Author Archives: Patty Diez

11 Addictive Wings in New York City

Source: Eater NY

From traditional tangy Buffalo to ultra-crispy Korean fried versions

A good plate of wings is sure to hit the spot. And while the deep-fried, hot sauce-doused version is still the favorite among the chicken-wing eating public, there is plenty to do with a wing beyond Buffalo. Here are some of our best around town representing numerous styles including Korean, Vietnamese, American barbecue, and of course some Buffalo-style for the purists.

Note: Restaurants are listed by geography, north through Manhattan Manhattan south through Brooklyn. This is an updated map originally published in 2015.

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21 Ideal Date Night Spots in Brooklyn

Source: Eater NY

For couples passionate about good food, and each other

Eater recently rounded up the bars that are ideal for a first date in Brooklyn — a list of dimly lit venues that are well populated and fun. But when it comes to dates nine, 14, 22, and 37, most of what makes a venue ideal for a date changes, and doting couples are looking for places that feel romantic yet comfortable. So here’s a collection of standout Brooklyn restaurants and bars for wining and dining a significant other, ranging from Bushwick restaurants with a Michelin star to neighborhood favorites that ...

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Where to Take a First Date in Brooklyn

Source: Eater NY

A list of dimly lit watering holes

Picking a venue for date number one rounds out the worst parts of going on a first date. Factors like price, neighborhood, vibe, and aesthetic all need to be considered equally, all while coming off as effortless.

Since Brooklyn has endless bars and restaurants that fit these categories, Eater is here to offer the best first date spots throughout the borough. It’s a collection of bars that are very well populated, dark and cozy, and somehow fun in and of themselves. For Manhattan suggestions, check out this guide.

Note: Venues are listed ...

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The 2017 Holiday Gift Guide for New York City

Source: Eater NY

Local treasures for the food-obsessed New Yorker

Gift giving is too often an extensive, panic-driven search to find the perfect present. No matter the recipient, it’s rarely easy to find something that fits budgets, Yankee swap rules, size requirements, and appropriateness for the receiver.

To make it all a little easier, Eater has put together a gift guide for the New York restaurant obsessives in your life. There’s merchandise from the city’s institutions, food from some of the best local pastry chefs, and plenty of items in between — all tested by the Eater New York staff.

If you’re still ...

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Eater and Canal Street Market Are Joining Forces for a Holiday Pop-Up

Source: Eater NY

Check out Eater-approved holiday food demos, wine tastings, and more

Every holiday season, Eater puts together a gift guide for restaurant obsessives, and this year we thought a real life gift guide was the obvious next step. We’ve teamed up with Canal Street Market — and our sister site Racked — to bring you a weeklong pop-up.

From Friday, December 1 to Thursday, December 7, Eater will be hanging out in the space at the back of the market, between the retail and food sections. Stop by all week for holiday-themed food demos, wine and cider tastings, book signings, and ...

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The 12 Hottest Brunch Restaurants in NYC

Source: Eater NY

The newest places to get brunch in the city that never sleeps

There are plenty of brunch restaurants to choose from in this city, but all too often they involve lame prix fixe menus, boring egg dishes, and watered-down mimosas. But it doesn’t have to be that way. Here’s a guide to 12 recently launched brunches that are worth checking out. There’s everything from a Korean family-style feast to classic french toast.

Added in February: Jeju Noodle Bar, The Finch

Added in January: Brigitte, Clay

Note: Restaurants are listed geographically, from north to south.

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The 12 Hottest NYC Lunch Spots Right Now

Source: Eater NY

A Greek lunch deal and ramen from Masa join the list

Restaurants in New York are changing up lunch. From fast-casual grain bowls to spendy omakase, there’s an option for pretty much every midday craving. Whether an on-the-go or a leisurely daytime meal is needed, find it here.

Added in February: Tetsu, Merakia, King, West-bourne

Added in January: Sushi Ginza Onodera, St Tropez

Added in December: Legasea, Tonchin, Co.

Note: Restaurants are arranged geographically, north to south.

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The Hottest Restaurants in Brooklyn Right Now, February 2018

Source: Eater NY

Where to eat in Kings County

Eater editors get asked one question more than any other: Where should I eat right now? While many people still consider Manhattan the locus of New York’s dining scene, swathes of Brooklyn have become dining destinations in their own right. New restaurants from ambitious chefs and acclaimed mom-and-pops open constantly.

Here, see a map of the latest Brooklyn debuts drawing NYC’s dining obsessives. Added to the list in February: MeMe’s Diner (a queer-friendly comfort food restaurant in Prospect Heights).

