Wood-fired elevated Mexican in a sun-drenched Greenpoint spot from the team behind Speedy Romeo



Address: 128 Greenpoint Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11222

Phone: (646) 688-4180

Neighborhood: Greenpoint

Price: $$$


Empellon Al Pastor


The Empellon group is the shit. All three totally distinct locations & concepts, all totally the shit. Al Pastor is the most casual of the bunch, decked out with floor-to-ceiling graffiti art the likes of which I will never be talented enough to reproduce. The tequila heavy cocktail menu comes with a great bar food menu to boot. Once serving just tacos, Alex Stupak has expanded his offering to include tons of alcohol friendly items. There is excellent shrimp ceviche, chicken wings with peanuts & salsa macha and baby back rib carnitas. Choose from 8 different taco varieties, the best of which is a cheeseburger taco. All this from a man who worked as a pastry chef previously for a decade; pretty amazing. 


Address:  132 St Marks Pl, New York, NY 10009

Phone:  (646) 833-7039

Neighborhood: East Village

Website: https://www.empellon.com/al-pastor/

Price: $-$$





Seamore's is a seafood restaurant from the mind of ultra charming chef & restauranteur Michael Chernow. You may have seen him on FYI's Food Porn or in my dreams...but I digress. The restaurant now has 2 locations in Nolita & Chelsea. It feels like a little piece of Montauk in Manhattan with birch wood, white paint & floor to ceiling windows that drench the dining room in sunlight. The menu has a little something for everyone, drawing influence from many different types of cuisine. Graze on excellent tuna ooke, crispy squid, curry mussels or any number of tacos. There is a clear nod to fresh & healthy eating; most dishes are loaded with vibrant vegetables. Chernow also offers blackboard fish every day that you may add to any of the dishes. You can bring the pickiest of eaters here and they will undoubtedly find something that will please their palate. 


Address:    390 Broome St, New York, NY 10013 &  161 8th Ave, New York, NY 10011

Phone:      (212) 730-6005

Neighborhood: Nolita & Chelsea

Website: https://www.seamores.com/

Price: $$$