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January 19, 2018 at 1:30 pm
post by Paula Forbes

Image courtesy of Forthright.

New year, new restaurants. 2018 is poppin’ in Austin, with new openings and revivals sprouting up all over town. From a sushi mainstay now serving cocktails with Japanese spirits to a bevy of stellar new dinner (and lunch) staples, here’s your January Hit List. Leave your healthy eating resolutions at the door and grab a seat.

2/Foreign & Domestic
3/Back Lot / Otherside Deli
5/La Matta
7/Confituras Kitchen
8/Le Politique Patisserie
9/La Orxateria

1/ Kome
Because you can now enjoy some of Austin’s best sushi alongside shiso-accented cocktails and Japanese whiskey. Kome’s new location, just a few blocks up the road, boasts more tables, an expanded menu (more ramen!), and a full liquor license. Arrive early and enjoy a cocktail in the bar area, while admiring the beautiful new space – complete with silk screens and an open kitchen. //Ridgetop. Book now on Resy.

2/Foreign & Domestic
Because new owners Sarah Heard and Nathan Lemley are breathing new life into this North Loop favorite. The duo took over from founder Ned Elliott last fall, and have been slinging new takes on the restaurant’s signature offal menu ever since. Pro-tip: Don’t sleep on the specials, either. On Wednesdays, enjoy dollar oysters and half-priced bottles of sparkling, rosé, and white wine. //North Loop. Book now on Resy.

3/Back Lot / Otherside Deli
Because Austin needs more neighborhood bars– especially neighborhood bars that serve a killer pastrami sandwich. The folks behind Workhorse bring their happy-hour-all-the-time ethos to the old Nasty’s space. Best of all? Otherside Deli, the food truck parked out back, serves classic Reubens, several pastrami sandwich variations, and more, until midnight daily. //Heritage. Walk-ins only.

Because this sunny downtown charmer offers an expansive menu of light, appealing fare. Serving breakfast, lunch, and brunch, head into Forthright any time of day for local, seasonal meals (think turmeric lattes, confit tomato-and-avocado salad, quinoa porridge, and a waffle sandwich). And, as befits an all-day spot, the coffee and cocktails are equally excellent. //Downtown. Book now on Resy.

5/La Matta
Because there’s a new go-to sandwich shop in town. East Side’s La Matta is a new outpost from New Waterloo, and the menu is simply delicious: sandwiches, salads, meat boards, and mozzarella. Top off your meal with a glass of house wine and a dreamy, sunny space, and you’ve got your new lunch meeting hot spot. //East 5th. Walk-ins only.

Because we could all use a little old fashioned Southern comfort—food, that is. Customize a Gulf-style seafood boil with shrimp, crab, and more, or hit up the raw bar with Gulf and Atlantic oysters. Craving something heartier? Enjoy sandwiches, chicken fried steak, and no-bean chili (this is Texas, after all). //South Lamar. Walk-ins only.

7/Confituras Kitchen
Because the best jam maker in town just opened its first brick-and-mortar. Besides its signature artisanal jam, Confituras Kitchen sells multi-layered biscuits and baked goods from Dai Due alum, Lauren Shugart, along with coffee and tea. Best of all, the shop even offers baking classes. //South Lamar. Walk-ins only.

8/Le Politique Patisserie
Because Austin’s latest French offering is now offering some exquisite pastries (think Earl Grey bergamot and grapefruit prosecco macarons). Located next door to the downtown brasserie, the patisserie offers the flaky breakfast of your dreams: kouign amann (read: Breton “butter cake”), ham-and-cheese croissants, bostock, and more. Oooh la la! //Downtown. Walk-ins only.

9/La Orxateria
Because orxata—perhaps better known to Austinites as horchata—just got fancy. La Orxateria makes the Latin drink the old school way, using tigernuts. Enjoy it plain, or blended with cold brew or chai. Even better? Also on offer is a wide variety of agua frescas and a seasonal rotation of paleta flavors. //North Loop. Walk-ins only.

Because it’s beyond time to get into Chef Maribel Rivero’s Peruvian food. Menu highlights include all manner of ceviche, grilled meat, and more, in the former El Sapo space. Bonus: a pisco-heavy cocktail menu and a carefully selected wine list full of options from Spain, Argentina, the US, and beyond. //Manor. Walk-ins only.

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

January 11, 2018 at 6:11 pm
post by Emily Wilson

Maybe you’ve got a New Year’s resolution. Maybe it’s to eat out more. Or, maybe, it’s to eat out less — which in that case, perhaps you should reconsider. While New Yorkers are still hibernating and before the mad rush of Valentine’s Day, now’s the time to take advantage of worthy new openings and bona fide comebacks. The first New York Hit List of the new year is here. Start off on the right foot, and get going.

5/Henry at Life Hotel
8/The Loyal
10/The Lobster Club

Because Fausto’s opening marks the Brooklyn debut of wine expert Joe Campanale and chef Erin Shambura (of Del Posto, Lupa, and, most recently, L’Artusi), as well as a new purpose for the old Franny’s space on Flatbush Ave. The famous wood-burning oven has been left intact, yet here the kitchen’s specialty is not pizza, it’s pasta. // Prospect Heights. Book now on Resy.

Because the chef that put Williamsburg’s 1 OR 8 on the map broke out on his own, and in no small measure. Juku is his ambitious two-in-one izakaya and omakase joint— pick your poison. // Chinatown. Book now on Resy.

Because this high-end, Michelin-starred Peking duck chain has landed in Bryant Park by way of Beijing. Chef-owner Dong Zhenxiang commissioned an Indiana farm to raise a particular breed of duck, and has outfitted the kitchen with special ovens from China, to ensure that your $98-per-bird is well-spent. // Midtown. (212) 355-9600.

Because PJ Calapa, former executive chef at Ai Fiori and partner in The Spaniard, is behind this buzzy Southern Italian stunner, which boasts a different scampi-inspired dish each month. // Flatiron. Book now on Resy.

