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Water’s Edge: A Long Island Landmark Renewed on East River

The iconic New York City landmark Water’s Edge Restaurant, spans three decades and has recently reopened under the Singh Hospitality Group. Sited along the East River in Long Island City, the venue offers awe-inspiring views of New York’s impressive cityscape. The menu of culinary creations and refreshing twists on traditional fare reflect the eclectic American cuisine....

Mirso Lekic Relocates, Renames Renowned Il Valentino Restaurant

Mirso Lekic, owner of the well-known Upper East Side restaurant Il Valentino, is relocating to 59th St and First Avenue and renaming his establishment Il Valentino Osteria to mark the occasion. Executive Consulting Chef Erminio Conte, formerly the Executive Chef of Serafina, and Sous Chef Lauro Sucuz, formerly of Petaluma and Elios, are crafting a menu of Tuscan delicacies....

The Clam Bar, Where Catch of the Day Rules in Amagansett

The Clam Bar in Amagansett is a classic Hamptons seaside snack bar. The "catch of the day" is the order of the day. The restaurant strives to offer the freshest seafood on the South fork, served up with the ocean as a backdrop. Owner Dick Ehrlich, (who also owns The Seafood Barge on Long Island’s North Fork), has relied on the same fleet of local fishermen for more than 20 years....

Blue Sky Mediterranean Lounge: Europe in Sag Harbor

Blue Sky Mediterranean Lounge in Sag Harbor will open in May at the former site of Spinnakers. Executive Chef and Managing Partner Giuseppe “Beppe” Desiderio teams up with owner Jerry Wawryk to serve reasonably priced Mediterranean cuisine. The light and airy restaurant features French windows, bright-whitewashed walls with blue accents and banquettes, skylights, an indoor patio and rotating art exhibits....

The Beacon Offers the ‘Best of Summer Dining’ in Sag Harbor

As the sun sets over Sag Harbor Cove on summer nights, The Beacon in Sag Harbor has a ‘spectacular’ view according to the Zagat Survey. Watching the boats glide by from tables on The Beacon’s second-story deck sets the stage for a perfect sunset dining experience. But Joanne Starkey of The New York Times doesn't call The Beacon “the best of summer dining” just because of its view. ...

Sebastian Junger’s The Half King: Bar Fare That’s a Cut Above

One of the best things about New York is the wide variety of restaurants and bars in practically every neighborhood. But the restaurant business is notoriously tough, and if you don’t deliver on quality food at good prices, you won’t stay open long. One place that has the formula down is the Half King Bar & Restaurant in Manhattan. It offers bar fare that easily matches the quality of entrees found in higher end restaurants, but at reasonable prices....

Chris Miller, NYC’s ‘Steak Whisperer,’ Opens Steakhouse in Sutton Place

Chris Miller, New York’s “steak whisperer” and long-time executive chef at Bobby Van’s, has opened Four Cuts Steakhouse in Manhattan. He brings more than 20 years of culinary experience to the table. Miller was Bobby Van’s Executive Chef for 13 years, capping a career that included stints at Mortimer’s, Bryant Park Grill, and Ben Benson’s Steakhouse....