Author: Robert Simonson

Resy SpotlightNew York

An Impossible Dream Comes True: El Quijote Gets a New Life

There’s customer loyalty. And then there’s El Quijote customer loyalty. When the new partners behind the rebirth of the classic…


The ClassicsChicago

At Miller’s Pub, It’s Tom & Jerry Time Again (And Again)

Any December night for the past 60 years or so, there has been a reliably warming beacon of hope for…


The RundownNew York

Everything You Need to Know About Panorama Room, Now Open on Roosevelt Island

Before you go to a restaurant, what do you want — or need — to know most? In our series, The…


The current-day Gage & Tollner dining room. // Photo courtesy of Gage & Tollner; historical photos courtesy of the Brooklyn Historical Society

The ClassicsNew York

The Long Road to Gage & Tollner’s Once-and-Again Return

Historically, there are no second acts for famous New York restaurants. Rector’s, Mama Leone’s, The Colony, The Quilted Giraffe’s, Maxwell’s…


Courtesy White Horse Tavern

The ClassicsNew York

The White Horse Tavern Evolves, But Dylan Thomas Is Always Watching

The psychic center of the White Horse Tavern in Greenwich Village — still, even after decades of changes — is…


Courtesy Miracle on 9th Street

Bars and CocktailsNational

Christmas Cocktails Run Hot and Cold, but Warm You Either Way

Contrary to popular belief, COVID has not cancelled Christmas — not if the ever-resilient restaurants and bars across the nation…


Resy At Home

Holiday Cocktails Are All About Warmth — So Say the Pros

With Thanksgiving approaching, and many COVID-wary Americans still opting to dine outdoors, it is definitely hot toddy time in the…


Keens Steakhouse

The ClassicsNew York

Even 135 Years After Opening, There’s No Dining Room Quite Like Keens

The Martini was perfect — cold, strong, and large. The shrimp cocktail was textbook, the shrimp big and firm, the cocktail…