What time is it? Time to grab one of American's favorite dishes at Gaslight Brewery and Restaurant.
Toast your evening out at this restaurant with a glass of beer or wine from their lengthy drink list.
Parents appreciate this restaurant's kid-friendly attitude, and little ones are often seen dining out with the adults.
Large groups will appreciate Gaslight Brewery and Restaurant for its ability to seat them quickly.
Reservations are available, so give the restaurant a call before you head over for the fastest seating.
Casual clothing is the name of the game at Gaslight Brewery and Restaurant, where suits and ties won't be spotted for miles.
Through their catering service, Gaslight Brewery and Restaurant can also set out a delicious spread for your next party.
Feeling a little shy? Carryout is available.
At Gaslight Brewery and Restaurant, diners can easily find street parking or parking in a nearby lot.
Gaslight Brewery and Restaurant's diners can store their bikes safely at the rack around the corner.
For food that tastes like a million bucks, Gaslight Brewery and Restaurant s got you covered for a fraction of the price.
Visa, MasterCard, Discover, and American Express are all accepted.
The next time you're craving a burger and fries, Gaslight Brewery and Restaurant is the place for you.
Pay Gaslight Brewery and Restaurant a visit today and fill up on some classic American dishes in a casual environment.
So head on over to the highly-rated Gaslight Brewery and Restaurant for some American eats and see what the buzz is all about.
At Gaslight Brewery and Restaurant, there's a seat, a drink, and a great meal waiting for you.
So if you're looking to impress any beer connoisseurs you know, you'd be wise to bring them to the brewery at Gaslight Brewery and Restaurant.
Visit Above Restaurant and Bar for some true American comfort food smack dab in the middle of South Orange's South Orange Village.
The chefs at Above Restaurant and Bar know how to prepare tasty, gluten-free and low-fat meals.
Find the perfect vintage to complement your meal — this restaurant offers a fine selection of wines, beers, and beyond.
Grab the kids when you head to this restaurant — its family-oriented menu and ambience are perfect for the whole clan.
If you're having a party, no need to stress out about cooking, cleaning or getting tables and chairs, have your party at Above Restaurant and Bar instead.
The patio tables outside of Above Restaurant and Bar are the perfect spot for a summer meal.
Free wifi is available as well.
The restaurant accepts reservations, so you can get around the busy crowd.
At Above Restaurant and Bar, business casual is the norm, so save your suit and tie for another day.
If you need to get somewhere fast, the restaurant also serves up grub to go.
Take the comfort of your own home and add great grub from Above Restaurant and Bar to create the perfect night.
Hand your keys to the valet driver, or pull into your own space in the neighboring lot. Street parking is also an option.
It's not the cheapest, it's not the most expensive, but it is the most delicious. Come to Above Restaurant and Bar for a great bite.
The restaurant's dinner menu receives the most attention, but diners have the option of grabbing breakfast or lunch here, too.
Indulge in all of your favorite American classics with a trip to the definitive standard in town at Above Restaurant and Bar.
You deserve an excellent meal, so head on over to Above Restaurant and Bar and enjoy some of the highly-rated American fare.
Deemed "pizza of the year" every year by Bunny's Restaurant's loyal fans, this deliciously-cheesy pizza will have you reaching for seconds, thirds, and even fourths.
Swing by Bunny's Restaurant for a bite to eat or a beverage from the fully stocked bar.
Take the kids along too — this pizzeria is a great spot for families with food that even little ones will love.
Make the most of the warm summer months by dining outdoors in Bunny's Restaurant's beautiful outdoor seating area.
Skip long waits and head to Bunny's Restaurant with your large group for easy seating.
Crowds are boisterous at the pizzeria and the music is blaring, so get ready for a very loud night out.
You can't reserve a table at Bunny's Restaurant, so be sure to show up early.
Folks tend to dress down at Bunny's Restaurant, so keep comfort in mind when heading to the pizzeria.
If you're hoping to make a smashing impression at your next soiree, you can also have Bunny's Restaurant cater for you.
