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February 16, 2018 at 2:00 pm
post by Emily Wilson

Image Courtesy of Studio at Freehand.

2018 is beginning to heat up. Restaurateur Gabriel Stulman’s three-tiered project in Flatiron’s new Freehand Hotel is ready for visitors, Michelin-starred chef Jeremiah Langhorne is posted up at Chefs Club through March, and Soogil Kim is back on the map — this time running his own show. Read up and get out there: the New York Hit List awaits.

1/Simon & The Whale, Studio, and George Washington Bar
2/The Dabney at Chefs Club
5/MeMe’s Diner
6/General Deb’s


10/The NoMad Bar

1/ Simon & The Whale, Studio, and George Washington Bar
Because Gabriel Stulman has not one but three hotly anticipated restaurants inside Gramercy’s new Freehand hotel. Simon & The Whale is a traditional restaurant with an eclectic, seafood-heavy menu; Studio is a Moroccan-inspired all-day spot with exceptional pastries; and George Washington Bar is a handsome locale with classic cocktails.// Gramercy. Book now at Simon & The Whale and Studio. (George Washington Bar accepts walk-ins only).

2/ The Dabney at Chefs Club
Because chef Jeremiah Langhorne, of Michelin-starred D.C. restaurant The Dabney, has taken up residency here through March. Signature dishes include fried chicken sandwiched between house-made sweet potato Parker House rolls; and seasonal, hearth-cooked fare. Seats are coveted but attainable, thanks to Chefs Club’s spacious dining room.  // Nolita. Book now on Resy.

3/ Soogil
Because Soogil Kim earned this restaurant. After seven years at Daniel and four years at Hanjan, you could say he knows a bit about French and Korean cuisines. Here, he’s fusing the two. // East Village. Book now on Resy.

4/ Miznon
Because Miznon is one of the world’s best fast-casual success stories; and after expanding to Paris, Vienna, and Melbourne (via Tel Aviv), it has landed in New York’s own Chelsea Market. There’s a lot to enjoy: opt for at least one (ideally a few) of the pita sandwiches and chef Eyal Shani’s signature whole roasted head of baby cauliflower. // Chelsea. (646) 490-5871.

5/ MeMe Diner
Because everyone is talking about this lively comfort food restaurant in Prospect Heights, including food critic Hannah Goldfield, who, in her first standalone review for New Yorker, deems it a “delicious, delightful place to be.” // Prospect Heights. (718) 636-2900.

6/ General Debs
Because Kevin Adey, the skilled pasta-maker behind Michelin-starred Italian mainstay, Faro, is now cooking — plot twist! — Sichuan noodles. The restaurant, which is lovingly named after Adey’s wife and restaurant partner, Debbie, brings traditional dan dan mian and mapo tofu to Bushwick. // Bushwick. Walk-ins only.

7/ Annicka
Because with its delightful atmosphere and concentration on farm-grown fare, Annicka is a welcome addition to Greenpoint. The restaurant aims to foster a healthy, nurturing culture and offer something for everyone (vegans and meat-lovers alike). Plus, as part of a statewide initiative — called Farm Brewery license — to cultivate local craft breweries, Annicka serves only New York-made beverages. // Greenpoint. Book now on Resy.

8/ King
Because this light-filled corner gem now offers lunch. With its elegant, countryside aesthetic and deliciously simple ever-changing menu, King is the ideal place to spend a midday meeting — over bowls of pasta, chicken paillard, and Valrohna chocolate-and-cream dessert, of course. // West Village. Book now on Resy.

9/ Otway
Because Otway is an inventive Clinton Hill beacon that boasts an excellent wine list and enticing specials. The weekday happy hour (Monday-Thursday) aptly called “le binge” features $8 glasses of wine, $5 pints of beer, and a $15 snack tasting (think oysters, onion rings, and caviar tarts). On weekends, enjoy a European-style lunch — cheese and sweets cart included. // Clinton Hill. Book now on Resy.

10/ The NoMad Bar
Because there are six more weeks of winter, according to the groundhog, and Daniel Humm’s Sunday night cheese fondue soothes the cold-weather blues. A multi-course menu inspired by the chef’s Swiss roots (accompanied by charcuterie, marble potatoes, and tarte tatin) is served once a week through the end of the month. // NoMad. Book now on Resy.

Resy is a reservations platform for the best restaurants. This list is our regular update on where to eat in New York City. To get it via email, download and register for Resy today.

New on Resy: San Francisco & Napa

February 14, 2018 at 4:22 pm
post by Emily Wilson

From a Spanish tapas mainstay to a refined supper club, and a farm-to-table gem in Healdsburg, these restaurants are New on Resy in the Bay Area, so get in on the fun and grab a seat.

Image Courtesy of Bird Dog.

BarVale is a Spanish tapas bar in the heart of NoPa serving up unpretentious cocktails, wine, sherry, and cider alongside shared plates and paella from executive chef Patricio Duffoo. Here, authenticity is taken seriously; just as in Spain, pintxos are served at the bar only.
Book now at barvale.

Yet another tapas-oriented joint, Bask focuses on traditional Basque Country fare in various forms — cold, warm, fried, sautéed. The cozy, Spanish-style atmosphere (and rich wine list!) makes enjoying dishes like grilled octopus and stuffed peppers all the better.
Book now at Bask.

Bird Dog
Influenced by Northern California, Japan, and other bastions of fine ingredients, Bird Dog is helmed by chef Robbie Wilson, who is crafting dishes like wood-grilled avocado with ponzu and fresh wasabi and fried chicken thigh with green curry, egg yolk, and smoked oyster emulsion. Chef Wilson’s focus is on creating inventive and inspired hyper-seasonal fare; a welcome addition to Palo Alto.
Book now at Bird Dog.

CDP is an intimate and modern cocktail lounge, attached to two-Michelin-star restaurant Commis, that celebrates a diverse array of spirits distilled from fruit (read: brandy), housing an extensive collection of single vintage Armagnac and Calvados as well as non-vintage blends of pisco, grappa, kirsch and eau de vie. Not only are the drinks masterful (note, also, that the menu features an impressive selection of sparking wines), but you can eat here, too. Enjoy a five-course prix fixe menu of contemporary California cuisine, alongside caviar service and some dishes from Commis.
Book now at CDP.

Located in Healdsburg, Chalkboard honors the best ingredients the region has to offer. Executive chef Shane McAnelly’s menu of small plates is inspired by produce from a dedicated four-acre garden, and paired with local wine flights and inventive cocktails. The daily-changing menu sources ingredients from local purveyors and farmers, ensuring peak delectability: from crudos to just-picked salads, handmade pastas, and roasted or grilled meats and seafood.
Book now at Chalkboard.

