Northeast USA Restaurants $$

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Alma Restaurant, New York State
  187 Columbia Street - Brooklyn, NY              
Alma is a landmark in the New York dining scene. Built from the ground up, handcrafted by the four owners, each of the three floors offers a unique atmosphere. In 2002, Alma opened its doors under the auspice of Chef Gary Jacobson. Carrying on his tradition, Chef Hans Dannerhoj continues to create sophisticated and memorable cuisine. Guests flock to the roof deck year-round for brunch and dinner. The roof deck is heated in the winter and open air in the summer with unrivaled panoramic views of Manhattan. From the second floor dining room or the deck the sunsets captured at Alma are like no other.
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Notaro Ristorante, New York State
  635 2nd Avenue - New York, NY              
The Main Course - by Paul Wein
"I've eaten at hundreds of restaurants throughout my life, but I've never had a dining experience like the one I had at Notaro Restaurant.
Specializing in authentic Tuscan cuisine, Notaro offers a type of food found nowhere else. That's because Angelo, the restaurant's owner, grew up with this wonderful cuisine his entire life. So his Tuscan tenure, combined with the experience of his chef, promise his customers a culinary compilation of cosmic proportions."
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Capsouto Freres, New York State
  451 Washington - (Watts Street) - New York, NY              
A warm and classy bistro, the restaurant throughout the years, it has found and still finds its way into the heart of New Yorkers and visitors from all over the world.
Part of the restaurant’s charm and appeal is its warm atmosphere conducive to conversation. Capsouto Freres’ fine wines and exciting menus provide a harmonious blend of innovation and tradition. As a tribute to its spectacular souffles, Capsouto Freres has affectionately been dubbed the "souffle sanctuary".
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Rosa Mexicano, New York State
  1063 First Ave. - (58th Street) - New York, NY              
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Thistle Hill Tavern, New York State
  441 Seventh Avenue - Brooklyn, NY              
Thistle Hill Tavern is a casual, seasonal restaurant and bar brought to you by Chef Dale Talde, David Massoni and John Bush serving American tavern fare and handcrafted cocktails. John and Bar Manager Bill Riley have complemented the restaurant’s menu with a cocktail and wine program which reflects the restaurant’s commitment to local ingredients. Thistle Hill’s dining room is handsomely outfitted with original mahogany wood floors, exposed brick and ivory walls lined with wainscoting. The restaurant is also decorated with a collection of antique photos, prints and ephemera representing Brooklyn’s storied history and iconic personalities.
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Tamarind Restaurant, New York State
  41-43 E. 22nd Street - (Park Ave. South-Broadway) - New York, NY              
Owner Avtar Walia created a sophisticated, warm and harmonious setting for Tamarind in New York City's bustling Flatiron section to reflect the diverse foods of India's regions when he opened his trend-setting restaurant in January 2001. He selected the name Tamarind for his first solo restaurant venture to showcase the versatility of a beloved ingredient, one that is familiar and used extensively in the preparation of the subcontinent's cuisine.
Instead of concentrating on one of India's many cuisines, Mr. Walia offered a wide range of dishes featuring unique and seductive spices and unusual ingredients prepared by a team of expert, dedicated chefs. Tamarind's cool and elegant space with its vibrant modern look coupled with subtle traditional elements, was quickly embraced by New Yorkers and visitors from around the United States and countries abroad. It occupies 4,500 square feet in a former Woolworth company warehouse, with seating for 130 people.
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Talde, New York State
  369 7th Avenue - Park Slope - Brooklyn, NY              
Talde is a Casual Asian-American Restaurant & Bar brought to you by Chef Dale Talde, David Massoni, and John Bush. The 65-seat restaurant offers guests a casual and comfortable, yet elevated, dining experience, showcasing Asian-American fare reflective of the distinct cultural and culinary experiences of Executive Chef/Partner Dale Talde. Setting the scene at TALDE is an impressive collection of Asian mahogany wood-carvings that Bush and Massoni salvaged from an antiques warehouse in Pennsylvania. Another focal point of the restaurant space is the 6-seat chef’s counter with views into the open kitchen, where guests can watch and interact with Chef Talde and his team as they work.
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Tagine Dining Gallery, New York State
  537 Ninth Ave. - (40th Street) - New York, NY              
Like a rose that blossoms out of a sidewalk crack, Tagine Dining Gallery sweetens the theatre district with an exotic and alluring perfume. Moroccan lamps, handwoven berber textiles and cushy seating create an understated elegance. Habitues of the restaurant/lounge steep themselves in the Maghreb, sipping luscious orange blossom sangria, savoring fragrant tagines, entranced by belly dancers and hookah pipes. What a shock to step outside, following this amazing melange of sensory delights and find not camels and dunes, but rather midtown Manhattan!
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Sushi Sen-nin, New York State
  49 E. 34th Street - (Park-Madison Aves.) - New York, NY              
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Sushi Samba 7, New York State
  87 Seventh Ave. South - (Barrow Street) - New York, NY              
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Heartland Brewery, New York State
  35 Union Square West (CLOSED) - Union Square - New York, NY              
Remember, while you're patronizing the bustling stands of the green market, that Heartland Brewery is right across the street. Come on in, put down those shopping bags and stay for a bite and a pint...or two...
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Denino's Pizzeria & Tavern, New Jersey
  869 Mantoloking Road - Brick, NJ              
Denino's has been a gathering place for families and friends all these many wonderful years. Rest assured that the Denino's team will continue the same tradition of quality family dining in its new Brick, New Jersey location.
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Sugar and Plumm, New Jersey
  620 Bergen Town Center - Paramus, NJ              
Welcome to Sugar and Plumm. A boutique bistro. A whimsical bakery. An artisan chocolate maker.
Discover a world of enchanting confections and savory plates, all made in-house and crafted from only the freshest and most sought-after ingredients. Come and enjoy a savory breakfast, lunch, dinner, weekend brunch, and every craving in between. From homemade ice cream and macarons, to house-smoked salmon and Berkshire pulled pork, Sugar and Plumm's team of master chefs, bakers, and chocolatiers are purveyors of all things delicious and delightful.
Sugar and Plumm invites you to indulge. The flagship bistro on the Upper West Side is an escape from the everyday for children and adults alike, where you can experience Parisian charm with a downtown vibe, right next door.
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Valencia Luncheria, Connecticut
  172 Main Street - Norwalk, CT              
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Whether it is turning a traditional kugel dessert into a starch dish by adding wild canary mushrooms or accentuating a Thai grilled red snapper into a visually appetizing feast, there is one certainty to expect from his cuisine: the unexpected. With indubitably well-rounded skills, Michael can, and has, conquered different styles of food without compromise. Creating new and diverse dishes through inspiration as well as a natural awareness for food combinations, each must be prepared with just the right spice, vegetable, seasonal ingredient and attitude.