Bobby Van's


 Established in 1969, Bobby Van’s Steakhouses have become a staple of New York City dining. Built with a dedication to superior customer service and quality food, Bobby Van’s still maintains the same high standards over four decades later. With numerous locations, Bobby Van’s Steakhouses have grown to include five restaurants throughout Manhattan, as well as a take out burger shop called BV’s Burgers. The restaurants’ friendly staff, warm décor and prime selection of steaks, chops and seafood make it the ideal place for a true New York steakhouse experience.

Known for their premier choices of steakhouse classics, all the Bobby Van’s serve the traditional Porterhouse Steak, a premium cut steak that can be shared between two, three or four and their signature Filet Mignon. Additionally, fresh seafood options including the Chilean Sea Bass, prepared with Miso & Tamari glaze, asparagus, Bok Choy and Shitake mushroom in white truffle fish broth can be found throughout all the Manhattan locations. While each of the five New York City restaurants offer a unique addition to the Bobby Van’s group, the individual locations still uphold the superior qualities that make Bobby Van’s Steakhouses a New York icon.


Since opening its doors in 1996, Bobby Van’s Park Avenue restaurant has become known as the “original” Bobby Van’s in New York City. Housed in the landmark Helmsley Building, the venue boasts views of the upscale Park Avenue. With its elegant menu options, award winning wine list and refined style this location attracts guests looking for a luxury dining experience.

230 Park Avenue

(located on 46th Street)

New York City



With two separate restaurants, located in the bustling Financial District, the Broad Street Steakhouse and Vault Grill is truly an extraordinary establishment. The formal steakhouse can be found in the lobby of the historic JP Morgan Bank. Below, in the Vault Grill, guests can enjoy more casual dining among JP Morgan’s antique bank vaults, complete with the original vault doors and bronze safety deposit boxes.

25 Broad Street

(Broad Street & Exchange Place)

New York City



The Bobby Van’s on West 50th Street offers guests a wide variety of dining options, from traditional steakhouse dishes to lighter entrees such as pasta, wood-fired pizza and fresh seafood. The sprawling 75-foot bar, with an accompanying bar menu, has become a favorite amongst the more casual diners. Bobby Van’s Grill is also home to signature cocktails such as the Bobby’s Bellini, made with Proseco, St. Germain Edlerflower, and a twist of lemon and the Van’s Mojito, Don Q Rum, fresh lime juice, fresh mint and soda water

135 West 50th Street

(between 6th Ave & 7th Ave)

New York City



With its handcrafted wood walls, decorative wine bottles and vintage décor, Bobby Van’s on 54th Street transports guests back in time. The restaurant is perfectly situated in a building that was once frequented by Frank Sinatra and the Rat Pack. In addition to the premier steakhouse fare, this venue features an extensive wine list of international vintages, which received the Wine Spectator Award of Excellence in 2005. Bobby Van’s on 54th Street creates a classic New York steakhouse experience.

131 East 54th Street

(between Park Avenue & Lexington Avenue)

New York City



Distinct from the other Bobby Van’s Manhattan locations, the Times Square venue is modernly designed with 30-foot high windows, marble accents and a mezzanine level overlooking busy 54th Street. Just steps away from great shopping, Broadway theaters and lively entertainment, this location is the perfect spot for both locals and visitors alike.

120 West 45th Street

(between 6th Avenue & 7th Avenue)

New York City


For more information about the Bobby Van’s NYC locations, please visit

UPDATED 11/11/2012 NL

eleven14 Kitchen at The JHouse Greenwich:

Connecticut’s Culinary Masterpiece

Proudly supporting locally raised meats, sustainable seafood sources and responsible stewardship as a virtue. We look to the garden for inspiration and let food speak for itself.

