Just Jake's offers a wide variety of classic American dishes.
Whether you are looking for food low in fat or gluten-free, this restaurant is the place you want to eat.
You can also catch the latest scores on the TVs in the bar.
Have a few picky young eaters in the family? Not a problem at this restaurant, where the food and ambience are perfect for family dining.
Private rooms make any group feel like VIP guests at Just Jake's.
Be sure to check out Just Jake's' outdoor seating when the climate is right.
Enjoy wifi here free of cost.
Work off your meal with a little music and dancing — live tunes are often featured at the restaurant, and a dance floor is open to all.
Take note that the restaurant can get a bit loud, so vocal cords and eardrums should be in tip-top shape.
Just Jake's is a dog-friendly establishment, so bring your pup along.
Whether you're coming from work or a ballgame, the dress code at laid-back Just Jake's is come-as-you-are.
It's time to gather up the party people. Serve them great food from Just Jake's.
No time to sit down? No worries! This restaurant offers a take out option so you can grab your food on the go.
Score! Just Jake's provides free parking to all diners in the lot next door.
Cyclists are in luck. Just Jake's provides bike parking.
Prices at Just Jake's typically stay below the $30 mark, so you can afford to bring along a friend or a date.
What's your favorite meal of the day? Chow down on breakfast, lunch, and dinner at Just Jake's and taste test your way through the menu.
When you're looking for a bite of some great American dishes, you definitely won't need to look any further than Just Jake's.
When you need an American restaurant that is sure to impress, come to the highly-rated Just Jake's.
For fresh maki, Montclair's Aozora Japanese Restaurant has got you covered.
Youngsters are more than welcome to join mom and dad at this restaurant.
Take a great restaurant, add perfect party food and a fun group of people, and get a night for the ages at Aozora Japanese Restaurant.
Give the restaurant a call to reserve your table ahead of time.
Casual clothing is the name of the game at Aozora Japanese Restaurant, where suits and ties won't be spotted for miles.
Throwing a big party? Count on Aozora Japanese Restaurant to provide top-notch catering with the same great dishes you love.
Grab your meal to go at this restaurant if you're in a hurry — or better yet, have them bring it to you through their delivery service!
If preferred, diners can leave their vehicles in a nearby lot, though space is available on the street as well.
Store your bike safely at one of the main bike racks near Aozora Japanese Restaurant.
Treating yourself doesn't mean breaking the bank, come taste the great dishes Aozora Japanese Restaurant has to offer.
The restaurant's dinner menu receives the most attention, though breakfast and lunch are also options.
For a delicious Japanese meal, make a reservation at Aozora Japanese Restaurant.
All your favorite culinary influences await you at Aozora Japanese Restaurant where a fusion of Asian-style dishes are ready to win over a wide range of taste buds.
So when you're looking for a hip spot with a medley of Asian flavors, grab a table at Aozora Japanese Restaurant.
The perfect date spot, Palazzo Restaurant attracts couples looking for top-notch (and top-rated) Italian fare.
Whether you are looking for food low in fat or gluten-free, this restaurant is the place you want to eat.
With plenty of room to go around, Palazzo Restaurant also offers a private area perfect for large groups.
Surround yourself with the wonderful weather at your next night out at Palazzo Restaurant.
Make a reservation to ensure your night goes according to schedule.
Slip into something more comfortable before dining at Palazzo Restaurant, where dress code calls for business casual.
If you're strapped for time, take out food from this restaurant.
Can't get enough of Palazzo Restaurant's tasty dishes? They also offer a catering service for parties and events.
While multiple parking choices are available near Palazzo Restaurant, garage and street parking are the closest options.
Your tab at Palazzo Restaurant will generally run you about $30 per person.
Short on cash? No problem. Palazzo Restaurant happily accepts all major credit cards.
So if you're in the mood for a night of delicious Italian cuisine and a special, romantic ambiance, be sure to visit Palazzo Restaurant.
