Posts Tagged ‘union square’

Seasons Restaurant Should Only Have One Season: Steak Season

Rating: ★★★☆☆

After more than a year of seasonal, hyper local, vegetable-driven cuisine, it was about damn time I ventured out of the norm and found myself a giant, no-frills, juicy steak. While associated places like Bobo’s or, more recently, Alexander’s Steakhouse with the idea of a steakhouse, my hunger for meat led me to an unlikely location: Seasons Restaurant at the Four Seasons.

Honestly, because Seasons isn’t situated on the ground floor I didn’t even realize there was a notable restaurant in this hotel. But what the fourth (or possibly fifth) floor has that the street lacks is a beautiful view of the city. Sure, it’s not the entire skyline hitting the bay, but it’s still impressive. And, having recently changed the menu’s concept from what I like to refer to as “seasonal power lunch” cuisine to one found in a more traditional steakhouse, I was excited to see if the transition was successful…Continue Reading

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My Latest Examiner Article: Williams Sonoma Connects Local Foodies to Local Food

Who would’ve guessed that Williams Sonoma in Union Square would evolve into a destination for food enthusiasts, like myself, to get up close and personal with all-star industry professionals? And half of the demonstrations and classes offered are free!

The following is an excerpt from my latest examiner article that goes into detail about the changes happening at Williams Sonoma, and how you can take advantage of them! To read the full article, please CLICK HEREContinue Reading

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Cafe Claude: a Union Square Bistro That is Neither a Tourist Trap, Nor a Power Lunch Destination

Rating: ★★★★½

At the risk of insulting a fair number of restaurants, I’m gonna just come out and say it: if you’re not looking to spend a small fortune on a meal (think tasting menu at Michael Mina), the dining options around Union Square suck. How many places can you name that go beyond the tourist-trap fare and serve thoughtful, well-executed cuisine without also coming with an intimidating price tag? If you can think of more than one or two, please contact me, as I need to know about such magical places. However, after eight years of shopping my way through the mean streets of Union Square, there’s only one restaurant that I believe fits the bill – a little French bistro known as Cafe Claude…

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Michael Mina’s Clock Bar – If Only I Could Afford More Cocktails…

Rating: ★★★☆☆

I originally wrote this review 2 weeks after the opening of clock bar (a hot new spot with fancy cocktails!? Of course I was eager to try!), and since have been back twice – mainly because of its convenient location and fairly extensive cocktail menu. Unfortunately however, my original comments have applied to every experience I’ve had here, so I’m not inclined to do much editing…

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