Executive Chef François Kwaku-Dongo

The JHouse Greenwich recently opened, welcoming culinary enthusiasts to eleven14 Kitchen, its premier fine dining restaurant. Under the culinary direction of Executive Chef François Kwaku-Dongo, eleven14 Kitchen focuses on using ingredients as nature intended and prides itself on its tradition of simplicity and sustainability. eleven14 Kitchen offers a wide selection of globally influenced seasonal American cuisine, featuring fresh ingredients and locally sourced foods.

An open pantry lined with pickled vegetables, infused vinegars and oils and an array of freshly baked breads greet guests as they make their way into eleven14 Kitchen. The expansive dining room consists of an eclectic mix of furnishings with warm leather and color splashes throughout that are relaxed and comfortable, while exuding a lively spirit. With transparency in mind, dishes are prepared in full view using a brick-faced, wood-burning open hearth, adorned with custom copper panels, which doubles as the backdrop to the bar. Seasonal flatbreads, roasted vegetables, market fresh fish, free-range poultry and grass-fed beef preparations take on the wonderful smokiness of the wood. Vibrant salads, authentic pasta dishes and artisan foods such as a revolving cheese selection, round out the innovative menu. Guests can watch as their breakfast pastries and desserts are artfully prepared in the glass-walled in-house patisserie.

Unlike anything that exists in the region, eleven14 Kitchen’s design brings the indoors outside. The outdoor dining and bar areas are protected from the weather by a system of trellises and heating units that allow the outdoor area to be used for most of the year. The property is adorned with lush gardens, a resort style pool, sunning area, cabanas and an outdoor fireplace and cascading water feature, that all combined, provide the space with a unique energy - day and night.

Combining seasonal and local resources with a broad flavor palette, eleven14 Kitchen focuses on simple, fresh, quality ingredients. Some of the Chef’s signature dishes include the Artichoke and Avocado Salad with fresh lime vinaigrette; Hand Cut Spicy Beef Tartare; Homemade Duck Sausage Pizza; Handmade Flat Noodle Pasta with Maine Lobster; and Roasted Simple Half Chicken with Rosemary and Natural Jus. With an excellent selection of wines by the glass and an extensive wine cellar, guests are sure to be treated to a culinary masterpiece.

eleven14 Kitchen pays homage to Executive Chef François Kwaku-Dongo’s upbringing on his grandparents’ cocoa farm in Côte d’Ivoire, West Africa, where he grew up living off the bounty of the land. Kwaku-Dongo is most well-known for his years at Wolfgang Puck’s Spago in West Hollywood and Chicago. He is a 2008 James Beard Award Nominee, was voted one of the best upcoming young chefs in Los Angeles and was credited with introducing artisan pasta to California Cuisine by Los Angeles Times food critic Ruth Reichl. In addition to frequent appearances on television and radio, Kwaku-Dongo has been featured in The New York Times, Los Angeles Times, Forbes Magazine, Gourmet Magazine, Nation’s Restaurant News, Wine Spectator, Chicago Tribune, Chicago Sun-Times and Chicago Magazine.

For more information about eleven14 Kitchen, visit HERE.

About The JHouse Greenwich: An innovative escape, located in the heart of Greenwich, Connecticut, The JHouse Greenwich hotel is a dream destination for travelers looking to indulge in the highest level of luxury. In combination with its chic, contemporary décor, this leading boutique hotel offers guests a home away from home, featuring world-class amenities, fine dining and modern, plush comforts. The JHouse Greenwich’s impeccable attention to detail is apparent not only in the luxury and comfort afforded to guests, but also in its green initiatives.

For more information about The JHouse Greenwich, visit HERE.

UPDATED 10/17/2012 NL



The Trump Plaza Chefs

Trump Plaza announces the opening of the Rice & Noodle Corner, located on the second floor at the Boardwalk Lobby entrance. The Rice & Noodle Corner will be open seven days a week, from 12 noon to 8pm.

Diners can enjoy delicious appetizers such as Crispy Fried Calamari for $10 and Vegetable Spring Roll served with sweet and sour and mustard sauce for $9. Tempt your taste buds with entrees like Vietnamese Beef, General Tso’s Chicken, Buddha Delight Stir fried vegetables and tofu, Szechaun Chicken, Beef & Broccoli, Char Siu Pork, and Cantonese roast Duck. These entrees range in price from $16-$20.

