March 21, 2017
It had been over three years since I had been to Kajitsu to enjoy its traditional Shojin vegetable cuisine originating in Zen Buddhism. Linda and I went on March 3, 2017, with Tom and Kathy to celebrate his birthday.
March 14, 2017
We had not been to Asiate for nine years when Linda and I returned for dinner on March 2, 2017. It is on the 35th floor of the Mandarin Oriental Hotel at Columbus Circle. We were seated in the raised center of the dining room where we enjoyed the view of mid-town Manhattan over the lower tables.
March 7, 2017
In the 2017 New York Zagat Guide Le Bernardin is rated “Top for Food” for the eighth year in a row. It is also rated top for service and “Most Popular.” The restaurant has held three Michelin stars since the first edition of the New York City guide (2006). Linda and I joined Darius there for dinner on February 23, 2017.
February 28, 2017
Union Square Cafe, opened in 1985, was Danny Meyer’s original restaurant, but its rent on 16th Street became oppressive and so he closed it in December 2015, re-opening it a year later on 19th Street. Karyn and Blair joined Linda and me for dinner there on February 7, 2017.
February 21, 2017
Our last meal at The Modern, four years ago, disappointed us for its pretentious over-complexity. The chef then was Gabriel Kreuther, who has since opened his own restaurant, which we enjoy very much. Abram Bissell has been the chef of The Modern since March 2014. We thought we should try again since The Modern holds two Michelin stars, and three New York Times stars. Linda and I went for dinner on January 31, 2017.
December 13, 2016
On November 25, 2016, Blair and I returned to Gabriel Kreuther for lunch. We had a nice, front-corner table with a view across the dining room into the kitchen.