73 Thompson Street between Spring & Broome Sts.
For those whose familiarity of Japanese food extends only as far as the menus of their local Sushi restaurant, the cuisine from chef Hirohisa Hiyashi will come as a revelation. The room itself is a... Read More
24 5th Avenue between 9th and 10th Sts.
Transforming what had been a space for two previous restaurants that were somewhat stodgy into a light filled, airy space with French country accents; the folks at Claudette (who are also behind... Read More
23 Commerce St between 7th Ave & Bedford St
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
181 Thompson St. between Houston and Bleecker
The most recent product from Mario Carbone and Rich Torrisi’s restaurant group is Carbone, which opened to rave reviews by the most discerning food critics in the city. The restaurant pays homage... Read More
230 W 4th St at W 10th St
Alex Stupak opened Empellon because he thinks, quite simply, that “Mexican cooking is awesome.” He opened the doors to his taqueria with the intention of treating tacos with a high level of... Read More
303 Broome St between Forsyth & Eldridge Sts
Louie and Chan is a familial yet unexpected restaurant-venue hybrid on the Lower East Side in the heart of Chinatown. The inconspicuous-looking space holds a bustling trattoria, a private dining... Read More
5 King St between 6th Ave & Macdougal St
You might expect a restaurant named for saxophone great Charlie “Bird” Parker to have a jazz soundtrack – but at Charlie Bird in Soho, you’d be mistaken. Instead, classic hip-hop rules the... Read More
244 Lafayette St between Spring and Kenmare Sts
Jack’s Wife Freda is a comfortable, casual eatery that is pleasantly buzzing (if not totally jammed) almost any time of day. Husband-wife owners Dean and Maya Jankelowitz wanted it this way: their... Read More