Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Le Pain Quotidien- Most Eco-Friendly Fast Food!

Le Pain Quotidien, which has a Tribeca location at 81 West Broadway, was written up on Your Daily Thread, an LA based site promoting green living. Apparently, Le Pain Quotidien is eco-friendly! Click here to read more.

Monday, April 27, 2009

Lily O'Briens

Everyone should have their own watering hole to call their own. One of our readers has a recommendation for those seeking a specific atmosphere:

Lilly O'Briens Bar & Restaurant is an Irish bar with excellent food and service. Inside, you'll find a warming bar and restaurant with nook-like booths and a polished, roomy bar. Lilly O'Briens Pub & Restaurant has a sporty Celtic feel that is a relaxing site for enjoying some fun, food, and drink. Conveniently located Downtown on Murray Street, on the corner of West Broadway, Lilly's is right near the A-C-E and 1-2-3-9 Chambers Street station, making it an easy stop for a delicious meal and some drinks after work, or to catch the game on one of their seven TVs. While there's plenty of Irish eats, the menu also dishes up numerous other specialties and creations. Numerous beers are on tap and in the bottles, while the bar also mixes up fantastic cocktails. It's not your usual Irish haunt, but the character is still the same, even if the cuisine is a little more out of this world. Open daily till 4am - kitchen closes at 2am.

Friday, April 24, 2009

Firefighter Chef at M1-5

Need to find the right place to go on your next Night Out? One of our readers had a great girl's night out experience and decided to share the details:

Went to M1-5 for a girls night out and had a really good time. The chef is a NY City Firefighter who won the Iron Skillet Contest and has appeared on Martha Stewart. We also got to meet Serge, the owner. They have a great bar menu and if you go you absolutely have to try Nanny's Mini Rice Balls and the Pulled Pork Sliders and the Sweet Potato Fries. The place is huge and they have various drink specials. They rent the place out for events, so if you want to have an office party, birthday party, happy hour they can set up a custom experience you would be sure to love. I can't say enough good things about the place - just go and enjoy, you won't be disappointed!!

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Jerry's on Chambers Street

After Jerry's on Prince Street was shuttered to make room for a Michael Kors store, owner Jerry Joseph took an 18-month hiatus to recharge. Now he's back with Jerry's Café in Tribeca, and loyal fans of his cobb salad, mango chicken salad, and Dutch eggs with ham and gouda are flocking to the new locale. Manager Toi Tracy is thrilled that despite the relocation, seats are filled with "all the old faces Jerry's known for over 20 years," plus a new brand of tourists—the folks buying Prince Street brands at Century 21 prices. Besides homey staples like burgers, BLTs and mac-'n'-cheese, the Middle Eastern mezze plate, pan fried pork dumplings and scallop carbonara pasta add an international flair. Like the old joint, prices are kept in check and the atmosphere is classic with a little hip thrown in for good measure.

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Most Interesting Chef in Tribeca

Just in time for Taste of Tribeca on May 16 comes the question: Who is the most interesting chef in Tribeca? Aaron Sanchez at Centrico? Amanda Freitag at Harrison? Who?

Sunday, April 19, 2009

Landmarc's New Spring Menu

The pleasures of spring; a day without a jacket, blooming trees, daffodils and a new spring menu from Landmarc. Who wouldn't want a warm goat cheese profiteroles with herb and roasted red pepper salad? Salmon tartar? How about roasted rabbit with warm potato salad, capers and a mustard vinaigrette? Click here to see the new menu.

Thursday, April 16, 2009

Taste of Tribeca - May 16, 2009!

Taste of Tribeca 2009 is almost here! If you want to make the wait more exciting, check out Serious Eats. They are offering a chance to win free tickets to this year's Taste! Click here to find out more.

Saturday, April 11, 2009

More Easter in Tribeca

There are so many options for Easter dining in Tribeca that it may be hard to decide where to go. One might entertain the idea of going for Easter brunch, taking a brief nap, then heading out for Easter Dinner!

Tribeca Grill is offering a special Easter prix fixe menu featuring 3 courses for both brunch and dinner. In addition, they are offering a special menu for children 12 and under to keep your finicky ones happy, too. You might find yourself tempted by Seared Sea Scallops with Morel & Asparagus Risotto, Black Truffle Vinaigrette or perhaps Black Trumpet Dusted Rack of Colorado Lamb with Mascarpone Polenta, Broccoli Rabe & Merguez Sausage? Personally, I am looking forward to the Raspberry Financier with Pistachio Anglaise & Bourbon Vanilla Ice Cream!

