Danny Meyer

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    September 12, 2014

    Six Restaurants That Opened In NYC This Week

    When one restaurant's doors close, another's open in fast-paced New York City, and every Friday we'll fill you in on what opened up around town this week. This week: a former Smorgasburg bakery opens a brick and mortar in Brooklyn, Champagne and fried chicken get paired together in the Lower East Si ... More >>

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    May 21, 2014

    Here's What to Order at Cafe El Presidente

    The quilt of melting chihuahua cheese that glues sweet al pastor pork to a gringa Madison comes on a fresh made tortilla -- not the corn kind that has finally been receiving its fair share of attention in NYC, but flour. Cafe el Presidente (30 West 24th Street, 212-242-3491), the new project from th ... More >>

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    March 24, 2014

    The 10 Best Greenmarket Restaurants in NYC

    Nothing makes us happier than traipsing through a Greenmarket in full swing (we've been known to skip as well) checking out the rhubarb, fresh lettuces, asparagus, and, of course, ramps peppering vendors' tented tables. And while our frolicking inevitably leads to some great purchases, we'd much pr ... More >>

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    February 25, 2014

    Five Great Affordable Tasting Menus in NYC

    Multi-course degustation journeys have proliferated in this city over the years, and while an hours-long feast can make for a unique dining experience, the expense can take a toll. Lately, some niche restaurants have offered a solution: four- to five-course menus that don't break the bank and change ... More >>

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    January 29, 2014
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    November 8, 2013

    What's Happening This Weekend: Autumn Wine Festival, Brew Your Own Belgian, Aperitifs & Digestifs, and John Dory Party

    We're inching closer and closer to Thanksgiving, which means you only have so much free time left before the holiday parties are in full swing. We think that's as good of a reason as any to do something delicious this weekend.

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    September 4, 2013

    The 10 Best Italian Restaurants in NYC

    For decades, Italian cuisine in New York meant red sauce and lots of it. With the opening of Bamonte's in 1900 and Ferdinando's Focacceria four years later, tomato-heavy Neapolitan and Sicilian restaurants enjoyed a certain sustained verisimilitude, carrying the torch for their motherland while pavi ... More >>

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    June 20, 2013

    Annisa's Gregory Fellows Chats Wine, Cocktails, and His Favorite Bars

    Gregory Fellows began working with chef Anita Lo at her Greenwich Village restaurant Annisa seven years ago, and he fell so in love with the experience that he gave up his plans to follow a career in political science to stay on board. He never looked back. He's been serving at the spot ever since, ... More >>

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    November 30, 2012

    10 Best Restaurants to Book for Christmas Eve Dinner

    Walking around Lower Manhattan these past few nights, it is clear that something is in the air. Literally. Take a deep breath in and find your lungs greeted by wave of pine from the tightly wrapped trees that now seem to line every street corner. By next week, it will be impossible to dodge the ho ... More >>

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    November 12, 2012

    Where To Splurge During Truffle Season

    Truffle season is in full swing, and restaurants are doling them out with the fungi's notoriously high price tags. If you're a truffle fiend, indulge in a tasting menu. For the newb, maybe a small dish or one of these special deals is your best bet, but the delicacy is best served in a steaming plat ... More >>

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    May 25, 2012

    Come Rain or Shine, A Few Eating Options For Memorial Day Weekend

    Hopefully this rainy week will turn into a stunningly sunny weekend. No one wants a washed out Memorial Day weekend, so we'll keep our fingers crossed and hope for the best as we make our plans. We're mostly half-glass-full types anyway. With that in mind, we'll offer up a few outdoor eats for the c ... More >>

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    April 26, 2012

    Our 10 Favorite Far Downtown Restaurants

    It's generally agreed that the area below Chambers Street is a food no-man's-land. However, take a closer look and you'll find a number of options that don't just fill a void, but are top-notch. We've rounded up our 10 favorites, and lumped Battery Park City and the Financial District together, for ... More >>

