Dim Sum Garden NYC – Flushing – New York

[ad_1] When we want a big selection of high-quality dim sum in Flushing, Dim Sum Garden is one of our top choices. This restaurant has a lot of seating, two big tree trunks in the middle of the room, and a huge screen showing music videos. Instead of a roaming cart situation, you order off […]

Chinese New Year dining

[ad_1] Saturday, January 21st , 2023 It is Chinese New Year (the year of the rabbit, signifying peace and prosperity) so I tried two very different kinds of Chinese restaurant. Canton Element is firmly at the cheap and cheerful end of the spectrum, with packed tables, curt service and food that arrives at quite a […]

Fu Zhou Wei Zhong Wei Jia Xiang Feng Wei – Chinatown – New York

[ad_1] This place isn’t easy to find, but once you get here, you’ll be rewarded with some very tasty steamed pork buns. Enter a nearly-abandoned mall off East Broadway, go downstairs, make a U-turn to the right, and you’ll see Fu Zhou Wei. Get the small steamed buns (the first item on the menu), which […]

From Kensington to Knightsbridge

[ad_1] Saturday, January 28th , 2023 The Holland is a neighbourhood pub in Kensington where the food is a lot better than you might expect in such a humble location. Venison and smoked bacon faggot was very enjoyable, as was a well-made treacle tart. The staff were particularly friendly and helpful, and this is certainly […]

French Roast – Upper West Side – New York

[ad_1] Open since 1995, French Roast is neither trendy nor exceptional. It is, however, an unpretentious spot where you can eat straightforward French food alongside a crowd of people who’ve lived in the neighborhood for several decades. And that’s why we like this place. The room has worn tile floors, burgundy banquettes, and lots of […]

From Marlow to Chelsea

[ad_1] Saturday, February 04th , 2023   Vaasu is part of the growing Atul Kochhar empire, offering Indian fine dining in the attractive setting of Marlow in Berkshire. The cooking is quite ambitious here and presentation of dishes is attractive. We had some good dishes and other than a curious disdain for ingredient seasonality, the […]

Dagon – Upper West Side – New York

[ad_1] There are a lot of restaurants serving hummus and crudo on the Upper West Side, but Dagon is the most ambitious of the bunch. This place has a spacious, plant-filled dining room with a tiled floor and an open kitchen, and it does an interesting, upscale take on Mediterranean food. At dinner, you can […]

From Richmond to Belgravia

[ad_1] Saturday, February 11th , 2023 Scott’s in Mayfair is an historic London restaurant that now has a new sibling on the riverside in Richmond (pictured). It is a large restaurant over two floors with the same seafood emphasis as its parent, and the same high prices. Objectively the food is nothing special even though […]

The 9 Best Bars In Flatiron – New York

[ad_1] There are a few things that the Flatiron District is known for. One is a building that basically looks like a 22-story doorstop, and another is Madison Square Park (aka the only playground for every child being raised around 23rd Street). If you find yourself in this tiny neighborhood in need of some alcohol, […]

From Highgate to Southall

[ad_1] Saturday, February 18th , 2023 The Bull and Last (pictured) in Highgate serves fairly traditional pub food in an attractive hillside setting. Haddock and chips were very good, and I enjoyed a hare ragu with papardelle pasta. The place was completely full even on weekday lunch in February. The Brilliant has been a regular […]

The 15 Best Happy Hours In NYC – New York

[ad_1] Every day, you show up to work and either accomplish a sufficient amount or look productive enough to not get fired. And after you’ve either crossed enough tasks off your to-do list or read the entire internet, you deserve to get a drink that doesn’t cost $20. So here’s a guide to 15 great […]

From Richmond to Mayfair

[ad_1] Saturday, February 25th , 2023    Koyn is an upmarket Japanese restaurant in Mayfair of the Nobu/Zuma/Roka style. It has very smart décor, unthreatening dishes, slick service and a price tag to match its Mayfair location. The cooking was actually pretty good, and probably better than it needs to be in some ways, as […]

The 15 Best Happy Hours In Brooklyn – New York

[ad_1] After a long day at work, you want to make as few decisions as possible. You might also want to find a place where you can drink without spending all the money you just earned, so let this guide to the best Happy Hours in Brooklyn make your life easier. THE SPOTS photo credit: […]

From Aldwych to Chiswick

[ad_1] Saturday, March 04th , 2023 Dipna Anand at Somerset House is sister to The Brilliant in Southall. This restaurant offers a much shorter menu than its elder sibling, but in the far grander setting of Somerset House, complete with river views and a terrace overlooking the Thames. I enjoyed the thali offered at lunch, […]

The NYC Hit List: The Best New Restaurants In NYC – New York

[ad_1] The Hit List is where you’ll find our favorite new food and drink experiences in NYC. We track new openings across the city, and then visit as many as we can. While this is by no means an exhaustive list of every good new spot, one thing you can always rely on is that […]

From Paris to Piccadilly

[ad_1] Saturday, March 11th , 2023 I visited Paris to eat at Epicure at the Bristol. This was a terrific meal, with some really classy dishes including a dazzling Ratte mash with caviar, macaroni with artichokes and truffle and a remarkable vanilla dessert. Such things do not come cheap, but this was top notch cooking. […]