5/Henry at Life Hotel
Because Stephen Hanson is back. The former BR Guest Hospitality mogul came out of retirement to open Life Hotel, and figured why not throw in a crowd-pleasing restaurant, too? // NoMad. Book now on Resy.

Because new chef Christina Lecki has revitalized this piece of the Andrew Tarlow empire. The veteran chef (and April Bloomfield alum), scrapped and rebuilt menus for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, and guests — beyond those staying at the Wythe Hotel — are lining up to try them. // Williamsburg. Book now on Resy.

Because this Fort Greene newcomer is the latest addition to the playlist of Greatest Neighborhood Hits, with its laid-back vibe, modern bistro aesthetic, and seasonal menu of Italian-esque plates, like delicata squash tempura with spicy honey and pecorino cheese. // Fort Greene. Book now on Resy.

8/The Loyal
Because we all know John Fraser is a sorcerer when it comes to vegetables, but how does he fare with more carnivorous delights? That’s where The Loyal comes in – and excels. // Greenwich Village. (212) 488-5800. (Bar Room coming soon to Resy.)

Because many deem Sorbillo the definitive choice for Naples’ finest Neapolitan pies, and now the Italian import is competing in the New York arena. How do they measure up? Go and decide for yourself. // Bowery. (646) 476-8049.

10/The Lobster Club
Because for those still enamored with the three-tiered Major Food Group opening of last year — the third installment has settled in. If not for the food — alone worthy of a trip — go for the bright and bold (read: gorgeous) Picasso-inspired space, designed by luxury fashion architect Peter Marino. // Midtown East. (212) 375-9001.

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: Charleston

January 4, 2018 at 6:55 pm
post by Emily Wilson

From a hit team’s eclectic new eatery to an idyllic French brasserie, the latest additions to Resy in Charleston will keep you warm, satisfied, and fending off the wintertime blues.

Image Courtesy of Tu.

Basic Kitchen
The goal of Basic Kitchen is simple: to utilize seasonal, local produce and the best ingredients available to create food that’s both nourishing and delicious. Housed in a historic building with floor-to-ceiling windows, the restaurant is bright and breezy, and the complementary menu offers healthful items, like smoothies and avocado toast at breakfast and vegetable-forward dishes at dinner and lunch. Book now at Basic Kitchen.

Dockery’s is a family-friendly joint on Daniel Island, with live music and an on-site brewery. Enjoy seasonal wood-fired dishes, like Carolina shrimp pasta, butternut squash farrotto, and smoked baby-back ribs, plus house beers, specialty cocktails, and a diverse wine list. And then there’s more: an indoor/outdoor bar, al fresco fire pits, an open kitchen, brewery views, and a stage for performances. Book now at Dockery’s.

A Parisian-inspired cocktail bar and small plates restaurant in the heart of Charleston, Felix has a lot going for it. With its metro vibe, marble bar, and intimate setting, it’s refined and easygoing. The menu features soupe à l’oignon and croque monsieurs alongside kirs, vespers, and more — all with the flair of today’s Paris. Book now at Felix.

Tucked inside the stylish Dewberry Hotel, Henrietta’s serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner. A traditional French brasserie that combines the bounty of the Lowcountry with Southern hospitality, the menu features dishes like buckwheat crêpes, a glazed lobster omelette, and steak frites. While the food is delicious, the décor is just as much a draw (think Mahogany panels, checker tile floors, lush greenery, and artist Clifford Bailey’s exuberant paintings inspired by the Roaring Twenties). Book now at Henrietta’s.

Classic Italian dishes are the focus at Juliet– a casual and modern restaurant on King Street. Appetizers such as raw vegetables with bagna cauda and caponata dot the menu, while ricotta gnocchi and pasta Carbonara sit alongside inventive pizzas, like the mushroom, truffle, and fontina pie. The wine list is mostly Italian, the cocktails are exciting, and the beer is carefully selected. *Reservations are accepted only for six or more. Book now at Juliet.

A welcoming neighborhood bistro, Purlieu pulls inspiration from both traditional European cooking and from the culinary customs of the Lowcountry. Situated on the edge of Charleston’s Westside neighborhood, the name “Purlieu” pays homage to both the French definition – “a piece of land on the edge of a forest,” as well as the Lowcountry dish, pilau, pronounced “per-loo” in Gullah culture. The rotating menu highlights seasonal dishes (think artichoke gratin with herb salad and bouillabaisse) and is paired with a curated list of French wines. Book now at Purlieu.

Shem Creek Bar & Grill
At Shem Creek Bar & Grill expect fresh seafood, sandwiches, salads, daily specials, and Sunday Brunch — all served with Charleston charm, just inches from the water. The seasonal Dock Bar sits over Shem Creek and the deck offers outdoor dining. Inside, make yourself comfortable in the charming and rustic dining room. Book now at Shem Creek Bar & Grill.

Located in a 200-year-old historic house, Tu is a restaurant from the same team behind Asian hotspot Xiao Bao Biscuit — chef Joshua Walker and front of house pair Joey Ryan and Duolan Li. The space has been renovated with Italian sensibility, with touches like terrazzo floors, green marble, and sumptuous orange velvet. The small, eclectic menu is globally inspired, featuring dishes like fried corn with bitter greens and blue crab sauce, pastrami with a sauerkraut scallion pancake and buttermilk mustard oil, and taro pie with a saltine cracker crust. Book now at Tu.

One of Charleston’s top hibachi steakhouses for over 15 years, Yokoso specializes in entertainment — from tricks on the grill to birthday dance performances. Beyond what’s cooked hibachi-style, there’s sushi cut to order and a full-service bar. All three locations — West Ashley, North Charleston, and Summerville — harness a family-friendly vibe. Book now at West Ashley, North Charleston, and Summerville.

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The Year in Resy 2017

December 22, 2017 at 12:00 pm
post by Ben Leventhal

Photo Credit: Meredith Jenks for Resy

Another year is all but in the books. Here, we take a moment to note a small handful of themes, ideas, metrics and trends that drove our thinking this year and will guide us in 2018 and beyond.

