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Mother’s Day From The Walman Report

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Apr 302016

Best of New York:
Dining Guide for Mother’s Day 2016

MAMO Restaurant

Treat Mom to the best of SoHo dining at MAMO Restaurant. This French/Italian Provencal menu from Michelin-starred Executive Chef Massimo Sola hits all the right notes. Mother’s Day Specials include Salmon Carpaccio with Asparagus Salad and Burrata, Risotto Primavera with Diced Vegetables, Roasted Veal Top Round with Wild Leeks and Potatoes, and for dessert Profiteroles with a decadent Chocolate and Rum Sauce. MAMO will also feature a special Mother’s Day cocktail; the delicious Fiore di Miele which is made with St-Germaine, lemon juice, pisco and prosecco. MAMO’s bi-level restaurant includes a casual lounge on the ground floor and a formal dining room upstairs. Both spaces capture the Riviera’s “sense of home” with original family photos and oversized vintage movie posters. The decor also incorporates classic New York-inspired touches such as exposed brick walls.


323 West Broadway
New York, NY 10013
(646) 964-4641

Philippe Chow

Owner and Executive Chef Philippe Chow puts his own contemporary spin on traditional Beijing-style cuisine at Philippe on Manhattan’s Upper East Side. This elegant Chinese restaurant serves an expertly designed menu of signature dishes such as Chicken Satay, Peking Duck, Green Prawns, and Nine Seasons Spicy Prawns—each presented family style—as well as a too-good-to-resist dessert menu from pastry chef Kostas Paterakis, that includes Red Velvet Cake; the gluten-free Warm, Bittersweet Chocolate Molten Cake; and Peanut Butter Mousse Pie. Specialty drinks ranging from a Lychee Martini toMidnight Mojito, are just the icing on this epicurean cake.

33 East 60th Street
New York, NY 10065
(212) 644-8885


This Upper East Side neighborhood gem offers signature dishes from Executive Chef Ben Zwicker’s special menu, which includes a Kale Salad with apple, sesame, and chili-lime vinaigrette; Yellowfin tuna tartare; or the prime aged Angus burger. Also available are the T-Bar Steak Bar—certified Black Angus, filet mignon, aged New York Strip, aged bone-in rib eye, or Black Angus porterhouse for two, served with steak sauce, béarnaise sauce, or poivre sauce. No meal at T-Bar is complete without tasting the popular desserts Banana Parfait Mille Feuilles or Chocolate Sundae with brownie, chocolate sauce, and cream. An artful menu of specialty cocktails—including the exquisite Downtown Manhattan, made with Whistle Pig Straight Rye Whiskey, brandied cherries, Antica vermouth, and cherry herring—and a curated wine list complete this epicurean experience.


1278 3rd Avenue
New York, NY 10021
(212) 772-0404

Good Enough to Eat

Treat Mom to traditional American home cooking this Mother’s Day at Good Enough to Eat, an Upper West Side dining establishment that has catered to neighborhood regulars, international travelers, and celebrities for over 30 years. Tuck in to Mother’s Day special appetizers such as a Popcorn Coconut Shrimp with Strawberry Sweet and Sour Dip or the Baby Spinach Salad with Roasted Beets, Orange Supremes, Cucumber, Bermuda Onion, Crumbled Goat Cheese and Toasted Almonds, Tossed in a Mustard Vinaigrette. For entrée, Mother’s Day diners can choose from Seared Trout Almondine Served with Spring Vegetable Risotto and Sautéed Asparagus; Inside-Out Chicken Cordon Bleu with Bechamel Sauce Served with Baked Potato and Haricot Verts; or Petite Filet Mignon with Creamy Cognac Sauce Served with Horseradish Mashed Potatoes and Sauteed Broccoli (all served with a side salad). Special desserts on offer to end a special meal include a Strawberry Shortcake and a Chocolate Silk Pie with Fresh Whipped Cream.


520 Columbus Avenue

New York, NY 10024

(212) 496-0163

Ivy Bar & Grill

For a livelier Mother’s Day experience, visit popular Ivy Bar & Grill in New York’s thriving Hell’s Kitchen. You will find the wooden tables, burning candles, and decorative lanterns create a warm space to enjoy time spent with friends and family. Specialty dishes that Mom will love include the creamy Kale & Artichoke Dip, the succulent Lamb Burger and the fresh Lobster Mac ‘n’ Cheese. Ivy Bar & Grill is also known for its cocktails, which include the pineapple infused Ivy Martini, the Woodford vanilla bean infused Manhattan Reserve and the Pomegranate White Cosmopolitan. This high end bar & grill regularly offers live entertainment and features a daily happy hour between 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm.


944 8th Avenue
New York, NY 10019
(212) 459-9444


Treat Mom to a one-on-one dining experience at this cozy Upper East Side hotspot. Enjoy high-quality Mediterranean dishes that are a fusion of Italian and French classics, including fresh spring dishes such as Lobster Salad with radicchio, watercress, endive, cremini mushrooms and citrus vinaigrette; Baby Artichokes with Avocado and Parmigiano; or Endives with a Roquefort Cheese to start before moving into enticing entrees such as Pan Seared Nantucket Sea Scallops with mushrooms, braised leeks, and lemon white wine sauce; Straccetti di Vitello, super-thin pounded sliced veal served with arugula and shaved Parmigiano; or Spaghetti with pancetta and peas. Save room for the extensive dessert menu that caters to all of Mom’s favorites including Profiteroles; Apple Tarte Tatin; Warm Flourless Chocolate Cake; or Cantucci al Vin Santo, homemade biscotti served with Vin Santo wine for dipping.


21 East 62nd Street
New York, NY 10065
(212) 980-6700

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What’s Hot in the Hamptons This 2015

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Jul 252015

Each summer, the villages which make up the Hamptons, such as Southampton, Bridgehampton, Amagansett, East Hampton and Montauk to name a few, becomes one of the hottest destinations to visit. Celebrities and socialites escape from New York City to Long Island’s East End to take in the beautiful scenery and enjoy some of the best dining and socializing the area has to offer. From steakhouses to cafés, here are some of the hottest places to dine this Hamptons 2015 season.

1. Breakfast at the Southampton Inn’s Café Oso


A hidden Southampton gem, the Southampton Inn’s Café Oso serves its guests and residents quality, traditional breakfast. Executive Chef Peter Ammar is celebrating a decade st at the Inn this year and is particularly well-known for his pancakes, which are served with Vermont maple syrup and Chantilly cream. If you prefer your breakfast cooked in a skillet, Café Oso also serves quality egg dishes including Le Sag Harbor which are two farm eggs scrambled with Nova Scotia smoked salmon, sautéed scallions and cream cheese. Café Oso is open for breakfast, lunch and supper from 7:00 AM- 7:00 PM every day.


