King | Daily-Changing Menu of Seasonal Food

King Restaurant

King serves straightforward food with influences from France and Italy.  We needed some Google assistance on the menu, admittedly.  And we get out quite a bit, so that was surprising.  But everything from the carta di musica to the bicerin was amazing.  Read on to discover the joy of those two items.  And I’m not sure when they might be available again, as the menu changes daily.  The chefs are two women from London, Clare … Continue reading

Yunnan Kitchen – CLOSED

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 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 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 – CLOSED

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