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    Barolo Restaurant, North America

  398 West Broadway - New York, NY           
Walking down West Broadway, the main Avenue of New York's fashionable Soho district, among the fine boutiques and art galleries, you will notice the spacious front of Ristorante Barolo. Etablished in 1990, Barolo has crafted a reputation of excellence among a fashionable and discerning clientele, both locally and internationally. Ristorante Barolo is well known for some of the most exquisite and authentic Northern Italian cuisine, complemented by a prize winning wine list of over 1,200 selections.
    Gramercy Tavern, North America
  422 West 20th Street - New York, NY            
A revival and renewal of the classic American tavern, Gramercy Tavern offers refined, seasonal American cuisine, warm hospitality and unparalleled service.
    Jane Restaurant, North America
  100 West Houston Street - New York, NY            
Exceptional cuisine, in an energetic yet intimate dining experience at palatable prices -- this is the vision of managing partner Jeffrey Lefcourt and chef/partner Glenn Harris. In the spring of 2001, this seasoned duo opened their doors, and Jane became the much-needed addition to the downtown culinary map, delivering a tantalizing mix of intriguing food, gracious service and sexy scenery
    BLT Fish Bistro, North America
  21 West 17th Street - New York, NY           
BLT Fish commemorates renowned Chef Laurent Tourondel's return to the sea, and the second in the BLT series of signature modern bistros. At BLT Fish he re-immerses himself in the deep blue waters of the Pacific and the Atlantic and brings to the surface of a Flatiron townhouse a New England-style fish shack on the first floor and a sophisticated third floor dining room designed to showcase sublime seafood.
The first floor is a relaxing seafood shack with exposed brick walls, white wainscoting, a staged raw bar, black and white photographs of seafarers and a blackboard at the helm highlighting seasonal raw bar specials and homemade pies. BLT Fish's third floor dining room is a much airier palette, taken from the interior of a shell. This is reflected in Walnut wood tables, muted suede covered walls, delicate bone china, royal blue and white Belle Cuisine pots of all sizes and a retractable glass rooftop giving way to the stars.
    Porcão Ilha, South America
  Estrada do Galeão s/nº - Ilha do Governador - Rio de Janeiro, RJ           
“Em 1975 o Grupo Porcão iniciou o que viria a se tornar um marco no mercado de churrascarias. Nosso serviço revolucionário promoveu tal melhoria , que os restaurantes Porcão se diferenciaram das outras churrascarias brasileiras. Além do crescimento de nossa marca, que a cada dia fica mais reconhecida e forte, o objetivo do Grupo Porcão é o de sempre manter o seu serviço único. O jeito Porcão de servir.”
    Lure Fishbar, North America
  142 Mercer Street - New York, NY           
American style sliced, marinated and perfectly prepared seafood and other cooked classics. Well crafted 250 bottle wine list.
    Tribeca Grill, North America
  375 Greenwich Street - New York, NY
          
Tribeca Grill is co-owned by renowned restaurateur Drew Nieporent and legendary actor Robert De Niro. It opened to much acclaim in 1990 and was instrumental in helping put the Tribeca neighborhood on the map. Its all-star roster of investors includes such luminaries as Bill Murray, Mikhail Baryshnikov, Sean Penn, Ed Harris, Lou Diamond Philips, Russell Simmons, Peter Max, Christopher Walken and Harvey & Bob Weinstein of Miramax Films. http://www.myriadrestaurantgroup.com
    Onieals Soho, North America
  174 Grand Street - New York, NY           
Onieal's is well known for "Sex and the City." When Miranda's once and future boy-toy Steve partners up with Carrie’s ex Aidan to open the bar ‘SCOUT’, it is Onieal’s Grand Street in downtown NYC that serves as the backdrop for the casually hip New York bar.
The bar itself is directly opposite the old Police Headquarters and its former occupants, as a brothel, speakeasy and gambling parlor would seem diametrically opposed to the purpose of the Police Department. But see, that’s the corruption part. So endemic was this corruption (we’re talking the heyday of Tammany) that when the Police Headquarters was built in 1909, a tunnel was dug connecting the buildings.
    North Square, North America
  103 Waverly Place - New York, NY             
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Trends come and go, but apple martinis and Marlene Dietrich are here to stay. Inspired by the subtle glamour that is the everyday, the hide-away lounge is a place for cocktails with friends or dinner for two. Here, the allure of the past is a reminder that good food and great company are always a staple of the present.
