Score your next slice at Carmen's Trattoria — this joint has pizza-lovers dishing out cream of the crop reviews.
Enjoy a low-fat or gluten-free meal at Carmen's Trattoria, a local favorite.
Tots are more than welcome to dine with their parents at this pizzeria.
At Carmen's Trattoria, you won't have to wait for your large or small group to be seated.
Surf the web from your tablet or laptop on Carmen's Trattoria's complimentary wifi.
Be sure to make reservations so you can get seated right away.
Enjoy the vibe here with a business casual dress code.
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.
Catering services are also available.
Carmen's Trattoria provides easy access to an adjacent lot.
Carmen's Trattoria is a mid-priced establishment, with the average meal costing under $30.
All major credit cards are accepted, including Visa, MasterCard, Discover, and American Express.
So who's hungry? The highly-acclaimed pizza at Carmen's Trattoria is ready and waiting to be served.
Pizza doesn't have to be fancy to be great. Delicious pies await you at Carmen's Trattoria (along with star-studded reviews and sky-high ratings), so grab a seat and dig in.
So if you're looking for a casual hangout spot in town, be sure to stop in for a hot pizza at Carmen's Trattoria.
So when pizza is calling your name, head on over to Carmen's Trattoria and give into your craving.
High-quality Italian food awaits you at Carmen's Trattoria!
With a trip to Carmen's Trattoria, you'll get everything and more you expect out of a fantastic Italian place!
Normans Bar and Grill serves American-style cuisine in the middle of South Plainfield's South Plainfield district.
Find time to peruse the wine list here — this restaurant offers a variety of drink options.
Both the young and the young-at-heart will dig the family-oriented menu and ambience at this restaurant.
Normans Bar and Grill is known for its happy hour deals and steals.
Free wifi is available as well.
Wanna soak up the sun? Come grab a bite at Normans Bar and Grill and sit out on their gorgeous patio.
Normans Bar and Grill caters to all party sizes, both large and small.
Live DJs often entertain the evening crowd while dining.
Show up in sneakers or a suit at Normans Bar and Grill, where dining in comfort is of utmost importance.
Getting your food to go is also an option.
For easy dining, Normans Bar and Grill provides convenient parking in a connecting lot.
Commute by bike to Normans Bar and Grill and find easy bike parking.
A mid-priced establishment, Normans Bar and Grill offers meals that typically cost about $30 or less.
When you're looking for a bite of some great American dishes, you definitely won't need to look any further than Normans Bar and Grill.
Normans Bar and Grill has something for everyone with great American fare for breakfast, lunch, and dinner.
Make your way over to the highly-rated Normans Bar and Grill and taste your way through some great American dishes.
Deemed "pizza of the year" every year by Tony's Pizza and Restaurant's loyal fans, this deliciously-cheesy pizza will have you reaching for seconds, thirds, and even fourths.
The menu at Tony's Pizza and Restaurant is loaded with gluten-free and low-fat options.
Bring the whole family to this pizzeria, where kiddos are welcomed with open arms.
Place an order for pickup or schedule a delivery — the pizzeria makes it easy to enjoy your meal from anywhere.
It's time to gather up the party people. Serve them great food from Tony's Pizza and Restaurant.
Tony's Pizza and Restaurant is located in a prime location surrounded by various parking options.
You can take it easy on your wallet at Tony's Pizza and Restaurant — prices are generally less than $30 per person.
Who doesn't love pizza? And who doesn't love pizza with great ratings? Tony's Pizza and Restaurant is home to some of the best slices in the neighborhood, so order a hot one today.
Just because Tony's Pizza and Restaurant is quick and easy doesn't make it any less tasty. For some of the most highly-rated pizza in town, swing on by today.
Find your happy place as you relax in the casual atmosphere and munch on delicious pizza at Tony's Pizza and Restaurant.
Switch up your normal pizza routine and head on over to Tony's Pizza and Restaurant for a new take on pizza.
For freshly prepared burgers with a flavorful twist, visit Red Robin Gourmet Burgers.
No need for those with special dietary needs to miss out on Red Robin Gourmet Burgers — the burger joint has plenty of low-fat, vegan, and gluten-free items on the menu.
The bar at this burger joint is fully stocked, so pair your meal with a glass of wine or beer.
Let the kids come too! Little ones love the food and atmosphere at this burger joint just as much as their parents do.
Planning a special night? Call ahead to reserve a table.
Take it nice and easy at Red Robin Gourmet Burgers, where casual dress is the rule of the day.
Some say walking is the greatest thing in life. This burger joint knows it's carryout.
Call Red Robin Gourmet Burgers for catering if you have a big event coming up.
Red Robin Gourmet Burgers' diners can park in a neighboring lot just seconds away.
Prices are affordable, with a typical meal running under $30.
Catering to diners throughout the day (and night), Red Robin Gourmet Burgers serves AM, PM, and midday meals.
When you order a burger from Red Robin Gourmet Burgers, you're taking a bite into delicious craftsmanship.
Take it easy with a burger at Red Robin Gourmet Burgers.
Everyone in South Plainfield knows the secret to a high quality burger is a trip to Red Robin Gourmet Burgers.
Fresh from the oven every time, the insanely-cheesy slices at Villa Pizza have visitors hooked on five-star reviews.
It serves everything including gluten-free and low-fat options.
Eat out with the little ones at this pizzeria, and don't waste time scurrying for a sitter.
Feed the gang at your next get-together with catering from Villa Pizza as well.
Choose wisely. Wait at home for delivery or come into this pizzeria for carryout.
Villa Pizza is located in a prime location surrounded by various parking options.
Cyclists will love the spacious bike racks outside of Villa Pizza.
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 Villa Pizza.
If you can't get enough pizza, be sure to try the pies at Villa Pizza, which earn ratings too hot to handle.
So enjoy a casual night out this weekend and treat yourself to a tasty pizza pie from Villa Pizza.
So next time you want to spend some time with your favorite people, why not top the experience off with a pizza pie or two from Villa Pizza?
Enjoy a freshly tossed pizza loaded with toppings at Ciccio Pizza in South Plainfield.
Whether rocking a gluten-free lifestyle or looking for something low-fat, this place will serve you just what you need.
With its kid-friendly vibe, this pizzeria is a great spot for families to chow down.
Check email, shop online, or get the latest game scores on Ciccio Pizza's free wifi.
That's right! Ciccio Pizza will bring their delicious food to your house for any occasion.
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.
Don't fuss with street parking. We've got some parking available.
You'll also find plenty of safe spaces to lock up your bike if you prefer to cycle to the pizzeria.
Who s hungry for great grub at a reasonable rate? Ciccio Pizza s yummy creations will leave a mark in your memory but not a dent in your pocketbook.
Next time you're looking to indulge in America's favorite dish, call the team at Ciccio Pizza to help you out.
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.