As the weather cools down, the thought of a filling, hearty meal becomes more and more enticing for New Yorkers (especially when its aftermath can be hidden under the cozy sweaters and oversized coats that are a must-have for cold weather in the city). The Lawlor Media Group has picked five fantastic cuisines from restaurants that they rep and love. Have a joyous fall with the most flavorful bounties!
Meat: Bobby Van’s Steakhouse
The newest Bobby Van’s Steakhouse, overlooking Central Park, offers the same classic NYC steakhouse feel as its sister restaurants in Midtown but with lighter American and Italian fare added to the options. Try the porterhouse steak, but make sure to bring some friends—depending on your appetite, the premium cut can feed up to four.
The sixth and latest addition to the Bobby Van’s family, the Central Park location offers an expanded menu that includes Saturday and Sunday brunch, featuring classics such as smoked salmon benedict and steak and eggs, in light, marble-accented environs.
For more information visit https://bobbyvans.com/steakhouse/park-ave
New Executive Chef Salvatore Marcello has added a variety of items to the already outstanding menu at Mediterranean restaurant MAMO. They are inspired by the flavors of his native Naples, Italy, including seafood dishes Insalata di polpo con fagioli cannellini, olive, pomodorini, papacelle e limone and Pesce crudo del giorno con agrumi e olive, which features the fish of the day sliced raw.
A popular eatery with celebrities such as Rihanna and Alexander Wang, MAMO’s French Riviera-inspired décor (the restaurant is the New York sister to Antibes-based Le Michelangelo, a Cannes Film Festival hotspot) can be admired in both an upstairs dining area and downstairs lounge, and includes vintage movie posters and original family photos.
For more information visit http://www.mamonyc.com/
Pasta: The Leopard at des Artistes
Located in the historic Hotel des Artistes just off Central Park in the Upper West Side, The Leopard at des Artistes offers some of the city’s most authentic Italian cuisine, with Executive Chef Vito Gnazzo’s menu rooted in the region formerly known as the Kingdom of the Two Sicilies. Among the restaurant’s must-experience dishes is the bucatini alle sarde with sardine, wild fennel, red pepper, garlic, pine nuts, and raisins.
Fans of Italian fare will also want to check out owner Gianfranco Sorrentino’s other restaurants: Il Gattopardo in Midtown, which offers upscale traditional fare, and Midtown West’s Mozzarella e Vino for perfectly paired wines and cheeses.
For more information visit http://www.theleopardnyc.com/index.html
A Tribeca favorite for seven years, Tamarind serves up traditional Indian fare in a sleek, streamlined setting that is thoroughly modern. Dishes such as jhinga e aatish (prawns marinated in roasted chilies, cilantro, and yogurt) and masaledar lamb chops in nutmeg, cinnamon, and Indian herbs are sure to satiate your spice cravings.
Authentic and upmarket, Tamarind crafts elevated takes on traditional dishes from India’s many regions.
For more information visit http://www.tamarindrestaurantsnyc.com/tribeca/home.html
The Upper East Side’s T-Bar will end your night on a sweet note with the banana parfait mille feuilles, topped with coconut and caramel sauce and served big enough to share with your date. The restaurant’s commitment to flavorful, refined takes on comfort classics is evident throughout the menu, including other dessert offerings such as chocolate and strawberry sundaes and assorted ice creams and cookies.
The cozy, dark wood dining room and perfection of traditional American favorites has made T-Bar a neighborhood favorite, the go-to spot for locals seeking dishes guaranteed to satisfy.
For more information visit http://www.tbarnyc.com/home
* Lead-In Image (Bobby Vans CPS ) Courtesy of Bobby Vans Steakhouse.
* Bobby Vans CPS Image (Porterhouse) Courtesy of Bobby Vans Steakhouse.
* Mamo Image (Dining Room) Courtesy of Mamo.
* The Leopard Image (Dining Room) Courtesy of The Leopard at des Artistes.
* Tamarind Image (Plate of Food) Courtesy of Tamarind.
* T-Bar Steak & Lounge (Dining Room) Courtesy of T-Bar).