 Rice & Noodle Corner Sesame Chicken

Select from our Noodles and Rice Menu Singapore Noodles for $17, Lo Mein Noodles $12, Beef Chow Fun Noodles $14, Fried Rice $14 and Shrimp Phad Thai Noodles for $17.

Enjoy one of the selections from our Noodle Soup Menu served with your choice of Egg Noodle, Rice Noodle or Ho Fun Noodle priced from $10 to $14. Diners can choose vegetable and sides from these selections Choy Sum - Oyster Sauce $8, Kim Chee $5, and Steamed Rice $4. Finally choose one of our delectable desserts, Mango Sorbet or Coconut Ice Cream for $6. 

UPDATED 10/9/2012


The Driver’s Seat Restaurant
66 Jobs Lane
Southampton Village, NY



 The Drivers Seat

Since first opening its doors in 1960, The Driver’s Seat has been a favorite eatery for year-round residents and visitors alike to Southampton. Sunlit and airy, the eatery embodies the effortless and breezy style of the East End. Owned by restaurateur Irma Herzog, The Driver’s Seat offers a traditional American menu, peppered with a selection of International cuisine.

With Executive Chef Hortensia Martinez at the wheel, guests will find seaside favorites including: The Driver’s Seat’s famous Baked Clam Casserole, crab meat broiled with a house blend of seasonings; the Lobster Roll Sandwich, a New England style roll stuffed with fresh Lobster meat salad; along with summer staples such as Mexican quesadillas and fajitas made with steak, chicken and shrimp; and their famous Driver’s Seat Burgers. Purchasing all of their ingredients from local farmers and preparing dishes onsite, The Driver’s Seat ensures their guests will enjoy the freshest dishes possible.

With recent interior renovations and additions, owner Irma Herzog has restored The Driver’s Seat to a classic Hamptons staple. Irma used her own style and vision, landscaping a picturesque garden and redesigning the restaurant’s back patio and bar, perfect for afternoon drinks and dining during the summer season.

Open year round, seven days a week for breakfast, lunch and dinner, The Driver’s Seat is a must visit during the week, offering indoor and outdoor Happy Hour from 5-7:00 p.m. Cocktail menu favorites include the restaurant’s signature Long Island Ice Tea. On Sundays, The Driver’s Seat offers a tasty brunch menu with a complementary homemade Bloody Mary and or Mimosa from 11:30-5:00 p.m.

The Driver’s Seat has recently livened up the Southampton nightlife. The Southampton eatery now features live entertainment every Tuesday, Friday and Saturday. A live DJ plays some of the greatest hits in the main dining area of the restaurant onTuesdays starting at 10:15p.m. and Saturdays starting at 11:00p.m. On Saturdays, guests can enjoy music from the Reggage band Twister on the restaurant’s newly renovated back patio. Stay for dinner or just a drink and listen to this New York band from 9:30Pp.m until closing.

UPDATED 8/1/2012

75 Main In The Hamptons

75 Main street, Southampton, NY 11968
Phone: 631-283-7575

Business Hours

Restaurant: 7 days a week 8:00 am to midnight


 75 Main

For the last 20 years, 75 Main has maintained a Southampton staple on the East End. With its prime Main Street location and frequent celebrity guests, new owner Zach Erdem has transformed the famous restaurant into a year-round restaurant and lounge, maintaining the perfect balance between Hampton’s style and New York nightlife.

With its classic yet chic design, 75 Main elegantly brings together traditional elements and contemporary décor. The restaurant evokes a relaxing atmosphere that can be felt throughout the year, with hardwood flooring, modern artwork and a soothing, white color palette.

