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    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.
    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.
    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
    The River Cafe, North America
  1 Water Street - (under the Brooklyn Bridge) - Brooklyn, NY            
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What began as the singular vision of Mr. O’Keeffe for an elegant waterfront restaurant took many years of lengthy negotiation with The City of New York before permission was granted to start construction. At the time, the notion of building a restaurant amid what was such an isolated and neglected part of New York seemed like a great risk. Since opening in May of 1977, however, The River Café has been the recipient of numerous awards including selection as one of the five best restaurants in New York by the French culinary guide “Gault Millau”. The restaurant will forever hold the distinction of being at the forefront of what has become the re-birth of the Brooklyn waterfront.
    Levana, North America
  141 West 69th Street - New York, NY           
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    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.
    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.
    Church Lounge, North America
  2 Sixth Ave. - (White Street) - New York, NY           
Located in the center of the hotel’s soaring atrium, the Church Lounge is the contemporary incarnation of the classic New York hotel bar. An intimate gathering place by day, and a downtown destination by night, Church Lounge TriBeCa’s long, glossy bar, plush armchairs, and softly glowing lighting provide the ultimate in sophisticated downtown socializing. From a classic American menu designed exclusively by Tribeca Grand chefs to some of the best signature cocktails New York City has to offer, the stylish Church Lounge provides guests with a flash of downtown city life at its best. Weekends keep up the pace with a leisurely buffet-style Grand Sunday Brunch, a brunch both New York City locals and hotel guests call their favorite.
    Brasserie, North America
  100 East 53rd Street - East Side - New York, NY           
"Midtown's downtown restaurant," Brasserie has been an iconic fixture in the Seagram building on E.53rd Street since 1959. Offering updated French brasserie fare and a collection of exceedingly decadent desserts in a futuristic, ultra-sleek cosmopolitan setting.
    Atlantic Grill, North America
  1341 Third Avenue - New York, NY            
"Ride the tide to Atlantic Grill, our Upper East Side neighborhood favorite! Voted one of the 50 most popular restaurants in New York in the 2008 Zagat (with a top raw bar), Atlantic Grill is the place to go for your seafood and sushi fix.
Our bright, 200-seat space complete with bistro chairs, framed photos, baby blue walls and skylight might make you feel like you sailed into Cape Cod. You may not have left New York's harbor, but one thing is sure: our seafood is just as fresh."
    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.
    Citarella The Restaurant, North America
  1240 Sixth Ave. - (49th Street) - New York, NY           
"Citarella has been a part of New York for over 80 years. Our name is synonymous with freshness, quality and value. We have evolved from a small, neighborhood market to a top food destination in New York City and the Hamptons.
In a city that offers overwhelming variety, we proudly offer the largest selection of fresh seafood & aged prime meats along with prepared foods and gourmet groceries. While growing we have maintained our commitment to providing the best quality, value and service."
    Le Colonial, North America
  149 East 57th Street - (3rd-Lexington Aves.) - New York, NY           
NYC's noted upscale Vietnamese restaurant. Beauty, romance and spirit of French colonial Southeast.
    Arpeggio Food & Wine, North America
  Lincoln Center Plaza - New York, NY           
A casual, stylish, full-service a la carte restaurant highlighting innovative Mediterannean cuisine and seasonal ingredients as well as local and global wine selections along with specialty cocktails and mocktails. Guests can dine at the bar, in the lounge, in the center room, or join us at Arpeggio Outdoors choosing from appetizers, main courses, artisanal cheeses and cured meats.
    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
    Blue Hill Restaurant, North America
  75 Washington Place - New York, NY           
Blue Hill restaurant opened at the end of April 2000. Blue Hill is dedicated to creating a new category of neighborhood restaurant that maintains the classic attributes of warmth and affordability, while delivering superior food and service.
    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.
