Riviera Cafe

225 West 4th Street at Seventh Avenue South
(212) 929 3250 /  rivieracafeny.com

The River Cafe'  has become a West Village landmark. With their popular buffalo wings and draft-beer
or big burgers
all command a lot of repeat business to this casual, sports bar restaurant. The outdoor
cafe is
packed in the warm months and the crowd ranges from boisterous to one on one tables.
It's a split-level, glassed-in affair with stret views. Lots of draft choices and plentiful fried food.


Rock Center Cafe logo

20 West 50th Street (Rockefeller  Center Lower Level)
(212) 332 7620 / www.orderrockefellercentercafe.com

Tourists' delight and great for a special occasion. Crowded but worth it.
With its "rink-side" view of skaters during the winter and open-air tables in
front of the Prometheus statue in summer, this Rock Center American is an
undeniable draw for those tourists and "holiday guests." Average food proves that
you're paying for famous "location." Good salad mixes with steak-shrimp recommended. 

Prometeus Rock Center fountain

Rue 57

60 West 57th Street (At corner of Avenue of the Americas)
(212) 307 5656 / www.rue57.com

This surprisingly ordinary French fare, affordable bistro brings Asian flair and American gusto to
traditional Europen dishes (with an accent on the French.) Its a fast-paced, middle of the road,
boisterous bistro that livens up a once dead-pan corner of 57th Street. It's attractive and serves
quirky dishes like:meatloaf made with kobe beef topped with chipotle-brown sugar sauce! It's not
exactly Paris. But Bergdorf Goodman is nearby. And, you can afford this interesting place.

Sardis exterior

234 West 44th Street (Between Eighth Avenue & Shubert Alley)
Telephone: (212) 221 8440 / www.sardis.com

A Broadway institution, Sardi's is the birthplace of the Tony Award; after Antoinette Perry's death in 1946. For many years Sardi’s was where Tony Award nominations were announced. Vincent Sardi, Sr. received a special Tony Award in 1947, the first year of the awards, for  "providing a transient home and comfort station for theatre folk at Sardi's for 20 years." In 2004, Vincent Sardi, Jr. received a Tony Honor for Excellence in the Theatre. Sardi's is also the venue for the presentation of the Outer Critics Circle Awards, as well as many other Broadway events, press conferences, and celebrations.
The average-American cuisine means little compared to the legenary history of this theater institution with it's famed caricatures of the famous adorning the walls. Often, there are jazz performers upstairs providing live music. It's a "must" for visitors.


Sardis - Off The Wall cartoon

SD26 B

19 West 26th Street (Between Madison & Fifth Avenues)
(212) 265 5959 / www.sd26ny.com

Elegant contemporary Italian cuisine in a special, seductive setting from
legendary father-daughter restaurateurs Tony May & Marisa May

San Domenico New York at Central Park South set the standards for contemporary Italian Cuisine in America since 1988.
The essence of the Italian designed space, the contemporary interpretation of Italian Cuisine and the Wine List, combined
for a joyous rediscovery of fine Italian dining, that now continues in this new restaurant…SD26 at 19 Madison Square Park.

The new San Domenico NY is SD26. The restaurant’s concept has actually evolved…The new SD26 logo repositions
the new image; young, contemporary and accessible. SD26 is an American amalgam of Italian/Mediterranean food, wine &
The SD26 philosophy is one of simplicity, tied-in to a cuisine of today’s nutritional values and the consumer’s wish to
move beyond the established way of enjoying the restaurant experience.

Today, the restaurant is entertainment…ambiance as theatre.Food has to be fun - service unobtrusive and efficient…quality
that meets their expectations…price that conveys perceived value. The whole experience has to be unforgettable.

Seven Bar -Grill outside

350 Seventh  Avenue (Between 29th &   30th Streets)
(212) 967 1919 // www.sevenbarandgrill.com

A jewel in Chelsea. Seven is a rare find in the neighborhood: an affordable fine dining restaurant in Chelsea with an exquisite interior and amazing food. Seven stands out from the crowd of local pubs and bars. It is truly one of the best restaurants in the area. they believ food has to be great not just good. Chef Mike DeMilta is constantly innovating has special recipes to offer a fine dining experience that distinguishes Seven from other restaurants in Chelsea. Signature cocktails abound.