Under the culinary influence of new Chef Victor Pastuizaca, 75 Main unites traditional Italian with contemporary American cuisine, presenting a menu featuring a variety of impeccably flavored dishes including Calamari Fritti, Veal Milanese, Smoked Salmon with Fettuccini and the Soft Shell Crab. While dining, guests can enjoy the restaurants extensive wine list, which showcases a collection of the finest Italian, French and California wines.

In addition to the fare, guests can enjoy the exclusive nightlife scene that 75 Main has to offer, as the restaurant converts into one of the hottest lounges on the East End. Throughout the week, the post dinner crowd can take advantage of Ladies Night every Thursday from 10pm-midnight-ladies drink free all night long—DJ Fridays, when some of the world’s most well-known DJs play music from 10p.m.-4a.m., and St. Tropez Saturdays, where DJs from St. Tropez and Europe spin the hottest music from around the globe. On Sundays, 75 Main also hosts a Manhattan-style brunch party with mimosas and a live DJ from noon-6:30p.m.

75 Main has become a favorite hotspot among celebrities, politicians and influencers alike including Sarah Jessica Parker, LA Reid, Kelly Ripa, Jonathan Cheben, Kim and Kourtney Kardashian, Howard Stern, Sonja Morgan, Pierce Brosnan, Paris Hilton and Vice President Joe Biden.

Breakfast, brunch lunch: 11:00am to 4:30pm Monday to Friday, and 10:00am to 4:30pm on Saturdays and Sundays.

Dinner: 4:30pm till 10:30pm Sunday to Thursday, and 4:30pm till 11:00pm on Fridays and Saturdays.

Lounge: Friday and Saturday 10:30pm to 4:00am

75 Main and Zach Erdem have now expanded to South Florida, opening a new location in Delray Beach.

For more information on 75 Main & 75 Main Delray, please visit

UPDATED 7/12/2012



Restaurateur Shiva Natarajan
Gives a Rebirth to Little India in Murray Hill

106 Lexington Avenue
New York, NY 10016
Tel: (212) 684-6842

 Shiva Natarajan

Mixing his life-long passion for food with an innovative flair, restaurateur Shiva Natarajan has quickly become a veteran in the culinary community, opening a bounty of widely-popular restaurants in New York City. By combining the flavors of different regions and cultures, Natarjan has successfully satisfied the American demand for variety and taste, transforming the area formerly known as “Curry Hill” into one of the tastiest blocks in the city.

Born into a South Indian family and raised in Calcutta, Natarajan’s restaurant ventures are inspired by his background and expansive travels throughout India. In addition, Natarajan spent countless hours in the kitchen with his grandmother, Savitri, who helped in developing his culinary expertise, which can now be tasted in the Indian inspired cuisine served at each of his eateries, including the popular restaurants Dhaba, Bjohan, Singapura and Chote Nawab.

Dhaba, Natarajan’s first restaurant in the area, features an extensive menu which offers both specialty and traditional Punjabi dishes, while Bhojan explores Indian vegetarian cuisine at its best. One of Natarajan’s latest establishments, Singapura, stands as one of the first restaurants in New York City to adjoin Malaysian, Thai and Hakka Chinese cuisine, allowing guests to enjoy authentic, Southeast Asian dishes fused with flavorful flair. Natarjan’s latest restaurant to spice up the area, Chote Nawab, is an authentic Indian restaurant with a menu focused on the Kababs of Lucnow and “dum” Biryani from Hyderabad.

Known for his attention to detail, Natarajan ensures each of his culinary establishments afford guests with a truly pleasurable experience. With exceptional service and an array of impeccably flavored dishes, it is no surprise that Natarajan has rejuvenated the flavorful fare of New York City’s Little India.

For more information, please visit:

UPDATED 7/11/2012




Monstrosity At Bally's Atlantic City

Goodie-gluttons, career-carnivores, and ravenous-rye-lovers rejoice, because Pickles deli at Bally’s Atlantic City has a sandwich so gigantic no conventional plate will suffice. This 3.8 pound monolith that can only go by one name, behold – The Monstrosity with Mustard. And till Labor Day guests can take it on in an epic challenge.