Friday, April 10, 2009

Easter in Tribeca

Several Taste of Tribeca restaurants are offering Easter specials. Among the many Easter options is Chanterelle, which will be providing diners with an elegant destination in Tribeca for holiday celebrations.

In addition to chef David Waltuck’s classic and Easter-appropriate dishes on the menu such as Rack of Lamb in Cumin Salt Crust and Ravioli of Spring Greens with Tomato Butter, he will be preparing a special (surprise) holiday entrée for both his tasting and a la carte menus. Pastry chef Kate Zuckerman will be crafting decadent house-made chocolate ganache Easter eggs in lieu of her truffles, which will be offered complimentary to diners on Sunday.

Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Brick Oven Habit

A dedicated reader gives us the scoop on a new restaurant:

The other night, we stopped into Warren Street's new wine and antipasti bar called Brick. Actually, I think it's called Brick because they also have a great selection of brick-oven pizza. I had the Calabrese with all the stuff I love like olives and onions--a nice crispy crust too (NY pizza is sometimes too prone to flopping when you pick it up). There's a huge selection of pastas and panni sandwiches. Very strong wine and cheese selection too. Family friendly and free delivery. I think I hear a habit forming...

Monday, April 6, 2009

Worth the Tassel: Burlesque at Duane Park

On Friday nights, the restaurant formerly known as Duane Park Cafe, now simply Duane Park, transforms into a 1920's-style Parisian salon. One can enjoy a late night dinner, live jazz and burlesque. Acts have included Darlinda, Legs Malone, Gal Friday, Perie Noire and the Brian Newman Jazz Trio has become the house band. Saturday and Sunday night shows will be offered soon, but only Friday night will remain free of charge.

The menu, executed by New Orleans native and Five Points alum, Beau Houch, blends classic bistro dishes (i.e. steak with caramelized onions) with provocative touches like Creole-spiced fries to dip into a garlicky aioli. The tightly edited wine list, courtesy of partner Frank Locker--the proprietor of East Village shop Is Wine--offers deep bargains; most bottles run $30 to $60.

Book early, tables fill up fast. (Duane Park, 157 Duane Street 212 732 5555)

Friday, April 3, 2009


One of our readers was kind enough to alert us to an exciting new menu at Rosanjin. It is called Ju Bako and it is "for when one doesn't have time for a two hour dinner but still feels like giving oneself a refreshing gift." The Ju Baku experience offers a tempting array of items such as Temari Sushi, Grilled Yellow Tail, and Steamed Gabocha (Japanese Pumpkin) among others. This is from our good friend:

I love this place. I have had one of the most extravagant dinners of my life here and have also had an event catered and am amazed by the quality of the food and the presentation. I just received an e-mail alert about a new offering at Rosanjin and cannot wait to try it out. Check out this special offer:

The name of this special menu is Ju Bako : ten boxes, because only ten of them are offered a day.

*Ju Bako requires a reservation and a full payment at least a day in advance.

*Ju Bako is $28 per order, not including beverage, gratuity and tax.

*Reservation for Ju Bako is available only from 6pm to 7pm

For further information or to make a reservation, call 212-346-0664.

Thursday, April 2, 2009

More Three Star Bouley...

The following post is from The Forklifter, an exuberant restaurant goer whose single mission is to visit every Taste of Tribeca restaurant with her 8 year old daughter:

Ding! Ding! Ding! Another 3* restaurant for Tribeca. What's in the water in this little triangle below Canal? This time it's Chef David Bouley pulling in a rave review from the New York Times for his renewed flagship Bouley, now in the Mohawk building. What's a foodie to do but make a reservation? Stepping in out of the drizzle and into his apple-stacked foyer, we tried to shake off the cold. What a treat to walk into main dining room and find an open hearth with a crackling fire and suddenly we were transported to an elegant inn in the French countryside. The decor is exuberant and sensual--this is a restaurant that won't take a pass on anything. My personal vote for the ideal line-up: the Porcini flan with crabmeat and truffled dashi--the flavor explodes, then duck crusted with Balinese pepper that was both exotic and familiar, finishing with the astonishing meringue "snowball". My companions at the table might offer their own ideas, but let them get their own blog entry.

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Three Stars for Bouley

The new Bouley is better than ever. Frank Bruni says "3 stars". We love David Bouley's food. Read this review from the New York Post, then run, don't walk, to your next fantastic dining experience!