@ABC kitchen the best new NY restaurant‏…

It has been nominated the best new 2010 New York restaurant, and to book a table to dinner at  8-9 pm you need to plan your night out at least 30 days in advance.

Location is beautiful, with space between tables (incredible) and the “accueil”  is warm and friendly.                            Every product come from the farmers market, the dishes are never predictable and always delicious.

It’s close to the perfection, but it need improvement on service side, where the waiters don’t have any idea how to manage a table and they were chatting in group instead to take care of guests.

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Dinner @breslin 1 Michelin star…

Beautiful pub, good food and good looking people, but sure it’s not the best spot for a dinner.
Do you want eating tasty dishes during your happy hour or late in the night, Breslin is the right place.

In this old British style pub, you will find beers, cocktails and wine by the glass and you can pairing with delicious apetizers and tapas; the main courses are amazing also, but too expensive for a pub.
Too noisy, waiters too casual and service imperfect to be a restaurant with one Michelin star…

I will come back with some British style expert…

New Pizzeria in Bleecker street

We can call it pizza neighborhood (Bleecker, Greenwich, sixth and seventh avenue) and now you will find a new pizza store “pizza roma”. More a take away than a restaurant where you can find pizza in Rome stile and few other dishes. It is better than all Americans pizza style (grimaldi, lombardi, patsy, Otto and more), but sure you will find better Margherita, bufala, marinara in other Manhattan spots (Keste, Olio pizza e piu’ ….).

If you want drink wine, I reccomend you to order a bottle (not expensive) instead of a glass (very expensive).

Colicchio’sRestaurants

Better Colicchio and Sons or Craft?  I prefer Craft, but Colicchio has a great beers selection. Both are very good, at Colicchio you will find standard dishes, more sofisticated menu at Craft, I will review both of them to decide who will be the best.

Caffe Falai

New York brunch with Italian style, tasty and perfect service at the counter. Caffe Falai (Lafayette street)

Hasaki Jap restaurant

I got a reccomendation to taste a japanese restaurant in the East Village and I couldn’t decline this invitation.

Hasaki restaurant on 9th Street and 3rd Avenue is a tiny restaurant where you can eat at the counter or at the small tables for 2 or 4 people max.

For my first dinner in this spot, I have decided to taste the classic japaneses dishes, Sushi/Sashimi/Roll

Sushi and Sashimi were well prepared and with a good quality, but I have to review the Rolls because they were tasteless.

It is a lovely spot with regular service but not very friendly.

At the end I can say that if you want to eat a good quality japanese food without spend hundreds of bucks, this it is one of the right addresses; I still prefer “Kanoyama” but “Hasaki” can be an alternative solution. 

Thank you  for the reccomendation.

Have you a good Week

Late dinner @cavatappo

Thursday night I went to “cavatappo” wine bar and restaurant for a late dinner and this is my review:
15 kind of cheeses on menu is not so bad and with a good quality; cold cuts are regular and an interesting wine list. The main course aren’t anything special and too expensive based on this quality level.
One waiter wasn’t friendly and I got a bad service, but the spot is fair for a late glass of wine and a bite.

The Food Hall NYC

A new upscale food emporium in Manhattan. In the lower level of the historic Plaza Hotel a new Food Hall by Todd English, a popular US restaurateur. Here you will find 8 food stations and you can sit at each one or at the common tables.

Amazing food, I tasted chorizo, lamb, fish, rolls and dessert and all was delicious at a fair price; perfect service and organisation.

Bring home also some packed food from the store and you will be happy to remember your enjoy time here when you will eat it at home.

If you have to decide between Eataly And The Plaza Food Hall, this is much better…and the plus is that you won’t see a guy walking around wearing orange crocs.

See you at the next tasting.

La petite maison Opening

In front of Moma a new French restaurant opening tonight. After three steps the restaurant entrance with a big counter and then a few dinner rooms on two floors with a stunning ceiling. Champagne and delicious apetizer for this great event; only one thing is bad, sangria with ice isn’t the right way to make the drink. In the next weeks I’ll try to have a dinner to confirm the quality of this place https://marclifestyle.wordpress.com

PizzeriaNYC

Pizza is one of the millions Italian dishes specialties; Can you eat a real Italian Pizza outside the beautiful Mediterranean peninsula?

Before analyzing what you can find in this crazy “not American” island, you have to know that in Italy we have a several kind of pizza; a few types are such as:

  • Naples Pizza, “the original” with soft thick crust.
  • Roman Pizza, crusty and thin.
  • Pizza with buffalo mozzarella and Pizza with cow milk mozzarella.
  • Pizza with tomato sauce or with fresh cherry tomato or without tomato(usually in Italy called “Bianca”).
  • Etc …

You can put a lot of toppings on your pizza but the original one is the “Margherita” a Naples pizza with buffalo mozzarella, tomato and basil, created in the 1889 as a gift for the Queen Margherita during her visit to Naples.

Now what you can find in New York:

Keste’ (Bleecker street) : Delicious Naples Pizza, the best in town.
Unfortunately a small spot and it doesn’t accept reservation, so you have
to plan a big line outside before tasting their good dishes.

Olio Pizza e Piu’ (Greenwich Ave) : Good Naples Pizza with good
ingredients; The restaurant cooks also a few pasta dishes and the cocktails
are terrific. The spot is nice and there is a space between tables (not
easy to find in Manhattan); you can also reserve your table.

Rossopomodoro (Eataly): In this crazy market store where there are too many
tourists, you will find a good Pizza, but the waiting line is 1 hours with
a poor service and no reservation are available.

Pizza Luzzo (First Avenue): Good Pizza (a mix between Naples Pizza and
Roman Pizza) but expensive.

Numero 28 (Second Avenue): Regular Roman Pizza, but not a very good service
and cash only.

Totale (St.Marks): Cheap Naples Pizza, it is more a take away store than a
restaurant but you can eat “margherita” with 5$.

Otto Pizzeria (the worst pizza in my life),Grimaldi, Patsy, John’s, Lombardi, Totonno’s and all others aren’t Italian pizzeria; the tomato sauce is like ketchup, cheese doesn’t taste cheese and the crust is like plastic bag.