Hitachino Beer & Wagyu
Well-known for its delicious beers, brewed in Konosu, Japan, this branch of Hitachino (Beer & Wagyu) is the first iteration of Kiuchi Brewery’s set of tap houses. With menu offerings ranging from omakase to fine cuts of Wagyu beef, and an interior lined with tabletops made from cherry blossom barrels used for aging sake, a meal here feels like a trip to Japan.
Book now at Hitachino Beer & Wagyu.

ottimo is chef Michael Chiarello’s ultimate Italian marketplace, with pizza “fritta” crisped in olive oil and finished in the brick oven, house-made mozzarella, an espresso and dolci café, craft beer and wine, and a tasting bar featuring family recipes central to Chiarello’s rustic Italian cooking. The spacious interior offers ample bar seating, plus a full outdoor patio, making this standby a Napa Valley haven.
Book now at ottimo.

The Brass Rabbit
A modern supper club, if you will, The Brass Rabbit serves dishes that pay tribute to American culinary classics (think grilled Gulf shrimp with cocktail sauce, Dungeness crab Louie, and rabbit pot pie). The centerpiece of the kitchen is a wood-burning Grillworks grill (complete with a rotisserie and plancha) — an indication that they take their craft seriously.
Book now at The Brass Rabbit.

February 13, 2018 at 12:23 pm
post by Olee Fowler

Image Courtesy of Palmar.

While February means blustery, winter temperatures for most of the country, it’s 70 degrees and sunny in South Florida. Thanks to some star-studded new openings, there’s more cause for envy in Miami than just the weather – it’s a bona fide dining hub. From James Beard Award-winning chefs to a selection of new food halls, newcomers and greatest hits comprise this month’s Hit List. Grab a seat.

2/Casa Tua Cucina
3/Amara at Parasio
6/Charcoal Garden Bar + Grill
7/Amelia’s 1931
8/Beaker & Gray
10/Ofa Restaurant

Because Chinese food finally gets an upgrade – complete with tropical Miami vibes. Jasmine smoked ribs, flat noodles tossed with braised rabbit, and roasted pork buns are among the highlights. Pro-tip: save room for dessert; the banana dulce de leche spring rolls are not to be missed. // Wynwood. Book now on Resy.

2/Casa Tua Cucina
Because ultra-swanky Casa Tua has gone big time, with a massive new outpost. The eatery features ten different concepts in one mega space, serving made-to-order pastas, Neapolitan pies, creamy gelato, and everything in between. Mamma mia! // Brickell. Walk-ins only.

3/Amara at Paraiso
Because it’s about time Michael Schwartz gave Miami some waterfront eats. His new two-story, Biscayne Bay stunner boasts Schwartz’s signature farm-to-table bites, Bayfront views, and some of the best al fresco dining in the city. // Edgewater. (305) 702–5528.

Because Miami’s food hall mania has begun and 1-800-LUCKY is first on the scene. This Asian-themed hall boasts dumplings galore, bánh mìs (nestled in Sullivan Street bread), and the pièce de résistance: Instagram-worthy, fish-shaped ice cream cones filled with colorful soft serve. // Wynwood. Walk-ins only.

Because this hip seafood newcomer is reason enough for a jaunt to South Miami. Homestyle, feel-good eats like shrimp ‘po boys, crab-and-chorizo bucatini, and on-tap Moscow Mules make this spot a no-brainer. // South Miami. Walk-ins only.

6/Charcoal Garden Bar + Grill
Because ‘tis the season for outdoor dining, and Charcoal has the best patio in town. Ideal for a laid-back evening with friends or a romantic dinner a deux, start with the house-made charcuterie board before moving to the Robata-grilled whole fish, and, for dessert, coconut cake. // Wynwood. Book now on Resy.

7/Amelia’s 1931
Because cozy Cuban diner food is just what the doctor ordered in the these cool “winter” months. From the masterminds behind Finka Table & Tap — and with plates like alligator fried rice, Korean style fritas, and arroz con pollo fritters — this is definitely not abuela’s Cuban cuisine. // West Kendall. Walk-ins only.

8/Beaker & Gray
Because no matter the hour, Beaker & Gray has you covered. This perpetual Wynwood hotspot offers every meal of the day from lunch to late-night, alongside creative mixed drinks. Opt for a signature concoction, like “Rose-Colored Glasses” or a Sunday morning cartoon-themed “Teenage Mutant Ginger Turtle”— and enjoy. // Wynwood. Book now on Resy.

Because Alter’s bar is stepping up its game in a serious way. While the restaurant has received nearly every culinary accolade, the adjacent Bar Alter is making a name for itself, too. With its inventive cocktails, casual eats (with an elevated twist), and daily happy hour, it’s a delightful, can’t-miss offshoot. // Wynwood. Book now on Resy.

10/Ofa Restaurant
Because now it’s easier than ever to enjoy a taste of Brazil — without the flight. Spring for traditional dishes (think farofas filled with bananas, cheese bread) and plenty of caipirinhas. // South Beach. Book now on Resy.

Resy is a reservations platform for the best restaurants. This list is our regular update on where to eat in Miami. To get it via email, 
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February 12, 2018 at 2:38 pm
post by Vanessa Wolf

Image Courtesy of Chez Nous.

With a bevy of new restaurants, such as a trendy health-focused venue, intimate French bistro, and even a funky eatery featuring a fusion of Southern, South American and Southeast Asian cuisine, The Resy Hit List includes several excellent options for celebrating over an amorous dinner – February 14th aside.  Grab a seat.

1/Basic Kitchen
2/Chez Nous
3/Circa 1886
4/82 Queen
6/Lewis Barbecue
7/Leyla Fine Lebanese Cuisine
8/The Ordinary
9/Sorghum & Salt

1/Basic Kitchen
Because this bright, sunny venue — tucked around the corner from bustling King Street — delivers thoughtful, clean eats all day long. Breakfast features traditional offerings like omelets and waffles, as well as healthy options such as chia overnight oats and smoothies. Lunch and dinner focus on fresh, mindful cuisine, including vegan and gluten-free options like cauliflower “wings” and vegetable curry. The more carnivorous-minded can add additional protein like miso-glazed salmon or a local egg. // King Street. Book now on Resy.

 2/Chez Nous
Because this intimate neighborhood French cafe is never the same twice. Set in a restored Antebellum-era row home, the space is as romantic as it is nostalgic. Chef Jill Mathias handwrites the daily menu, which features a continuously rotating choice of two appetizers, two entrees and two desserts, plus an elevated wine list. Expect French, Spanish and Italian-influenced dishes like a mushroom salad with herbs and hazelnuts or poulet bourguignon, made with braised chicken. // Cannonborough. Book now on Resy.