Come see why the Italian food at Palazzo Restaurant is well worth the price.
If you're looking to give your dining routine the Italian boot, Palazzo Restaurant is just the place to try.
Make plans to head to Palazzo Restaurant for gluten-free dining today.
Check out Mesob Ethiopian Restaurant for a spicy selection of Ethiopian dishes.
Vegan, low-fat and gluten-free diners will be satisfied with the menu at Mesob Ethiopian Restaurant.
Little ones are just as welcome as their parents at this restaurant.
Sized just right for big groups, the private room at Mesob Ethiopian Restaurant would be an ideal pick for your next birthday party or family gathering.
It's best to call ahead for a table as the restaurant can get packed.
Throw on your favorite T-shirt and head out the door — dining at Mesob Ethiopian Restaurant is all about comfort.
Mesob Ethiopian Restaurant is known for serving great food, and they are able to serve it at your next event with their excellent catering.
Place an order for pickup or schedule a delivery — the restaurant makes it easy to enjoy your meal from anywhere.
Parking is easy at Mesob Ethiopian Restaurant, especially those looking to park on the street or in a lot close by.
You'll also find plenty of safe spaces to lock up your bike if you prefer to cycle to the restaurant.
The average check at Mesob Ethiopian Restaurant will stay below $30 per person, so it's a relatively affordable option.
Breakfast, lunch, and dinner are all served at the restaurant, but reviewers rate the dinner menu the highest.
So get your hands into some quality Ethiopian fare. Mesob Ethiopian Restaurant is ready to serve you!
Montclair's Greek Taverna's classic Greek dishes will take you back to the old world.
Dine on a dime at Greek Taverna, a local BYOB restaurant.
The bar at this restaurant is fully stocked, so pair your meal with a glass of wine or beer.
Grab the kids when you head to this restaurant — its family-oriented menu and ambience are perfect for the whole clan.
Worried about taking a big group out for a night on the town? Greek Taverna has you covered with private rooms made for loud parties.
Bask in the sun (or moon!) light when you dine on Greek Taverna's outdoor patio.
Free wireless Internet is also available at Greek Taverna, so bring your tablet or laptop along.
Greek Taverna is completely informal — dress as you see fit (and are most comfortable).
You can also have Greek Taverna cater your next event.
This restaurant will bring your food right to your doorstep if you prefer to make it a night in, or swing by the restaurant yourself to carry out your meal.
The restaurant is located near a free parking lot, making it a prime parking spot for diners.
Bike parking is also available outside the restaurant.
Checks are bigger than average at the restaurant, so prepare your wallet.
Feel free to swing by the restaurant for breakfast or lunch, but fans recommend holding out for dinner.
So stop in at Greek Taverna, where you can find all your favorite Greek dishes.
Eat your way through the menu at Montclair Char-Broil Restaurant, a diner with sky-high ratings and classic favorites.
Having trouble finding that family-friendly restaurant everyone will love? This restaurant serves all ages, so little ones are welcome to come along, too.
Whether you have a group of five or a group of 20, Montclair Char-Broil Restaurant can seat both large and small groups.
Avoid playing the waiting game and call ahead for a table.
Comfort is prioritized at Montclair Char-Broil Restaurant, and guests are encouraged to come as they are.
Ordering food? You can pick it up yourself!
At Montclair Char-Broil Restaurant, street and lot parking is made simple for diners.
Hitting the mid-range mark, Montclair Char-Broil Restaurant s prices are perfectly reasonable for food that goes above and beyond.
The breakfast menu receives the most rave reviews from patrons, but you can also stop in for lunch and dinner later in the day.
Come taste the difference in Montclair Char-Broil Restaurant's food. You'll be able to see for yourself why it's so highly-rated.
So settle yourself in a comfy booth at Montclair Char-Broil Restaurant, where you can enjoy all your favorite diner dishes in a relaxed, casual setting.
It's dinner time at the diner — head on over to Montclair Char-Broil Restaurant.
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.