Maison Kayser Tribeca
355 Greenwich St
Founded by Eric Kayser in Paris in 1996, Maison Kayser is an authentic artisanal French Boulangerie. Baguettes, pastries & light French fare make this chic bakery/cafe a breakfast and lunchtime …
181 West 10th Street
Feeling more like an elegant "bobo" (bourgeoise/bohemian) dinner party than a traditional restaurant, it's a perfect spot for a date or a group celebration.
280 Bowery, New York
Cherche Midi is Keith McNally doing what Keith McNally does best: a downtown New York take on the classic French bistro.
24 5th Avenue
The folks at Claudette deserve applause for having given fresh life to a frequently shuttered address; transforming it into a light filled, airy space with French country accents.
Russ & Daughters Cafe
127 Orchard St.
For the first time in a century, smoked salmon hounds can sit down and enjoy their R&D lox at one of the luncheonette-style counter stools.
86 W 3rd St
The vibe here is Old World; black-suited Italian waitstaff are solicitous and formal, the dining room is dim and cozy, and prices are unabashedly high.
181 Thompson St.
The restaurant pays homage to the essence of the great Italian-American restaurants of mid-20th century in New York, with familiar, comforting dishes.
230 W 4th St
Influenced, but not limited by authenticity, Empellon’s menu strays far from the average downtown Mexican joint.
5 King St
The food menu leans vaguely Italian and is devoid of the usual constraints of “appetizer” and “main course,” divided instead into raw bar, pasta and small plates.