22 Apr / Gotham Magazine – Manhattan by Sail Returns



Manhattan by Sail Returns; The Musket Room Celebrates Earth Day

What will Manhattan by Sail offer this year, and how is The Musket Room honoring Earth Day? That and more in this week’s dining news….


Enjoy Decadent Meals On a Boat With Manhattan by Sail

Manhattan by Sail is back on April 24 with three new sails (Standard under the Stars, Clipper Castaways, and Hudson Harbor Guided Tour)—and some perfect opportunities to wine and dine on lobster and beer or enjoy a champagne brunch while taking in glorious views of the city.

The Musket Room Honors Earth Day With Candlelit Feast

No lights, no gas, and no ovens—this is the setup for dinner at The Musket Room on Earth Day (Wednesday, April 22). Michelin-starred chef Matt Lambert is serving a seven-course raw tasting menu in recognition of the green initiative. Candles will surround the cozy dining room as you tuck into dishes like scallops with fennel and olive oil, and venison tartar with uni, pickles, mustard, and truffles. The first seating starts at 6 p.m.; the second seating begins at 9 p.m. 265 Elizabeth St., 212-219-0764

Hudson Garden Grill Brings Sit-Down Eatery to New York Botanical Garden

Whether you’re out catching the last glimpses of cherry blossoms or walking through the orchid exhibit at the New York Botanical Garden in the Bronx, be sure to check out the new Hudson Garden Grill. This restaurant by Stephen STARR Events is the first full-service, sit-down restaurant at the botanical garden. Located inside a 40-acre arboretum, a new American menu features dishes like classic rotisserie chicken and bucatini pasta. Open Tuesdays through Sundays from 10 a.m.-6 p.m. 2900 Southern Blvd., Bronx, 646-627-7711

GENUINE Superette Brings Cali-Style Eatery to Little Italy

Don’t be surprised if you’re strolling around Little Italy and think you’ve suddenly stumbled upon a slice of California when you see GENUINE Superette. Inspired by roadside eateries on the West Coast, this AvroKO-designed space is mostly black and white with whimsical touches. On the menu, you’ll find casual dishes—buttermilk-battered chicken sandwiches and Baja-style ahi tuna tacos—with a gourmet twist. Award-winning chef Paul Liebrandt is also contributing a fish-and-chips dish that’s a must try. The eatery currently serves lunch and dinner. 191 Grand St., 646-726-4633

Ibis Offers Classic Mediterranean Dishes With a Refined Twist

The slated opening of Ibis Mediterranean Restaurant & Lounge on April 23 harks back to the heyday of nearby historic Kimberly Hotel. The resto features a sophisticated Mediterranean menu under executive chef Ferhat Aydin including dishes like grilled spicy lamb with homemade lavash and baklava served with pistachio and clotted cream. Entertainment also figures prominently into the dining experience here, as celebrities have graced the stage in this space for years. 151 E. 50th St., 212-753-1144

Enjoy Seasonal Dishes with the Chef’s Table Option at the Andaz

Personalized service is nothing new for the Andaz 5th Avenue hotel, but its culinary game is stepping things up. A Chef’s Table experience is now available in private dining areas of the hotel, where guests can savor executive chef Michael Santoro’s locally-focused menu. From cheese and charcuterie plates to an open-faced ravioli rabbit dish, you’ll find a menu tailored to all your tastes. 485 Fifth Ave., 212-601-1234

Daily Oyster and Spritz Happy Hours at All’onda

All’onda is offering an enticing happy hour every day from 5-6:30 p.m. with oysters and cocktails where patrons can nosh on east and west coast oysters and throw back spritz cocktails. Order a Bellini or the All’onda (cappelletti aperitivo topped with Prosecco) and relax. 22 E. 13th St., 212-231-2236


By webadmin in In The News