Disappearing Manhattan

Tony teams up with some notable guests to visit some the quintessential Manhattan restaurants -- before they disappear completely.

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Eisenberg's Sandwich Shop

Dave Freedenberg, better known as Famous Fat Dave, is one of the most extraordinary NYC cabbies you'll ever meet. He takes Tony to this popular Manhattan sandwich shop.

174 Fifth Ave., New York, NY 10010

Esposito Meat Market

500 Ninth Ave., New York, NY 10018


Since 1908 the Heidelberg Restaurant has embodied Yorkville's Germanic heritage with its stout cuisine and oceans of fresh beer. The casual space feels like an old Bavarian hunting lodge with a deer antler chandelier.

1648 Second Ave., New York, NY 10028

Katz's Delicatessan

Tony meets up with friend and writer Joel Rose for some pastrami at world-famous famous Katz's Deli.

205 Houston St., New York, NY 10002

Keen's Steak House

Tony dines with Josh Ozersky -- formerly of Grub Street NY Magazine, now at Citysearch -- author of Meat Me in Manhattan: a Carnivore's Guide to New York.

72 West 36th St., New York, NY 10018

Russ & Daughters

Tony visits Russ & Daughters for some authentic spaghetti and meatballs.

179 Houston St., New York, NY 10002

Le Veau d'Or

Open since 1937, Le Veau d'Or is an extraordinary restaurant where you can still get uncompromised Escoffier cuisine and have your roast carved tableside by a man who worked directly under Henri Soule.

129 East 60th St., New York, NY 10022

Manganaro's Foods & Restaurant

Tony dines with Michael Lomonaco, chef of Porter House restaurant.

488 Ninth Ave., New York, NY 10018

Sammy's Roumanian

Tony dines with Mimi Sheraton, former New York Times food critic, at Sammy's Roumanian, the iconic Jewish steakhouse on the Lower East Side.

157 Chrystie St., New York, NY 10002

Hop Kee

Hop Keep is a plain bright '70s-style Chinese joint with old-school egg rolls and chow mein. Tony and Chris Cheung (born and raised in NYC's Chinatown and now head chef at China One) sample some of their childhood favorites.

21 Mott St., New York, NY 10013

Sophie's Bar

Nick Tosches is best-known for his books about the tormented inner lives of Jerry Lee Lewis, Dean Martin and Sonny Liston. He reminisces with Tony over pints of Guinness about what constitutes a great dive bar, a tragically fading institution in NYC.

507 E. 5th St., New York, NY 10009


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