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19 Perfect Desserts in New York City

Source: Eater NY

Some are fancy, while others are rather simple — but all are incredible

Although there’s an endless number of desserts to try in New York, not all sweets are created equal. Some of them are worthy of a special trip, and some even define a restaurant. This here is a list of 19 of NYC’s top show-stopping desserts, including every craving from an almost-savory meringue, potato chips with ice cream, and more than one sundae.

Note: Restaurants are listed geographically, south to north in Manhattan, and north to south in Brooklyn.

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What’s a Date Bar That Doesn’t Scream, ‘I’m Trying Too Hard?’

Source: Eater NY

In this Ask Eater, a reader feels that spark and wants to do right by it

Welcome to Ask Eater, a column from Eater New York where the site’s editors, reporters, and critics answer specific or baffling restaurant requests from readers and friends. A new question and answer will run every Thursday. Have a question for us? Submit your question in this form.


Hi Eater,

I’m looking for a great spot for a second date — the type of place youd go to with someone after you know that youre into them and there...

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An Eater’s Guide to Manhattan Date Spots

Source: Eater NY

First date, ten-year anniversary, and everything in between

Picking the perfect venue for a date is tricky. There are countless factors to consider, like neighborhood, price, and the ever-elusive vibe. Basically, the location should be an extension of the impression a person would like to convey — and that’s a tall order. Since Manhattan is filled with restaurants and bars that span these categories, Eater is here to offer a guide to the ultimate date spots in Manhattan.

This guide is a highly opinionated collection of places to wine and dine a Bumble match, girlfriend, or potential bae. It’s ...

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The Wayland Crew Opens The Lost Lady Nearby Tonight

Source: Eater NY

Meet your new go-to bar

The Lost Lady sails into the East Village tonight, the latest from the team behind Alphabet City fan favorite The Wayland. The bar at 171 Avenue C is the fourth project for owners Robert Ceraso and Jason Mendenhall, who also own The Wild Son and Good Night Sonny.

The Lost Lady’s food menu (found below) is more casual than the duo’s other venues, with a slew of tacos, chilaquiles, and guacamole. For drinks, the team is sticking to a variety of canned and draft beers, plus cocktails that are shaken, stirred, and frozen. An ...

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30 Terrific Places for Breakfast in Manhattan

Source: Eater NY

These restaurants are perfect for early meetings or leisurely meals

Breakfast is the most important meal of the day. It’s also a meal that many New Yorkers skip. This is a shame because so many restaurants in this city do some amazing things before 11 a.m. Whether it’s with a civilized traditional Japanese breakfast, an egg-stuffed burrito, bagels and lox, or outrageously good banana pancakes, here’s where to start a day off right.

Note: Restaurants are listed based on geography, starting with lower Manhattan. This is an updated map originally published in 2015.

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Pete Wells Says the Best Pizza in New York Is in New Jersey

Source: Eater NY

The Times critic makes a case for Razza

Eater reader and New York Times critic Pete Wells wants you to head to New Jersey for New York’s best pizza. Known to make the occasional bold statement, Wells poses in his latest review that Jersey City’s five-year-old Razza is serving the best pizza in New York, a tune different from Ryan Sutton’s recent praise of Manhattan’s Corner Slice.

While plenty of New York pizzerias are mastering various styles of pizza making, what Razza is serving is like nothing Wells has ever had. “Razza, which burns wood, is one of ...

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Legendary Steakhouse Sparks Will Not Close After All

Source: Eater NY

The owner renewed his lease on the space

New York legend Sparks Steak House is no longer in danger of closing.

The Post reports that the historic steakhouse renewed its lease at 210 East 46 Street, a change from when the restaurant said earlier this year that it may need to seek a new, cheaper location due to a rent hike.

Sparks owner Michael Cetta has signed a 15-year deal with its landlord, Durst Organization, the company that also owns 1 Bryant Park and One World Trade. In June, Cetta claimed that Durst was asking for a 100 percent ...

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30 New York City Bars With Great Happy Hour Deals

Source: Eater NY

Get happy with these specials

Most happy hours in this city have a bad rap, and for good reason. It’s easy to be lured by the prices into drinking something horrible, and watered down well liquor with a cheap mixer does not a cocktail make. Here, are 30 bars around New York City offering wonderful deals for happy hour. There’s everything from a great burger and beer deal, to dollar oysters and cocktails that are actually boozy and tasty. Don’t see your go-to happy hour? Send a note to the tipline.

Note: Restaurants are listed based on geography, south ...

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The Best Sports Bars in NYC to Watch NFL and College Football

Source: Eater NY

Where to cheer on your favorite teams throughout NYC

New York is home to sports fans from all across the world and does its best to accommodate them, with a Bay Area-themed bar blocks away from a haven for Wisconsin fans. Here’s a guide to 25 greats bars in New York for cheering on a favorite team.

Note: Restaurants are listed based on geography, south to north in Manhattan, north to south in Brooklyn. This is an updated map, originally published in 2016.

