What is American food? Cuisine that is delicious and perfect for any occasion. Come grab some at Boxcar Bar and Grill.
Drinks are also on the menu here, so diners can start the night off right.
This restaurant welcomes kids, too, so you can feel good about bringing the whole family.
Boxcar Bar and Grill is the place to be for a celebratory happy hour.
Make the most of the warm summer months by dining outdoors in Boxcar Bar and Grill's beautiful outdoor seating area.
You can tote your laptop here to take advantage of the free wifi.
Four-legged friends are welcome at the restaurant.
The restaurant's "rush" is all weekend long, so diners should be prepared to wait for a table.
Relaxed attire is perfectly fine at Boxcar Bar and Grill, known for its laid-back ambience.
Ordering food? You can pick it up yourself!
Free parking is available in a lot near Boxcar Bar and Grill.
Cyclists will also appreciate the plentiful space to lock up their bikes outside the restaurant.
It's not the cheapest, it's not the most expensive, but it is the most delicious. Come to Boxcar Bar and Grill for a great bite.
If you're looking to rack up your frequent flyer miles, feel free to pay by major credit card.
Night owls will be happy to hear that the restaurant is best known for their evening menu, though breakfast and lunch are also served.
For lunch or dinner, make plans to try Boxcar Bar and Grill.
Pay Boxcar Bar and Grill a visit today and fill up on some classic American dishes in a casual environment.
Come for a tasty meal at Joe's American Bar and Grill that the whole family will love.
You'll find a wonderful selection of drinks from this restaurant's full bar to top off your meal.
Parents appreciate this restaurant's kid-friendly attitude, and little ones are often seen dining out with the adults.
Gather up your friends, coworkers or family members and head to Joe's American Bar and Grill for a group meal.
Be sure to make reservations so you can get seated right away.
Perfect for an after-work outing, Joe's American Bar and Grill won't require you to change outfits before dining as the dress here is super casual.
The food is prepared and packaged, just waiting for your pickup.
For convenience, patrons can park in the lot next door, and valet is also an option.
Joe's American Bar and Grill knows how to put a smile on your face
the fairly-priced fare is easy on your taste buds as well as your wallet.
If breakfast isn't your thing, Joe's American Bar and Grill also serves lunch and dinner, so you can be sure to swing by at some point during the day.
The best American dishes are cooked up by the great crew at Joe's American Bar and Grill, and they're waiting to serve you!
So when you just need a place to go, Joe's American Bar and Grill is the perfect restaurant serving up American classics in Short Hills.
For an exceptional menu of American food that is highly-rated by all who try it, call Joe's American Bar and Grill today.
Load up on meatballs and marinara at Enzzo's Trattoria-Restaurant, and find out for yourself if the five-star ratings are up to par.
Enjoy the cool summer breezes on Enzzo's Trattoria-Restaurant's seasonally available outdoor seating.
Have a large group? No problem. Head to Enzzo's Trattoria-Restaurant for easy seating.
The restaurant can fill up quickly, so reservations are recommended.
It doesn't get much more laid-back than Enzzo's Trattoria-Restaurant, so dress for comfort when you come.
Or, take your grub to go.
Enzzo's Trattoria-Restaurant can also cater your next party; call today for details.
At Enzzo's Trattoria-Restaurant, diners can easily find street parking or parking in a nearby lot.
Meals at Enzzo's Trattoria-Restaurant usually set you back about $30 per diner.
For a lovely Italian night out, look no further than Enzzo's Trattoria-Restaurant.
If you're craving a taste of Italy, come on over to Enzzo's Trattoria-Restaurant and check out the flavorful menu options.
Visit Carriage House Restaurant for some true American comfort food smack dab in the middle of Millburn's Millburn.
Drinks all around! Pair your dinner with a beverage from this restaurant's full bar.
Surf the web from your tablet or laptop on Carriage House Restaurant's complimentary wifi.
A departure from casual dining, Carriage House Restaurant is the perfect place to wear your best dress or newly pressed suit.
If your agenda for the evening is a cozy night in, Carriage House Restaurant will bring your food right to your door.
With parking onsite, it's easier to get straight to our delicious food.
Tabs at Carriage House Restaurant almost never exceed $15, so it's a great low-cost option for any time.
Indulge in all of your favorite American classics with a trip to the definitive standard in town at Carriage House Restaurant.
When you need an American restaurant that is sure to impress, come to the highly-rated Carriage House Restaurant.
For fresh maki, Short Hills' Benihana has got you covered.
This restaurant's fully stocked bar is a perk for patrons who enjoy a fine wine (or more) with their meal.
This restaurant is a terrific spot for families to gather with its kid-friendly ambience and menu.
Benihana is a prime location to dine with a group.
Volume at this restaurant can reach upper decibels, so come prepared to raise your voice to be heard.
On busy nights, it's best to book a table ahead of time.
Great place to bring the whole family with great food and a business casual dress code.
Just through the door at this restaurant, you can claim your food. No delivery required.
Benihana offers complimentary parking at a lot close by.
Meals at Benihana are affordable, with the average tab amounting to about $30 per person.
If you are seeking a great restaurant to get acquainted with Japanese cuisine, look no further than Benihana.
Load up on carbs at Johnny's On The Green — this Italian joint serves tasty grub in Millburn's Millburn community.
Fill up on healthy eats at Johnny's On The Green, a local restaurant.
Whether you have a large or small group, Johnny's On The Green can accommodate both.
At Johnny's On The Green, "dress to impress" is a thing of the past, and jeans are the new norm.
Take the comfort of your own home and add great grub from Johnny's On The Green to create the perfect night.
Free parking is offered every day in the lot next door, allowing guests to relax and enjoy their meal.
Prices are a bit on the higher side, so this might be a good pick for a special night out.
Spend your morning, afternoon, or evening at Johnny's On The Green, where guests can enjoy breakfast, lunch, and dinner.
Ready to try all the best flavors of Italy? Check out the authentic dishes at Johnny's On The Green.
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.