  • Dining

    March 28, 2012

    John Brown Smokehouse: Long Island City Gets a Great Barbecue

    Queens now tastes a little like Kansas City

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    March 21, 2012

    Robert Sietsema at Kaia; North End Grill Face-Off

    See what NYC's restaurant critics have been up to this week: In this week's Voice, Robert Sietsema checks out the city's newest South African spot and finds a grab bag of cuisines served there. Adam Platt bestows one measly star on North End Grill: "These dishes are professionally prepared, for ... More >>

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    March 14, 2012

    5 Unexpected Dishes to Try at North End Grill

    For this week's review, I headed down to Battery Park City to check out North End Grill, one of three eateries Danny Meyer has erected in the neighborhood in the past year. Floyd Cardoz, formerly the chef at Tabla, is running the kitchen, dishing up a menu of American classics, many of which have un ... More >>

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    March 13, 2012

    Eric Gabrynowicz Wins Food & Wine's "The People's Best New Chef" Contest in New York

    In case you haven't heard the news: The winner of F&W's "The People's Best New Chef" contest is not from New York. Tim Byres, who works at Smoke in Dallas, beat out the national competition for his ability to go "beyond just barbecue, with an in-kitchen wood grill and smoke pit for smoking or curing ... More >>

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    February 22, 2012

    Shake Shack, Yelped

    This week, the Times' Pete Wells reviewed Danny Meyer's Shake Shack chain and gave it one star, writing that its food is inconsistent and its burgers unremarkable. Most Yelpers would beg to differ. They have come out in numbers (2,548 reviews have been posted for the Shake Shack in Madison Square Pa ... More >>

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    February 7, 2012

    North End Grill: Bacon Peanut Butter = Pizza

    ​With all of the hype leading up to the opening of Danny Meyer and Floyd Cardoz's new Battery Park City eatery, North End Grill, there's one thing you probably didn't realize. That some of the duo's most interesting flavor combinations can't be ordered in the dining room.

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    January 23, 2012

    5 Pies to Stuff Yourself Silly on Today, a/k/a National Pie Day

    Lauren ShockeyNorth End Grill puts out a fine lemon meringue pie​Today is National Pie Day, woot woot. While Fork in the Road believes that this holiday should really coincide with the other Pi Day (March 14), any day that celebrates the bounty of baked, filled pastries is still pretty damn a ... More >>

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    October 6, 2011

    Hadley Schmitt 'In' at Northern Spy Food Co.; Richard Brower 'In' at The Four Seasons

    ​Northern Spy Food Co., in the East Village, has a new chef. Hadley Schmitt was chef de cuisine at What Happens When and a sous chef at Dovetail. [Eater] Rumors that Danny Meyer was selling Eleven Madison Park to executive chef Daniel Humm and general manager Will Guidara have been confirmed. ... More >>

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    September 26, 2011

    High-End NYC Restaurateurs Complain About Surge of Lawsuits; Danny Meyer to Run Marathon Food Service

    ​Outback Steakhouse co-founder Bob Basham is launching a quick-service chicken sandwich and salad chain called PDQ, which stands for Pretty Darn Quick, with eight to 10 restaurants planned on the East Coast. [Nation's Restaurant News] Le Fooding took over a gallery in Chelsea this weekend for ... More >>

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    September 13, 2011

    Floyd Cardoz Wants You to Move to Lower Manhattan

    Floyd Cardoz: Downtown man.​Floyd Cardoz and Danny Meyer are featured in a new promotional video for Brookfield Office Properties, which owns the World Financial Center. The video is all about how awesome Battery Park City is -- or at least, how awesome it will be when the new Blue Smoke and N ... More >>

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    August 15, 2011

    The 10 Tastiest Things To Eat at the New World Mall Food Court

    ​The peanut Pure Snowy at Snopo Last week, Counter Culture rode the long silvery escalators downstairs to the humongous new food court at the New World Mall in Flushing. Obviously, would couldn't eat everything at the 28 stalls -- many of which offered multiple specialties -- but we did sam ... More >>

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    August 9, 2011

    Ryan Sutton and the Union Square Hospitality Group Agree to Disagree

    ​If you thought nobody could rain on Danny Meyer's publicity parade, then Ryan Sutton would like to hand you an umbrella.

