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Junoon: Indian Cusine Fit for Raja in Manhattan’s Flatiron District

Junoon likes to bill itself as a restaurant with “French service, in the family, ­Indian style.” At least that’s how one waiter described it when a local critic recently visited the new outlet in the Flatiron district of Manhattan. The city doesn’t lack for Indian eateries, but Junoon aims for the upscale. The owners obviously pay attention to detail and it shows in the decor. It’s not your typical buffet-style Indian restaurant....

Nick & Toni’s: Simply a Superstar in East Hampton For Mediterranean Fare

Nick & Toni’s in East Hampton is widely recognized as the most sought-after seat in the Hamptons, and each year brings fresh praise. Gael Greene of New York magazine wrote: “I’ve practically leased a table at the East Hampton Nick & Toni’s. The crew meshes as if they’ve been doing this forever – as some of them have. Am I imagining it? The food is better than ever.”...

Miranda: Williamsburg Gem Blends Italian, South American Cuisine

Sasha Miranda and husband Mauricio Miranda thought they’d found the ideal location for “Miranda,” the Williamsburg, Brooklyn restaurant they opened in 2007. The building was once home to a pre-prohibition saloon and a popular neighborhood bakery. With such history, they knew the location offered unique ties to the community. They’ve strived to maintain the integrity of the 125-year-old building in keeping with the surrounding neighborhood ever since....

Stonewalls: Continental Fare Served With Golf in Riverhead

Stonewalls Restaurant is located at The Woods at Cherry Creek Golf Course, which sprawls across 140 acres. Owners Vincent Sasso and Charles Jurgens also own and operate the course and nearby The Links at Cherry Creek. Executive chef Guy Peuch, formerly of The Water Club in Manhattan and The Inn on the Harbor in Cold Spring Harbor, is an industry veteran with more than 40 years of Continental and European experience....

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....