Mediterranean Dining And Atmosphere In New York City?



If you love Mediterranean cuisine and atmosphere, then you will really enjoy Pera Soho restaurant. Pera Soho’s culinary style includes both Mediterranean cooking and Middle Eastern cuisine. The food is always tasty. My favorite dish is the baby lamb chops and my wife loves the stuffed eggplant and the Mediterranean atmosphere.

Pera Soho is one of those restaurants which successfully combine Eastern Mediterranean flavors and atmosphere with New York City dining customs and expectations. The restaurant has an unique design layout including indoor and outdoor garden dining which I particularly like. In addition, there is a winter terrace so that you can enjoy the outdoors whatever the weather. In season, there is open rooftop dining with a 180-degree view of the Manhattan skyline. There are also separate dining areas for private groups.

Pera Soho’s atmosphere is one of celebrations, large and small, warm, comfortable and lively, just like the Mediterranean itself.

Upcoming events include a sumptuous, 3 course, Christmas Eve dinner and New Year’s Eve celebrations on December 31st. What a good way to start the New year!


Charlie Bird Opens in Soho

Charlie BirdCharlie Bird, the new Soho restaurant, from Robert Bohr and chef Ryan Hardy is ready to impress. It just opened a few days ago and shows an amazing food section that is split into five categories. These include Raw, Pasta, Small Plates, Vegetables and Large Plates. They focus on Italian flavors as they describe on their website, they have an “Italian influenced, American executed, and entirely New York.”

They are a very inexpensive place to enjoy, with only one dish over $30. Their win list includes a section called “Shameless Plug” which features wines made by sommeliers who are friends of the house. These include Aldo Sohm of Le Bernardin and Bobby Stuckey of Frasca Food & Wine, in Colorado.

As they describe on their own website,

“The menu comes from New York’s farmers markets, Long Island fishing boats, country fields and the wondrous meanderings of spirited travelers with passionate palates. We’ll be crushing seafood, roasted meats, crazy good wine and creamy espresso. We’ll present a wine list broad enough for you to come by and enjoy wine with us every night or, you can be a baller and order something you can’t get anywhere else in the world. We’re Italian influenced, American executed and entirely New York.”