• Restaurant Midtown East NYC

    Tres Carnes: Barbecue and Tex-Mex Hook Up

    by  • February 26, 2015 • UN EATS • 

    Tres Carnes

    Tres Carnes, a New York mini-chain with a new branch in the Turtle Bay neighborhood of Midtown Manhattan, touts its food as a marriage of Tex-Mex and Texas-style barbecue. The wedding may spice up your lunch hour, but the pairing does not dazzle. While some of the dishes stand out, it’s mostly just Mexican...

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    Eating Like an Italian at Alidoro

    by  • January 8, 2015 • UN EATS • 

    Il Soprano - prosciutto, mozzarella, baby onions, long-roasted sweet red peppers, olive paste and arugula on a Stirato roll

    Alidoro is the sandwich shop of my dreams, and that’s a problem. Other people seem to feel the same way. Drop by between 11:30 and 2:30 and you may get so hungry waiting in line to order your lunch you’ll be tempted to put in a call to Domino’s. Situated on a nondescript stretch of...

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    Asian Fusion That Shines With Star Power

    by  • October 30, 2014 • UN EATS • 


    Fusion is the fashion these days, but the concept is fairly fuzzy. It can just mean that an Italian and an Argentine got married and decided to share a stove. But if you’re lucky, it will really mean that some great minds with good cooking skills have pooled ingredients and techniques from different parts...

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    Luke’s Lobster, Offering Seafood Alfresco

    by  • September 18, 2014 • UN EATS • 

    A crab roll from Luke's Lobster, reinforced with spicy crabmeat soup. IRWIN ARIEFF

    If you didn’t know it was there, you could easily walk right by the new Luke’s Lobster, just east of Third Avenue on East 43rd. Scaffolding next door has left the double glass doors at the front of the restaurant in the dark, and there’s only a small blackboard sign to let you know...

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    Blue Olive Market: Rack of Lamb to Go

    by  • May 8, 2014 • UN EATS • 

    Blue Olive salad bar

    At the Blue Olive Market, a new casual restaurant and carryout service in the United Nations neighborhood, you can be out the door in minutes with a lunch of rack of lamb — four lovely rare-cooked chops — along with two vegetable side dishes, all for the princely sum of $13.95. The market, on...

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