The gloves come off for afternoon tea in the Deco Room. Whether it's a light salad at five, or an elegant private dinner at eight, the timelessness of this classic space is a perfect balance of old and new.
    Nobu, North America
  105 Hudson Street - (Franklin Street) - New York, NY            
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Nobu New York, the flagship restaurant of Chef Nobu Matsuhisa, has been a pioneer for Japanese cuisine since its opening in 1994. Nobu partnered with actor Robert De Niro, producer Meir Teper, restaurateur Drew Nieporent, and managing partner Richard Notar to bring his modern Japanese to Tribeca. Nobu draws upon his classical training at sushi bars in Tokyo and his life abroad in Peru, Argentina, and around the world to create a whole new trend in Japanese cuisine. The resulting dishes, including Tiradito Nobu Style, Yellowtail with Jalapeno, Squid Pasta, and Black Cod with Miso, make Nobu the innovator of new style Japanese food.
    Annisa Restaurant, North America
  13 Barrow Street - New York, NY           
Annisa is an intimate, upscale Contemporary American restaurant with a small, elegant bar and an extensive wine list. Since its opening, Annisa has won much praise from the media including glowing reviews from the New York Times and the New York Observer. Chef Anita Lo has been named one of ten "Best New Chefs in America" by Food and Wine magazine as well as "Best New Restaurant Chef" by the Village Voice. Located in the heart of the West Village at 13 Barrow street, Annisa has been in operation since June of 2000.
    Blue Water Grill, North America
  31 Union Square West - New York, NY            
Voted 11th Most Popular Restaurant in New York in the 2008 Zagat Survey and applauded as a restaurant that is "perfect for dates" and "never disappoints," Blue Water Grill is a dining destination in the heart of Union Square. Loyal guests and curious visitors are drawn to the former Metropolitan Bank space that features sexy, dimly-lit red chandeliers illuminating the intimate dining room, a spacious people-watching outdoor café and a cozy subterranean lounge featuring live jazz music.
    il Buco, North America
  47 Bond Street - Manhattan - New York, NY           
David Rosengarten of Gourmet Magazine calls Il Buco "one of the best, most exciting restaurants in the whole of America ... Lately, after a string of spectacular evenings at Il Buco, I've been uttering the restaurant's name in response to the question 'What restaurant should I go to on my one night in New York?'. To my taste, Il Buco is that good, and that special ..." Mediterranean cuisine, using the best locally sourced and imported artisanal ingredients served in a warm and welcoming environment.
    Wallsé, North America
  344 W. 11th St. - New York, NY           
While decidedly elegant, Chef Gutenbrunner avoided the hype associated with many New York restaurants, intending instead to allow Wallsé to develop a personality which was heavily contributed to by his clients. The restaurant quickly found its balance as both a destination for discerning diners and a neighborhood haunt for West Villagers.
Although it has been granted numerous rave reviews and awards, Chef Gutenbrunner takes the most pride in the stable base of customers who return to Wallsé again and again.
    Ouest Restaurant, North America
  2315 Broadway - New York, NY           
Ouest is a contemporary American Bistro, highly regarded on the Upper West Side and citywide. Partners Tom Valenti and Godfrey Polistina have created an Oasis of fine dining and fine wines in a casual but sophisticated environment.
    Churrascaria Vacaria do Sul, South America
  Estrada Niterói-Manilha - BR 101 - Km 26,5 - Itaboraí, RJ           
Qualidade e alto padrão de atendimento.
    Terzetto, South America
  Rua Jangadeiros, 28 - Ipanema - Rio de Janeiro, RJ           
O Restaurant Terzetto, inaugurado em 2005, está localizado em Ipanema, um dos bairros mais charmosos e tradicionais do Rio de Janeiro. A Casa oferece alta gastronomia italiana com toques de contemporaneidade. Receitas clássicas mescladas comcriatividade, ingredientes frescos e de qualidade, excelente atendimento e refinamento praticados no salão, fazem do restaurante um dos melhores da cidade
    Aspargus Restaurante, South America
  Rua Senador Dantas, 74 - 17º andar - Centro - Rio de Janeiro, RJ           
Localizado no Edifício das Seguradoras, no Centro do Rio de Janeiro, o Aspargus, dos sócios Ribamar Aragão e Evanir Sarruf, é um restaurante que dispõe de 150 lugares, de culinária contemporânea que tem na qualidade de seus produtos e serviços a sua principal característica. Sua decoração é assinada pelo arquiteto francês Gilles Jacquard. Por estar no 17º andar, proporciona aos visitantes uma ampla vista que abrange, além de prédios históricos do Centro do Rio, os arcos da Lapa e o Corcovado.
