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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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Racines

94 Chambers St between Church St & Broadway
(212) 227-3400

Searching for a little je ne sais quoi in the neighborhood? Look no further than the Tribeca outpost of Racines, David Lanher’s renowned Parisian wine bar and bistro. It’s a spacious... Read More

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Contra

138 Orchard St near Rivington St
(212) 466 4633

Contra, the hidden gem on an untraveled stretch of Orchard Street in the Lower East Side, is a new-American tasting menu destination. Unlike other precious tasting menus around town, this five-course... 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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Rosette

171 East Broadway near Essex St
(212) 933-1176

Located in the “Two Bridges” area of the Lower East Side, Nick Curtin’s Rosette offers a contemporary American menu with delicious (and at times, unexpected) offerings. The chef,... 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

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Wallflower

235 W 12th St near Greenwich Ave

Some of our favorite places these days span that nebulous territory between bar and restaurant: now there’s Wallflower in the West Village, a collaboration between Xavier Herit, a longtime head... Read More

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Jack’s Wife Freda

244 Lafayette St between Spring and Kenmare Sts
(212) 510-8550

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