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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

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

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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

Il Mulino

Il Mulino

86 W 3rd St between Thompson & Sullivan Sts
(212) 673-3783

Though Il Mulino New York now has a dozen locations around the country, and even the globe, their downtown location is the original. The vibe here is Old World; black-suited Italian waitstaff are... Read More

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Carbone

181 Thompson St. between Houston and Bleecker
(212) 254-3000
carbonenewyork.com

Carbone, a more recent addition to Mario Carbone and Rich Torrisi’s restaurant group, has received rave reviews by the most discerning food critics in the city. The restaurant pays homage to the... Read More

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Empellon Taqueria

230 W 4th St at W 10th St
(212) 367-0999

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

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Charlie Bird

5 King St between 6th Ave & Macdougal St
(212) 235-7133

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