Café Oso at the Southampton Inn

91 Hill Street Southampton, NY 11968


2. Brunch at 75 Main


The ultimate place for people watching over brunch, 75 Main, with its South of France feel, has attracted such high-profile clientele as Barbara Walters, Pierce Brosnan, Leonardo DiCaprio, Vice President Joe Biden, and Alex Rodriguez. James Beard Award-winning Executive Chef Mark Militello’s menu, which assisted in its recognition as one of Long Island’s best brunch spots by USA Today, includes creative classics such as The Watermelon Salad with arugula, crumbled feta, chopped pistachios, red onion and passion fruit vinaigrette; Challah French Toast with melon, berries and whipped cream; or the Mark’s Burger with onion tomato jam, bacon, arugula, gruyere, blue cheese and secret sauce. Late night, 75 Main Owner and Host Zach Erdem turns the restaurant into a bustling lounge where some of the world’s best-known DJs play sets until the early hours.


75 Main

75 Main Street Southampton, NY 11968


3. After the Beach Supper at Sotto Sopra


Amagansett eatery Sotto Sopra brings Northern Italian dining coupled with a taste of a traditional steakhouse to the Hamptons, inviting guests on a culinary journey that highlights the region’s traditional flavors and cooking methods.  Sotto Sopra’s expertly crafted menu developed by new Executive Chef Fermin Jimenez who takes advantage of the restaurant’s wood-burning oven to offer up freshly baked breads, crispy Italian style pizza and whole roasted fish. Deliciously fresh salads, antipastos and impeccably flavored pasta dishes round out the menu along with classic "Bisteccheria" options. Under the direction of Managing Partner Rose Evangelista, Sotto Sopra has quickly become one of the most sought-after restaurants on the East End, known for its frequent celebrity guests, relaxing atmosphere, exceptional service and fresh, flavorful fare.


Sotto Sopra

231 Main Street Amagansett, NY 11930


4. Steak Dinner at Bobby Van’s Bridgehampton

Opened by pianist Bobby Van in 1969, the Bridgehampton location is the original location to establish the great heritage of the Bobby Van’s steakhouse dining experience. The restaurant combines the sophisticated feel of a traditional steakhouse with the airiness of the Hamptons. Guests are able to enjoy signature dishes such as the Harry Salad, named after real estate mogul Harry Helmsley, which includes shrimp, bacon, tomato, string beans, red onion & red pepper; Seared Tunawith edamame, succotash, wakame and miso; or the Porterhouse Steak. Back in the city, the Bobby Van’s steakhouse experience can be savored at five different locations throughout New York including Park Avenue, East 54th Street, West 50th Street, Times Square and at 25 Broad Street.



Bobby Van’s Bridgehampton

2393 Montauk Highway Bridgehampton, NY 11932


5. Sicilian Dinner on Georgica Pond at Osteria Salina


After three years building a loyal following at the original Bridgehampton location for its authentic Sicilian dishes which highlight the specialties of Salina located in the Aeolian Islands, Osteria Salina has moved this season to 108 Wainscott Stone Road in Wainscott, NY adjacent to Georgica Pond. The new Osteria Salina has undergone a thorough refurbishment that has restored the grandeur of this iconic location known formerly as Sapore di Mare. Experience the intimate private dining room, La Saletta as well as the Georgica Room, which boasts views of Georgica Pond. Socialize in the main room against the backdrop of a castle-like fireplace and hand hewn beams. Osteria Salina offers boasts a wood burning pizza oven in addition to a classic baby grand piano bar lounge, and is continuing its tradition of serving fresh, clean local fare coupled with genuine Sicilian hospitality. Osteria Salina, helmed by Executive Chef & Owner Cinzia Gaglio and Host Tim Gaglio, can now accommodate private events. Guests will also enjoy live entertainment in the piano lounge, with singer Vanessa Trouble singing Saturday nights throughout the month of July, while dining in one of its many old world dining rooms.

Osteria Salina

108 Wainscott Stone Road Wainscott, NY 11975


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Introducing Award-Winning Radevic Estate Wines

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Jul 132015

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Montenegrin wine maker is poised to become a sensation state-side.
June 26, 2015, New York, NY — Discerning palates in the United States will now be able to sample the outstanding Montenegrin wines that have rest of the world talking. Radevic Estates is pleased to announce that their wines are now available in New York.
Varieties include Syrah and Vranac/Cabernet Sauvignon.  Vranac is an ancient variety of grape that is native to Montenegro and produces a dry red wine, typical of the region. It is considered the most important variety of grape in Montenegro. The word ‘Vranac’ means strong, black and powerful horse (black stallion), and wine made from this variety of grape is associated with strength, potency, and success. Vran also means ‘rav en colored or black’; red wine is also known as black wine in many South Slavic languages.

Excitingly, Radevic Estates took top honors at the 6th International Wine Festival INTERFEST, which took place in Serbia earlier this year. In the United States, Radevic Estates is imported by Omniwines. They can be sampled at the delightful Paul’s On Times Square, 136 West 42nd Street, New York, NY 10036 or purchased in you favorite wine store.

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Dr Goran Radević and Renee Lacy-Radević Montenegrin-American duo with extremely interesting life story. They met on the largest of the three Cayman Islands (Grand Cayman), the territory of the United Kingdom in the western part of the Caribbean Sea, where Dr. Goran Radević worked in the emergency room as a doctor.

There were married. There they were born Anđelija and Luke. There have dreamed the dream of a small family vineyard, which they awoke Hurricane Ivan (Category V) in 2005, destroying the island and their home. Ms. Renee, after more than a week spent in extreme conditions, with children (then both younger than four years), was evacuated to Miami with patients for dialysis.Three months later in New York, where they then went on briefly visited them and Goran, day and night engaged in providing technical assistance to the sick and injured, to the establishment of health services on the island.

After four years spent in the United States, eight in the Caymans, six in South Africa, two in the Sultanate of Oman and three in China, where he worked as a physician, Dr. Goran Radević he and his wife decided that his dream of a vineyard dosanja in his native Montenegro. Although Dr. Radević first doctor in the family, not the first winemaker, and his genetics is replete with ancestors – winemakers.
– Maternal grandfather was a priest. He taught me to read and write, that I cut a branch, even before I went to school and passed my love of country. On his father’s side were herders.Grandfather Nicholas ’41. when the war broke out, he had 1,000 sheep. I inherited the land on both sides, and I lifted her vineyard. We built a house and seven years after our arrival in Montenegro, we are proud to 10,000 vines in the village Rogami, with Zeta in Pipers (7.5 thousand vines), around the family home (2.5 thousand), and for visitors to the open door of the winery "Radević" – an esthete Wines, about which I can talk only in superlatives – explains Dr. Radević.

