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EmpellonTaqueria

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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Louie and Chan

303 Broome St between Forsyth & Eldridge Sts
(212) 837-2816

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

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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

Wallflower

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

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Telepan Local

329 Greenwich St between Jay & Duane Sts
(212) 966-9255

Long before “farm to table” was a buzzword, or much of a concept at all, the affable New York chef Bill Telepan was one of the pioneers of Greenmarket cooking, offering fresh and seasonal foods... Read More

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Ladurée

398 W Broadway between Broome & Spring Sts
(646) 895-8980

The macaron craze of the past few years all goes back to Ladurée. This venerable French patisserie, founded in Paris in 1862, created the colorful little cream-filled pastries in the mid-20th... Read More

Atera

Atera

77 Worth St between Church St. and Broadway
(212) 226-1444

Some of the city’s most serious food is being served in this tiny, tucked-away Tribeca restaurant.  You’re probably aware of this as you’ve made your reservation far in advance, after all. The... Read More