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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

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

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

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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

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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