1. The Unbundling of Demand


When we talk about how restaurant marketing is evolving, a big part of that change is being driven by shifting demand dynamics. The days of monolithic demand-drivers being the answer are long gone, for two big reasons: 1) Buying demand in bulk is expensive (1-3% of annual topline revenue); 2) Customers aren’t one size fits all. In 2017, the ten most popular restaurants on Resy generated more than 1,000,000 waitlist covers via Notify. That’s an additional 100,000 covers of reservation liquidity per venue!

This is an entirely new scale source of demand, and that’s just the beginning. In 2018, look for us to expand our roster of demand-side partners, and engage with each to uniquely drive engagement. What we’re working on with Airbnb is potentially the biggest evolution of the restaurant business model in a decade.

2. Understanding Feedback

In early October, we announced the acquisition of Servy, a next-generation feedback tool for restaurants. We did this because we want to help restaurants get better. The most important way we can do that is by giving them more visibility on performance— both quantitative and qualitative. Our integrated product, which provides feedback contextualized from booking through payment — and includes variables like server, wait time, pacing, and itemized check — is now in open beta. In 2018, this will help restaurants control their own destiny by eliminating blindspots and ensuring they’re delivering a viable product.

3. We Are Purveyors of Fine Hospitality Products

If you’ve heard our sales pitch, you’ve heard us say that Resy uses technology to drive hospitality. In short, we’re obsessed with shipping product that brings restaurants and customers closer together. When you do that, good things happen. For example, as a result of our live 2-way SMS communication system (not just an automated Confirmation Text, but a real, low-friction, realtime channel to the host stand) our global no-show rate is under 5%. Many restaurants use this feature to keep their no-show rates below 2%. Not only does that save restaurants from lost revenue, but when one considers the savings in labor hours if no one has to make hundreds of calls a day, there’s no turning back to the dark ages. This is just the beginning, too. We also shipped a fully secure, Level 1 PCI compliant third party credit card handling system, which will make it easier to, say, send a loved one a bottle of wine on their birthday.

So, that’s how we spent our time in 2017. What does 2018 have in store? More cities, more countries, more restaurants, and more daring hospitality technology. The future is bright, friends. We’ll see you there!

Questions about Resy? Email me!


Here’s Where to Ring in the New Year – in Los Angeles

December 21, 2017 at 11:14 am
post by Emily Wilson

From spiffed up a la carte menus and lots of Champagne, to family-style feasts and live music, these Resy LA restaurants are ringing in the New Year with flair. Go on, get in on the fun.

Image Courtesy of Manuela.

Alma at The Standard
Alma is serving up its signature creative-and-seasonal dishes this New Year’s Eve, offering standard a la carte prices. But there’s more: a grower (read: artisanal) Champagne flight, caviar service, specialty cocktails, and a Champagne toast at midnight.
Menu Highlights: Seaweed and tofu beignets with yuzu kosho and lime aioli, aged New York strip with sunchokes, mushrooms and brown butter bearnaise.
Book now on Resy.

Bridge and Broadcast
This brand-new, dinner series concept inside Hotel Normandie is whipping up something special– a private, three-course New Year’s Eve dinner party with optional wine pairing. A ticket also grants entrance to the hotel’s rooftop, where a countdown will take place. Added perks: gift bag and complimentary midnight toast.
$95 / $125, Book now on Resy.

Cassia is ending 2017 with a bang, serving up an eight-course, family-style feast featuring some of chef Bryant Ng’s signature dishes, alongside unique offerings and specially-curated alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverage pairings. (Note: if you plan to ring in 2018 at Cassia, book a reservation for 9pm or later.)
Menu Highlights: Honey walnut prawns, twice-cooked Wagyu beef brisket and broccoli, crab rangoon dip with clay oven bread, grilled pig’s tail.
$85, Book now on Resy.

Dave Beran’s tasting menu hot spot is offering up two swoon-worthy options: a pre-party dinner for (for guests with midnight plans elsewhere), and a pricier, NYE dinner — which comes with a midnight Champagne toast, and other surprises along the way.
$175 / $275, Book now on Resy.

Take comfort in Gusto specialties, like meatballs and fresh pasta, as you ring in 2018. A three-course meal of classic offerings, plus complimentary prosecco at midnight is on deck.
Menu Highlights: Polpette with whipped ricotta, ricotta gnocchi with oxtail ragu, bucatini carbonara, Chianti braised short ribs, budino.
$85, Book now on Resy.

This Santa Monica newcomer is celebrating its first New Year’s Eve with a five-course chef’s menu, complimentary Champagne at midnight, and music and dancing from 9pm onwards. To top it all off, there will be an a la carte omelette station next door at Lunetta All Day from 11:30pm-12:30am.
Menu Highlights: Kampachi crudo, lobster wintertime salad, Jidori chicken with parsnip purée and truffle madeira sauce, crispy duck breast with Hudson Valley foie gras, Opera cake.
$145, Book now on Resy.

Close out 2017 with a special, a la carte menu at this Arts District stunner, offered in two variations, depending on your reservation time. Guests looking to ring in the New Year at the restaurant should book a later seating (8:15 pm and onwards). Bar and cocktail space will be available for after-dinner drinks, and the Straytones will perform live from from 9pm-2am.
Book now on Resy.

Rustic Canyon
Jeremy Fox’s seasonal darling is dishing up a four-course, family-style tasting menu of market-driven dishes, crafted specially for the evening.
$125, Book now on Resy.

Saddle Peak Lodge
From 9pm onwards, this cozy lodge nestled in the foothills of the Santa Monica Mountains is serving up a New Year’s Eve tasting menu that highlights a slew of fine fare. Additional highlights include a Champagne toast and live music.
Menu Highlights: Blinis and caviar, black truffle soup, seared foie gras, grilled elk tenderloin, bread pudding.
$150, Book now on Resy.

