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Fresh Salt Restaurant at Saybrook Point Inn and Spa, Old Saybrook, CT, USA
Swordfish - Fresh Salt Restaurant - Saybrook Point Inn & Spa- photo by Luxury ExperienceFresh Salt at Saybrook Point Inn & Spa located in Old Saybrook, Connecticut features Executive Chef John Cortesi as the talent in the kitchen. This AAA Four-Diamond Restaurant is located directly on the water and has a tantalizing menu to tempt your palate to complement the stunning views. Accessible by car, train, or by boat, as the Inn has its own marina, Fresh Salt is definitely worth a trip.
Wuji Restaurant, Scarsdale, NY, USA
Wuji Restaurant, Scarsdale, NY - Classic Peking Duck - photo by Luxury ExperienceWe had a fabulous dinner at Wuji Restaurant located in the heart of Scarsdale, New York featuring high-quality, well-crafted, and beautifully presented Chinese cuisine in a stunning, contemporary ambience. Executive Chef Zhou Guang Zan is the talent in the kitchen where the focus is on using certified organic chicken and beef, Heritage pork, local and organic produce whenever possible, their seafood program adheres to the Monterey Bay Aquarium Seafood Watch recommendations, and presentations are as artistic as the attractive space.
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!"
Morello Italian Bistro, Greenwich, CT, USA
Veal Chop - Morello Italian Bistro - photo by Luxury ExperienceMorello Italian Bistro in Greenwich, Connecticut has it all; excellent cuisine, an attractive setting, and gracious, attentive service that begins the moment you enter the door. Located on ultra-chic Greenwich Avenue in the heart of upscale boutiques makes it a desirable destination for lunch or weekend brunch with pre or après shopping. In the evening, the Avenue takes on a different persona and the restaurant creates an intimate ambience for its dinner clientele.
Sushi Dojo, New York City, USA
Fish Edible Sculpture - Sushi Dojo NYC - photo by Luxury ExperienceWe had an excellent omakase sushi experience at Sushi Dojo located in the East Village in New York City, where Head Sushi Chef David Bouhadana and his talented sushi team create authentic Japanese sushi elevated to an art form.
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.
The Chart Room - Black Point Inn, Prouts Neck, Scarborough, Maine, USA
Lobster Roll - Black Point Inn, Maine - Photo by Luxury Experience The Chart Room on Prouts Neck at the historic luxury 25-room and suite Black Point Inn in Prouts Neck, Scarborough Maine is the perfect restaurant to begin your day by enjoying breakfast or lunch with stunning views of the Atlantic Ocean or having dinner where glorious sunsets complement the delectable cuisine. The Chart Room on Prouts Neck is open seasonally from May until October for guests of the Black Point Inn and to the public.
Ken and Cook Restaurant and Bar, New York City, USA
Red Snapper - Ken and Cook Restaurant, New York, USA - photo by Luxury ExperienceKen & Cook Restaurant & Bar located on Kenmare Street in New York City, owned by Artan Gjoni and Chef Richard Diamonte, is a culinary hotspot in Nolita where the focus is on Contemporary American cuisine. The ambience evokes a Parisian brasserie, and the menu shows the genius and technique of Chef Richard Diamonte, who honed his culinary teeth working at Jean-Georges' restaurants for ten years before venturing out to open Ken & Cook Restaurant & Bar.
Elm Restaurant, CT, USA
Duck - Elm Restaurant - Chef Brian Lewis photo by Luxury ExperienceChef/Owner Brian Lewis of Elm Restaurant in New Canaan, Connecticut celebrated his restaurant's one-year anniversary on March 20, 2013 and Luxury Experience was there to help blow out the candles! Attractive décor, attentive service, "Modern American Cuisine rooted in tradition, inspired by the seasons," it was a gastronomic journey that stimulated the senses with artistic presentations that delivered on the palate with layers of flavors complemented by contrasting textures.
The Notchland Inn Restaurant, Hart's Location, New Hampshire, USA
Salmon - The Notchland Inn - Photo by Luxury ExperienceThe Notchland Inn located in Hart's Location, New Hampshire serves a 5-course dinner in their restaurant Wednesday through Sunday that is open for inn guests as well as to the public. After a day of exploring the Mount Washington Valley region of New Hampshire, it was nice to "come home" and enjoy a delicious dinner created by Chef Edward Stinchcomb who is the talent in the kitchen, where the farthest we ventured after dinner was to our impeccable suite.
