3 NYC Restaurants You Must Try

MOLOS RESTAURANT

Love the ambience of NYC dining, but find the hustle and bustle of it all kills your appetite? Gear up instead for a five-minute ferry ride to Molos Restaurant, a tranquil spot on the water in Weehawken, NJ, that boasts a stunning view of the New York skyline. Their menu is mainly seafood, with Greek- and Mediterranean-inspired dishes. The flaming brandy-soaked saganaki is a Greek cheese staple you absolutely must try — their incorporation of figs in this traditional dish adds a unique, sweet touch. Because there are so many enticing dishes, sharing plates is highly recommended. And each dish comes out looking more beautiful than the last. Finish up with something sweet for dessert — any selection is sure to satisfy.

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BELLA’s “A” List

Appetizers:
SAGANAKI: Graviera cheese, sun dried figs, flambé with brandy
KEFTEDES: Kobe beef meatballs

Entrees:
LOBSTER: Nova Scotia hard shell (1½ lbs)
PAIDAKIA: 7th Heaven Farms lamb chops, sweet potato mash

Dessert:
BAKLAVA
BOUGATSA

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Cuisine: Greek
Attire: Business casual
Price Range: $$$$
Serving: Lunch, Dinner, Weekend Brunch
Outdoor Seating: No
Alcohol: Full bar
Ambiance: Traditional

Weehawken
1 Pershing Road, Weehawken, NJ 07086
201-223-1200 • MolosRestaurant.com

BEDFORD & CO.

Beside the artful Renwick Hotel stands Bedford & Co., conveniently located smack dab in the middle of Manhattan. The restaurant, helmed by Chef John DeLucie, recently expanded its menu to include Sunday brunch, and this fall hungry New Yorkers would be amiss to pass up on their opportunity to dig into some delectable jalapeño corn muffins. The great thing about their brunch offerings is that they have both healthy and hearty options, from avocado toast and grain bowls to chicken and waffles and the Bedford Burger. Truly, there’s something for everyone. If you aren’t a babe who brunches, their lunch and dinner menus, comprised of fresh pastas, prime cuts of meat, and more seafood than you can handle, will definitely do the trick.

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BELLA’s “A” List

Appetizers:
JALAPEÑO CORN MUFFIN
AVOCADO TOAST: Radish, cilantro, chili / add eggs

Entrees:
CALIFORNIA BOWL: Poached eggs, farro, barley, puffed wild rice, sunflower seeds, pepitas, sprouts, avocado
SAUSAGE & BISCUIT SANDWICH: Chicken apple sausage, black pepper gravy, fried egg, buttermilk biscuit, breakfast potatoes

Cocktails:
LE GRANDE DAME: Grey Goose L’oranj, St. Germain, Gr. Marnier, creole bitters, fresh citrus, champagne
THE LAST WORD: Dorothy Parker gin, green Chartreause, maraschino liquor, simple syrup, fresh lime

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Cuisine: American
Attire: Casual
Price Range: $$
Serving: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Sunday Brunch
Outdoor Seating: No
Alcohol: Full bar
Ambiance: Industrial rustic

Midtown East
118 East 40th Street, New York, NY 10016
212-634-4040
BedfordAndCo.com

LA STRADA

Located in the heart of Staten Island, La Strada epitomizes extraordinarily fine Italian dining. Whether you’re seeking an intimate, cherished dinner, or are hosting a family gathering, La Strada experts will assist in planning your ideal event as well as always provide you with an authentic and delicious Italian experience. Celebrating their 28th year serving loyal customers, La Strada’s owner and head chef Anthony Santisi excels at providing a sense of hospitality and comfort while serving delectable food. The menu boasts a large variety of soups, salads, and pastas, along with chicken and seafood entrees, as well as grilled steaks, chops, and chef specialties. The restaurant features a full bar and extensive lunch, dinner, and dessert menu. Our favorite was the stuffed artichoke appetizer that’s packed with Pecorino Romano and seasoned bread crumbs. For a positive environment, great food, excellent service, and creative catering options, La Strada is absolutely the place to be.

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BELLA’s “A” List

Appetizers:
STUFFED ARTICHOKE: Stuffed with Pecorino Romano and seasoned bread crumbs

Entrees:
CHICKEN CORDON BLEU: Ham and swiss cheese sandwiched in a chicken breast, pan fried with olive oil in a lemon wine butter sauce
SHRIMP MARINARA: Jumbo shrimp sautéed with garlic and olive oil, white wine, and fresh Italian plum tomato sauce over linguine pasta

Dessert:
CHOCOLATE RASPBERRY FUDGE CAKE

Cocktails:
PINOT NOIR: Forest Glen
PINOT GRIGIO: Due Torri

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Cuisine: Italian
Attire: Casual
Price Range: $$
Serving: Lunch, Dinner, Dessert
Alcohol: Full Bar
Ambiance: Intimate

New Dorp
139 New Dorp Lane
Staten Island, New York, 10306
718-667-4040
CafeLaStrada.com

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