The Local Peasant
A Valley area staple, The Local Peasant is offering New Year’s Eve lobster feasts at both locations, with the option to add a 6oz center cut ribeye steak, or order from a limited regular menu. Champagne toasts will ring in the New Year, the restaurants will be decorated, music will be pumped up, party swag will include hat and noisemakers, and the countdown will be projected.
Menu Highlights: Steamed Maine lobster, loaded baked potato, sweet corn on the cob, ribeye steak.
$59, Book now at Sherman Oaks and Woodland Hills.

Where to Celebrate New Year’s Eve in Washington, D.C.

December 21, 2017 at 10:17 am
post by Emily Wilson

From a formal dash with free-flowing Champagne, to all kinds of prix fixe and tasting menu delights, these Resy restaurants in D.C. are coming in hot for New Year’s Eve. Grab your seat.

Image Courtesy of Masseria.

One of 2017’s hottest new openings, Bresca is ringing in its first New Year’s Eve by partnering with Piper-Heidsieck Champagne to host the Black and Gold Formal Dash of Seduction. Promising to sweep guests away in a festive and whimsical world of bubbles and culinary delights, the party will feature a myriad of creative passed hors d’oeuvres and luxurious food stations, plus an open bar, free flowing Champagne, the restaurant’s signature cocktails, and a live DJ.
Menu Highlights: Raw bar ice sculpture with oysters, caviar, prawns and crudo; king crab rolls with brioche and black truffles; oxtail agnolotti with celery root and black walnut.
$225, Book now on Resy.

Civil Cigar Lounge
Civil Cigar Lounge is offering a three-course prix-fixe dinner that includes a welcome cocktail, cigar, and complimentary Champagne toast as the clock strikes twelve.
Menu Highlights: Red butter lettuce salad, bistro steak, fried chicken, Valrhona dolce mousse.
$106.79, Book now on Resy.

A DC staple for Italian fare and wine, Maple has a special, three-course prix fixe menu in store for New Year’s Eve. An included, Champagne toast at midnight cements the appeal.
Menu Highlights: Seared scallops with wilted spinach and saffron sauce; grilled lamb chops; pappardelle with parsnips, pancetta, and white wine sauce; maple apple bread pudding.
$45, Book now on Resy.

This lovely pasta-focused restaurant has a range of offerings up its sleeve for New Year’s Eve: two options for the first seating– a four-course dinner in the dining room or a six-course La Cucina meal at the chef’s counter (book at 5pm), and three options for the second seating– five-courses in the dining room, and six or eight at the chef’s table (book at 8pm). All second seatings come with an end-of-night glass of Dom Perignon to ring in 2018.
$110 / $135 / $225 / $235 / $295, Book now on Resy.

Métier is rolling out the red carpet on December 31st: a seven-course tasting menu complete with a dessert salon, Champagne toast at midnight, and party favors.
$300, Book now on Resy.

The Dabney
What better time to indulge in The Dabney experience? The Shaw favorite is doing what it does best this New Year’s Eve: crafting a menu of market-driven specialties, which will take form as a five-course prix-fixe dinner.
$85, Book now on Resy.

Here’s Where to Ring in the New Year – in Austin

December 21, 2017 at 9:58 am
post by Emily Wilson

From one-night-only, chef-designed tasting menus to prix fixe offerings at some of the city’s most beloved establishments, these New Year’s offerings are way above par. Grab a seat and ring it in!

Image Courtesy of Launderette.

Foreign & Domestic
This funky-casual Austin staple is offering a tasting menu this New Year’s Eve, with optional wine pairing.
Menu Highlights: Beausoliel oyster, Champagne, caviar​; terrine of foie gras; skate wing, wild mushrooms, and brown butter; strawberry-rhubarb tart.
$75 / $100, Book now on Resy.

Kemuri Tatsu-ya
A chef-selected, multi-course dinner includes guests’ choice of two Kemuri cocktails, a 300mL bottle of sake, or a pitcher of beer and all non-alcoholic beverages.
Menu Highlights: Half-shelled oysters with nukazuke mignonette, ora king salmon sashimi, karaage ‘n’ cornbread, smoked Texas quail with koshihikari grits, mochi tacos.
$99, Book now on Resy.

Four-course prix fixe tasting menu for every table in the restaurant, including bar seats and the tented patio.
Menu Highlights: Foie mousse, king crab legs, Texas Wagyu strip, ricotta beignets.
$85, Book now on Resy.

Odd Duck
Enjoy a special farm-to-table menu– including a la carte options for parties of five or less, and prix fixe ($60) for parties of 6 or more. Plus bubbles, of course.
Book now at Odd Duck.

The Rotten Bunch
The Rotten Bunch is preparing a special four-course, prix fixe menu to ring in the New Year, with vegetarian and gluten-free options for every course.
Menu Highlights: Tuna tartare, country pate, red wine braised short ribs, swiss chard and ricotta stuffed cannelloni, warm sticky toffee pudding.
$55, Book now at The Rotten Bunch

Vox Table
A five-course dinner with suggested wine pairings and a complimentary Champagne toast at midnight. Added bonus: 180+ whiskeys available.
$85, Book now at Vox Table.

Where to Celebrate New Year’s Eve in the Bay Area

December 20, 2017 at 5:06 pm
post by Emily Wilson

From four-course prix fixe dinners and Champagne toasts at midnight, to deluxe tasting menus and party favors, these Resy restaurants in San Francisco and Napa are offering celebrations you won’t want to miss. Go on, ring in 2018 in style.

Image Courtesy of Hopscotch.

San Francisco & Oakland

A six-course Mo’olelo tasting menu that tells the restaurant’s story of Hawai’i, with with optional wine pairings for $40 a person.
Menu Highlights: Kombu cured kanpachi, tea smoked duck, mahi mahi with olena ginger, seared Wagyu beef cheek.
$80 / $100, Book now on Resy.

Bird Dog
A celebratory prix fixe menu served in abundant family-style. Additionally, specialty supplements will be offered, including oysters, caviar, truffles, Japanese Wagyu, and coursed wine pairings.
Menu Highlights: Kanpachi crudo, wood-grilled avocado, persimmon salad, Wagyu shortrib, coffee & donuts.
$125, Book now on Resy.

