The end of the year is almost here and it’s time to celebrate all you’ve accomplished with loved ones. Our Food Before Love Insiders gave use the details on where they plan to chow down before the new year is here and now they’re sharing the love.
If you can’t make it to these places before the new year, don’t fret, they’ll still be around in 2018. Just know, these places have the FBL stamp of approval!
Robin, NYC Insider
Simone Bradshaw, Miami Insider
Where: Lil Greenhouse Grill,1300 NW 3rd Ave, Miami, FL 33136
Why: Why not? It’s an awesome restaurant – great food, service with a smile, chill vibe, and lovely people.
What to Order: Mac and cheese, ribs, rib tips, half chicken, collard greens, baked beans, red velvet cheesecake.
Natasha Salter, NYC Insider
Where: Le Rivage, 340 West 46th Street, New York, NY 10036 (between 8th and 9th Avenue)
Why: I’m always on the hunt for an amazing burger and I’ve been wanting to try this little French bistro’s infamous, signature French Onion Soup burger!
Where: Rice & Gold, 50 Bowery, New York, NY 10013 (between Canal and Bayard Street)
Why: I love Asian fusion cuisine and this is the newest hot spot everyone’s buzzing about. Savory comfort foods are what I crave for the holidays and they specialize in dim sum, dumplings, pho and shareable plates. The perfect place for groups to enjoy a holiday meal.
What to Order: I can’t wait to try the Pho Soup Dumplings, Lobster Fried Rice and the Jerk Roast Duck.
Ariel Ijaduola , NYC Insider
Lauren, ATL Insider
Tameka Jo Pauldo, ATL Insider
Where: The BQE Restaurant & Lounge, Atlanta, 262 Edgewood Avenue, NE
Why: If you love southern cuisine with a modern twist, combined with a relaxed ambiance and jazz music, this is the perfect place.
What to order: I plan to order crispy fried green tomatoes as an appetizer, and red velvet chicken & waffles for my main entree.
Casandra Rosario, Food Before Love Editor-in-Chief
Where: Chef’s Club, 275 Mulberry St, New York, NY 10012
Why: Chef JJ’s residency at the Chef’s Club is about to end and if you haven’t booked a reservation yet, this is your last chance to experience it. They’re even including two menu’s to choose from on New Year’s Eve, “99 problems” and “I’ve got 5 on it” for larger parties. How can you say no?
What to get: You might as well end the year with a bang and get everything but we’re loving the Tuna Tartare and the Udon Noodles for sure.