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ANTIQUE BAR & BAKERY // HOBOKEN

A Rockin’ Spin on Classic Dishes Rolled in Nostalgia

Antique Bakery in Hoboken was Frank Sinatra’s go-to shop for freshly baked bread—an Italian twist on the French baguette, better known to regulars as the cherished Hoboken sticks. Today, the nearly century-old haunt functions as Antique Bar & Bakery {122 Willow Avenue, Hoboken; 201.683.7029; antiquebarbakery.com}, a full-service restaurant and bar beaming with vintage nostalgia. “This was Sinatra’s favorite place to ... Read More »

INTRODUCING THE CHICKOLOGIST

Bubbly Mixologist Pours All Into Inventive Concoctions

Rachael Robbins, the bubbly mixologist better known in the beverage industry and on Instagram as the “Chickologist,” pours all her passion into shaking up inventive concoctions to the delight of thirsty patrons. In the first edition of our new column, The Chickologist, learn how this aspiring actress was enticed by the effervescent, fast-paced world of mixology and the secret behind ... Read More »

SERENDIPITY 3 // ACROSS THE RIVER

An Iconic Manhattan Eatery Where Whimsy Meets Carefree Dining

On a quiet street tucked between Second and Third Avenues – not far from the joyous tranquility of Central Park – stands Serendipity 3 {225 E 60th Street, New York, N.Y.; 212.838.3531; serendipity3.com}. The legendary New York City staple is recognizable to New Yorkers and tourists alike by its signature black-and-white façade. It’s a cherished spot where Andy Warhol noshed ... Read More »

VENTANAS AT THE MODERN // COVER STORY

Where Exquisite Dining Meets Ambitious Cuisine

DiningOut sat down with James Beard Award-Winning Chef David Burke and Son Cubano Owner Alexander Duran to discuss how their culinary superpowers opened Fort Lee’s stunning nightlife destination   When two powerful, creative forces come together, there’s bound to be some friction, some fireworks and, when the chemistry is right, some magic. So it is with Ventanas {200 Park Avenue, Fort ... Read More »

THE ANTHONY BOURDAIN FOOD TRAIL

One year after the untimely death of the famed chef and television personality, 10 area restaurants came together to launch the Anthony Bourdain Food Trail—a culinary experience taking diners across Bourdain’s homeland of New Jersey, a place the chef himself called “a cultural petri dish for greatness.” Anthony Bourdain—esteemed celebrity chef, New York Times best-selling author, and food connoisseur—used his ... Read More »

HUNT & FISH CLUB NYC // ACROSS THE RIVER

Old World Opulence and Collegial Spirit Complement Quality Cuisine Stepping into Hunt & Fish Club NYC {125 West 44th Street, New York City; 212.575.4949; hfcnyc.com} is like being transported to a bygone era, reminding us that going out to dinner can be a special occasion with superb hospitality and that a certain level of glitz and glamour can be found ... Read More »

VENTANAS AT THE MODERN

Before or after the show, experience the imaginative cuisine and seductive magnificence of Fort Lee’s new hotspot With its posh structure, alluring moniker, and tantalizing cuisine, it comes as no surprise that the magnificent and seductive Ventanas at The Modern {200 Park Avenue, Fort Lee; 201.583.4777; ventanasatthemodern.com} has quickly become a nightlife destination and hub for power lunches in Fort ... Read More »

COVER STORY – KUBA RESTAURANT

On the busy thoroughfare of Hudson Terrace in Fort Lee, a proud mother-daughter-team have brought the wholesome, piquant flavors of Cuba to the area by way of their new, aptly-named eatery, Kuba Restaurant {2139 Hudson Terrace, Fort Lee; 201.585.1601; kubarestaurant.com}. Owner Jillian Cartagena calls the name of the restaurant “a fun twist” on the beloved northern Caribbean country of Cuba, ... Read More »

ZAUO PROMISES DINERS ‘Off the Hook’ FOOD EXPERIENCE

First US location of Japanese restaurant allows guests to fish for their dinner New York City may not be the first place that springs to mind for those looking to cast a line and reel in a catch. But true to form, Manhattan once again proves itself as the city that has it all, with Zauo {152 West 24th Street, ... Read More »

IN THE MIX – ANNABELLA’S HOUSE OF MOZZARELLA

This melt-in-your-mouth Italian restaurant and deli is a hidden gem within The Meadowlands East Rutherford may be known as home to The Meadowlands where NFL teams have squared off for the Super Bowl and some of music’s megastars have entertained. But tucked away in the borough off Route 17 South is a hidden gem where homemade Italian comfort food takes ... Read More »

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