Yunnan Kitchen

Yunnan Kitchen

Yunnan Kitchen has long been on our list of ‘must tries’.  We tend to avoid the early feeding frenzy of new openings these days, but we waited so long even missed the original Chef!  The new Chef, Doron Wong, certainly delivered! Yunnan Kitchen has a rather large space with exposed brick walls, an open kitchen and good sized bar.  They have one large format table at bar height in front of the bar either for … Continue reading

Wong – CLOSED

Wong

Wong is New York’s first Farm to Table ‘locavore’ Asian restaurant.  The Chef, Simpson Wong, is Malaysian and has a history of restaurants in New York.  One, Jefferson, was made famous by the girls of Sex & the City back in 2004.  So it has been some time since he has been on the hot list.  This establishment will get him right back there. A couple of lobster dishes are a big draw – Lobster Egg … Continue reading

Khe-Yo

Khe-Yo

Khe-Yo is one of Marc Forgione’s latest ventures.  It features the cuisine of his long-time Loatian Chef Soulayphet Schwader.  As anyone who follows us knows, we are huge fans of Marc Forgione and one of our favorite restaurants in town is Restaurant Marc Forgione.  We have trusted him for many a brunch, dinner and holiday meal.  He never disappoints.  We even booked American Cut, his new steakhouse for Christmas Eve this past year.  We’ve been … Continue reading

Telepan Local

Telepan Local

Telepan Local is Chef Bill Telepan’s new more casual Tribeca version of his famous Michelin-starred namesake restaurant Uptown.  He is known for using farm fresh ingredients, somewhat before the fad.  And, coincidentally, Telepan Local is a tapas style American establishment featuring local ingredients not unlike our last dinner out at Toro NYC.  This is more unfortunate news for Toro.  Had we eaten this meal on New Year’s Eve, we’d have been quite satisfied.  We managed … Continue reading

Toro NYC

Toro NYC

We’ve eaten at the famous Toro Boston and were thrilled to find out Ken Oringer & Jamie Bissonnette were opening a New York outpost of their Barcelona-style tapas bar.  And bonus, this one takes reservations!  In Boston, we waited a couple of hours to get in but enjoyed ourselves immensely once we did.  It was packed – a lively and hopping scene.  They are famous for being locavores and Adam Platt gives Toro NYC cred … Continue reading

Circolo

Circolo

Circolo is a new Noho restaurant owned by the chef from Posada Margherita in Tulum, Mexico.  If you haven’t seen our review, click through now.  This was a phenomenal little spot on the beach where Alessandro Carozzino, known as the ‘Pasta Nazi’ makes every pasta order from scratch.  He frowns on special requests, as he crafts his special menu daily.  It was the freshest, simplest and most delicious pasta we’ve had in the most stunning … Continue reading