New #USQEats Luke’s Lobster Goes (RED) for June

Eat Lobster this June in #UnionSquareNY + Fight HIV

Luke’s will match, dollar-for-dollar, donations made at checkout

The newest addition to Union Square’s fast-casual scene comes with a taste of New England, and a new color. Luke’s Lobster opened their newest outpost in Union Square at 124 University Place.

Typically a nautical blue storefront, Union Square’s Luke’s is going (RED) to join the fight against HIV. Now through the month of June, you’ll have the opportunity to join Luke’s and get involved with the campaign.

Next time you order a delicious lobster roll at Luke’s you’ll have the opportunity to make a donation to (RED) at checkout. Donations will be matched (up to $13,000), thanks to the generous support of Luke’s and the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. It’s that simple.

New Sushi Restaurant Sugarfish Says, “Trust Me”

LA Sushi Spot Opens First NYC Restaurant in Union Square


Sugarfish offers a different kind of sushi experience: rolls that melt in your mouth. That’s because Chef Kazunori Nozawa serves the rice warm for a unique sushi experience.

The hit LA sushi spot opened its first New York location at 33 East 20th Street between Park Avenue South and Broadway. Sugarfish delivers dining service with reasonable prices and fixed menu recommendations. The standard “Trust Me” menu option gives you 8 pieces of sushi, 2 hand rolls, edamame and tuna sashimi for $39 with gratuity included. Check out the lunch and dinner menus.

Sugarfish does not take reservations and is open Monday to Saturday from Continue reading

DC’s Hot Mediterranean Spot Cava Grill Opens First NYC Store Friday

Meet the Newest Union Square Chefs at the 21st Annual Harvest in the Square

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You’ve seen Cava’s lineup of dips + spreads (Hummus, Tzatziki, Crazy Feta, and more) decorating the aisles of our local Whole Foods Market. Starting Friday, August 26th, this culinary brand is bringing even more healthful Mediterranean-inspired eats to Union Square with Cava Grill at 143 4th Avenue (between E 13th and 14th Streets).

Before the official launch, Cava Grill will serve a community lunch on Thursday – guests can enjoy a free meal but Continue reading

East Meets West at The Pokéspot

Fresh Hawaiian cuisine is arriving in Union Square. The Pokéspot is offering quick lunch bites to the neighborhood starting Friday, August 12th at 120 4th Avenue (between 12th and 13th Streets).


By mixing traditionally styled Poké with a modern NYC attitude, the new lunch and dinner spot is bringing the feeling of a Hawaiian Luau close to home. Share lunch with a friend Friday with a buy one get one free deal to celebrate opening day!

You will have creative control of your dish by Continue reading

Park Avenue South, Your Table is Ready

Florian Cafe

Florian Cafe, 225 Park Avenue South

Several new dining spots have popped up along Park Avenue South ranging from formal sit down dining experiences to delicious casual dining on the go. Florian Café opened late last year on Park Avenue South offering classic Italian dishes interpreted Continue reading

Celebrate Peru’s National Ceviche Day Tomorrow with Free Ceviche!

photo credit: Cevich

photo credit: Cevich

We recently told you about the new grab-n-go ceviche resto that opened up in Union Square, Cevich. They’re making a splash tomorrow, celebrating Peru’s National Ceviche Day by giving out free ceviche while supplies last! Restrictions apply.  Please Continue reading

New Restaurant Alert: The Gander by Chef Jesse Schenker

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Chef Jesse Schenker has just opened up The Gander, an American restaurant and bar room located at 15 West 18th Street between Fifth and Sixth Avenues. The chef/owner of Recette presents us with an elevated-yet-casual menu set within a beautiful space with high ceilings and a retro vibe.

The menu is divided into several different sections: Snacks (the “Buffalo” Sweetbreads Continue reading