According to him, the winery is surrounded by good people, and for the quality of wines in charge of the young engineer. Milena Mugosa and consultant oenologist – ing. Ivan Dašić, one of the leading technologists from the golden era of the former Agrokombinat "July 13th". Such an atmosphere has resulted in the success of the 82nd International Agricultural Fair in Novi Sad, where he was awarded all twelve wine samples sent to an evaluation (5 gold medals, 4 silver and 3 bronze) and two grape brandy (grappa), which won silver medal, a Winery "Radević" also won the championship title the Novi Sad Fair and 2015-.
Dr Goran Radević says he is not a man of competitions and awards. For this assessment came under the influence of Ing. Ivana Dašić, attracted by the fact that the chairman of the commission stands doc. Dr. Vladimir Puskas (Faculty of Technology, Novi Sad), a man of science, that the blind test and that, consequently, no lies, no deception. Ideal family Radević a small winery of excellent wines, and not go to competitions and collecting awards. To do this, do not even need, because in mid-April the first shipment, through the Port of Bar, he went to America, and two restaurants in Manhattan, guests will have the privilege to drink Montenegrin wines from the winery "Radević".

Their vineyards are represented by three varieties of red grapes: Chabernet Sauvignon, Syrah and Cormorant (which is the backbone of their winery), and the white, Žižak (indigenous variety from the environment of Tivat, which dates from the time of Queen Teuta, III in. BC) and two spicy white – Gewurztraminer (Italy) and Malmsey aromatics (Istria).
– Wines we have given the names of the grape varieties. This year, the first time we made an exception for evaluation and a liqueur wine (instead Liqueur White wine Chardonnay, 17% alcohol), christened the name of my wife, Renee. This wine won the first gold medal for our winery and the first wine that has requested registration of the Ministry of Agriculture has just liqueur wine from Montenegro.

Renee Lacy-Radević a criminologist by profession specialist for juvenile delinquency. For a while he worked as a professor of foreign languages ​​at the Faculty of Economics in Podgorica, 24 hours a day mother with great love helping her around the vineyard and winery. With them were Hana and Nicholas, children from first marriages spouses. There is also Gojko brother Dr. Goran Radevic, today partner, who first came to the aid when it should plow the land, plant the vine, which completes the idyllic picture of a small family business.
Basement "Radević" produces only Barrique wines in oak barrels that come from a small family company, the fourth generation of coopers from California, which is another confirmation that the Montenegrin-American mix, with immense love invested in everything that is done, a combination that gives excellent results. In addition to wine, visitors to their winery can find products such as organic honey, essential oil, cognac and brandy. With nature in nature, because it is so beautiful, life motto family Radević that their personal example shows the advantages of the lifestyle. More information can be obtained at:

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Southampton Inn Offers a Passport To The Best of The Hamptons this 2015

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Jun 222015

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Located in the heart of Southampton, the Southampton Inn’s envious location offers guests a gateway to the best the Hamptons summer season has to offer this 2015. With 90 newly renovated guest rooms, on-site dining, outdoor recreation, and connections to all the most popular activities on the East End, the Southampton Inn is the ultimate destination for a weekend getaway or longer vacation stay.

At the resort, guests can partake of the Southampton Inn’s acres of lawn space that offers nooks to appeal to many interests. Private gardens are ideal for reading or quiet contemplation, while the all-weather tennis courts, heated 50-foot swimming pool, shuffleboard court, Ping Pong table or green spaces for croquet, volleyball, or badminton will appeal to athletes of all ability levels.

For dining options, visitors can enjoy a meal al fresco in one of the new outdoor lounge chairs in the pool area, or unwind over breakfast, lunch or dinner at the award-winning, on-site Café Oso that offers both patio seating as well as indoor dining options.

At the end of the day, guests can retire to their well-appointed guestrooms that include Tempur-Pedic mattresses, upscale linens, Gilchrist & Soames toiletries, complimentary Wi-Fi internet access, and flat-screen televisions with more than 100 channels, to rest up and prepare to experience new adventures tomorrow.

With an on-site, well-stocked game room, the Southampton Inn is welcoming to families and guests of all ages. Pets are also welcome (for an additional fee) in one of the Inn’s 18 specially designated pet-friendly guest rooms. AAA discounts plus mid-week specials make a stay at Southampton Inn both convenient and cost effective.

The property’s 6,000 square feet of flexible indoor meeting space, includes a newly renovated conference room and ballroom, on-site restaurant, and proximity to transportation to and from New York City also make the Southampton Inn an ideal location for corporate meetings, retreats and conferences as well as social gatherings. Day passes to the pool and tennis courts are also available for $100 which includes a $20 voucher to the Inn’s on-site Café Oso.

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About Southampton Inn

Boasting several acres of manicured lawns and gardens in the heart of the Village of Southampton on Long Island’s stunning East End, Southampton Inn provides an idyllic, year-round escape for bustling city-dwellers. Winner of numerous awards, including “Best Breakfast,” “Best Hotel,” and “Best Wedding Location,” Southampton Inn is a warm and welcoming haven with an exemplary reputation that is richly deserved. Celebrate the art of pure relaxation, indulge in a romantic get-away, or enjoy precious time with the entire family – Southampton Inn has everything for the discerning traveler. With 90 well-appointed guestrooms, many of which were renovated this past winter, the Inn is located just steps away from the town’s fine dining restaurants, designer boutiques, art galleries, parks and museums, and a short drive from highly-rated Coopers Beach. The outdoor patio and ballroom were also renovated to ensure the Inn is the perfect home-away-from-home to explore the scenic Hamptons.

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Grand Central Oyster Bar’s Dutch Herring Festival Finally Here THURSDAY, June 18, After Delay

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Jun 152015

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Lovers of nieuwe maatjes herring imported from the Netherlands can finally celebrate the arrival of the delicacy this Thursday (June 18). The Grand Central Oyster Bar‘s annual Holland Herring Festival was delayed a week, and will finally get underway on Thursday. The first-tasting ceremony, now in its 35th year, will begin at 12:00 noon. This year’s arrival of the Dutch Herring at New York City’s Oyster Bar was originally scheduled for June 10. Three reasons cited for the delay were very low fat content in the herring; the absence of adequate sunlight to produce the plankton that the herring feed on; and stormy North Sea waters, where the herring are fetched, according to executive chef Sandy Ingber.‎

The Oyster Bar has for three decades been the traditional destination in America for the first Holland Herring of the season.  The most-looked-forward-to time of the year for herring lovers, the delicacy arrives air-expressed to the Oyster Bar from Scheveningen, The Netherlands, on the North Sea where the herring fleet makes its home. The Oyster Bar always receives the very first herring shipped to the USA, and the cream of the catch, as well. Beginning on June 18th, and for approximately two weeks thereafter, the Oyster Bar looks forward to featuring the succulent, toothsome delicacy known as nieuwe maatjes herring. Herring fanciers will enjoy the season for less than a month.   The herring filets are served with hard-boiled egg, sweet onion and chives. Herring filets are priced at $7.00, and the herring salad at $7.95 per order. Central Oyster Bar at 212-490-6650, or visit .

