Sizzling steaks served hot off the grill are prepared just the way you like them at Ruth's Chris Steak House — come see what all the five-star hype is about and see if this steakhouse is right for you.
Those with dietary restrictions
such as vegan, low-fat and gluten-free
will enjoy the menu at Ruth's Chris Steak House.
Find time to peruse the wine list here — this restaurant offers a variety of drink options.
Enjoy a meal with all your loved ones. Ruth's Chris Steak House makes it easy for big groups.
Bask in the sun and enjoy a fresh meal outside at Ruth's Chris Steak House.
Reservations are available, so give the restaurant a call before you head over for the fastest seating.
No need to dress to the nines here — Ruth's Chris Steak House's policy is business casual, so guests can dine in comfort.
That's right! Ruth's Chris Steak House will bring their delicious food to your house for any occasion.
Take advantage of the free parking next door to Ruth's Chris Steak House.
Although Ruth's Chris Steak House is a bit of a splurge, it certainly is worth it.
Dinner is the real yum factor here, though breakfast bites and lunch are also featured.
So the next time you go out for a real steak dinner, don't settle. Come to highly-rated Ruth's Chris Steak House.
If you are on the hunt for a tender and juicy steak, make your way over to Ruth's Chris Steak House and browse the latest offerings.
Head to Great Wall Chinese Restaurant in Weehawken and take a culinary trip to the Far East, where fine Chinese cuisine is readily available.
If gluten is something you try to avoid, check out the G-free menu at Great Wall Chinese Restaurant. Low-fat fare is also available for those keeping an eye on their diet.
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.
Surf the web from your tablet or laptop on Great Wall Chinese Restaurant's complimentary wifi.
Dogs are welcome at Great Wall Chinese Restaurant, so feel free to bring Fido along.
It's best to call ahead for a table as the restaurant can get packed.
Great Wall Chinese Restaurant can also cater your next party; call today for details.
Can't stay long? Not a problem with the restaurant's take-out and delivery options.
At Great Wall Chinese Restaurant, we don't think a night out should be filled with hidden fees. That's why our parking lot's free.
A fortune of delicious flavor awaits you at Great Wall Chinese Restaurant.
You'll get a mouthful of flavor when you dine at Great Wall Chinese Restaurant, so swing by for a sample of some seriously tasty Asian-fusion fare.
So don't let the casual atmosphere fool you. When you dine at Great Wall Chinese Restaurant, prepare your tummy for an unbelievable mix of delicious Asian-style cuisine.
Houlihan's serves tasty American-style cuisine.
Cheer on your favorite team at Houlihan's, a local restaurant with TVs.
Let the kids come too! Little ones love the food and atmosphere at this restaurant just as much as their parents do.
Dine out in the open during Houlihan's' summer season when patio tables are available for use.
You can tote your laptop here to take advantage of the free wifi.
The restaurant can fill to capacity on the weekends, so don't forget to call ahead to reserve your table.
Houlihan's offers an informal dining experience for those who are allergic to jackets and ties.
Feeling a little shy? Carryout is available.
The restaurant offers convenient parking in the connecting lot, and (optional) valet is also provided.
For those who travel by bike, Houlihan's offers bike racks for diners.
No matter what you choose off the menu at Houlihan's, you won't completely break the bank with prices averaging around $30.
Save the cash for another day and pay by major credit card at Houlihan's.
When you have a hunger craving, head over to Houlihan's and treat yourself to an American classic.
When you're in need of a casual night out, head to Houlihan's and enjoy some great American classics.
So what are you waiting for? Come see what the highly-rated American food at Houlihan's is all about.
Get your naan on at Weehawken's Touch of Spice, and enjoy authentic Indian fare that's hard to beat (as ratings prove).
Specializing in gluten-free and low-fat fare, Touch of Spice has something that every stomach will enjoy.
Children are more than welcome to dine at this restaurant, where there's something for everyone on the menu.
Touch of Spice is a suitable restaurant for both large and small groups.
Reserve a table in advance and get seated when you're ready.
Whether you're coming from work or a ballgame, the dress code at laid-back Touch of Spice is come-as-you-are.
Catering from Touch of Spice will take your party to the next level.
With delivery and take-out options, you can enjoy this restaurant's cooking from the comfort of your own living room.
Street parking is the only parking option close to Touch of Spice.
Touch of Spice s fare is so good, you ll want to sample everything on the menu (and with its middle-of-the-road prices, you can!).
Whether it's curry or somosas you love, it's time to try the oh-so-highly-praised Indian recipes at Touch of Spice.
When Indian fare is on your mind, pay Touch of Spice a visit and give into your craving.
Featuring a laid-back vibe and traditional Mexican fare, Charrito's aims to please its casual-dining guests.
Both low-fat and gluten-free menu items are offered at Charrito's.
Beer, wine, and more are also available from this restaurant's extensive drink list.
Don't leave the kids at home — youngsters will love the family-friendly cuisine at this restaurant just as much as mom and dad.
Be sure to check out Charrito's' outdoor seating when the climate is right.
Throw on your favorite T-shirt and head out the door — dining at Charrito's is all about comfort.
Catering from Charrito's will take your party to the next level.
The food's ready when you are. Come on in or carry out.
Valet service is offered to all Charrito's' diners, as well as street parking.
Cyclists will love the spacious bike racks outside of Charrito's.
Hitting the mid-range mark, Charrito's s prices are perfectly reasonable for food that goes above and beyond.
For great Mexican food in a casual setting, look no further than Charrito's.
Charrito's serves up tasty and innovative Mexico-inspired eats, so head over today and try something new.
Fresh fare can be found at The Chart House, where patrons seek to sample every seafood dish on the menu.
The gluten-free and low-fat fare at The Chart House will leave you happy and full.
The drink list at The Chart House has everything you need to complete your meal (and your night out).
The perfect place to take the kids, dining out at The Chart House won't cost you a sitter.
Impress your friends and invite them to a party to remember at The Chart House.
Wireless Internet access is just a click away at The Chart House.
Wanna soak up the sun? Come grab a bite at The Chart House and sit out on their gorgeous patio.
Call ahead for reservations to ensure your table is waiting for you when you arrive.
No need to be formal, business casual will pass.
You can also serve food from The Chart House at your next party — the restaurant offers catering.
Self park in a lot or take advantage of a valet service near The Chart House.
Checks are bigger than average at the restaurant, so prepare your wallet.
Reviewers rave about the dinner menu at the restaurant, though breakfast and lunch are also served.
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.