233 Front St. New York, NY 10018
#2, 3, A, C to Fulton Street station
Ooooooh! Nelson Blue is great! We’ve come into this New Zealand bar and grill a couple of times for weekend brunch and for Friday evening after work when we’ve wanted to head near South Street Seaport. We have loved every visit. The staff here is so great. This establishment has become a fast favorite for us. Everything on the menu looks like something that will taste delicious. For appetizers, we tried their grilled wings. I think these are now our absolute favorite wings. They’re perfectly sized and grilled and seasoned to perfection and have a bit of a tangy and citrusy flavor. They come with a unique sauce too. Even the staff really loves these. We also tried their lollipop grill chop, which is priced by the piece and cooked to perfection. The final appetizer we tried was the salmon skewer which tasted even more amazing served with their fresh tasting dill mayo. During the weekdays, you must be sure to try the Fried Egg Club served with a salad. I ordered mine without runny eggs, and I loved every bite of that sandwich. Harv had the Grilled NZ Lamb Lollipop Chops. His meal included 5 delicious chops served with a potato and pea cake, and rosemary sauce. He hasn’t stopped talking about it. For the brunch (served weekends only), you must try the Salmon BLT which is served with some amazing bacon! Additionally the Grilled Mahi Mahi sandwich served with arugula, tomato and pickled onions, also comes with a mango chutney that takes this sandwich over the edge! Both of these entrees were served with a salad.
My new favorite drink is their Full Nelson. It’s a combination of Firefly vodka and lemonade. We had ours with a little extra kick. Yeah….it’s a really good drink!
Mon-Thurs 1130am – 230am, Fri-Sat 1130am – 4am, Sun 1130am – 200am
Higher-end (Excellent preparation, creative and delicious).
Higher-end (Makes everyone feel comfortable, always pleasant, attentive and efficient)
Good/Moderate ($30 – $60). For a really good time here, this amount can get you an appetizer an entrée and a drink. You can also have just a drink and appetizer for under $30
Higher-end (Eye-catching, inspires conversation). We love their big screen TVs, showcasing news and sports.
626 Vanderbilt Avenue (Between Park Place & Prospect Place), Brooklyn, NY 11238
#2 or #3 train to Grand Army Plaza station, or B or Q train to Seventh Avenue station
One of the most relaxed places to visit along the Vanderbilt Avenue strip. The manager, Rob, makes sure that everyone is happy and smiling and that they return. Plan B, located in the Prospect Heights section of Brooklyn, offers a variety of tasty treats including some of the best sandwiches and salads. Enjoy dining at Plan B for lunch, dinner. Also, stop by for happy hour 4:00 – 7:00pm. Plan B is a small venue, offers outdoor seating, ok for any occasion, ok for children (during the days, of course). The atmosphere’s always friendly.
Plan B is also great place for sports viewing. They show all the games (football, soccer, hockey, tennis, etc), and you can count on always having someone to cheer along with.
Mon-Tues 4pm – 1am, Wed 4pm – 2am, Thurs 4pm – 3am, Fri 4pm – 4am,
Sat 12pm – 4am, Sun 12pm – 12am
Good (This place is sure to offer a dish you’ll find special enough to come back for) Menu is specific to appetizers, salads and sandwiches. Our favorites include the Buffalo wings, jerk chicken salad, fried fish sandwich (tilapia), pulled pork sandwich, and calamari. Rob also enhances the dining experience by altering the menu every so often. Plan B offers good beer selections (includes beers on tap). They also offer a nice weekend brunch menu. All-in-all, Plan B offers more than just your standard bar fare.
Good (You’ll come back again) Personal attention from the management is just super. Be sure to ask for Rob when you visit Fridays during happy hour, Saturdays and Sundays for lunch.
Cheap ($10 – $30 pp). $20 – $30 will take care of you here.
Good (Comfortable, creative). Still evolving as management continues to add sports memorabilia
The Livingroom at The Standard Hotel
848 Washington Street (near West 13th Street), New York, NY
C, E or A train to 14th Street Union Square
We ABSOLUTELY love this place! Located in the Meatpacking district, The Standard rates huge in every way. It’s a regular spot for fun and fabulousness! Even the restrooms are great. Dress casual but be sure to look good. The entire neighborhood is chic and there’s achance to meet celebs. This place is a must visit whether you live in NY or are just visiting. You’ll feel relaxed and part of New York’s elite crowd. The cocktails here are delicious. Our favorites are the cosmonaut and Rick Shaw! Favorite menu items are the shrimp cocktail and the turkey club! Even if you’re not an official part of New York’s elite, the staff here ensures your personal enjoyment. It’s classic service with a smile. We enjoy Livingroom at The Standard mostly during a nice afternoon lunch, evening and late night cocktails.
Higher-end (Excellent preparation, creative and delicious)
Higher-end/Splurging (Makes everyone feel comfortable; always pleasant, attentive and efficient. You’re sure to leave 18% or more for gratuity)
Good ($30 – $60). This is a great spending range for this place. You’ll enjoy yourself
Higher-end (Eye-catching, inspires conversation)