Turn your living room into a five-star restaurant with takeout or delivery from this pizzeria.
Bunny's Restaurant's guests can take advantage of the easy street and lot parking options.
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 Bunny's Restaurant.
Find out how many slices you can eat! Bunny's Restaurant's pizza comes with high ratings and a low-key vibe, so take your time enjoying your pie.
For hot pizza and a cool atmosphere, be sure to stop in at Bunny's Restaurant.
Bunny's Restaurant's pizza is oozing with delicious cheese and sauce, so make sure to pick one up on your way home.
Opt for a classic caprese sandwich or venture out of your comfort zone at Grid Iron Waffle Shop — this delicious sandwich shop satisfies any stomach.
Got kids? No problem at Grid Iron Waffle Shop! This restaurant is a fantastic spot for families to dine together.
Al fresco eating options are also available at Grid Iron Waffle Shop, which presents a lovely patio seating area for warmer months.
Whether you have a large or small group, Grid Iron Waffle Shop can accommodate both.
Wireless Internet access is just a click away at Grid Iron Waffle Shop.
Bring your furry friend to the restaurant — Grid Iron Waffle Shop allows dogs to dine, too.
You can't book your table ahead of time at Grid Iron Waffle Shop, so show up early for your pick of tables.
Show up in sneakers or a suit at Grid Iron Waffle Shop, where dining in comfort is of utmost importance.
The restaurant has catering services as well.
Ordering food? You can pick it up yourself!
If preferred, patrons can leave their vehicles in a nearby lot, though space is available on the street as well.
Grid Iron Waffle Shop's diners can store their bikes safely at the rack around the corner.
Reviewers heap high praise on the restaurant's brunch menu, but lunch and dinner are also available.
For a quick tasty lunch that will leave you wanting more, the sandwiches at Grid Iron Waffle Shop will not disappoint.
Stop by Toro Loco Mexican restaurant for a quick bite.
Low-fat, gluten-free, and vegan options are all available here.
This restaurant also operates a bar, so a round of drinks with dinner is not out of the question.
Parents appreciate this restaurant's kid-friendly attitude, and little ones are often seen dining out with the adults.
Enjoy the beautiful weather while you chow down — with outdoor seating, Toro Loco is a great summer destination.
Parties of any size can easily be seated at Toro Loco.
Take note that the restaurant can get a bit loud, so vocal cords and eardrums should be in tip-top shape.
Don't like waiting to be seated? Make a reservation whether it's just you or the whole group.
Not a popular place for dress-up dining, most Toro Loco patrons come in casual attire.
Call Toro Loco for catering if you have a big event coming up.
For those in a hurry, the restaurant lets you take your meal or snack to go.
The restaurant is located near a free parking lot, making it a prime parking spot for diners.
Toro Loco is a prime location for cyclists to park their bikes and enjoy a bite to eat.
Toro Loco is creating dishes any foodie will love at around $30.
Spice up your every day with delicious Mexican food at Toro Loco.
So visit Toro Loco today and discover the latest and greatest Mexican food trends.
Fresh from the oven every time, the insanely-cheesy slices at La Vera have South Orange Village visitors hooked on five-star reviews.
Help yourself to a healthier lifestyle at La Vera, where gluten-free and low-fat plates are the standard.
At La Vera, the prime seating is on the patio. Come check out what all the buzz is about.
La Vera is well-known for being able to seat large parties.
Perfect for an after-work outing, La Vera won't require you to change outfits before dining as the dress here is super casual.
Need a night in? Don't miss out on this pizzeria's delicious food — you can carry it out to eat at home or have them deliver it straight to you.
If you're hoping to make a smashing impression at your next soiree, you can also have La Vera cater for you.
Parking spaces are available curbside near the pizzeria.
Make use of the luxurious bike racks at La Vera.
For a night out with great food that won't break the budget, head to La Vera.
So come taste the pizza at La Vera for yourself and see what all the ratings buzz is about.
Before ordering just a generic box of pizza, re-think that decision and go with a pie above the rest from La Vera.
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.