    Peter Luger Steak House, North America
  178 Broadway - Brooklyn, NY            
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Serving the finest steaks since 1887. The finest USDA PRIME meat available. The selection process is crucial and therefore is done only by members of the family who visit the wholesale markets on a daily basis. It begins with fresh sides of beef that usually come from the Midwest. The section of beef used is called the short loin. Only those cattle graded PRIME by the United States Agriculture Department are even considered. It is then important to examine the color, fat conformation and bones.
    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.
    Sushi Mar, South America
  Rua dos Oitis, 6 - lojas D e E - Gávea - Rio de Janeiro, RJ           
    La Caravelle Restaurant, North America
  33 W. 55th Street - (5th-6th Aves.) - New York, NY           
"Whatever cuisine mood you are in, from French and Italian to Lebanese, from American or Steakhouse to Japanese, Vietnamese, or Chinese, our delicious bubbles can accompany your dining experience. We have new additions to our wonderful list of restaurants serving La Caravelle Champagne"
    Alfredo di Roma, South America
  Av. Prefeito Mendes de Morais, 222 - São Conrado - Rio de Janeiro, RJ           
Em 1910 foi inaugurado, por Alfredo di Lélio, o “L’Originale Alfredo di Roma Ristorante”. Nascia assim, a tradição que atravessaria os tempos para encantar o paladar de celebridades em diversas partes do mundo Mas foi em 1927 que a excelente culinária da casa ganhou asas e começou a subir os degraus da fama Hoje, o Alfredo di Roma existe em: Roma, Florida - EUA, Cidade do México, Rio de Janeiro e Salvador Pratos principais: o Spaghetti alla pescatoria, Tranche de Salmone e o famoso Caneloni com Ricota e Spinachi. Filé de peixe grelhado com creme de espinafre e salmão grelhado com aceto balsâmico caramelizado com batatas naturais.
    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
    Jardineto, South America
  R. Luciano Gallet, 75 - Vargem Grande - Rio de Janeiro, RJ           
Requinte, descontração e a culinária consagrada de Guilda Fernandes.
    Porcão Ipanema, South America
  Rua Barão da Torre, 218 - Ipanema - Rio de Janeiro, RJ           
Após um bem sucedido choque de gestão iniciado em 1975, buscando a excelência no atendimento em churrascaria rodízio padrão, “O Jeito Porção de Servir” alcançou pleno êxito, após incessantes métodos de aperfeiçoamento ao longo dêsses anos. Os procedimentos adotados fizeram da marca, o maior e melhor complexo churrasqueiro do estado e um dos mais importantes do país, desenvolvendo "musculatura adequada" para ocupar lugar de destaque em outras cidades brasileiras. Ao todo, sete filiais, sendo quatro delas situadas na cidade do Rio de Janeiro.
Resenha da Filial Ipanema: Localizada à Rua Barão da Torre, 218 com capacidade para 300 pessoas, mantém altíssimo padrão para carnes e serviços: picanha, fraldinha, cupim, carneiro e baby beef de excelente sabor. Os turistas, principalmente, elogiam os cortes diferenciados de nossas carnes. Serviço de bufê com variedade de saladas, peixes nobres e pratos lights são igualmente serviços obedecendo ao padrão de qualidade da casa. Adega climatizada com 1500 garrafas de vinho de diversas procedências
    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.
    Restaurante Deck, South America
  Rua Guilhermina de Almeida, 67 - Recreio dos Bandeirantes - Rio de Janeiro, RJ           
Localizado no Recreio do Bandeirantes, em um ambiente glamouroso e aconchegante. o Deck Restaurante localizado à Rua Guilherme de Almeida, 67 Recreio dos Bandeirates e de propriedade do tow surfer Rodrigo Resende com os surfistas Leandro Migani e Úrsula Rollas, apresenta culinária internacional, com pratos bem refinados e preparados com requinte e bom gosto, propondo servir aos convivas uma culinária contemporânea de influência oriental com um toque de ousadia, como a moqueca asiática de camarão acrescida de crustáceos cozidos, peixe, vegetais e arroz de jasmim. Aproximadamente dez chás, incluindo os de folhas de bambu, finalizam um especial encontro com um dos principais restaurantes do momento.
    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.
    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.