Chez Panisse
Both the Restaurant and Café will feature special menus, host live music and serve Champagne at midnight.
Book at the Café on Resy (or call 510-548-5049.) Book at the Restaurant on Resy (or call 510-548-5525).

Delight in a special, Spanish Artist Storytelling dinner — complete with traditional fare. The night will start with a reception of tapas and cocktails at Coqueta’s bar, then segue into a set menu dinner in the main cucina. Last but not least: a gorgeous view of fireworks over the San Francisco bay at midnight, thanks to Coqueta’s waterside locale.
Menu Highlights: Passed tapas, pluma, paella.
$145, Book now on Resy.

A special five-course New Year’s Eve menu, with various choices for each course.
Menu Highlights: Yonsei oysters, goose breast pastrami salad, moules frites with black truffle, rack of lamb and crepinette, maitake mushroom ravioli, poached pear mochi cake.
$85, Book now on Resy.

Izakaya Rintaro
A super deluxe, a la carte menu of classics and special dishes, plus a few traditional Osechi dishes to help bring health (Kuromame), happiness (Kombumaki) and prosperity (Tatsukuri) in the new year, and extra long Toshi Koshi Udon for a long life.
Menu Highlights: Grilled spiny lobster, Skywalker Ranch Wagyu ribeye, sake steamed matsutake, black truffled chicken cheese katsu.
Book now on Resy.

Kin Khao
In celebration of the New Year, savor a prix fixe family-style Thai meal featuring five signature dishes. (Note: Please enter the restaurant through the Ellis and Mason entrance on New Year’s Eve night.)
Menu Highlights: Turnip cake, caviar, pork cracklings, oysters with chili jam, savory fruit salad, vegetables in XO sauce, massaman beef cheek curry, local Dungeness crab curry.
$75, Book now on Resy.

Three-course tasting menu with optional wine parings.
Menu Highlights: Fresh baked pain au levain with house cultured ricotta and sciabica olive oil; asparagus with duck egg, bacon, currants, banyuls, and sherry; pressed lamb shoulder with peas, young onion, lentil fry bread, and lemon.
$75, Book now on Resy.

Petit Crenn
What better way to ring in the New Year, than with Petit Crenn’s stellar holiday offering? Reveillon 2018 is the theme this New Year’s Eve, where revelers will enjoy an exclusive eight-course tasting menu alongside a luxury wine pairing.
Menu Highlights: 
Canapes, caviar, salad, pasta, small fish, big fish, cheese, dessert, and mignardises. White truffle supplement: $75. Barolo supplement: $25.
$250, Book now on Resy.

Petit Marlowe
A five-course “Francophile” menu created by chefs Jennifer Puccio and Emily Luchetti. Exclusive Champagne pairing selections from the house of Dom Ruinart will be poured alongside each course.
$280, Book now on Resy.

A New Year’s Eve feast for the senses that promises abundance, opulence and warmth. Executive Chef is preparing a menu that celebrates the season from the bread program, to cold and warm vegetables, seafood and meat mezzes, and large format Ilnas.
Menu Highlights: Three labnehs, cheese borek, fattoush, cirtrus and chicories, charred cauliflower, buffalo rib sofrito.
$69, Book now on Resy.

The Morris
The Morris is offering three-course menus from 5:00-6:30pm, and a five-course feast (with lots of surprises) from 7:00pm onwards.
Menu Highlights: Shrimp toast with grapefruit and avocado, dumpling with chicken and foie gras, crab porridge with lemongrass and carrot, smoked duck with root vegetables, buckwheat doughnuts with whisky créme anglaise.
$85 / $125, Book now on Resy.

Tosca Cafe
Enjoy a four-course set menu within the twinkly ambiance of this San Francisco institution.
$85, Book now on Resy.

Uma Casa
Special, five-course prix fixe menu focused on special Portuguese dishes, prepared by executive chef Telmo Faria and sous chef Nicole Marin. Also on offer: wine pairings for $5o.
Menu Highlights: Roasted beets with farro and squash, crab bisque, duck confit risotto with smoked breast, pan roasted sea bass with sweet potato, chocolate cheesecake.
$85, Book now on Resy.

Image Courtesy of Bottega.


Two, four-course set menu options — Bottega classics or chef’s special, with wine pairings available.
Menu Highlights: Foie gras all cibreo, linguine di pavarotti, ricotta gnocchi della nonna, smoked and braised short rib, house-made Italian doughnuts.
$98 / $125, Book now on Resy.

Two Birds/One Stone
Five-course, family-style prix fixe dinner. The later seatings (at 8:00 and 8:30 pm) will include live music by Terry Savastano, a Champagne toast, and party favors at midnight.
Menu Highlights: Nakamura-san miso soup, platter of raw oysters, sashimi and crudites, black truffle duck confit, foie gras fried rice, salted caramel pudding, Tokyo affogato.
$90 / $125, Book now on Resy.

Here’s Where to Ring in the New Year – in New York City

December 20, 2017 at 3:10 pm
post by Emily Wilson

From oysters-and-Champagne to multi-course tasting menus or family-style spreads, indulge in decadent offerings – and festive celebrations – at your favorite restaurants this New Year’s Eve.

Image Courtesy of Air’s Champagne Parlor.

Oysters & Bubbly

Air’s Champagne Parlor
All-you-can-drink bubbly – aptly paired with champagne-friendly foods – and a dance party.
Menu Highlights: Champagne, oysters, caviar, and cheese.
$95, Book now on Resy.

Good Behavior
Open bar from 9pm-1am, champagne toast at midnight, DJ set by Chances With Wolves, and party favors — at the heated, enclosed rooftop bar atop the Made Hotel.
Menu Highlights:
Tiki-inspired and classic cocktails, craft beers, natural wines, and enough champagne to float a submarine.
$200, Book now on Resy.

