Tag: review


At o lar, Once More With Feeling

The polenta with mushrooms and a soft egg was a new one. Not that we needed an excuse. Oh and also, Tom had been raving about the tuna, fresh from the docks at Montauk: Wow. More, including the runny egg, […]


Supper at Sakagura

For our final dinner during our city weekend, we decided to stay close to home. (Hmm. Could it have been the late-night drinks at Mayahuel that had something to do with this?) We went to a hidden gem of a […]


Recette in the West Village

Recette is a charming little corner bistro in the West Village where the artful presentation of the food belies the simple, comfortable space. The chef, Jesse Schenker, is talented indeed. Here, the Berkshire Pork Belly, Rock Shrimp, Turnips, Romesco, Sherry […]


Dim Sum at Aberdeen in White Plains

After some errands Saturday morning in Westchester, Greg and I decided to hit Aberdeen, the Chinese restaurant in White Plains that does dim sum every day. Related posts: Lunch at Haiku in White Plains Recipe: Olive Oil Roasted Tomatoes and […]


Pre-Theater Supper at Chez Napoleon

We’re always looking for new places to try before the theater, so when a new-old spot popped up on the Sifty Fifty — a list of New York Times restaurant critic Sam Sifton’s favorite New York City restaurants at the […]

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Lunch at Rockport Diner

We happened up on the Rockport Diner quite by accident. We left in time to have lunch before our ferry ride to North Haven Island, but then got an idea that we’d head up to the winery to buy some […]

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Lunch at Bayview Lobster in Camden

Bayview Lobster is a cute little place with a simple seafood menu. Lobster rolls and the like. Perfect for our afternoon pick-me-up. Related posts: Lobster Rolls for Supper Recipe: Lobster BLTs Lunch at The Boathouse in Rockland, Maine Tacos, Tortillas and […]

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Lunch at The Boathouse in Rockland, Maine

Our motto in Maine is “Oysters Everyday.” Today’s fix comes from a cute little restaurant on the Rockland harbor called The Boathouse. Related posts: Primo in Rockland, Maine Jess’s Market in Rockland, Maine Shopping Beth’s Farm Market in Warren, Maine […]

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Primo in Rockland, Maine

The chef at Primo is Melissa Kelly. We’ve never eaten her food before, but had always meant to when she was cooking a lot closer to us at the restaurant at Old Chatham Sheepherding Company in the Hudson Valley. She […]


Lunch at Anthos

Mom and I had a girls’ day in the city: lunch and a show. For lunch, we went to Anthos, the fancy Greek restaurant in midtown. They have a crazy-good deal for lunch: $28 for a three-course prix fixe. Plus, […]


Restaurant North in Armonk

I don’t say this about too many restaurants, but I walked out the door of my meal at North last week plotting my immediate return. This is not a real review — the restaurant had only been open 6 days […]

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Dinner at Love Lane Kitchen

We’d been to Love Lane Kitchen once before — and adored it. Now was our chance to go for dinner. With Lettie, who’d become a regular since moving out to the North Fork last October. It’s a homey, comfortable place […]


Supper at Day Boat Cafe in Irvington

After drinks at the Red Hat, we walked around the corner for supper at the Day Boat Cafe, a new seafood restaurant in Irvington. The ceiling is lined with red oars. Our fish dinner, after the jump. Related posts: Drinks […]


Back at Barcel

It’s just so easy for us to go to Barcel. It’s four blocks away, we love the food, and it’s not that expensive. I guess that’s why we go so often. This time, we went for brunch! Even the toast […]


Ultimate Tapas Run: El Faro in the MePa

El Faro has been around a very long time. Since 1927, according to the sign out front. Yeah. We’re talking old school.  There’s a worn wooden bar, a drop ceiling and a terrazzo cement floor that’s so worn down that the step […]


Supper at Striped Bass in Tarrytown

When I was reporting for the recent story on waterfront dining in Westchester, Rockland and Putnam, I had the chance to try the new menu at Striped Bass in Tarrytown. The food certainly fits the bill for a waterfront spot: lobsters, […]