Mario Batali


Mario Batali

Friday Fives just went big time. We keep this up, and pretty soon you're going to know where President Obama likes to go for Girls Night Out.

Today's Perfect For picks come courtesy of the man himself, Mario Batali. We obviously don't need to write up a mini-bio on the guy's endless accomplishments, but we do want to point you to a new film that he stars in, Bitter Feast. The plot goes something like this: guy opens up a restaurant, restaurant gets a bad write up, guy gets fired, guy kidnaps food critic to exact some kind of sick revenge.

Thank god we're not real food critics.

mario's perfect for picks

Otto Perfect For: Action At The Bar 1 5th Ave.

"Everyone has fun here all the time, even me."

Katz's Deli Perfect For: Classic NYC Establishment 205 E. Houston St.

"There is no better food and beverage pairing than a pastrami on rye and a Cel Ray soda."

Pearl Oyster Bar Perfect For: Quality Fish 18 Cornelia St.

"Piss clams and a cod ammie and I'm good to go for the week."

Grand Central Oyster Bar Perfect For: Oysters 89 E. 42nd St.

"Two words: Oyster Pan Roast. OK, that's three words."

Morandi Perfect For: Celebrity Sightings 211 Waverly Pl.

"I come here for lunch. It's hip, delicious and I can sit outside."

Del Posto Perfect For: Drinks & Light Fare Before Going Out 85 10th Ave.

"Stop by the bar at Del Posto for a grown up pre- game. The food is delicious and the twinkle of lights, piano, and ice in the glass is all audible."

The Four Seasons Restaurant Perfect For: Fine Dining 99 E 52nd St

"It's a legendary room and the food is simply perfect, especially when ordering my favorites - olympia oysters and dover sole."

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