3/Circa 1886
Because this unabashedly romantic restaurant offers a refined seasonal menu focused on local ingredients, plus an extensive wine list. Set in a building adjoining the beautiful, historic Wentworth Mansion, Chef Marc Collins’ inspired offerings have included such delights as La Belle Farms Foie Gras with a dark rum cake and raisin chutney, as well chicken fried salmon paired with sour cream grits. // Harleston Village. (843) 853-7828.

4/82 Queen
Because this charming eatery serves elevated comfort food in a historic home dating back to 1688. Enjoy a creative craft cocktail in the swanky bar or savor a warm evening outside on the idyllic covered courtyard. The perfect place for a leisurely brunch, the simple and straightforward  menu features southern favorites like she crab soup, queen street chicken bog or a Lowcountry boil with shrimp and andouille sausage. // French Quarter. Book now on Resy.

Because this striking venue serves superlative cuisine in a former church. There are exposed beams and stain glass windows – not to mention the entire text of The Art of War hand-painted on the ceiling – but don’t let the theater of the ambiance distract you from the other half of the show: The food. Stand-out menu items include the fried chicken BLT, the 5Church lamb burger and the sea scallops. The creative collection of cocktails with clever Biblically-themed names keep things buzzing. // Ansonborough. (843) 937-8666.

6/Lewis BBQ
Because who would think you can get authentic Texas-style barbecue in the middle of the Lowcountry? It’s the real deal. Pitmaster John Lewis came to the Holy City via Austin, Texas, so you know the brisket is world class. Turns out the pulled pork — made in custom smokers and crafted by the chef himself — is every bit as solid, as the “hot guts” (sausage) and tender smoked turkey. Get there early on Saturdays to try the gargantuan, delectable beef ribs before they sell out. // NoMo. Walk-ins only.

7/Leyla Lebanese Cuisine
Because an ethnic iconoclast amongst neighboring King Street restaurants, Leyla’s focus is on upscale preparations of traditional Lebanese dishes. The menu is vast, with hot and cold mezza ranging from hummos or labneh – strained yogurt with mint and olive oil – to falafel and kibbeh, a type of savory meatball. Along with the ample samplers, don’t miss the acclaimed samkeh harra, a broiled whole sea bass made with a medley of spices. // King Street. (843) 501-7500.

8/ The Ordinary
Because Chef Mike Lata’s King Street mainstay offers fresh, exquisite seafood in a historic, elegant environment. Enjoy the stellar raw bar offerings, complete with perfectly prepared oysters, jumbo lump blue crab toast, and grilled New Orleans style BBQ shrimp – alongside an innovative, rum-based cocktail menu. // Upper King. Book now on Resy.

9/Sorghum & Salt
Because chef Tres Jackson will be cooking at the James Beard house in March, with an exclusive preview of that meal on February 21. Among the signature dishes in his innovative, weekly-changing menu? Kalamata-based ‘olive dirt,’ scallops paired with a soy caramel sauce, and root vegetable-based bolognese.  Any other day, a seven-course tasting menu and wine pairing is offered twice nightly and ensures that you don’t have to make any difficult decisions on your own. // Cannonborough/Elliotborough. Book now on Resy.

Because the decor evokes the vibe of a futuristic diner, while Tu’s eclectic menu spans the world. Hitting on Latin, Asian and Southern traditions all at once, highlights include a raw fish crudo balanced by fresh guava and a chilly cheese ice. A pastrami and pickled cabbage pancake is available alongside chicken fried steak with a spicy Peruvian cheese sauce and old-school Americana deviled eggs, effectively completing the ceaselessly creative culinary globetrot. // Eastside. Book now on Resy.

Resy is a reservations platform for the best restaurants. This list is our regular update on where to eat in Charleston. To get it via email, 
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February 9, 2018 at 9:00 am
post by Amy Sung

Image Courtesy of The Butcher’s Table.

This month’s Resy Hit List rounds up offerings that are eager to please – from soup dumplings in the International District, to a light-filled oasis in Pioneer Square, and more than one table with a view. Grab a seat.

1/Il Corvo
3/The Butcher’s Table
4/Dough Zone
6/The London Plane
7/The Pink Door
8/Sushi Kashiba
10/No Anchor

1/Il Corvo
Because there’s a line at this lunch-only restaurant for a reason. With a simple, daily-changing menu of three pastas, salad, prosciutto di Parma, and focaccia, less is most definitely more here. Order first; then find a seat.  // Pioneer Square. Walk-ins only.

Because there’s no better way to celebrate Valentine’s Day, than with a romantic meal surrounded by views of the Sound. Maximillien will be marking the occasion with a six-course menu that includes special dishes (think caviar and potato blinis, butter-poached Maine lobster tail, salt-crusted and roasted beef tenderloin, and espresso-and-caramel flan), accompanied by live accordion. // Pike Place. Book now on Resy.

3/The Butcher’s Table
Because with its fine dining mainstay and complementary casual lounge, there is something for everyone at The Butcher’s Table. At this sleek steakhouse, diners can opt for premium steaks, like Mishima Reserve Wagyu in the dining room, or savory sandwiches in the lounge. // Denny Triangle. Book now on Resy.

4/Dough Zone
Because the inaugural city location for this fast-growing Eastside restaurant fills a gap in the Chinese food scene. Hard-to-find Shanghainese dishes (think spicy beef pancake roll, pan-fried chive dumplings, and xiaolong bao—soup dumplings) are the coveted mainstay here. // International District. (206) 285-9999.

Because while the Valentine’s Day dinner at Canlis is unsurprisingly sold out, there are still many days in the month to celebrate love. The restaurant will still be plating contemporary Pacific Northwest fare, alongside artful desserts, served up with five-star service.  Plus, the exquisite view — and shining example of mid-century architecture that is Canlis — makes this the ideal place to share a special meal just about any time. // Queen Anne. Book now on Resy.

6/The London Plane
Because this specialty cafe meets boutique grocery will awaken your senses and transport you to a calming, beautiful place. Savor the delight of the ethereal surroundings, while enjoying a handmade croissant and coffee or a soup and salad. // Pioneer Square. (206) 624-1374.

7/The Pink Door
Because with its twinkly ambience and classic Italian dishes, dinner at The Pink Door is a special experience. Enjoy menu staples—made with locally sourced ingredients—like pappardelle al ragu bolognese, linguine alle vongole, and lamb osso bucco, served in a romantic setting that feels grand and intimate all at once. // Downtown. (206) 443-3241.

8/Sushi Kashiba
Because short of going to Japan, this might be the closest you’ll get to being part of Jiro’s dreams of Sushi. Shiro Kashiba, a disciple of Jiro, recently opened Sushi Kashiba. Located in Pike Place Market’s Post Alley, it boasts a waterfront view and locally sourced fish. // Downtown. (206) 441-8844.

