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Tuscany Steakhouse, New York, NY, USA
Tuscany Steakhouse, New York, NY - New York Sirloin Steak - photo by Luxuy Experience Tuscany Steakhouse where the culinary focus is American (Traditional) Steakhouse and Italian cuisine is the perfect blend for "land" and "seafood" dining. With 1-year under its culinary belt, the attractive, upscale restaurant located at 117 West 58th Street in Manhattan just steps away from Central Park and the Theatre District is garnering its share of attention from locals as well as visitors.
Demarchelier Restaurant Bar, NY, NY, USA
Lobsters in a Beurre Bblanc Ssauce - Photo By Luxury ExperienceDemarchelier Restaurant Bar may be located at the corner of 86th Street and Madison on the Upper East Side of Manhattan in New York City, however its heart and soul, and its cuisine, is firmly and deliciously planted in France. Since 1978 when French-American owner and painter Eric Demarchelier opened his eponymous restaurant, locals and visitors have gathered to celebrate French cuisine in a warm and inviting ambience. Now managed by Eric's daughter Emily Demarchelier, the restaurant is a Francophile's dream come true with the talented Chef Marc Tagournet in the kitchen bringing the essence of French cuisine to New York City. Bon Appetit!
The Boathouse Restaurant, Kennebunkport, Maine, USA
Oysters - The Boathouse - Kennebunkport, Maine - photo by Luxury Experience Maine is famous for its lobster and The Boathouse, part of the Kennebunkport Resort Collection, in Kennebunkport, Maine has a menu teaming with tempting lobster and seafood dishes along with "land-based" dishes to appeal to a wide variety of palates. The Boathouse opened in May 2018 on the banks of the Kennebunkport River, and if the restaurant was any closer to the water you would need to wear a flotation device while dining in this chic restaurant where Executive Chef John Shaw is the talent in the kitchen.
Russian Samovar Restaurant and Piano Bar, New York, NY, USA
Russian Samovar Restaurant and Piano Bar - NY, NY, USA We took a "culinary tour" of Russia via dinner in New York City at the acclaimed Russian Samovar Restaurant and Piano Bar located at 256 West 52nd Street just off 8th Avenue in the heart of the theatre district. Since 1986, the Russian Samovar Restaurant and Piano Bar has attracted diners not only for the delcious traditional Russian cuisine and savory and sweet house infused vodkas, but also for the music.
Woodnotes Grille at the Emerson Resort and Spa, Mt. Tremper, NY, USA
Faroe Island Salmon - photo by Luxury Experience We had a lovely dinner at Woodnotes Grille at the Emerson Resort & Spa in Mt. Tremper, New York located in the heart of the Catskill Mountains, where the restaurant's focus is on "Catskill Creative Cooking." The delectable Woodnotes Grille menu features many New York state and Catskill Mountain local products, a nice selection of New York State wines in addition to United States and international wines, well-crafted artisanal cocktails, and excellent service, which made our experience at the restaurant most pleasurable.
Juniper at the Fairmont Washington, DC, Georgetown, USA
Cioppino - Juniper Restaurant - photo by Luxury ExperienceFairmont Hotels go to great lengths to distinguish themselves as luxury properties, and the Fairmont Washington, DC Georgetown upholds that tradition of providing extra luxurious details in their restaurant Juniper by keeping bee hives on their rooftop and using the honey they gather in a few of their recipes. Executive Chef Jordi R. Gallardo and Chef Mitchell Eldridge are the talent in the kitchen where the restaurant's focus is on local, sustainable ingredients used in classic recipes with modern elements and beautiful presentations.
OKO, Westport, CT, USA
Seared Sea Scallop - OKO Westport CT Fashionable Westport, Connecticut just got even more fashionable with Chef Brian Lewis' new restaurant, OKO, housed in the former Vigilant Firehouse. Cool industrial chic, clean lines, exposed brick and two large arched windows overlooking Wilton Road give the restaurant an airy yet intimate ambience to complement Chef Brian Lewis' Japanese-inspired menu. Attractive presentations followed by inspired palate-pleasing combinations make the dining experience most memorable. Attention to detail from the front-of-the-house staff complement the seamless efforts from the open kitchen. Bon Appetit!
