Zutto Japanese American Pub

Zutto Japanese American Pub

We have been to Zutto Japanese American Pub more times than I can count in the past year. It has become a favorite of this food blogging team! We have now settled into a few after a few years of weekly newness. Our last visit was Memorial Day Weekend 2013 on a rainy and freezing afternoon. I got a better shot of the tonkotsu ramen, Steve’s favorite and felt it might be time for an … Continue reading

Cercle Rouge – CLOSED

Cercle Rouge

We have been frequenting Cercle Rouge since we lived in the South Street Seaport 6 years ago.  They are part of a restaurant group Forgeois Group, which includes Cafe Noir in Soho, another favorite spot.  Most recently, they opened Clarkson. The atmosphere and menu are 100% French Bistro.  We spend full days sitting in the sun, sipping wine and enjoying great food in the summer.  In the winter, we stop in for French Onion Soup, … Continue reading

Blue Ribbon Bakery Kitchen – CLOSED

Blue Ribbon Bakery

Blue Ribbon is  a rather large and growing restaurant group run by Eric & Bruce Bromberg since 1992.  The restaurant concepts within the group vary from casual dining to high end sushi.  Each space has a unique vibe, but all are warm and welcoming, particularly Blue Ribbon Bakery Kitchen. The basement of Blue Ribbon Bakery Kitchen houses a restored 135 year old brick oven which is used to bake all the bread served at the … Continue reading

Tremont – CLOSED


We enjoyed our last visit to Tremont so much we went back for round two. We love their appetizers and salads for a light meal in the heat. We admit we’ve not yet ordered a full entree from the menu with the exception of the soft shell crab special on our last visit to Tremont. Steve ordered the crab and avocado salad again. The presentation was a little bit different – prettier this time! And … Continue reading


http://www.barbutonyc.com/ 775 Washington Street – West Village Italian-Inspired, Notable Chef, Outdoor Dining Jonathan Waxman is a classic and we’d never been to Barbuto. Shame on us, it was great. We’ve always admired the place in summer when the garage doors are wide open, but it was just as cozy in winter. The menu is classic Italian with fresh ingredients. We chose pastas for our entrees and both were soooo rich and buttery. Mmmm. Perfect for … Continue reading