Authentic Tuscan food in a unpretentious location and style, but plenty of good food and attitude from your servers
Truly inspired fish dishes at “Peix” (Catalan for fish) will reel you in.
Spring St 6 C9
11 Bleecker St West Village
Where Italian coastal olive oil meets New York’s fresh catch, whole wheat pasta, and locally-sourced seasonal ingredients on a menu that changes daily, and fairly priced to boot.
Broadway/Lafayette BDFM6 C9
Ten different location in NYC
A micro-chain of organic and exotic meats such as elk, ostrich and bison, this homage to America’s great plains through the medium of the burger is a must. The decor of salvaged wood punctuates the intent of the founders, i.e., to prove that even environmentalists can offer quality food.
113 N 3rd St NoLita
Expansive biergarten with ultra casual menu typifying BK’s cultural resurgence. - Bedford Ave L E8
156 10th Ave at 20 St Chelsea
This place takes ‘Slow Food’ very seriously relying on local seasonal ingredients sourced daily from the farmer’s market, these chefs prepare everything themselves from the fresh bread to the cured meats. And so the menu changes regularly.
23 St ACE B7
Dim Sum Go Go
5 E Broadway, Chinatown
The only chinese we feel confident in recommending. - Chambers JZ C10
308 Bowery Chinatown
Elegant, charming, sophisticated, Duane Park hosts the best burlesque shows in town. Founded by British conceptual artist Paul Etienne Lincoln. The Southern cuisine and the enterntaining beauties recall a bygone era of American history. The Friday late show is jazz-themed with prix fixe dinner. - 2 Ave F C9
191 Chrystie St NoLita
Set in an alleyway off the beaten path on the Lower East Side, this intimate gastropub offers typical American fare in the main dining room with a bar off to the side. Frequented by the ever more ubiquitous hipster. - 2 Ave - F C9
65 4th Ave Greenwich Village
Bar none best authentic Japanese ramen.
Astor Pl 6 C8
205 E Houston StLES
The only way to consume the massive portions of cornbeef and pastrami here is slowly, but luckily the walls are lined with photos of famous patrons to galk at as you do.
2 Ave - F C9
47 Bond St at Bowery St NoLIta
Homemade sausage or pasta, use of unusual ingredients like stinging nettles, this trattoria and ‘grosseria’ will surprise you with its inventive take on classic Italian cuisine.
Broadway/Lafayette BDFM6 C9
211 1st Ave
Not just the 1st Neapolitan pie, but the best!
1 Ave L C8
8 W 18th St
The enthusiastic cheer of “Irasshaimase!” welcomes you to this rustic Japanese featuring tonkatsu cutlets, soba, and sushi.
14 St FM B8
Marvel at the colossel microbrewing system transported direct from Munich; serving typical Bavarian shnitzel, wurst and beer beer beer. - Broadway/Lafayette BDFM6 C9
Pop escapes the moniker ‘fast food’ because each one has its own unique personality with touches like pool tables...and one of the best burgers in town.
Don Antonio by Starita
309 W 50th St
With a brick oven straight from Naples, they show how it’s done right.
50 St CE B5
37W 27 St
A classic and timeless place offering mature and discerning guests a selection of over 800 whiskies, live jazz nightly and fine food, all in a relaxing atmosphere of warmth and comfort. Reservations recommended
23 St FM 28 St NR B7
200 5th Avenue
Ever expanding epicenter of the celebrity foodie empire “all’italiano” hosting 7 restaurants, a roof top beer hall, a market and a cooking school. - 23 St NR B7
Hill Country Barbecue Market
30 W 26th St at Sixth Ave Chelsea
Authentic Texas-style barbecue with the best karaoke in the city. - 23 St FM B7
Nothing goes better with the scholarly volumes lining the two-storey walls than the old school cocktails. - 28 St R C7
700 W 125th St at 12 Ave Harlemmm...Harlem’s answer to pit-style barbecue smoked to perfection with live music. - 125 St 1 A0
310 Lenox Ave at 125 St Harlem
Brought to us from celebrity chef, Marcus Samuelssen, this bar/restaurant hosts diners to whimsical riffs on classic African-American cuisines with hints of flavor from the chef’s Ethiopian heritage and Scandinavian upbringing. Live music appears most nights in the basement lounge; an absolute must when visiting Harlem.
125 St - 23 B0
Russ & Daughters
179 E Houston at Allen St LES
You only think you’ve had good smoked fish. Then you step into this classic deli and discover what’s been missing in your life, i.e., the best in caviar, smoked fish and bagels on the Lower East Side and elsewhere.
2 Ave - F C9
131 Rivington St
An essential stop in your immersion in the LES renaissance. - Delancey/Essex FMJZ C9
179 Franklin St, TriBeCaGreek for “sea,” you will be feasting on fresh catch on display at the bar.
Franklin St 1 B9
62 W 9th St Greenwich Village
Set in a Greenwich Village brownstone, you need to be in the know not to pass it by. Once inside, you will be treated to well-executed American fare in the bar or main dining room where antique photos in patinaed frames hang on the double-height ceiling. Live Jazz played during weekend brunch adds to the old world New York feel. - West 4 - ACEBDFM C8
26 Bond St at Lafayette St NoLIta
While cuisine will leave its impression on you, concentrating on the local seasonal market-driven trend in New York, the name refers more to the clientele, made up primarily of working models and would-be actors...who ironically can be observed leaving their plates mostly untouched. Broadway/Lafayette BDFM6 C9
349 E 12th St East Village
This cali chain makes its way to NYC and your gut with truly “special sauces” and uniquely prepared mash-ups.
West 4 ABCD 9 St Path B8
203 E. 10th St. LES
Innovative dessert bar with $16 prix fixe 3-course menu. - 1 Ave L C8
Dominique Ansel Bakery
189 Spring St SoHo
Quickly becoming the most talked about pastry chef in America with his creations such as a croissant doughnut or “cronut,” making headlines, be sure to get there early to avoid the crowds.
Spring St CE B9
Francois Payard Patisserie
116 W Houston St SoHo
Classicly French in its exacting attention to the perfect baguette and pastries with giftable chocolate and macarons to boot.
Broadway BCDM - Spring CE C9
Maison Kayser Patisserie & Boulangerie
1294 3rd Ave UES
With 3 outlets in Manhattan, this Parisienne pastry empire is expanding into the most popular place to grab a baguette and cafe’ au lait. Gourmets will admire the inventive takes on traditional tarts, gateaux and chocolates. - 77 St 6 C3