I had the best dinner the other night at Voyage. For an appetizer I had truffled scallops with grits and an entree of paprika spiced cod in cilantro cocunt broth and samosas. Both were spectacular, the appetizer consisting of 3 huge scallops. The service was great, the atmosphere was great, and the cocktails were really great and inexpensive (for NYC). The best part was when we left and saw all the people waiting outside for a table at the Spotted PIg--and it was about 15 degrees out, I couldn't help but wonder if they were crazy not to eat at Voyage instead.
This is a really fun place to have a very good meal when calorie content is not at issue. But that's the fun of it. Drink a lot of beer and eat a lot of meat and side dishes. In fact, you could do without the meat and order a bunch of the great sides such as the best potato pancakes, sauerkraut, awesom ecream spinch, and killer potato salad. (Or not, and order the insane meaty combo that includes like 5 different kinds of sausage for two people)
So there are a lot of gourmet type shops scattered throughout the city, and hey why not shop at them as in fari old NYC they are no more expensive than the regular grocery store. But the one thing about Gourment Garage is that they do have a good selection of prepared foods for the busier or non-chef among us. I don't, however, reccomend the crab cake
It's a good law school and it's in a very convenient location. the profs are absolutely top notch, but I would say that the students are not so top notch(but what do you expect of a group of future attorneys). The Career center a leaves a little bit to be desired, though.
It's the rare occassion that I am in need for fashion magazines in different languages, but if that need arose, I would need to look no further. However, this store basically has every magazine so any time I am in search of any hard to find mag, even not so hard to find, but given the state of most newstands, even mags like Film Comment are hard to get, I will come here to find what I am looking for.
I got my eyes examined here the last time I ran out of contact lenses, and all the people were really nice. HOWEVER, my contact prescription was totally wrong and I could barely see out of one eye for the duration of the supply. I'm sure if I bought the lenses from this place I would have been able to return them, but alas no I bought them cheaper online.
If you want to buy a little baby or tiny tot a t-shirt more expensive than any that you own for yourself, then this is your store. The items are super duper CUTE, but man they are expensive. If I had kids I would not shop for them here, but it is fun to buy a little boutiquey baby item for a friend when the baby is born, ie one shot purchase.
This is a truly excellent Italian restaurant. The atmosphere is super cozy and the food is amazing. The only times I have had a less than perfect experience is on the weekends when it becomes full of NYU kids, and a llittle too rushed and crowded, so go on a weeknight and get a delicious pasta dish--I read somewhere that the owner conviced his mother to move to NY from Italy to make all the pastas by hand.
Whenever I have to shop for my nieces, I head straight for this store. Even if I have absolutely no ideas about what to buy for them, as soon as I come here the issue instead becomes narrowing my purchase down to only one item. There is no shortage for fun stuff for the kids here ranging from baby to older child.
For a store this size I was surprised at how good of a selection they had. Organized by region, each area had a good range of choices. But best of all is how reasonably priced everything was. I bought a bottle of Prosecco that cost 2 dollars more at a wine store only 2 blocks away.