It’s Never Too Early to Think About Dinner

North End Grill

The Tribeca Citizen Restaurant Guide continues to be updated regularly. (To find it, just look for the blue logo.) And it continues to grow—the main landing page now gets around 1,400 page views per month, making the guide an even smarter place for local restaurants to advertise. And here’s a deal: If you buy an ad in the lefthand column for at least three months, you can also add a photo to your restaurant’s page.

These are the restaurants that have been added (because they’re new or I finally wrote them up), changed, or closed.

Blue Smoke
Cowgirl Sea-Horse
Hudson Market
Le Pain Quotidien BPC
Lotus Blue
North End Grill
Pane Panelle (formerly Stuzzicheria)
Super Linda

Also: Girello now delivers, while Blue Smoke will offer delivery in early March.

And thanks to all who have commented on the restaurants’ individual pages! A few recent ones that have been memorable:

••• “My wife and I ate at Ristorante Aglio on Thursday night. We were fans of Tribecafe and wanted to check out the new place. It looked almost identical except the round table and large shelf at the end the bar had been removed. We both ordered appetizers and entrees. She had an arugula salad which they were more than happy to modify due to dietary restrictions and I had the foie gras. Both were excellent and the portion of foie gras was quite generous. For entrees she had the rigatoni bolongese and I had the whole young chicken. Again, both were excellent. In regards to the chicken I would say it’s one of the best I’ve ever had. The skin was perfectly crisp while every piece of meat remained juicy and succulent. Now for the bad…. While we were one of only three tables, it took almost 20 minutes for the apps to come out and then 30 more for the mains. However our server did acknowledge the delay and we were provided with a complimentary charcuterie platter for our troubles. So kudos to the staff for trying to make things right. Overall we had a very positive experience and will definitely be back.” —Brett

••• “My husband and I tried Kutsher’s Tribeca on Christmas Eve. The food was excellent. We focused on the starters: latkes, an updated take on two ways to do pickled herring, amazing fried baby artichokes, and shared a main course and a side. We were stuffed but still ordered desert. The place was packed and everyone seemed to be having a good time. A welcome addition to the neighborhood.” —Judith Miller

••• “Capri Caffe is like being in Italy. I know that’s such a cliché, but it is! It is tiny, cramped, crazy, doesn’t take cards, staff doesn’t speak much English, no one gets their food at the same time, and everything is delicious. They also have Chinotto (an addictive Italian soft drink), which is how you know they’re authentic. Oh, and there’s no kitchen—they cook everything behind what looks like the counter of the deli that used to be there. I shouldn’t even be telling you this because it’s hard enough to get a table already.” —Hudson River

••• “Nobu really should renovate the restaurant. It’s not so much the design but it’s seedy, worn out and it’s been that way quite a long time. I live in the neighborhood and it’s one of the reasons I don’t go very often.” —Toni Silber-Delerive

••• “I really enjoyed my dinner at Lotus Blue. They were very accommodating of kids and the food was great. I do wish that they served the matchstick potatoes some other way, maybe in a cone or tall bowl. We will definitely go back for the meatballs, pork belly, multigrain rice and to try most everything else. The fryer wasn’t working and those finger bananas were calling to us.” —J (who actually commented on the New Kid on the Block post, but whatever)


1 Comment

  1. so many places so little time…………..I want to try each and every one……..