Sandy Sails High Seas Saturday: chowder, oysters and search for shipwrecks

Sandy Ingber, the seasoned skipper (executive chef) of the famed Grand Central Oyster Bar, is heading onto high seas, and joining the editors of True.Ink , the new experience-based magazine, for an amazing summer night of chowder, oysters, wine, and other culinary delights for a select group on a fishing boat off the coast of New York on Saturday, June 20 from 4:00 to 8:00 PM.  Along with serving up the famed chowder, a recipe that dates back to the birth of the historic restaurant in 1913, Ingber (a.k.a. Bishop of Bivalves) and the Oyster Bar’s  champion Luis Iglesias will be shucking oysters, on the voyage departing from Pier I on Emmons Avenue in Sheepshead Bay, Brooklyn, promptly at 4pm. Tickets are priced at$135 per person.  To receive a $40 discount, sign up at  True.Ink and use the discount code found on the site. For information on the event and travel arrangements to the pier, please email .

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Chef-Owner Eric Miller NYC’s Bay Kitchen Bar Outpost Lays Claim to Being The Best Seafood Restaurant on the Upper East Side

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May 012015


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BKB 321 East 73rd Street, New York, NY 10021, 212-861-1038,

Hours of Operation: Dinner: Sunday-Thursday: 5-10pm, Friday-Saturday: 5-11pm

Oyster & Wine Happy Hour: 5-7pm daily in bar & lounge

Cuisine: Sea-to-Table & Farm-to-Table

Signature Dishes: Snacks: Fresh Jumbo Lump Crab Cake, Potted Confit Duck, Knedlik Dumplings

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Hamptonites and those who long for the flavors of summer by the sea rejoice! Dynamic father-and-son team and co-owners Eric and Adam Miller transported their popular seasonal sea-to-table concept Bay Kitchen Bar from East Hampton to Manhattan’s Upper East Side with Partner Richard Silver. Located in the space that formerly housed Hospoda, the new outpost gives New Yorkers a chance to experience Miller’s cuisine year round.

BKB is the latest project from the Millers, who couldn’t wait for the Hamptons to come back to life this spring. “We were lucky to be embraced by the local community our first season. When an opportunity to take over the restaurant space at Bohemian National Hall came along, we couldn’t resist the temptation to see our guests again, plus introduce our cuisine to a whole new audience here in the city,” says Chef-Owner Eric Miller. Like the East Hampton original, this restaurant will serve inspired cocktails and the best seafood and meats that local East Coast suppliers have to offer. For a Long Island native like Eric Miller, sea and farm-to-table is not a new trend, but a way of life, having built relationships with local sources over the past 30 years as a chef. With an emphasis on high quality ingredients and clean Mediterranean preparations, everything is expertly chosen to provide the freshest and best selection for his guests.

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Crafting menu that blends favorites from Bay Kitchen Bar with some new seasonal additions, BKB’s crave-worthy Snacks like Fresh Jumbo Lump Crab Cake; Potted Confit Duck with garlic rye toasts; or a nod to the heritage of the location, a Czech national dish of Knedlík Dumplings with pilsner braised angus short ribs, are all perfect new options for a light bite alongside drinks. Plentiful Raw Bar selections like fresh and fabulous Eastern Oysters; Little Neck Clams; and marinated fresh fish salads made with Harbor Fluke and Yellowfin Tuna are also offered to whet the appetite. First Course options ooze with comfort, from Miller’s signature Fisherman’s Soup; to Chickpea Crusted Fritto Misto; that is the best we have had since our last trip to Italy, and Braised and Seared Octopus with vegetable ragout, couscous and herbs that would do any Greek mama proud.

Second Course entrées of pan roasted fish and lobster rolls (and what a magnificent interpretation) star on the menu along with some turf from the rotisserie. Highlights include Bay Kitchen Bar signatures of Day Boat Sea Scallops, re-imagined with winter vegetables and grains; and Atlantic Black Sea Bass now topped with a crisp potato and arugula cake and soothing seafood broth; while East Hampton Harbor Fluke with Sicilian capers, herbs, orzo and rainbow chard is a welcome new addition that is destined to become the signature dish, rounding out the offerings. Poultry lovers will delight in Miller’s Roasted Herb-Stuffed Chicken; and Slow-Turned Long Island Duck with roasted golden potato, wilted greens & dried cherries. The Black Angus Sirloin Cheeseburger and BKB Hand-Shucked Lobster Roll have returned from the original menu for a more casual meal on a bun.

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Finishing on a sweet note, desserts are prepared by Pastry Chef Lukas Pohl. Czech-born Lukas is a decorated pastry chef hailing from Prague’s Michelin-starred restaurant La Degustation Bohême Bourgeoisie, and most recently Hospoda. A student of the Culinary Institute of America, Lukas was a pastry instructor at prestigious Czech cooking institutes for years. BKB’s dessert offerings include a Dark Chocolate Black Forest Bombe, Warm Strudel, and Crème Brûlée Trio all accompanied by house made ice cream and sorbets. A selection of dessert wines, Toby Estate coffees and teas by In Pursuit of Tea are offered to pair with dessert.

Partner and General Manager Adam Miller, a graduate of the wine program at the International Culinary Center, reprises his role overseeing operations and the dining room. Having worked alongside his father as Director of Operations at Madison and Main in 2013, he came along for the ride at Bay Kitchen Bar last year as a full-fledged partner. There, Adam put his creative talents to work co-designing the space and overseeing the dining room. He developed a reputation for showering guests with his unique brand of irresistible charm, welcoming them with a smile and making sure service hums. With a natural eye for design, Adam studied fashion and interior design at Pratt Institute, after which he founded home goods brand Waverly & Irving. Adam’s passion for fine spirits and wine lead him to curate an extensive list of spirits, which will delight connoisseurs of whiskey, rum and tequila alike. He also assembled an all-star team to collaborate on BKB’s beverage program, offering inventive cocktails and carefully curated wine & beer lists to accompany Eric Miller’s cuisine.

clip_image011The Millers are thrilled to welcome mixologist Maura McGuigan as their Beverage Director for this new venture. Maura comes with an impressive résumé under her belt, having been the first female Head Bartender at Chicago’s The Violet Hour, as well as Chef de Bar at Daniel Boulud’s Bar Pleiades and General Manager at Booker and Dax here in New York. She was also the “woman on the ground” for Death & Co. founders David Kaplan and Alex Day at The Rose in Jackson Hole. The cocktails at BKB meld all the techniques and tools Maura has been acquiring in her arsenal over the past eight years. “Expect to have elegantly crafted vintage and modern classics as well as a seasonally changing menu of creative originals that will take cues from the cuisine,” says McGuigan. Signature cocktails range from the Dime-Store Diplomat, made with Four Roses Bourbon, muddled clementine & lemon, Assam tea and aromatic bitters, to the Beaumont Club, Prairie Organic vodka, Angostura bitters, orgeat, lime and egg whites. A wide and sophisticated selection of beers by the bottle and draft are also prominently featured, including Cricket Hill Brewery’s East Coast Lager.