A glass of champagne upon arrival, plus small bites at the rooftop bar of Williamsburg’s Wythe Hotel (read: comes with a stellar view of the Manhattan skyline).
Menu Highlights: Caviar and potato crisps, East Coast seafood plateau, lettuce cups, potted duck rillettes, spinach dip, chocolate truffle trio.
$150, Book now on Resy.

A five-course celebratory set menu alongside a selection of classic champagne cocktails (plus an option for limitless bubbly).
Menu Highlights: Blinis a la Russe, guinea hen broth with truffles, whole lobster bisque, profiteroles. (Subject to market availability.)
$165, Book now on Resy.

Tokyo Record Bar
Two seatings (7:30pm and 10:00pm) for a decadent set menu and drink specials a la carte, plus participation in selecting tunes for the vinyl jukebox.
Menu Highlights:
Oysters, caviar, king crab, uni.
$75, Book now on Resy.

Image Courtesy of Salvation Taco.

It’s a Party

Freemans unveils its second floor private bar, BANZARBAR, for the first time to the public, offering a full open bar and classic eats.
Menu Highlights:
 Raw bar, seafood specialties, canapés, Freemans favorites.
$180, Book now on Resy.

Le District
This New Year’s Eve, enjoy culinary offerings within Le District’s market, including French fries from Bar A Frites, cheese and charcuterie boards by the Boulangerie, and oysters courtesy of the Poissonerie. Best of all, enjoy an open bar all night long, with a selection of beer, wine and cocktails, and dance into 2018 with live music all night.
$195, Book now on Resy

Mother of Pearl
Together, Mother of Pearl and Cienfuegos are transforming their two-floor, East Village complex into a Stranger Things-themed fantasy land. The setting will embrace both the heartbreaking mystery of Hawkins and the chilly abyss of the Upside Down Universe. Specially designed cocktails, open bar, champagne toast at midnight, and passed apps all evening seal the deal. Early ‘80s attire highly encouraged.
$100, Book now on Resy.

Salvation Taco
Unlimited beer, wine, and margaritas (with a margarita toast at midnight); passed Mexican bites from 9-11pm (churros after midnight); DJ Genius James in lounge all night; and access to the rooftop bar, which will be tented with heaters.
Menu Highlights: Guacamole, chips & salsa, cheese and beef empanadas, carnitas and crab tostadas, tacos dorados and squash tacos, churros.
$125, Book now on Resy.

Image courtesy of Cervo’s

Prix Fixe

Celebrate the New Year with five courses – in a lovely ambient setting.
Menu Highlights: 
Crudite, lobster salad and caviar, black truffle agnolotti and Bay scallops, Chateaubriand and potatoes, chocolate cake with chantilly cream.
$135, $65 optional wine pairing, Book now on Resy.

5- and 7-course tasting, accompanied by a Champagne toast at the final three seatings (8:30pm on).
$65 / $115 with Champagne toast, Book now on Resy

5-course prix fixe (or a la carte options available)
Menu Highlights: Baked oysters with black truffles, red wine-poached foie gras and brioche, Maine lobster and potato gnocchi, venison wellington, shared desserts for the table.
$65 for adults, $30 for children, Book now on Resy.

Six-course menu, with vegetable- , seafood- and meat-based dishes, and complimentary aperitif welcome cocktail.
Menu Highlights: Foie gras with homemade brioche and chutney, Maine lobster risotto, beef tenderloin, lemon meringue tart.
$125, Book now on Resy.

Blue Ribbon Federal Grill
Five-course menu with decadent add-ons, and a sparkling drink pairing for bubbles all night long.
Menu Highlights: Jumbo shrimp cocktail, Dungeness crab and avocado salad, bone marrow with oxtail marmalade, Arctic Char, NY Strip Steak, chocolate chip bread pudding. (Black truffle cheesy spaetzle and sole meuniere, $20 /$25 supplement).
$85, optional $55 drink pairing, Book now on Resy.

Savor a six-course set menu with a sweeping view of the Manhattan skyline. Final seating includes a Champagne toast.
Menu Highlights: Bay scallop crudo with Santa Barbara sea urchin, poached halibut, black truffle-and-lobster risotto, NY strip steak, chocolate bread pudding.
$140 / $170 with Champagne toast, Book now on Resy

Indulge in four courses of delights (think Cervo’s signature shellfish offerings) – complete with a seafood tower. Later seatings include a complimentary midnight toast.
Menu Highlights: Oysters, littleneck clam escabeche, black rice with Maine uni, lamb chops a la plancha.
$95 before 9pm, $110 after 9pm, Book now on Resy.

Charlie Bird
A four-course dinner and optional wine pairing (3 glasses) – in a wonderfully upbeat environment accented by hip-hop jams.
$100 prix fixe, $75 wine pairing, Book now on Resy.

Multi-course menu with optional beverage pairing. Three-course menu (first seating), four-course menu with bubbly (final seating).
$85, $50 beverage pairings (
6-8:30pm) / $140, $60 beverage pairings, Book now on Resy.

Enjoy delicious selections served over four courses, including a vegetarian option. The final seating includes bubbly at midnight and outdoor festivities on the patio.
Menu Highlights: Caramelle, Guinea hen-and-foie gras agnolotti, 60-day dry-aged NY strip with twice-baked potato, turbot, chocolate torte with blood orange.
$110 / $140 (9pm), $45 optional wine pairing, Book now on Resy.

A festive four-course menu with options ranging from shaved truffles to caviar.
Menu Highlights: dry-aged carpaccio with uni, black lime, and sourdough, grilled scallop with caviar, mackerel with ponzu and Italian plums, Wagyu with sweet potato and shaved truffles, and chocolate mousse with shaved white truffles.
$135 first seating (5:30-7:30pm), $225 second seating (8-11pm), Book now on Resy.

Three-course set menu, with a combination of Italian specialties and inventive market-driven dishes. Oysters available a la carte.
Menu Highlights: Charred octopus, house-made kale agnolotti with brown butter and sage, pan-roasted arctic char, lobster risotto, braised short rib, warm chocolate cake with gelato
$55, Book now on Resy.

