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Claudette

24 5th Avenue between 9th and 10th Sts.
212-868-2424
claudettenyc.com

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

Daruma-Ya

428 Greenwich St. Laight & Vestry Sts.
(212) 274-0428
www.darumaya-nyc.com

In the former Greenwich Grill space is Tribeca’s newest soba izakaya, Daruma-Ya. The menu features modern Japanese small dishes, all built to be shared by the table, as well as handmade soba... 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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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

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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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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

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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