Because Eater’s Bill Addison coined this spot “America’s next great Southern restaurant.” Take a seat at the table, and travel across the country through the soulful dishes — grounded in Southern cooking techniques and seasonal ingredients — of chef-owner Eduardo Jordans. // Ravenna. (206) 257-4470.

10/No Anchor
Because enjoy beer-focused cocktails alongside exceptional food (think radishes with parmesan custard dip, Dungeness crab rolls, and grilled Wagyu steak). This prized beer bar, which was nominated for a James Beard Award (2017) for Best New Restaurant, is anything but ordinary. // Belltown. (206) 448-2610.

Resy is a reservations platform for the best restaurants. This list is our regular update on where to eat in Seattle. To get it via email, 
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New on Resy: Los Angeles

February 6, 2018 at 1:44 pm
post by Emily Wilson

From not one, but several openings from the New York-based duo behind the world’s best restaurant, to a farmer’s market-inspired spot from a Top Chef star, there’s a slew of white-hot restaurant openings in LA. What’s more, they’re New on Resy — so grab a seat while you still can.

Image Courtesy of The NoMad.

The NoMad Lobby
You’ve probably heard that Will Guidara and Daniel Humm — the venerable pair behind one of New York’s most essential restaurants, The NoMad (and lest we forget, the same team responsible for the #1 restaurant in the world, Eleven Madison Park) — are in town. With the recent opening of the NoMad Hotel in DTLA comes a slew of options for dining, drinking, and socializing from the only restaurant group appropriate for the gig (i.e., Make It Nice). The Lobby is an all-day affair, serving breakfast, lunch, dinner, and late night bites. Sunlit and casually elegant, it’s located on the ground floor (as the name suggests), beneath the building’s original, albeit restored, 1920s blue and gold Italianate ceiling. Book now at The Nomad Lobby.

The NoMad Mezzanine
Overlooking the sun-soaked Lobby, the Mezzanine is “bustling and refined; stately and convivial,” and the most formal of dining experiences offered at LA’s new NoMad Hotel. The menu riffs on the one served at The NoMad in New York (including its signature roast chicken for two with black truffle and brioche stuffing), while taking into account the bounty of ingredients Southern California has to offer. Anchored in the Make It Nice group’s approach to both food, drink, and hospitality, the restaurant is innovative, approachable, and features a world-class wine program alongside original and distinguished cocktails. Book now at The Nomad Mezzanine.

For chef Nyesha Arrington, her restaurant’s proximity to the Santa Monica Farmers Market is no coincidence; at Native, the cuisine is directly inspired by what can be found there, and thus, the menu changes frequently. Expect dishes like grass-fed bison tartare served with Maui onions and Korean mustard and grilled romanesco with tahini aioli and smoked mozzarella. Then there’s the ambiance (low-key), the seating (a mix of communal and otherwise), and the open air patio (complete with a retractable roof). Book now at Native.

At Silver Lake’s Sawyer, it’s all about the seafood. Chef Peter Macias brings a light touch to his menu, featuring classic dishes made new with seasonal, local produce. Smoked trout salad is served with arugula, blue lake green beans, and horseradish crème fraîche; the lobster roll is done with fine herbes on a house-made bun with fries; while another popular dish, the crispy whole orata, is served with cilantro chimichurri, scallions, and pickled fresno chili. As for the scene, the sunny restaurant is outfitted with exposed brick, floral patterned wallpaper, raw wood floors, and a plant-lined back patio. Book now at Sawyer.

With its ubiquitous wood-lined interior and lush outdoor patio, Goldie’s is very easy to like. The menu only adds to the crowd-pleasing appeal: grain bowls, scrambles, salads, pastas, and sandwiches galore. And it’s all thanks to Australian restaurateur Nicholas Mathers, of Eveleigh and Ruby (the latter of which was first founded in New York). Book now at Goldie’s.

This all-day café in DTLA’s South Park aims to replicate the neighborhood restaurants of Buenos Aires. There is tortilla española and chia seed pudding in the morning, sandwiches and empañadas midday, and small plates at dinner — from plancha-grilled to hot and cold picadas. Cocktails (or cócteles) are a highlight, too, with offerings like the michelada, paloma, and an “old fatshioned” made with fat-washed bourbon. Book now at Barcito.

Located at DTLA’s The Row, Hayato is a unique concept from chef Brandon Hayato Go. Go, who was born in LA and grew up cooking at his father’s sushi restaurant, spent years training under top chefs in Tokyo, until he landed on his focus — Washoku (read: true Japanese cooking concentrated on quality ingredients and the five cooking techniques of sashimi, grilling, steaming, frying, and simmering). His format of choice? Bento boxes. From Tuesday through Friday, he prepares a maximum of 20 boxes a day, each comprised of over 16 ingredients, available for pick-up at 12pm. Interested? Book a Resy for a take-out box at least 24 hours in advance. Book now at Hayato.

Bank of Venice
A public house of sorts, Bank of Venice is housed in a landmarked building from 1905. The designer, known as Mr. Abbot Kinney (founder of the Venice neighborhood), modeled it after the famous Saint Mark’s Square in Venice, Italy. For over a century, it’s been an icon of the quintessential, beachy Venice lifestyle. Now it’s just that, and more: a place to drink craft beer and California wine, and eat locally sourced (natch) gastropub fare. Book now at Bank of Venice.

Checker Hall
Checker Hall is the restaurant arm of Lodge Room, a Highland Park music venue. It’s a vibey dining room with a teal-colored ceiling, long marble bar, and tall booths, where rustic Mediterranean cuisine (think chicken skewers and octopus with labneh) is offered alongside specialty cocktails, craft beer on draft, and wine. Book now at Checker Hall.

Hudson House
LA-based duo, Top Chef winner Brooke Williamson and husband Nick Roberts are behind this Redondo Beach gastropub. The restaurant is darkly lit and intimate, with exposed brick walls. And as for the menu, think brown sugar pork ribs, pretzel burgers, and, on Tuesdays, tacos. Book now at Hudson House.

Little Pine
Little Pine is a fresh-faced vegan restaurant with a mid-century ski lodge aesthetic from musician Moby (does the song “Porcelain” ring a bell?). A decades-long vegan himself, Moby’s aim with this venture is to support animal rights, foster a community for like-minded folks, and serve delicious food like fried cauliflower with kimchi aioli and ravioli alle noci. The chef is Laura Louise Oates and the pastry chef is Amy Loch. Book now at Little Pine.

Playa Provisions
From the same pair behind Hudson House, Playa Provisions is a casual and brand-new seafood restaurant in Playa Del Rey. Offerings like lobster rolls, patty melts, and fish tacos are complemented by wine, beer, cocktails, and Pacific Ocean views. Book now at Playa Provisions.

The best restaurants use Resy. Grab a seat.

