Easter is quickly approaching here in New York City and around the world, happening on Sunday, March 27th. There are so many different options in terms of how to celebrate, what to eat and where to go. We here at Manhattan Digest want to help you choose a little better by giving you some fantastic options from some of the top places to eat at in NYC. From Del Frisco’s to The Kitano Hotel, here are some super awesome choices to celebrate the big day. Bon Appetit! [Read more…] about Where to Eat for Easter in New York City- The Best Of
One of our favorite restaurants to dine at in New York City, Del Frisco’s Grille New York, is doing something super innovative and interesting with a great cause attached to it tomorrow night. They will be hosting an outside Polar Bear Dinner at their Rockefeller Center location, where the longer the guests are outside the more the grille will be donating to one of the biggest charities in the world, The Salvation Army.
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If there is one thing Manhattanites can all agree on is that weekends are pretty much for sleeping in after a long night out, and then heading off to grab some delicious brunch on both Saturday and Sunday. It is sort of our little version of the best day after remedy you could possibly imagine. With the weather being as cold as it is outside, we are hurrying our little butts off to whatever brunch place we love to enjoy what they have to offer. So what do we here at Manhattan Digest think are some pretty great Winter brunch spots to enjoy with your friends and family? Take a look.
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The day where the world celebrates the mother’s in their life- whether it is their own mother, wife or otherwise- is coming up this Sunday! If you want to take that special woman or women in your life out in style, look no further than Manhattan Digest to guide you on the best restaurants to go to. Ranging in locations from Manhattan to Jersey City, these places are going above and beyond to give everyone in your party, especially the mom’s out there, a really great time and something that will hopefully be quite memorable. Take a look at what these places have to offer.
Give mom an iconic NYC getaway at the Towers of the Waldorf Astoria New York with limited spring rates from $359. An extra touch, the Towers staff is accustomed to fulfilling lavish requests – like covering every inch of a suite with floral arrangements, floating water lilies in the tub and even positioning flowering vines down the walls. Then, let mom indulge in luxury pampering at the 19th floor Guerlain Spa with 20% off gift cards of $300 or more, as well as an individual rose take-home gift to all moms who visit. Finish the momcation with Sunday Brunch (arguable the country’s best!) in Peacock Alley, the gem of the hotel’s lobby.
Celebrate your mom on one of New York’s most sophisticated, all-glass, European inspired boat cruise, Bateaux New York with brunch or dinner cruises. Starting at $79.90 per adult and $47.95 per child, all moms will receive a complimentary mimosa or glass of champagne as they listen to live entertainment and spend time with their loved ones as they enjoy views of the Manhattan skyline. Those looking to celebrate during a dinner cruise (starting at $132.90) will enjoy menu items such as crispy zucchini cakes, stuffed pork roulade, miso glazed cod and many more, plus a delicious dessert menu with s’mores bread pudding, New York style cheesecake and mountain berry shortcake.
Spirit of New York and Spirit of New Jersey are offering endless options for brunch and dinner, providing an experience filled with dancing, great food and entertainment. The climate-controlled interior decks have panoramic windows for breathtaking views of Manhattan, spacious dance floors and full service bars. Menu items include roast salmon & tilapia, chicken parmesan meatball, baked ziti and more. Departing from Lincoln Harbor and Chelsea Piers, brunch cruises start at 61.90 per adult and $37.95 per child while dinner cruisers start at $94.90 per person. Purchase tickets here.
Guests can treat mom to decadence this Mother’s Day at Del Frisco’s Double Eagle Steak House New York. Be it the mouth-watering, prime cuts of steak, the 2,000+ bottle wine program led by four female sommeliers or the off-the-menu ‘secret items’ like the Del’s Delight or Thick Cut Bacon – moms will be wowed by the food and ambiance, and even more so by the friendly service. For reservations, visit OpenTable or call 212.575.5129
New Yorkers celebrating Mother’s Day can take advantage of New York Hilton Midtown’s grab-and-go market, Herb N’ Kitchen. Located five blocks from Central Park, packing a family picnic basket and heading to the park has never been easier. This month, Herb N’ Kitchen began serving Oprah’s favorite bagel, Bantam Bagels, which was invested in on season six of Shark Tank, as well as expanded upon its robust gluten-free menu with a gluten removed pilsner, Estrella Damm. Featuring locally-sourced dishes such as Pat LaFreida Burgers and Greenwich Village-based Murray’s Cheese Plate, New York Hilton Midtown gives locals a taste of the city without the hassle of a reservation.