Reappearing from Bay Kitchen Bar is Eric Heine, serving as Wine Director at BKB. He is on hand to help guests navigate through the restaurant’s wine offerings and perfectly complement their meal. Certified by the Court of Master Sommeliers, Eric has an extensive knowledge of wine, beer, and liquor. He has traveled through winemaking regions in South America, Canada and the west coast of the US, where he explored the wines of Washington, Oregon and California. He is passionate about European-style winemaking, which mandates tighter control over the soil, grapes and consistency of the wines, and is gaining popularity outside of Europe. The cherry-picked wine list at BKB is focused on small producer wines that are characteristic of their regional terroir. It includes a variety of bottles under $100 as well as a global selection by the glass to pair with the menu. In true Hamptons fashion, each night kicks off with $1 Oyster Happy Hour from 5-7pm in the bar, including $5 Muscadet by the glass. We loved the wine list with lots of options under $50 and Mr. Heine’s expert advice, sans attitude.

Adam also brings Designer Scott Rominger to the team, a Pratt Institute friend with a degree in Architecture. A talented designer with a modern aesthetic, Rominger served as project manager for Rafael de Cárdenas’ firm Architecture at Large and worked on projects for Leong Leong before designing the original Bay Kitchen Bar interiors. He was called on again to reimagine the new space, as well as the restaurant’s visual elements from graphic design to social media. The Millers tasked Scott with transforming the mood of the room in just one month’s time. BKB’s ambiance echos the easy elegance and tranquility of the East Hampton original, but incorporates more upscale and modern muted tones with urban stainless steel touches.

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The space has been thoughtfully renovated to retain some of the existing elements such as the walnut herringbone flooring, custom made furniture and see-through glass bar. The dining room has been cleared of communal picnic tables and filled with more intimate two and four tops. To provide guests with a comfortable dining experience, Thonet-style bentwood chairs upholstered in rich cobalt blue fabric hint at the maritime-focused menu, while the walls have been covered with textured fabric panels to both add warmth and reduce sound from New York’s noisy streets. A new low partition was added, creating a separate bar & lounge area as well as providing a central service station for efficiency. The overall atmosphere provides a modern yet comfortable experience that is on par with the cuisine.

The 1,430 sq. ft. space seats 44 for dinner and to accommodate walk-ins, a more casual 12-seat bar & lounge area with a prime view of the bartender in action shaking up signature concoctions. There is also a private dining space for up to 8 guests tucked away, and an open kitchen on the lower level.

BKB is open for dinner seven days a week, from 5-10pm weeknights and 5-11pm on weekends. The restaurant and Bohemian National Hall are both perfect venues for special occasions and private events of all sizes. For event inquiries, please call 212-861-1038 or contact Jacqueline Le Borne

Let’s hope NYC will begin to offer more restaurants like BKB wonderful food, bar, wine, service and gentle prices. What more can you ask for. Well . . . I wish it were in my neighborhood.

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Sample Dinner Menu


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Owners: Eric Miller, Adam Miller, Richard Silver

Executive Chef: Eric Miller

General Manager: Adam Miller

Chef de Cuisine: Keith Rennie

Pastry Chef: Lukas Pohl

Beverage Director: Maura McGuigan

Wine Director: Eric Heine

Designer: Scott Rominger

Address: 321 East 73rd Street, New York, NY 10021

Phone: 212-861-1038


Social Media: Facebook: bkbrestaurant

Twitter: bkbrestaurant

Instagram: bkbrestaurant

Opening Date: February 17, 2015

Raw Bar: Eastern Oysters, Littleneck Clams, Yellowfin Tuna, Dayboat Sea Scallops, Harbor Fluke

First Course: Fisherman’s Soup, Chickpea Crusted Fritto Misto, Braised & Seared Octopus

Second Course: Day Boat Sea Scallops, Atlantic Black Sea Bass, East Hampton Harbor Fluke, Slow-Turned Long Island Duck, Roasted Herb-Stuffed Chicken, Black Angus Sirloin Cheeseburger, BKB Hand-Shucked Lobster Roll

Dessert: Crème Brûlée Trio, Key Lime Tart, Dark Chocolate Black Forest Bombe, Strudel

Signature Cocktails: Dime-Store Diplomat, Beaumont Club, Paper Ships, Captain’s Welcome

Capacity: 1,430 sq. ft.; Dining – 44 seats; Bar – 6; Lounge – 6; PDR – 8

Reservations: Encouraged

Credit Cards: All major credit cards accepted

Accessibility: ADA Compliant

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Le Perigord Rules as NY’s Most Civilized and Best Classic French Restaurant, A New Chef Bring the Food To New Heights.

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Switfy’s Will Make Your Feel Rich, But The Food is Light, Modern ad Better Than Ever.

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Apr 052015

Swifty Back Dining Room

Combines East Side Swank, With Surprisingly Good Food

The Charming Back Dining Room (Above)


1007 Lexington Ave., New York, NY; (212) 535-6000

Hours of Operation: Open for Lunch & Dinner.

Location: Upper East SideSwiftys interior (1)

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There are three reasons to check out this long, narrow restaurant, peppered with pictures of Swifty, celebrated restaurateur Glenn Bernbaum’s perky pug. The most obvious is if you live in the neighborhood. The second is if you’re an in-the-light socialite (or wanna get a glimpse of some notable examples). The last is for some unexpectedly good food by executive-chef Stephen Attoe.Even the Melba Toast is house-made and delicious.

Truth be told, I have always had a place in my heart for this watering-hole-for the-rich with its cozy English manor-house back room with wood-beamed ceilings, bright laminated photos, skylight and windows sporting bamboo shades. (The warm atmosphere, enhanced by seasonal flowers, was created by renowned decorator Mario Buatta.)

Appetizers are just stylish enough to be fashionable — just familiar enough not to offend: Corn Fritters with Alaskan Salmon Roe and Crème Fraiche was as downtown-a-dish as Jumbo Lump Crabmeat on Tomato Aspic was fancied-up steak house. East/West Coast Oysters were beautifully fresh and a perfect compromise, between old and new.

swiftys dinner group

Entree fare includes the signature "twin burgers" with delicious slaw, and fries, the noteworthy Crab Cakes; a beautifully grilled Angus Strip Steak with Béarnaise sauce and fabulous Fries; and specials such as cooked to perfection Roasted Loin of Venison, Braised Red Cabbage, Gratin Potatoes.

Swifty’s Is Also Doing A Sunday Evening Lobster Dinner For Two With Choice Of Field Green Salad Or Corn Chowder, Homemade Ice Cream, Sorbet Or Cookies And A Bottle Of Either Red or White Wine For Just $125.00. Now that’s a real deal and the lobster is tender and juicy (2 steamed or grilled 1 & 1/4 pound Maine Lobsters, slaw & those fabulous fries).

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Desserts are all homemade American adaptations and some are extraordinary, such as Classic Vanilla Meringue Cake that is light and luscious,  Granny Smith Apple Galette, with Creme Fraiche and Lemon Pound Cake with whipped cream. Inquire if the Chocolate Soufflé is available, if so, go for it. The homemade Ice creams make a great sundae and what classic meringue cake!

