Tag Archives: NYC restaurant recommendations

Rao’s – New York City

9 Aug

he8:  “Take the gun. Leave the cannoli.”

she8: Holy Meatballs… That’s Kiera Knightley.

we8: Artichoke, Baked Clams, Fried Mozzeralla, Orecchiette with spicy sausage & broccoli rabe, Meatballs, Chicken Marsala, Prosciutto & Peas, Cheesecake, and Coffee ice cream.



Barbounia – New York City

29 May

he8: $17 for a belllini?

she8:  It’s all you can drink? Yeah!

he8: She’ll take two glass at a time.

we8: Greek salad with lamb, Spinach Omelette.

Brasserie Pushkin – New York City

28 May

he8:  This place will find the Russian in all of us…

she8: I’ll admit… I can’t pronounce Medovichok for the life of me. I will also admit that the pastry chef,  Emmanuel Ryon, may very well be my soul mate. Or me his stalker.

we8:  Tuna Tartare (Yellowfin Tuna, Avocado, Arugula Salad, Truffle Oil, Horseradish Emulsion),Mixed Green Salad with Fruits (Duck Prosciutto, Seasonal Fruits and Berries, Hazelnut Vinaigrette), Pork, Beef & Lamb Dumplings, Beef Stroganoff (Beef Tenderloin, Spring Onions, Mushroom Sauce), Blintzes (Braised Veal Blintzes, Sour Cream) & Medovichok (Russian Layered Cake of Dulce de Leche Ice Cream & Honey)

Le Bilboquet – NYC

22 Feb

he8: NY lunch at its best, Salmon and Chardonay with good company…is it too early for scotch?

she8:  Tiny spot Upper East Side classic. Must be comfortable rubbing elbows with strangers while eating.

we8: Grilled Chicken Caesar Salad & Grilled Salmon Salad.

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Momofuku – NYC

18 Feb

he8:  A beer and a pork bun; is that all of the food groups???

she8:  I swear my first word had to be MOMofuku… Dear God these are ridiculous.

we8: 2 Orders of pork/shiitake – hoisin, scallion, cucumber.


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The Lion – New York City

18 Jan

she8:  he8 but umm… she drank martinis.

he8: he8 but umm… she forgot about her cheesecake in a jar!

we8:   BLACK TRUFFLE GNOCCHI,  ORGANIC CHICKEN (brussels sprouts, celery root, tokyo turnips, cavatelli),  WILD STRIPED BASS (king oyster mushrooms & artichoke “a la barigoule” ), YELLOWFIN TUNA TARTARE (watermelon radish, scallion, crouton, aioli), BANANA SEMIFREDDO (brulee bananas, caramel sauce “magic crack”), CHEESECAKE IN A JAR (dulce de leche cheesecake, creme fraiche).

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Le Bernardin – New York City

28 Dec

he8:  When someone says that food is better than sex, I usually say “You’re not doing it right…” But that was before I went to Le Bernardin.

she8:  My stomach has finally caught up with my heart. It has found its soul mate as well… Le Bernardin!

we8: We selected the 4-course tasting menu:  House made gravlax, Bay scallops with hearts of palm, Celery root soup with black truffle, Fluke with avocado and tomato, Black bass with celery and white grape, Poached lobster with red wine soaked celery root, Char grilled Octopus with fermented beans and pear surrounded by squid ink, Monkfish with Brussel sprouts and a side of mushroom flan, Dover Sole almondine in a browned butter sauce with heirloom potatoes, Religeous-french cream puffs, Chocolate-olive oil, Profiterols-winner: chocolate with caramel and sea salt.



Milk Bar (Momofuku) – New York City

8 Dec

he8: I didn’t get much of that.  Maybe I shouldn’t have let she8 go first.

she8:  Seriously what the hell can I say about the Composte cookie except that I need another one. This Milk Bar makes mayhem!

we8: Composte Cookie (potato chips, pretzels, coffee grounds, oats, graham, chocolate chips and butterscotch chips) & Candy Bar pie


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