Battello, a waterfront restaurant in the Newport section of Jersey City, is hosting a Jazz Buffet Brunch to celebrate mom on Mother’s Day this year. Celebrity chef, Ryan DePersio, invites guests to enjoy carving and buffet stations, a raw bar, a dessert and a choice of a Bloody Mary or Mimosa as well as a coffee or tea for just $49 per adult and $20 for children. During brunch, relax and listen to two live jazz bands, with one playing in the main dining area and the other in the lounge. To make sure every mom has the perfect experience, Battello will have three seatings, one at 11AM, 1PM and 3PM. For reservations please call: 201-798-1798
Fire & Oak, located in the Westin Jersey City in the Newport area of Jersey City, is honoring mothers everywhere with a celebratory Champagne Brunch on Sunday, May 10th from 11AM to 3PM. Toast mom with a complimentary glass of Champagne, or if you prefer, a Mimosa, Bellini or Bloody Mary. The special brunch menu includes dishes like Peppered Bacon Sausage and Country Style Home Fries, Bananas Foster French Toast, Hand Carved Prime NY Strip Steak and a Raw Bar featuring Shrimp, Clams and Blue Point Oysters. For reservations please call: 201-610-9610.
Corkbuzz’s Union Square location is celebrating Mother’s Day with a brunch buffet featuring an Egg Station, Cornflake Crusted French Toast, Smoked Salmon, and Grilled Cheese. A few of the restaurant’s regular brunch offerings such as the Lemon-Ricotta Pancakes (apple chutney) and Granola (nuts, yogurt, berries) will also be available. Aside from Corkbuzz’s signature Champagne Campaign of half-off bottles of all champagne, guests can enjoy a fully dressed Bloody Mary Bar.
Includes: Buffet, Bloody Mary Bar
Time: noon – 3:00pm
herbed peas and carrots
peppers, cheese, mushrooms, onions, tomatoes, ham, bacon, sausage, duck confit
rye roast, mustard cream
Cornflake Crusted French Toast
seasonal jam, whipped cream
caramelized onion and gruyere
Spring Greens Salad
nuts, yogurt, berries
Potato Hash, Oatmeal, Sausage, Bacon, Cheese & Charcuterie, Wheat/Brioche/White Toast
Fully Dressed Bloody Mary Bar
And, of course, #ChampagneCampaign– half off bottles of all Champagne!
Happy Mother’s Day Everyone!
With how cold the weather has gotten in New York City this Winter, many Manhattanites are spending their weekends inside cozying up and avoiding the impending doom of cold that will hit them upon leaving their apartment. However there are many that are willing to face the freezing weather and enjoy their time out with friends and loved ones, especially at a really good restaurant. One that I would highly recommend going to is Del Frisco’s Grille, located right in the heart of Rockefeller Center on 51st Street between 6th and 5th Avenue. This couldn’t be in a more savvy and convenient location for in and out of towners as it is by the theater district as well as being right next to the world famous Radio City Music Hall. I had heard about Del Frisco’s from many of my friends who came back with rave reviews about the beautiful location and food that was prepared, so last night I took a friend of mine to see what all the fuss was about.
Del Frisco’s itself is quite a beautiful sight to see. It is dimly lit which is perfect for this time of year and incredibly spacious unlike other restaurants near the area that seem to get claustrophobic and tight from the moment of arrival. The wait staff and management was incredibly friendly and took care of us very well throughout the night. Known for taking the classic bar and grill to new heights, Del Frisco’s Grille draws inspiration from bold flavors and market-fresh ingredients with shareable plates that encourage guests to “meet up, drink up.” Having that information handy made the selections for what we were eating that much easier for us, and the overall experience with food was pretty much perfect in my opinion.
For the food choices, should you ever be in the area and want to have a great culinary experience, might I suggest the following to you for a delicious meal that will leave you satisfied and happy upon your exit-
Cheesesteak Eggrolls with a Sweet & Spicy Chili Sauce & Honey Mustard (Pictured Above)- I was told over and over again last night that this was what people raved about when they went to Del Frisco’s and boy were they right. The taste of the eggroll itself was quite delicious however when you add the chili sauce and honey mustard it really elevates the flavor of the eggroll itself. Perfect way to start your meal off.
Lollipop Chicken Wings with an Avacado Ranch Dressing- These are served buffalo style and pack quite a flavor in such a small bite. The buffalo flavor was not too spicy and it paired very well with the avacado ranch dressing.
Jumbo Crabcake with Cajun Lobster Sauce- Was able to cut into the cake very easily and just like the chicken wings and eggrolls the sauce that came along with it really took the cake to a whole other level. The sauces in all three of these dishes were great compliments to the appetizers themselves.
Pepperoni & Sausage Flatbread & Roasted Tomato Flatbread- Not being the biggest fan of flatbreads I was a bit apprehensive, however the quality of the meat and the fresh mozzarella was spot on and really rounded out the starting dishes for me and my friend at Del Frisco’s.
Filet Mignon 8 OZ with Truffle Mac N Cheese- This is a dish that we both tried and really enjoyed. The charred aspect on it was a bit much to be honest, however the Filet was cooked to perfection (medium rare) and came with a really tasty Port-Foie Gras Butter. The Truffle Mac N Cheese had some great taste elements as well.
Nutella Bread Pudding- The name speaks for itself. Topped with Coffee Ice Cream and Caramel Sauce this dessert hits home for the season and the taste really explodes in your mouth when you pair all three of it together.
Overall I would rate this experience a 9 out of 10. I would highly recommend anyone stopping by and trying out the vast options that Del Frisco’s has. I had a great time and I am looking forward to my next visit.
For more information about Del Frisco’s, check out their official site.