Loring Place

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Overview:

Upscale-casual, large American restaurant from longtime NYC chef Dan Kluger.  The menu is ideal for creative, seasonal, wood-fired dishes, handmade pastas & pizzas. 

Information:

Address:  21 W 8th St, New York, NY 10011

Phone:  (212) 388-1831

Neighborhood: Greenwich Village

Price: $$$


 

Cervo's

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Overview:

Coastal Spain & Portugal inspire the ever changing menu at this casual oyster bar & seafood specialist. Check out weekend brunch, especially the fantastic Fisherman’s breakfast of sardines, lox, pickles & toast.

Information:

Address: 43 Canal St, New York, NY 10002

Phone:  (212) 226-2545

Neighborhood: Chinatown

Price: $$-$$$


 

Baar Baar

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Overview

Place for creative, sophisticated Indian dishes & cocktails in a colorful, chic setting. Great for sharing dishes and group dining.

Information:

Address: 13 E 1st St, New York, NY 10003

Phone: (212) 228-1200

Neighborhood: East Village

Price: $$-$$$


 

Le Fanfare

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Overview:

Casual Italian fare & craft cocktails in a bright Brooklyn-esque space with communal tables & frequent live musical acts.

 Information:

Address:    1103 Manhattan Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11222

Phone:(347) 987-4244

Neighborhood: Greenpoint

Price: $$-$$$


 

Charlie Bird

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Overview:

Hip, bi-level spot featuring Italian-accented New American fare, modern small plates & wine

Information:

Address: 5 King St, New York, NY 10012

Phone: (212) 235-7133

Neighborhood: Soho

Price: $$$


 

Mr. White

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Overview:

An upscale take on New Orleans fare in a decorous setting with a white-trimmed bar and chef's counter.

Information:

Address: 123 St Marks Pl, New York, NY 10009

Phone:  (212) 510-7229

Neighborhood: East Village

Price: $$$


 

Le Relais de Venise L'Entrecôte

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Overview:

Steak & fries in an addicting sauce are the only things on the menu (plus booze) at this famed, regal French spot.

Information:

Address:  40 Thompson St, New York, NY 10013

Phone: (212) 334-2580

Neighborhood: Soho, Midtown East

Price: $$$


 

Maysville

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Overview:

Southern-inspired eats paired with a lengthy whiskey selection from a lofty backlit bar.

Information:

Address: 17 W 26th St, New York, NY 10010

Phone:  (646) 490-8240

Neighborhood: Flatiron

Price: $$-$$$


 

The Bedford

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Overview:

Popular, casual restaurant & a dark lounge offering creative, comforting American food & drink.

Information:

Address: 110 Bedford Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11249

Phone: (718) 302-1002

Neighborhood: Williamsburg

Price: $$-$$$


 

Harry's

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Overview:

Long-standing Wall Street institution.  Beneath the historic India House, with a classic steakhouse menu and expertly crafted wine list. 

Information:

Address:  1 Hanover Square, New York, NY 10004

Phone: (212) 785-9200

Neighborhood: Financial District

Price: $$$-$$$$


 

Boqueria

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Overview:

Boqueria is a buzzing Flatiron tapas place that also has outlets in Soho & the Upper East side. All the spaces are cozy and sleek, packed with groups for lunch & dinner. The menu offers a non-stop parade of Spanish tapas options. You'll find tons of classics like bacon-wrapped dates, albóndigas (lamb meatballs), bacalao and pan con tomate served on huge charcuterie boards. Some heartier options include baby squid with white beans & squid ink, gambas with garlic & brandy, or hanger steak topped with chimichurri sauce. Service is good but the whole experience is totally enhanced by Toast Point of Sale, the tech platform powering their restaurant. Find out more on their site: here! 

Information:

Address:  53 W 19th St, New York, NY 10011

Phone: (646) 651-4654

Neighborhood: Flatiron, Soho, Upper East Side

Price: $$-$$$


 

Nicoletta

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Overview:

Nicoletta is Chef Michael White's no-frills East Village pizzeria. The space is super casual with a brick oven and open kitchen. The menu is mostly Italian classics like big plates of calamari, arancini, stromboli and the standout meatballs. The tasty thick-crust pies are loaded with different combinations of toppings but the best is the calabrese with deep pepperoni cups that curl up and fill with grease (don't front like you don't love that). This place is super affordable with big portions easy to share, making it a good spot for a weekday date or group dinner.

Information:

Address: 160 2nd Ave, New York, NY 10003

Phone:  (212) 432-1600

Neighborhood: East Village

Price: $$-$$$


 

Bombay Bread Bar

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Overview

Bombay Bread Bar is a new restaurant in the space that used to house Paowalla, from chef Floyd Cardoz. The renovated venue is a more casual, laid back spot decorated with colorful wallpaper and floor-to-ceiling pop art murals. The menu has pivoted to focus mainly on its acclaimed breads like naan, kulchas and roti which are made in their big, wood-fired oven and arrive with an assortment of dips. New additions include fritter-like onion ring bhajias, bhel puri, and Goan fish curry. Everything is shareable making this a good spot for a date or group dinner.

