This Michelin-starred waterfront restaurant draws the crowds with its menu of New American cuisine and views of the Manhattan skyline. There’s even a dessert version of the Brooklyn Bridge; the miniature chocolate replica comes perched atop a base of chewy devil’s food cake and creamy mousse.
Essex Street Market is Bobby’s first stop for his Latin feast. Inside you’ll find more than a dozen merchants selling fresh fruits and veggies, ethnic delicacies and more. Luckily for Bobby, Essex Street specializes in Latin produce and imports, including banana leaves, yucca, herbs, seafood and meat.
This longtime Harlem standby has been frying up chicken the old-fashioned way for more than two decades. Chef-Owner Charles Gabriel employs an uncommon method of slow-frying in a giant skillet — large enough to fit 25 pieces at a time — until every piece of chicken is golden-brown on all sides. He then serves the chicken with a variety of Southern-style sides, like sweet cornbread, mac and cheese, and collard greens.
Although Olives serves fine plates of hanger steak and tuna tartare, it is also a master of broccoli. When Cat Cora stays at the W Hotel, she always orders room service for the spicy roasted broccoli salad, made of an aromatic mixture of caramelized broccoli with fresh garlic and peppers.
This spot may be home to the Chicken Churrasco (a grilled chicken breast sandwich), but both Bobby Flay and Michael Symon head here for the burgers. Choose from more than 60 options, including the extra-fiery Napalm burger, which packs a punch with its combo of spices, habanero sauce and jalapenos.
Bobby Flay heads to Good Enough to Eat on the Upper West Side of New York for the ultimate American comfort food, on Food Network's Boy Meets Grill.
Bobby’s words of advice about the Silver Moon? Arrive early! Lines often form out the door — and for good reason. “The baked goods are delicious,” Bobby says. He picked up peel-away rolls, one of many yummy options at this shop that makes over 40 kinds of breads, along with tarts and other treats.
On Food Network's Boy Meets Grill, Bobby Flay prepares an urban picnic with groceries from Tops On the Waterfront in Brooklyn, NY.
Bobby swung by Chimichurri for some grass-fed beef spiced up with the classic Argentine sauce for which the place is named. Here, the beef is basted with a saltwater mixture and cooked with heat (not with flame). As Bobby says, this Argentinian Argentinean grilling method leaves the steak “incredibly tender.”
This West Village eatery in New York City caters to diners looking for New England coastal favorites like lobster knuckles and lobster pot pie. No visit would be complete without feasting on one of Mary's divine lobster rolls.
Bobby's tapas feast wouldn't be complete without a touch of sherry. At PJ Wine he checks in with Peter Li — the "sherry guy" — to find exactly the right one. As one of the nation's leading wine distributors, PJ's carries thousands of wines from all around the world.
For his "cooking with wine" dinner, Bobby swings by Appellation Wine and Spirits. Appellation can pair your flank steak with the perfect Cabernet and help you find the right Chilean wine for your sea bass. With a Wine of The Month club and private tastings, you'll be sure to find the right wine.
If you're wondering, BLT stands for Bistro Laurent Tourondel — not bacon, lettuce, tomato. Bobby swings by BLT Fish to meet Chef Laurent and sample the seafood. Try the fluke carpaccio and whole red snapper sauced with plum wine.
Bobby Flay samples the sweet and savory crepes at Shade Bar in Greenwich Village in New York, NY, on Food Network's Boy Meets Grill.
Called the "Food Lover's Market," Balducci's Gourmet on the Go remains a go-to spot for Bobby's shopping list. Bobby stocked up for his healthy meal with flat leaf parsley and Meyer lemons. But if you want to surprise your friends, use Bobby's secret ingredient: anchovy paste.