Chef Ralf Kuettel's mishmash homage to his Swiss upbringing, French training, and American experiences. Housed in historic Chelsea building half a block from the High Line Bridge. No-frills brick i... read more
Upscale diner delivers the goods no matter the time of day. Okay, there are a few hours it's closed, but you should be sleeping then. True to its name, The Diner does every meal right, whether its ... read more
New digs larger, though still every bit as heirloom pearls and little black Chanel as before. Classy French salon with red-blooded American twist. Chilled soups, seared fish, glazed duck, WTF mozza... read more
Comfort food for the organic set from the pros behind NoHo power luncher Five Points. Open kitchen, modern, subtle farmhouse vibe, though the dinner check would run an actual farm for a week. Exten... read more
Don't hate the sedate Jean-Georges at large in Richard Meier's annoying glass tower. The joint is as cool, calm, and imposing as the building itself. Minimal décor of grays, beiges, and whit... read more
Mondo bizarro at this 1920s-style bar/resto with rich mahogany interior. Strange gypsy psychic greets you at the door, turn your fate over to bartenders sporting handlebar staches. Eclectic conco... read more
Tribeca dining defined. No reservations taken at chef Marc Murphy's haven for discerning culinary heads. Industrial-looking space with an open brick oven keeps us warm in the snow. Choose from five... read more
Shims on the tables and shivs in the alley. Trendsetting hunting lodge chic, worth the effort to find. Wealthy downtown types and assorted scenesters sitting around worn wooden tables look extra co... read more
Named for old French word for country house, imports touch of Provence to the WVille. Wondrous décor -- wooden paneling, mirrored walls, fresh flowers, patterned pillows and soft benches -... read more
Celeb chef and Clinton Street Columbus Wylie Dufresne's so-weird-it-works experimental kitchen. Stay with us here: fried mayonnaise squares, pork belly, celery noodles, and edamame ice cream. Taste... read more
Craft's sandwich arm gets ambitious with a full-on dinner program. Chef Sisha Ortuzar whips up haute, market-driven eats, served at reasonable prices. Roasted short rib with romesco and grilled sca... read more
Breast the carny-bodega threshold and you're in upscale-rustic territory, the sole survivor of aKa and 71 Clinton bloodletting. Perhaps world's first indication that middle children can be well-adj... read more
Hotter than its talking namesake at Christmas, though the temp has dropped a bit of late. You'll be tickled by the relatively low-key food (meatloaf) inside Wallpaper*-esque space with fashion furn... read more
The essence of Tribeca grandeur, you half expect Tyrone Power to waltz in and casually order a martini. New England meets Italy, feels older than it appears. Seductively beautiful space defined by ... read more
Where downtown fashion vampires feign eating—when they dare be seen by daylight, that is. Lunch and brunch anchor the block, with beautifully light French toast. Buttermilk biscuits don't leave hol... read more
Greenmarket DIY OG. Tom Colicchio's original supernova moment, superior craftsmanship in every way. Steely space with sleek lines somehow still warm. Designer lighting helps. Well-dressed power pla... read more
Hey, pretty damn good food! Loyal clientele dig into generous plates of appetizers, which generally outshine the mains. Benedict Johnny with homemade chicken sausage cures even the gnarliest PBR-in... read more
Hear the foodies' battle cry as they take the Hill. Seasonal produce from the Hudson Valley, which we've heard is somewhere nearby. Foie gras with rhubarb and black pepper, poached duck and roast p... read more
Creative and all too modest, this place is arguably Great. Simple décor, blond wood and light floral touches. Cuisine is creative comfort food, i.e. pulled pork and sage grits, molasses tuna, veal-... 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...