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This quaint New American French Bistro nestled in the heart of the West Village is a great spot for brunch. Cafe Cluny’s charming demeanor along with a few staple dishes makes it a neighborhood favorite. Be prepared for a bit of a wait.
Avra should be your go-to if you’re in the mood for great fish and attentive service in an upbeat, chic environment. The stylish resto in midtown features Greek favorites and Mediterranean specialties with a seafood focus. The two biggest draws for me are:
1. Al fresco dining
Hudson Street is turning into Restaurant Row… in a good way! We can add Spasso (sister resto to L’Artusi and Dell’Anima) to the likes of Hudson Clearwater, En Japanese Brasserie, RedFarm, Caliu, Bistro de la Gare, Frankies 570 and Takashi.
Spasso is a cozy, low-key Italian resto in the West Village perfect for date night or a casual dinner with friends. The service was a bit off at this rustic resto but the food made up for it. Their pasta game is tight- handmade, simple, clean and tasty.
Your tastebuds will thank you after dining at Ed Schoenfeld’s newest venture (backed by Jeffrey Chodorow) RedFarm- a Chinese/Dim Sum haven. Chef Joe Ng of Chinatown Brasserie delivers fun and inspiring Asian Cuisine in a rustic-chic, farm-like atmosphere.
The Glam Foodie- Tricia & Chef Joe Ng
Don’t let the causal decor fool you, the high-end, modern Chinese dishes are lively and unique stemming from local, high-quality ingredients. It was love at first bite! You’ll fall in love with the dumplings, dream about the rice/noodles, and long for the pastrami egg roll. Chef Joe Ng masterfully blends a symphony of flavors and textures in every dish. I can’t wait to go back!
We can add another “HIT” to Daniel Boulud’s empire. Boulud Sud is one of the best performances around Lincoln Center. The room exudes a clean, casual elegance with a high comfort level. Boulud Sud delivers a wonderful collection of inspired Mediterranean dishes (wandering to Italy, France, Spain, Greece and Turkey ) that are beautifully plated. There were so many enticing things on the menu, so we decided to go with a few shareable snacks and large plates.