Restaurants

Nomad, Restaurants

Photos by Gabi Porter for Apotheke

Fourteen years after making its Chinatown debut, popular speakeasy-style cocktail bar Apotheke has opened a second New York City location. Located on West 26th Street in Nomad, the bar will serve its signature medicinal-themed beverages alongside its first-ever food menu, made up of small and shareable plates. Apotheke Nomad offers two separate spaces, a dimly-lit basement speakeasy and a rooftop terrace that will open later this summer.

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Events, Restaurants

The restaurant Gentle Perch in Brooklyn is participating in Restaurant Week. Photo by Evan Angelastro, courtesy of NYC & Company

New York City’s beloved dining event that gives patrons the opportunity to eat at the city’s best restaurants with discounted, prix-fixe menus is back for its 30th season. NYC & Company, the city’s tourism agency, last week announced reservations are now open at 600 participating restaurants across 85 neighborhoods. The program, which launched in 1992, runs for a month from July 18 through August 21.

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Events, Financial District, Restaurants

Renderings courtesy of Brookfield Place

Brookfield Properties last week announced the grand opening of their new nautical-inspired pop-up, Portside. Located at Brookfield Place’s Upper Plaza in the Financial District, the space is free, open to the public, and offers guests breathtaking views of the New York Harbor. The space will also host weekly programming and events, as well as offer cocktails and food provided by Tartinery. Portside will be open daily from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. through September.

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New Jersey, Restaurants

Courtesy of American Dream

New Jersey’s American Dream on Thursday announced the seven vendors that will make up the mega mall’s food hall. The 10,000-square-foot space will feature iconic New York City food and drink offerings, as well as oversized games, including Jenga, corn hole, and Connect 4. Van Leeuwen Ice Cream and Best Pizza will be opening their first Garden State locations within the mall, along with NYC favorites Vinoteca, Lady M, and Vanessa’s Dumpling House. The food hall will celebrate its grand opening on July 13 with a corn hole tournament, live music, kid’s games, and prizes.

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Events, Midtown, Restaurants

Radio Park above Radio City Music Hall. Photo credit: Rockefeller Center

With the start of summer comes summer dining, and this July will mark the debut of an event that combines the excitement of Rockefeller Center with the experience of dining in a garden oasis high above New York City. Radio Park, the 24,000-square-foot landscaped rooftop that opened last year above Radio City Music Hall, will host “Dine at Radio Park,” a new weekend dining series led by two celebrated local chefs.

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Restaurants, Transportation

Photo by Eden, Janine and Jim on Flickr

New Yorkers may seem to need no encouragement to visit the city’s bounty of local restaurants, but independent eateries could use a boost after Covid restrictions kept everyone at home. DineAWAY is a joint effort by the MTA and the James Beard Foundation to get residents and visitors to explore New York City’s local restaurants and neighborhoods via subways, buses, and commuter rails. DineAWAY sweepstakes offer fabulous foodie prizes like dinner at favorite restaurants and VIP tickets to food festivals.

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Midtown East, Restaurants

Photo courtesy of the Empire State Building

One of New York City’s favorite speakeasies has opened at one of the world’s most famous buildings. PDT (Please Don’t Tell)–the cocktail bar hidden behind a phone booth in the East Village hot dog joint Crif Dogs–is operating a pop-up on the 86th-floor of the Empire State Building this month. In addition to enjoying sweeping city views and stellar signature drinks, guests can chow down on hot dogs from Crif Dogs.

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Midtown, Restaurants

All images courtesy of Talea Beer Co.

New York City’s first and only female-owned and operated production brewery has opened a pop-up outside of Grand Central Terminal. Located at the corner of Vanderbilt Avenue and 45th Street, Talea Beer Co.’s pop-up brewery is open daily from 4 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. and offers five different beers on tap, as well as canned beers and draft pours to go. Open through September, the brewery also offers cocktails and wine for non-beer drinkers.

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Manhattan, Restaurants, South Street Seaport

Photo courtesy of Howard Hughes Corp and Keeyahtay Lewis

A popular outdoor dining spot born as a result of social distancing measures is returning to New York City for a third summer. The Greens on The Rooftop at Pier 17  officially opened this month with three unique social spaces for visitors to enjoy. Located in the South Street Seaport, the rooftop venue now boasts a three-in-one concept with “The Lawns,” “The Restaurant,” and “The Patrón Patio.”

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Manhattan, Midtown, Restaurants

City Winery to open a new location in Grand Central

By Aaron Ginsburg, Wed, April 27, 2022

Photo courtesy of Stephen H on Unsplash

Performance venue and restaurant chain City Winery will open a new location at one of the city’s busiest transit hubs. As first reported by Gothamist, the Metropolitan Transportation Authority on Monday approved a license for a restaurant and bar to take up nearly 16,000 square feet of space in Grand Central Terminal, at the western end of Vanderbilt Hall.

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