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    North Square, North America

  103 Waverly Place - New York, NY             
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.
    Park Avenue Bistro, North America
  377 Park Avenue South - New York, NY           
Park Avenue Bistro loft is available for private functions: Seats up to 30 guests. Perfect for: Corporate Luncheons, Closing dinners, Wine and Scotch tasting’s created by PAB, Rehearsal dinners and Birthdays
    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.
    Bobby Van's Steakhouse, North America
  25 Broad Street - Financial District - New York, NY           
Bobby Van's Steakhouse and Grill located across from the New York Stock Exchange uses the original 1898 structure to create lush and evocative dining rooms filled with dark wood, cream-colored walls and beautiful chandeliers. Pass through the glass entrance of the steakhouse into the grand dining room with 20' ceilings to face a gorgeous 20-foot bar and a floor-to-ceiling wall of wine and liquor. Dine under the soft lighting of the grand chandeliers and enjoy succulent 28-day dry-aged prime steaks and the freshest seafood.
    Morton's Steak House, North America
  551 5th Avenue - New York, NY            
Walking distance from Broadway Theaters, Times Square and Empire State Building. Grand Central Station and Rockefeller Plaza, as well as shopping on Fifth Avenue and Madison Avenue.
    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.
    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.
    Isabella's, North America
  359 Columbus Ave. - (77th Street) - New York, NY            
Isabella's has been hailed for over fifteen years as an "Upper West Side institution" by neighborhood regulars and serious diners alike. Once you walk through its doors, you'll immediately know you're somewhere special. Known for not only great food but for its reasonable prices and great service, Isabella's has earned its place among the must-do New York experiences.
Offering both creative renditions and dishes that are sure-to-please, Isabella's inventive Mediterranean cuisine melts perfectly with the quintessential Upper West Side setting, making it the ideal destination for any outing.
    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.
    Levana, North America
  141 West 69th Street - New York, NY           
Levana, the premiere Kosher restaurant in New York City...and the country. This Home Page will serve as a guide to a huge array of information, not only about Levana, but about the world of quality kosher cuisine.
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    Hansl, South America
  Rua Professor Júlio Lohman, 132 - Barra da Tijuca - Rio de Janeiro, RJ           
O restaurante austríaco Hansl promove no inverno Festival de Fondue, tornando-se endereço tradicional e ponto de encontro dos apreciadores da culinária suíça e alemã. Outras opções apreciadas é o filé flambado no conhaque. Local com ambientação correta para um jantar a dois.
    Park Avenue Cafe, North America
  100 E. 63rd Street - (Park Ave.) - New York, NY           
Park Avenue Cafe offers a unique menu of innovative American cuisine from Chef Neil Murphy, a welcoming and informed service team, and an outstanding wine list at the corner of 63rd Street & Park Ave. on the Upper East Side of Manhattan. In fact, it was this winning combination that made leading food writer John Mariani exclaim, this is "One of the best dinners I've had in New York this year." The newly renovated restaurant is a wonderful setting to an exceptional meal, followed by unforgettably beautiful and delicious desserts by award-winning pastry chef Richard Leach.
    Aureole, North America
  34 E. 61st Street - (Park Madison-Aves.) - New York, NY             
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Charlie Palmer's unabashed, energetic signature Progressive American cuisine first took root in the original townhouse location of Aureole, where the chef made an early commitment to farm over factory food. Today, Aureole shines at the spectacular Bank of America Tower at One Bryant Park, the most environmentally advanced skyscraper in the world.
    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
    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.
    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.
    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
    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.
    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.