244 Mulberry St (between Spring St & Prince St) New York, NY 10012
Plan B is dedicated to the union of contemporary Northern Spanish Tapas and an innovative beverage program both influenced by Barcelona and the Basque region. The cuisine, the culture, the sensibility, and independent spirit of both regions desire to both honor the past and begin their future. Plan B creates food and beverage menus in tandem, with the operation’s concept reflected both in dishes and in signature drinks, wine lists and beer selections.
155 Varick St New York, NY 10013
City Winery strives to deliver the highest-end combined culinary and cultural experience to their customers who are passionate in sharing wine, music, and culinary arts. They have a unique facility, combining a fully functioning winery with intimate concerts, food & wine classes, private events in a variety of configurations, and fine dining. They have created a compelling mix for sophisticated clientele of foodies, and active cultural patrons—bringing the wine country experience to the middle of a large city.
45 Mercer St, New York, NY 10013
Founded by Steven and Karen Gallo along with Michael Forrest, Galli has become a neighborhood restaurant that reminds you of being at mama's house on Sunday: their menu is based on simple italian comfort food where the taste and quality stands for what they believe in. Coming to Galli, you will get a full experience—not only with their food but also great cocktails created with house made syrups and infusions.
300 Spring St New York, NY 10013
Spring Street’s newest culinary destination Cherrywood Kitchen has opened its doors for a taste of its New American cuisine. Crafted by Executive Chef Chris Cheung (formerly of Jean-Georges and Nobu), the rustic menu is sophisticated yet approachable, using seasonal, quality ingredients and creative cooking techniques to ensure the food is as vibrant as the restaurant.
2 Bank St, at Greenwich Ave, Manhattan 10014
This West Village restaurant, brought to you by restaurateur Hector Sanz (Rayuela, Macondo, Barraca) and Chef Jesus Nunez, offering members contemporary Mediterranean dishes in a refined yet whimsical setting. Named for Fernando de Rojas's 15th-century tragicomedy La Celestina, the culinary stage at Melibea offers a bit of everything for any guest.
Ken & Cook
19 Kenmare St New York, NY 10012
Located at 19 Kenmare Street in the heart of Nolita, Ken & Cook is the inspiration of Jean Georges alumnus Artan Gjoni and Chef Richard Diamonte. This impressive Contemporary American restaurant has a menu with signature dishes inside the beautiful industrial brasserie design that includes painted original brick, pressed tin ceilings, wood paneling, vintage leather banquettes, and polished brass.
Antojeria La Popular
50 Spring St (between Mulberry St & Lafayette St) New York, NY 10012
This South of the Border - or in this case South of Nolita - mexican tapas hot spot Antojeria La Popular is just what you need. Inspired by Mexico’s rich culinary culture, the chef serves up mouth-watering ceviches, tapas-style tacos and tostadas inside the artfully decorated space. This tapas bar has something for everyone - vegetarians, gluten-free eaters, and cerveza lovers alike. Come find out why each dish is named after a place in Mexico.
507 Columbus Avenue New York, NY 10024
Veteran restaurateur Sid Gupta, co-owner Marion Maur and executive chef Jodi Bernhard, are bringing their love of Spain to the streets of the UWS. This sleek new establishment filled with rustic meets industrial decor and a giant size hand painted mural of the Roman goddess Pomona.
141 W 69th St New York, NY 10023
The newly opened Andanada 141, whose name refers to the highest seating area in the bullfighting arena, offers a unique Spanish dining experience. Executive Chef Manuel Berganza, the first chef in Spain to earn a first-time, two-star Michelin rating, takes traditional Spanish cuisine and turns it into mouthwatering modern masterpieces that remain true to the flavors of Spain.
