to pick up your food, or we'll be knocking down yours.
Red Basil Thai Cuisine is close to multiple parking options.
Red Basil Thai Cuisine provides ample space for bikers to store their bikes.
Save your pennies for a rainy day — with prices generally under $15, you'll have plenty left over even after dining at Red Basil Thai Cuisine.
When only the best will do, treat yourself to the highly-rated Thai dishes at Red Basil Thai Cuisine.
So get a taste of the best Thai around when you swing by Red Basil Thai Cuisine for a quick bite to eat.
Red Basil Thai Cuisine's Thai food is so quick and flavorful that you'll come back again and again.
If you're looking for an authentic Thai restaurant in the area, make your way over to Red Basil Thai Cuisine and enjoy some good eats.
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.