73 Thompson Street between Spring & Broome Sts.
For those whose familiarity of Japanese food extends only as far as the menus of their local Sushi restaurant, the cuisine from chef Hirohisa Hiyashi will come as a revelation. The room itself is a... 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
23 Commerce St between 7th Ave & Bedford St
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
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
244 Lafayette St between Spring and Kenmare Sts
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
398 W Broadway between Broome & Spring Sts
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
265 Lafayette St at Prince St
Certain restaurants, much like people, possess the gift of never being out of fashion. Sant Ambroeus is among these. Since the original opened in 1936 in Milan, then made its way to Madison Avenue in... Read More