Came here in between tennis sessions at Lincoln Park. The broth in the Pho might be the best I've ever tasted, but I think there is less stuff in it than what you get at New Thanh Hoai, another Vietnamese place in Jersey City. We also got an order of beef cubes. Wow delish! I found each individual cube to be smaller than from other restaurants, so the marinade really gets embedded into the meat. The citrus dressing/dip that came with this is really superb as well. A bright, sunny kick to mix with the salad/cucubmers or to pour over the rice as well.
Met a friend for happy hour here. I was surprised by the interior - the wooden communal tables is definitely not something you generally see in the HK area. It added a sort of pleasant charm to the restaurant and makes it look very inviting.
With a name like "Anejo" what else to try mezcal and tequila of course. I had an el diablo and a few mezcal margaritas. They were delicious and the bartender was able to entertain while he was making the drinks as well.
We had a few bites of food (ceviche, a few tacos, grilled octupus) - there was nothing exceptional about the food, but it got the job done.
Come for a few drinks - go elsewhere for dinner.
After trying to get a last minute table at Del Frisco's Double Eagle Steakhouse with no luck, a friend and I decided to try the Grille. Luckily we were able to be seated immediately. We ordered two steaks and 2 sides and dessert. The steaks were delicious. The outside had that awesome sear on it and they were seasoned so beautifully with the salt. Both steaks were cooked a very convincing medium-rare as requested as well. The parmesan fries are awesome! The brussel sprout side was meh. They were shaved and not as crispy as I would have liked.
Their wine list is massive. We opted for a lower-priced bottle from the Sommelier selection towards the front of the wine book and we had no complaints on that.
Dessert was good too. It was a cheesecake / creme brulee concoction with a graham cracker crust. The waiter was kind enough to bring out a sea salt caramel ice cream scoop as well. Yum.
Overall a really good meal. Definitely a great option vs. Double Eagle and it saved us a few bucks too. =)
It might be the "best chinesefood in the west village" but - don't let that fool you. This isn't particularly *good* chinese food. It's not even *good* American-style chinese food. It's edible. It's fast. It didn't make anyone sick. Food was served prompt and hot. That's about all the good I can say.
We ordered a few things for the table
Dan-Dan noodles - a little more soy-saucy and less peanuty than others I've had
scallion pancake - crispy and very thin
soup dumplings - a little bland, and barely any soup in the dumps.
Entrees - family style
kung pao chicken
pork lo mein
salt and pepper squid
garlic pork green beans
beef with broccoli
Again - everything was edible. There were hints of good - salt & pepper squid / green beans come to mind. Everything else was just okay. -- Even the wine (pinot noir / malbec) was just okay. Nothing was mind blowing.
If you order a lot and pay in cash, you may just get 1 entree for free. That's what our waiter was trying to get us to do, but for this party, credit just was easier. You get fortune cookies at the end too.
I remember my first time having sundubu. It was actually at BCD before it moved down the street. I was like "tofu-stew? what?... "eww" but I ordered it anways. Thank goodness I did. I've been hooked ever since. Especially when it's cold out - it's definitely something I crave to keep me warm and comforted.
Anyways... I can always count on BCD for a great meal. It never takes too long. The sundobu is awesome. Definitely crack the egg. It makes it thicker and creamier. Protein!
I love coming here after the airport - they have the awesome luggage locks at the front of the restaurant so your table won't be too crowded with your bags.
However, I think the best time is to come after 10:30pm because that's when their late night menu starts and you get a dish (like ribeye) and a sundubu for a discounted price. I myself have never finished an entire late night combination, so I always have leftovers for the next day! -- Bonus points if you're coming from the airport AND it's after 10:30pm.
And it's open all night - so it's a good go to place after a night of drinking as well. Definitely helps filling your belly before heading home.
Brunch is not AYCD. You get either a large mason jar (bloody mary, mimosa, or screw driver) or a bottle of cheap champagne with your meal purchase which is $39. Each additional mason jar or bottle is $20. They also have other bottle service options if you want to be classy like that. For us the regular offerings were suitable.
