Rye House

Rye House

Rye House has been open since late 2009 and we’ve been there countless times over the years.  They opened at the time of the specialty liquor craze along with places like Madam Geneva or Mayahuel (gin and tequila, respectively).  Rye House does offer a full selection of alcohol but specializes in American whiskeys.  They also have a nice bar menu which I suppose characterizes them as a ‘gastro-pub’.  It is a large space with a … Continue reading

Craft – CLOSED

43 West 19th Street – Gramercy/Flatiron http://www.craftrestaurantsinc.com/craft-new-york/ Farm to Table, Fine Dining, Notable Chef, New American The first of Tom Colicchio’s restaurants opened in 2001, Craft is still one of our favorites.  After moving from Grammercy Tavern, Colicchio really launched the trend of farm to table.  We’ve not visited Craft since the inception of our website.  Shame on us. We recently stopped into the bar at Craft after attending an event in the neighborhood.  As … Continue reading

Veritas – CLOSED

43 East 20th Street – Flatiron http://www.veritas-nyc.com/index.htm Contemporary American, Fine Dining, Wine Bar Veritas is just one of those places we’ve never been.  Not for lack of putting it on ‘the list’ year after year.  We finally stopped in after my work Christmas party for a glass of wine.  We looked at New Year’s Eve reservations, but at $195/person we decided to stay in!  But anyway, while the restaurant may be a little pricey even … Continue reading

Gramercy Tavern

42East 20th Street – Gramercy/Flatiron Classic American, Fine Dining, Notable Chef http://www.gramercytavern.com Gramercy tavern is a long-standing member of the Danny Meyer empire known as the Union Square Hospitality Group, which consists of Union Square Cafe, Blue Smoke, Maialino, The Modern, North End Grill and the famous Shake Shack.  Gramercy opened back in 1994 and has been credited with being one of the best restaurants in town since that time.  Tom Colicchio was one of … Continue reading


International http://punchrestaurant.com/index.cfm 913 Broadway – Flatiron We discovered punch years ago when we lived in N Chelsea. The key here was brunch service starts at 10 am instead of the standard 11:30.  The service was never great that early as they only had one bartender serving as waiter and bartender.  But they always had a great bloody and a couple of truly good items, one of which was the eggs Benedict and the other was … Continue reading