Posts Tagged ‘Dining’

THE PERFECT CODA TO A CLOISTERS VISIT

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New Leaf amounts to a true getaway for Manhattan dwellers, and it’s an easy walk from the A train’s 190th Street subway stop. (Don’t tremble—it’s only a half-hour from Times Square.) Perched on the highest elevation in Manhattan, the restaurant and its expansive outdoor dining area afford diners the city’s most spectacular view of the [&hellip
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BISTRO ON THE (FREDERICK DOUGLASS) BOULEVARD

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Les Ambassades has the feel of a neighborhood bistro…if the neighborhood happens to be the 18th Arrondissement. Remarkably, this French Senegalese boulangerie-patisserie-café is not a Parisian ethnic outpost: it’s based in Harlem. I came in for hot tea and a sweet, but my eyes popped at the sight of giant lamb shanks surrounded by couscous [&hellip
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FRENCH COOKERY WITH AN ASIAN FLAIR

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It takes a certain amount of confidence to set your restaurant in an utterly unmarked brownstone, but Bobo is all about confidence, and with good reason. This yearling restaurant, owned by maverick restaurateur Carlos Suarez, has a brand-new executive chef, the James Beard Award-winning Patrick Connolly. He is fresh from the four-star Radius in Boston, [&hellip
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SHAKE SHACK CREATES A STIR

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It was 3 o’clock on a Saturday afternoon, and the normally placid corner of 77th Street and Columbus Avenue was thronged. Despite a driving rain, mothers with strollers jockeyed with twenty-somethings and retired folk in a line that extended around the corner and halfway down the block to Amsterdam Avenue. A Miley Cyrus album signing? [&hellip
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WORTH A STOP, EVEN WITHOUT A TRAIN TO CATCH

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As a neighborhood, Penn Station doesn’t spring to mind as a restaurant destination, and it should, because there are several steakhouses there that are every bit as good as any in Manhattan, among them Nick & Stef’s Steakhouse. The area gets so little gastronomic attention that I wasn’t aware that Nick & Stef’s even existed, [&hellip
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GROOVY GROCERY

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“Slow down, you move too fast. You got to make the morning last. Just kicking down the cobblestones. Looking for [snacks] and feelin’ groovy.” It was in such a spirit that I walked near the 59th Street Bridge and happened on Katagiri, a bustling 100-year-old Japanese grocery
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CHOLA'S NOT AFRAID OF THE HEAT

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Indian restaurants in Manhattan have an odd tendency to cluster. East 6th Street between First and Second avenues has dozens (the running joke is that there is one giant kitchen under the block); Murray Hill, too; and East 58th Street between Second and Third avenues has an esteemed group of its own. The leader of [&hellip
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TUSCAN COOKING, PLUS A CELEB OR TWO

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With its staid and sophisticated décor, an elegant staff to match and flawlessly executed Northern Italian cuisine, Nello has been attracting well-heeled Upper East Siders and more than a few celebrities ever since the restaurant flung open its doors in 1991. Late summer roses are practically everywhere you look in the dining room. The ivory [&hellip
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