Sushi Daizen

Sushi Daizen 47-38 Vernon Blvd | Long Island City | Queens Chef Etsuzo is the mastermind behind this Long Island City, Queens sushi joint. For a relative bargain at $75 you can enjoy the omakase ("let the chef decide"), or if you prefer you can also order a la carte. If sitting at the sushi bar you

Queens Comfort, Astoria

Queens Comfort 40-09 30th Ave | Between Steinway & 41st Streets | Astoria Queens Comfort serves some of the best home-style brunch in New York. From their famous disco tots to a long list of creative and delicious eggs benedict options, Queens Comfort offers a large selection of savory breakfast and brunch foods. Although there

Sushi Zo NYC

Sushi Zo 88 West 3rd Street | West Village | New York City Sushi Zo opened in New York City in late 2015, expanding upon its two locations in Los Angeles. I initially didn't have this place high on my list as a chain restaurant skeptic, but the reviews looked very good and I decided

Mr. Taka Ramen

Mr. Taka Ramen 170 Allen Street | Lower East Side | Manhattan   Chef Takatoshi Nagara has brought his delicious ramen from Tokyo to NYC and for that we are grateful. I started off with the delicious Shishito peppers, then the Tebasaki Karaage (Japanese fried chicken wings), and moved along to the Spicy Miso ramen

Kosaka

Kosaka 220 West 13th Street | West Village | New York City Chef Yoshihiko Kousaka serves a delicious omakase tasting menu at this West Village gem which opened in late 2015. Chef Kousaka was previously with Michelin Star bearing Jewel Bako, also in New York. Though certainly not cheap at $145 for the omakase tasting, you’ll leave

Tanoshi

Tanoshi 1372 York Ave | Upper East Side | New York City The old adage “big things come in small packages,” must have inspired Tanoshi when they set up shop in late 2012. An Upper East Side hole-in-the-wall, Tanoshi stands out as a hidden gem in Manhattan. Since they can only seat 10 people

Black Iron Burger

Black Iron Burger 540 East 5th Street | Between Aves A & B | East Village 333 7th Avenue | Between 28th & 29 St | Chelsea 245 West 38th St | Between 7th & 8th Ave | Midtown West   There’s a reason why the Black Iron Burger team, composed of General Manager

U.P. – Unlimited Possibilities

Unlimited Possibilities Dominique Ansel Kitchen | West Village | New York City For those looking for a unique and impressive culinary experience, get your tickets to U.P. This after-hours 7-course dessert tasting menu is offered inside of the baking kitchen of Chef Dominique Ansel, the inventor of the Cronut! This was truly a special experience and we give it our