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
127 Orchard St. Rivington and Delancey Sts.
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
86 W 3rd St between Thompson & Sullivan Sts
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
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
171 Spring St between W Broadway & Thompson Sts
Boqueria is a local tapas joint, offering small plates and tastings of imported ingredients like jamón Serrano and Catalonian goat’s milk cheese. There’s a twelve-seat marble bar lining the... Read More
298 Bedford Ave between South 1st and Grand St
The real draws at this Williamsburg hotspot from La Barricou’s Joshua Boissy are the absinthe and oysters, despite delicious dinner and weekend brunch menus. A U-shaped marble bar frames the... Read More
2 Bank St at Greenwhich Ave
Irreverence is on the menu at Spanish chef Jesus Nunez’s restaurant, Melibea. Nunez has taken the tomato, an indispensable staple of his native soil and prepared it every which way – dried,... Read More
47 E. Houston St at Mulberry St
Estela falls into that appealing new class of restaurants that turn out fine-dining caliber fare, minus the upscale fussiness: no foams or tweezered microgreen garnishes, no thick draperies creating... Read More