NYC Restaurant Reviews

This is a list of restaurants I ate. My definition of restaurants would be a place that has waiters that dealt with my every whim; budget ranges from low to high end. The cuisine that the restaurant serves are next to its name.

Just click the number or location to get the post. They are in alphabetical order and in chronological order.
(Last updated on: March 11, 2013)

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15 East

4 Food, Healthy fast food (1)

101 Taiwanese Cuisine, Taiwanese/Chinese (1)

9 Chatham Square Restaurant, Chinese/dim sum (1)


ABC Kitchen: (December 2011)

Adour: Alain Ducasse at St. Regis (1)

Adrienne’s Pizza Bar, Pizza (1)

Anthos Sheeps Milk Gnocchi

Anthos' Sheep's Milk Gnocchi

Alta, Spanish/eclectic tapas (1) (2)

Alto, Italian (1)

A Voce, Modern Italian (1)

Ai Fiori, Mediterranean/Italian, fine dining (1)

Ajisen Restaurant, Japanese (1)

Anthos, Modern Greek (1)

Aquavit, Swedish (Café) (Cafe: 2) (Dining Room, RW)

Asiate, French/Japanese (1)

August, Eclectic Mediterranean (1)

Aureole,  Contemporary American (1) (2) (3)


Babbo, Italian (1) (2: on May 31, 2008; photos only)

Balthazar Restaurant, French Bistro (1) (2)

Baohaus, Taiwanese street food (1)

Bar Basque, Spanish cuisine (Summer 2011 tasting menu)

Bar Boulud, French; charcuterie (1), (2)

BBQ Chicken & Beer, Korean fried chicken (1)

BCD Tofu, Korean, tofu (1)

BLT Burger, Burger(1)

Blue Hill at Stone Barns (in Pocantico Hills, Westchester County, NY) November 2010

Blue Water Grill, Contemporary American, Seafood (1)

Bonbon Chicken, Korean fried chicken (1)

Boqueria, Spanish/tapas (1)

Bosie Tea Parlor, French patisserie/tea parlor (1)

Bouley, contemporary French (1)

Boquerias Xipirones y Xocoa

Boqueria's Xipirones y Xocoa

Braeburn Restaurant, Local American (1)

The Breslin, Gastropub, English (1)

Burger Heaven, Burgers (1)

Burger Joint, Burgers (1)


Cabrito, Bar/Mexican (1)

Café Boulud, French (1) (2)

Café Gray (1) Closed

Café Sabarsky, German/Austrian (1)

Casa Mono, Spanish/tapas (1) (2)

Cha-An, Japanese teahouse (1)

Chatham Square Restaurant, Chinese (1)

Choshi Sushi, Japanese (1)

Chung Moo Ro, Korean (1)

Clinton Street Baking Company, American (1)

Co. (or Company) Pizza, Pizza (1)

Craft, New American (1)


db Bistro Moderne, Upscale French bistro (1)

DavidBurke & Donatella, New American (1)

Del Posto, Italian (1; 2007) (2; 2008) (3; 2010)

Degustation: Wine & Tasting Bar, French/Spanish/Tapas (1)

Devi, Indian (1)

Dovetail, New American (RW ’09: 1)

El Quinto Pino, Spanish, tapas (1)

Eleven Madison Park Restaurant, New American/French (1) (2) (RW ’07: 3) (RW ’08: 4) (5) (6) (7)

Esashi, Japanese/Sushi (1)

Estrelita Poblana IV (Mexican cuisine, Bronx, NY)


Fatty Crab, Malaysian (1)

Fiamma (1) Closed

Florent (1) Closed

Frankies 17 Spuntino, Italian (1)


Golden Unicorn, Chinese (Cantonese), Dim Sum (1)

Graffiti, Eclectic/Global/Experimental (1)

Gramercy Taverns Milk Chocolate Bacon Tart Innards

Gramercy Tavern's Milk Chocolate Bacon Tart Innards

Gramercy Tavern, New American (1) (2) (3) (4) (5)

Grand Central Oyster Bar Brooklyn, Park Slope, Brooklyn

Grimaldi’s Pizzeria, Pizza (1)

Gwynett St, Brooklyn (October 2012)


Highline, Thai (1)


ilili, Lebanese (1)

Ippudo (1)

Islero (1) Closed


Jade Asian Restaurant (in Flushing, Queens), Chinese/Dim sum (1)

Japonica, Japanese/Sushi (1)

Jean Georges, Contemporary French (1) (2) (3) (4)


Kasadela, Japanese izakaya (1)

Kefi, Greek (1)