Il Gattopardo, New York, NY, USA
Il Gattopardo - New York City - photo by Luxury Experience The restaurant Il Gattopardo is located mere steps away from luxurious shopping on Fifth Avenue in Manhattan, and around the corner from the Museum of Modern Art (MOMA), but its culinary focus takes its fine dining clientele to Southern Italy with its delectable menu and attentive service. Owned by Gianfranco and Paula Sorrentino and Chef Partner Vito Gnazzo, Il Gattopardo is a delicious find in a city renowned for its restaurants.
Docks Oyster Bar and Seafood Grill - Spring Oyster Festival, NY, NY, USA
Docks Oyster Bar and Seafood Grill - Oysters Rockerfeller - photo by Luxury ExperienceDocks Oyster Bar and Seafood Grill in New York City, New York took diners on a "palate-inspired tour" of New Orleans during their 2017 Spring Oyster Festival with their New Orleans' themed event featuring a plethora of unlimited raw and cooked oysters, Creole Oyster Chowder, and Seafood Gumbo, along with shrimp cocktail, and New England Clam Chowder.
Brasserie 8 ½, New York City, NY, USA
Brasserie 8 1/2 Staircase - Photo by Phil GreenbergBrasserie 8 1/2, an attractive French restaurant located in New York City on the west side in the Midtown section of Manhattan steps off Fifth Avenue, and close by to Central Park. The modern, contemporary ambience includes a dramatic sweeping glass stairway to the attractive art-filled restaurant that sets the stage for culinary excellence from Executive Chef Franck Deletrain.
The Leopard at des Artistes, New York City, NY, USA
Antipasti - The Leopard at des Artistes - NYC - photo by Luxury ExperienceThe Leopard at des Artistes located on the west side of Manhattan in New York City New York steps away from Central Park is an elegant, sophisticated bijou of a restaurant where the stunning décor, ambience, and impeccable service duly complement the Southern Italian cuisine of Executive Chef and partner Vito Gnazzo. Together with partners Gianfranco Sorrentino and Paula Bolla-Sorrentino the restaurant is a shining star in a city renowned for its fine dining restaurants. Buon appetito!
Docks Oyster Bar and Seafood Grill - Oyster Festival, NY, NY, USA
Docks Oyster Bar and Seafood - Oyster Festival - photo by Luxury Experience Oysters were in abundance at Docks Oyster Bar and Seafood Grill in New York City, New York during their Fall 2016 Oyster Festival. We deliciously sampled our way through an appetizing presentation of oysters including various types of raw, fried, baked, broiled, fritters, Po Boys, and Creole Oyster Chowder, along with New England Clam Chowder, and colossal shrimp. Absolutely amazing!
TBar Steak and Lounge, New York, NY, USA
Prime Aged Rib Eye Steak - TBar NYC - Photo by Luxury ExperienceTBar Steak & Lounge located on the Upper East Side of Manhattan in New York City, New York features Executive Chef Ben Zwicker as the talent in the kitchen. Since its opening in 2007, TBar Steak & Lounge has attracted Upper East Side locals with its enticing food, comfortable yet upscale attractive ambience, and excellent service.
Sixty 5 on Main, Nyack, NY, USA

Falafel and Hummus - photo by Luxury ExperienceThe restaurant Sixty 5 on Main in Nyack, New York features Executive Chef Moshe Grundman and Pastry Chef Choya Hodge as the talent in the kitchen where the focus is on delectable Mediterranean cuisine designed to be shared. Live music, culinary creativity from the kitchen, and a hip, stylish and comfortable setting, make for a winning combination.

Fresh Salt Restaurant at Saybrook Point Inn and Spa, Old Saybrook, CT, USA
Seared Tuna - Fresh Salt Restaurant - Old Saybrook, CT - photo by Luxury ExperienceSummer dining does not get any fresher than at the restaurant, Fresh Salt at the Saybrook Point Inn & Spa located in Old Saybrook, Connecticut. Chef de Cuisine Gese Rodriguez is the talent in the kitchen where he brings creative flair to farm-to-table and boat-to-table presentations to complement the stunning shoreline ambience.
Uncle Jack's Steakhouse, NY, NY, USA
Kanasa City Dry Aged Steak - photo by Luxury Experience Uncle Jack's Steakhouse in New York City owned by Celebrity Chef Willie Degel celebrates its 20th anniversary in 2016, and with three locations, Midtown, Westside, and Bayside, finding a great steak in New York is as easy as 1-2-3. In addition to the USDA Dry-Aged Prime Steaks and Meats, Uncle Jack's Steakhouse has a nice selection of seafood to appeal to both "land and sea" appetites.
