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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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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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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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Diner

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

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

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St. Anselm

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