14 Orchard St
The Leadbelly has hung its hat on the never-ending list of oyster houses that have sprung up on the LES.
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.
284 West 12th St., New York, NY
On a charming, cobblestone West Village corner, Café Cluny remains a staple for weekday lunches and weekend brunches for the sophisticated-yet-Sperry-wearing set.