Dining

2020 AUGUST Eating out: NYC

New York is known for its breadth in variety of international cuisines. Your tastebuds can traverse the world within its five boroughs. Here are some of our favorite selections for August from modern Italian to contemporary Indian to an immersive dinner experience that will leave you in awe.

Zaika NY
Zaika New York is serving authentic Indian flavors that will take your tastebuds on a culinary journey. World-renowned Chef Raamanuj has created a modern day and healthier undertake classic Indian cuisine. Situated in Midtown at 230 E 44th Street, Zaika provides guests a serene atmosphere with flowing designs on the walls that should remind guests of the ocean because they indulge around the divine flavors of Indian cuisine. The restaurant is cozy yet intimate, which makes it the perfect spot for both large and small parties; Zaika can seat up to 150 guests.

Zaika accommodates all dietary restrictions such as vegetarian, vegan and gluten-free. The entrees are divided into vegetarian and non-vegetarian, making it simple for guests to read the menu. For individuals who should you prefer a more curated menu, Chef Raamanuj offers a three to five-course tasting menu. They specialize placing a contemporary twist on classic dishes for example tawa scallops with a saffron chili and chutney sauce, crab with tomato masala, and serve authentic favorites like butter chicken, lamb vindaloo, tandoori king prawns, and cardamom infused lamb. The restaurant also serves a lunch buffet Monday through Friday; its menu changes daily and allows guests to savor all-you-can-eat dishes.

Not only is Zaika creating authentic Indian food that's faithful to its root, but is also stirring up craft cocktails created using Indian-inspired spices and flavors that beautifully compliment the cuisine. Some favorites on the bar menu include the Zaika Martini, created using passion fruit puree, citrus, vodka, simple syrup and peach schnapps and the East India Gimlet, made with gin, lime juice, muddled cucumber, fresh mint, lemon and club soda.

230 E 44th St., New York, NY 10017
212.697.9797
zaikanyc.com

Bice Cucina
After a three year hiatus, Bice Cucina has finally returned to New York City. The global restaurant group continues to be serving up classic Italian dishes since 1926. The restaurant is relaunching at 62 West 55th Street Between 5th and 6th Avenues, coming from its old space. The relaunch will seat 175 guests and features an open outdoor patio for alfresco dining. The new Bice aims to appeal to a younger audience as well as its loyal patrons. Even though the restaurant is creating a more enjoyable atmosphere, they will be serving old time favorites for example osso buco and veal Milanese.

Bice Ristorante first came to the United States in Nyc in 1987. Remo and Roberto Ruggeri, Sons from the mastermind and chef from the original Bice Ristorante, Beatrice Ruggeri, aka “Bice,” stayed in keeping with and completed their mother's vision of making an environment for friends and family to gather while enjoying authentic Italian food.

Bice Cucina may be the restaurant group's fifth location in the United States and 12th worldwide. With restaurants spread around the world in the South and north America, Europe, the Middle East in addition to Asia, Bice Restaurant Group serves traditional Italian food which will transport you back to Milan, where the restaurant began 90 years back.

62 W 55th St., Ny, NY 10019
212.757.2600
bicegroup.com

The Lost Supper
Be ready for a night of wonderment in the McKittrick Hotel's latest dinner series- The Lost Supper- A Hypnotic Dinner Party, now playing for a limited engagement through September 8. Upon entry you feel whisked back in time towards the Cold War era which has a 'Daliesque' meets Twilight Zone feel. A group of enthusiastic hosts will give you on the journey to your sub conscious to a world where there is nothing because it seems. This immersive surrealistic experience takes place within the Attic, an area that has only been unlocked with this series. A whimsical and intriguing dinner experience, guests are treated to some 3 course dinner prepared by Executive Chef Pascal Le Seac'h with complementary wine together with one of Sleep No More's signature seasonal cocktails. Performers will sing and entertain with surprising performances for a unique experience not found anywhere else in New York City.

