NYC grub, wherever you go
Rosa Mexicano in Miami
Traveling away from our beloved Big Apple? Don’t worry, you’re never far away from some of our signature bites. Try these famous NYC offshoots:¬
The Nobu empire has 21 outposts worldwide, though the original flagship is located in Manhattan. Chef Nobu Matsuhisa’s take on Japanese cuisine can also be found in Los Angeles, Dallas and San Diego, but if you happen to be in Hong Kong, stop by the InterContinental Hotel for unbeatable harbor views and succulent signature dishes, such as yellowtail sashimi with jalapeno and tuna tartare with caviar. Budget travelers beware — lunch for one will set you back around $100.
Miami 2377 Collins Ave., 305-604-6988
The Gansevoort Hotel gets a blast of Meatpacking glitz with the dazzling South Beach outpost of STK (short for “steak”). With a catwalk, nude suede touches and plenty of glass, this steakhouse is seriously sexy, even for Miami standards. Diners will note the familiar cuts of meats available in three sizes (small, medium, and large), and while the ‘lil Big Macs are most popular in NYC, the crab salad and tuna tartare score big in Miami. Another STK location is slated to open at the Loews Hotel in Atlanta in December 2010.
Dallas (W Hotel) 2440 Victory Park Lane; 214-397-4111;
Los Angeles 10100 Constellation Blvd.; 310-279-4180
Atlanta 3376 Peachtree Rd.; 404-995-7580 Celebrity chef Tom Colicchio’s signature farm-to-table, family-style dining concept calls its 19th Street location in NYC home, though other offshoots include Atlanta, Dallas and LA. The Dallas Craft features walls made from black cowhide, while in LA, the restaurant boasts an outdoor area complete with cabanas. The Atlanta location is the first where Craft and Craftbar share a space.
Las Vegas (Caesars Palace) 3570 Las Vegas Blvd.; 877-346-4642
Nassau, Bahamas (The Cove Atlantis) 1 Casino Drive W.
Bobby Flay’s tasty Tex-Mex is on offer in Las Vegas and Nassau, in addition to New York, so if you’re vacationing, you won’t have to miss a single cactus-pear margarita. Located inside of Caesars Palace in Vegas and The Cove Atlantis in the Bahamas, each outpost offers Flay’s signature dishes, such as the blue corn pancake appetizer filled with barbecued duck, along with regional items, like Bahamian-spiced chicken skewers in Nassau.
Miami 4441 Collins Ave.; 305-674-4660
Can’t get enough of chef Scott Conant's simply delicious signature dish, spaghetti with tomato and basil? If you happen to be in Miami, you can get it at his Scarpetta outpost, which offers views of the ocean and plenty of outdoor seating on a wraparound veranda. Conant’s Floridian venture has a crisp nautical look, that looks much different than the earth-toned, wood-accented dining room of the original MePa location, and fittingly serves several unique seafood pastas, such as the strozzapreti ($28) with seppia, lobster and capers, and the scialatelli ($24), a Sorrento-style pasta with spot prawns and vongole.
Coming this summer: A third location of Scarpetta in Toronto’s Thompson Hotel.
San Francisco 868 Mission St.; 866-942-4272
Though you’ll find your favorite sandwiches, such the slow-roasted pork ($8.95) at all locations of Colicchio’s ‘wichcraft, there are subtle differences in flavor in San Francisco, since ingredients are locally sourced. In San Fran, meats come from David’s Old World Meats and juice from Voila and Apple-A-Day. The NoCal outpost offers a staggering 5,300-square-feet of space, but features the same cherry wood tables, and sleek, steel-accented minimalist design you’ll see in NYC.
Washington, D.C. 575 7th St; 202-783-5522
Located in DC's bustling Penn Quarter, this upscale Mexican restaurant offers wraparound outdoor seating, 14-foot windows and a spacious dining room outfitted with colorful Mexican masks, and other folk crafts, mounted on the walls. Diners here can order familiar South-of-the-border favorites, such as the chain's famous pomegranate margarita and signature dish — its tasty guacamole, prepared tableside. Other locations: Atlanta, Miami, National Harbor, MD, Hackensack, NJ, Los Angeles