24 E 21st St (btw Broadway & Park Ave) New York, NY 10010
In the past sixteen years, Almayass has come to establish itself as a staple amongst Lebanese Armenian cuisine, expanding its presence from Beirut to locations including Kuwait and Abu Dhabi, Qatar, Riyadh and now New York City. Come experience the delicious melting pot of Middle Eastern flavors seen in the Armenian diaspora of the past couple centuries at this special restaurant in Gramercy Park.
239 Third Ave. New York, NY 10003
Acclaimed comedy club The Stand is located in Gramercy, and offers a complete New American menu of gourmet comfort food by chef Seth Levine (Sons of Essex). Giggle your way into the early hours munching on truffle popcorn. After all laughter is the best medicine at this great spot.
111 1st Ave New York, NY
Chef-partner Miguel Trinidad and Daniel “Chino” Parilla will take guests on a heritage filled culinary journey with dishes of bold, regional Filipino food served up with a modern twist in a relaxed yet spirited one-of-a kind island style environment. Everyone at Maharlika are on a mission to push Filipino food further and further into the vocabulary of our food world. Kain na (let's eat).
Dinner on Ludlow
95 Delancey Street New York, 10002
The DL is the newest hipster hangout to pop up on the LES. Housed on the corner of Delancey and Ludlow, the DL offers a tapas menu featuring modern comfort foods with a twist.
15 Watts St New York, NY 10013
Headed by Chef Seth Levin, RSVP features high-end modern American dishes along with signature dishes with a flair. The restaurant features a sunken dining room with a centerpiece of traditional crystal chandeliers that are classic, timeless, and elegant.
115 East 60th Street Manhattan, NY 10065
Located on the UES is Amali Restaurant, a name inspired by a historical region that encompassed much of the modern day Mediterranean; a farm-to-table Mediterranean restaurant that does not disappoint for the discerning palate.
25 Little West 12th Street New York, NY 10014
Journey to the far east, visiting Ajna Bar, a restaurant that masterfully combines the bold flavors of Asia with delicate French essences. Eclectic Asian decor encompasses two vast dining rooms, while world-renowned DJs spin in Ajna's lounge late into the night.
190 Allen Street New York, NY 10002
This exclusive watering hole on the seventh floor of boutique hotel Thompson LES contains retractable glass roof and sweeping panoramic views. Come see what this remarkable view has in store as the sun sets over the city skyline.
Niu Noodle House
15 Greenwich Ave (btw 10th St & Christopher St) New York, NY 10014
This noodle house located in Greenwich Village stands out because of its creative fusion, super fresh noodles and dim sum that are made daily. The chef has combined the theories of making Ramen noodle and created a unique brand of noodle that he named Niu Noodles.
1448 1st Avenue New York, NY 10021
Papadam brings the ultimate, authentic tastes of India to the heart of the New York City. Located close to prime business locations of New York, Papadam offers a scrumptious menu from Traditional Indian Cuisine, best suited for all moods and palettes.
1191 1st Ave New York, NY 10065
Carefully crafted, yet bold flavored, the restaurant is rooted in tradition, yet adventuring into contemporary tastes. Chef Richard Sandoval blends the earthy flavors of his native Mexico with worldly ingredients and creative cooking techniques to create the Modern Mexican Cuisine at Maya.
311 Church Street, New York, NY 10013
Macao Trading Company takes its inspiration from the brothels and opium dens of old 1930's Macao...an exotic time-out-of-time place...mysterious, adventurous, decadent. Whether an intimate dinner, large party, or late night dining, take advantage of their signature Eurasian cuisine.
21 9th Avenue New York, NY 10014
Catch, located in the heart of the Meat Packing District, truly has a delicious assortment of shareable plates orchestrated by Top Chef winner Hung Hyunh. The entrees, service and ambiance is nothing less than perfection; the energetic aesthetic and the amiable group create an exceptionally enjoyable evening.
305 Church St New York
As the name suggests, Pane Panelle keeps thing simple. The eatery is centered on the sandwich with the same name. The vegetarian sandwich—stuffed with chickpea fritters and ricotta and caciocavallo—has it roots in Palermo, Italy.
