Secrets From the Highest-Grossing Restaurant in New York

If there’s a venture with a projected shelf life of five minutes, it’s a nightlife restaurant in New York’s Meatpacking District. The exception? Tao Downtown. Since it opened in 2013, with heavy wooden doors that look like they were airlifted…
San Francisco’s Sushirrito Is Coming Summer 2016

New Yorkers can finally get their hands on the original sushi burrito. Sushirrito®, a San Francisco restaurant brand, is the creator of the world’s first sushi burrito restaurant concept. Sushirrito serves made-to-order, hand-held sushi burritos stuffed with savory Asian and…

Manhattan, NY  (RestaurantNews.com)  New York City’s own Copacabana Supper Club and Nightclub is excited to introduce its expanded rooftop area, which will offer its customers a Roll-A-Cover retractable enclosure. This retractable enclosure will allow the venue to utilize the outdoor…

Washington, DC  (RestaurantNews.com)  sweetgreen, the farm-to-table organic salad and frozen yogurt shop recently announced two new locations, expected to open in early 2013. 1164 Broadway (at 28th Street), New York City sweetgreen is coming to Manhattan!  The brand inked a…

Healthy Fast Casual Concept’s Double Digit Growth Spurs Expansion with First Manhattan Location Chicago, IL  (RestaurantNews.com)  The growing fast casual category is becoming the perfect marriage between two growing consumer needs: getting quick food on the go and enjoying healthy,…

In the 14 years since it opened, Eleven Madison Park has slowly become one of the most elegant and esteemed restaurants in New York City. With its high ceilings and hushed grandeur, it feels like a sanctuary. Its sophisticated cooking…

New York, NY  (RestaurantNews.com)  L’Absinthe, renowned NYC French restaurant, is pleased to announce that Chef and owner Jean-Michel Bergougnoux has been chosen as Chef of the Year by the US chapter of Maitre Cuisiners de France. The aim of this…

Coca-Cola Co and McDonald’s Corp slammed Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s proposed ban on large soft drinks in New York City, arguing for freedom of choice and saying it would not effectively curb obesity. “New Yorkers expect and deserve better than this.…

New York City plans to enact a far-reaching ban on the sale of large sodas and other sugary drinks at restaurants, movie theaters and street carts, in the most ambitious effort yet by the Bloomberg administration to combat rising obesity.…

From Delis to Dim Sum and Hibachi to Haute Cuisine, Share Your Dining-Out Highs and Lows All Surveyors to Receive Free Copy of Zagat’s NYC Restaurants Survey New York  (RestaurantNews.com)  Looking to tout that great meal you had last week?…

After two years of falling sales, the restaurant industry pinned their hopes to 2011. Despite optimistic forecasts in the first months of the year, it has shaped up to be another lackluster sales season. Foot traffic declined over the year…

While many restaurant patrons have embraced the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene’s new letter grade evaluation system, the lack of clarity of these marks may have lured even the most informed of foodies into a false…

NYC & Company, New York City’s marketing, tourism and partnership organization, today announced that NYC Restaurant Week Summer 2011—the City’s original culinary celebration and world’s first Restaurant Week—will feature more than 320 restaurants.  The two-week event will take place July…

It’s enough to give a restaurant owner agita. According to a recent report on New York City eateries, revenues have declined 1 percent over the last year and gone down more than 7 percent over the last three years. Independent…

Despite customer misgivings, the hands-free waitering method seems to be all the rage lately, especially at the city’s smaller restaurants. Without a notepad between server and customer, the relationship is a cozier one, say these penless wonders. “I think it’s…

When the restaurateur Elaine Kaufman died last year, the manager who inherited her legendary restaurant on the Upper East Side said, “We’re going to try to run it as usual.” On Tuesday, less than six months later, the manager, Diane…

by Tiffany Lee I’m by no means a “food snob,” but I like to think that I know good food when I have it. Fortunately, I’m currently living my life in the Lower East Side of Manhattan which gives plenty…

In an effort to increase awareness of and interest in Korean cuisine in New York City, the Korean Food Foundation launched its Mobile Kitchen yesterday, offering complimentary Korean fare at various locations around NYC. The Mobile Kitchen opened at Bryant…

NEW YORK  (RestaurantNews.com)  Zagat released the results of its 2011 New York City Restaurant Survey today, revealing that the dining scene is still sluggish two years after the Great Recession. A majority of this year’s crop of 123 noteworthy newcomers…

A growing number of New York City-based restaurants are scouting locations or setting up shop in the District, hedging against some weakness in their hometown market. Since the economic downturn began, no fewer than 10 Empire State restaurateurs have made…