Around Town: All’onda

all'onda restaurant

all'onda restaurantOpposites attract in Michael White’s latest culinary adventure at All’onda. The newly-opened and highly anticipated restaurant serves up Venetian dishes with an unconventional fusion of Japanese flavors making for an intriguing meal.

Manned by restauranteur Chris Cannon, Michael White’s former business partner, and Chef Chris Jaeckle, White’s former apprentice, All’onda is essentially an extension of the master chef.

Culinary mastermind Jaeckle, makes this eccentric combination a Manhattan gem. He masterfully edits Venetian noodle and seafood dishes to include Japanese flair.

Sweet-and-sour Sardines are arranged Japanese style on a plank with a touch of miso on the razor clams.  He even added monkfish to the classic Venetian liver dish. There’s nothing Jaeckle can’t do.

And for dessert? Gelato in flavors like ricotta and soy. Take a seat at the white marble bar and sip on a Venetian-inspired cocktail, look out the floor-to-ceiling windows, and give thanks to Venice for these incredibly talented chefs.

All’onda, 22 E 13th St, New York, NY 10003, (212) 231-2236



Around Town: Betony

betony midtown west

betony midtown west Looking for dinner plans this weekend? Secure your reservations at Betony for a top-notch dining experience. Manned by vets from Eleven Madison Park, this midtown gem is taking the dining scene by storm.

Sultry lighting, antique mirrors and magnificent main bar set the tone for sensational dishes from Bryce Shuman’s masterfully run kitchen. Try the delicate pieces of kale atop unctuous warm foie gras and what is perhaps the most tender slice of roasted chicken to ever grace the table.

The service is excellent, the beverage program outstanding and the experience, worth repeating over and over again. Pete Wells already gave his seal of approval, as have the dining masses, hankering for just one more bite of the lavender and lemon infused rice pudding—it’s divinity on a plate.

Betony, 41 W 57th St., New York, NY 10019, (212) 465-2400.



Meet TOWN Residential’s Melissa Van Damm

TOWN Residential is a real estate firm that is committed to serving our Representatives with all the resources they need to excel. Melissa Van Damm, Managing Director of TOWN Financial District, played a key role in the foundation of the TOWN brand and creating a “culture of care” unique to our firm. Melissa has a deep passion for property and contributed to selling her first apartment as a 14-year-old teen. Watch the interview to learn more about Melissa’s deep-rooted experience in real estate.


TOWN Exclusives: Kitchens Fit For A Feast

TOWN Residential 228 West Street 2W
With the holiday season upon us, we’ve rounded up sumptuous kitchens that will prove to be a chef’s dream all year round.
TOWN Residential 228 West Street 2W
1) Originally built in 1856, 228 West Street, 2W boasts a warm kitchen, aesthetically designed with poured concrete countertops highlighting classic loft material features like: exposed brick, reclaimed wide-plank floors, and pine columns. Outfitted with stainless steel appliances, Wolf oven, Miele dishwasher, Subzero refrigerator and wine fridge, the master chef has all the materials to prepare a feast.

TOWN Residential 410 West 24th Street18BCE
2) Located in the London Terrace Towers, 410 West 24th Street, 18BCE opens into a windowed kitchen with open dining area for seamless family entertaining.
TOWN Residential 42-50 Wooster Street 4NR
3) This prewar home at 42-50 Wooster Street, 4NR has an exquisite, open granite kitchen with double ovens, Bosch dishwasher, Subzero fridge and wine refrigerator.
TOWN Residential 152 Wooster 2A
4) Prepare your feast in the luxuriously appointed kitchen at 152 Wooster, 2A. The designer renovated loft features kitchen counters made of Brazilian sodalite marble and a graphic marble mosaic floor.
5) Modern marries authenticity in this TriBeCa kitchen at 44 Laight Street, 2B. Sleek granite finishes compliment the industrial interior filled with cast iron columns, original wooden joists and exposed brick.
TOWN Residential 31 West 21st Street, 9LFR
6) Cook with open views of Manhattan in 31 West 21st Street, 9LFR. This custom Chef’s kitchen is centrally located in the Flatiron loft’s floor plan offering an unobstructed northern cityscape of the Empire State Building.

