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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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The River Café

1 Water St between Furman & Everit Sts
(718) 522-5200

The River Café is a Brooklyn staple that offers diners gorgeous views of the Statue of Liberty and the New York skyline from its position under the Brooklyn Bridge, and has recently reopened after... Read More

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Bistro Les Amis

180 Spring St at Thompson St
(212) 226-8645

Within walking distance of the Soho Grand, Bistro Les Amis provides everything one can want from a dining experience: friendly service, comfortable atmosphere and mouth-watering delights from start... Read More

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Comodo

58 MacDougal St near Houston St
(646) 370-4477

Comodo’s website tagline is “New York with an accent. Latin American inspired. Local by heart.” You can tell that the husband-and-wife team of Felipe Donnelly and Tamy Rofe have embraced their... Read More

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Rouge et Blanc

48 MacDougal St between Prince & King Sts
(212) 260-5757

Chef Matt Rojas (formerly of Eleven Madison Park) does French-Asian fusion in this romantic Soho spot that looks like French Colonial Saigon during the 40s. The menus change monthly, but expect a... Read More

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La Sirene

558 Broome St near Varick St
(212) 925-3061

La Sirène is a little French bistro hidden away near the entrance to the Holland Tunnel. The twist? Corkage-free BYOB with a welcoming staff that makes one feel at home in the tiny space.  The duck... Read More

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Maison Premiere

298 Bedford Ave between South 1st and Grand St
(347) 335-0446

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

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Five Leaves

18 Bedford Ave at Lorimer St
718-383-5345

Brought to fruition thanks to the estate of late actor Heath Ledger, a friend of owner Jud Mongell, this café in Greenpoint has a casual vibe with nautical décor, and homey Australian accented... Read More