Be forewarned: They have chicken and waffles on the brunch menu. This is not chicken and waffles that you dream about. It's like 3 puny fried chicken tenders on top of a belgian waffle. The waffle is good, the chicken is meh. You're better off ordering the steak and eggs. You get a small side of scrambled eggs, some spinach, and a frittatta. It's a heartier option. The french toast, pancakes, and pasta dishes all looked decent too.
As other people said, don't come for the food. Come to have a party brunch! The back room gets rowdy and they darken the lights after the meals. Shot girls and samba dancers make their way around also. The DJ? (or playlist - I don't remember seeing a DJ) is on point. Such a great mix of music! Everyone gets on their feet and dances the DAY away. Yes, it was still bright out when we exited the establishment - bring sunglasses they help you blend in.
Bathroom is downstairs, so don't wear heels unless you are good at walking the stairs. They get slippery so be careful. There are several single person rooms and a huge vanity in the middle of the room with 6 sinks. There is a bathroom attendant as well, so make sure you tip him. He makes sure the bathrooms are clean for your using.
where else can you get a pre-fixe "meal" consisting of drinks?
The presentations of the beverages are works of art! The mixologists really know what they're doing here.
Ambiance is upscale and classy, so make sure you don't walk in looking like a scrub.
Zack's is a great restaurant in Hoboken that I like to bring friends to. It's decently priced and I know people will enjoy their meals. Caters to a late 20s/early 30s crowd, but I liked this place fpr food long before i hit late my late 20s . The house wine choices are pretty tasty too.
This weekend they had a snapper special that I almost didn't order because snapper isn't always my thing... But I am so glad I got to taste that impeccable dish. I was intrigued by the description - it had chunky tomato basil sauce and fresh corn along with zucchini. I thought it would be a nice summer-time fish dish. And yes it was! The snapper was nicely cooked and had a sear on the outside, but not a HARD sear. The sweetness of the corn and the acidity of the tomatoes worked very well with the sturdiness of the snapper. I could not stop raving about my dish and liked it so much I didn't let my hubs try it. Better luck next time hubs.
Other notables from previous experiences: Stuffed chicken is a really nice dish. It's not your typical diner or sweet 16 stuffed chicken. It's grown-up and more refined here. The Willow steak sandwich is really delicious as well.04/06/2015 It sounds like you've been coming by to see us for quite a while, Christine, and we can't thank you… En savoir plus
Every time I come to this restaurant I have a better experience than the last. Can't stop. Won't stop.
The food here is mainly excellent. The specials are always on point too. Come hungry. Bring friends. Bring wine. Nothing can go wrong....
One caveat: I love a good rib-eye, but I do have to say Anthony David's rib eye is not the best you can ever get, so try to opt for something else. As other posters have commented, it is a thinner cut of steak than you'd expect which means the marbling just isn't there.
Otherwise everything else is awesome! Brunch is solid and they offer juices to pair with your champagne. Duck is always fabulous and cooked very well . The cherry demi is a perfect compliment to the duck meat too. Lamb chops when they are offered are soft and succulent and are not gamey at all. The pecorino potatoes are amazing - perfectly crisp on the outside (kind of French fry like) with lots of flavor. Ice box cake is always a welcome addition to the end of any meal. Sometimes too welcome that I come just to get ice box cake for take out.
Midtown manhattan is not really known for exciting nightlife or cocktails, so I wasn't expecting to find anything special on a night out with friends. But then we stumbled upon this rare gem in midtown. We all had a fantastic time
The cocktail list is strong enough to battle any of the cocktail bars or speakeasies in other parts of Manhattan. The beer selection is filled with a wide-range.
My personal favorite was the drop kick mule. There was a distinct ginger flavor in this drink, which is refreshing since some other drinks made with ginger beer look to mask the ginger flavor instead of enhance it. It was presented in a copper mug with berries.
Another plus was the bartender willingly refilled a drink after I clumsily spilled it all over me. :-( party fail. bartender win.
However, there was 1 other bartender this night that seemed oblivious to what was going on around him. I had been standing in his area for a good number of minutes, with no acknowledgement and the other bartender bailed him out and helped me. The bar was not crowded. This shouldn't have happened. -1 star for this fellow.