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The “Gay” and the “Nineties” are gone, along with the history at former ’20s speakeasy. Stripped down to just plain old Bill, interior is still eclectic, littered with... read more
Vacationland into Carroll Gardens. Corner spot with ample yardage does its best impression of Maine coastal dining. Ayuh, they’re serving lobstah rolls, with meat shipped straight from Kitter... 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
Handsome, dark, and wealthy. Quenching your bloodthirst since '37—1837, that is. Took only 175 years to work up this sequel, in a location primed for midtown expense accounts. Spinoff is full... 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
Pastries and sandwiches in a garden café. Fold-out wooden tables and chairs scattered about a high-ceilinged space; plants and a tiled fireplace add charm. Donuts brought in from neighbo... read more
White trash foodies rejoice! A whole restaurant devoted to gourmet mac 'n' cheese. Owners Sarita (as in Sarita's Mac) and Caesar Ekya make the most of this one-trick pony with options like whole wh... read more
Inside Lincoln Center's Alice Tully Hall sits this American restaurant and cafe from Red Rooster chef Marcus Samuelsson. Stocked with lounge furnitures, communal couches, and dim lighting, American... read more
Majestic Deco pawn shop reborn as uptown branch of Martignetti brothers’ Nolita crowd-pleaser. Prep-friendly joint serves gastropub fare with local roots. Classic look carries over from downt... read more
Was spinoff of Rent-inspiring East Village original, totally fitting since the nabe approximates the EV of yore, right down to creeping gentrification. Former Life Café NINE83 now resuscitat... 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
Upper West Side sweet/savory collaboration. Pastry chef Pichet Ong, baker Lamia Jacobs, and chocolatier Thierry Atlan throw together a Wonderland of their own. Ice cream murals and candy-colored la... read more
Take the tram to your next staycation. Roosevelt Island gets on the map with pier dining across from the New York skyline. Seasonal spot eliminates seafood versus barbecue debates by offering the b... 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
Folks behind The Wren and Wilfie & Nell dub their new Irish pub “The Upper East Local.” Stripped but homey, narrow inside sees a white tiled floor and a bar lined with red stools fo... 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
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...