Ring in the New Year in Harts’ quaint and intimate atmosphere, over a four-course set menu.
Menu Highlights: Hamachi crudo, Serrano ham with burrata, quail with couscous and yogurt, red snapper in a saffron broth, and chocolate mousse with mandarin oranges.
$85 before 9pm, $100 after 9pm, Book now on Resy.

Celebrate over an intimate five-course dinner at two seatings throughout the evening. From 10:30 pm on, enjoy an open bar and passed hors d’ oeuvres.

$50 (6:30, 8:30) / $75 (10:30pm on), Book now on Resy.

Le Garage
Four-course set menu (with an option to enjoy a la carte), plus complimentary Champagne toast at midnight.
Menu Highlights: Foie gras, carmelized onion tartelette, coq au vin, halibut with vanilla beurre blanc, “chardon” chocolate cake. 
$60, Book now on Resy.

Little Frog
A three-course menu, party favors, and complimentary champagne toast at midnight.
Menu Highlights: Seared diver sea scallops with cauliflower and sturgeon caviar, halibut steak, veal T-bone with morel mushroom sauce and truffle gratin, lava cake.
$75 prix fixe, $120 wine pairings, Book now on Resy.

Motel Morris
A glitzy dinner with four courses of savory delights. The final seating will include a complimentary sparkling toast.
Menu Highlights: Hand-cut steak tartare, pan-seared diver scallops, wild mushroom risotto, braised short rib, lobster pot pie, sautéed branzino, candy cane sundae.
$75 (5:30pm-8:45pm), $85 (9pm-10:45pm), Book now on Resy.

Pasquale Jones
Prix fixe three-course menu of new and classic dishes. An optional flight of three wines paired with dinner.
$100, $75 optional beverage pairing, Book now on Resy.

Four-course set menu of savory offerings and dessert.
Menu Highlights: Caviar toasty, wood-roasted oysters, bouillabaisse with mussels, clams, shrimp and bay scallops, rib of beef, and crepe cake.
$115, Book now on Resy.

Enjoy dinner (a la carte until 8pm, four-course prix fixe menu 9pm on), accompanied by a live band, and complete with a Champagne toast at midnight.
Menu Highlights: Sea urchin, foie gras, or bone marrow crostini, short rib bucatini, farfallini with shrimp and caviar, porchetta, diver scallops.
$125 prix fixe, Book now on Resy.

Tijuana Picnic
Enjoy a choice of a five-course set menu with party favors and a complimentary midnight toast, or dinner and late-night bottle service.
$80, Book now on Resy.

The Cannibal Liquor House
Opt for a multi-course dinner, accompanied by wine. The menu is an ode to menus past and the chefs of great restaurants.
Menu Highlights: Beef royale (Daniel Boulud), beet tartare (Daniel Patterson), truffled spaetzle (Daniel Humm & Oliver Muller), and bitter ballen.
$125, Book now on Resy.

The Nomad Bar
The NoMad Bar will be serving a four-course prix fixe menu of “refined New York tavern fare” for the entire evening, at two seatings throughout the night.
Menu Highlights: fruits de mer, bone marrow, ribeye with black truffles, halibut with caviar, Brooklyn Black Out Cake.
$125 / $175, Book now on Resy.

The Spaniard
Enjoy three courses of signature dishes, a live DJ, midnight balloon drop, and complimentary toast at midnight. For those looking for space at the bar, tickets guarantee entry and a glass of bubbly.
$100 prix fixe dinner / $20 general admission (bar), Book now on Resy.

Union Square Cafe
What better time to enjoy the Union Square Cafe experience? Enjoy a fanciful four-course menu (at two seatings), with live jazz from 8:30pm on, and a Champagne toast at midnight.
$195 (before 8pm) / $265 (8pm on), Book now on Resy. 

Image Courtesy of Olmsted.


Enjoy a family-style dinner inspired by the Japanese tradition of eating “toshikoshi soba”– noodles to slurp away the hardships of the year and to bring good luck and longevity in the year(s) ahead.
Menu Highlights: A soba noodles with bone-in soy-braised short rib or lobster tempura in a miso broth, uni and smoked daikon rice balls, bacon-wrapped persimmon, and mochi.
$70, Book now on Resy.

Celebrate with a no-frills, family-style feast. For parties of 4 or more, choose from a festive New Year’s Eve menu, complete with an optional all-you-can-drink Cava add-on, or an a la carte menu.
Menu Highlights: Caviar, whole salt-baked trout, and mushrooms with smoked garlic.
$50 NYE menu, $30 all-you-can-drink Cava special, Book now on Resy.

June Wine Bar
A special four-course shared plates menu and an optional wine pairing, with selections from June’s favorite producers.
Menu Highlights: Oysters with shiro dashi and yuzu powder, bay scallops with almond creme and caviar, dry-aged NY Strip with fermented mushrooms and red Spanish prawns, salt-baked Celeriac with white chocolate potato foam and black truffle.
$85 per person, $50 optional wine pairing, Book now on Resy

Olmsted will be offering a family-style tasting menu, with a celebratory Champagne toast during the final seating.
$95 (5:30pm–8:45pm) / $125 (10pm on), Book now on Resy.

Image Courtesy of Loring Place.

A la Carte

Camperdown Elm
Full a la carte menu plus seasonal specials and a sparking wine toast.
Menu Highlights: Stracciatella with persimmon and macadamia, octopus with morcilla and tomatillo, dry-aged duck breast with cabbage and plum.
Book now on Resy.

LaRina Pastifico & Vino
Special New Year’s Eve a la carte menu.
Menu Highlights: Wellfleet oyster with blood orange and cocktail sauce, Wagyu beef tartare with burrata, and smoked spaghetti with caviar, chives, and buddha hands.
Book now on Resy.

Loring Place
Enjoy mainstay menu offerings alongside additional holiday specials.
Menu Highlights:
 Bay scallop crudo; parmesan bowties with shrimp, chilies, and fennel; Grandma-style pan pizza; roasted short rib with horseradish gremolata and potato purée.
Book now on Resy.

