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Jean Georges delivers yet another gem, and this time it’s housed in the fabulous ABC Carpet with a farm-to-table theme. Food and shopping is a heavenly duo in my book so I applaud this partnership! Any meal at ABC Kitchen is worth having but today we’ll focus on lunch.
The rustic, chic dining room is reminiscent of a Nappa Valley experience. Everything from the chandeliers, to wooden accents, and antique china added to the modern and stylish decor. Jean Georges hits the mark on everything – perfect execution, flavors and creativity. ABC Kitchen is simply divine and gets an A+! It’s a Sip, Chat, Chow fave because I always have a spectacularly delicious meal here- and it’s not terribly expensive!
Cleo is a Middle Eastern resto set in the Redbury Hotel in Hollywood. This spot hits the mark with their tasty Mediterranean tapas, vibrant atmosphere and terrific service.
Cleo has something for everyone- delicious dips, fresh seafood, veggies, well accessorized flatbreads and mouth-watering meat and poultry dishes. Every item that adorned our table was just as good as the last. Oh, and did I mention that a night out at Cleo won’t break the bank!
There’s no shortage of Spanish tapas spots in Chelsea, the area is flanked with good ones- Boqueria, Tia Pol, El Quinto Pino and Socarraat. So, Salinas had some stiff competition coming in…and they rose to the occasion!
The unique, airy Mediterranean vibe set in a loungy space with ocean blue banquettes and a retractable roof gives you the best of both worlds- indoor and outdoor dining. And the front bar area is perfect for cocktails and a few small bites.
The menu is packed with classic and seasonal tapas along with must-haves like paella.
Raines Law Room is a low-key, intimate secret lounge serving perfectly prepared classic cocktails courtesy of rad mixologists. The Flatiron based speakeasy lives behind a discrete black door helmed by a doorman with a clipboard. Upon entering, you’re greeted with velvet couches, seductive dim lighting and your very own buzzer that’s used to call the waitress. There’s an outdoor courtyard sans buzzers but it’s cool during the warm weather months. Raines Law Room is perfect for date night, cocktails with the girls/guys or for anyone that just wants a damn good drink at a sexy spot! There’s definitely a high level of privacy here because the waitress only comes when she’s summoned by the buzzer!
I happen to be in Murray Hill a few nights ago so I decided to roll by Inoteca. It’s the perfect spot for a glass of wine and a few small bites. I must warn you though, it’s always crowded and pretty loud. I have to say- I definitely prefer the LES outpost and the spot that started it all, Ino! Nevertheless, it’s a good option if you’re in the area.
Carbs are in full effect at this Italian wine bar delivering solid pasta dishes, paninis, bruschette, salads, meats and cheese.