Meet TOWN Residential’s Filippa Edberg-Manuel

TOWN Representatives are neighborhood experts who embody the spirit and energy of Manhattan. West Village Representative Filippa Edberg-Manuel, an expert on Manhattan’s West Side and Chelsea High Line, talks about her passion for the west side from iconic waterfront buildings to the deep, varied cultures within the neighborhood. You can learn more about Filippa’s unique background in design and real estate here.

Powered by Luxury Attache: NYC’s Best Thanksgiving Desserts

four and twenty blackbirds pie

We’ve scoured the city for the best seasonal treats to serve this year. From pies, to macaroons, to cakes, be sure to save room after the big feast for these decadent treats.

four and twenty blackbirds pie

The sister duo at Four & Twenty Blackbirds added a pinch of salt to this traditional favorite to create their Salted Caramel Apple Pie.

zucker bakery doughnut

Zucker Bakery is serving up Thanksgivukkah Donuts this year with a limited-series of flavor varieties: Cranberry Turkey, Turkey Gravy, Jelly and Sweet Potato.

lady m pumpkin nuage cake

Lady M Cake Boutique‘s Pumpkin Nuage is only available one season every year. This dessert is a combination of pumpkin pie and pumpkin cheesecake with the perfect touches of cinnamon, cream cheese and graham crackers.

momofuku milk bar pie

The sweet geniuses at Momofuku Milk Bar turned blondies into an entire pie. This concoction features white chocolate brownies, Granny Smith apples and gingersnap crust for a new kind of apple pie.

dana's bakery macarons

This month, Dana’s Bakery is serving up a holiday menu of pecan pie, jelly doughnut and pumpkin pie macaroons.

momofuku thanksgiving croissant

The month of November marks the return of our favorite seasonal pastry, the Thanksgiving Croissant. While not a true dessert, this flaky cornucopia of flavor is a fourth-meal we support indulging in. Momofuku Milk Bar packs in white and dark meat turkey with cranberry sauce and gravy for a handy Thanksgiving meal regardless of the day.

TOWN Neighborhood Picks: Deborah’s Upper East Side

TOWN Residential Deborah Sabec

deborah sabec

Deborah Sabec, Senior Vice President and Associate Broker at TOWN UES, has sold Manhattan real estate for eighteen years.  Deborah has deep roots in Manhattan and is a long time co-op owner on the Upper East Side. This week, she’s sharing her favorite classic haunts and best-kept secrets of the neighborhood.

1) Favorite place to shop

2) Best place for a night out on the TOWN

Start your evening with cocktails at TBar followed by dinner at Belle Blu, which is always crowded and loads of fun.

The Mark Hotel Bar first opened in the roaring ‘20s and has an unmistakable Upper East Side presence, with interior design by Jacques Grange has a French, chic ambiance. Sip on handcrafted cucumber martini in the recently redesigned space.

The Mark Hotel Bar

For live music, the iconic Carlyle is an elegant way to spend the evening. Woody Allen often plays clarinet Monday nights with Eddie Davis and his New Orleans Jazz Band.

The Met serves cocktails and light fare in the Great Hall Balcony Bar accompanied by live classical music every Fridays and Saturdays.

3) Go-to for groceries

4) Saturday afternoon must-do’s

  • Lunch at Viand
  • I love to walk the 6.2 mile loop in Central Park. It is a great way to “escape” the city, watch the seasons change and reconnect with nature.
  • The Museum of the City of New York and the Frick host exhibits that are often gems and can be enjoyed in smaller, intimate settings.
  • There is a year round farmers market at St. Stephen’s of Hungary that has the best local fish and chicken.

    Central Park
    Central Park