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    August 4, 2011

    Chef Chris Bradley on Untitled's Family Meals and Why Museum Dining Is Now Cool: Interview Part 2

    Nicole FranzenChef Chris Bradley's breakfast of champions? Sausage, egg, and cheese, naturally.​ Yesterday we spoke with chef Chris Bradley of Untitled, the newish restaurant from Danny Meyer peddling locally sourced foods, located in the Whitney Museum of Art. Chris told us all about hazing ... More >>

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    February 23, 2011

    Yes, It's Time for Spring Restaurant Previews

    riverdaze.blogspot.comCrocuses. Like restaurants, sort of.​Allegedly, spring is coming, and Time Out New York is celebrating this week with a preview of the "top restaurants and bars you need to know about" once it stops freezing. Among the rag's 11 choices are Danny Meyer's Untitled, the new ... More >>

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    December 8, 2010

    Junk Food Is Popular? Shocker!

    healthnative.comSo tasty​ The New York Times is at the forefront of trends once again (err, not) with an article that notes--gasp--that junk food restaurants are popular on Capitol Hill.

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    December 8, 2010

    When the Restaurateur is the Face of the Restaurant; The Scene at the Food Allergy Ball

    ​Charles Masson of La Grenouille, Ken Aretsky of Aretsky's Patroon, and even Danny Meyer with his rounds at Union Square Café are among the city's last iconic restaurateurs who rule the dining room. [NY Times] Congress may have passed new healthy food regulations for school lunches, but Capi ... More >>

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    November 2, 2010

    Malaysian Kitchen Food Truck Spreading the Good Food News; Café des Artistes Murals to Live On

    ​McDonald's employees in Ohio received pamphlets with their paychecks encouraging them to vote Republican. [USA Today] Old Town Bar celebrated the 100th anniversary of its lovely Hinsdale Urinals last night, often cited as the most beautiful specimens in the city. [Wall Street Journal] Danny ... More >>

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    May 27, 2010

    The Best iPad Kitchen Apps; the Worst Fast-Food Menu Items

    ​Big discount grocery clubs offer great deals on things like a 100-pack of tapioca pudding. But just how do they stack up against each other? BJ's Wholesale Club, Costco, and Sam's Club go head-to-head. [Wall Street Journal] A recent report reveals that when restaurants and food companies rem ... More >>

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    May 21, 2010

    Gramercy Park Braces for Hostile Tapas Invasion

    mysticalmagicalgarden.comThe calm before the storm.​Despite staggering community opposition, Cold Miller has managed to secure a liquor license for the small wine and tapas bar he's planning to open at 38 Gramercy Park North. In a showing that would put any Community Board 3 meeting to shame, ... More >>

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    April 15, 2010

    Marcus Jernmark In at Aquavit; Sue Torres In at The Rusty Knot

    ​Marcus Jernmark has taken over the kitchen at Aquavit, where he will turn out more modern Scandinavian fare. He was previously cooking at the Swedish Consulate. [NY Times Sue Torres, the chef-owner of Sueños in Chelsea, has taken over food operations at The Rusty Knot, where she promises to ... More >>

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    February 19, 2010

    Shake Shack Backs Out of Nolita

    Time Out NYNo burgers for Nolita​First, Shake Shack bowed to community pressure and withdrew their application for a beer license. Now, the NIMBY Nolita neighbors who railed against the opening of a Shake Shack at 47 Prince Street have gotten their way entirely. Just about 20 minutes ago, the ... More >>

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    January 13, 2010

    Kids Lunchboxes Packed with Sugar, Salt & Fat; Fake Gatorade Bottles Shame Tiger Woods

    ​Can one man eat at 10 Danny Meyer restaurants in one day? Apparently so. The author's Meyer Marathon started at Shake Shack, then continued with stops at Tabla, Gramercy Tavern, and ended at Maialino. [Wall Street Journal] Looking for your favorite gourmet food truck? There's an app for that ... More >>

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    December 30, 2009

    Under Review: Sietsema at Sonali Cuisine; Sifton at Purple Yam

    This week in the Voice, Our Man Sietsema heads to Queens Boulevard for a meal at Sonali Cuisine, which "may be tiny... but the flavors are big, big, big." Sam Sifton awards a one spot to Purple Yam in Ditmas Park, where the menu "looks widely across Asia for inspiration, most notably toward Korea, ... More >>

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    November 19, 2009

    Bostonians Revolt Against Shake Shack Invasion; Mickey D's Goes Upscale

    ​Ruth "Ruthie" Collock West of the Ruthie's Soul Food restaurants died Nov. 12 at age 75. The North Carolinian moved to Brooklyn after finishing school and worked her way up from waitress to restaurateur. [NY Post] Not everyone is pleased about Danny Meyer's plan for a Boston outpost of Shake ... More >>

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    November 16, 2009

    Is Shake Shack Heading North?

