Mike Berman’s Washington Watch

New York

Restaurant: Nougatine at Jean-Georges

New York, NY: Jean-Georges is a more formal dining room than Nougatine, which is its more casual companion.

Restaurant: Gabriel’s Bar and Restaurant

New York, NY: I do not know why I have not written about it before now. It is everything I like about a restaurant.

Restaurant: Lincoln Restaurant

New York, NY: This restaurant is located on the Lincoln Center Plaza. The floor-to-high-ceiling, glass, window walls provide a terrific view of the theaters surrounding the plaza and the reflecting pool.

Restaurant: MAS (farmhouse)

New York, NY: One of the interesting options of the restaurant is to allow its patrons to order half portions of two entrees.

Restaurant: Le Bilbouquet

New York, NY: It is quite small. The tables, and thus the patrons, are all but sitting on top of each other. There are a number of tables on the sidewalk.

Restaurant: Barbuto

New York, NY: The menu changes every day. On the day we were there for lunch the menu included a mix of items that made it possible to select items that are more traditionally eaten at breakfast

Restaurant: Park Avenue Spring

New York, NY: This restaurant is known for changing its menu with the seasons. The Spring menu was being featured when I was there.

Restaurant: Noah's Ark Original Deli

New York, NY: This is the kind of old style deli in which you start gaining weight when you walk through the door.

Restaurant: Sarabeth's Kitchen (East)

New York, New York: Sarabeth's has branches at the Whitney Museum and on the West Side, and also is known for wonderful jams that are sold around the country.