Check out these most unusual places to dine in the USA, including a Key West style restaurant on a lake in Kentucky and a shipping container on the beach.
Alabardos Restaurant is situated in a pleasant old Gothic building from the 15th century, is only a few steps from the Gothic Matthias Church, and the panoramic ramparts on top of the Castle hill called Fishermen’s Bastion. Alabardos Etterem is suggested by the Budapest Michelin guide. The restaurant has a terrace and a garden besides the interior rooms, which are all ornamented in a style that combines medieval memorabilia, walls, colors with 19th century renovation. “The atmosphere inside is hushed and elegant, although slightly pretentious. They appreciate “appropriately” dressed guests at this conservative establishment” (Frommer’s travel guide, New York Times). Wine selection is assisted by a sommelier. World-famous Zsolnay and Herend porcelains are used for dining.
Onyx Restaurant offers an exhilarating menu. Not only the melodious, youthful, and contemporary interior of Zoltán Varró is exceptional, but they follow the vitality and bravery in the assortment of the kitchen as well with their young cook team. The leader of the kitchen is Executive Chef Szabina Szulló, one of their four Chaîne des Rôtisseurs contest winners. The “Tradition and Evolution” chef championship in February 2008, which was similar to the world famous Bocuse d’Or championship. Tamás Széll the sous chef of Onyx restaurant got the best appreciation. After a half year of running, this restaurant is among the top 12 restaurants of Budapest in the rating of the Hungarian “Restaurant and Wine Guide 2008.”
Pierrot is a distinguished yet cozy and peaceful, sociable restaurant run by their several generation restaurateur family. Pierrot is located in a 13th century old bakery house and has been for three decades. They are featured in the Michelin Red Guide since 2005 and have been awarded 2 hats by Gault Millau in 2011. Since Pierrot was founded in 1982 then as the first privileged café-restaurant in Budapest, many significant people: actors, superstars, artists have visited Pierrot, among them the bands Depeche Mode and AC/DC, actors Marcello Mastroiani, Sir Roger Moore, Antonio Banderas, Jeremy Irons, and Robert De Niro Pierrot has gone through quite a few changes since 1982 but one thing stays true: in their family, cooking is not simply a way of making a living but also a calling in the best sense of the word. For decades they have considered it their mission to make Hungarian gastronomy shine in its old, pre-war glory again.
Costes is Hungary’s 1st Michelin Star Restaurant, received in 2010. Costes represents the Parisian bistro ambiance and serves worldwide dishes. If you want to indulge on eating out and enjoy gourmet food during your stay in Budapest then Costes is a good choice. You can choose from three tasting menus (a 5-course Discovery Menu, an 8-course Grand Menu, and a 5-course Vegetarian Menu) or eat a la carte.
The handsome restaurant Tertulia, which borrows its name from Spanish intellectual gatherings, features cream-painted brick archways, slatted wood banquettes and colorful patterned tiles. Post up at the white marble bar and choose from the cider and wine selections, pulled from taps mounted on a vintage Vermont oak barrel.
Busaba Eathai, conceived by Alan Yau, is modern Thai eatery. Busaba is a Thai flower. Eathai is a fusion of the words eat and Thai, it replaces the term restaurant, which is often associated with formal/fine dining establishments. Busaba Eathai is a casual dining venue offering a single course eating experience devised to feed you with minimum fuss.
The diverse but simple menu offers a flavoursome selection of Thai salads, noodles, curries and stir-fries with an authenticity and freshness that surpasses expectations. The menu also offers an extensive list of Asian inspired juices and smoothies delivering a simple yet intelligent selection of wines, all with enough character to compliment the food.
For elegant Chinese dining in Wan Chai, head to the lobby of the Grand Hyatt Hotel, where a glass bubble elevator will deliver you directly to this eighth-floor restaurant. Designed to resemble the terrace of an elegant 1930s taipan mansion, it’s bright and airy, with split-level dining offering views of the harbor. A profusion of plants, a large lotus pond, and the sound of running water give the illusion of outdoor dining; tables spread far apart provide privacy. he extensive menu offers straightforward, traditional Cantonese fare, with no nouvelle nuances or foreign influences.(via)
This former garage is now a brasserie awash with red-plush seating and mirrored walls—perfect for local glitterati who like to see and be seen. This is the home of the celebrity chef Joop Braakhekke.
The food is excellent and uses French cuisine as its starting point. And yes, foie gras may be one of their favorite ingredients, but they also brew up an entrecote with béarnaise and good bouillabaisse.
Le Garage will always be a restaurant that you will enjoy, if not the food, the scene.
Ruysdaelstraat 54, Museum District,
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Husband and wife team Lori Baker and Jeff Banker opened the doors to their restaurant on December 1, 2009. Baker & Banker in an old apothecary in the residential Pacific Heights neighborhood in San Francisco, Baker and Banker serves up a convivial ambiance for its fresh farm-to-table New American cuisine. Caramel colored walls and leather banquettes summon diners to relax and savor multifaceted dishes from Chef Jeff Banker. Pastry Chef Lori Baker turns out hand crafted breads and sophisticated versions of classic American desserts. Between 15 to 20 wines are available by the glass, and the list favors food-friendly naturally produced wines from sustainably grown grapes.
‘At eight’, a restaurant expressing a new concept, a restaurant where pure, fresh and inviting designs shape the modern interior. Furnishings made of luxurious Zeprano wood, fabrics in fresh green colours, a colour fitting to the cuisine concept. The restaurant features 50 seats. As well, from April-October, a nice outside terrace.
At ‘at eight’ the passionate about food and wine and about gourmet lovers who relish culinary adventure. So visit ‘at eight’ restaurant and try ‘aroma cuisine’, which means the combination of different spices and sauces, fresh local and exotic herbs and ethereal oils. This is what we call ‘magic served at your table’.
Noah and Sunita took the opportunity to open their own place, noah’s, featuring the chef’s trademark small plates. Using locally-sourced ingredients, noah’s is also the only restaurant in Greenport to boast a raw bar with several varieties of fresh oysters shucked-to-order. With Chef Noah in the kitchen and Sunita managing the dining room and acting as sommelier, diners can expect a wonderful meal.
abc carpet & home with chef jean-georges vongerichten and phil suarez co-create abc kitchen,
presenting a changing menu that is locally sourced and globally artistic in a fresh and articulate space.
abc kitchen with jean-georges invites you to engage in regionally-grown, organically focused cuisine
that is rooted in cultivating a safe relationship with the environment and our table.
abc kitchen has a committed focus to local, sustainable and organic seasonal produce
that does not use pesticides, synthetic fertilizers, insecticides or GMOs; meat, fish and dairy
that is locally sourced where possible, from humanely treated pasture-fed animals free of antibiotics
and hormones; teas, coffees, spices, organic wines, juices and elixirs that are organically cultivated
on fair trade cooperatives celebrating and honoring sustainability, artistry and our global diversity.