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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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Ladurée

398 W Broadway between Broome & Spring Sts
(646) 895-8980

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

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Costata

206 Spring St between Sullivan St and 6th Ave
(212) 334-3320

Costata means “rib eye” in Italian, and it’s also the name of Chef Michael White’s Italian steakhouse in Soho. The famous Pat LaFrieda dry-ages the meat for Costata – therefore, this is the... Read More

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Fanelli Cafe

94 Prince St at Mercer
(212) 226-9412

Fanelli’s has outlived any other tavern in the neighborhood (since 1922 in fact), and for good reason, as a beer and burger here can never disappoint. Try to impress an old friend who thinks... Read More

Torrisi Italian Specialities @ 250 Mulberry St., New York, NY

Torrisi Italian Specialties

250 Mulberry St, New York, NY (@ Prince St.)
212.965.0955
www.piginahat.com

By day, Torrisi Italian Specialties is a sandwich shop on the northern edge of Little Italy.  This is noteworthy, because Torrisi is nothing quite like the tourist traps and lackluster Italian food... Read More

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CafÉ Gitane

242 Mott. St., New York, NY (Houston & Prince)
212.334.9552
www.cafegitanenyc.com

With all the ambience of a charming sidewalk bistro in Paris, it should come as no surprise that NoLita’s Café Gitane is named after a French cigarette. During the day, the hip French-Morrocan... Read More

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Falai

267 Lafayette St, New York, NY (Prince & Spring Sts.)
212.274.8615
www.falainyc.com

A sleek, white, heaven-like interior on Lafayette is home to an exceptional Italian restaurant that feels like a bit of Florence on the Lower East Side. Eponymously christened by the acclaimed... Read More

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Rubirosa

235 Mulberry St. New York, NY (Prince & Spring St.)
212.965.0500
www.rubirosanyc.com

Run by Staten Island pizza guru, Giuseppe Pappalardo, Angelo Pappalardo, and the legendary Beatrice Inn doorman, Angelo Bianchi, Rubirosa brings the charisma of the Italian family to Nolita. A... Read More