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Robert De Niro

  1. rants
    Robert De Niro Says Trump Is Banned From All Nobu Restaurants“If he walked into a restaurant I was in, I’d walk out.”
  2. The Scene Inside Tribeca Grill’s 25th Anniversary PartyHors d’oeuvres for 500 friends, neighbors, early investors, and longtime diners.
  3. Location Changes
    Nobu’s Original Flagship Will RelocateThe new restaurant will open further downtown in early 2017.
  4. Shanghai Surprise
    Robert De Niro Opening ‘Multiple Restaurants’ in ShanghaiWhich “well-known U.S. chefs” are headed to China?
  5. Openings
    Hey, Randolph Street, Robert De Niro’s Waiting… With NobuNobu coming to Chicago?
  6. Empire Building
    Nobu’s Mega-Expansion: More Details on the Vegas Hotel and BiggestThe 327-seat restaurant is coming to the chef’s Las Vegas hotel project, with Nobu breakfast menus for room service.
  7. Mediavore
    Korean Tacos Hit Seoul; Should There Be a Ban on Bullfrogs?The next controversial food making news in the Chinese-American diet could be these disease-spreading amphibians.
  8. Celebrity Settings
    De Niro Gets the Starr Treatment; Gordo Can’t Get Enough Mexican inDe Niro enjoyed a sneak preview dinner at Route 6 while Gordon Ramsay chowed down in NoLibs and University City.
  9. Celebrity Settings
    Cannes Chef Makes a Taxi Driver Caesar Salad to Honor DeNiro?Every year during the film fest, a chef at La Palme D’Or restaurant cooks up some ‘wacky,’ and just weird, movie-inspired dishes in honor of a famous guest.
  10. Celebrity Settings
    Bradley Cooper, Zach Galifianakis Bro Down at Kittichai; Renée ZellwegerPlus: Chris Brown behaves himself at Chin Chin, and more, in our weekly roundup of celebrity dining.
  11. Mediavore
    DeNiro’s Waiter Jab Causes Bad Taste in Golden Globe Mouths; Food Banks Turn ToThe actor draws gasps from a shocked crowd while food banks resort to accepting their least desired items.
  12. Celebrity Settings
    Celebs Hit Steak, South St.Tracking the dining trajectory of stars
  13. Celebrity Settings
    Dennis Hopper Comes to Life at Joe’s; Ago Meets The FockersGrammy after-parties and birthdays dominated celeb eating this week.
  14. Slideshow
    A Closer Look Inside Andrew Carmellini’s Locanda VerdeA tour of the restaurant in action.
  15. Bookshelf
    The Twelve Key Ingredients of a Toque Tell-allA chef from Waverly Inn, another from Dressler, plus a French Culinary School grad have spilled their stories.
  16. In the Magazine
    Platt on Seasonal; De Niro As RestaurateurAlso in the magazine this week: A better Camembert and a recipe for French breakfast radishes.
  17. Openings
    Carmellini to Cook Family Style at Locanda Verde; Plus: the Menu!What to eat at the new variation of Robert De Niro’s Tribeca restaurant.
  18. Openings
    Carmellini’s Restaurant, Locanda Verde, Will Open Next WeekDetails are finally out about the former A Voce chef’s new venture.
  19. Back of the House
    Nobu: The Restaurant That Almost Wasn’tChef Nobu Matsuhisa recalls his early dealings with Robert De Niro.
  20. Book Shelf
    A First Look at Waverly Inn Chef John DeLucie’s Memoir, TheExactly how much did the Waverly Inn chef dish about his celebrity clientele?
  21. Labor Unrest
    Timberlake’s Restaurant Sued, De Niro’s ThreatenedThe current chef isn’t happy about rumors that Jean-Georges Vongerichten is taking over Ago.
  22. Ago-a-go-go
    Can JGV Save Ago From Itself?No doubt displeased with the less-than-stellar reviews for his Tribeca outpost, Ago, Robert De Niro may be bringing in the A-team.
  23. NewsFeed
    Hedge-Fund Managers Are Not Welcome at the WaverlyThe ‘Times’ profiles the restaurant two years after it opens and drops a lot of names.
  24. NewsFeed
    McNally, Colicchio, Meyer Among Most Powerful Real-Estate PlayersThe ‘Observer’ comes out with a list of the city’s real-estate power players, and, not surprisingly, plenty of restaurant folk make the cut.
  25. Mediavore
    De Niro to Open Nobu Hotel; Start Stockpiling Food TodayRobert De Niro will put an outpost of the Japanese restaurant in his financial-district hotel, ‘Law and Order: SVU’ featured a locavore villain this week, and consumers are starting to stockpile food again.
  26. NewsFeed
    Ago Staff Members Are Latest to Blog AgoNow that the bloggers have moved on, the staffers fill the void by posting a video on YouTube.