    Barbetta Restaurant, North America
  321 W. 46th Street - (8th-9th Aves.) - New York, NY            
Now 95 years young. Barbetta is the oldest restaurant in New York still owned by the founding family. Authentic Piemontese food in an elegant and romantic atmosphere. Dine outdoors in the garden beside the fountain in the summer. Legendary, award winning wine cellar.
    Lea, North America
  230 Park Ave - New York, NY           
Lea, a 60 seat wine bar, reataurant-lounge adds an opulent quality of romance to Grand Central's typically professional ambiance. Behind dark wooden slats, nestled in the hollowed granite halls of the Helmsley building, Invoking a 19th century writer’s den of the romantic period, Lea is a seductive and secluded wine bar and lounge located near Grand Central.
    Photochart Restaurante, South America
  Praça Santos Dumont, 31 - Gávea - Rio de Janeiro, RJ           
O restaurante Photochart é o prazer da alta gastronomia em um ambiente agradável e sofisticado. Situado à entrada do Jockey Club, a casa está pronta a receber os apreciadores da boa comida internacional. Venha saborear a vista florida, apreciar o desfile dos cavalos antes de cada páreo e a decoração temática do mundo do turfe
    Eça, South America
  Av. Rio Branco, 128 - Centro - Rio de Janeiro, RJ           
O Restaurante Eça, localizado no sub solo da Joalheria H Stern, na Av. Rio Branco, Centro do Rio de Janeiro, vêm se firmando como um dos mais sofisticados restaurantes cariocas. Cosmopolita aconchegante e moderno, abrigou durante todo esse tempo encontros, eventos e oportunidades de negócios. O Restaurante foi batizado de Eça em homenagem ao escritor português Eça de Queirós, um amante da boa mesa e de bons vinhos.
    Siri Mole, South America
  Rua Francisco Otaviano, 50 - Arpoador - Rio de Janeiro, RJ           
O Siri Mole comandado pela Chef Ísis Rangel e por Agda Pereira, completa10 anos de sucesso em terras ipanemenses e considerado um dos melhores restaurante de cozinha brasileira da cidade. Acarajés, patas de caranguejo, sururu, moquecas de camarão e peixe, vatapás, são iguarias típicas da cozinha baiana que encantam clientes brasileiros em geral e turistas de todas as partes do mundo.
    Sea Grill at Rockefeller Center, The, North America
  19 West 49th Street - New York, NY            
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Winner of the prestigious 2007 Ivy Award, The Sea Grill at Rockefeller Center is a stunning example of the very freshest oceanic delicacies, with ingredient-driven and locally sourced specialties. Continuously ranked among a handful of New York's top seafood restaurants, the sublime cuisine and sleek, modern setting are highlighted by the spectacular views at this landmark location.
    Gibraltar, South America
  Rua Nuta James, 65 ljs.I/J/K - Barra da Tijuca - Rio de Janeir, RJ           
O Gibraltar é uma viagem à cozinha mediterrânea, seus aromas e sabores. Único restaurante do Rio de Janeiro com iguarias como o King Crab, além de bruschettas e tapas diversos. Do salão com charmosa adega climatizada ou da varanda vê-se a cozinha em plena atividade. Da grelha saem frutos do mar sempre frescos: camarão, lagosta, lagostim, cavaca, salmão, bacalhau e outros peixes. Da cozinha, massas e risotos clássico mediterrâneos com toques contemporâneos. E do forno à lenha, pizzas gourmet com influências napolitanas. Pra finalizar... sobremesas divinas! . A cozinha mediterrânea é naturalmente saudável. É focada em grãos, azeitonas e azeite de oliva. Há também leguminosas, hortaliças, frutas, vinhos, alho, queijo, cebolas, peixe, aves e ovos. Com freqüência são as especiarias e ervas que identificam as cozinhas individuais dentro do Mediterrâneo.
