Top-rated pasta, rich sauces, and more great Italian fare await your palate at Marco Polo Restaurant and Tavern.
The gluten-free and low-fat fare at Marco Polo Restaurant and Tavern will leave you happy and full.
On gameday, come here to cheer your team to victory and watch every triumph on the big screen.
The whole family can enjoy a meal at this bar with its kid-friendly fare.
Marco Polo Restaurant and Tavern has a large dining room, making it easy to seat large parties.
Access the Internet free of charge via Marco Polo Restaurant and Tavern's complimentary wifi.
Reserve your table ahead of time if you're heading over to the bar on a Friday and Saturday — it can get quite crowded during the weekend.
Everyone will feel comfortable dining at Marco Polo Restaurant and Tavern, where business casual attire is standard.
Eating on the go? Order some tasty take out from this bar.
Hosting a swanky shindig? Call up Marco Polo Restaurant and Tavern for their catering services.
Whether you are looking for street or lot parking, Marco Polo Restaurant and Tavern is close to both.
Marco Polo Restaurant and Tavern knows how to put a smile on your face
the fairly-priced fare is easy on your taste buds as well as your wallet.
Marco Polo Restaurant and Tavern offers a wide variety of payment options, including payment by major credit card.
The bar's dinner menu receives the most attention, though breakfast and lunch are also options.
High-quality Italian food awaits you at Marco Polo Restaurant and Tavern!
All the best flavors of Italy await you at Marco Polo Restaurant and Tavern.
For British pub food in Summit, there's nothing better than Marco Polo Restaurant and Tavern.
If you're in the mood for comfort food, enjoy a cheeseburger with a mound of golden fries at burger house Hat Tavern in Summit's Summit region.
Whether rocking a gluten-free lifestyle or looking for something low-fat, this place will serve you just what you need.
Order a bottle for the table if you like — this burger joint has a full bar stocked with the best wine, beer, and more.
Eat out with the little ones at this burger joint, and don't waste time scurrying for a sitter.
Get online gratis thanks to Hat Tavern's complimentary wifi.
Bask in the sun (or moon!) light when you dine on Hat Tavern's outdoor patio.
Hat Tavern is a fine restaurant for those with large and small parties.
Don't spend time or money shopping for a new dinner outfit
Hat Tavern's laid-back vibe accepts jeans, T-shirts, and everything in between.
Getting your food to go is also an option.
Take the comfort of your own home and add great grub from Hat Tavern to create the perfect night.
Diners at Hat Tavern will love the free parking nearby.
Make use of the safe and efficient bike parking at Hat Tavern.
Prices are affordable, with a typical meal running under $30.
If you're more of an evening diner, you're in luck. Though all three meals are served, the burger joint's dinner menu will blow you away.
So sink your teeth into a tasty burger from Hat Tavern today. Your taste buds will thank you.
A burger at Hat Tavern is a great low-key option for the casual diner.
Hot cheesy goodness awaits your appetite at Randazzo Pizza and Restaurant — this pizza joint is the place to go for a serious five-star slice.
Both low-fat and gluten-free options are available here.
Tots are more than welcome to dine with their parents at this pizzeria.
Randazzo Pizza and Restaurant offers an informal dining experience for those who are allergic to jackets and ties.
Catering is also available if you'd like to serve Randazzo Pizza and Restaurant's tasty dishes at your next party.
You've heard correctly. This pizzeria offers both delivery or carryout.
The neighboring lot provides free parking to guests.
If cycling is more your speed, you'll find plenty of space to stash your bike outside the pizzeria.
Most items on the menu are reasonably priced, so expect to spend around $30 per person at Randazzo Pizza and Restaurant.
Some people say that if you've had one pizza, you've had them all. Diners who've tried Randazzo Pizza and Restaurant's pizza say it is the absolute best.
Pizza lovers can't get enough of Randazzo Pizza and Restaurant where the ratings are as hot as the pies, so come on down for a quick slice or two.
If you're in the mood for a casual night out, pay Randazzo Pizza and Restaurant a visit and munch on some delicious pizza.
When you are in the mood for a delicious, mouthwatering pizza, pay Randazzo Pizza and Restaurant a visit.
Pop over to Pizza Vita for some hop (and highly-acclaimed) 'za, and find out what everyone's been raving about.
Youngsters are more than welcome to join mom and dad at this pizzeria.
Warm weather brings out Pizza Vita's highly coveted patio seating.
Gather up your friends, coworkers or family members and head to Pizza Vita for a group meal.
Throwing a big party? Count on Pizza Vita to provide top-notch catering with the same great dishes you love.
Always five minutes behind schedule? Pick up your food to go instead.
If preferred, diners can leave their vehicles in a nearby lot, though space is available on the street as well.
Pizza Vita's diners can store their bikes safely at the rack around the corner.
Pizza Vita is a mid-priced establishment, with the average meal costing under $30.
Visa, MasterCard, Discover, and American Express are all accepted.
Roni, sausage, and veggie are just a few of the delicious options at Pizza Vita. Taste the shining reviews for yourself when you head to Pizza Vita for a tasty pizza pie.
Pizza doesn't have to be fancy to be great. Delicious pies await you at Pizza Vita (along with star-studded reviews and sky-high ratings), so grab a seat and dig in.
For mouthwatering pizza in a casual setting, look no further than the highly-rated Pizza Vita.
Craving pizza tonight? Stop in for a tasty slice at Pizza Vita.
For a quick slice of mouthwatering pizza, visit California Pizza Kitchen.
It's pizza (and pasta) time! Find an endless selection of the foods you crave, and have fun eating your way through this Italian menu.
Both the young and the young-at-heart will dig the family-oriented menu and ambience at this pizzeria.
Wifi is on the house at California Pizza Kitchen, so bring along your tablet or laptop.
Al fresco eating options are also available at California Pizza Kitchen, which presents a lovely patio seating area for warmer months.
Get to the pizzeria early to have your pick of tables — with its no-reservation policy, the place can fill up at busy times.
Casual clothing is the name of the game at California Pizza Kitchen, where suits and ties won't be spotted for miles.
If you need to feed a big crowd, California Pizza Kitchen also offers catering services for parties and get-togethers.
What's that you hear? It's carryout at this pizzeria.
At California Pizza Kitchen, free parking is offered on the whole block.
Your tab at California Pizza Kitchen will usually run to about $30 per guest.
So head on over to California Pizza Kitchen, where the pizza is hot and the atmosphere's cool.
There's no doubt about it. California Pizza Kitchen out-serves its competitors for the best slice of pizza around.
Mehrdad Zarrabikia and Azar Valoozi didn't know much English when they arrived in New Jersey. But they dreamed of opening a restaurant where they could prepare and serve the meaty stews, saffron-flecked rice dishes, and tart doogh yogurt drinks of their homeland, Iran. Mehrad worked at a gas station, Azar took a job at a nursery school, and each took eight years of English lessons, planning out their restaurant along the way. The hard work paid off: the duo were not only able to open up their own restaurant, but their Persian specialties have since received praise from The New York Times.
Visitors to Negeen Persian Grill can often spot Azar in the elegant dining room, where she greets guests and directs servers beneath the glow of colorful glass mosaic lights. Mehrdad can usually be found in the kitchen, whipping up the authentic stews and basmati rice dishes. The seasoned chef grills and stews lamb, veal, and chicken, seasoning meats in typical spices such as saffron and cumin. His dishes pair well with the restaurant's extensive selection of teas. They feature flavorful blends of exotic fruits such as mangos grown in tropical climates and strawberries raised on the eastern side of the moon.
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.