The Definitive Guide to Valentine’s Day in New York City

February 1, 2018 at 11:43 am
post by Emily Wilson

From a Mediterranean prix fixe over waterfront views to a six-course dessert tasting at a brand-new patisserie, there’s at least one, but maybe even two, three, or four Valentine’s Day offerings just right for you and yours in this Resy roundup. The choice is yours; let the romance ensue.

Photo Courtesy of King.

Over in Greenpoint, this cozy, brick-walled restaurant-meets-wine bar is offering a four-course, prix fixe menu (that’s both vegan and gluten-free friendly) alongside their ever-reliable natural wine list and craft beer selection.
Menu Highlights: polenta fritti, cannellini bean soup, pollo alla romana, pear & gorgonzola ravioli, molten chocolate cake with toasted pistachio.
$60, Book now on Resy.

Aria Hells Kitchen
Aria boasts a decidedly rustic setting, with its exposed beam ceilings and walls lined with bottles of Italian wine. For Valentine’s day, a prix fixe menu is being offered alongside the usual a la carte (which is rooted in cicchetti, or Italian tapas).
Menu Highlights: beetroot heart ravioli with ricotta and truffle; crab, shrimp, and scallop stuffed lobster tail; braised beef short ribs with herb risotto, Venetian poached pear with vanilla gelato.
$79, Book now on Resy.

This twinkly, golden-hued FiDi mainstay from Keith McNally is offering its usual classically French menu of hand-cut steak tartare, duck à l’orange, and the like, alongside a few special items sure to invoke the holiday of romance.
Book now on Resy.

Junghyun Park knows what he’s doing when it comes to coursed meals; his entire menu is built to deliver deliciously creative Korean food in prix fixe form to all of his guests. So for Valentine’s Day, he’s doubling down, offering six courses in a tasting menu format. And considering how his dishes fare on a standard night here, it’ll be a meal to remember.
$95, Book now on Resy.

Comfortably settled into its second year of life, Barano has become a bona fide Williamsburg standby for heartwarming Italian fare. Thus, it’s only natural that for Valentine’s Day, the offering here is a very well-priced prix fixe with lots of choices, including adorable heart-shaped raviolo.
Menu Highlights: 21-day dry-aged beef meatballs with herb ricotta; saffron gigli with Calabrian honey, pecorino, and black pepper; lamb belly with white bean ragu and charred onions; 1/2 roasted lobster with mushroom and heirloom radicchio salad; steamed cheesecake with amaretto crumbs and braised strawberries.
$65, Book now on Resy.

Situated on the oh-so-charming corner of West 4th and 12th street, Blenheim is celebrating the holiday of romance with a special four-course menu, and priced according to seating: early love birds seating (5pm-6pm), and regular seatings (6pm-onwards), with an additional wine pairing for $65.
Menu Highlights: beets with citrus and spices; pan roasted skate with fennel, cauliflower nage, and herb salad; braised short rib with pommes puree, mushroom stew, and glazed veggies; chocolate cremeux.
$75 / $95, Book now on Resy.

Briciola, at its snug and cozy locale in Hell’s Kitchen, is offering a prix fixe menu of Italian staples and decadent add-ons, alongside a la carte options, this Valentine’s Day.
Menu Highlights: beetroot heart ravioli with ricotta and truffle; crab, shrimp, and scallop stuffed lobster tail; braised beef short ribs with herb risotto, Venetian poached pear with vanilla gelato.
$79, Book now on Resy.

Charlie Bird
This perennial SoHo favorite, known for its farro salad, hip hop soundtrack, and stellar wine list, is going their usual route: a four-course menu for a fixed price, which will include, for one, pappardelle with black truffles.
$98, Book now at Charlie Bird.

Chumley’s serves up hearty, satisfying fare — like lobster with espelette and brown butter and a well-known bone marrow cheeseburger — in what was formerly a storied speakeasy and literati hangout. It’s a perfect place to indulge, and lucky for you: they’re doing a special prix fixe for Valentine’s Day.
$95, Book now on Resy.

Codino is the downtown counterpart to sister restaurants, Briciola and Aria. Enjoy a prix fixe menu, with an option for a la carte menu items, at this intimate (read: romantic) West Village wine bar.
Menu Highlights: beetroot heart ravioli with ricotta and truffle; crab, shrimp, and scallop stuffed lobster tail; braised beef short ribs with herb risotto, Venetian poached pear with vanilla gelato.
$79, Book now on Resy.

This chic, West Village restaurant evokes the French countryside; making it an idyllic choice for the romantic holiday. A Saint Valentine’s menu will be offered at two different prices, dependent on the number of courses you choose — three, or six — and sommelier wine pairings will be available, too.
Menu Highlights: cauliflower velouté with black truffle cream and grilled bread, seared diver scallops with saffron risotto and chorizo crust, roasted rack of lamb with herbes de Provence and caramelized salsify, bittersweet chocolate tart with espresso ice cream and crushed raspberry.
$75 / $95, Book now on Resy.

Camperdown Elm
A Park Slope favorite for its ever-evolving seasonal menu, Camperdown Elm is doing snacks and three courses (with choices for each) for the holiday. For an extra $30, a wine pairing is yours, for $20 — add American sturgeon caviar to any dish, and for $25? Black truffles.
Menu Highlights: squid cracker with mackerel pate, potato and uni galette with shiso, aged beef with aligot potatos and steak sauce, sticky toffee pudding with toasted rice ice cream.
$60, Book now on Resy.

Simple, delicious Mediterranean cuisine is Celestine’s M.O. — and that’s on full display in its four-course menu (with suggested a la carte beverage pairings) for 2/14. Consider the fact that it’s a restaurant encased in glass, with front-row views of both the Brooklyn and Manhattan bridges, and you’ve got a pretty perfect Valentine’s Day locale.
Menu Highlights: Atlantic mackerel crudo with blood orange and begonia blossom; beet tartlet with zhug and goat cheese; braised lamb shank with charmoula mustard, sour cherries, and bulgur; Persian love cake.
$85, Book now on Resy.

Photo Courtesy: The Dabney at Chefs Club. 

Chefs Club
If you haven’t already heard, Chefs Club’s chef-in-residence of the moment is Jeremiah Langhorne (of Michelin-starred The Dabney, in Washington DC). New Yorkers are lucky to have him in their city this Valentine’s Day, when he’ll be dressing up his signature Mid-Atlantic cuisine with a slew of luxury ingredients for a five-course tasting menu.
Menu Highlights: sweet potato rolls with fried chicken, crème fraîche, and caviar; Hudson Valley foie gras parfait with walnut, whiskey, and waffles; cornbread stuffed quail with winter fruit, bitter greens, and foie gras jus; braised beef short rib with potato puree, wild horseradish, black truffle and sauce périgord.
$125, Book now on Resy.