Performances can be found Wednesday and Thursday at 7:30 pm and Fridays and Saturdays at 6 pm and 8:30 pm. Tickets vary from $175- 195 per person or you can choose the Cloud Nine Champagne upgrade with a bottle from the hotel's finest bubbly.

530 W 27th St., New York, NY 10001
212.904.1883
mckittrickhotel.com

Taco Electrico
Taco Electrico may be the latest underground taqueria brought to you by the Gerber Group underneath the W Hotel Union Square. The colorful and vibrant décor takes its inspiration from the creative energy stemming in the art, music, culinary, and nightlife scenes of recent York City and Mexico City. The rock n roll vibe comes from the portraits of music icons for example David Bowie, Biggie Smalls, and Prince embroidered by Guadalajara artist Victoria Villasana. This energetic backdrop sets the stage for the delicious and various dishes created by Chef Fernando Navas.

The animated 1,600 square foot space was conceptualized and designed in collaboration with Fun People who celebrates life through color with lots of Instagrammable spots to obtain your culinary photo fix on. Dishes are inspired by Mexican street foods by having an elevated twist that utilizes seasonal fare sourced in the Union Square Greenmarket. Shareable plates are split into snacks, small bites, tacos, and desserts. The signature dishes include Esquites, sweet corn fritters with tajin, cotija cheese, chipotle mayo and lime; Carnitas de Panza, pork belly tacos with pickled red onion and epazote; Baja style fish tacos; Hamachi crudo; Chicken Tinga Empanadas, and Churros served street-style with burned sweet milk and chocolate.

The potent libations center around Mexican spirits with assorted creative assumes the classic Margarita that venture further into the culture's celebrated infused flavors for example fruits and vegetables, herbs, spice and chili. Signature cocktails range from the El Amigo Ahumado with Casamigos Mezcal, fresh calamansi and agave; Hibiscus Paloma with Casamigos Blanco, grapefruit, fresh lime and hibiscus ice; and Horchata or Nada with Casamigos Reposado infused with banana and cinnamon.

201 Park Ave. South, New York, NY 10003
212.385.1560
tacoelectrico.com

Evelina BK
One bite at Evelina BK may have you planning the next meal at this Italian bistro in Brooklyn. Chef Lanfranco Paliotti and the team are coming up with dishes that are almost too pretty to eat. Whether you sit outside and enjoy lunch in the sidewalk cafe or dine inside, Evelina BK has established a dining atmosphere in which customers can't get enough.

211 Dekalb Ave., Brooklyn, NY 11205
929.298.0209
evelinabk.com

Spring & Varick
Located between Spring and Varick Streets in Soho, Spring & Varick restaurant is serving bright and colorful traditional American cuisine with a twist. This contemporary and trendy restaurant, displaying fun pieces of art produced by local artists, is serving breakfast, lunch, and dinner with fresh and seasonal ingredients that can make the mouth area water.

246 Spring St., New York, NY 10013
212.842.4500
springandvarick.com

Lumos Kitchen
Chef Hok Chin and Chef Wei Jun Li are serving up modern Chinese cuisine with a French-inspired twist. Lumos Kitchen has locations both in the East Village, in addition to Greenwich Village. Lumos elegantly marries Chinese and French cuisine, mixing and matching ingredients to create a new and exciting culinary journey for the taste buds. Guests can also sip on signature cocktails and beverages produced by renowned mixologist Orson Salecetti while they enjoy beautifully plated dishes.

188 2nd Ave., New York, NY 10003
212.228.8855
lumosnyc.com

Junzi Kitchen
Junzi Kitchen creates traditional Chinese cuisine with a modern flair. Junzi's menu shows guests precisely what flavors and ingredients are utilized and enables them to build their very own bings and noodle bowls. Guests may also reserve an area at Junzi's Chef's Table, which takes place three nights per month and seats 18. Chef Lucas Sin creates five- to seven-course meals inspired by Chinese culture, art, and history that explores the storyline of Chinese cuisine beyond the regular everyday menu.

2896 Broadway., New York, NY 10025
917.261.2497
junzi.kitchen

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