Restaurants

Bar Mercato brings classic European flair to Boston

A lot of people dream of traveling to Europe. There's great food, great drinks, great people, berets, baguettes and cigarettes— and that’s just France! Well hold on to your baseball caps, because you can travel to Europe by hopping on the Orange Line to Bar Mercato, a European-inspired food hall,...

Tuesday, February 26, 2019 - 10:12am

NYC insiders share their most romantic restaurants for Valentine's Day

Wondering where to find the best food, atmosphere and drinks for Valentine's Day? We asked the people who know best: the chefs, bartenders and restaurateurs at some of the city's hottest spots. Their answers varied from the easy vibes of Momofuku Noodle Bar to the old-school romance of River Cafe,...

Thursday, February 7, 2019 - 6:33pm

The best places to eat in Philadelphia this weekend

Philadelphia is home to plenty of amazing restaurants, bars and hotspots that have their own unique take on the culinary world. Discovering all of the best spots in the city is not the easiest feat, but we have some insight that may help you find your new favorite restaurant in Philadelphia. Here...

Tuesday, February 5, 2019 - 5:03pm

Why are so many popular Boston restaurants closing?

It’s not news that the restaurant industry is tough. But it’s hard not to consider the high profile closures of Boston restaurants over the last 12 months—Townsman, Les Sablons, L’Espalier, Erbaluce and Cultivar, just to name a few—and see a trend. I spoke to local industry figures to see if recent...

Friday, February 1, 2019 - 3:44pm

Tony & Elaine’s is all about Italian favorites

If you're looking for a great Italian dinner in Boston, there's no better neighborhood to explore than the North End. Thanks to its large Italian American population and collection of amazing Italian restaurants, the area is clearly deserving of its Little Italy title. Now, Tony &...

Tuesday, January 22, 2019 - 4:06pm

Make these NYC Restaurant Week 2016 reservations now

The city’s biggest restaurant event ever is almost here, but you won’t want to wait to make these reservations. The winter edition of NYC Restaurant Week (Jan. 18-Feb. 5)will have the most participants in its history, with 372 restaurants across the five boroughs serving special...

Friday, January 18, 2019 - 12:09pm

3 ways Indian Accent is not a typical Indian restaurant

New York has been home to the polar opposites in Indian cuisine for years, but the space between Junoon and Curry Row is becoming more interesting. First, it was last summer’s neon-colored newcomer with a swagger, Babu Ji. Now, New Delhi’s acclaimed Indian Accent has made the trek...

Friday, January 18, 2019 - 11:33am

NYPD closes sexual assault investigations into Mario Batali: Reports

Celebrity chef Mario Batali will reportedly not face charges after being accused of sexual assault by two women. The New York Police Department has closed the two investigations into Batali’s alleged misconduct, multiple outlets report. The NYPD declined to comment on the specifics of any...

Wednesday, January 9, 2019 - 11:56am

7 healthy restaurants in Boston you need to know about in 2019

A pivot to healthy eating after the New Year isn’t a novel concept, but the nutritious eateries that opened in 2018—and those about to open—may make sticking to that pledge feel a little fresher. Here are a few healthy restaurants in Boston you need to know about. 7 healthy...

Friday, January 4, 2019 - 3:43pm

Senor Frog's is closed because New York doesn't love Spring Break

Good luck finding someplace new to drink margaritas by the yard. Señor Frog’s in Times Square was always an oddity, an urban outpost of the Spring Break-themed vaguely Mexican bar-restaurant chain usually found closer to beaches and year-round sunshine. The New York location opened only...

Thursday, December 20, 2018 - 4:40pm

Where to eat for Christmas in Boston

Between the picky eaters in the family to all that baking and cooking, the holidays can be quite the hassle. Instead of stressing over this year's feast, relax and let someone else handle kitchen duties. Check out our guide to where to you should book a reservation to celebrate Christmas in...

Tuesday, December 11, 2018 - 3:41pm

NYC home to most best restaurants in America: OpenTable

New York City has long been a haven for foodies, and more than just having a lot of options, the five boroughs are home to the biggest share of best restaurants in America, according to OpenTable. OpenTable announced its 100 Best Restaurants in America 2018 list this week, looking at the dining...

Wednesday, December 5, 2018 - 11:23am

The last days of brunch at the Waldorf Astoria

When the Waldorf Astoria closes at the end of this month for a long conversion to turn most of the hotel into luxury condos, New York will lose one of its most lavish experiences: brunch at Peacock Alley. On Sundays from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., the historic hotel’s lobby restaurant spills...

Thursday, November 29, 2018 - 11:41am

Where to order Thanksgiving dinner in Boston

Everybody loves to enjoy a Thanksgiving feast, but being in charge of the cooking and prep work is an entirely different story. Instead of breaking a sweat in the kitchen, let someone else handle the hassle of Turkey Day. Here's our guide to where to order Thanksgiving dinner in Boston this...

Friday, November 16, 2018 - 12:12pm

Feast at three of the best restaurants in Boston with this epic food crawl

What's better than eating at one of the best restaurants in Boston? How about feasting at three of the Hub's top spots in just one night. That's right, the JK Food Group, the collection of acclaimed restaurants by James Beard award winners Ken Oringer and Jamie Bissonnette, is...

Monday, November 12, 2018 - 12:30pm

Dana Pollack, founder of Dana's Bakery, dishes on her favorite UES spots

You know the sweet genius behind the Mookie™, a French macaron gently folded and baked inside a cookie, has good tastes. Dana Pollack, founder of Dana’s Bakery where you can find that delicious dessert mash-up, is also the reason we have the equal parts delicious and visually stunning...

Wednesday, October 17, 2018 - 1:21pm

7 new Boston restaurants to check out this fall

The city's food scene is always buzzing, no matter what season it is. But there's something about fall in the Hub that makes dinner dates out on the town even more special. As autumn kicks into gear, here's a guide to some of the new Boston restaurants you should check out this season...

Tuesday, September 18, 2018 - 4:16pm

These Manhattan neighborhoods have noisiest bars and restaurants: SoundPrint

Noise complaints are among the top calls 311 receives each year, but before you automatically assume your neighbors are killjoys, listen up. A new study from SoundPrint discovered that the majority of bars and restaurants in Manhattan have potentially dangerous noise levels. SoundPrint is a...

Thursday, August 23, 2018 - 4:16pm

PHOTOS: The Cronut birthday party at Dominique Ansel Bakery

After three years and 36 flavors, the Cronut remains as much of a star as the day it was born. The doughnut-croissant hybrid that changed the pastry world celebrated its third birthday this week, and like any proper proud papa, Cronut creator Dominique Ansel threw a party at his SoHo...

Monday, August 13, 2018 - 2:02pm

Eat Here Now: Taiwan's salty cheese tea trend arrives in Queens

Each week, I'll pick three places to check out. They're totally subjective and occasionally political, just like New York's dining scene. Happy Lemon If there is one thing most of us can agree on, it's that cheese is good. Completely versatile and somehow the perfect complement in...

Monday, July 30, 2018 - 12:07pm