Michael Psilakis (bio)

  (15 restaurants)    
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1
Gotham Bar And Grill
12 E 12th St
New York, NY 10003
(212) 620-4020
www.gothambarandgrill.com...
  • Thanksgiving Dinner
    3-course meal w/ options for each course; Michael got the following: 1st-seared foie gras served on Concord grape gelee; 2nd-butternut squash risotto w/ sage & spice butter; 3rd-roasted organic free range turkey w/ duck confit sour cherry stuffing, root vegetables and potato puree, cranberry compote and fortified turkey jus; looks good
4.5 out of 5
1343 ratings
opened in 1984; many accolades including James Beard Foundation Award - Outstanding Restaurant (2002), only restaurant to have received five consecutive three-star reviews from the New York Times; Other Recipes: Crushed White Bean Bruschetta w/ White Truffle Oil | Red Snapper Braised w/ Rosemary, Potatoes, & Garlic Confit | Shrimp, Spiced Mango, & Avocado Salad w/ Citrus Dressing
2
Russ & Daughters
179 E Houston St
New York, NY 10002
(212) 475-4880
www.russanddaughters.com...
  • Gaspe Nova (Smoked Salmon)
    super thinly sliced; get on toasted everything bagel w/ cream cheese; looks good
4.5 out of 5
1593 ratings
3
Young's Lobster Shore Pound Wharf
4 Mitchell St
Belfast, ME 04915
(207) 338-1160
  • Shore Dinner
    lobster stew, steamers (clams), lobster, corn
4.5 out of 5
265 ratings
you get to pick lobster from tank; sit at picnic tables by water
4
Don Peppe
13558 Lefferts Blvd
Ozone Park, NY 11420
(718) 845-7587
  • Linguini w/ Clam Sauce
    use bread to dip into sauce after; looks good
4.0 out of 5
426 ratings
5
Dovetail
103 W 77th St
New York, NY 10079
(212) 362-3800
www.dovetailnyc.com...
  • Chicken a la Plancha
    chicken breast marinated, poached in a plastic bag, then seared on flat top; served w/ dark-meat chicken sausage patties, crayfish, artichokes and pea greens; "it is w/o question the best poultry dish I've ever had"-Michael Psilakis
4.0 out of 5
662 ratings
near American Museum of Natural History, Central Park and Lincoln Center
6
Katz's Delicatessen
205 E Houston St
New York, NY 10002
(212) 254-2246
katzsdelicatessen.com...
  • Corned Beef Sandwich
    2nd top seller; looks good; looks good; 2nd top seller; looks good
  • Pastrami Sandwich
    top seller; looks good; Adam adds corned beef, Russian dressing & slaw; brined for 30 days; hand-carved, hence thicker-sliced; looks good; top seller; looks good
  • Knoblewurst (garlic beef sausage)
  • Rueben
    looks good
4.0 out of 5
8133 ratings
#5 (101 Tastiest Places to Chowdown);
Food War: Katz's vs. 2nd Ave... Katz's won (3-votes-to-2); oldest deli in America (1888); where "Harry Met Sally" was filmed (orgasm scene); don't lose your ticket to order or it will cost you $50 (and they have a cop guarding the door)
7
Modern
9 W 53rd St
New York, NY 10019
(212) 333-1220
www.themodernnyc.com...
  • Liverwurst
4.0 out of 5
754 ratings
8
Peter Luger Steak House
178 Broadway
Brooklyn, NY 11211
(718) 387-7400
www.peterluger.com
  • Porterhouse Steak
    dry-aged; for 2 persons; looks good
  • Sizzling Bacon
    thickly sliced; waiter-recommended
4.0 out of 5
4214 ratings
#1 (Top 5 Restaurants-Best Steak); #4 (101 More Amazing Places to Chowdown); established in 1887; "vatican of meat"; cash only or Peter Lugar credit card
9
Puckett's Grocery & Restaurant
500 Church St
Nashville, TN 37219
(615) 770-2772
https://puckettsgro.com/n...
  • Smoked Meatloaf
    house ground meatloaf slow smoked & finished on the grill; topped w/ mushroom gravy, served w/ at iron green beans & mashed potatoes
  • Southern Stack
    slow-smoked pulled pork over sweet potato pancakes & fried apples, topped w/ a fried egg & served w/ a side of home fries
4.0 out of 5
1594 ratings
started as a little grocery store in the 50s & then adding restaurant w/ "great food & Southern hospitality"; multiple locations in TN
10
Rye
247 S 1st St
Brooklyn, NY 11211
(718) 218-8047
www.ryerestaurant.com...
  • Meatloaf Sandwich
    meatloaf made of beef, veal, pork, shortrib, duck, mushrooms and BBQ sauce, topped w/ crispy buttermilk onions all served on focaccia bread, onion marmalade, horseradish-vinaigrette-dressed bitter green lettuce; looks good
4.0 out of 5
560 ratings
opened in 2009; neighborhood favorite; accolades from various sources including New York Magazine and Michelin Guide (Best Value)
11
Strip House
13 E 12th St
New York, NY 10003
(212) 328-0000
www.striphouse.com/new_yo...
  • Strip House Chocolate Cake
    24-layer chocolate cake; looks good; 5 other locations
4.0 out of 5
850 ratings
#1 (Top 5 Restaurants-Best Chocolate)
12
White Manna
358 River St
Hackensack, NJ 07601
(201) 342-0914
  • Sliders (Cheeseburgers)
    w/ sliced onions smashed into patties & topped w/ cheese; looks good; each so small, "a proper serving would be somewhere between 3 and 11"-Alex Guarnaschelli (joking...maybe)
4.0 out of 5
838 ratings
tiny burger joint; beef brought in daily every morning; long lines
13
Brooklyn Bowl
61 Wythe Ave
Brooklyn, NY
(718) 963-3369
www.brooklynbowl.com...
  • Fried Chicken
3.5 out of 5
1122 ratings
bowling alley
14
Brooklyn Ice Cream Factory
1 Water St
New York, NY 11230
(718) 246-3963
www.brooklynicecreamfacto...
  • Butter Pecan Ice Cream
    endorsed by Marc Summers also
3.5 out of 5
829 ratings
15
I Trulli
122 E 27th St
New York, NY 10016
(212) 481-7372
www.itrulli.com
  • Orecchiette Pasta in a Rabbit Ragu
    looks good
3.5 out of 5
306 ratings
 Michael Psilakis (bio)  (15 restaurants)