981 Madison Ave., New York, NY
A New York staple that looks straight out of a black-and-white MGM classic.
267 Lafayette St, New York, NY
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.
Tiny’s and the Bar Upstairs
135 W Broadway, New York, NY
The theme and décor here reflect their love of American industrial design after World War II: exposed brick walls, pressed tin ceilings, vintage wall trimmings and a fireplace.
235 Mulberry St. New York, NY
A rustic, photogenic atmosphere includes a long, grand bar, antique art, wallpaper from your Italian grandmother’s house and ‘50s tunes bouncing from the speakers.
The Fat Radish
17 Orchard St., New York, NY
The cuisine at the Fat Radish is classified by a philosophy: Simple, healthy, delicious dishes created with well-sourced, seasonal ingredients.
136 Division St, New York, NY
The menu features cured meats and cheeses selected by local legend Lou DiPalo, unusual and tasty pastas and a remarkable list of biancos and rossos.
80 Spring St., New York, NY
Keith McNally’s parisian brasserie is the king of the New York brunch.
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.