The 1785 Inn and Restaurant, North Conway, New Hampshire, USA
Lobster - The 1785 Inn - photo by Luxury ExperienceIt was a cold, almost winter night, and we had a delicious dinner at the 1785 Inn and Restaurant in North Conway, New Hampshire owned by Charlie and Becky Mallar for the past 29 years. We sat in the main dining room where an inviting fire blazed in the large fireplace, and basked in the warmth and admired the holiday décor. Becky Mallar had transformed the room for the holiday season gorgeously decorating the mantel and the mirror, trimming each of the windows with garland, ornaments, and attractive wreaths, and the large picture window was the perfect setting for a tiny holiday village.
Aureole, New York City, New York, USA
Oysters - The Oyster Social - Aureole - Chef Charlie Palmer - Photo by Luxury ExperienceChef Charlie Palmer owner of the restaurant Aureole in New York City held a sensational Sunday Oyster Social featuring endless oysters, champagne, and Bloody Marys, with music by The Larry Siegel Band, and as added plus, the social benefited the worthy New York City-based charity, Citymeals-on-Wheels.
The Parlour at Roger New York, New York, USA
Wild King Salmon - The Parlour - Roger Hotel New York - Photo by Luxury ExperienceThe Parlour, the stylish restaurant at the Roger New York hotel overlooks the intimate lobby and features marble-topped round tables flanked by blue leather chairs, navy and cream striped banquettes and window seats, and a wide wood plank floor. Votive candles on the tables, soft lighting, low music, an interesting menu by Chef de Cuisine Peter Goldklang, and attentive service create an inviting and relaxing ambience.
Bar Americain Mohegan Sun, Uncasville, Connecticut, USA
Steamed Lobster - Bar Americain Mohegan Sun - Photo by Luxury ExperienceWe had an excellent late night dinner at Bobby Flay's restaurant, Bar Americain Mohegan Sun, located in Uncasville, Connecticut after attending a Stevie Nicks' concert at the Mohegan Sun Arena, and found the food, the ambience, and the service to be the perfect finale to a wonderful evening.
Ballo Italian Restaurant and Social Club, Uncasville, Connecticut, USA
Veal Chop - Ballo Italian Restaurant and Social CLub, Mohegan Sun - Photo by Luxury ExperienceEnter Ballo Italian Restaurant and Social Club, at the Mohegan Sun in Uncasville, Connecticut, and you feel like you have mysteriously landed in Tuscany. Inspired by San Galgano, a 12th century abbey, the architecture is stunning with Gothic arches, double-sided 158 foot Carrara marble bar that you could land a small plane on, and the food, it is well worth the drive to experience Executive Chef Matthew Adler's inspired menu.
Six Peaks Grille at the Resort at Squaw Creek, Olympic Valley, California, USA
Salmon - Six Peaks Grille at Squaw Creek, Olympic Valley, California, USA - Photo by Luxury ExperienceSix Peaks Grille at the Resort at Squaw Creek, located in Olympic Valley, California offers a fine dining experience where Chef de Cuisine Chad Shrewsbury creates innovative cuisine and the culinary focus is on steaks, sustainable, biodynamic produce, and seafood.
Rocker at Squaw, Olympic Valley, California, USA
Rocker@Squaw Fish Taco - Photo by Luxury ExperienceRocker at Squaw located in The Village at Squaw Valley, in Olympic Valley, California was the perfect break after a well-spent morning skiing with Olympic Gold Medalist Jonny Moseley at Squaw Valley.
Village Bistro, Tannersville, New York, USA
Pasta di Roma at Village Bistro, Tannersville, New York - Photo by Luxury ExperienceVillage Bistro in Tannersville,  New York, is a charming, intimate restaurant owned by Chef Edward Lanzinger and Shake Kertoyan. The restaurant is a lovely surprise in the Catskill Mountains, where the portions are plentiful and the service is welcoming and inviting.
