The Lobster Place does a proper sit-down restaurant in the Chelsea Market. Lively little dining alley; bar's lined with craft beer handles, and a dozen oysters from up and down both coasts fill a p... read more
It's hard to make spiced pulled pork sandwiches, spicy sesame soba noodles, and chicken enchiladas all that healthy, but Mulberry & Vine attempts this impossibility with its global, local dishe... read more
Storied P.J. Clarke's drops a burger spinoff for those who can't sweat two-hour lunches. Beef comes from a Pennsylvania farm; toppers range from charred green chiles or garlic aioli to farmer's g... read more
Connecticut's embassy in NYC. Think Martha Stewart pre-disgrace. Homemade jams to be savored with easy-listening jams. Park Avenue South location is huge enough to bring the whole family, with cont... read more
Seafood haven on the Lower East Side. Red walls and barstools to complement the crustaceans. Shrimp, crawfish, soft shell crab in baskets. Lobster and crab in roll form or by the pound. Raw bar fea... read more
After owner Penny Bradley closed Lyon, she revamped the place into this upscale gastropub in the West Village. Here, they skip the French flare and instead specialize in dry-aged Prime New York Str... read more
The team behind Ella and Blind Barber bring revolutionary dishes to the table at this large, steampunk gastropub in Alphabet City. Indulge in chef David Rotter's rich gouda and white cheddar macaro... read more
The latest in stealthy craft cocktails can be found in the Financial District and mixed by Jeremy Strawn of Mulberry Project and Death & Co. The drinks get an artistic bent to them with the Ern... read more
Apparently Grayden Carter has a thing for Village inns. Unlike the Waverly (and unlike its Matt Abramcyk/Paul Sevigny incarnation), reinvented Bea will be open to civilians. Neighborhood chophouse ... 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
Like a Fraunces Tavern for the Flatiron. Landmarked building shows off original brick, ancient columns, high ceilings. Small front lounge gives way to black walnut bar from Bucks County. Vintage Ol... read more
Like you just wandered through Auntie Em's backdoor. Breezy, down-home aesthetic at heavyweight contender for downtown burger supremacy. Medium rare with cheddar is always a solid choice, or beer-b... read more
Hole-in-the-wall storefront with limited seating packs in big flavors. Focus is on comfort food, highlighted by roast beef, meatloaf, fried chicken, and burgers. Damn cheap turkey dinner is cooked ... read more
Hu, as in human, as in let your replicant eat that processed crap they’re selling elsewhere. For you, it’s nothing but the finest in organic, grass-fed, and whole grain. Burgers and qui... read more
Solid little neighborhood spot from Kingswood crew does right. Icy blue exterior and windows swung wide open set a cool vibe. The Bronte Burger with cheddar and fries is a classic standby, picking ... read more
Waldy Malouf of Beacon does wood-oven pizzas and brisket/short rib burgers. Casual space, order at a counter. Pizzas made with blend of seven cheeses. Littleneck clams, ricotta, and garlic white pi... read more
Named for the leviathan, not the Times. Cool gray interior, white and mahogany bar, blue chairs. Mirrors and tchotchkes add funk; more hip than chintzy. Three fellows from Nantucket do an assortmen... read more
Bordering on an Irish pub, Chelsea sports bar touts unfettered views with HDTVs surrounding the entire room. Upscale-yet-casual menu lists more than your typical bar food. Mussels frites, lobster m... read more
Not a ’70s swingers comedy, but nabe café honoring a set of grandparents. Husband and wife owners met at Balthazar, bring over hospitality and sophistication. Casual spot serves all th... 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...