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cafeclover

Cafe Clover NYC

10 Downing Street
212-675-4350
CafeCloverNYC.com

Café Clover 10 Downing Street at 6th Ave.   The latest from nightlife legend David Rabe and man-about-town Kyle Hotchkiss Carone, Café Clover aims to challenge the idea that good food can’t be... Read More

alidoro

Alidoro

105 Sullivan Street btw Prince and Spring
(212) 334-5179
alidoronyc.com

There’s a reason that there is a line out the door of this postage-stamp sized Soho storefront every day around noon. It’s certainly not the atmosphere- the décor of vaguely Italian knick-knacks... Read More

Bobo

Bobo

181 West 10th Street At 7th Ave
(212) 488-2626
bobonyc.com

Tucked away in two floors of a historic West Village townhouse, Bobo exudes charm. There are three distinct dining areas with very different atmospheres: an exposed brick ground floor dominated by a... Read More

bluehill

Blue Hill

75 Washington Place between 6th Avenue and Macdougal Street
(212) 539-1776
bluehillfarm.com

While Blue Hill at Stone Barns, located 45 minutes north of New York, is an internationally renowned foodie destination, eschewing farm-to-table and bringing the table straight to the farm, lesser... Read More

ChercheMidi

Cherche Midi

280 Bowery, New York between Stanton and East Houston
(212) 226-3055
cherchemidiny.com

Cherche Midi is Keith McNally doing what Keith McNally does best: a downtown New York take on the classic French bistro, in yet another space that feels like it had been there for thirty years from... Read More

Bâtard

BÂTARD

235-239 West Broadway between White and Walker Sts.
212-219-2777
myriadrestaurantgroup.com/batard

TriBeCa had a high-profile renaissance in the 1990’s as the residential neighborhood of choice for wealthy young families of a certain artistic sentiment; and two men played figurehead for the... Read More

Claudette

Claudette

24 5th Avenue between 9th and 10th Sts.
212-868-2424
claudettenyc.com

The folks at Claudette (who are also behind Rosemary’s and Bobo) deserve applause for having given fresh life to a frequently shuttered address;  transforming it into a light filled, airy space... Read More

Daruma Ya

Daruma-Ya

428 Greenwich St. Laight & Vestry Sts.
(212) 274-0428
www.darumaya-nyc.com

This former Greenwich Grill space is home to one Tribeca’s finest soba izakaya, Daruma-Ya. The menu features modern Japanese small dishes, all built to be shared by the table, as well as handmade... Read More

Russ & Daughters Cafe

Russ & Daughters Cafe

127 Orchard St. Rivington and Delancey Sts.
212-475-4881

Russ & Daughters Cafe is located on Orchard Street, a few blocks from the still perennially-packed takeout shop. For the first time in a century, smoked salmon hounds can sit down and enjoy... Read More

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Sushi Nakazawa

23 Commerce St between 7th Ave & Bedford St
(212) 924-2212

Sushi Nakazawa, the namesake West Village haunt of Chef Daisuke Nakazawa, is an instant-hit with both sushi aficionados and novices alike. Nakazawa is a protégé of sushi master Jiro Ono, and was... Read More