Tuesday, March 25, 2008

Grace Bar and Restaurant

A Tribeca parent offers up this review:


Fred (the owner) is really really friendly and accommodating. Recently, a group of mothers from school went for a going away party for one of our friends and we got top notch food and Fred even came by and sat with us to chat for a while. The place has a beautiful old style bar with large mirrors. The food has always been very, very good and reasonably priced. Food until 4am! The staff is always great. The pulled duck sandwich and hangar steak is really good. Good selection of beer on tap. I highly recommend.

Sunday, March 23, 2008

David Bouley

David Bouley's plans for a new Tribeca restaurant, Brushstrokes, could become one of the greatest centers of Japanese cooking in America. Please see this link to : Grub Street.

F. Illi Ponte

Another recommendation from our trusty Tribeca connoisseur!

F.Illi Ponte:

We went here to celebrate my 40th b-day a few years ago and have been back many times. I love the atmosphere and the Angry Lobster, the house specialty. From the old school decor, to the upstairs jazz room, start to finish, this is a place to try. Wonderful food, portions are hearty and service is top notch. We live in Tribeca and I've since brought several people here and everyone is always in agreement; you want old NYC? Come here!

Wednesday, March 19, 2008

Blaue Gans

Blaue Gans serves the best breakfast donuts? See what a local donut lover has to say below:

Where can you get the best jam donuts in New York? Not where you'd expect - but most mornings at Blaue Gans you can get some of these delicious donuts stuffed with jam, and excellent coffee. I'm there far too often. If the pastries don't tempt you, the perfectly boiled eggs will. On the weekends it's very child friendly, but at 9am during the week it's perfect - quiet, you can talk, think and read the paper. A very civilized place to go, and I go there often (service is excellent too). All this and I'm no relation to anyone who works there!

Celebs Drink Coffee Too!

Everybody's favorite local cafe just got a lot more appealing. See this photo in the NY Post of David Schwimmer having his morning coffee.

David Schwimmer at Bazzini.

Monday, March 17, 2008

Duane Park Cafe

A Tribeca parent offers this review:

Duane Park Cafe:

This was the first restaurant in Tribeca that my husband and I visited after moving here 7 years ago. Duane Park Cafe is a wonderful dining experience. Since then we have been back many times. One thing that they do which they don't really advertise, are their terrific wine dinners. The staff and servers are attentive and very courteous. This is one of those neighborhood gems that can easily compete with the big boys but doesn't try to.

Saturday, March 15, 2008

2 Rivers

Another review from our Tribeca Restaurant Connoisseur.

2 Rivers

One of my favorite local hangouts. I go here at least 2 or 3 times a week for either lunch or dinner. The food at 2 Rivers is definitely good and fairly priced. However, it was the super cool staff that made the experience enjoyable. There was a unique local crowd and I always feel welcome. Their salads are big and tasty. I usually order the half portion of the pasta because I can't finish the whole portion. My favorite is the Rigatoni with Sausage. I was also very pleasantly surprised with the quality of the filet mignon in the Joe Porcelli's Filet Mignon. All in all, the food is very good and reasonably priced but what really makes this place is the staff.

Dean's Restaurant and Pizzaria

Our intrepid Tribeca restaurant connoisseur offers up another review.

What a great addition to the neighborhood. The pizza is great. I had the eggplant parmigiana and I was very happy with it. Nothing fancy just good food. I especially like that there is now a place where I can sit down and have a glass of wine while the kids eat pizza and it won't cost me a fortune.

Wednesday, March 12, 2008


A Tribeca restaurant connoisseur offers up this review:
Acappella is one of those places where I take friends and family when they come to the City for a special event and they never cease to impress. On a recent visit, the two appetizer standouts were the Lobster Ravioli and the Grilled Portobello Mushroom. We had a great time with the host trying to figure out the ingredients for the sauce on the Ravioli. Who would have thought Cognac? We all went for the meat but I have to say that the standout there, as always for me, was the Veal Chop. Great atmosphere, and the staff makes everyone feel like they are a regular.