Flatiron

Yo Sushi

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Overview:

Japanese dishes taken from the belt or ordered from the open kitchen at a colourful chain eatery.

Information:

Address: 23 W 23rd St, New York, NY 10010

Phone:  (646) 781-8640

Neighborhood: Flatiron

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: $$-$$$


 

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: $$-$$$


 

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: $$$


 

The Little Beet Table  


Overview:

Little Beet Table is the sit down version of it's fast-casual sister, Little Beet. The full service restaurant is casual, with comfortable decor and some great modern artwork in the cozy space. The menu is farm-to-table new American food with tons of options to satisfy those looking for healthy, vegetarian, or gluten free options. Many of the dishes are great for sharing like the cauliflower hummus, watercress guacamole, or crispy pearl rice with shishito peppers. Entrees are large and hearty, like the grilled grass fed angus strip on a vidalia onion puree. There is a ton of variety for vegetarians and carnivores alike. It's a great place for a quick lunch and the price point is set low enough that one could dine here often.  

Information:

Address:   333 Park Ave S, New York, NY 10010

Phone:  (212) 466-3330

Neighborhood: Flatiron

Website: http://www.thelittlebeettable.com/

Price: $$


 

Ilili


Overview

Ilili has been renowned as one of the better, if not best Lebanese restaurants in the city for years. The food is casual but you can have said food in a very chic setting. The interior is breathtakingly grand with dramatic high ceilings and warm lighting. The room is designed to look like as though you are sitting amongst the windows in the streets of Beirut. Because of it's large size, the space is ideal for big groups & celebrations. You will find classic Mediterranean mezze throughout the menu perfectly designed to split, allowing you to order many dishes. For smaller dishes graze on hommus, labne, chankleesh (feta) & grape leafs. The main dishes offer a huge variety of grilled proteins like lamb & beef. Such variety of vegetarian, fish, and meat options will allow you to return many times and never have the same meal twice. 

Information

Address:  236 5th Ave, New York, NY 10001

Phone :  (212) 683-2929

Neighborhood: Flatiron

Website: http://www.ililinyc.com/

Price: $$-$$$


 

Nur


Overview

Tel Aviv chef Meir Adoni has touched down in NYC on 20th street, which seems to be the new hottest place to be. He has opened his first restaurant outside of Israel which is a 60 seat cafe with an ample bar. The space feels casual but still upscale and trendy. The food is Middle Eastern with stunningly plated dishes full of color and vibrance. Bread is a big deal here; they bake fresh pita, Jerusalem sesame bagels, and kubaneh (similar to challah) in house and each comes with a flavorful array of dips. You'll find elevated takes on Mediterranean comfort food like smoked eggplant carpaccio and lamb pitas. A must have is the stew with tomato, poached fish, and mussels with a glass of Middle Eastern sourced wine. 

Information:

Address: 34 E 20th St, New York, NY 10003

Phone: (212) 505-3420

Neighborhood: Gramercy

Website:  http://nurnyc.com/

Price: $$$

 


Fusco


Overview

43 e 20th street has been a bit of a cursed location for restaurants but Scott Conant (stud alert) may have just changed that. I could spend the rest of this review just talking about how I want to make out with him, but I guess you want to know about the food.  The interior is long and narrow, sparsely decorated and upscale. The menu is relatively fancified Italian fare, a market that Conant has cornered expertly. Dishes are approachable enough to please a wide range of palates but highly elevated. There is a wide range of options with a heavy focus on seasonal fresh vegetables and fish. The fresh made pastas are the star of the show. Amongst all of the lovingly curated dishes, the seemingly simple spaghetti pomodoro is one of the best bites of pasta you will ever encounter. It doesn't come cheap but the meal will be worth every penny. If you see my boyfriend Scott tell him hello for me. 

Information:

Address: 43 E 20th St, New York, NY 10003

Phone:   (212) 777-5314

Neighborhood: Flatiron

Website:  https://www.fusconewyork.com/

Price: $$$

Good for: pasta, dinner with the parents, special occasions, fresh pasta


 

Bounce Sporting Club


Overview

Truthfully I had never been here sober before. I have spent several long late nights drinking at Bounce, so I decided to check it out as a sober person in the day time. It has everything you want from a sports bar. Lots of tv's, wide open space, hot waitresses wearing next to nothing. If that isn't your thing, try the life size Connect Four and Jenga games. The food is craveable bar food. All the major players are represented- pigs in a blanket, mac n' cheese bites, wings, and nachos.  If you are looking for something more substantial check out the burger or flatbread. The space is large so it is great for groups or meeting guys in suits just getting off of work (which is really my only real priority). 