Arnaud's - New Orleans, Louisiana, USA
Arnaud's - Oysters Arnaud - Photo by Luxury ExperienceArnaud's restaurant located in the heart of the French Quarter of New Orleans, Louisiana has been a fine dining tradition since 1918, and has excellent Creole food, old-world elegance, charm, ambience, and impeccable service by tuxedoed waiters who add to the family-owned restaurant's mystique. The talented Chef de Cuisine Tommy Digiovanni focuses on classic French and innovative Creole dishes.
Commander's Palace, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA
Commanders Palace - Veal Chop - Photo by Luxury ExperienceThe award-winning  restaurant  Commander's   Palace,   located in the Garden District of New Orleans, Louisiana, and steps away from the historic St. Charles Avenue Streetcar line, has been a grande dame of New Orleans fine dining since 1880. Enter the landmark turquoise and white Victorian building and you feel like you are entering another time. Executive Chef Tory McPhail is the creative talent in the kitchen who enjoys keeping things fresh.
Coquette Bistro Wine Bar, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA
Coquette Spirited Dinner - Fish Course - Photo by Luxury ExperienceIn a city of great restaurants, Coquette Bistro Wine Bar, located in the historic Garden District of New Orleans, Louisiana, owned by Chef Michael Stoltzfus and Lillian Hubbard, is a hidden gem. Although it has a French-sounding name, Chef Michael Stoltzfus focuses on American-style cuisine that is ever evolving. Housed in a late 1880s two-story building, the restaurant is gorgeous with its historic bar, high ceilings, wood floors, exposed brick walls and extensive art collection; it is a restaurant that once you find it, you want to keep returning.
Cafe Adelaide - Loews New Orleans Hotel - New Orleans, Louisiana, USA
Caramel Onion rRdfish - Cafe Adelaide, Loews New Orleans Hotel - photo by Luxury ExperienceCafé Adelaide at the Loews New Orleans Hotel in New Orleans, Louisiana, was named for Adelaide Brennan, a vivacious redhead known to her family as Queenie, and to her nieces and nephews as ‘Auntie Mame and then some." The attractive contemporary ambience restaurant features the talented Chef Chris Lusk in the kitchen whose culinary focus is described as "Boosted New Orleans Bistro."
L'Astral Bar-Restaurant Rotatif - Loews Hotel Le Concorde Quebec, Canada
L'Astral Osso Buco - L'Astral Restaurant - Loews Hotel Le Concorde Quebec, Canada -Photo By Luxury ExperienceL'Astral Bar-Restaurant Rotatif at the Loews Hôtel Le Concorde Québec, in Canada is a delicious dining adventure in the sky where Executive Chef Jean-Claude Crouzet and Sous Chef Pierre-Laurence Valton-Simard tempt your palate to complement the 360-degree panoramic views from the revolving restaurant located 600 feet above sea level.
Le Montrealais Bistrot-Bar-Restaurant at Fairmont The Queen Elizabeth, Montreal, Canada
Artic Char at Le Montrealais at Fairmont The Queen Elizabeth, Montreal, Canada - Photo by Luxury Experience Le  Montréalais  Bistrot-Bar-Restaurant, located at the Fairmont The Queen Elizabeth hotel in downtown Montréal, Canada, focuses on Mediterranean cuisine, grilled meat, and fresh fish in a bistro ambience.
The Supper Room at Glenmere Mansion, Chester, NY, United States
Glenmere Mansion - The Supper Room - Foie Gras - photo by Luxury ExperienceThe Supper Room at Glenmere Mansion is an elegant restaurant located in Chester, New York (less than 50 miles from New York City) where Executive Chef Rob Stella and Executive Pastry Chef Taiesha Martin are the talents in the kitchen complemented by Sommelier Michael A. Cimino. Housed in Glenmere, a luxurious 18-room and suite Relais & Chateaux Country House Hotel, The Supper Room will enchant you with innovative cuisine and impeccable service.
Restaurant Yamada at Le Westin Resort and Spa, Tremblant, Mont-Tremblant, Canada
Restaurant Yamada, Mont-Tremblant, Canada - Dancing Eel - Photo by Luxury Experience Restaurant Yamada at Le Westin Resort & Spa Tremblant in Mont-Tremblant, Canada Pedestrian Village located in the focuses on Japanese cuisine in an attractive contemporary setting, featuring Chef Philippe Lavaud in the kitchen, and Sushi Chefs, Rio San, Eric, and Frederic demonstrating their skills and showmanship at the sushi bar.
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