Kin Shop, Thai-inspired, West Village (1)

Kiwiana (Brooklyn, NY; New Zealand inspired cuisine)

Kyotofu, Japanese/Desserts (1) (2) (3) (4) (5)


Lafayette (contemporary French brasserie food; brunch)

Landmarc (in Time Warner Building), American (1) (2)

L’Atelier de Joël Robuchon (March 2007 – Photos only; read captions for thoughts), Small plates/French

Le Bernardin, French/Seafood (1)

Le Pain Quotidien, Café, Belgian (1) (2) (3) (4)

The Little Owl, American (1)

Jean Georges Strawberry dessert

Jean Georges' "Strawberry" dessert

Lombardi’s, Pizza (1)


Mandoo Bar, Korean/dumplings (1)

Marea (1)

Marrakesh, Morrocan/Middle Eastern (1)

The Marrow (brunch)

Matsuri, Japanese (1)

Matsugen, Japanese/Sushi (1)

The Maze in the London Hotel, Eclectic/Global (1)

The Meatball Factory, American (1)

The Meatball Shop, American (1)

Mercadito Brunch; Aug 2010

Merkato 55, Pan-African (1)

Mia Dona, Italian/Mediterranean (1)

Minca, Ramen, Japanese (1)

Miriam, Israeli (1)

Misoya Ramen (January 2011)

The Modern, New American/French Bar Room Lunch; Bar Room Dinner; Restaurant (Tasting menu; 9/15/09) (2)

Momofuku Ko, Contemporary American, Korean, Asian (1)

Momofuku Noodle Bar, Contemporary American, Korean, Japanese (1) (2)

Momofuku Ssäm, Contemporary American, Korean, Asian (1) (2) (3) (4) (5) (6) (7; Dec 2011

Motorino, Pizza (1)


Nha Trang Centre, Vietnamese (1)

The NoMad at The NoMad Hotel (November 2012)

Nougatine at Jean Georges, Contemporary French (1)

Num Pang (Midtown East location)

NY Kom Tang Soot Bul Kai Bi, Korean (1)

Otto, Italian (1) (2)


Payard, French (1)

The Peacock, Updated British fare, Murray Hill, Manhattan

P*Ong (1) Closed

Peter Luger Steakhouse

Picholine, French (Bar/Lounge: 1)

Pio Pio, Peruvian (1)

Plan B (Spanish tapas, Nolita)

Prem-On Thai, Thai (1)

Momofuku Kos Coddled Egg with Soubise Onions, Sweet Potato Vinegar, Hackleback Caviar, Potato Chips, Chervil

Momofuku Ko's Coddled Egg with Soubise Onions, Sweet Potato Vinegar, Hackleback Caviar, Potato Chips, Chervil

Prune, American (1) (2)

Public (1)


Ramen Setagaya, Japanese (1)

Restaurant Forte Baden Baden, Korean fried chicken (1)

Rickshaw Dumpling Bar, Dumplings (1)

Riverpark, New American (1)

Ronnybrook Milk Bar, American (1)


Salud!, Spanish/tapas (1)

SD-26, Contemporary Italian (1)

Seasonal, Contemporary Austrian (1; 2010; 1* Michelin

Shanghai Pavillion, Chinese/dim sum (1)

SHO Shaun Hergatt, Contemporary French (1)

Shopsin, American/eclectic (1)

Spot, Dessert, Cafe (1)

The Spotted Pig, Gastropub, Italian, Irish (1)

Stand, Burgers (1)

Sugar & Plumm


CLOSED Tailor, Molecular Gastronomy, American Nouveau, Desserts (1)

Taralucci e Vino (East Village), Italian sandwich/bakery (1)

Taralucci e Vino (Union Square), Italian sandwich/bakery (1) (2)

Tea Box Café at Takashimaya, Japanese teahouse (1) (2) This place has CLOSED as of June 2010.

Telepan, Contemporary American (1)

Tenzan, Japanese/Sushi (1)

Terroir Wine Bar, Eclectic/small plates/wine bar (1)

wd-50s Bone marrow, chestnuts, tonburi, pickled honshemeji

wd-50's Bone marrow, chestnuts, tonburi, pickled honshemeji

Tia Pol, Spanish/tapas (1)

Toby’s Public House (1)

Tocqueville (1)

Tori Shin (Visited December 2012)

Town, New American (1)

Trestle on Tenth, Swiss (1)


WD-50, Molecular Gastronomy, American Nouveau (1) (2)

Wildwood Barbecue, American, barbecue (1)

Zabb Elee

Zengo, Latin/Japanese (1)