Dining Reviews

Chef Ted Pryor Shows Mastery of Seafood at The Sea Fire Grill

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Just a few blocks from Benjamin’s Steakhouse, its little sister, The Sea Fire Grill, was established two years ago in Midtown East. It serves modern...




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    Presstea: Tea With Oomph, Served With a Side of Fun

    If you thought tea was exclusively a delicate beverage, you haven’t been to Presstea. At this airy, inviting West Village spot, it’s bold, full-bodied, and... Read more

  • Biryani. (Courtesy of Bhatti Indian Grill)

    Bhatti Indian Grill: Pure Decadence From Northern India

    Ever since trying Moti Mahal Delux, I have been itching to try another spot where Gaurav Anand presides over the kitchen fires. 
At Murray Hill’s... Read more

  • Chef Maria Loi at Loi Estiatorio in Midtown Manhattan, New York, on Feb. 6, 2015. (Samira Bouaou/Epoch Times)

    Loi Estiatorio: Divine Secrets of the Ancient Greeks

    Chef Maria Loi wants you to look and feel like a Greek god or goddess. Who could resist that proposition? Especially when it comes with... Read more

  • Eataly’s Cuoricino, a dessert white chocolate Bavarian cream with a raspberry gelee. (Courtesy of Eataly)

    What Romance Looks Like When Chefs Do the Wooing

    Gaurav Anand, Executive Chef and Owner, Awadh A Dish That’s Won Over My Sweetheart: Kofta Dilnaaz. My wife’s tastes aren’t simple so this was the... Read more

  • Jhal Muri, a street food from Kolkata. (Samira Bouaou/Epoch Times)

    Chef Hemant Mathur Makes Haldi a Hit

    Hemant Mathur works some magic at Curry Hill’s Haldi, which he has recently taken over as co-owner. The taste buds marvel, and so do wallets... Read more

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    Jongro BBQ: A Korean Favorite Arrives in NYC

    When Jongro BBQ opened at the end of last summer in Koreantown, it filled up immediately. Its asset: name recognition—by Koreans, that is. A franchise... Read more

  • Chilean Sea Bass. (Chris Manis)

    Village Prime Opens on Bleecker Street

    Village Prime, which opened this week, brings prime steaks and fresh seafood to Bleecker Street. Executive chef Rory O’Farrell offers USDA Prime meats, like the... Read more

  • Striped bass with celery root puree. (Benjamin Chasteen/Epoch Times)

    Bright and Hearty Fare at Trattoria Bianca

    Chef Julian Clauss-Ehlers has traveled the world, cooking at five Michelin-starred restaurants in Europe, including La Côte St. Jacques and Les Prés d’Eugénie in France... Read more

  • Drumsticks in Hell's sauce. (Samira Bouaou/Epoch Times)

    At Hell’s Chicken, Korean Fried Chicken Goes Gluten-Free

    First came the calls. Sung Jin Min hadn’t expected them. And they kept coming: Was it true he was offering gluten-free Korean fried chicken? It... Read more

  • Octopus with smoked potatoes, watercress pesto, Meyer lemon, and avocado. (Samira Bouaou/Epoch Times)

    Cooklyn Grows in Brooklyn

    After a week of self-indulgent, celebratory holiday eating, my taste buds called it quits. I’m not one to utter the word “detox” voluntarily, but it... Read more

  • Limani's dramatic setting. (Benjamin Johnson/Shawmut Design and Construction)

    Limani: A Feast Under the Sea

    Greek restaurants often go with a cozy maritime aesthetic. Blues and whites, nautical details give diners a feeling of being on an island, or on... Read more

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    Noodies: A Thai Restaurant That Marches to Its Own Beat

    Amy Kawpunna has an unaccountable love for noodles. Hand her a green curry chicken dish, for example, and she’ll take it with noodles over rice... Read more

  • Gambas al Ajillo, or shrimp in garlic sauce. (Samira Bouaou/Epoch Times)

    In Pursuit of Perfection

    Recently I went to Alcala hoping to get some recipes and tips from the chef and owner, Jesus Martinez. He let me into the kitchen... Read more

  • The signature butter chicken, Murgh Makhani Chicken. (Courtesy of Moti Mahal Delux)

    Moti Mahal Delux: Delicacies From the Imperial Mughlai Kitchens

    A small and unpretentious spot on the Upper East Side, Moti Mahal Delux serves Indian dishes with dazzling colors that showcase the Mughlai culinary heritage... Read more

  • (Clockwise) Skate Bites with Napa cabbage-poblano slaw and jalapeño mayo; Manhattan; Octopus, with confit potato, dried tomato, Meyer lemon, and mustard oil; Fall Salad; smoked almonds; Lentil Fritters, with cucumber-lime yogurt. (Samira Bouaou/Epoch Times)

    Chapter One: Auspicious Beginnings

    It was a dark and stormy night when I entered Chapter One. It really was—one of those dark and dreary evenings where you wonder why... Read more

  • Currywurst with double-fried French fries. (Samira Bouaou/Epoch Times)

    At Wechsler’s Currywurst, Sausage Is King

    In Germany, sausages are ubiquitous. Not just sold on street corners, or the small food shops called imbiss, but also splayed across the landscape of... Read more


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