Posts Tagged ‘Dining Reviews’

UPTOWN DINING FOR NIGHTHAWKS

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When pondering where to find a good very-late-night meal, the Upper East Side doesn’t exactly spring to mind. But Opus, which just opened in September, serves lunch, brunch, dinner and ultra-late dinner every day from 11 a.m. until 5 a.m. The current Zagat restaurant guide lists only about a dozen places that are open that [&hellip
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FOURTH TIME’S THE CHARM?

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The past woes of the space that now houses Almond are legion. It was here that NBC’s “reality show” The Restaurant, chronicling the tumultuous decline of terrifically talented chef Rocco DiSpirito, was taped. In the end, DiSpirito was locked out of his eponymous restaurant, and the place was shuttered. The ensuing restaurants, Caviar and Banana  [&hellip
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PRIMO PAN-LATIN

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Oddly, for a city with such a large Hispanic population, there is a dearth of really good Latin restaurants. With the arrival of the vibrant and scrumptious Yerba Buena, additional Latin restaurants would seem superfluous. In a romantically lit intimate space that seats 46, Yerba Buena (which means “good herb”) showcases the robust pan-Latin cookery [&hellip
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SLEEK AMERICAN SEASONAL

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Over the last few decades, there have been countless major changes in my neighborhood—the East Village, as it is now called—but few have startled me more than the transformation of a nearby rundown Laundromat into Apiary, a sleek and happening restaurant. Chef/partner Neil Manacle and managing partner Jenny Moon brought in the French luxury furniture [&hellip
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