There’s no doubt that everyone is out looking for something to eat every night of the week in this fair city that we call New York. And anybody who has lived in New York for a long period of time knows the struggles that people go through trying decide where the place to go is.
Well, I’m ending all debates. Through extensive research, and a lot of eating, I’ve found the places everybody can enjoy, and places that blacks and minorities need to be more prevalent at. Here are some of New York City’s best restaurants.
Blue Water Grill – Union Square; If you want to talk about atmosphere, this is the place. It seats 500 people on three levels and has dimly lit romantic ambiance on the lower leve and an incredible jazz band. Some of the freshest fish can be found here, and the sushi is one of the best in the city. The Meal? Try the Seafood Castle, which is a mountain of seafood that includes lots and lots of shellfish.
Stone Park – Park Slope; Don’t let the putty-colored walls and earth tones fool you, this place packs quite bite…to eat. Stone Park has some of the best American genre food you will find in the city. Their brunch is great, and you should get the Stone Park Omelet should you attend at that time. Their most infamous dishes are the rib-eye steak and the pan-seared halibut with saffron risotto. And if you don’t taste the sweetbread, you’re missing out on life.
Telepan – Upper West Side; Owned by Bill Telepan, a 3-star chef with a published cook-book. His three-course American menu is a culinary experience and is extremely creative in presentation and taste. You can try the New York State foie gras with citrus and almonds, black truffle pierogi or the heritage pork cassoulet. Trust me, with this eclectic menu, you will never order the same thing twice.
Cassa La Femme North – Midtown East; Want to see a truly youth-inspired restaurant? How do white tents, belly dancers, exotic plans and leather ceiling lamps sound? Sounds like Spring Break in Miami, huh? Well, not quite. Welcome to Cassa La Femme North in the heart of New York City. While a little expensive, it is feasible, and well worth the price. Everything is fresh and made from scratch. Start off with the Crab Kofta, and you can then move on to an entree of whole fish or wood-grilled red snapper.
Dos Caminos – Midtown East; If you’re looking for a good time, this is it. The minute you enter, you will feel as if you got an SUV when you only signed up for a Sedan. A mist the packed bar full of New York socialites, you will walk your way to the dining area and enjoy all kinds of exotic drinks. There is an abundance of Tequila choices, and to help you soak up some of that alcohol, have the guacamole which is made right at your table. For dinner, have some baby back rids, roasted chicken or sirloin steak. And for you pescetarians, try the big eye tuna ceviche with chile salsa.
Alma – Brooklyn Heights; Looking for a view? Try Alma, one of New York’s best rooftop restaurants. Sit and dine as you look onto the Manhattan skyline and throw bag tasty margaritas. There Mexican dishes are plentiful and includes every food that ever came from South of the Border. A three-course dinner may run you about $30, but the time you’ll have there is priceless.