Gay restaurant in New York.
Mexican restaurant in NYC.
High in the mountains of northern Vietnam, the city of Sapa was once host to French hill station. This confluence of cultures created an unforgettable cuisine.
Lips is a New York drag legend, a restaurant/bar with shows, parties and a wait staff in drag.
Times Square, with its Disney-esque carnival air and cheap, touristy restaurants seems like the last place in smug Manhattan for a great dining experience. But there are still some cuisine secrets to be had. The newly-reopened View Restaurant, on the 47th floor of the Marriott Marquis Hotel in the heart of Times Square, is one of them. Sure, it at first appears gimmicky with its 360-degree revolving dining floor (the only one in New York) and twelve glass elevators, but the recent $4 million renovation (plush, modern reds and purples) has turned this tourist-popular eatery into a place any nose-in-the-air Manhattanite wouldn?t mind being spotted at before or after a Broadway play. And yes, the panoramic views of the surrounding Midtown skyline are to die for.
Chef Fabian Ludwig (gotta love that name) serves up New York-centric dishes like Coach Farms goat cheese, Long Island clams and lobster, Suffolk County duck breast, and Hudson Valley foie gras. Kevin Zraly, founder of the hotel?s Windows on the World Wine School, also keeps it local with over 50 labels of NY state wines from the Finger Lakes, Long Island, and Hudson River Valley regions - including Palmer Vineyards, Herman Wiemer, and Clinton Vineyards. Meanwhile Dale DeGroff, the author of The Craft of the Cocktail, creates an innovative cocktail program that features new twists on old favorites like the Fizz, the Highball, and of course, the Manhattan.
Midtown steakhouse with Hollywood feel, great service.
Gay restaurant in New York city.
Gay restaurant in New York.
French restaurant, gay friendly.
BED is the most relaxing dining spot in the city—once you get past reservation-takers, bouncers, elevator attendants guiding you to the sixth floor of the Chelsea warehouse, the mandatory entrée requirement, and the automatic 18% gratuity. Huge mattresses with mounds of pillows let you relax with a hot date or a small party, after you place your shoes in a cubby and put on BED’s complimentary socks. Nearly everyone is younger than 30; you’ll also be most comfortable if you’re a model or similarly beautiful person, preferably female. The trance music and slow-motion videos projected on screens attempt to soothe you, as do creative drinks like the blackberry julep, a new, fresh-fruit take on the mint julep. The French cuisine nouvelle has Caribbean and Chinese influences, reflecting BED’s Miami-based older brother. Main courses are also mainly seafood based, such as Caribbean lobster tail on roasted pineapple and celery, with a coconut-ginger sauce for tropical flair. Seared free-range beef tenderloin in Syrah wine sauce is an outstanding cut of meat served on mashed boniato, a sweet potato from Cuba and Florida. Even desserts are playfully inventive. A rare feast for every sense, BED is worth at least one visit.