While the name is quite a mouth full in-itself, nothing truly compares to this staggering sandwich tower. Dreamt-up by Bally’s Executive Chef, David Utley of Bally’s, this titan is forged of one pound of Pastrami, one pound of Corn Beef, 4 Net Wt. Oz. of Dijon mustard, 4 Net Wt. Oz. of Red Onion, 12 slices of Tomato, 12 leaves of Lettuce, 24 thin slices of kosher Pickle, and three slices of Pullman Loaf Rye Bread.

“The fact that the Monstrosity weighs in at 3.8 pounds says it all. It’s the biggest and baddest sandwich I’ve ever seen here at Bally’s in all my years,” said Jerry Beaver, Director of Food and Beverage for Bally’s Atlantic City. “Pickles, Bally’s, possibly, the entire Atlantic City Boardwalk will never be the same.”

So are you one of the brave that wishes to take down the breaded breast? Then prepare your stomach for the fight of its life, because the quest for infamy commences now. From that point on Pickles will offer the sandwich to all that wish to stand mono y mono with the monster. Challengers will be given 30 minutes to finish off The Monstrosity with Mustard, but be warned the plate must be licked clean. If one displays the intestinal fortitude required to slay this demon of the deli than they will not only be praised with a photo on the Pickles Wall-of-Fame, but also receive a sandwich of their choosing from the Pickles menu everyday they walk into Pickles until Labor Day 2012.

Pickles combines all the staples of a traditional New York style deli, the plentiful menu boasts reasonable prices while featuring such Jewish deli staples as Matzo Ball Soup, Stuffed Cabbage with Gravy, and Potato Latkes Pickles. Though it could be argued the real stars at Pickles are the over-sized and stuffed sandwiches; Corned Beef, Pastrami, Brisket, Tongue, Turkey, and Ruebens. Its hours of operation are from Noon to 8pm on Monday thru Thursday and Noon to 9pm Friday thru Sunday. Pickles features inside dining accommodations, as well as Boardwalk seating and alcohol options which include wines and beer.

Please be aware The Monstrosity with Mustard must be ordered 24 hours in advance, no exceptions. For more information on this and Bally’s please visit

UPDATED: 7/7/2012



The Earl of Sandwich, created by the direct descendent of John Montagu, the Earl who invented putting meat between bread in 1762, will open its first location in Atlantic City, New Jersey at the Showboat Atlantic City Hotel & Casino. ( Earl of Sandwich will be located in the main lobby near the check-in desk. This is the second Earl of Sandwich for Caesars Entertainment as the Atlantic City location joins sister location at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino in Las Vegas.

"Showboat continues to enhance our culinary experience and offerings. Accordingly, we are very excited to introduce the Earl of Sandwich brand to the Showboat family," said Kevin Ortzman, Senior Vice President and General Manager for Showboat and Bally's Atlantic City. "Earl of Sandwich offers great food at reasonable prices. Simply stated: Earl of Sandwich makes a great sandwich."

Earl of Sandwich features the freshest meats and cheeses, including our Angus Beef that is roasted in house daily, the freshest produce and our signature artisan breads & desserts baked daily in-house.

The moderately priced sandwiches will be available to eat on location as well as to-go. Customers can learn a little history while they eat signature sandwiches such as The Original 1762 and The Full Montagu, which draw their names and inspiration from John Montagu, the Fourth Earl of Sandwich.

To wit, in 1762, John Montagu, the fourth Earl of Sandwich, had his hands full, literally.

As First Sea Lord, he commanded the mighty British Navy, was a noted explorer, and also a dedicated gambler. This led to little time for food, so he came up with the ingenious idea of putting meat between two slices of bread. Thus in 1762, the Sandwich was born and named after its inventor, the Earl of Sandwich.

