timna $75

Updated Mediterranean dishes with creative twists in a rustic space 

109 St Marks Pl, New York, NY 10009

 photo:  LDV Hospitality

scarpetta $89

Handmade pastas headline a sophisticated Italian menu at this upscale locale 

355 W 14th St, New York, NY 10014

 photo: NY Times

photo: NY Times

gramercy tavern $89 (lunch only)  

Danny Meyer's Flatiron District tavern with a fixed-price-only dining room & a bustling bar area.

42 E 20th St, New York, NY 10003

 photo: Huffington Post

photo: Huffington Post

hearth $78

Upscale Tuscan-American restaurant in a warm setting with an open kitchen 

403 E 12th St, New York, NY 10009

 photo:  S erious Eats

photo: Serious Eats

battersby $75  

Ever-crowded restaurant featuring a seasonal American menu in a rustic space.

255 Smith St, Brooklyn, NY 11231


pig & khao $45

Filipino-Thai-accented SE Asian fare & served in modern, stylish digs with a patio.

68 Clinton St, New York, NY 10002


atoboy $36

Unique Korean tasting menus (of small plates & rice) in a minimalist space.

43 E 28th St, New York, NY 10016


sushi on jones $50

Kiosk at the Bowery Market with an outdoor sushi counter for 30-minute omakase dining.

348 Bowery, New York, NY 10012

 photo: NY Times

photo: NY Times

indian accent $75

High-end Indian restaurant in Le Parker Meridien offering creative prix fixe menus

123 W 56th St, New York, NY 10019

 photo:  The Epoch Times

babuji $62

Modern Indian curries & street food served in sleek digs 

22 E 13th St, New York, NY 10003

 photo:  Village Voice

Delaware & Hudson $65

Petite American restaurant serving farm-to-table fare

135 N 5th St, Brooklyn, NY 11249


 photo:  Village Voice

contra $67

Trendy New American venue offering a dinner-only fixed-price menu in bare-bones but chic surrounds.

138 Orchard St, New York, NY 10002

 photo: Musket Room 

photo: Musket Room 

musket room $85 

Modern takes on homestyle New Zealand cooking served in rustic-chic environs with a backyard garden.

265 Elizabeth St, New York, NY 10012

 photo:  StarChefs

photo: StarChefs

the eddy $75

Seasonal American fare & a drink list strong on French wines & globally accented cocktails.

342 E 6th St, New York, NY 10003

 photo:  Gotham Magazine

kajitsu $55

Tranquil, minimalist Japanese restaurant serving upscale, fixed-price vegetarian meals.

125 E 39th St, New York, NY 10016


 photo: Thrillist 

photo: Thrillist 

meadowsweet $75

Mediterranean-influenced New American dishes & craft cocktails 

149 Broadway, Brooklyn, NY 11211