Owned by esteemed chef and published cookbook author Kurt Gutenbrunner, Blaue Gans, German for "blue goose" is a Wirtshaus-style Tribeca spot serving modern Austro-German cuisine. You can't go wrong with their traditional Wiener Schnitzel. For a sweet treat, try the Apple Strudel.
Diners love Dos Caminos for the double dose of great food. Try Dos Enchiladas smothered in two enchilada sauces or the creamy Queso Fundido that's perfect for dipping. The real-deal Mexican eats here are great for sharing with a partner or, in true Dos Caminos style, an entire party.
The "without borders" menu at Abigaile's includes P.I.G. Pop Tarts made with smoked pork confit — a perfect match for Abigaile's own craft beers made on-site. It's just one way Chef Tin Vuyong pays homage to Abigaile's former life as a chophouse and rehearsal space for legendary punk bands.
Family-run Victor's Cafe has been serving authentic Cuban cuisine in New York City's Theater District since 1963. Stop by for a festive pre-show meal of the house specialty, lechon asado: roast suckling pig marinated in fresh lime juice and garlic. Pair with minty mojitos to up the old Havana mood.
At the top of Lake Point Tower, Cite takes sophisticated dining to a whole new level. Along with panoramic views of the Chicago skyline (you can view three states at once), Cite shines with classic French plates like Duck a l'Orange and Escargot Francois made with braised Bourgogne snails.
Coquette, a French bistro in Raleigh, N.C., run by husband-and-wife team Kevin and Stacey Jennings, offers traditional brasserie meals, crusty, fresh housemade breads, an exclusively French wine list and classic cocktails. Catch them on a warm day to sit outside and enjoy a fresh Nicoise Salad.
This classy restaurant located in the Big Apple and owned by restaurateur Richard Sandoval, combines Latin and Asian flavors and creates colorful and full-flavored dishes with locally sourced ingredients. Downstairs, the full bar features hand-muddled cocktails, Japanese sakes and over 400 tequilas.
Cafe Sevilla's dining experience is all about bringing authentic Spanish culture to the plate — and the dance floor. In addition to offering Spanish tapas, from Meatballs al Jerez to Catalan Chicken, Cafe Sevilla's nightclub serves up a weekly flamenco dinner show. Olé!
A Boston favorite, Salvatore's excels with classic Italian Spaghetti and Veal Parmigiana. It's also home to a first: The Vignola Cherry Pizza topped with Vodka-Infused Cherries. Luckily, owner Sal Lupoli's Pizza Empire includes five locations in Boston, with nearly 50 Sal eateries nationwide.
Tavernita lives up to its name with a full menu of rustic comfort food and cocktails made for romance. Diners rave about the Pork Belly Bocadillos, the handmade Pappardelle and the Booty Collins, a flirty love potion concocted with green tea-infused Finlandia vodka and yohimbe, a mild aphrodisiac.
Tuscan Kitchen is truly an authentic artisan Italian experience. As you enter, you will be immediately transported to Italy by the smell of the fresh baked bread and regionally themed dining rooms. Their Duck Butternut Squash Cappellecci (made in house!) is not to be missed.
The longest running fine-dining restaurant in Cincinnati, The Precinct is housed in a former police station from the early 1900s that was converted into a steakhouse by owner Jeff Ruby in 1981. Not sure what to eat with your classic cut of meat? The decadent mac and cheese is must-try.
Tony Mavuli opened Tavern 1757 with old-world European elegance in mind. Diners can feast on Rabbit with Polenta Rustica or modern-day Fish and Chips. Either way, the tavern maintains its charming 18th-century looks with ironwork chandeliers and original furnishings, some dating to 1757.
Nikki Beach is a high-profile restaurant and resort concept with 10 international locations that cater to the wealthy. Nikki Beach in Miami, the flagship, opened in South Beach in 1998 with a restaurant offering wood burning oven pizzas, salads, sushi and fresh whole lobster, oceanside.
Situated in Santa Barbara's luxurious Bacara Resort and Spa, The Bistro offers locally-sourced Italian cuisine in a seaside setting. Breakfast is particularly popular at this coastal spot, where you can choose from light bites like the Granola Trifle and heartier fare like the Bacara Eggs Benedict.