    Lincoln Ristorante, North America
  142 West 65th Street - New York, NY            
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The latest incarnation of famed restaurateur (and longtime Patina Restaurant Group CEO) Nick Valenti's commitment to bringing the ultimate in culinary experiences to the nation's leading cultural institutions. Lincoln combines high-concept design with the impeccable contemporary Italian cuisine of Chef Jonathan Benno. Valenti worked closely with the architectural firm of Diller, Scofidio + Renfro to create Lincoln's unique design featuring glass walls, signature sloping lawn roof and a spectacular view of the reflecting pool and the Henry Moore sculpture. The restaurant's environment is both comfortable and refined – with an open kitchen, bar, lounge, two dining rooms and private dining accommodations.
    Le Bar Bat, North America
  311 West 57th St. - New York, NY
          
Some come for our acclaimed Coastal Mediterranean cuisine. Others visit Providence take in the surroundings of the space that decades earlier was a landmark church, followed by a world-famous recording studio in which Hendrix, Sinatra, The Stones, Streisand and The Ramones created historic records. Still others frequent Providence to soak in the after work lounge vibe or to groove at one of the few remaining venues in the city where dinner and dancing are offered under one roof. http://www.lebarbat.com/
    Marius Carnes | Marius Crustáceos, South America
  Av. Atlântica, 290 - Leme - Rio de Janeiro, RJ           
A localização do Marius Degustare, debruçada no final da praia do Leme, longe do burburinho das estridentes ruas da Zona Sul, proporciona de imediato aos clientes, em sua maioria turistas estrangeiros, um ambiente tranqüilo e acolhedor.
A Marius Churrascaria, oferece um serviço de boa qualidade para os mais exigentes clientes. A decoração foi ambientada em antigas fazendas com extremo bom gosto na escolha de peças e acessórios. O preço do rodízio Cr$ 110,00, bebidas à parte, é considerado justo pela excelência das carnes provenientes dos Programas Boi Verde e Boi Ecológico: picanha nobre, carneiro e carnes exóticas como javali e jacaré. Bufê com mais de 20 tipos de saladas, além de frios diversos, comida japonesa e frutos do mar. Farta variedade de entipastos.
Bem ao lado o Marius Crustáceos ou Restaurante Marius, como queiram chamar os privilegiados freqüentadores do local, que ao preço de Cr$ 125,00 p/pessoa, poderão saborear frutos de mar como camarões graúdos trazidos de selecionadas fazendas camaroneiras situadas no nordeste e sul do país, lagostas, lagostins, cavaquinhas, vieiras, lulas, ostras e peixes nobres. Não deixem de provar o delicioso salmão com alcaparras, carpaccio, além de outros pratos quentes e frios. Criativa decoração do local com peças de navios e embarcações, com direito a escotilhas, bússolas e acessórios do gênero.
    Laguna, South America
  Av. Armando Lombardi, 350 - Barra da Tijuca - Rio de Janeiro, RJ           
O Laguna é um seleto restaurante do Rio de Janeiro especializado em frutos do mar, que tem uma localização diferenciada na cidade. Fica na pequena ilha da Gigóia, na Barra de Tijuca, onde está cercado de exuberante vegetação tropical, que propicia um ambiente tranquilo, rústico e charmoso para relaxar e degustar uma comida feita de forma artesanal. O restaurante recebe com reservas e o acesso é feito de barco até a ilha, que tem vista para a Pedra da Gávea e para a Lagoa da Barra.
    The Wright Restaurant & Bar, North America
  1071 Fifth Avenue - Guggenheim Museum - New York, NY           
Located in New York’s iconic Guggenheim museum and named in honor of the great American architect, Frank Lloyd Wright, this intimate Upper East Side destination is located in an elegant and modern architectural space that is sure to dazzle trend-setters, fine diners, art lovers and world-travelers. Designed in white by architect Andre Kikoski -- who was inspired by the original Wright museum design for the Guggenheim -- the restaurant embraces the cosmopolitan excitement of today’s New York. A modern American menu created by David Bouley protégé, Rodolfo Contreras, features distinctive cuisine with an emphasis on seasonal, local and sustainable Ingredients. Additionally, a site-specific sculpture by British-born artist Liam Gillick was commissioned for the space, creating a truly unique dining experience.