TOWN Concierge NY Restaurant Spotlight: Pie Face
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Australian Pie Face

Australian Pie Face image from NY Grub Street

Pie Face

1691 Broadway, near 53rd Street
piefacenyc.com

Anyone who hasn’t recently attended a production of Sweeney Todd or Titus Andronicus can appreciate the appeal of a meat pie in all its portable, filling tastiness.

Whoever finds the lucky golden token in their pie wins a trip for two to Australia, plus unlimited pie

Aussies in particular are boosters of this particular snack, so it’s no surprise that a new source, Pie Face hails from Down Under. The 24-hour carb dispensary specializes in savory pies (Thai chicken curry; beef and tomato; tandoori vegetable), but you can get sweet pies and coffee as well. Those who haven’t yet sullied their New Year’s resolutions can opt for mini-pies, and if you’ve already said to hell with it, there are sausage rolls too. In honor of the opening, the shop will give customers a free coffee or mini-pie all day Thursday, beginning at midnight. A golden pie giveaway starts at the same time and runs for a week: Whoever finds the lucky golden token in their pie wins a trip for two to Australia, plus unlimited pie. www.newyork.grubstreet.com

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TOWN Concierge Restaurant Spotlight: Tsushima Midtown East
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Tsushima

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Image courtesy of www.tsushimanyc.com.

 

Tsushima
141 East 47th Street at Lexington Avenue
www.tsushimanyc.com

From the sidewalk, this unassuming Japanese eatery looks like any other sushi joint in Midtown, but inside, with a sleek interior, undulating ceiling, and seasonal menu, Tsushima proves to be a sharp cut above.

Ordering omakase is an ideal way to appreciate the chef’s artfulness

Traditional Edomae-style sushi is featured here, instead of the showy, super-sized Japanese-fusion rolls common to similar establishments, with prime selections of fresh fish that showcase the sushi chef’s knife skills. Ordering omakase is an ideal way to appreciate the chef’s artfulness and take the guesswork out of ordering, but plenty of a la carte options invite exploration, including a meltingly savory toro nigiri, and dense, flavorful yellowtail sashimi, along with seasonable delicacies like octopus, abalone, and sea urchin. Cooked entrees feature tender chicken teriyaki and a lightly battered vegetable tempura that delivers the right amount of tasty, flash-fried crunch.


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TOWN Concierge NY Restaurant Spotlight: The Seahorse Tavern
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THE SEAHORSE TAVERN
303 East 85th Street at Second Avenue
www.theseahorsetavern.com

dishes using the freshest locally sourced seafood, create wonderfully inspired takes 

The Seahorse Tavern is bourne out of the life-long passions of neighborhood locals, who wanted to bring the cuisine they love—”comfort seafood”—to the people they love—family, friends, and, of course, neighbors. Their personal touches can be tasted on the menu; dishes using the freshest locally sourced seafood, create wonderfully inspired takes and many New England classics, such as fried oysters, Peeky-toe crab dip, and lobster rolls. The personal touches flourish as well with the decor; the bar and wainscotting are built from planks from the original Coney Island boardwalk, the lights and sconces were salvaged from big ships, the mirrors and artwork are antiques, and their signature seahorse is by Hamptons artist Drew Madden. The Seahorse Tavern hopes that its history with, knowledge of, and commitment to both comfort seafood and comforting patrons will draw in neighbors, old and new, and curious and hungry visitors for a long time.

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TOWN Concierge NY Restaurant Spotlight: The Leopard
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The Leopard
1 West 67th Street near Central Park West
www.theleopardnyc.com
Italian | Hot Spot | Ambience | Notable

The Food is Southern Italian, with a focus on Sicily, Sardinia, Campania, Basilicata, Calabria and Apulia

On the bones of the historic Café des Artistes, which first opened in 1917 and finally shuttered in August 2009, Il Gattopardo owners Gianfranco and Paula Sorrentino are opening The Leopard at Des Artistes. A preview cocktail party for the neighborhood drew MOMA director Glenn D. Lowry and artist Leroy Neiman. The Food is Southern Italian, with a focus on Sicily, Sardinia, Campania, Basilicata, Calabria and Apulia. Though the Howard Chandler Christy murals are restored and still on the walls, the dark traditional room has been lightened and updated. Terrazzo and walnut floors have replaced carpeting, while the ceilings have been raised and the dining room and bar expanded.

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TOWN Concierge New York Restaurant Spotlight: Neely’s Barbecue Parlor
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Neely's Barbecue Parlor

Neely’s Barbecue Parlor
1125 First Avenue between East 61st and 62nd street
www.neelysbbqparlor.com
Recently Opened | Notable Chef | Hot Spot | Barbecue

The restaurant itself spans a number of rooms and is meant to look like a sprawling Southern home


Pat and Gina Neely the stars of Down Home with the Neelys on the Food Network will open their first New York restaurant, Neely’s Barbecue Parlor, on the Upper East Side in the old Merchants NY space next Wednesday. Pat and his brothers opened their first barbecue joint in Memphis and 1988, and it grew into a small chain with three locations in the South and one retail store in the Nashville airport. For the Manhattan project, the Neelys are working with Abraham Merchant of Merchants Hospitality and Chef Wade Burch who will run the day to day operations of the kitchen. The restaurant itself spans a number of rooms and is meant to look like a sprawling Southern home (one that is dotted with little pig statuettes) with a den, a porch, a parlor with a fireplace, and a bar and dining room. As for the menu, there’s plenty of ribs in a variety of sizes and style, pulled pork, ribeye steak, and beef brisket.

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