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The wine list is small and offers some good values under $60, like  Chateau-Fuisse, Pouilly Fuisse, Tete de Cru, 2009 for $58: a best buy.

Service is very friendly and accommodating. On our visit, the Maître d’ Romana was wonderful. Since chef Stephen Attoe is part owner, he is hands on and in the kitchen, which explains the carefully prepared food. Swifty’s may be a club, but first timers get a warm welcome. For an extraordinary treat, observe the regulars and order a sometimes-on-the-menu Cheese Soufflé with Mustard Sauce. It is arguably the best in town. (It has now been added to the menu and remains a paragon of perfection).

swifty chefChef Stephen Attoe

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Sample Dinner Menu (Prices and Content Subject To Change)


First Course

Prosciutto di Parma, Celery Remoulade 19

Soup du Jour 10.50

Warm Kale Salad, Pancetta, Shaved Pecorino, Poached Egg 16

Artichoke, Balsamic Vinaigrette 19.50

Selection of East Coast Oysters and Top Neck Clams 20

Endive, Arugula, Baby Beets, Goat Cheese 15

House Made Torchon of Foie Gras, Candied Apricots, Brioche 23

Corn Fritters, Alaskan Salmon Roe, Creme Fraiche  19
Gravlax of Salmon, English Cucumber, Mustard Dill Sauce  19
Iceberg Lettuce, Tomatoes, Red Onion, Blue Cheese Dressing  16

Jumbo Lump Crabmeat, Tomato Aspic  26


Tuna Carpaccio, Green Onion, Ginger 32

Grilled Swordfish, Green Rice, Heirloom Tomato Sauce 31

Curried Chicken Salad, Banana, Avocado, Almonds, Mango Chutney 23

Grilled American Red Snapper, White Beans, Green Herb Sauce 34

Roasted Scottish Salmon, Eggplant Caponata, Balsamic Reduction 29

Cheese Souffle, Field Greens, Mustard Sauce 29

Swifty’s Jumbo Lump Crab Cakes, Creamed Spinach 34

Risotto with Winter Vegetable Curry 26

Swifty’s Baked Meatloaf, Mashed Potatoes, Haricot Verts 27

Roasted Loin of Venison, Braised Red Cabbage, Gratin Potatoes 31

Calves Liver, Sauteed Onions, Smoked Bacon 29

Three Cheese and Spinach Ravioli, Light Tomato Sauce 25

Black Angus Strip Steak, French Fries, Béarnaise Sauce 39

Grass Fed Grilled Twin Burgers, Swifty’s Slaw, French Fries 28

Pasture Raised Prime Black Angus Hamburger, Aged Cheddar Cheese, Chili Fries, Chipotle Ketchup 28

Roast Chicken, Mashed Potatoes, Carrots, Haricot Verts 29

Salads & Sides

Organic Farm Greens 11

Caesar Salad 15

Haricot Verts  10

Creamed Spinach  10
French Fries  9
Mashed Potatoes  9
Swifty’s Slaw  9.50

Dessertsswifty DesertV2

Honey Crisp Apple Tart, Vanilla Bean Ice Cream

Gluten Free Blood Orange Cake, Creme Fraiche

Chocolate Molten Cake, Vanilla Bean Ice Cream, Raspberry Coulis

Classic Vanilla Meringue Cake

Carrot Cake, Molasses Cream Cheese Frosting

Homemade Ice Cream and Sorbet

Swifty’s Chocolate Mousse, Fresh Whipped Cream

Tahitian Vanilla Bean Crème Brulee

Lemon Meringue Pie

Assorted Homemade Cookies

Seasonal Farmer’s Market Fruit Plate


All Desserts Made on Premises

For Swifty’s Full Service Catering Please call (212) 861-5350



Swifty’s Restaurant


Established: October 1999 (Celebrating 15th Anniversary)

Location: 1007 Lexington Avenue | Btwn E 72nd & E 73rd

New York, NY 10021

Telephone: (212) 535-6000





Owners: Robert Caravaggi

Stephen Attoe

Executive Chef: Stephen Attoe

Swifty’s Events

Catering Director: Jay Jolly

Cuisine: American with European specialties

Features: Open seven days for lunch and dinner. Private lunches and dinners up to 44 guests. Cocktail parties up to 65 guests.

Description: Renowned restaurateurs Chef Stephen Attoe and Robert Caravaggi, former chef and maître d’ respectively of legendary Upper East Side boîte, Mortimer’s, created Swifty’s in 1999. Swifty’s combines classic, straight-forward American and European cuisine with impeccable service and warm ambiance. Revolving fine art exhibits in both rooms add to this American bistro’s festive atmosphere.

The glamor and sophistication of Swifty’s also emanates from the distinctive clientele who have graced its tables since the day it was born. Swifty’s is the rare kind of classy neighborhood watering hole where all are welcome to enjoy the fun and cultured atmosphere.

Décor: Decorated by famed decorators Mario Buatta and Anne Eisenhower – the décor at Swifty’s is reminiscent of a well-appointed English country house – the wooden paneling, patterned wallpaper, leather banquettes and mirrored walls are shown off to most romantic effect by dimly-lit lamps in the evening. The intimate dining room, with rustic wooden floors and enhanced with seasonal flowers, presents the perfect place for a catch up with friends or a romantic dinner. The adjoining dining room at the back of the restaurant, holds up to 44 guests for a private lunch or dinner. Cocktail parties are welcome for up to 65 guests.

Dress Code: Business casual/jacket recommended

Capacity: 75

Popular Menu items: Corn fritters with Alaskan Salmon roe

Jumbo lump crabmeat served with tomato aspic

Gruyere cheese soufflé

Blackened Cod fish taco, dipping Sauce, chopped salad

Curried chicken salad, with banana, avocado, almonds, mango chutney

Black Angus NY strip steak, French fries, Béarnaise sauce

Roasted loin of venison, potatoes gratin

Grass fed grilled twin burgers, Swifty’s Slaw, French fries

Peconic Bay scallops meunière, creamed spinach

Sashimi grade tuna carpaccio, ginger, green onions

Popular Housemade

Desserts: Chocolate and grand marnier soufflés

Ginger pudding

Vanilla meringue cake

Catering Service: Swifty’s Event Catering is used at many of New York’s social functions. From events at the Frick Collection, to the Sloan Kettering Benefit at the International Fine Arts and Antiques Show, as well as private lunches and dinners at home, Swifty’s Events Catering always reflects the personality and style of every host.