Sevilla Restaurant exterior

62 Charles Street (At West 4th Street - West Village)
(212) 929 3189 / www.sevillarestaurantandbar.com

A West Village institution since 1941, Sevilla recalls an Old World tavern. It even has the original bar and wood-cut ceilings from  the days it was an Irish pub in the 20s and 30s. Today, the wood-paneled walls are fused with matador hats, porcelain bric-a-brac, and two mounted bulls' heads! 
Swinging fans and ship wheels, pegs strung with small lanterns, hang above the central tables, with many booths on either side. Their sangria is a treat. Sevilla serves paella right, serving salty, ample portions of perfect rice  along with mix of mussels, clams, shrimp, chicken, and vegetables. The kitchen emphasizes seafood staples in simple white wine, green, and hot garlic sauce variations. (The green is an unique subtle blend  of olive oil, parsley, garlic, and onions.) 
Later, the demographic leans toward trendier and younger. It is usually jammed.

A quiet stroll through the dim, narrow streets of Greenwich Village will always spark the mood for a romantic experience.
The historic Village lifestyle has molded a mystical atmosphere that so many have fallen in love with over the years. Sevilla Restaurant, the Spanish landmark, has been there  to share its artistic cuisine with the appetites of its loyal Village neighbors for the past 61 years!

Smith  Wollensky NYC

797 Third Avenue at 49th Street
(212)  751-5446 // www.smithandwollensky.com

A supreme eatery and spotting place for local celebrities, political figures and even movie stars, Smith & Wollensky has long been considered a premier steak house destination. A New York institution offering simple elegant food in a refined setting. A prime spotting place for local celebrities, political figures and even a few movie stars, Smith & Wollensky has long been considered a premier steakhouse.

Offering simple, elegant food in a refined setting, the experience is uniquely American at this landmark restaurant that is a mainstay on Manhattan's mosaic. Their signature green and white building was established in 1977 in New York. Today, with nine iconic and distinctively different locales, it continues to symbolize the timeless luxury of Prime USDA steaks, fresh seafood and award-winning wines. They're still the only national steakhouse to dry-age and butcher on site, fly in lobster daily and make sides and pastries by hand. They aim to please - and they do! 


Smorgas Chef image

SmorgasChef W Vill logo

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283 West 12th Street )Crosing W.12 St. between 7th & 8thAvenues)
(212) 243 7073 //This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Nestled between old neighborhood haunts like The Waverly Inn, Lilac Chocolates and modern boutiques like Marc Jacobs, this Smorgas location is frequented by artists, celebrities, neighborhood regulars as well as out-of-towners. Smorgas Chef is proud to serve a fresh and unique menu based on the principles of "New Nordic Cuisine," which is deeply committed to using local, sustainable, and all-natural ingredients. Smorgas owns and operates its own 150-acre farm in the Catskills. The ambiance is quaint, but lively, at this unique eatery that continues to grow in popularity. Check out Scandanavia House and Wall Street incarnations of this establishmant.

Strip House logo 2

13 East 12th Street (Between 5th Avenue & University Place)
(212) 328 0000 / www.striphouse.com

On the site of the former legendary Asti's, this romantic New York steak house is a diamond in the West Village. 
Experience the combination of charred cuts, perfectly paired with decadent sides set in a siren-red interior where
old-world glamour meets modern style and sophistication in New York City and Las Vegas.
A sultry and sumptuous steakhouse in Greenwich Village (and Next Door), Midtown and the Las Vegas Strip where
old-world glamour meets modern style and sophistication. Strip House delivers on dishes, with prime cuts charred
to perfection, perfectly paired with decadent sides, set in a siren-red interior. The menu excites the senses with
prime cuts of beef charred to perfection, signature side dishes such as Truffle Creamed Spinach and Goose Fat
Potatoes, and the famed 24-Layer Chocolate Cake.

Named a top steakhouse by Zagat and awarded four stars by Forbes, the namesake cut of aged beef isn’t the only
image to marvel.Take a look at the walls. Black and white vintage photos from the original 1900’s Studio Manasse
collection reference an era of decadence and seduction. It's all an incredible experience with great service too! 

Strip House interior wall


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328 Malcolm X Blvd. (between W.126th & W.127th Streets)

(212) 996 0660

Supper legend in harlem, Sylvia's Soul Food Restaurant remains the ultimate in guilty, southern-style comfort food.
Famed for amazing barbecue ribs and fried chicken, that's only the beginning of highlights here.
The late Sylvia Woods and her rags to riches success story remains a Harlem legend like no other.

Sometimes, barbecue rib sauces overwhelm and sting you with tang. Here, it engulfs the flavor much more.
To most, it is just heaven. The fried chicken is really fried well and the skin magically becomes a crispy flake.
At the door, there  is a loving tribute poster for the founder full of messages from patrons that patrons may sign. 
Through her equally gracious daughter, loving family and staff, the legend and the delight that was Sylvia Woods lives on.