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Claudette

Claudette

24 5th Avenue between 9th and 10th Sts.
212-868-2424
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The folks at Claudette (who are also behind Rosemary’s and Bobo) deserve applause for having given fresh life to a frequently shuttered address;  transforming it into a light filled, airy space... Read More

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Carbone

181 Thompson St. between Houston and Bleecker
(212) 254-3000
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Carbone, a more recent addition to Mario Carbone and Rich Torrisi’s restaurant group, has received rave reviews by the most discerning food critics in the city. The restaurant pays homage to the... Read More

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The River Cafe

Brooklyn - 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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Diner

Brooklyn - 85 Broadway at Berry St
(718) 486-3077

Another addition to the Andrew Tarlow family of restaurants & markets is Diner, the neighbor of Marlow & Sons in Williamsburg. Started in 1998, Diner has done Brooklyn fare right long before... Read More

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Maison Premiere

Brooklyn - 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

Brooklyn - 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

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Paulie Gee’s

60 Greenpoint Ave between West & Franklin Sts
(347) 987-3747

Paul Gionnone’s spin on Neapolitan-style pizza at his namesake restaurant in Brooklyn has attracted plenty of attention from the pizza experts over the years. But these pies, with names like... Read More

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St. Anselm

Brooklyn - 355 Metropolitan Ave near Havemeyer St.
718-384-5054

St. Anselm, located in Brooklyn’s thriving neighborhood of Williamsburg, is the adventurous cousin of most typical New York steakhouses. In a casual, unassuming environment of wood shingles... Read More