There’s a reason for that Michelin star; the food at Faro is downright delicious, particularly the pasta. This Valentine’s Day, enjoy a five-course tasting menu (with options for each), plus a wine pairing for an extra $50, at this lofty-yet-cozy Bushwick restaurant.
Menu Highlights: roasted kohlrabi with black lime, tarragon, and kale; crispy pig’s head with pickled onion and petite lettuce; cornetti diavolo with pork ragu; New York strip with rutabaga rosti, sherry braised shallots, and buerre noisette; vanilla parfait with caramelized pineapple, coconut cake, and macadamia nut.
$100, Book now on Resy.

Located in Prospect Heights nearby the park, Faun is taking its hand-crafted approach to Italian cuisine up a notch, with a four-course prix fixe menu, and optional wine pairing.
Menu Highlights: scallop crudo, chard ribs, and black trumpet mushroom; marrow cappelletti in brodo; duck breast with endives, black garlic, and dates; miso panna cotta with pumpkin seed cracker.
$95, Book now on Resy.

Gramercy’s neighborhood wine bar is known for its simple pastas and artisanal pies. On Valentine’s Day, Follia is adding a touch of refinement with a prix fixe menu of dishes featuring oysters, lobster, and the like.
Menu Highlights: cauliflower soup with crispy kale and Tuscan olive oil; lobster tortellini in tomato saffron brodo; grilled Berkshire pork chop with parsnip puree, thyme-roasted carrots, and cider reduction; chocolate pot de creme.
$55, Book now on Resy.

Freek’s Mill
The darling of the new-aged Gowanus restaurant scene, appropriately located right by the canals, is doing it up for Valentine’s Day with a seven-course tasting menu.
Menu Highlights: tuna tartare with gribiche and duck cracklin; taglierini with winter squash and uni; steak au poivre with red bliss potato and charred frisee; chocolate cake with peanut butter ice cream.
$75, Book now on Resy.

Henry at Life Hotel
Stephen Hanson’s now-quintessential NoMad bistro is offering five courses, plus a wine pairing for an extra $25. Staycation, anyone?
Menu Highlights: potato knish with Hackleback caviar, house-made burrata and parsnip with vanilla-black truffle vinaigrette, hand-cut fettuccine with prosciutto-brisket and fresno chile bolognese, dry aged NY strip with charred hen of the woods and red watercress, cherries jubilee.
$75, Book now on Resy.

Her Name Is Han
For a very good price, Her Name is Han is serving up a special five-course Korean meal that’ll begin with a vegetable soup and end with vanilla ice cream topped with chocolate syrup. For the three courses in between, the choices are numerous.
Menu Highlights: beef ceviche salad, baby octopus with soy-apple vinaigrette, black cod with creamy kimchi-dijon mustard sauce and beet chips, spicy seafood hotpot with assorted seafood and pork dumpling.
$48, Book now on Resy.

Image Courtesy of Il Buco.

Il Buco
This longtime NoHo favorite (and obvious Valentine’s Day choice, partly for the food and partly for the utterly romantic atmosphere) is ramping up for another February 14th dinner in the books. The menu will include an amuse, a choice of antipasti, primi, secondi, and dessert.
Menu Highlights: beau soleil oyster with white grapefruit and cilantro; burrata with celery hearts, serrano peppers, and bottarga di muggine; risotto with red carabineros, fennel, and fresno chili; vitello with grilled baby carrots and cumi-lime yogurt.
$125, Book now on Resy.

Clare de Boer and Jess Shadbolt’s elegant corner restaurant on King street is charming and romantic every day. So, it’s only fitting that they have a few tricks up their sleeve for Valentine’s Day. Succumb to their four-course “lover’s menu” to see for yourself.
Menu Highlights: whole lobster tagliarini, bistecca alla fiorentina.
$125, Book now on Resy.

Little Frog
Let’s face it: classic French bistro fare on Valetine’s Day just makes sense. And this UES joint does just that, very well. If you’re afraid of commitment, you’re in luck: Little Frog is offering its a la carte menu for the holiday — in addition to a three-course prix fixe with an optional $45-per-person wine pairing.
Menu Highlights: fruits de mer platter with oysters, fluke crudo, and tuna tartare; fine homemade charcuterie plate with winter chutney; filet mignon a la plancha with foie gras toast, pink peppercorn sauce, and gratin dauphinois; Normandy duck flambé au calvados for two.
$89, Book now on Resy.

Llama Inn
This funky Peruvian enclave in Williamsburg is known for its exciting share plates, and for its modern and vibrant décor. It’s a fun time, and thus a stellar choice for Valentine’s Day — when the kitchen will be offering a prix fixe menu that’s far from boring.
Menu Highlights: roasted squash with winter fruits and huacatay yogurt; scallop with uni, ponzu, and persimmon; beef cheek seco; chocolate with lucuma and coffee.
$75, Book now on Resy.

Marlow and Sons
This bona fide Williamsburg classic is keeping it casual with its standard (although ever-changing) a la carte menu (hits include chicken liver pate on sourdough toast and brick chicken), but shaking things up a bit with a few specials for the special day.
Menu Highlights: East and West coast oysters, Santa Barbara uni, spicy ricotta with dates, dry aged strip steaks.
Book now on Resy.

Miss Ada
Israeli-born chef Tomer Blechman helms this popular Fort Greene spot (that opened just last spring), where he serves contemporary Mediterranean shared plates. For Valentine’s Day, his offering is a three-course prix fixe, which will come with an amuse and a choice of dessert.
Menu Highlights: Jerusalem artichoke soup; hummus masabaha with lamb shawarma and amba; octopus with  eggplant puree, charred peppers, and castelveltrano olives; whole branzino with kale salad, anchovy dressing, and croutons; labne mousse with poached pears and pomegranate-suman granita.
$55, Book now on Resy.

Motel Morris
Fans of this Chelsea crowd-pleaser will be glad; Motel Moris is doing what it does best — creative takes on American classics —  with a choice-heavy prix fixe menu. Playful design and fun vibes included, of course.
Menu Highlights: tuna tartare with black sesame, wakame salad, and creamy ponzu; saffron risotto parmesan, melted tomato, and white wine; grilled dourade for two with sautéed escarole, roasted potatoes, and preserved lemon chimichurri; sundae with peanut butter, chocolate, and fluff.
$65, Book now on Resy.

Northsquare Restaurant & Lounge
This old-school mainstay off Washington Square is offering a Valentine’s prix fixe with something for everyone (read: lots of choices), capped off with decadent butterscotch creme brûlée.
Menu Highlights: oyster quartet, spinach & ricotta crepes, filet mignon au poivre, herb & parmesan crusted halibut, bourbon butterscotch creme brulee.
$65, Book now on Resy.