Information:

Address  55 W 21st St, New York, NY 10010

Phone:  (212) 675-8007

Neighborhood: Flatiron

Website:  http://bounceny.com/

Price: $$

Good for: groups, happy hour, bar scene, bar food, sports 


 

Blue Smoke


Overview

The original location of this BBQ hot spot opened in 2002 and has since expanded to Battery Park City, Citi Field & the Washington Nationals stadium. The spaces are expansive, loud, and great whether you want a quick beer or a meal with a big group. It's eat with your hands messy food. The snacks are soulful comfort food like warm chips with blue cheese & bacon dip, deviled eggs, and pimento cheese fry bread (hell yes). The smoked meat takes inspiration from different parts of the south. Order up any combo with ribs, pulled pork, brisket, lamb, spare ribs or chicken. Definitely keep them in mind for private dining, catering, and a subterranean jazz club in the Flatiron location. 

Information:

Address   

116 E 27th St, New York, NY 10016

255 Vesey St, New York, NY 10282

Phone: (212) 447-7733

Neighborhood: Flatiron, Battery Park City

Website: http://www.bluesmoke.com/

Price: $$$

Good for: bbq, beer, groups, birthdays, bar scene, catering, private events, live music


 

'Wichcraft


Overview 

Tom Colicchio's fast-casual sandwich shop. They opened in 2003 and have since expanded like crazy to 9 locations. There is a careful eye on sourcing and preparation of ingredients. The sandwich combinations are ultra unique and they have frequent monthly specials. There is much to choose from including chicken, pork, turkey, and vegetarian options. A favorite is the chicken & cauliflower with roasted tomato jam, pickled peppers, arugula, and aioli on toasted ciabatta. In addition to sandwiches they offer a selection of breakfast, salads, grain bowls and snacks. Keep them in mind for deliver and catering options. 

Information:

Address   11 E 20th St, New York, NY 10003

Phone:   (917) 639-3262

Neighborhood: Flatiron

Website: http://www.wichcraft.com/location/flatiron/

Price: $$

Good for: sandwiches, breakfast, catering, takeout, delivery


 

The Clocktower


Overview

The Clocktower is old world elegance wrapped up in the modern Edition Hotel in Madison Square Park. The space encompasses the entire 2nd floor with 3 magnificent dining rooms lined with oak and floor-to-ceiling original photography of musicians, actors, and artists. There is a definite high-end posh feeling to everything going on around you. The dining room, where you will literally be served on silver platters, is run by restaurant powerhouse Stephen Starr. You'll find some English classics on the menu like fish & chips intermingled with American fare of mac n' cheese and Berkshire pork chops. Servers bring you everything you need, before you ever realize you need it and what they are bringing you is delicious. They are open for 3 services daily. If you can make it for brunch their phenomenal “Pignic Basket” with sausage roll, ham hock, eggs and soldiers, and piccalilli is an absolute must. It's not cheap, bring a date who will pay for you. 

Information:

Address 5 Madison Ave, New York, NY 10010

Phone : 212 989 4180

Neighborhood: Flatiron  

Website :  http://theclocktowernyc.com/

Price: $$$

Attire: Casual

Good for: hotel restaurants, English food, pomp & circumstance 


 

Yakiniku Futago

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Information:

Address: 2418 Broadway, New York, NY 10024

Phone:  (212) 620-0225

Neighborhood: Flatiron   

Website :  http://www.futago25usa.com/

Price: $$$

Attire: Casual

Good for: interactive dining, groups, trendy ambiance


 

Melt Shop

Roki le Izakaya

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Overview:

Executive Chef Koji Hagihara's Japanese Brasserie ROKI Le Izakaya presenting authentic Japanese tapas, ramen & ramen nabe (hot pot style) in Flatiron District.

Information:

Address: 12 W 21st St, New York, NY 10010

Phone:  (646) 383-7654

Neighborhood: Flatiron

Website: https://www.rokileizakaya.com/

Price: $$ -$$$

 


 

The Gander

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SEA TROUT TARTARE traditional accompaniments

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“FORK & KNIFE” CAESAR lemon, parmesan

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ASSORTED CHARCUTERIE PLATE

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CRISPY CALAMARI, ranch

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BEEF TARTARE, quail yolk, crackers

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SPAGHETTI sweet shrimp, uni, chili, tomato

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BABY OCTOPUS black garlic, fennel, confit lemon

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Address: 15 West 18th Street, Ground Floor Restaurant, New York, NY 10011

Phone(212) 229-9500

www.thegandernyc.com

Craft

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SWEET POTATO VELOUTE - brussels sprout, apple & black trumpet mushrooms

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FLUKE CRUDO - citrus, jalapeño & fennel

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BEEF TARTARE - smoked egg, caper & potato chip

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KALE SALAD - dried currants, pecorino & pine nuts

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ROASTED SKATE - cauliflower, capers & almond

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GEMELLI PASTA - short rib ragu, kale

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CRAFT BURGER - brioche, smoked gouda, caramelized onion & fries

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APPLE TART TATIN - rosemary caramel & vanilla ice cream

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CHOCOLATE MOUSSE CAKE - orange, hazelnut & cocoa nib crumble

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ICE CREAM - earl grey, fudge ripple, cinnamon

SORBET - tangerine, grapefruit, roasted pineapple