511 Amsterdam Avenue
Slightly Oliver is a cocktail-themed gastropub. This charming space features a menu of tantalizing comfort food that changes seasonally to showcase ingredients at the peak of their freshness by Chef Jason Hicks and mixologist Orson Salicetti. Diners are treated to an inventive meal of fresh cuisine and apothecary-style bar classic cocktails with a modern twist.
451 Washington Street New York, NY 10013
Capsouto Freres is a restaurant started by three brothers in 1980. Known as a "soufflé sanctuary", this landmark French bistro offers traditional French cuisine with a contemporary flair. Guests will enjoy an evening of old school charm, whilst indulging in dishes such as Terrine Provencal and an array of enticing soufflé’s for dessert.
410 Amsterdam Avenue New York, NY 10024
Guests will enjoy an authentic culinary adventure at Tolani, a hidden gem, whose name means “too good” in South African slang, to enjoy great wines and excellent inventive cuisine, drawing from the very best flavors, techniques and ingredients from each corner of the world. The menu consists of the chef's favorite comfort dishes served in a homey atmosphere, with exposed bricks and rafters.
424 East 9th Street New York NY
A hot new Italian eatery that oozes old-school charm. Guests will be treated to southern Italian classics like butter-tossed fettuccine and pork rib pizzaiola prepared by Chef Paul Di Bari.
120 West 49th Street NY NY 10020
Drawing on nearly two decades of success at its former location, the new Oceana offers bold American seafood in a modern and elegant space on W. 49th St., just west of Rockefeller Center. Our celebrated cuisine is driven by fresh, seasonal ingredients from the global pantry, and has earned a Michelin Star for four years in a row.
2 Harrison St. NY NY 10013
Jungsik offers a modern and unique understanding of contemporary Korean cuisine – innovative chef Yim has christened it as New Korean. The name for the restaurant, Jungsik, was a play on words. In the Korean language Jung Sik is a formal dinner and it is also the name of our chef.
409 W 13th St, NY 10014 (212) 675 2400
Brasserie Beaumarchais, located in the ‘tres chic’ Meatpacking District, embodies the philosophy of the French Renaissance man Pierre Beaumarchais for whom this charming and decadent brasserie was named. Executive Chef and Iron Chef Champion Nicolas Cantrel created a menu of signature dishes that continues to offer guests an ultimate French dining experience.
107 Rivington Street, NY 10002 (212) 796 8040
CO-OP Food & Drink is a modern American brasserie and sushi bar serving globally inspired cuisine that is locally sourced and meant to be shared. By that we mean, sharing our authentic passion for food, drinks, hospitality, life, and the aspirations of the surrounding community.
420 West 13th Street, NY 10014 - (212) 924 1200
Spacious, light-filled and located in the heart of the trendy Meatpacking District, FIG & OLIVE on 13th Street is ideal for lunch or dinner, and groups and events at the tasting bar and communal table or the dining area. In the evenings the bar scene thrives with after-work cocktails and live music. Brunch is offered on weekends with live music on Sundays.
47 West 20th Street, NY (212) 359-5550
Todd English’s CrossBar showcases a modern interpretation of head-to-tail pork cooking in the Limelight marketplace, with savory dishes served around reclaimed wood décor and full, dramatic wine walls.
508 9th Ave, Manhattan, NY 10018 - (646) 490-4803
This Hell's Kitchen tavern is from the folks behind semi-private dinner club Norwood and Technicolor Chelsea lounge Juliet. So there's a vibe of minor exclusivity that runs the length of the hall—which is lined with dusty books and portraits of dead white men. The menu is loaded with classic American and British dishes—so, heavy on the meat.
201 Lafayette Street New York, NY 10012-4003 - (212) 334-5247
onveniently located downtown in the Soho/Nolita area this dynamic newcomer embodies a chic lounge, restaurant and private event space, all in one. Lair is intentionally designed to be just that.