MAMO restaurant, New York, NY, USA
Tagliata - MAMO restaurant NYC - photo by Luxury ExperienceWe had an excellent dinner at MAMO restaurant, a stylish and attractive restaurant located in the SOHO neighborhood of New York City that features a sophisticated blend of Italian and Provençal cuisine lead by the talented Michelin-starred Executive Chef Massimo Sola. Truffle fans will appreciate their signature dishes, and there is much to appeal to diverse palates. Bravo!
Wildcat Tavern, Jackson, NH, USA
Ossobuco - Wildcat Tavern, Jackson, NH, USA - photo by Luxury ExperienceWe had an excellent dinner at the Wildcat Tavern in Jackson, New Hampshire where the focus is on New England cuisine in an attractive and comfortable setting, with Chef Bryant Alden as the talent in the kitchen. Chef Bryant Alden, whose ancestry dates to the Mayflower, has a true New Englander's flair which he extends to the restaurant's culinary vision and style.
Highfields Restaurant at the Eagle Mountain House and Golf Club, Jackson, NH, USA
Scallops - Highfields Restaurant - Eagle Mountain House & Golf Course - Jackson, NH - photo by Luxury ExperienceHighfields Restaurant at the Eagle Mountain House & Golf Club, located in Jackson Village, New Hampshire provides stunning vistas of the White Mountains from its wide expanse of windows to pair with Chef Vanessa Davis' intriguing classic comfort cuisine with a twist. Intriguing flavor profiles and artistic presentations that follow through on the palate make Highfields Restaurant a sleeper of a surprise in tiny Jackson, New Hampshire.
The Forum at The Greenbrier - America's Resort, White Sulphur Springs, WV, USA
Pasta Lobster - The Forum at Greenbrier Hotel - photo by Luxury Experience The Forum at The Greenbrier® - America's Resort located in White Sulphur Springs, West Virginia focuses on Italian cuisine and has its own coal-fired pizza oven which is the heart of the attractive restaurant where outstanding cuisine is matched by outstanding service. We had an excellent dinner at the restaurant where "house made" is their byword. Buon appetito!
Prime 44 West at The Greenbrier - America's Resort, White Sulphur Springs, WV, USA
Prime 44 West - Filet Trio - The Greenbrier, White Sulphur Springs - photo by Luxury ExperienceWe had a fabulous dinner at Prime 44 West at The Greenbrier® - America's Resort located in White Sulphur Springs, West Virginia. Prime 44 West is an upscale steakhouse named for native West Virginian Jerry West, who played at West Virginia University and also played, and later coached, the Los Angeles Lakers, part of the National Association of Basketball league, where he won a total of 10 championships;  impeccable service matches the high profile cuisine. Sous Chef Meredith Flavin is the talent in the kitchen.
Loi Estiatorio - New York, NY, USA
Tiger Prawns Grilled - Loi Estiatoria, New York - photo by Luxury ExperienceChef Maria Loi's restaurant, Loi Estiatorio located at 132 West 58th Street in New York City, focuses on healthy Greek Mediterranean cuisine. Greeks are renowned for their wonderful cuisine and their gracious hospitality, both of which are in abundance at Loi Estiatorio. The food is sumptuous, well-presented, and healthy, the ambience is warm and welcoming, and the service is excellent. We entered as strangers and left as friends.
The Cottage, Westport, CT, USA
White Miso Buttered Lobster - photo by Luxury ExperienceEnter the door of Chef Brian Lewis' new restaurant, The Cottage in Westport, Connecticut and the first thing that you notice is that the space is at once intimate and cozy, stylish yet comfortable, like the charming shoreline town of Westport founded in 1835 where it resides. A graduate of The Culinary Institute of America, Chef Brian Lewis focuses on inspired classical cuisine interspersed with exotic ingredients and picture perfect presentations to dazzle the eye as well as the palate.
NoMa Social, New Rochelle, NY, USA
Shrimp - photo by Luxury ExperienceNoMa Social located in the Radisson New Rochelle in New Rochelle, New York is a stylishly cool and contemporary restaurant and lounge where Executive Chef Bill Rosenberg focuses on Mediterranean cuisine. The menu features a diverse selection of tapas as well as large plates, and cocktail fans will appreciate the interesting cocktails. Located one-half mile from the New Rochelle Train Station, the restaurant is a mere 35-minute train ride on Metro North from Grand Central in New York City making it perfect to meet friends for lunch, tapas and cocktails, or dinner in the evening.
