GustOrganics New York – CLOSED

GustOrganics may be pushing the superlatives by claiming to be the world’s only restaurant serving “100% certified organic food”. But they can have that one: food here is top quality and the organic certification they refer to applies only in the USA.

GustOrganics NYC – Lardbutty restaurant of the week

The Argentine style empanadas were a popular starter among our party. Between us, we tried all varieties with hempanada being the favourite for originality and taste – made from hemp flour (black appearance), sweetcorn, mushrooms, zucchini (courgette) and mozzarella. The house speciality beef stew was divinely tender and tasty, with a soft, melt-in-your-mouth texture like pulled pork.

Restaurant info:
~ Lardbutty rating: 3.5 / 5
~ Type: Argentinian/ Organic
~ Menu: GustOrganics dinner menu
~ Address: 519 Ave of the Americas, New York
~ Post/zip code: New York 10011
~ Nearest metro station: 14th Street, NYC
~ Website: GustOrganics website
~ Location: GustOrganics map
~ Photos at GustOrganics

Gustorganics on Urbanspoon

Smith + Wollensky – steak perfection, New York

Smith & Wollensky on Urbanspoon

“One of the most trafficked restaurants in New York and among the most celebrated steakhouses in the world” – so says Smith + Wollensky’s website.

I was delighted to eat here on this visit to New York (my attempt failed last time – unsurprisingly – with a vegetarian friend!). And even more delighted that it fulfilled my expectations after a three year build-up. Hopefully, the photo below (courtesy of theanorak) shows the quality of the steak cuts and preparation. Outstanding.

Lardbutty restaurant of the week: Smith & Wollensky
Fillet and sirloin steak

While Smith & Wollensky might fall into the premium restaurant bracket, it feels very comfortably down to earth with it’s cosy bars and friendly, efficient service.


Restaurant info:
~ Lardbutty rating: 4 / 5
~ Type: American / steak-house
~ Menu: Smith + Wollensky menus
~ Address: 797 Third Avenue, New York
~ Post/zip code: New York 10022
~ Website: Smith + Wollensky NYC website
~ Location: Smith + Wollensky NYC map

More USA videos

Short video clips of Death Valley, Grand Canyon, Hoover Dam + Las Vegas
Death Valley, May 16 2009
Taking a ride with my best friend (Depeche Mode – Never Let Me Down Again)

Dante’s View – listen to the wind!

Grand Canyon, May 19 2009

Bright Angel trail

Rare California condor

Sunset from Kachina Lodge

Hoover Dam, May 20, 2009

Las Vegas, May 21, 2009 – view from the Stratosphere

Fremont Experience

Read more about the Fremont Experience (right-click on link + ‘open in new window’ or new tab)

USA road trip photos

Here are links to all of my road-trip photos (Keith’s got a load more, too!). Right-click on the links + ‘open in new window’ (or ‘tab’ if using firefox)
~ Set 1 – California

~ Set 2 – Four Corners


~ Set 3 – Grand Canyon


~ Set 4 – Las Vegas


~ Set 5 – South California

Taking a drive through Death Valley

Listen to Earth and take in the endless contrasting landscape of Death Valley’s canyons and salt flats…