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Village Prime, Creative, Yet Not Pretentious Steak & Seafood

Village Prime has opened its doors on Bleecker St. n Manhattan’s trendy Greenwich Village on a bet that downtown hipsters and tourists alike will find it’s “creative yet non-pretentious” steak and seafood menu a welcome alternative. The menu is the work of executive chef Rory O’Farrell. He’s a familiar figure to those who follow the New York restaurant scene....

Union Cantina Turns Mexican Cuisine Into a High Art in Southampton Village

Ian Duke and David Hilty, two well-known Hamptonians who own the Southampton Social Club, are the moving force behind Union Cantina, a restaurant that takes Mexican cuisine to the next level. And did we mention, a cocktail menu with more than 100 kinds of tequila? Executive Chef Scott Kampf, who’s been featured on the Food Network’s “Iron Chefs of America,” oversees Union Cantina’s kitchen. He’s well known to local patrons. He also heads the Social Club’s kitchen....

Mike Mammoliti’s SoHo Restaurant, Mamo, Is All About French Provençal

Celebrities aren’t necessarily a good judge of fine restaurants, but when patrons include Rihanna, Gigi Hadid, Beyonce and Jay Z, SoHo restauranteur Mike “Mamo” Mammoliti must be doing something right. Michelin-starred Executive Chef Massimo Sola probably has a lot to do with it as well. Mammoliti’s Italian/French restaurant, Mamo, captures the look, feel and Provençal flavors of its Antibes, France, namesake restaurant, Mamo Le Michelangelo....

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....

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....

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.”...