Old Monk
A modern and seasonal Indian restaurant in Alphabet City, Old Monk is offering two three-course menus for the holiday of romance — vegetarian and otherwise, each served with a glass of prosecco.
Menu Highlights:
coconut shrimp curry, Punjabi power greens, sweet & sour eggplant, mango mousse, chocolate delight.
$49, Book now on Resy.

There’s a reason this Prospect Heights gem is still so hard to get into: cool crowd, lively atmosphere, impressive (and adorable) back garden, and a delicious and inventive ever-changing menu. Try your luck on Valentine’s Day (there are still a few tables up for grabs!), when the kitchen will be serving up a family-style tasting menu.
$125, Book now on Resy.

Pig Bleecker
Loved by carnivores and pasta loyalists alike, Pig Bleecker is offering a four-course Valentine’s Day menu (welcome cocktail, included) in the meaty, Italian vein that it’s known for.
Menu Highlights: country ham, charcuterie, and nut board; spaghetti with smoked crab, jalapeño, aleppo, and garlic bread crumbs; black truffle burger with a sunny side egg, truffle aioli, and house-cut fries; key lime pie with raspberry sauce.
$95, Book now on Resy.

Photo Courtesy: Camperdown Elm.

Queens Bully
Can’t quite decide which cuisine you want for Valentine’s Day? Opt for Queens Bully, where globally influenced fare is the hallmark and where a three-course dinner for two is on deck.
Menu Highlights: cold-smoked bone marrow with shaved black truffles; mussels de parma with cream, dijon, parmesan cheese, and baguette; curry dusted cauliflower steak with chai tea-braised pumpkin, cabbage, and roasted beets; funnel cake stack with cinnamon sugar, vanilla ice cream, and caramelized bacon bits.
$100, Book now on Resy.

Rahi is iterating on its New York-inspired, artisanal Indian cuisine for a special Valentine’s Day tasting menu. A wine pairing will be offered for an extra $50.
Menu Highlights: anjeer (fig) chilli paneer, asparagus artichoke chaat, chettinad octopus, kashmiri lamb ribs.
$75, Book now on Resy.

Red Hook Lobster Pound
A go-to for lobster rolls and the like, Red Hook Lobster Pound is tucked away in the inarguably romantic neighborhood of Red Hook, and it’s offering a special, four-course prix fixe for the holiday, which will no doubt complement its fun and lively vibe.
Menu Highlights: Downeast bisque, grilled oysters with yuzu kosho butter, Maine lobster dinner, chocolate fondue for two.
$75, Book now on Resy.

Valentine’s Day is a very appropriate time to discover — if you haven’t already — what’s been going on at the revamped Reynard, since chef Christina Lecki took the helm. A four-course prix fixe is on deck for the night.
Menu Highlights: vegetable crisps and taramasalata, diver scallop in prosciutto broth with potato cream and fried quail egg, coq au vin for two, chocolate soufflé.
$90, Book now on Resy.

The menu changes daily at this Fort Greene staple, but always features delectable fresh pastas and hearty, seasonally inspired fare. Valentine’s Day is no different, but a bit more special (read: shared entrees for two).
Menu Highlights:
Mackerel crudo, spaghetti alle vongole or mushroom risotto, grass-fed ribeye for two, and, for dessert,  torta Caprese.
$85, Book now on Resy.

Salvation Taco
Salvation Taco is veering away from the romance theme, in favor of a special, a la carte menu for Palentine’s Day. Because in their words, “it’s not just a day for couples.”
Menu Highlights: grilled oysters with salsa verde butter and smokey cocktail sauce, taco dinner of Heritage country rib carnitas, flan with blood orange and caramel, buckets of POP champagne.
Book now on Resy.

The Dessert Bar
This brand-new dessert bar from pastry chef Rory Macdonald is located inside his Flatiron patisserie, Chanson. Given that Valentine’s Day is a day about sweets and chocolate, a six-course dessert tasting with a glass of champagne (and optional cocktail pairing) sounds about right.
$95, Book now on Resy.

The Meatball Shop – West Village
Everyone knows that this restaurant is obsessed with meatballs. So it’s only appropriate that, for Valentine’s Day, their first-ever multi-course dinner is being called the Love Ball. The vegetarian menu is only $65, and the optional wine and cocktail pairing is an added $45.
Menu Highlights: crab and caviar balls, duck and foie gras balls, pure Akaushi Wagyu beef, bombe glacée.
$75, Book now on Resy.

The NoMad Bar
An essentially swanky spot that never misses a beat, The Nomad Bar may easily turn out to be where you want to be this Valentine’s Day, enjoying their three-course, prix fixe menu, and a wine pairing to go with (for an additional $65).
Menu Highlights: oysters with sorrel and champagne; bone marrow roasted with anchovy, shallots, and parsley; suckling pig rack with Seckel pears, chicory, and mustard.
$95, Book now on Resy.

Union Square Cafe
Union Square Cafe is pretty much as classic as it gets as far as New York restaurants go. In honor of the holiday of romance, enjoy a special four-course menu, with flawless service along the way.
$135, Book now on Resy.

Reservations for Valentine’s Day – in Atlanta

February 1, 2018 at 11:10 am
post by Emily Wilson

February 14th is less than two weeks away, so make your move. Luckily, these restaurants still have availability, as well as offerings you won’t want to miss out on. In the name of love, get in on the fun.

Image Courtesy of Brush Sushi Izakaya.

Brush Sushi Izakaya
A Decatur destination for izakaya fare, edomae style sushi, and omakase from chef-owner Jason Liang, Brush Sushi Izakaya is offering a Valentine’s Day five-course prix fixe, plus an additional beverage pairing for an extra $45.
Menu Highlights: manila clam miso soup, three pieces of chef’s choice sashimi, yakitori sampler, chicken kara-age don, rose oolong cheesecake.
$85, Book now on Resy.

Better Half
Duo Zach and Cristina Meloy are behind this seasonally inspired restaurant. Thanks to its playful decor and lively atmosphere, Valentine’s Day here is a special experience, with a tailored five-course menu and wine pairings for $35.
Menu Highlights: 
roasted trout with grilled leek, white chocolate parsnip, and bacon fat vinaigrette; grilled beef coulotte with smoked chile potato gratin, burned onion, whipped Mexican hot chocolate; sweet grass dairy “griffin” grilled cheese with black cocoa dried plum and cocoa nib bubbles; cookies & cream chess tart with blood orange sorbet.
$90, Book now on Resy.

Here’s Where to Dine This Valentine’s Day in Los Angeles

February 1, 2018 at 11:09 am
post by Emily Wilson

City of stars… are you shining just for me? Might be a thought (or lyric, rather) that passes through your mind this Valentine’s Day, in LA. Play it right with a reservation at one of these restaurants and you’re guaranteed a whimsical night, celebrating love. Indulge in a cinematic-themed tasting menu, or take comfort in spaghetti & meatballs and a few glasses of red. Either way, we’ve got you covered.