Ben and Jack's Steak House, New York, NY, USA
Rib Eye Steak 0 Ben and Jack's Steak House, NYC - photo by Luxury ExperienceBen and Jack's Steak House in New York City owned by brothers and cousins, Ben, Jack, Russ, and Harry Sinanaj is a classic steakhouse, where the signature dish is a 44-ounce Dry Aged Porterhouse Steak; however, they also offer a wide selection of seafood, poultry, and pasta dishes on the menu to appeal to diverse palates. Executive Chef Admir Alibasic is the talent in the kitchen.
Aragosta Bar + Bistro at the Battery Wharf Hotel, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
Lobster Pot - Aragosta Bar + Bistro - photo by Luxury ExperienceAragosta Bar + Bistro at Battery Wharf Hotel in Boston, Massachusetts celebrates the shellfish of Boston and the New England region with its Mediterranean and seafood inspired menu featuring Executive Chef Joseph Adamo and Sous Chef Donna Spina as the talents in the kitchen.
Charlie B's Pub and Restaurant at Stoweflake Mountain Resort and Spa, Stowe, VT, USA
Fried Oysters - Charlie B's - Stoweflake, Stowe, VT - Photo by Luxury ExperienceThe award-winning Charlie B's Pub & Restaurant at Stoweflake Mountain Resort & Spa located in Stowe, Vermont offers a delicious taste of Vermont as a member of the Vermont Fresh Network where the focus is on using as many locally grown and New England produced products as possible. Executive Chef Mitch Jones is the creative talent in the kitchen where in addition to the regular menu he creates an inspired daily menu as well.
TS Steakhouse, Turning Stone, Verona, NY, USA
Steak TS Steakhouse, Verona, NY, USA - photo by Luxury ExperienceTS Steakhouse at Turning Stone Resort Casino in Verona, New York features panoramic penthouse views to complement the delicious culinary fare created by Chef de Cuisine Steve Batur the talent in the kitchen. Attentive service and cuisine that pushes the traditional steakhouse fare to new levels, makes TS Steakhouse a winner.
Wildflowers, Verona, NY, USA
Salmon - Wildflowers - Verona, NY - Turning Stone - photo by Luxury ExperienceWildflowers the AAA-rated four diamond restaurant at The Lodge at Turning Stone Resort Casino in Verona, New York is one that you can easily dine at over several evenings and still find one more item that you want to try. The most difficult part of dining there is selecting only one starter, one entrée, and one dessert each, and although difficult, we did manage, and it was a nice problem to have. Chef de Cuisine Dustin Tuthill is the talent in the kitchen, and his menu is inspired, creative, and most important, very tasty!
Winston restaurant, Mt. Kisco, NY, USA
Duck at Winston Restaurant - Mt. Kisco, NY, USA - photo by Luxury ExperienceWinston restaurant located in Mt. Kisco, New York launched in late September 2014 and is already making its mark on the restaurant scene with Executive Chef Michael Williams as the talent in the kitchen, and General Manager Paul Neagu, as the creative force behind the restaurant's impressive wine list and specialty cocktails. The ambience is lively, the service is attentive, and the cuisine is well worth the drive to Mt. Kisco, New York.
River Cafe, Puerto Vallarta, Jalisco, Mexico
Rainbow Jumbo Shrimp - River Cafe, Puerto Vallarta - photo by Luxury ExperienceStunning and romantic best describe the River Café  located on the Isla Rio Cuale in the center of Puerto Vallarta, Jalisco, Mexico. Family owned since 1997 by Evangeline Sánchez and her husband Margarito Larios, their son Steven Larios Reynolds is the manager, and Chef Roberto Chavez Oviedo is the impressive talent in the kitchen.
Sky Restaurante at the Grand Miramar Puerto Vallarta, Jalisco, Mexico
Tierra and Mar Grand Miramar Puerto Vallarta - photo by Luxury ExperienceWe had an amazing dinner at the Sky Restaurante at the Grand Miramar Puerto Vallarta located in the mountains in the exclusive neighborhood of Conchas Chinas in Puerto Vallarta, Jalisco, Mexico. Dining al fresco with the sky as our ceiling, we were afforded with wide-sweeping views of the Bahia de Banderas (Bay of Banderas), and a spectacular sunset followed by a canopy of stars to complement Executive Chef Vidal Mezela Noh's culinary prowess.