The distinct rustic metal work is innovatively crafted, resembling to some a Paris train station and to others a private chamber. Socialize with fashionistas, models, celebs and the corporate clientele in front of the cleverly designed and ever-changing lighting that exudes from the 30 foot bar or burrow into a dimly lit corner under the hand drawn ancient cave murals for an intimate encounter.
98 Rivington St, New York, NY 10002; 212 614 0473
This casual, generally mobbed restaurant on Rivington Street is the Lower East Side capital of small-plate dining, Italian style. There are antipasti, tramezzini (a kind of Viennese equivalent of small plates), bruschetti and,of course, panini of all kinds. If you can secure a table, you’ll have a front-row seat on the nightly promenade up and down Rivington.
184 8th Ave. New York, NY 10011; (212) 493 5150
Donatella Arpaia has finally seized the restaurant reins herself--and the food is fantastic. This is not just a Naples-style pizzeria, but a full-blown Italian restaurant, with the scope of the menu similar to what you might find in an Italian roadside osteria. The secret emphasis is on Sicilian fare, including a stunning pasta con sarde --in this case matching a thick spaghetti with fresh sardines and bread crumbs. The pizzas, too, are wonderful, and the list includes the usual margherita and marinara--both fine--though a fave is the diavolo, featuring spicy salami and chile oil.
400 5th Avenue, New York, NY; (212) 613-8660
Ai Fiori, The Setai Fifth Avenue's Signature Restaurant, is a bold new addition to New York's celebrated restaurant landscape. Serving inspired and creative cuisine rooted in the proud gastronomic traditions of Italy, The Setai Fifth Avenue's fine dining restaurant blends traditional Italian fare with a brave modern perspective, creating an exciting new spot for fine dining in Midtown Manhattan.
142 West 10th St, New York, NY 10014; (212) 255-2330
“Lowcountry” refers to a coastal region of South Carolina, and also to the culinary theme of this amazing new restaurant. Vintage blues and gospel LPs are stacked on shelves in the dining room, bottles of booze are displayed in cubbies in back, and a photomontage of musicians has been installed in the foyer. Bourbon enlivens both the cocktail list and the menu, in dishes like bourbon-cider-glazed pork chop and banana-bread pudding with bourbon anglaise. Other de rigueur items for this decidedly southern moment: pimiento spread, shrimp and grits, and fried chicken with a Cheddar biscuit and Benton’s country-ham gravy.
17 Orchard St. New York, NY 10002; 212 300 4053
True to its name, the radishes are indeed fat (and pickled) at Fat Radish, a Modern British arrival on the Lower East Side from a catering company duo, whose midpriced menu focuses on seasonal veggies and meats, accompanied by creative cocktails. The sharp-looing digs mix airy decor elements – whitewashed brick, wood-backed banquettes and herb boxes – with more industrial ones like factory-style lighting and barstools that swing out on hinges.
BES enters Chelsea gallery fray, brings "by artist for artist" ethos. Rotating installations join quilted-wood bar, reclaimed-bottle chandelier, needlepoint bathroom doors. Creativity extends to kitchen, where New American menu gets tricked out with global touches. Shrimp ceviche with wonton chips, clams in asparagus broth, snapper with peanut miso dressing. Patrick Duffy behind the scene, so expect prime mix of young and old, straight and gay, fashionable and super-fashionable.
This Aussie owned West Village hot spot is recently opened and brings the heat to upscale Thai food in this cozy neighborhood. Don't miss out on the stick drinks and beautiful communal table, it has us coming back for more!
Showcasing an inside out display kitchen with views of the East River, Wall & Water will feature locally sourced simple farm fresh dishes.
Chef Marc Forgione and partner Chris Blumlo opened the restaurant under the name FORGE in June 2008, offering their signature style of contemporary food and drink served by their very personable staff in a comfortable and energetic atmosphere.