Information:

Address: 195 Spring St, New York, NY 10012

Phone: (212) 235-1098

Neighborhood: Soho

Price: $$-$$$


 

Quality Eats

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Overview

The team behind Quality Meats & Italian have continued to expand their Quality Eats concept, now bringing it to Nomad. This spot is larger than the others but retains the same dark & vibey ambiance with a huge bar and a perfect playlist. While the menu may be slightly reminiscent of a steakhouse, the price and creativity level certainly aren't. Make a meal out of the starters like sausage & pepper toast, grilled bacon with peanut butter & jalapeno jelly, and grilled bucheron cheese. They offer mains like leg of lamb & lemon-charred chicken, but the patty melt club burger is where I'd park myself if I were you. 

Information

Address:  3 E 28th St, New York, NY 10016

Phone(212) 257-8882

Neighborhood: Flatiron, West Village, Upper East Side 

Price: $$$


 

Vandal

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Overview

Lower Eastside club-restaurant from the Tao Group and chef Chris Santos. The space is massive, spanning multiple dining spaces and a downstairs club all decorated with sprawling colorful murals. You aren't really going there to eat, you're going there to party with a group. However, the menu is surprisingly  good considering it doesn't have to be. The kitchen dispenses elevated global street fare offered tapas-style. Much like Santos's other spots, there are creative takes on every dish like pretzel steak tartare, broccoli cheese soup dumps, sticky rice dumplings and crispy bao buns. 

Information:

Address: 199 Bowery, New York, NY 10002

Phone:  (212) 400-0199

Neighborhood: Lower East Side

Price: $$$


 

Miznon

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Overview

One of Israel's prized chefs, Eyal Shani, has opened his first location in NYC. His restaurants, including outposts in Paris, Melbourne & Tel Aviv command big crowds. His newest venture is located deep inside of Chelsea Market and occupies a bustling fast casual space with counter and table seating. The food focuses on Mediterranean street flavors & the menu is divided into two sections: in a pita, or out of the pita. The "out of" section is a list of simply roasted vegetables like baby cauliflower, smashed potato with sour cream, and charred sweet potato. The pita section is really nothing short of fantastic overflowing with locally sourced vegetables and meat from the butchers inside of Chelsea Market. If you're feeling carnivorous check out the ribeye minute steak or reuben pita otherwise opt for the ratatouille pita with tomato perfume roasted eggplant, tahini and hardboiled egg. 

Information:

Address: 435 W 15th St, New York, NY 10011

Phone:  (646) 490-5871

Neighborhood: Chelsea

Price: $$


 

South of the Clouds

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Overview:

Casual Village eatery whose chef-owner Lihen Geng hails from the family behind Brooklyn’s Yun Nan Flavour Garden. Yunnan-style mixian rice noodles are the focus here, some served in a four-hour chicken broth, and others plated with minced pork and vegetables. There are a few excellent appetizers including ghost chicken, cucumber salad, and pigs on a stick with pork, cilantro, cumin, chili flakes. The main attraction is the signature crossing the bridge noodle served with 4-hour chicken broth, silkie chicken, beef, pork, fish, bok choy, bean sprouts, tofu skin, scallion, and cilantro. 

Information:

Address: 16 W 8th St, New York, NY 10011

Phone:  (212) 888-9653

Neighborhood: Greenwich Village

Price: $$-$$$


 

Scampi

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Overview:

Scampi is new Flatiron locale that perfectly marries a chic, grand space with a homey vibe. The dining room has a mix of banquette and communal seating while the front of the restaurant features a large bar with dramatic oak arches and additional cocktail seating. Chef PJ Calapa emphasizes Southern Italian food in a menu of seafood and house made pastas. The style of the dishes can best be described as rustic elegance. From the crudo section, two excellent options are the razor clams with fennel, chive and prosciutto or sardines with raisins, anchovy and pinenuts. The rest of the menu is divided into vegetables, grilled, and pasta options in which the namesake dish arrives with malfadini pasta, shrimp, parsley butter and lemon. Great for a datenight spot, business dinner, or an evening with the parents. 

Information:

Address30 W 18th St, New York, NY 10011

Phone:  (212) 888-2171

Neighborhood: Flatiron

Price: $$$


 

Shelsky's of Brooklyn: Appetizing & Delicatessen

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Overview:

Old-fashioned Jewish deli in the heart of Cobble Hill. They offer a wide variety of  deli staples including smoked & cured lox salmon, whitefish, sable and herring. You can get this piled high on bagels or a bialy.  There is a huge range of creative sandwich options that also extend into salads, spreads and deli meats. Check out the Spicy White with smoked whitefish salad, roasted hazelnuts, fennel, oranges, cucumber salad and sriracha chili sauce on rye. 

Information:

Address:  141 Court St, Brooklyn, NY 11201

Phone: (718) 855-8817

Neighborhood: Cobble Hill

http://www.shelskys.com/

Price: $$


 

Juku

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Overview:

Juku is a rather unique new venue that recently popped up in the heart of Chinatown. The multi level venue is actually three concepts in one. Art plays a big role in the design with commissioned works from New York-based artists as well as others around the world. You'll find a street-level izakaya for cocktails and casual bites and a not-yet-open vibey bar downstairs. A la carte options include traditional dishes like tonkatsu and karaage, as well as more modern interpretations like uni rice, fried chicken and egg custard. On the second floor there is a 12-seat omakase sushi bar headed up by Chef Kazuo Yoshida, former sushi chef at Williamsburg’s 1 or 8. The space is reservation-only and offers two menus, $80 for 12 pieces of sushi and $120 for 15 pieces and a hand roll.

Information:

Address:   32 Mulberry St, New York, NY 10013

Phone:  (646) 590-2111

Neighborhood: Chinatown

https://jukunyc.com

Price: $$$