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"Bespoke" cocktails from several old hands at high-end mixology; if you have a preferred beverage recipe, they'll keep it on file to make sure every bartender gets it right. Beyond the gimmick, war... read more
Daniel descends on the Bowery, mashes up high/low, uptown/downtown, French brasserie/all-American tavern. Modern space nods to area's recent history, stacks its shelves like a kitchen supply store.... read more
Home store converted to winebar. Price tags on the vintage furnishings nod back to previous incarnation. Kitchen keeps it fresh and seasonal, turning out small plates like a goat cheese and lemon t... read more
Monkeyshines from Graydon Carter. Classic 1936 Deco spot in the Hotel Elysée trots out a third incarnation. Hierarchical supper club scene, with banquettes for the literary elite, tables in ... read more
Heartland Brewery family drops only full-service burger joint in Times Square. Retro NY steakhouse vibes—think wrought-iron chandeliers, amber lighting, leather seats. Menu on the wall featur... read more
One stop shop for greasy, gritty diner food to settle your hangry stomach. Standard NY diner fare: omelets, egg sandwiches, challah french toast. Starting at 5am, it opens just as the nightclub wor... read more
Belly up to the lunch counter and get in line for imported Brooklyn heroes. Giant sandwiches on decadently rich bread built to order, but start with faves like hot roast beef or anything with fried... read more
Retro vibe: Formica and aluminum, '50s-style countertop bar, and chalkboard menu affixed to kitschy, mustard-yellow wall. Farm-raised Hereford burgers made to order, served on toasted, buttered po... read more
Calling all beer geeks. 250 brews from all corners of the Earth -- the usual suspects, plus a truckload of unknowns from Belgium to Brooklyn to Sri Lanka. Sri Lanka? Modeled after a Euro beer hall:... read more
Started life as a downtown gourmet cart with “sausage system” imported from Europe (insert off-color joke here). Local menu help from Employees Only chef Jeremy Spector. Old Mandler&rsq... read more
Much-anticipated joint from brain trust behind Chelsea’s Cafeteria opens glass garage doors at last. Modern interior with enough lumber to show up a Lowe's. Wash down (literally, as palatabil... read more
Computer-generated template of how to thrive in a recession. Start with a surefire hit: Nice Matin's famous ground chuck burger with caramelized onions and rosemary aioli. Flesh out the menu with s... read more
Chuck E. Cheese alternative for indie Brooklyn. Offspring-focused spot, as evident from front entrance divided into grownup, kid, and pet-sized entrances. Former hardware store has space aplenty in... read more
Hale & Hearty Soups founders (the brothers Schnipper) branch out to solid foods. Family roadtrip tracks down fast-casual greatest hits, brings ‘em back to midtown. Fish tacos via San Dieg... read more
Butcher shop turned cafeteria-style eatery. Named after former tenant and butcher, Peter Kuper. Keeps with the old-school aesthetic from black and white tiled floors to original meat hooks an... read more
TEMPORARILY CLOSED DUE TO FIRE. Former chef at Gramercy Tavern dishes out high-quality, health-conscious food at everyman prices. Order from the chalkboard menus above the bar, then grab a seat. Wa... read more
Former Boxer's location assimilated by Slaughtered Lamb peeps. A welcome dose of straightforward pub grub on a tucked-away corner between two avenues. Checkered tables and vaulted ceilings for casu... read more
The bald man rocks. Does pretty much everything with chocolate except inject it directly into your eyeballs. (Although there is a Huge Chocolate Syringe, for oral use.) Overhead pipes ostensibly ke... 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
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...
Appointment-only, hour-long guided shopping experience. Second show...
Sleek spinning studio became a mini-chain in a snap. Addictive clas...