This stylish and sleek night spot is your perfect Chelsea escape if you are looking for dinner followed by dancing. With food by acclaimed chef, Todd English, this new hot spot is not to be missed!
The Mediterranean-inspired Eos by Chef Michael Psilakis and restaurateur Donatella Arpaia combines dramatic design and award-winning cuisine to create a downtown Miami dining experience on the 15th floor of Viceroy Miami. The name Eos, which means "new dawn" in Greek, encapsulates the ethereal lightness of Psilakis' cuisine and alludes to his exploration and refined interpretation of the small plate style of dining.
Chef Alex Guarnaschelli features rich local and seasonal ingredients to compose American dishes that will have your mouth watering. With a beautiful private room downstairs and a grand and open dining room upstairs, Butter's versatility, attention to detail and exceptional service makes it one of our favorite hot spots in the city!
26 Bond Street, 646.329.5836
Known for its interesting decor, The Smile's food is well liked and reasonably priced and has come to represent the new age of cafes.
21 West 9th Street; (212) 358-0228
Still in it’s whispers stage, this is one of our favorite new spaces in New York, where you are bound to meet up with friends and enjoy not only the atmosphere but an exceptional meal as well.
173 Mott Street; 212.966.1411
This elegant neighborhood joint takes a simplistic approach to dining and let’s the food do the talking. With a seasonally driven menu and straight forward menu by Chef Brian Bieler, the Mott is perfect for a satisfying dinner that makes you feel right at home.
257 6th Avenue; (212) 206-9111
This fun, casual trattoria features an array of traditional and seasonal Italian classics that will keep you coming back for seconds. Mangia!
848 Washington Street; (212) 645-4646
The newest addition to the Meat Packing District, The Standard seems to offer something for everyone, including a view of the Highline, from the bustling Grill Room to the private Wine Cellar, a brand new Beer Garden and you are sure to want to come back for more.
60 E 54th Street
Dip in for a low key evening where you can fly under the radar just as easily as you can breeze by celebrities, check out Graydon Carter’s latest project and you will not be disappointed.
41 E. 20th Street ; (212) 777-1955
Not quite open to the public yet, be sure to put Mari Vanna on your list of must hits, featuring authentic Russian cuisine in a stunning upscale setting.
54 Prince Street; (212) 226-0211
Always buzzing with a great crowd, this Soho hotspot is great for everything from a shopping break to an after work drink with hearty comfort food that is sure to fill every craving.
356 West 58th Street; (212) 247-2353
Tucked away on the roof of the Hudson Hotel, this private roof top bar is open for the very first time to the public this year. Enjoy it now, while the weather is balmy and the drinks are flowing.
79 Madison Ave # 2; 212.696.5700
If you are in the mood for Indian food that will satisfy your taste buds, swing in.
132 West 58th Street; (212) 957-5550
One of our favorite hidden gems near Central Park, swing in for a modern take on Austrian cuisine prepared by two of the most talented Chefs in the city.
142 W 10th St # 1; 212.255.2330
This bistro style West Village eatery features reasonably priced dishes without sacrificing the best ingredients and quality. Check out their back room for a more intimate setting.
181 W 10th St; (212) 488-2626
One of our favorites places to be wined and dined, whether in the garden or the bar, a private little Chef’s table or the main dining room, you can expect the same great fare from Chef Patrick Connolly each time.
183 Edgemere Street; (631) 238-5190
Top Chef contestant Sam Talbot takes the helm at this Montauk restaurant that has become an instant classic out East. Indulge surfside concoctions as the sun goes down and the crowd get riled up for fun nights ahead.
403 West 13th Street; (212) 675-2322
Step into Jean Georges’ Spice Market and you feel instantly transported to a land of spices and flavors. In the heart of the Meatpacking District, this is one of New York’s classic spaces that we are still enjoying.