Costa Sur Resort and Spa, Puerto Vallarta, Jalisco, Mexico
Dessert - Costa Sur Resort, Puerto Vallarta - Photo by Luxury ExperienceAfter a morning of thrilling water sports adventures at Costa Sur Resort & Spa in Puerto Vallarta, Jalisco, Mexico, we had a delicious lunch on the hotel's Sunset Terrace, where we had a pretty view of the ocean to pair with the lovely romance-inspired courses from Chef Alejandro Vega.
Blanca Blue Restaurant and Lounge - Garza Blanca Preserve Resort and Spa, Puerto Vallarta, Mexico
Roasted Mahi-Mahi -photo by Luxury ExperienceWe had an excellent dinner at Blanca Blue Restaurant & Lounge located at the Garza Blanca Preserve Resort & Spa, in the Zona Sur (South Zone) of Puerto Vallarta, Jalisco, Mexico where we dined outside and had views of the attractive glass sculptures lining the walls and sunset views over the Pacific Ocean to complement Chef Fernando Pulido's and Sous Chef Refugio Silva's inspired cuisine.
l’escale Restaurant Bar, Greenwich, CT, USA
Butter Poached Lobster - l'escale Restaurant Bar - photo by Luxury Experiencel’escale Restaurant Bar, located at the Delamar Greenwich Harbor in Greenwich, Connecticut has the feel and the taste of the South of France. Executive Chef Frederic Kieffer, Chef de Cuisine Miguel Mercado, and Chef Patissiere Wendy Laurent are the culinary dream team in this attractive and charming restaurant where the focus is on Provençal and Mediterranean cuisine, and the service and the ambience make for a memorable dining experience.
Artisan Restaurant, Tavern and Garden, Southport, CT, USA
Fluke at Artisan Restaurant, Delamar Southport, CT - photo by Luxury ExperienceThe Artisan Restaurant, Tavern & Garden located at the Delamar Southport, a 44-room luxury boutique hotel in Southport, Connecticut features the inspired cuisine of Chef/Partner Frederic Kieffer, where the restaurant's focus is, "New England inspired cuisine influenced by the rhythm of the seasons and farmstead offering. Eat well. Bon Appetit!"
Restaurant Aquavit - Chef Marcus Jernmark, Chef Gustav Trägårtdh, Swedish Legends Dinner in NYC, USA
Norwegian King Crab with Oxtail - Restaurant Aquavit, Swedish Legends Dinner - photo by Luxury Experience Recipe for success: combine two Michelin-starred Swedish chefs, Chef Marcus Jernmark (Restaurant Aquavit - New York City) and Chef Gustav Trägårtdh (Restaurant Sjömagasinet - Göteborg, Sweden), add Restaurant Aquavit as the venue, and let the chefs' creativity run wild to create a special Swedish Legends Tasting Dinner to inspire the senses as part of the North Nordic Food Festival.
75 Main Restaurant and Lounge, Southampton, Long Island, NY, USA
Pork - 75 Main Restauant and Lounge, Southampton, NY, USA - photo by Luxury Experinece75 Main Restaurant and Lounge owned by restaurateur Zach Erdem is "the place" to be seen and to dine in Southampton, Long Island, New York. Celebrities and locals alike flock to 75 Main Restaurant and Lounge for the stylish ambience, attentive service, and inspired menu created by Executive Chef Mark Militello.
Osteria Salina - Bridgehampton, New York, USA
Spada - Osteria Salina, Hamptons, NY, USA - Photo by Luxury ExperienceOsteria Salina, located in Bridgehampton, New York is owned by the Gaglio family (Timothy, Cinzia, and their sons Claudio, Gabriel, and Tim) where the focus is on Sicilian cuisine from the "isola di Salina" (island of Salina) section of Sicily. "Mama" (Chef Cinzia Gaglio) is in the kitchen cooking, and you will definitely "mangia bene" here, we did. An attractive restaurant with a comfortable ambience, stellar food, and attentive service, make this a little gem to try on your next visit to The Hamptons.
The Point Restaurant, Black Point Inn, Prouts Neck, Scarborough, Maine, USA
Lobsters - Black Point Inn, Maine - Photo by Luxury Experience The Point Restaurant at the Black Point Inn in Prouts Neck, Scarborough Maine is a lovely blend of old-world elegance, fine dining, gracious hospitality, stunning ocean views, and inspired cuisine by Chef William Benner, the talent in the kitchen whose focus is on creating a memorable experience for guests utilizing the best of local and regional products. The Black Point Inn and The Point Restaurant are open seasonally from May until the end of October.
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