What a Wylie Dufresne gastropub looks like. Wd-50's wizard of ahs gets all molecular gastronomy on a friendly neighborhood tavern. Pigs in a blanket are Chinese sausage stuffed into tubes of fried ... read more
Groovy bar on the Bowery from three wise women. Red leather banquettes, glossy black marble bar, Deco floor tiles make the place pop. Classic cocktail menu spans liquors, with vermouth and bitters ... read more
Name sounds like a British pub, but actually describes joint's dual focus. Goes Rogue with burgers topped in peanut butter and bacon, cocktails like the Midnight Train to Georgia with bacon bitters... read more
Sleek gastrobar under a High Line trestle. Rubs shoulders with Del Posto and Colicchio & Sons, has a former Cru hand working the kitchen. Seasonal American puts the focus on local sourcing, str... read more
Speakeasy trend reaches pizzerias. Secret beer garden attached to Pizza Roma operates as reservation-only yard. Has its own door on Cornelia, along with a tiny sign. Intimate, candlelit, rustic sce... read more
Cervantes himself does cocktails, crustaceans, and shellfish in the back of Café Select. Exposed brick, drywall, wood beams; staircase sans handrail, all very basement chic. Five offeri... read more
CLOSED FOR WINTER. Bar and grill atop Chelsea’s Hôtel Americano, street entrance via elevator. Sleek metal bar, minimalist patio dressings, views to the east, north, and west. La piscin... read more
Corner spot out to be both “rock-n-roll cool and classically beautiful.” Original bar carried over from The Viceroy, now kitted out with mirrors and Deco neon. Flashy Manny Castro art o... read more
Top Chef Master Floyd Cardoz rides his hot hand to Danny Meyer's BPC power luncher. Majors in seafood, although grill menu gets fleshed out with chops and steaks. Creative eggs coddled with crab an... read more
Asian-accented gastropub with neighborly vibe. Kitchen takes inspirations from across the East: goat potpie with curry and roti, mofongo with duck and Chinese sausage. On the side, kaffir lime aiol... read more
From the Highlands and the Queen of Scots all the way down to Whitehall. UK pub pros add a third spot to the portfolio, this time taking London inspiration. Light-industrial look with park bench se... read more
Port Authority comfort food pros expand east. Bread shipped in from Philly daily for more or less classic cheesesteaks. Also real Italian hoagies, roast pork, broccoli rabe. Italian fries or Yuengl... read more
Matt Levine's mashup of old and new LES. For the tenementy side, it’s vintage black and whites, shelves cluttered with antiques, working deli up front. For the modern, look for high-wattage c... read more
The spice room in Junoon’s kitchen crosses over to the libation side for exotic cocktailing. Handcrafted drinks accented with cumin, ginger, saffron. Tequila meets curry leaves and muddled ta... read more
Beauty and the east: Stanton Social peeps move deeper into the LES with another loungey stunner. Like its forerunner, matches up AvroKO design, multiple floors, and Chris Santos’ exquisite sm... read more
Leave it to a couple of economists to find a way to complicate the simple act of ordering a beer. Follow that ticker back behind the bar, because it's telling you the price of a tipple, based on de... read more
Put on your kilt and join the plaid-toting, Scottish-accented waitstaff at true Scotsman's gastropub. Old country craft beers, cocktails like classic Blood and Sand get you good and jaked. Dé... read more
Former East Village pariah/magnet Le Souk adds "Harem" to the name, signals that it's not going PC yet. Belly dancers, hookahs, general debauchery spread out over massive tri-level space. Shades of... read more
Beloved Chelsea oyster shooter HQ brings second act to the shores of the Hudson. Keeps with the waterfront theme, offering up über-fresh raw bar, tuna burgers, codfish cakes, lobster rolls. Af... read more
One-stop shopping with great blend of cutting-edge chic and ready-t...
Michael White of Ai Fiori et al does an Italian steakhouse south of...
South Brooklyn Pizza peeps wrap a stealth Italian spot around their...
Kristi Paras of Zachary's Smile re-ups her Village space with a bou...
Appointment-only, hour-long guided shopping experience. Second show...