Celebrity clients: Celebrity clientele through the years and recently include: Owen Wilson, Gwyneth Paltrow, Tory Burch, Ricky Gervais, Valentino Garavani, Sopranos creator David Chase, Christine Baranski Tony Bennett, Roger Waters, Jude Law, Anjelica Huston, Jane Fonda, Fernando Botero and more. Society names include Blaine Trump, Jamee Gregory, Reinaldo and Carolina Herrera, Laura Bush, Debbie Bancroft, Wendy Vanderbilt, Emelia Fanjul, Serena Boardman, Jeb Bush, Mark Gilbertson, Ambassador Jean Kennedy Smith, Dan Lufkin, Emelia St Amand, and Aerin Lauder.

Hours of Operation: Open daily for lunch and dinner

Credit Cards: All major credit cards accepted

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Last Minute Easter & Passover Dining Guide 2015

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Apr 022015

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Elevate your Easter celebration with an upscale prix fixe dining experience at the city’s venerate French bistro, Artisanal Fromagerie, Bistro and Wine Bar. Proprietor Sarid Drory has curated a three-course menu that starts with Cornish Hen Consommé with homemade grit dumpling; Foie Gras with black cherry compote and butter brioche; or Truffled Asparagus and Crispy Eggs with hollandaise sauce. Main course options include Slow Cooked Halibut, served with warm asparagus, fennel salad and sesame crisp; Bourbon Glazed Ham with mashed potatoes and baby spring vegetables; or Seven Hour Lamb Shank with goat cheese polenta and ratatouille. Complete your dining experience with an exquisite dessert such as the Caramelina Candy Bar—Caramelina Cream, Grand Cru Ganache, and Flourless Chocolate Cake; or the Saffron and Orange Macaroon, an irresistible combination of passion fruit mousse, papaya salad and yogurt saffron sorbet. The three-course prix fixe is available for $88 per person; a three-course wine flight pairing is also available for an additional $45. Artisanal will also be serving an a la carte menu. 



2 Park Avenue, NY, NY 10016




Make your family’s Easter outing an annual tradition at the Upper East Side mainstay, Swifty’s. A New York City institution, Swifty’s Chef Stephen Attoe has crafted a can’t miss Easter menu that hits on all the seasonal classics, but offers an epicurean twist to sate even the most discerning gourmand. This year’s Easter menu features such mouthwatering first courses as Chilled Fresh Pea Soup or Roasted Plum Tomato Basil Soup before transitioning into standout entrees such as Roasted Leg of Colorado Lamb with Flagelets and Boulangere potatoes; Grilled Lamb Chops with roasted tomatoes and shoestring potatoes; or Blackened Swordfish with green rice and heirloom tomato sauce.



1007 Lexington Avenue, New York, NY 10021

(212) 535-6000



Start your Easter celebration early with a lunch/brunch menu that hits all the right notes. This cozy Upper East Side hotspot is offering a Sunday special that includes holiday favorites such as Roasted Lamb and Grilled Whole Dover Sole. However, Amaranth will also be serving such favorites as baked-on-site Foccacia Robiola, prepared tableside Steak Tartare, and homemade pastas including Four Cheese Raviollini with Butter and Sage or Risotto with Wild Mushroom. It’s no wonder that this East 62nd Street icon, which just celebrated its 15th anniversary this past winter, has attracted such notables as Miranda Kerr and Carla Bruni-Sarkozy.



21 East 62nd Street, New York, NY

(212) 980-6700


Village Prime

Start a new holiday tradition with this popular addition to the West Village. Under the direction of Chef Owner Paul Singh, Executive Chef Rory O’Farrell, this traditional American eatery offers such hearty fare as Colorado Lamb Chops or tender steaks ranging from a petite 8-ounce Queen & 10-ounce King filet mignon up to a filling 20-ounce Cowboy Rib-Eye & Porter house for two or four. Start your meal with such popular menu dishes as the Lobster Bisque, Fried Calamari with a flavorful smoked pepper aioli, or Maryland Lump Crab Cake with micro green salad with a citrus aioli, but be sure to save room for Village Prime’s irresistible dessert menu. The Crème Brulée is a feast for both the eyes and the tastebuds while the Warm Chocolate Lava Cake & Bread Pudding with vanilla ice cream and raspberry coulis is melt-in-your-mouth richness.


302 Bleecker St, NY, NY 10014



Philippe Chow

Give your family’s Easter celebration a non-traditional twist with the upscale Chinese dining options available at Philippe Chow on Manhattan’s Upper East Side. Start your holiday feast with a variety of Spring Rolls, famous Satays with peanut sauce, or not-to-be-missed steamed dumplings. Next, sample the menu’s stellar main courses, like Chef Chow’s prepared Peking Duck with housemade pancakes, American Black Bass with black beans and garlic, or Velvet Chicken with chopped vegetables in spicy sauce. Pair your selections with delectable offerings from the restaurant’s Wine and Champagne menus.




33 East 60th Street, NY, NY 10065




This modern Upper East Side steakhouse offers an array of menu items perfect for a familial Easter celebration. Start with a sampling of Chef Ben Zwicker’s innovative first courses, such as Foie Gras and Chicken Liver Parfait with cranberry compote and toasted bread or Seared Spanish Octopus with potatoes, olives and celery. Then, move into a mouthwatering range of entrees from holiday favorite lamb served in a unique style—Colorado Lamb Burger with cucumber, yogurt, and mint—as well as Steak Au Poivre with peppercorn, cognac, and fries or Vegetarian Mushroom Risotto with butternut squash, truffle oil, and Parmesan. Guests also rave about Tbar’s dessert options including the “amazing” Banana Parfait.



1278 Third Avenue, NY, NY 10021



Villagio on the Park

Toast the holiday Italian style at this impeccable Midtown eatery. Dine on an array of Mediterranean dishes like Mozzarella Burrata (mozzarella, sliced tomato, balsamic vinaigrette, and Parma prosciutto) or the perfectly paired Cheese Platter—duck prosciutto with hand-dipped ricotta; an array of pecorino including fresh, walnut, and truffle; and tangerine honey. Then sample all the best flavors of Italy with a vast selection of carpaccio, risottos, and pastas as well as Easter holiday favorites like Lamb Shank, slow cooked in a red wine sauce served with sautéed vegetables and potato.



40 Central Park South, NY, NY 10019


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From the Mediterranean to Madison Avenue: Amaranth Restaurant at 15 , Is AS Seductive As Ever

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Mar 192015




Iconic Upper East Side restaurant Amaranth continues to thrive – even after 15 years in the business. Owners Paola Pedrignani and Francois Marchand, who recently marked the Mediterranean Bistro’s Anniversary with a glamorous celebration for over 500 of their most loyal customers, attribute its long-running success to “staying true to their Mediterranean roots and never compromising on quality.”

Located just off Madison Avenue on 62nd Street, between Fifth Avenue and Madison Avenue, Amaranth offers a fusion of original Italian food and French food, with a large portion of specialty items imported directly from Italy and France. “We’re renowned for our classics, like our famous Focaccia Robiola, baked in our brick oven and served with Robiola cheese – there would be an outcry if we took this off the menu! But we also constantly evolve,” says owner Francois Marchand. Other fixtures on the menu include the Steak Tartare, which is prepared in front of customers to ensure freshness and the right balance of spices, and the Octopus Carpaccio – fresh, quality seafood from the Mediterranean served on a bed of greens.

