French Not-French in LES; Lilia Wows Williamsburg; Pakistani BBQ in Bushwick; Jewel Bako Alum’s Kosaka; New LES Ramen; B’burg’s Best New Cocktail Bar; Syndicated Cinema-Bar-Restaurant; Cozy California in Murray Hill; High Street on Hudson; Sicilian Slice in LES; Iron Chef Ramen

 

NYT: At Le Turtle, a French New Wave You Can Eat

Greg Proechel, comes to Le Turtle from Blanca.  Here, the servers recommend the roasted chicken, smooth chicken liver mousse and poached lobster. You can’t order cocktails right now but next week that will changed. Read More

Eater: Lilia Wows Williamsburg With Serious Italian Food and Soft Serve

Pasta, fritters and soft serve? Sign us up! Lilia is a 70 seat venue in 2,200 square feet of concrete floors and cathedral-height ceilings. With great portions and a create your own gelato policy, this place will be packed soon enough. Read More

NYT: A Midas of Meat at BK Jani in Bushwick

BK Jani is a homage to the street food of the chef’s childhood in Lahore, Pakistan. It helps that he buys his meat all pasture-raised, hormone-free and certified halal — from Pat LaFrieda. The wait can be long because the meat takes time to cook, but it is completely worth it when the owner hands out free lentil soup. This is a must try! Read More

TONY: Kosaka

Kosaka is led by chef Yoshihiko Kousakasparse and has a sparse dining room is split into a sharp-edged, L-shaped counter, with 10 seats and a table area comprising two four-tops. Here you can order the typical offerings of 5-piece sushi omakase ($145) or a chef’s tasting menu ($175). Read More

The Infatuation: Nakamura

The two chefs at Nakaruma started out at the ramen studio that now host different famous ramen chef from around the world. You can still find the original chicken ramen here, really good dumplings and a vegetarian ramen. Read More

Gothamist: Inside Fresh Kills, Williamsburg’s Best New Cocktail Bar

Fresh Kills offers a deep and welcoming space that sports hand-stitched leather booths, cool pewter walls, and a formidable drink list. Highlights include well crafted drinks like the United Service Punch and Boccato’s Dragons Breath. Read More

TONY: Syndicated

Syndicated is an all in one date night! Behind the kitchen lies a 50-seat, dine-in cinema rigged with rows of cushy banquettes, half-moon two-top tables and five varieties of house-made popcorn. With a variety of cocktails and affordable screenings, this is a great place to bring your significant other! Read More

Village Voice: Covina Brings Cozy California Touches to Murray Hill’s Park South Hotel

At Covina, chef Tim Cushman offers casual, shareable plates with an open kitchen. Here you can find freshly made pizza and cuisine with Californnia and Mediterranean influences. Read More

GrubStreet: High Street on Hudson Excels at Just About Everything

Eli Kulp and his business partner Ellen Yin open their second High Street location in West Village two years after their original storefront in Philadelphia. This multi-front hospitality is designed for maximum, round-the-clock utility. It is a great place to grab breakfast before work, lunch sandwiches and a bite for brunch! Read More

Gothamist: Scarr’s Pizza Brings Old-School Vibes & A Sublime Sicilian Slice To The LES

Scarr’s pizza offers an authentic vibe that would have been found in the 70’s or 80’s drawing in a youthful crowd. The pizza here is terrific as Scarr has had many stints in well established pizza joints around the city. The Sicilian style pizza starts at around $3.00 a slice. Read More

WWD: ‘Iron Chef’ Masaharu Morimoto Opens Momosan Ramen & Sake
Ramen has been increasingly popular in NYC and Iron Chef Morimoto took a stab at it. The restaurant focuses on chicken broth and utilizing the pork in all forms. The restaurant is located a few blocks from Grand Central Station and will open today, April 8th. Read More

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