14 Orchard St
The Leadbelly has hung its hat on the never-ending list of oyster houses that have sprung up on the LES.
11 Doyers St., New York, NY
A secret Aztec subterranean den that provides a double dose of atmosphere, both bar and restaurant, Pulqueria dishes out authentic Mexican cuisine.
59 Grand St., New York, NY
A décor replete with these and other ornate touches is where American Continental and French food are served to SoHo scenesters and industry insiders.
Blue Ribbon Brasserie
97 Sullivan St., New York, NY
The unofficial after-hours hangout for chefs, waiters, bartenders and other restaurant industry insiders in search of first-rate fare.
Blue Ribbon Sushi
119 Sullivan St. New York, NY
Open until 2am, Blue Ribbon Sushi is another popular haunt among restaurant industry insiders.
120 Hudson St., New York, NY
Upscale comfort food includes special mac ’n’ cheeses, like the sharp white cheddar and cornflake crumb crust and potato chips with blue cheese sauce.
The Spotted Pig
314 West 11th St., New York, NY
Snacks like the deviled eggs or pot of pickles are a good place to start, before exploring Sheep’s Milk Ricotta Gnudi with Brown Butter and Sage.
Smith & Mills
71 North Moore St., New York, NY
No matter what color your collar, Smith & Mills is no run-of-the-mill place.