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The awesomeness of Lure Fishbar’s burger has been an open secret for years, so spinoff joint seems a natural progression. “Winepub” is the aspiration, with a chalkboard menu and t... read more
Gabe Stulman names corner spot after his dad, kits it out with vintage finishes. Stumptown coffee and baked goods by day, bar scene by night. Take a break from your Tumblr responsibilities with lun... read more
Hell’s Kitchen bro to Williamsburg’s rotisserie king. Significantly less facial hair, but same juicy, herb-basted chicken, half or whole. Plus succulent sides, meatloaf that manages to ... read more
Technically a hotel restaurant, BLT draws plenty of non-guests longing for a dose of the W's chic vibe and celeb-friendly space in a neighborhood more geared to high-finance types. Pan-American men... read more
Native New Yorkers drop Twin City-style burger on the East Village. "Juicy Lucy" doubles short rib-blend patties around oozy pimento cheese stuffing. Caramelized onion and spicy pickles as finishi... read more
Opened in the summer of 2010 by the folks behind Soft Spot in Williamsburg, this speakeasy-style bar offers classic and original cocktails, as well as a small menu of hearty American dishes by chef... read more
The Waverly Inn crossed with Delicatessen. Chef John DeLucie of the former hooks up with Mark Amadei of the latter, adding on publishing-exec star power to up the glitz even more. Joint pays homage... read more
Hilton New York Fashion District outpost of burgeoning hotel burger chain. Oddly occupying lobby of a "model magnet," but even most emaciated 14-year-old cannot live on Parliaments alone. Skinny-es... read more
Not a Knickerbocker allusion: name comes from space's long-time tenant (the original Dutch Boy Paints sign is hanging inside). Beast and Soda Bar bloodlines among the crew here, serving Crown Heigh... read more
Nice Matin spinoff restaurant makes a triumphant return to the UWS. Titular burger a sure thing, 10 oz of juicy chuck enriched with Gruyere, rosemary aioli, and caramelized onions. Namesake aside, ... read more
Williamsburg's inevitable cupcakery, run by two Polish girls who wish to "make you high on sugar." Less gauche than certain forerunners (cough, cough, Magnolia), think smaller, airier ‘cakes ... read more
Gourmet grilled cheese sandwiches, now filling the gaping gruyere hole in your childhood. Bread from Blue Ribbon and Sullivan Street Bakery repels Kraft singles. Think Vermont aged cheddar, notably... read more
Former Brooklyn Heights bistro rises from its baguette ashes all-American as Wonder Bread and a tub of Country Crock. Geographical mishmash of haute comfort: Maine lobster rolls, Louisiana gumbo, A... read more
A self-confessed Applebee's equivalent, Riverwalk Bar & Grill offers the daytime family-style, burger-and-wing dining that evolves into a more adult (in age that is) and drunk evening crowd. Th... read more
From the guys who brought you Brooklyn Social Club, cozy cocktail bar is an homage to old-world Brooklyn: dark and woody, scattered with mirrors and black and white photographs. Drink menu full up ... read more
Brooklyn can feel like a commune at times, and this comfy Smith Street restaurant/bar boasts all the camaraderie and good vibes without the inevitable treachery. Kitchen executes quality versions o... read more
Hamptons village provides inspiration for Flatiron charmer. Unoppressive nautical theme, swank chandeliers, marble, wainscoting. There's fresh fish, of course, but menu also swings Korean. West Coa... read more
No relation to Stew, name references grandfathers of Gabriel Stulman, out on his own after big success with The Little Owl. Simple, elegant white exterior leads to more of the same, finished with r... read more
Lemon-yellow house hiding speakeasy-style joint. Open kitchen in the dining room only adds to the effect of being in someone's home. Friendly staff serves up American traditional eats. Burgers on b... 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...