Now, nearly 250 years later, John Montagu, the current 11th Earl of Sandwich and his family remain passionate about the world’s most popular quick food that carries their name. Together with restaurant entrepreneur Robert Earl, they have developed the sandwich everyone has been waiting for…The World’s Greatest Hot Sandwich®.

At Earl of Sandwich they don’t serve mere sandwiches. They serve THE Sandwich, like no other - made-to-order, using top quality, fresh ingredients and served on artisan baked bread, made from a secret recipe. The sandwiches take approximately four minutes to make, from when the customer orders.

There are 13 hot sandwiches available, all priced at $5.99-$6.49:

· THE ORIGINAL 1762 (Freshly Roasted Angus Beef, Sharp Cheddar Cheese & Creamy Horseradish Sauce)

The Full Montagu

· THE FULL MONTAGU (Freshly Roasted Angus Beef, Turkey, Aged Swiss & Sharp Cheddar Cheese, Lettuce, Tomatoes & Earl’s Mustard Sauce)

· ALL AMERICAN (Roasted Turkey, Buttermilk Ranch, Cranberries, Sharp Cheddar Cheese, Lettuce & Tomatoes)

The Earl Club

· THE EARL’S CLUB (Roasted Turkey, Smoked Bacon, Aged Swiss Cheese, Lettuce, Tomatoes & Sandwich Sauce)

· THE ITALIAN (Salami, Capicola, Roasted Ham, Mozzarella, Zesty Italian Dressing, Mozzarella Cheese & Tomatoes)

· BEST BLT (Smoked Bacon, Lettuce, Roma Tomatoes & Seasoned Mayonnaise)

· HAWAIIAN BBQ (Grilled Chicken, Roasted Ham, Aged Swiss Cheese, Fresh Pineapple & Hawaiian BBQ Sauce)

· CANNONBALLS (Meatballs, Mozzarella, Parmesan Cheese & Marinara Sauce)

· TUNA MELT (Tuna Salad & Aged Swiss Cheese)

· VEGGIE (Feta Cheese, Lettuce, Roma Tomatoes, Cucumber, Red Onion, Roasted Red Peppers & Mediterranean Dressing)

· CAPRESE (Fresh Mozzarella, Tomatoes, Fresh Basil & Drizzled Balsamic Vinaigrette)

· CARIBBEAN JERK (Grilled Chicken, Roasted Red & Banana Peppers & Spicy Jerk Sauce) and

· HAM & SWISS (Ham, Aged Swiss Cheese & Earl’s Mustard Sauce).

The restaurant will be open 24-7. Earl of Sandwich also offers a full line of freshly tossed salads, made-to-order wraps, signature soups, freshly baked desserts, freshly brewed Kona coffee, and a selection of beer and wine offerings.

There is also a breakfast menu serving a choice of eight made-to-order hot breakfast sandwiches, muffins, and other offerings from 7am to 11am Monday to Friday and 10am to 11.30am on Saturday and Sunday. The restaurant offers both take-away and eat-in service. 


In 1762, John Montagu, the 4th Earl of Sandwich, came up with the ingenious idea of putting meat between two slices of bread. Now, 250 years later, the current 11th Earl and the rest of the Sandwich family remain equally passionate about the world’s most popular quick food that carries their name. Joining forces with entrepreneur Robert Earl, the first Earl of Sandwich restaurant opened in Orlando, FL in 2004 and currently there are locations across the country. All outlets bake fresh bread with every order and meats are roasted daily using traditional family recipes. Classic hot sandwiches are available, as well as soups, salads, wraps, desserts and a large selection of beverages. Earl of Sandwich has locations in London and Paris as well as two locations in New York City and will later open a location in Boston’s historic Boston Common and in Downtown Disney in Anaheim and the Palms Casino Resort in Las Vegas. For more information