  27. NewsFeed
    De Niro’s Ago to Open Soon?News about Robert De Niro’s New York outpost of Ago came to us from an unlikely source: Robin Leach. The former voice of Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous is now a blogger (of course) and posted last week about the opening of Ago at the Hard Rock in Las Vegas. And while we were distracted by the sight of Mike Tyson in a blue bowler, we were happy to learn that De Niro plans to open his new Ago “later this month”! Robert De Niro Opens His New Ago Restaurant at the Hard Rock Hotel [Robin Leach’s Vegas Luxe Life]
  28. Neighborhood Watch
    Fort Greene Restaurant Scene’s Crescendo; De Niro Hotel So Close You Can Book ItAstoria: The Southwest restaurant that’s been under construction near the Ditmars stop on 31st Street is named Mojave and opens tonight. [Joey in Astoria via Astorians] East Village: The Mermaid Inn reopens tomorrow after a one-week renovation, which may have been inspired by Time Out‘s mouse sightings. [Eater] Fort Greene: New restaurants the Smoke Joint and 67 Burger have joined older favorites like iCi and Thomas Beisl to build a thriving restaurant scene near the Brooklyn Academy of Music. [NYT] Tribeca: De Niro’s Greenwich Hotel is now taking reservations for the spring. [NewYorkology via Eater]
  29. Neighborhood Watch
    Thor Loses Third Chef; Tribeca Can Thank Girl Scouts for the Completion of AgoChelsea: The old Bright Food Shop space will be replaced by Tommy’s Mexican Grill, seemingly from the owners of Tello’s, Mare, and Casa Havana, the latter of which is set to replace Havana Chelsea. [Blog Chelsea] Clinton Hill: Gnarly Vines boutique wine store has opened and is offering a promotional discount of 15 percent off full and mixed cases. [Clinton Hill Blog] Lower East Side: Thor’s third executive chef (after Kurt Gutenbrunner and Kevin Pomplun), Mark Spangenthal, has now abandoned the restaurant after realizing “that this marriage wasn’t going to work.” [Eater] Tribeca: One conjecture on De Niro’s source for the thousands of corks that protrude from Ago’s ceiling: They were acquired “from a branch of the Canadian girls scouts that collected and sold them for charity.” [Down by the Hipster] Upper East Side: The French Institute will host a Beaujolais Nouveau tasting party on November 15 in their new skyroom at 22 East 60th Street. [Zagat] The Pierre hotel will close at the end of December for an entire year during a $100 million renovation that includes revamping Cafe Pierre and its bar. [NewYorkology]
  30. Neighborhood Watch
    Treats Truck Will Grace the East Village With Its Presence TomorrowAstoria: GoWasabi at 29-11 Ditmars Boulevard will serve sushi with a side of live jazz tonight. [Joey in Astoria] East Village: The Treats Truck is bringing its freshly baked (in Red Hook) sandwich-cookies, brownies, and crispy confections to Bond Street at Lafayette on Saturday. [The Treats Truck] Are you extremely kind, and do you love the smell of offal in the morning? Prune is looking for someone really nice to be their next hostess. [Eat for Victory/VV] Hell’s Kitchen: Terrance Brennan’s Artisanal Premium Cheese Center is holding a tasting course on cheeses of the newly trendy Pacific Northwest on Tuesday, June 19. [Artisanal Premium Cheese Center] Midtown West: Curry craziness has died down at Go!Go!Curry, but should rev back up if Hideki Matsui (its namesake of sorts) hits a homer any time soon. [Gothamist] Park Slope: The newly opened Hotel Le Bleu will house a restaurant with views of the Manhattan skyline and the Statue of Liberty; it’s aptly named Vue. [NewYorkology]
  31. Mediavore
    Twinkies Now Stuffed With Bananas; Lower Eastpacking District Now OnlineReporter files 500 words on the new banana Twinkie. [NYDN] Talbot loses to Hall again in cooking contest. The real winners here: the women of New York. [NYDN] The Spotted Pig’s DOH record is not exactly spotless — it’s accused of “vermin harborage,” and not just on weekend bridge-and-tunnel nights. [NYP] De Niro may be choosing his L.A. partner Sciandri over his N.Y. partner Nieporent as partner in new hotel — turf war! [NYDN] Vice creates a Virtual Lower Eastpacking District, uniting Internet dorks and party animals. [Gawker]
  32. Neighborhood Watch
    Morandi Breaks Out the Breakfast Menu in the West VillageChelsea: Markt your calendars: New location set to open ahead of previous expectations — early this week, in fact. [Eater] Dumbo: Things not looking so good for Bubby’s Brooklyn: “kids overran the joint.” [Brooklyn Record] Gramercy: Yow! Gramercy Hotel’s rooftop bar opening soon? [Down by the Hipster] Tribeca: Robert De Niro’s hotel, which will house an outpost of L.A. hot spot Ago, now has a name. Take note: “It will make the Bowery Hotel look like a Red Roof Inn.” [Down by the Hipster] West Village: Perhaps trying to deflect attention away from that Times review of Balthazar, Morandi tells us it will roll out breakfast in a couple of weeks. [Grub Street]
  33. Back of the House
    Chefs Tortured by Possible Foie Gras Ban; De Niro Versus Trans Fat• In New Jersey, where a big distributor of foie gras is based, a legislator proposes banning the delicacy. Anthony Bourdain ain’t gonna take it: “It’s like beating up on Julia Child.” [AP] • “Some day a real rain will come and wash all the trans fats off the streets”? Bloomberg attempts to rope Robert De Niro into the debate. [Newsday] • Alain Ducasse moves to the former Lespinasse space in the St. Regis hotel and plans decanters modeled after Louis Vuitton trunks. [NYT] • Ruth Reichl: Coming to a multiplex near you. [NYP] • The new face of caviar: scannable sturgeons and fish biopsies. [NYT] • Starbucks rips off the Egg McMuffin. [Dow Jones] • Greenpoint’s Café Grumpy rents its back room out to hipstervangelists. [NYDN] • Del Posto, Craftsteak, and Buddakan called out as the principal hells of the meatpacking district: “The assholes are eating assholes. The cocks are eating coxcombs.” [Gawker]