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Geoffrey Zakarian

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  • Double Cheeseburger
4.5 out of 5
7961 ratings
#1 (Top 5 Restaurants-Best Burgers); est. 2012; "sexy, loud, crazy-music pumping & overall-fun atmosphere" (co-owner); potential long lines (up to 3 hrs); location also in NYC
As Seen On:
Best Thing I Ever Ate, Episode: "At a Deli"
4.5 out of 5
453 ratings
  • Chocolate Cherry Bûche de Noël
    brandied cherries, dark chocolate mousse, dark chocolate sponge cake
4.5 out of 5
522 ratings
opened in 2016; French inspired bakery "specializes in artisanal breads, pastries, desserts, macarons, signature cakes, savory items & more" (from its website)
abcV: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
abcV ($$$)
(617 ratings)

38 E 19th St Map It!
New York, NY 10003
(212) 475-5829
www.abchome.com/content/d...
  • Tropical Sundae
    vegan specialty dessert featuring a variety of tropical fruits atop non-dairy ice cream; looks good
4.0 out of 5
617 ratings
est. 2017; award-winning vegan restaurant w/ seasonal dishes & drinks
  • Chocolate Bread Pudding
    toasted Italian bread w/ golden raisins, chocolate chips, soaked in custard w/ cinnamon, eggs, vanilla, & heavy cream, baked & served warm w/ whipped cream & strawberries
4.0 out of 5
4216 ratings
est. 1990; family style Southern Italian cuisine; multiple locations
  • Baklava
    traditional pastry w/ pistachios, almonds, walnuts & vanilla ice cream
  • Milos Special
    lightly fried zucchini & eggplant tower, kefalograviera cheese & tzatziki; "I will eat the whole thing top to bottom" -Martha Stewart
4.0 out of 5
1010 ratings
est. 1997; locations in major cities worldwide; known for Mediterranean fine dining & seafood
Felidia: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Felidia [CLOSED]See Felidia Video ($$$$)
(582 ratings)

243 E 58th St Map It!
New York, NY 10022
(212) 758-1479
  • Cacio E Pere
    pear & pecorino ravioli, crushed black pepper; "you must try it!" -Geoffrey Zakarian
4.0 out of 5
582 ratings
[CLOSED]; est. 1981; innovative twists on traditional, regional Italian cuisine
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GrillSee Grill Video ($$$$)
(232 ratings)

99 E 52nd St Map It!
New York, NY 10022
(212) 375-9001
thegrillnewyork.com
  • "The Grasshopper" Charlotte
    layered chocolate sponge cake & "grasshopper" ganache sandwiches, coating layers of chocolate parfait, vanilla mouse & mint mousse; "so moist, so creamy, so velvety!" -Geoffrey Zakarian
4.0 out of 5
232 ratings
est. 2017; American steakhouse located in the historic Seagram Building; serving classic dishes & cocktails
  • Baked Montana
    apple pie, vanilla ice cream, caramel, meringue, torched at the table & topped w/ smoke whiskey; looks good
4.0 out of 5
67 ratings
[CLOSED]; est. 2018; restaurant & speakeasy merging classic steakhouse, smokehouse & cocktail bar
Las Puertas: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Las Puertas ($$$)
(105 ratings)

385 Rhode Island St Map It!
Buffalo, NY 14213
(716) 807-1141
laspuertas-buffalo.com
  • Lechón con Frijoles
    slow roasted pork belly, chachoyota & queso; served w/ corn dumplings & pickled chiles; looks good
4.0 out of 5
105 ratings
est. 2018; "upscale Mexican restaurant w/ an emphasis on technique, quality & local ingredients" (from its website)
Le Coq Rico: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Le Coq Rico [CLOSED] ($$$)
(332 ratings)

30 E 20th St Map It!
New York, NY 10003
(212) 267-7426
  • Roast Chicken
    vegetable & herb broth-poached chicken, chilled then rotisserie cooked; served w/ drippings; "warm & buttery & delectable & juicy" -Geoffrey Zakarian; looks good
4.0 out of 5
332 ratings
[CLOSED]; est. 2016; modern French bistro
Lilia: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
LiliaSee Lilia Video ($$$)
(1046 ratings)

567 Union Ave Map It!
Brooklyn, NY 11211
(718) 576-3095
www.lilianewyork.com
As Seen On:
Best Thing I Ever Ate, Episode: "Big Cheese"
  • Cacio e Pepe Fritelle
    pecorino & asiago batter, balled & deep fried, tossed in pecorino & black pepper; looks good
4.0 out of 5
1046 ratings
est. 2016; classic Italian dining w/ wood-fired seafood & handcrafted pastas
Sant Ambroeus: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Sant Ambroeus ($$$)
(472 ratings)

1000 Madison Ave Map It!
New York, NY 10021
(212) 570-2211
www.santambroeus.com
  • Tonno Classico
    tuna, tomato, light mayonnaise; served on a fresh brioche bun; looks good
4.0 out of 5
472 ratings
serving authentic, fine specialties from Milan since 1982
21 Club: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
21 Club [CLOSED] ($$$)
(636 ratings)

21 W 52nd St Map It!
New York, NY 10019
(212) 582-7200
  • '21' Caesar Salad
    mixed greens, aged parmesan, garlic croutons; looks good
3.5 out of 5
636 ratings
[CLOSED]; former speakeasy "where wining and dining meets pure theater...it's an adventure into the imagination. And, most of all, it's about sheer entertainment and sophisticated fun"
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Cafe MartoranoSee Cafe Martorano Video ($$$)
(633 ratings)

3343 E Oakland Park Blvd Map It!
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33308
(954) 561-2554
www.cafemartorano.com
  • Famous Meatball & Salad
    simmered in Sunday gravy; served w/ Martorano salad & ricotta cheese; "best meatball I have ever eaten" -Geoffrey Zakarian; looks good
3.5 out of 5
633 ratings
est. 1990; Italian restaurant combining food, music & movies; 2 more locations in Atlantic City, NJ & Las Vegas, NV
  • Moist Brisket
    beef brisket rubbed w/ spices & smoked w/ post oak wood for 13 hours; looks good
3.5 out of 5
2280 ratings
serving dry-rub style Texas barbecue; Other Recipes: Peach Chipotle Sauce
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Louis' Lunch ($)
(1090 ratings)

261 Crown St Map It!
New Haven, CT 06511
(203) 562-5507
www.louislunch.com
As Seen On:
Best Thing I Ever Ate, Episode: "Burgers"
  • The Original Burger
    served on toast; no ketchup, no fries
3.5 out of 5
1090 ratings
#1 (101 Tastiest Places to Chowdown); est. 1895; birthplace of the hamburger (since 1900)

Geoffrey Zakarian

  (17 restaurants)