Dale DeGroff earned the nickname “King of Cocktails” mixing fancy drinks at the illustrious Rainbow Room during its heyday back in the 1980s. “It was an amazing place,” Mr. DeGroff said. “We had a great, great bar. We also had a wonderful cabaret—Rosemary Clooney, Tony Bennett.”
He’s excited to see that history Read More
When I heard that March was undergoing a $2 million renovation, I wondered what to expect. Was this small, conservative townhouse restaurant on the Upper East Side about to bring itself snappily up-to-date with the latest trends? Out with the Persian carpets, the Art Deco banquettes and Chinese needlepoint, in with the poured-concrete floors, the Read More
“We have a special pizza tonight,” said our waitress.
The two 11-year-olds at the table brightened.
“Foie gras with mashed potato and truffled pecorino cheese.”
Their faces fell. For a moment, I thought she was joking.
“Could I have the smoked salmon pizza?” asked one of the boys, who had been flipping Read More
For years, the large red-brick building that was boarded up on the corner of Prince Street was a disturbing presence in the neighborhood. Now, it’s a thriving hotel with the coolest new restaurant to open since Balthazar. Even if you’re not wearing black there, the place makes you look as though you are. Mercer Kitchen Read More