small plates

Dez

photo: Eater 

photo: Eater 


Overview:

Fast-casual Middle Eastern & Mediterranean fare including salads, sandwiches & dips 

Information:

Address: 227 Mulberry St, New York, NY 10012

Neighborhood: Nolita

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: $$$


 

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: $$-$$$


 

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: $$-$$$


 

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: $$$


 

Vini e Friti

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Overview:

Danny Meyer is on a roll opening new venues in 2017. His 3rd and newest space within The Redbury Hotel is Vini e Fritti. The concept is a Roman-style aperitivi bar, celebrating the marriage of bubbles and salty, crispy antipasti. Casual and unfussy small plates like fritto misto, housemade straciatella, and marinated vegetables - alongside Champagne, Italian wines, craft beers, refreshing spritzes, and cocktails.  Go to grab a quick drink and shared bite or have a more extensive evening with a full dinner.

Information:

Address 30 E 30th St, New York, NY 10016

Phone:  (212) 651-3800

Neighborhood: Nomad

Price: $$-$$$


 

SUGARCANE raw bar grill

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Overview:

The Miami hit Sugarcane has arrived in NYC from the team that also brought you Sushi Samba. The restaurant takes it's home in the newly expanding Empire Store complex of Dumbo, Brooklyn. The massive space has bright colors and low lighting, with views of Manhattan’s skyline and the Brooklyn bridge. The menu is made up of globally inspired small plates coming from their kitchen which includes an open fire grill & raw bar.  Asian, Latin and American influences mix to create plates like bacon-wrapped dates, an array of crudos and ceviches, and more substantial dishes like chimichurri skirt steak and yakitori chicken. It's a fun place to bring a big group and share some interesting food. 

Information:

Address55 Water St, Brooklyn, NY 11201

Phone (718) 473-9555

Neighborhood: Dumbo

Price: $$$


 

Minnie's


Overview:

Minnie's is a new venture from first time restauranteur Millie Stallings. The corner space perfectly embodies the area - cool & casual with lots of variety on the menu. The quirky interior leaves much to see like paintings of naked women adorning the cushions, coasters, and menus. The food is mainly American with Middle East & Mediterranean accents. You'll see items like smoked cauliflower fritto with harissa yogurt, lamb neck flatbread, and fluke ceviche. If you're just in the mood for a burger, theirs is simple and delicious with fontina & caramelized onion on toasted brioche. Dishes are very sharable and affordable so its nice to go with a group and try your way through the menu. 

Information:

Address: 29 Clinton St, New York, NY 10002

Phone: (646) 726-4245

Neighborhood: Lower East Side   

Price: $$-$$$