About Showboat Atlantic City

Showboat Atlantic City is a world-class entertainment destination that captures the spirit of New Orleans, 365 days a year. Home to the nation’s top House of Blues, ten eateries and restaurants including Crossroads at House of Blues by Aaron Sanchez and Scarduzio’s Steak-Sushi-Lounge, a high-energy casino and party pit, extensive nightlife options, pool, and the best live shows on the planet. Showboat is located at 801 Boardwalk in Atlantic City, New Jersey. For more information, call 1-800-621-0200 or visit

Photos Courtesy Of: Showboat Atlantic City

UPDATED 6/25/12



At Caesars Atlantic City all roads lead to Mia, especially since the premier restaurant is set to unveil several new offerings. With an all new menu evoking the proud traditions and tastes of the country shaped like a boot, as well as a modern lunch spectacular and sit-down beer dinner, guests will surely not want to ever say “Ciao”.

“Mia has built a reputation off chef driven quality,” said Don Marrandino, Eastern Division President for Caesars Entertainment. “Caesars is fortunate to be able to showcase chefs as talented and passionate as George Perrier and Chris Scarduzio, and Mia’s new culinary offerings make it an ideal setting to experience authentic Italian fare for both lunch and dinner.”

On June 21st Mia delivers its next event in the beer tasting series with, The History of Yards Brewing Dinner. Beginning at 7pm, guests will receive a six course beer dinner featuring six Yards brewing beers, which will be paired with food items that have an added Mia twist. For $90, which includes tax and gratuity, guests will sample the finest Yards beers around, including Brawler, IPA, ESA, Thomas Jefferson Tavern Ale, Poor Richards Tavern Spruce Ale, and George Washington Tavern Porter, all in firkin style casks. These outstanding beers will be paired with exotic dishes like Malard Duck Sausage with Sweet and Sour Cabbage; Turtle Brawler Soup; IPA Salted Cod Cakes; and more. Mia’s next beer tasting series will include beers provided by Weyerbacher Brewing Company on September 13, 2012.

For those looking to taste a little bit of Italy midday, Mia presents its Power Lunch. Debuting June 22th, this cuisine-de-force will have patrons in, out, and full in under 40 minutes. Menu highlights include: Caprese Salad – Heirloom tomatoes, buffalo mozzarella, roasted peppers, basil and a balsamic glaze ($12); Short Rib Fries – French fries topped with Chianti braised pulled short ribs ($6); Maryland Crab Cake Burger – House-made coleslaw, pickled red onions, tartar sauce and lettuce, tomato, and pickle ($14); Roasted Veggie Panini – Zucchini, cured tomatoes, Portobello mushrooms, fresh mozzarella cheese and basil pesto ($11); Parma Prosciutto Pizza – Roma tomatoes, Fontina cheese, thinly sliced prosciutto, wild arugula and roasted garlic ($15); and many more savory dishes. Creative cocktails also reign supreme with Mia’s Power lunch menu and include such libational treats as the Red-I-tini – Grey Goose vodka, Red Bull Energy Drink, Chambord Black Raspberry liqueur, pomegranate juice and a splash of pineapple juice ($14) and the Mia-tini – Absolut Citron vodka, Limoncello, triple sec and sour mix with a sugar rim juice ($14). Mia is open for lunch every Wednesday through Sunday, from 11:30am to 3pm.

