Former No. 7 hand turns to rustic American on the Lower East. Name comes from a small town in the Land of Lincoln founded by the owner’s family. Interior has acres of wood, mantels to spare o... read more
Former supper club’s brick and mortar establishment. White tiled walls, red leather barstools make for a cozy space. Farm-to-table fare from appetizers onward sees beet salad, tapas-sized Bru... read more
Café and juice bar from Apothéke cocktail guru Heather Tierney. Bright white space, yellow stools, and embellishments from the garden. Brandi Kowalski of ABC Kitchen on the juice menu... read more
"Lesbian-implied" (but straight-friendly) lounge and restaurant delivered by reality stars Kim Stolz and Amanda Leigh Dunn. From The Real L Word and ANTM to chipotle tuna rubbed with avocado, ... read more
Lincoln Center gets transplant of ever-popular McNally-esque downtown joint. Has the look of an instant classic, with acres of white tile, roomy zinc bar. Interior crosses a French café with... read more
From the guys behind the restaurant Almond comes a casual, yet snazzy seafood spot in Flatiron where oysters are the star of the show. During the day, they serve a power lunch on placemats with pap... read more
Temple to bourbon. Named for Kentucky town steeped in distilling history, pride of place given to backlit bottle row that greets you when you walk in the door. Long marble bar, crisp modern design ... read more
Gowanus barbecue joint from meat aficionado Bill Fletcher and R.U.B. alumnus Matt Fisher perfect for pre-gaming before shows at The Bell House around the corner. With sustainably-raised meat cooked... read more
Chalkboard sign reads “Welcome Home,” if that tells you anything about the vibe here. Neighborhoody spot serves American small plates with Medi and Asian accents. Seasonal array of fres... read more
Park Slope into Crown Heights. Chef-owner Lev Gewirtzman takes Stone Park Café experience, applies it to sweet New American spot on Franklin. Raw bar as lead off, smart seasonal dishes to fo... read more
Window-front midtown take-away opens full sit down spot in the Flatiron. Slanted wood paneling and bright yellow chairs right in keeping with sandwich color schemes. Ham and gruyere, a Thanksgiving... read more
Romanesque Revival former Astor Library now hosting swank resto-lounge on the mezzanine. Earth-toned leather and pale wood space somewhat like a library, except one with a killer booze program. Red... read more
Reclaimed wood from the Coney Island boardwalk outfits locally sourced New American spot. Old Brooklyn photos and bare bulbs fill a 46-seat dining room. Menu emphasizes local rooftop farms. Less th... read more
They eat horses, don’t they? No—nag tartare has been pulled, but there's still plenty of adventuresome offers from Hugue Dufour and Sarah Obraitis. M. Wells trades in its vintage diner... read more
Sophisticated New American comes to the canal. Littleneck peeps carry over the charm, lay out a smart, seasonal spread. Salads juxtapose like champs: lettuce and guanciale, purslane plus pistachio,... read more
American classics given the Laurent Tourondel upgrade. Titular burgers shine, ranging from Angus to pulled pork to chicken with smoked gouda. Three kinds of fries for the side, along with southern ... read more
At last, a place to stash those annoying in-laws from Scottsdale. Guy Fieri, the Ed Hardy of dining, brings his Johnny Garlic and Tex Wasabi expertise to Times Square. Flavors as bold as Mr. Fieri&... read more
Tropical-chic oyster spot above a speakeasy. Checkerboard floors, wooden fans, potted palms. Iron paraphernalia from circa 1930 nods to Prohibition Era theme. Chalkboard menu lists oysters, shellf... read more
Swanky bites go undercover in modern building's retro café. Red and yellow vinyl stools line old-fashioned lunch counter; curved white ceiling is très “waiting-for-the-train-to-... 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...