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New Leaf Restaurant: Seasonal menus in peaceful seclusion.

It's easy to forget you're still in Manhattan when you're up by the Cloisters. Walking around Fort Tyron Park, only faintly hearing cars in the distance, it's a quiet escape. It's also a well kept secret for sunbathers and park enthusiasts who are tired of the tourist-filled Central Park or the Shake Shack crazed Madison Square Park crowds. Nestled in the wild foliage of Fort Tyron Park is New Leaf Restaurant, a Modern-American restaurant that looks like it belongs on the grounds…

Cafe Zaiya: Japanese Cafe and Bookstore

Cafe Zaiya first started serving up fresh Japanese pastries in New Jersey, in 1990. Over a decade later, the brand has expanded to multiple locations in Manhattan. With the move, they have also broadened their menu, adding affordable and authentic savory Japanese dishes to their menu, such as Pork Katsudon, a rice dish with fried pork and vegetables, and triangular rice balls with various fillings called Onigiri. The best Cafe Zaiya location can be found across from Bryant Park, on…

Greek Food on the Rise: 10 Restaurants to Try

Greek Food seems to be everywhere now. Trendy and delicious, it’s also good for you. Aside from the usual spinach pies and gryos, there are many other excellent dishes to sample. From traditional to contemporary these restaurants will transport you to villas and sea side paradises. Here are ten restaurants in New York and New Jersey bringing traditional Greek food to America. 1. Kefi Kefi is an authentic Greek taverna featuring stucco walls, weathered beams and wicker seats, transporting you…

Rosemary’s: A Review and Lament

The hours between 12:00 and 4:00PM on Sundays is a free-for-all of bottomless mimosas, hungover college students, and plates upon plates of spiffy and pretentious variations on eggs. Brunch is fast becoming my favorite meal though; there are not many places where you see pancakes and burgers on the same menu. It's also an excuse to drink during the day. A reservation has become an absolute must to get a seat at one of these establishments promoting binge drinking. If you don't have…

Bröd Kitchen: Bringing Nordic cuisine to the Upper East Side.

On the corner of 63rd street is a small, sleek and modern bakery. The doors are open and a jovial, excited cook is handing out flyers on the corner. This is Bröd Kitchen, a Nordic-inspired casual eatery serving every meal from breakfast to dessert, as well as in-house or take-out. [caption id="attachment_340" align="aligncenter" width="470"] A selection of sandwiches.[/caption]     Chef Hugo Uys and Culinary Director Monette de Botton have created a menu using sustainable and local ingredients that are…