restaurant reviews: a to z

148 spots (and counting!)

Abraço / East Village
Agua Dulce / Hell’s Kitchen
Amber / Upper West
Angelina Pizza Bar / Upper West Side
Apiary / East Village
Artichoke / East Village
Awash / East Village
Babycakes / Lower East Side
Back Forty / East Village
Barbone / East Village
Barbuto / West Village
Belcourt / East Village (closed)
Big Gay Ice Cream Truck / Various Locations
BLT Fish Shack / Flatiron
BLT Prime / Flatiron
Bloomingdale Road / Upper West (closed)
Boqueria / SoHo & Flatiron
Bourgeois Pig / East Village
Braai / Hell’s Kitchen
Braeburn / West Village
Brasserie Cognac / Midtown West
Brieremere Farms / Riverhead, NY
Brindle Room / East Village
Bryant Park Grill / Midtown West
Burger Garage / Long Island City, Queens
Butter Lane / East Village – Review 1, Review 2
Cabrito / West Village
Cafe 202 / Chelsea
Cafe Centosette / East Village
Cafe Katja / Lower East Side
Cafe Lalo / Upper West Side
Caliu / West Village
Caracas Arepas Bar / East Village
Cha An / East Village
Choptank / Greenwich Village
City Bakery / Flatiron
Clemente’s Maryland Crabhouse / Sheepshead Bay, Brooklyn
Clinton Street Baking Company / Lower East Side
Co / Chelsea
Crispo / Village
Cupcake Stop / Various Locations
Defonte’s / Gramercy
Dell’Anima / Village
Dessert Delivery / Midtown East
Diablo Royale Este / East Village
D. O. C. Wine Bar – Williamsburg, Brooklyn
Doughnut Plant / Lower East Side
El Quinto Pino / Chelsea
Elettaria / Greenwich Village (closed)
Enid’s / Greenpoint, Brooklyn
Entwine / West Village
Essex / Lower East Side
Fatty ‘Cue / Williamsburg, Brooklyn
Five Star Punjabi / Long Island City, Queens
Flex Mussels / West Village
Florent / Meatpacking District (closed)
Focacceria / Greenwich Village
Forty Carrots / Midtown East
Franny’s / Prospect Heights, Brooklyn
Friend of a Farmer / Gramercy
Garage / West Village
Giorgione / Soho
Grey Dog Cafe / Greenwich Village
Harney and Sons / Soho
Havana NY / Midtown West
Highlands / West Village
Hill Country / Flatiron
Holey Cream / Hell’s Kitchen
The House / Gramercy
Ilili / Flatiron
Kaleidoscope / East Village (closed)
Kangsuh / Koreatown
Koi / Midtown East
L’Ecole / Soho
La Bonne Soupe / Midtown West
La Esquina / SoHo
Lantern / Gramercy
La Vuelta / Long Island City
Le Pain Quotdien / Union Square
LIC Market / Long Island City, Queens
Luke’s Lobster / East Village
Macondo / Lower East Side
Marc Forgione / Tribeca
Marea / Central Park
Markt / Flatiron
Mas Farmhouse / Greenwich Village
Mason Jar / Murray Hill
Matilda / Lower East Side
Max Brenner / Union Square
Melt Shop / Midtown East
Mercer Kitchen / Soho
Mermaid Inn / East Village
Mercadito / East Village
Mole / East Village
Momofuku Milk Bar / East Village
Momofuku Ssäm Bar / East Village
Nelson Blue / Seaport
Nolita House / Nolita
Ocean Grill / Upper West Side
One if by Land, Two if by Sea / West Village
Osso Buco / Union Square
Pacifico / Cobble Hill, Brooklyn
Pane e Vino / Midtown East
Papatzul / Soho
Paprika / East Village
Peaches Market / Bedford-Stuyvesant, Brooklyn
Pequeña / Fort Greene, Brooklyn
Pera / Midtown
Perilla / West Village
Permanent Brunch / East Village
Pipa / Gramercy
Poco / East Villlage
Porchetta / East Village
Posto / Gramercy
Public / SoHo
Pumpernickel Cafe / Long Island City, Queens
Pylos / East Village
Rayuela / Lower East Side
The Redhead / East Village
Regional / Upper West Side
Rocking Horse Cafe / Chelsea
Rouge Tomate / Midtown
Sage General Store / Long Island City, Queens – Brunch, Lunch
Saint’s Alp / Williamsburg, Brooklyn
Salt Bar / Lower East Side
Saraghina / Bedford-Stuyvesant, Brooklyn
Sik Gaek / Woodside, Queens
Sip / Upper West Side
Smith’s / West Village (closed)
Social Eatz / Midtown East
Sofrito / Midtown East
Sprinkles / Midtown East
Steak Frites / Union Square
Tadka / Midtown East
Tamarind / Gramercy
Tartinery / SoHo
Taureau / East Village
The Spotted Pig / West Village
The Stanton Social – 2 reviews, brunch & dinner / Lower East Side
Tipsy Parson / Chelsea
Tu-Lu’s Bakery / East Village
The Treats Truck / Downtown
Tre / Lower East Side
Two Little Red Hens / Upper East
Wildwood / Gramercy
Xoom / East Village
Yerba Buena / East Village
Zilli / Park Slope, Brooklyn

Village Voice Choice Eats 2011
Prospect Park Food Truck Rally
2009 Big Apple Barbecue Block Party
Best of Midtown East Eats
Food2 Launch Event
Manhattan Coffee Thoughts
Mother’s Day Brunch Options
Restaurant Week 2008

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2 thoughts on “restaurant reviews: a to z

  1. WOW, Laracita! You’re not kidding! Nice job on all the restaurant reviews! This is awesome. Can’t wait to read your memoir when it’s done!

  2. Thank you! When I list them out like this, it’s interesting to see just how many there are. I actually need to update the listing as more have unfortunately closed. Always sad.

    And you know it! With cold weather coming, hope to put the finishing touches on the memoir…

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