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How New York Restaurants Are Pitching In on Harvey Relief Efforts

Source: Eater NY

Here’s how to help

Last weekend, Hurricane Harvey made landfall in Texas, largely affecting the Rockport, Port Aransas, and Houston areas. To aid in recovery efforts, New York area restaurants are doing their part to raise money for those affected.

Know of other New York restaurants and bars helping? Let Eater know through the tipline or in the comments below.

  • All the restaurants in the Blue Ribbon family will be donating 10 percent of their sales today, August 31. All proceeds will go to Feeding Texas.
  • Ravi DeRossi’s politically-charged bar Coup is hosting a party in partnership with the ...

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New Gowanus Restaurant Is a Shrine to Mezcal and Oaxacan Fare

Source: Eater NY

It comes from two Union Square Cafe vets

The latest Danny Meyer disciples to open their own restaurant are TJ Steele and Chad Shaner, the duo of chef-owners behind Oaxacan Claro, opening Friday in Gowanus.

New Gowanus Restaurant Is a Shrine to Mezcal and Oaxacan Fare

On a menu (in full below) from the two chefs, expect to find dishes in tribute to Mexico’s Oaxaca, where Steele spends half of his time. There’s a lobster tostada, a skirt steak tlayuda (a stuffed, open-faced tortilla), a wild mushroom quesadilla, and a heritage pork rib memela (a fried masa cake with Oaxacan cheese).

There are quite a few personal touches here: ...

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16 Standout FiDi Restaurants and Bars

Source: Eater NY

Where to eat in the Financial District and BPC

The Financial District still has a ways to go as a food neighborhood, yet there is a good mix of downtown mainstays and uptown transplants calling FiDi home. Here’s a list of 13 places that standout in the neighborhood otherwise known for its high-rises.

Note: Restaurants and bars are listed by geography, south to north

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Brooklyn’s Newest Restaurant Combines Italy With the American South

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Popina comes from two Maialino vets

Italian food and the American South are colliding at Popina, opening Wednesday in Brooklyn’s Columbia Street Waterfront District from Union Square Hospitality vets Chris McDade and James O’Brien. The duo is taking over the original Pok Pok NY space at 127 Columbia Street, transforming it into 60-seat restaurant complete with an outdoor bocce ball court.

Brooklyn’s Newest Restaurant Combines Italy With the American South

McDade and O’Brien, who both had stints at Maialino (in addition to other Danny Meyer restaurants), want to blend the soulful Italian traditions Maialino specializes in with McDade’s Georgia upbringing. McDade’s menu (shown below) is under 15 ...

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11 NYC Restaurants Cool With BYO Drinks

Source: Eater NY

Bring your own beer, wine, and sake to these

New York City is filled with impressive wine lists and thoughtful sommeliers who create them, but there are also plenty of exciting restaurants graciously welcoming “outside bottles” of wine of beer. Here are 11 restaurants that allow BYOB, most of which are as casual as their policies. If a wine or beer pairing is particularly ideal, it’s been noted here.

Note: Restaurants are listed based on geography, started south to north in Manhattan

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The Best NYC Restaurants for Vegetarians

Source: Eater NY

Where to get satisfying vegetarian food

New York restaurants have something for everyone’s dietary needs, from the paleo, to gluten-free, to the vegetarian, and the vegan. Vegetables had been a tough find until the past few years, which have ushered in a vegetable-restaurant boom. Here is an updated guide to 15 restaurants that are great for vegetarians, vegans, and meat eaters on a meatless Monday. It includes trendy fast-casual spots and Michelin-starred places to dine.

Note: Restaurants are listed by geography, starting south to north in Manhattan.

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Saying Goodbye to Schiller’s Liquor Bar

Source: Eater NY

The LES restaurant will close August 13

Since opening on Rivington Street in 2003, Schiller’s has been a lot of things for even more people. The Keith McNally staple was a neighborhood mainstay with a vibe and style that have been imitated since — a combination of the quintessential McNally flare and design components like subway tiles, a checkered floor, and neon signage. Read through the ups and downs of Schiller’s below.

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Pete Wells Enjoys the Middle East Tour at Nur

Source: Eater NY

The Times critic awards two stars to the Flatiron newcomer

With “vibrant” ingredients on plates that “have energy,” Pete Wells embraces the high-spirited Nur in Flatiron and its take on Middle Eastern cuisine.

On a menu with broad reach, with influences from Morocco, Libya, Israel, Yemen, and Syria, some dishes can be “hyperactive,” which Wells credits to the restaurant’s desire to impress.

Even so, chef Meir Adoni’s dishes are often wonderful — especially the couscous, what Wells says is the finest he’s had at a restaurant. Here he is on the Palestinian tartare and all of its components: “Pine nuts, ...

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