There are also a number of healthy, light choices served with the highest quality ingredients – like the Whole Maine Lobster Salad, served with radicchio, endive, arugula, cremini mushrooms and citrus vinaigrette. The Pan Seared Nantucket Sea Scallops with mushrooms, braised leeks and lemon white wine sauce always impresses. Amaranth’s pastas are homemade and are available whole wheat and gluten free. The dessert menu is hard to resist – from the Mille Feuille Napolean with mixed berries and crème anglaise to the Cantucci al Vin Santo – a homemade biscotti served with Vin Santo Wine for dipping.

Amaranth is named after the deep red-rose colored flowers of the Amaranth plant, owner Paola Pedrignani says. “The deep, wine red color is warm and welcoming – we thought it represents the way our restaurant feels brilliantly.” Customers come to Amaranth for the full dining experience – excellent service, elegant décor, and the casual, home-away-from-home feel.

The restaurant’s charm has attracted a dedicated fan base of New Yorkers, Europeans, and celebrity clientele including the late Joan Rivers, Miranda Kerr, Orlando Bloom, former president of France Nicolas Sarkozy, and many more. Regular visitors, Kevin O’Sullivan and partner Jim, who held the first New York State same-sex marriage at Amaranth on October 6, 2011, say they hold Amaranth in very high regard for “terrific service and wonderful food”. “It holds a very special place in our hearts – our wedding was one of the happiest days of our lives and the restaurant always reminds of that day,” says O’Sullivan.

The restaurant has a charming terrace in the warmer months, perfect for cocktails and small tasting plates, and an ambient, glowing dining room for the colder months. Amaranth boasts an excellent cocktail list, including the famous Frozen Cosmo, and a well-balanced wine list featuring French, Italian and American wines to suit any price range.

Amaranth is also the perfect place to hold private parties and special celebrations. The team can organize private sit-down dinners and cocktail parties, with a special menu personalized by the chef. Amaranth staff love celebrating birthdays with customers. With sparkler candles and delicious Valona Chocolate Cake, a birthday celebration at Amaranth will always be an unforgettable one.

Affordable and fabulous. Oh the Focaccia Robiola. Good Service. Great bar.


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Open 7 days per week from 12pm to Midnight. Delivery available daily from 12pm to 10pm.

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Amaranth is located just off Madison Avenue on 62nd Street , between Fifth Avenue and Madison Avenue, in the heart of the most famous shopping strip of the Upper East Side of Manhattan and few steps from Central Park.
We credit our success to a very honest approach to Mediterranean cuisine:
a fusion of original Italian food and French food, great hospitality and the highest quality of ingredients that we use in our recipes.
A large portion of specialty items that we serve are imported from Italy and France.
Our famous Focaccia Robiola, our super fresh and tasty Seafood, creative Pasta and perfectly al dente Risotto, have attracted a dedicated fan base of New Yorkers, Europeans and celebrities, who are looking for a home away from home.
Our Mediterranean Bistro has a really charming terrace during the warm season, where you can taste our delicious food or enjoy a cocktail (try our famous Frozen Cosmo!) before dinner.
Amaranth, with its well balanced wine list, is the perfect choice for a fine dining experience as well as for a casual meal with the entire family, or a special celebration
We are open 7 days a week from noon to midnight.
Price range
Appetizer $7 to $13
Main Course $15 to $27
Dessert $7 to $9
Wheelchair accessible
All major credit cards accepted

ur Specialties

Try our Focaccia Robiola, baked in our brick oven, filled with fresh Robiola cheese, marinated tomato and drizzled with white truffle oil; our sushi quality Seafood such as Octopus Carpaccio or the Grilled Whole Fish of the Day, or try one of our Main Course Salads, perfect for a light, healthy and satisfying lunch, like the Amaranth Salad, with Chicken Breast, Romaine, Roasted Tomato, Organic Hard Boiled Eggs, Feta Cheese and Olives.
Our Steak Tartare has lots of fans. It is prepared right in front of you to guarantee the freshness and the right quantity of spices.
Most of our Pastas are homemade and prepared daily.
If it is possible, our chef tries to find organic and always the freshest ingredients.
Our Prosciutto di Parma is imported with the bone, to ensure the full flavor of this Italian delicacy. our Buffalo Mozzarella comes from Naples fresh every week.
We constantly try to give you the best we can find on the market.

Sample Dinner Menu

Soup of the Day


Lentil Salad


Tomato a la Provencale

Vine Ripe Tomato, Kalamata Olives, Red Onion, Basil, Oregano, Lemon Juice and Extra Virgin Olive Oil


Tuna Tartare

Extra Virgin Olive Oil, Sesame and Soy Sauce Dressing


Endives with a Roquefort Cheese


Napoleon of Eggplant

Buffalo Mozzarella and Roasted Tomato


Baby Artichokes with Avocado and Parmigiano


Organic Arugula Salad

Shaved Pecorino Toscano di Pienza


Fritto Mediterraneo

Fried Tiger Shrimp, Calamari and Zucchini


Grilled Squid

Frisee’, Cucumber and Cherry Tomato and Basil


Prosciutto di Parma


Lobster Salad

Radicchio, Watercress, Endive, Cremini Mushrooms and Citrus Vinaigrette


Straccetti di Vitello

Super-Thin Pounded Sliced Veal, Served with Arugula and shaved Parmigiano


Chicken Paillard

Served with Tricolore Salad and Lemon Wedge


Steak Tartare

Prepared to your taste and served with French Fries


Braised Short Ribs with Mashed Potato


Roasted Baby Chicken

Served with Mashed Potato, Spinach and Mustard Seed Sauce


Grilled Dry Aged Sirloin Steak

Served with Organic Mixed Greens or Fries and Peppercorn Sauce


Mille Feuille Napoleon with Mixed Berries

Served with Créme Anglaise
The Chef suggests it with a glass of Port


Fresh Fruit Salad

Drizzled with Grand Marnier and Mint



With Valona Chocolate Hot Fudge and Vanilla Bean Ice Cream
The Chef suggests it with a glass of Grappa


Tarte Tatin

Perfectly Caramelized Apple Tarte Served with Vanilla Ice Cream
The Chef suggests it with a glass of Calvados


Mixed Berries

The Chef suggests it with a glass of Limoncello


Warm Flourless Chocolate Cake

Served with Whipped Cream
The Chef suggests it with a glass of Cognac VSOP


Cantucci al Vin Santo

Homemade Biscotti served with Vin Santo Wine for dipping


Selection of Ice Creams and Sorbets

Vanilla and Chocolate Ice Cream
Lemon, Passion Fruit, Raspberry, Coconut and Blood Orange Sorbets


Amaranth Specials

Lemon Sorbet with Absolut Vodka and Mint
Blood Orange Sorbet with Champagne


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