Image Courtesy of Little Dom’s.

189 by Dominique Ansel
For their first Valentine’s Day in Los Angeles, the Dominique Ansel team is serving a fun and hyper-creative (natch) thematic dinner, inspired by classic cinematic love stories, like When Harry Met Sally and Titanic. Add-ons include speciality cocktails and a $35 wine pairing.
Menu Highlights: beef brisket pastrami sandwich amuse, sea bream ceviche on ice, truffle spaghetti & meatballs, roasted quail in red wine and rose sauce, “escargot” vacherin.
$80, Book now on Resy.

Charcoal Venice
If you’re looking to turn up the heat for Valentine’s Day, Charcoal — located on Venice’s Washington Blvd — is your move. Michelin-starred chef Josiah Citrin’s seasonal, live-fire cooking never fails to excite; so, go see what he’s got up his sleeve for the special night.
Book now on Resy.

Little Dom’s
Loz Feliz locals and celebs alike adore Little Dom’s for its old-school vibe (complete with leather booths, worn-in wooden bar, weathered pops of red, and golden-hued lighting), and for its dependable Italian fare. On Valentine’s Day, the restaurant is going for the no-fuss vibe they’re known for, serving a signature menu of spaghetti & meatballs, wood-grilled hanger steak, chicken parm, and the like. Pro-tip: don’t miss the gelato sundae.
Book now on Resy.

Lunetta is celebrating its very first Valentine’s Day for not just one night, but two. On the 13th and the 14th, this posh Santa Monica spot is serving a four-course menu with an amuse and a shared dessert platter. And don’t forget — there is a fireplace.
Menu Highlights: crispy potato wrapped asparagus with oven-dried tomato and aged balsamic; red crab samosa with braised baby leeks, sorrel & mint yogurt, and wild herb salad; central coast sea urchin with poached egg and aromatic oyster sauce; madera braised Jidori chicken with rose parsnip puree, red flame grapes, and truffle reduction.
$88, Book now on Resy.

At her still-new Farmers Market-inspired Santa Monica restaurant, chef Nyesha Arrington is serving up a three course prix fixe dinner with optional supplements (to make the evening extra special!).
Menu Highlights: Weiser Farm potato soup with oyster, uni, and bacon; red wine beet spaghetti with oxtail, taleggio, and swiss chard; New Zealand Thai snapper with fennel, pink lady apple, and celery; chocolate “cereal” malted milk.
$55, Book now on Resy.

Saddle Peak Lodge
This cozy abode tucked into the Santa Monica Hills is easily one of the most romantic restaurants in town. The four-course prix fixe on 2/14 will include an array of luxurious ingredients, from caviar to filet mignon, and cozy vibes to match.
Menu Highlights: Pacific oysters “Ménage à Trois”, truffle soup, sea urchin cavatelli, petit filet mignon, croissant bread pudding.
$145, Book now on Resy.

This easygoing and immensely satisfying Beverly Grove trattoria is serving up a four-course menu for the holiday of romance.
Menu Highlights: bone marrow al forno with basil pesto, toast bread crumbs, charred lemon, and toast; spaghetti with San Marzano tomatoes, basil, and EVOO; American wagyu flat iron steak with wild arugula, parmigiano, and aceto balsamico tradizionale; meyer lemon gelato pie.
$75, Book now on Resy.

Rustic Canyon
For Valentine’s Day, Rustic Canyon is doing their beloved family-style, prix-fixe dinner with an optional wine pairing for $55/person. Equally accessible to couples, double dates, families, and groups of friends, each table will get to select six out of twelve dishes from the menu, which will be sent out in three-four courses.
Menu Highlights: Prime New York strip with yam pavé and truffle, squid ink chitarra with ridgeback prawns, chef Jeremy Fox’s signature Peas and White Chocolate.
$105, Book now on Rustic Canyon.

South Beverly Grill
South Beverly Grill comes to us by way of the Hillstone Restaurant Group; thus, it’s a very well-oiled operation serving up perfectly executed American classics, including USDA prime cuts and deviled eggs. Add to that sleek décor and a Hollywood vibe, and you’ve got yourself a very Los Angeles Valentine’s Day.
Book now at South Beverly Grill.

Conveniently located nearby the beach (hint: take a sunset stroll before dinner), Tallula’s is hosting their first “Hecho Con Amor” Valentine’s Day celebration. An optional four-course prix-fixe dinner will be on offer in the main dining room, with an agave spirits/wine pairing for $35/person. The regular menu will also be available throughout the entire restaurant.
Menu Highlights: crab nachos, an assortment of crudo, prime beef fajitas, Mexican chocolate profiteroles. 
$65, Book now on Resy.


Where to Dine on Valentine’s Day in Nashville

February 1, 2018 at 11:00 am
post by Emily Wilson

February 14th is looming, and it’s time to make some plans. For those looking for something special, we’ve got you covered. These restaurants are rolling out the red carpet for Valentine’s Day, so grab a two-top while you still can.

Image Courtesy of The Southern Steak & Oyster.

Fin & Pearl
Sustainable seafood is the name of the game at Fin & Pearl, where the standard menu offerings will be available alongside specialty items in honor of Valentine’s Day. Enjoy them in the nautically-inspired setting, with a dose of Southern hospitality.
Menu Highlights: she-crab soup with sherry whipped cream; surf ‘n’ turf — 36 oz. Tomahawk ribeye, foie gras compound butter, whole Maine lobster, and tarragon drawn butter; cioppino in a golden tomato and brandy broth with saffron arancini and grilled bread; fried chicken & caviar with brandade potatoes, roasted brussels sprouts and lemon-dill crème fraiche.
Book now on Resy.

Fort Louise
That Fort Louise is housed in what was formerly a residential home, exemplifies its cozy, intimate nature. Picture that, plus a three-course prix fixe menu (in addition to a la carte), featuring an assortment of signature dishes and special indulgences, and you’ve got a meal that’s almost as special as your date.
Menu Highlights: baked oysters, lobster fettuccine, chicken fried chicken and waffle, duck fat doughnuts.
$45, Book now on Resy.

The Southern Steak & Oyster
A bustling downtown steakhouse specializing in shuck-to-order oysters and meats – cooked on a hickory wood-fired grill – The Southern is offering a three-course prix fixe for Valentine’s Day.
Menu Highlights: white bean soup with fennel bacon, roasted bone-in chicken with mushroom risotto, haricots verts, cipollini onions, and raisin-pine nut agrodolce; wood-fired filet with whipped potatoes and sugar snap peas; chocolate mousse cake with cherry cream filling and kirsch cherry jam.
$65, Book now on Resy.