As the season shifts to the summer, so to does the dinner menu at Mia. This after 5:30pm offering also begins on June 22st and will concentrate on some authentic Italian favorites and embrace the freshness of the Mediterranean. Appetizers include: Polenta Rustica – Garnished with Sweet Italian Sausage, Spinach, Parmesan Cheese, Sweet Garlic Jus ($18); Robioli Cheese and Artichoke Arincini –Savory Tomato Compote, Micro Arugula ($18); and Antipasto Misto – Chefs Daily Selection of Cured Italian Meats, Grilled and Marinated Vegetables, Olives and Cheese. Pastas include: Home made Jumbo Lobster Ravioli – Sweet English Peas, Crispy Leeks, Lobster Butter Sauce ($31); and Imported Spaghetti – Grandma Carmella’s Meatballs, Crushed San Marzano Gravy ($27). Entrees include: Prosciutto Wrapped Veal Tenderloin – Creamy Lobster and Leek Orzo Pasta, Grilled Asparagus, Porcini Mushroom and White Wine Sauce ($48); Line Caught Jersey Fluke – Herb Battered Fluke, Favetta and Radishes, Capers, Celery Vinaigrette ($38); Grilled 14 oz. Dry Aged Rib–Eye Steak – Spinach Parmesan Risotto, Charred Green Onions, Garlic Confit, Estate Bottled Olive Oil ($53); and many more Italian classics. Additionally, the restaurant will offer wines and champagnes by the glasses, including: Cakebread Napa Chardonnay ($25); Kim Crawford Sauvignon Blanc ($13); and Jordan Cabernet Sauvignon ($25). Mia is open for dinner every Wednesday and Thursday from 5:30pm till 10pm with extended dining service hours on Fridays and Saturdays from 5:30pm till 11pm.

To make reservations for Mia or view additional information please visit

UPDATED 6/19/12



115 Lexington Avenue
Between 27th and 28th Street
New York City
Tel: 212- 679-4603


Chote Nawab

Chote Nawab , the latest culinary addition to the Murray Hill restaurant scene is set to open on June 6, 2012.Under the direction of successful restaurateur Shiva Natarajan, of Chola, Bhojan, Dhaba and Singapura, Chote Nawab is inspired by the varying tastes of the Nawabs of India’s different states. Meaning “Little Prince” in Urdu, the restaurant will feature Kababs from Lucknow and “dum” Biryani from Hyderabad as well as delectable dishes from Kerala and Andhra Pradesh. Chote Nawab combines modern design elements, such as concrete walls, with Indian themed murals to create a contemporary, yet warm ambiance, which is a reflection of its in-house spice blends and authentic culinary style.

Owner and Chef Natarajan collaborated with Chef Walter D’ Rozario winner of The Food Network’s Chopped Season 10 to consult on the kababs, which are made in Tandoor, Sikri, or open-fire styles.

Chote Nawab’s menu emphasizes the flavors of custom Indian Cuisine. Menu items include Tunde Ke Kabab, a "melt in your mouth" Lucknowi lamb kabab, with minced lamb and spices, Dum Biryani, a Hyderabadi rice dish, cooked “dum”- style, or sealed pot style, served with a choice of goat or chicken, house blend spices, and garden herbs, Dum Kokur, a sealed pot chicken curry on the bone; and for vegetarians, the menu offers dishes such as Baghara Baigan, a Hyderabadi eggplant, and Bindi Sasuralwali, an okra dish, featuring fresh vegetables, herbs and house blend spices.

With Chote Nawab, Natarajan brings a taste of the “Little Prince’s” kitchen to New York City, while maintaining his authentic restaurant standards.

UPDATED 6/13/12 NL

26 Astor Place (Entrance on Cooper Square)
New York, NY 10003
TEL: 212-260-2220

 Bahr Che

Start your weekend early and escape to a Tuscan wine bar experience in downtown New York— every Wednesday, Bahr Ché collaborates with noted guest sommeliers to bring you “Winemaker Wednesdays”. Come join the expert winemakers, as they feature their collection of decadent wines specially paired with delicious items featured on Bahr Ché’s food menu.

Bahr Ché is a new addition to the contemporary wine bar scene featuring dramatic wine walls similar to a wine cellar, displaying nearly 1,500 different bottles of the best wines from all over the world. You can find this new wine haven on the ground floor of the Gwathmey Siegel apartment complex in Manhattan, New York at 26 Astor Place. Bahr Ché serves exotic cheeses, charcuterie, foie gras and an assortment of amazing desserts and chocolates from some of the best purveyors in New York including D'Artagnan, Murray's cheese, Bouchon Bakery and features Intelligentsia's artisanal filtered coffees. Discover Bahr Ché— the greatest wine bar under the Tuscan sun that New York has to offer.

UPDATED 6/12/12 NL

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