2 restaurants find early success launching during pandemic

During a pandemic might not seem like the best time to open a restaurant. Thousands of restaurants have had to close over the past several months. But in September, two new spots opened just minutes from each other in Fort Lee. They're hoping to make it through the pandemic and beyond.

Savoring poutine at La Banquise in Montreal | The Dish

Montreal is only about a 90-minute flight from New York City. We had to check out a dish that this city in Quebec is known for: poutine at La Banquise. Open 24 hours a day, La Banquise has been a staple in its Montreal neighborhood for decades.

PD's Secret Kitchen, a hidden Italian restaurant in Manhattan | The Dish

Chef Patrick D'Andrea is cooking up something different in his hidden restaurant. It is called PD's Secret Kitchen. Patrick was born and raised in Florence, Italy. His mom owned a bed and breakfast where he learned to cook. After culinary school, Patrick moved to New York where he now works as a private chef for celebrities.

Fond, pop-up Hungarian cuisine | The Dish

New York's restaurant scene is a melting pot of dishes from around the globe. But you don't see a lot of Hungarian food places. One chef is trying to win over New Yorkers with a few dishes at a time. Jeremy Salamon is stirring up something fresh in the kitchen with a new spin on Hungarian classics.

Denino's Pizzeria and Tavern | The Dish

New York City has some of the best pizza in the world. For decades this has been one of the most popular spots. Denino's is a New York City pizza institution, feeding hungry Staten Islanders for almost a hundred years. Carlo Denino opened the spot in the early 1920s, and it's been buzzing ever since.

Turtle and the Wolf | The Dish

For Chef Lauren Hirschberg, opening his first restaurant, Turtle and the Wolf, in his hometown of Upper Montclair, New Jersey, last fall was like coming home.

Brennan and Carr | The Dish

Brennan & Carr has been a staple in Sheepshead Bay, Brooklyn, for decades. It is famous for its hot roast beef sandwiches. George Brennan and Edward Carr opened the restaurant on Nostrand Avenue in 1938.

Sushi Seki Bar and Oysters | The Dish

Chef Seki of Sushi Seki is known around the world as a sushi master. Watching Seki is captivating. It is like watching an artist create a masterpiece.

Cafe Colette | The Dish

On a charming street corner in Williamsburg lies a neighborhood favorite: Cafe Colette. Inside this light, fresh space, co-owner and chef Erin Gerken is reinventing timeless appetizers and entrees.

Delectable vegetable dishes | The Dish

Vegetables are no longer just a side dish. They're taking center stage at some of New York's hottest restaurants. Fox 5's Kerry Drew checked out Vic's, the Butcher's Daughter, and Dirt Candy.

Egg Shop | The Dish

New Yorkers love nothing more than a great brunch, especially eggs. Now there's a place that serves eggs day and night. Let's check out Egg Shop in Nolita. Executive Chef Nick Korbee says it started with the idea to make a great egg sandwich and then evolved into all eggs all the time.

Al Di La's bagna cauda | The Dish

While the pope is visiting New York City, where will he be eating? The pontiff may want to check out Al Di La Trattoria on 5th Avenue in the Park Slope section of Brooklyn because of one very special dish: bagna cauda. Chef Anna Klinger, who serves the "down-to-earth" dish at her restaurant, says it's a favorite of Pope Francis.

Chef Josh Capon's famous cote de boeuf | The Dish

For celebrity chef Josh Capon, there's something special about cooking the perfect piece of meat. Josh has four restaurants in New York City. But his absolute favorite dish comes from his newest hot spot, Bowery Meat Company in the East Village.

Brooklyn's Emmy burger: delicious and elusive | The Dish

Chef Matt Hyland and his wife Emily met in college where they bonded over their love of food. Matt is a Brooklyn native so he and Emily decided to open their first restaurant in his hometown. And even though pizza is the focus of the menu, Matt decided to add one of his favorite dishes: a burger.

Cajun flavors on Staten Island | The Dish

The Bayou restaurant is the spirit of New Orleans in New York City. Chef Julian Gaxholli was inspired to open bayou on Staten Island after a trip to the big easy. Julian has been cooking all his li...