30 of my favorite restaurants in no particular order

For those who know me, know that I love food and dining at restaurants. Aside from indulging in a delicious meal, I love gatherings and spending time with friends and loved ones and engaging in a good conversation. There is something unique about everyone and I love hearing about everyone's personal journeys.

Here is a recommended list of 30 of my favorite restaurants to gather with friends and family for a great time and an incredible meal.

Patsy's Italian Restaurant, New York, NY
A legendary Italian restaurant enjoyed by families, celebrities and all walks of life for decades
Personal recommendation: Sausages Fra Diavolo

Old Homestead Steakhouse, Atlantic City, NJ
A world-class steakhouse with an A+ meal every time i've been.
Personal recommendation: Filet Mignon

Darrell's, Venice, FL
The best BBQ I have ever had. Hands down. Take the family. You won't regret it.
Personal recommendation: Pulled Piggy Sandwich with a side of Mac and Cheese

Brick Alley Pub, Newport, RI
A great casual place for wings, beer, sandwiches and great pub fare
Personal recommendation: New England Clam Chowder (Unbelievable!)

Gordon Ramsay Hell's Kitchen, Las Vegas, NV
A great upscale restaurant with a modern and cool vibe.
Personal recommendation: Beef Wellington

Sinatra, Las Vegas, NV
An elegant and intimate setting with delectable Italian fare.
Personal recommendation: Linguini with clams

Buddakan, Atlantic City, NJ
A warm and elegant environment with a top-notch upscale Asian menu.
Personal recommendation: Lamb Chops with the Crispy Calamari Salad to start

Roberta's Pizza, Brooklyn, NY
One of the best pizzas that you'll ever have. Well worth the trip!
Personal recommendation: Margherita pizza

Delorenzo's Pizza, Robbinsville, NJ
A legendary New Jersey spot for tomato pies.
Personal recommendation: A large tomato pie with sausage and roasted red peppers

Terakawa Ramen, Princeton Junction, NJ
A cool spot for ramen in Central Jersey. Everything I've had here has been tremendous.
Personal recommendation: Kyushu Danji Ramen

Under The Moon Cafe, Bordentown, NJ
A fun spot to dine with friends. A unique dining room with great food.
Personal recommendation: Gnocchi or the Rissoto

Thai Kitchen, Bridgewater, NJ
Friendly staff and delicious thai food. A must visit for my wife and I when we are in the area.
Personal recommendation: Pad Cashew with Chicken

Viva Mexico, Flemington, NJ
A hidden gem featuring some of the best mexican food you will find in New Jersey
Personal recommendation: Chicken Fajitas with Tres Leche Cake for dessert

Morton's Steakhouse, Philadelphia, PA
Always an elegant and world-class dining experience every time I visit.
Personal recommendation: Prime Ribeye (medium rare) with a glass of red wine

Bobby Flay Steak, Atlantic City, NJ
An awesome dining room with an upscale steakhouse menu that will not disappoint.
Personal recommendation: Hanger steak

Lambertville Station, Lambertville, NJ
A nice date spot that overlooks the Delaware river in New Jersey.
Personal recommendation: Cast Iron New York strip steak

The Blue Moose, New Hope, PA
My go-to spot for brunch. A fun place to go when shopping in New Hope.
Personal recommendation: Bourbon Street omelette

Peppermill, Las Vegas, NV
A 24-hour comfort food haven with cool Vegas vibes.
Personal recommendation: Pancakes (Bring your appetite)

Katz's Deli, New York, NY
A classic New York City staple with unbelievable sandwiches
Personal recommendation: Pastrami sandwich

Kin Khao, San Francisco, CA
An enjoyable spot thai cuisine in San Francisco
Personal recommendation: Pad Kee Mao

Cheers, Boston, MA
A fun spot for fans of the show. Great pub food!
Personal recommendation: Burger Miester with Ma Clavin's Boston Clam "Chowda" to start

Nick's Fish House, Baltimore, MD
A great place on the waterfront to unwind in the summer time.
Personal recommendation: Seafood Scampi

Uries Waterfront Restaurant, Wildwood, NJ
One of my all-time favorite summer stops at the Jersey Shore
Personal recommendation: Shrimp Scampi with a Goose Island beer

Dock's Oyster House, Atlantic City, NJ
A legendary Atlantic City spot for over a century.
Personal recommendation: Filet Mignon and Oysters Rockefeller

The Logan Inn, New Hope, PA
Great upscale dining with an intimate setting that overlooks the river. Very nice for al fresco dining.
Personal recommendation: Any of the seafood dishes

Oceana, San Jose del Cabo, Baja California Sur, Mexico
Romantic dining at its finest. Overlooking the Sea of Cortez at the Secrets Resort.
Personal recommendation: Surf and Turf

Robert's Steakhouse, Atlantic City, NJ
An upscale steakhouse that will not disappoint.
Personal recommendation: Rib Eye (Medium rare)

Il Mulino New York, Atlantic City, NJ
A classic New York-inspired italian restaurant on the AC boardwalk.
Personal recommendation: Any of the veal dishes

Sunflower Caffe, Sonoma, CA
A wonderful spot for brunch while visiting wine country
Personal recommendation: The American Breakfast

Ollies Pub & Grub, Breckenridge, CO
A great spot for a burger and an IPA after a day on the ski slopes
Personal recommendation: Breakfast Burger




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