Marlow & Sons
Spring for the classics, and enjoy the usual, a la carte menu.
Menu Highlights: 
East Coast oysters, potato tortilla, chicken liver pate, spicy fried chicken.
Book now on Resy.

Classic menu selections and a complimentary glass of champagne for a midnight toast.
Menu HighlightsJerusalem bagel, Kubaneh, chickpea fried octopus, smoked eggplant carpaccio, lamb duo.
Book now on Resy

Image Courtesy of L’Appart.

Tasting Menu

Avant Garden
5- and 7-course tasting menus, offered at 6:30 and 9:30, respectively.
Menu Highlights: N/A
$125 / $175, Book now on Resy.

5-course tasting menu, with optional wine pairing.
Menu Highlights:
Fluke ceviche, truffle and aged parmesan caramelle, New York strip, chocolate olive oil cake.
$100, and $50 for wine, Book now on Resy.

A 10-course tasting menu from a Michelin-starred chef, with an optional wine pairing.
Menu Highlights: Osetra caviar with crème fraîche and brioche, foie gras with banyuls and rutabaga, guinea fowl with tortellini and white truffle, black truffle camembert.
$250 tasting menu, $175 wine pairing, Book now on Resy.

Llama Inn
4-course tasting menu with a complimentary glass of champagne, plus a surprise live performance later in the evening.
$100, Book now on Resy.

A celebratory menu highlighting the best of the season’s harvest, plus midnight champagne and late-night festivities.
Menu Highlights: Oysters, caviar, fish ceviche, scallop with lentils escabeche, slow roast beef with chimichurri, smoked chocolate mousse.
$85 per person and $55 for children from 5:30pm-8pm. $98 per person for the final seating (includes bubbly), Book now on Resy.

A special New Year’s Eve multi-course chef’s tasting menu offered at 6pm and 8:30pm.
$150, Book now on Resy.

A night in Marrakech — 5:30pm a la carte, 7:00pm chef’s feast menu, 9:00 & 10:30pm expanded feast with live entertainment and a Champagne toast.
$75 / $125, Book now on Resy.

Nine-course kaiseki menu, Champagne toast, and optional NYE beverage pairing.
$395, Book now on Resy.

Trestle on Tenth
Four courses, Champagne toast, optional wine pairing, and limited additional a la carte menu.
$95, plus optional $45 wine pairing, Book now on Resy.

New on Resy: Nashville

December 15, 2017 at 3:12 pm
post by Emily Wilson

From a notable local chef’s new Eastern European-inspired restaurant, to a picture-perfect all-day café serving health-driven fare, the latest additions to Resy’s Nashville roster are coming in hot.

Image courtesy of Kuchnia & Keller

Led by two passionate industry professionals — chef Chris Raucci and Victoria Rothberg — Answer offers a comfortable, neighborhood setting with a menu that’s globally inspired and hyper-seasonal, drawing inspiration from a multitude of cultures. Dishes like mussels with lemongrass, serrano, beer, and crème fraîche, and bucatini with lamb & pork ragu are complemented by house cocktails, craft beers, and a global wine list. Book now at Answer.

Cafe Roze
This all-day East Nashville café serves fresh, modern American fare — espresso and eggs in the morning, salads and grain bowls come lunch, and heartier options at dinner. During the day, Cafe Roze is all bright and airy. At night, it transforms into a dimly lit, vibey spot with top-notch, classic cocktails. The tables are sleek marble, the bar is expansive, the windows large, and the space accented with pink and gray throughout. Book now at Cafe Roze.

Fin & Pearl
From the folks of The Southern — owner Tom Morales and chef Matt Farley, of TomKats Hospitality — comes Fin & Pearl, a restaurant all about sustainable seafood. From braised and grilled octopus to crispy whole fried bronzini, the food here is served with a hefty dose of Southern hospitality, and in a nautically-inspired setting. Book now at Fin & Pearl.

Kuchnia & Keller
With nods to the Midwest and Eastern Europe, Kuchnia & Keller is a community-focused bar and restaurant in Germantown committed to fostering relationships with local farmers and brewers to bring a diverse drink program and a seasonal menu to local residents. Chef Aaron Clemins, a former sous chef at City House, helms the kitchen, and the menu is simultaneously an homage to his Milwaukee roots and Eastern European heritage. Eighteen beers and two cocktails on draft, and a daily late-night menu with an ever-changing selection of house-made hot dogs add to the appeal. Book now at Kuchnia & Keller.

In the heart of East Nashville, Peninsula serves Spanish and Portuguese fare — cuisine of the Iberian Peninsula — accented with French techniques. Enjoy serrano ham on grilled bread with tomato butter, braised rabbit in garlic broth with espelette pepper, and don’t miss the drinks. The bar program features a Spanish gin and tonic menu, Old World wines, and thoughtfully crafted cocktails. Book now at Peninsula.

The Southern Steak & Oyster
Housed in the shiny Pinnacle Building at Symphony Place, in the heart of downtown Nashville’s burgeoning SoBro district, is The Southern Steak & Oyster. It’s a steakhouse, but a distinctly Southern one at that. There’s a shuck-to-order oyster bar, a hickory wood-fired grill where steaks and other meats are tended to, and dishes like fish n’ grits and the farmer’s plate (comprised of locally grown produce). Executive chef Matt Farley collaborates with owner Tom Morales to bring a Southern tilt to time-honored dishes, taking inspiration from the Gulf Coast to the Caribbean. Book now at The Southern Steak & Oyster.

WestEnd Kitchen & Bar
At WestEnd Kitchen & Bar, the Michelin-starred chef Chris Anderson (Alinea, Moto, L20) cooks inventive Southern cuisine, sourcing local and organic produce from regional farms within the Nashville area. The vibrant cocktail program and spirit menu is run by beverage director Megan Cross, formerly of Los Angeles’ Old Lighting, and focuses on whiskeys — including a custom-blend Belle Meade bourbon, by Greenbrier Distillery. Reclaimed barn wood floors preserve character and warmth. Book now at WestEnd Kitchen & Bar.

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