'North End Grill' on Serious Eats

We Chat With Pastry Chef Alex Ray of North End Grill

Pastry Chef Alexandra Ray won Floyd Cardoz over with a fluffy lemon meringue pie, which she now serves among American classics pushed to the edge on her menu at North End Grill. We chatted with Ray about how sometimes ditching a law career, skipping culinary school and going straight into a kitchen can be the smartest and sweetest move. More

Carey's Favorite New NYC Restaurants of 2012

You know a restaurant opening is an important one when, a few months later, you can't imagine New York without it. 2012, despite plenty of closures even before a catastrophic storm that crippled, closed, or delayed so many restaurants, was a fantastic year for eating in the city. Here are my favorites of the year: not just full-service restaurants, but the odd bakery, cocktail bar, and Mediterranean lunch joint thrown in for good measure. More

North End Grill's Bloody Caesar

This concept of adding clam juice to make a brinier Bloody Mary originated, and still remains popular, in Canada. It's typically made with Clamato juice but at North End Grill they shuck cherry stone clams and mix that fresh clam juice into the drink then skewer the clam right on top of the highball glass. More

North End Grill: Danny Meyer Does Battery Park City

Those of us who love Danny Meyer's restaurants are accustomed to thinking of him as a man who creates welcoming spaces, with stories and personalities and an intimate sense of place. Restaurants very much tied to their neighborhoods, which you couldn't really pluck up and set down somewhere else. Restaurants you want to be at, not just eat at. That's not quite the case at Meyer's newest, North End Grill; but there are plenty of reasons to make a visit. More

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