NYC restaurants

New York's Long-Standing El Quijote Isn't Going Anywhere, Is It?

New owner vows to preserve restaurant's legacy
Jun 19, 2014 2:00 pm
Photo: Chris Goldberg on Flickr

So far, new owner Ed Scheetz has said all the right things about upholding "the signature look and feel of El Quijote (classic Spanish) while maintaining its authenticity and history." The proof, we suppose, will be in the paella.

The Team From NYC's Betony Visited San Sebastián. Here's Their Guide.

Bryce Shuman and Eamon Rockey took your dream trip
Jun 18, 2014 1:00 pm

New York City’s Betony has garnered extensive praise since opening less than a year ago. Chef Bryce Shuman’s menu changes constantly to reflect the produce of the seasons, while General Manager Eamon Rockey has put together one of the city’s most impressive cocktail and wine lists. The pair recently embarked on a research trip to San Sebastián, Spain in order to discover the region's dishes and flavors. Here's what they found.

FR Investigates: What's Up With Pay-To-Play Restaurant Reservations?

Examining the future of reservation apps, scalping
Jun 4, 2014 9:00 am

Apps like Zurvu and the forthcoming Resy are among several recent efforts by the tech sector to shake up the online restaurant reservation status quo, as we know it. How are these apps shaping the industry and is there a future for paying to secure primetime tables? Food Republic investigates, after the jump. 

You Can Now Vote For Citi Field's Next Restaurant

Decide between an Asian, Greek or sweets stand
May 28, 2014 3:00 pm

The New York Mets may once again be languishing in last place, but the food and drink offerings at Citi Field have always been strong. And now coming soon to the ballpark in Queens is a local NYC restaurant chosen entirely by the team’s fans, starting July 4th weekend. More information and a link to fan voting, after the jump.

1 Language Barrier, 4 NYT Stars And 7,000 Reservation Requests Later...

Alessandro Borgognone, man behind Sushi Nakazawa
May 15, 2014 9:00 am

Just like you, Alessandro Borgognone rented the 2011 hit documentary Jiro Dreams of Sushi. Just like you, he dreamed of a day when he could sample Jiro apprentice Daisuke Nakazawa’s famed egg custard for himself. Unlike you, Borgognone is now the man behind New York City’s – possibly the country’s – buzziest Japanese restaurant. The owner of Sushi Nakazawa sat down with us to talk about running the hottest tables in town.

Ivan Ramen Is Finally Open In NYC. The Secret Is Not Quite Out.

OK, by the time you read this, it probably is
May 14, 2014 10:00 am

The wait is over. Ivan Orkin – the middle-aged Jewish dude from Long Island who wowed Japan with his unique bowls of ramen – has finally opened his first stand-alone noodle joint in New York City. I dined there on Monday evening and came away thoroughly impressed. Here's what I found.

Ruth Reichl On Bobby Flay: Does He Lack Confidence In The Staff At Gato?

A look at the opening of celebrity chef's new spot
May 9, 2014 2:00 pm

I interviewed Ruth Reichl yesterday for a podcast I do, "New Books in Food." Amongst the many interesting things she talked about on the occasion of the release of her first novel was how long Bobby Flay might continue to cook nightly at his new downtown New York restaurant Gato while he awaits a visit from the New York Times restaurant critic Pete Wells. Read more, after the jump.

Rolling Raw: How 6 Cultures Serve A Unique Version Of Tartare Around New York City

Thai, Korean, Ethiopian, Labanese, Nepalese takes
Apr 30, 2014 10:00 am

The story goes that steak tartare has its origins in medieval times when Tartars would shred raw meat – some say horse flesh – with a knife. The history of the classic dish may be unclear, but one thing is for sure. Many cultures, from Africa to the Middle East and Asia, have a hankering for raw meat. Here are five of our favorites from around the world and where to find them in New York City.


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