    Curbed​The week before last, Miami. This week, Boston? The Boston Herald has gotten wind of possible plans for a Shake Shack outpost on Boston Common. Apparently Danny Meyer's Union Square Hospitality Group has submitted a proposal to open its fifth national location in a former "men's comfort ... More >>

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    October 30, 2009

    The Blogroll Gazette: a Marathon of Menus; a Sneak Peak at Maialino

    This week in food blogs, The Food Section noted that British chemists have uncovered "a chemistry-based recipe for the perfect gravy," that includes roast meat juices, boiled cabbage water, and soy sauce. Eat Me Daily took a look at the November food magazine covers, from Sandra Lee's Semi-Homemad ... More >>

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    October 28, 2009

    Floyd Cardoz on Tabla's New Menu

    Courtesy Tabla​The Danny Meyer restaurants formerly known as Tabla (upstairs, haute New Indian) and Bread Bar (downstairs, casual New Indian) have been unified into one entity, which is now simply called "Tabla." Hearing the news, Fork in the Road feared that executive chef Floyd Cardoz's insp ... More >>

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    August 24, 2009

    And They're Off! Fall Restaurant Previews Are Out of the Gate

    Both New York magazine and Metromix have unleashed their Fall restaurant previews today, lending a bit of autumnal snap to the dead heat of August. Names that everyone's smacking their lips over include Momofuku Midtown, which will be located in the old Town space; the Breslin, April Bloomfield's ne ... More >>

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    August 20, 2009

    Under the Toque: Jason Hall in at Gotham; Vongerichten Junior in at Perry Street

    ​Jason Hall, the executive chef at Michael Psilakis's Mia Dona, has allegedly left the restaurant to take over as chef de cuisine at Alfred Portale's Gotham Bar and Grill. [The Feedbag] It turns out that the Top Chef Masters leak a few months back that gave away the winner was accurate: Rick ... More >>

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    August 13, 2009

    Under the Toque: Phil Conlon in at Broadway East; Todd English in at Great Jones Hotel

    ​Broadway East has confirmed yet another new chef to head up its kitchen. Phil Conlon, the opening chef de cuisine at Cafe Cluny, has taken over from Gavin Mills, who has reportedly left New York to work in California. Grub Street] Todd English has confirmed rumors that he will open a new spa ... More >>

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    August 5, 2009

    Under Review: Sietsema at Liman

    This week in the Voice, Our Man Sietsema indulges in some (hopefully sustainable) ultra-fresh seafood at Liman. Bruni's third to last review is of a slipping Union Square Cafe. The beloved Danny Meyer restaurant lost one star from the three William Grimes awarded it in 1999. [NY Times] Restaurant ... More >>

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    April 10, 2009

    Booze 'n Bribes Inspectors Accused of Taking Applebee's Meals in Exchange for Speedy Liquor Licenses

    Robert De Niro is taking Nobu to Russia, with a new location set to open in Moscow. Chef Nobuyuki Matsuhisa says he's looking forward to creating Russian dishes with local caviar and seafood. [Bloomberg] The Wall Street Journal looks at high-end BYOB restaurants, like Alto and The Modern, and repor ... More >>

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    March 25, 2009

    Danny Meyer Serves Fancy-Schmancy Food at Citi Field

    Last year you paid $5.75 for a hot dog and $8 for a beer at Shea. What will these cost at Citi Field? Well, the dogs will be from Nathan's, which is nice, but how much? Noted restauranteur Danny Meyer will sell you "Kosher hot dogs coated in matzo meal with brown mustard for $11." Thanks, pal; now ... More >>

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    January 30, 2007

    Beefin' Burgers

    Our intrepid critic stuffs his face with the latest examples

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