The New York City is officially called the “Big Apple”. The origin dates back to the time when the winners at race courses were rewarded handsomely and the rewards were called the “Big Apple”. Gradually the city came to be known by this name. It offers its tourists great rewards by way of the numerous choices in cuisine and restaurants. The city has about 18000 food joints to cater to people from all classes of the society. You name something and it is there, whether it be Mexican, Italian, Mediterranean, Portuguese, Chinese or whatever.
The most famous restaurants for food lovers include:
Locanda Verde: This is owned by the most famous Hollywood actor Rober di Niro and offers the best in anything and everything in Italian food. It is situated on the North Moore Street.
La Rivage offers the ambience of a French romance and is run by the Denamiel family which has been in the business for over 25 years and caters to the traditional taste of the people. To top it all, the choice in the menu is wide and the prices are affordable. It is located near the theatres on the “restaurant row” on the 46th Street in New York City.
Dan Tempura, the Japanese Restaurant, as it name goes, serves the Tempura and Japanese Sushi and is situated in between the Manhattan West side and Lincoln Square.
Aldea, is the Portuguese restaurant managed by George Menders and is located at 31W, 17th Street, between the Fifth and Sixth Avenues. It is small but that is no constraint for its food buffs as they frequent this place for the exquisite food.
Joseph Leonard by Gabriel Stulman offers the best pork shank with a salad of baby argula. It is situated at Grove Street and remains a favorite with food lovers who love it both for its food and affordable prices.
The Malalino is another Italian joint located in the Gramercy Park Hotel on Lexington Avenue and makes its customers nostalgic about Rome with its exquisite food and excellent service.
Some other restaurants at Times Square, New York are Le Bernardin, Carmine’s Restaurant, Sardi’s Restaurant, John’s Pizzeria, Nobu Restaurant, Rainbow Room, Land Marc, Per Se Restaurant, Carnegie Delicatessen & Restaurant and 21 Club. And not to forget the Marea, Umi Nom and Chanterelle that are famous for its mouth watering delicacies.