Category Archives: Bar, Lounge

Review: Belle Reve Tribeca: CBGB without the hard drugs

(2,000 people have read this review as of February 27, 2015) February 27, 2015- By Steven E. Greer, MD I hope that every person in the restaurant business reads this because it exemplifies why hospitality

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The beef stew tour of 2015

March 10, 2015- By Steven E. Greer I like to tour Downtown to find the best of a particular type of food that is not commonly found on

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Why is Blue Smoke in such decline? The owners have been doing this.

March 14, 2015- We are hearing that a new “corporate chef” is hovering over Blue Smoke

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Review: Employees Only suffers from extreme inconsistencies

October 10, 2014- By Steven E. Greer, MD Since I first went to Employees Only in June (see original story below), I have been back approximately six times. I keep going back in search of that good experience that I … Continue reading

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North End Grill capitulates, finally puts up signage

February 5, 2015- For three years, it has been a running joke how so many people walk by the entrance

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A tour of Distilled in Tribeca

January 29, 2015- By Steven E. Greer I was invited to stop by the 18-month-old Distilled in Tribeca. This is the first restaurant for the young duo of Nick Iovacchini and

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Review: Tao Downtown

January 21, 2015- By Steven E. Greer I was Uptown and decided to detour on the way home to 9th Avenue and stopped by Buddakan. They were closing

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Beware the “Parlor” dinner club mailing invites

January 23, 2015- By Steven E. Greer I received a fancy printed dinner invitation similar to what one gets for a wedding, inviting me to a private SoHo

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Review: Little Park at The Smyth Hotel: Red flags galore

November 20, 2014- By Steven E. Greer Last week, I was at the small restaurant across from the Greenwich Hotel

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Poulakakos expands nightclub empire

December 29, 2014- By Steven E. Greer BatteryPark.TV was the first to report that the Poulakakos group had opened a Trojan Horse on Bowery Street called Bacchanal,

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The NYT’s Pete Wells pens essay supporting ours: Cocktails have jumped the shark

October 12, 2014- By Steven E. Greer I recently wrote my definitive review of “The World’s Best” cocktail bar, Employees Only. (It was voted world’s best by

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What do you think of the new Pier-A Harbor House?

December 6, 2014- The new Poulakakos-run Pier-A is partially opened.

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Shinola wannabe to open on White Street

Update November 21, 2014- Sadly, rumors of the strip club were false

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Review: New bar called “The Happiest Hour”

November 7, 2014- By Steven E. Greer This newly opened bar was described

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Bar CYRK opens

October 25, 2014- By Steven E. Greer I randomly decided to go to Bar CYRK on the night which happened to be its grand opening.

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Tour of Stone Street after Hurricane Sandy

Ronan Downs, the owner of several restaurants in the Financial District on Stone Street, such as Beckett’s, Stone Street Tavern, The Dubliner, Pizza Pizza, and Burger Burger gives a tour of the area after Hurricane Sandy. All of the establishments … Continue reading

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TriBeCa: Still super lame after 9:00 PM

October 10, 2014- By Steven E. Greer Every year, I make the effort to scour the nightlife scene in

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Schnitzel season

September 4, 2014- By Steven E. Greer This summer, I toured as many ice cream shops as a I could. Now, it is schnitzel season.

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This is the type of drunk that Pier A could bring to BPC

August 26, 2014- This is the type of piss drunk derelict that could stumble out of Pier A at 4:00 AM if it is allowed to open with the current proposed liquor license.

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Bloomberg leaves out Dead Rabbit in list of world’s best

June 13, 2014- The Dead Rabbit in FiDi opened with PR-placed stories in the WSJ acclaiming it as “world’s best bartender” and so on.

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