Traditional, upscale Italian cuisine with a contemporary flair, featuring fresh seafood, veal dishes and house-made pastas. Especially tempting selections include Osso Buco Milanese, Risotto con Gambero, and anything from the dessert menu
The relaxing live jazz and trickling waterwall add to the dining experience that chef John Varanese and his friendly wait staff provide. Nightly specials turn seasonal foods into Mediterranean and Southern delicacies. When it’s on the menu, try the slow-braised beef osso bucco. You’ll...
Inspired by the honky tonk culture that arose in Bakersfield, Caif.. in the 1950s, this upscale diner, located in a renovated fire station, offers a taste of classic American and Tex-Mex cuisines. Chicken-fried steak and catfish share menu space with empanadas and several varieties of chili.
Offering “a hundred thousand welcomes,” this lively pub tries to recreate an authentic atmosphere and serves savory Irish staples, from bangers and mash and Guinness beef stew to salmon-and-potato gratin.
This Clifton-area eatery focuses on curries and features a light bite called yum woonsen, a glass-noodle salad crammed with ground chicken, shrimp, lime juice, chiles, shallots and cilantro.
This bakery makes more than elegantly sinful, richly sinful and just-plain-old sinful desserts. It offers desserts to fit a variety of diets including sugar-free, gluten-free, and vegan. If sweets aren’t your thing, try the savory scones, quiches, and frittatas.
Shiraz offers fast, fresh Mediterranean food. Choose from char-grilled meat, fish, or veggies and other ala carte items like hummus or spicy avocado bruschetta.
This small restaurant offers Filipino cuisine that borrows flavors from Spanish and Asian cultures. The menu includes rice and noodle dishes, curries and tacos. Lunch and dinner specials vary weekly, and a buffet is served on Friday nights.
Porcini, named for the flavorful mushroom featured in many of its dishes, serves upscale Northern-Italian inspired dishes. Menu standouts include the strip steak with Gorgonzola butter and rack of lamb with bourbon and rosemary jus.
Tucked alongside quaint shops and galleries, this deli offers homemade soups, bagels, muffins, espressos and lattes. Pumpernickel and spinach feta bagels are tasty, as are the unique cream cheese flavors. The smaller downtown location is ideal for a quick weekday breakfast or lunch.
From the ashes of Maido, BARcode 1758 has risen like a Japanese-Korean fusion phoenix. Owner-operator Kim Song is offering dishes of Japanese udon (wheat flour noodles served hot or cold), sushi and tempura-battered, deep-fried cheesecake. The menu includes a variety of sharable skewers, including...
Every day is Fat Tuesday at this energetic Clifton eatery, which specializes in the best of down-home Cajun grub. Well-known favorites are the drunken chicken and bumblebee stew. Morning people can get their New Orleans fix at breakfast on weekends.