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
Cozy brown leather banquettes, white marble bar, low warm lighting make for perfectly romantic ambiance that's still strong enough to meet your buddy for a burger on a cold night. Don't stop there,... read more
Owner and chef Cal Elliott certainly knows his way around the kitchen, having cooked at Williamsburg dining meccas Dumont and Dressler. Tucked behind an unmarked door, Rye is all cool speakeasy atm... read more
Go-to for the LES, routinely attracts envious denizens of other NYC hoods. Tavern look, with white walls, rustic fixtures, lotsa charm. Personal vibe (friendly chef helps), reasonable prices, Medit... read more
Romantic bistro with fresh ingredients enhanced by simple French/Medi preparations. Food is as clean and simple as the bare bulbs hanging from the pressed tin ceiling. Nice mélange of French... read more
Buzz hasn't worn off between the leafy garden, top brunch menu, and stellar rep from big bro Chez Oscar. Name has changed, though, and French proclivities have turned to NAFTA territory. Mexi... read more
One of very few (something like two) Scottish restaurants/pubs in New York, but it's a nice one. St. Andrews is all about polished wood, tartan, brass, and Scotch. An ocean of single malts of cours... read more
Not just a bistro. Chef Abdoul Gueye gets Senegali roots on with cayenne-dusted black-eyed-pea fritters, West African chicken salad, and Senegalese fried chicken. French staples like moules and ste... read more
McNally hits the LES, snow bunnies and Botoxics descend. Hipster-friendly, bustling bistro has exceptional energy, drinks, and surprisingly tasty, solid eats. Wiener schnitzel goes down well with a... read more
Gallic country bistro, anachronistic in the warehouse wasteland of LIC. Warm interior perfect for savoring tangy duck-liver pâté, impeccable terrines of rabbit and foie gras, and coq au vin that wi... read more
High-ceilinged, refined brasserie, with wood-paneled columns and Parisian spirit. True craftsmanship awaits in the cheese cave, with over 250 global varieties, including vacherin, reblochons, and o... read more
Solid for decent steak frites, thrifty wine, and patio seats with prime views of voracious Soho consumption. Parisian enough, though al fresco lunches may have you feeling you’re stuck in the food ... read more
A McNally faux bistro original. Scenetastic breakfast starts many a Soho player's day, while Silicon Alley types split café-style lunches. Dinner pulls in the power suits for duck and pistachio ter... read more
Sound system may be blown out but still a great corner location. Just up the street from Deitch Projects. Pulls fair share of talent, does a hectic brunch for tourists, Euros, and locals who perhap... read more
Drunk uncle of the McNally empire who can on occasion be way more fun to chill with than Aunty Balthazar and her pointy stilettos. New chef breathing fresh life into perennial steak frites, spicy p... read more
IN PREVIEW. Eurotrashtastic. The place to see slash be seen on the east side. Noisy BP crowd with both $$$ and smokes to burn. Same twenty songs in heavy rotation on the speakers, but nobody minds.... read more
In case you slept or snorted your way through the New York '80s, allow us to remind you: This place is a legend. Spacious dining room lined with mirrors emanates an energetic buzz to match your b... read more
OG Soho bistro keeps charming in dilapidated digs even as glitzier spots fall by the wayside. Classic for perfect steak au poivre, excellent risotto with scallops, and steamed artichokes munched by... read more
IN PREVIEW. Saving Gold Coasters from starving to death during shopping excursions since 1972. Jackie O. may have moved on to that great Bergdorf’s in the sky, but Kim Cattrall, Ralph Lauren,... read more
One-stop shopping with great blend of cutting-edge chic and ready-t...
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Appointment-only, hour-long guided shopping experience. Second show...