James Mulcahy's places

Seafood Restaurant155 W 51st St, New York, NY(212) 554-1515$$$$
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James Mulcahy reviewed a year ago
Food Excellent Decor Excellent Service Excellent - How great is it that Eric Ripert added a casual lounge to his fine-dining restaurant in Midtown. It's so great that we can actually afford to go. Jackets are not required for a drop by in this area, which features an a la carte menu and plenty of creative cocktails. Yes, it's still way expensive, but no where near the $200 that you'd spend on the tasting menu in the main dining room.
New American Restaurant132 W 44th St, New York, NY(212) 997-5262$$$
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James Mulcahy reviewed a year ago
Food Very good Decor Excellent Service Very good - $20 cocktails - yikes! But you're paying for ambiance when you stop by this Midtown eatery, which is one of the sexiest joints in town. The food is really solid, but I'd suggest going when you're on your expense account. I like taking out of towners, as they are always so impressed by the glamorous setting that the check doesn't seem as bad.
Italian Restaurant2 Lexington Ave, New York, NY(212) 777-2410$$$
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James Mulcahy reviewed a year ago
Food Very good Decor Very good Service Excellent - Danny Meyer's rustic Northern Italian has a lot going for it - the food is stellar, the environment is warm and homey and the staff is on point. The only problem? It's expensive. It's way too easy to run up tabs north of $100 per person - especially if you want a glass of wine or two from the well-curated list. The plates are shareable and you'll want to try a lot, so hit this joint only when you're able to drop a pretty penny. Offal fans take note - you'll find your fill of brains, tripe and other atypical meats.
American Restaurant261 Moore St, Brooklyn, NY(718) 417-1118$$
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James Mulcahy reviewed a year ago
Food Excellent Decor Very good Service Very good - When Sam Sifton came out with his NY Times review and said that this is "one of the more extraordinary restaurants in the United States," I rolled my eyes. Clearly the NY Times critic had drank the Brooklyn Kool Aid. Then i went there. Eye rolling erased. The creative American here is astonishing and the Pizzas - wow. Yes, you'll have to wait two hours but the party-like atmosphere makes things fly by. If you just want a pizza, keep your eyes peeled for Roberta's kiosks at markets like Madison Square Eats.
American Restaurant310 Lenox Ave, New York, NY(212) 792-9001$$$
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James Mulcahy reviewed a year ago
Food Very good Decor Very good Service Very good - Absolutely wroth the trip Uptown (which isn't even that bad considering that the 2/3 train is literally steps away), Marcus Samuelsson's Harlem eatery delivers on food and on vibe. The fried yard bird is an instant classic, but look through them menu for silent threats - you'll be rewarded for steering away from the signature dishes. It's always packed - be sure you have a reservation, because otherwise you ain't getting in. Bonus: on Sunday nights, there's a live jazz trio tucked in the corner of the bar. It can get a little loud, but the energy level in the room is off the hook.
Modern European Restaurant314 W 11th St, New York, NY(212) 620-0393$$$
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James Mulcahy reviewed a year ago
Food Excellent Decor Excellent Service Excellent - The two hour wait is part of the experience - put your name in and go get pickle backs at The Rusty Knot to kill time before they call you. Once you snag a table, you cannot leave until you have the gnudi and the burger. Easily my favorite restaurant in NYC.
Japanese Restaurant366 West 52nd Street, New York, NY(212) 582-0052$$
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James Mulcahy reviewed a year ago
Food Good Decor Good Service Good - Is any bowl of ramen worth waiting upwards of 1.5 hours for? Absolutely. Not. The offerings here are good but it's absolutely crazy to wait unless you are a broke college student down to your last $20 and you want to make it last.
French Restaurant10 Columbus Cir #3, New York, NY(212) 823-6123$$$
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James Mulcahy reviewed a year ago
Food Very good Decor Excellent Service Very good - There are a lot of way expensive options in the Time Warner Center, and then there's Landmarc, an all purpose eatery that never disappoints and won't break the bank. The entire menu is served all day - I prefer sitting at the U-shaped bar and enjoying a pot full of mussels with a cocktail. They only offer wine by the half and full bottle, which actually turns out to be a great value. Those half bottles also let you sample more - yay.
American Restaurant131 Sullivan St, New York, NY(212) 677-6200$$$
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James Mulcahy reviewed a year ago
Food Very good Decor Excellent Service Excellent - Like many restaurant obsessives, I have a love hate relationship with The Dutch. I hate the buzz surrounding it but, then when I settle into the bar for some oysters and Prosecco, I love it. Although it was way over-hyped when it opened the joint more than delivers, especially if you go off-hours (i.e. during late night) when the crowd is industry heavy and everyone seems to know each other. Oh, and don't believe them if they say they're booked - there are always plenty of tables set aside for walk ins.
American Restaurant99 Prince St, New York, NY(212) 966-5454$$$
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James Mulcahy reviewed a year ago
Food Very good Decor Excellent Service Very good - When out-of-towners think of a New York restaurant, this subterranean spot is likely very close to what they envision. The dimly lit dining room is the definition of New York-sexy - yeah, the food may not be as stellar as the other Jean Georges restaurants around two, but when you're in an atmosphere this stylish, do you really care? Oh, and while other joints in this area are shamelessly serving $18-20 cocktails, the drink list here keeps things affordable.
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